Swift

7027
Nominal Guns14B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.2.1762BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down3.1762BWAS-1714
Named14.10.1762BWAS-1714
Launched1.3.1763BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwift ClassB028
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn GreavesBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypeSloop B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Wrecked13.3.1770B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 5"Imperial Feet27.8638 
Length of Keel74' 3"Imperial Feet22.5743 
Breadth26' 2 ½"Imperial Feet7.9375 
Depth in Hold13' 3 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Burthen271 2594Tons BM 

Armament


1763Broadside Weight = 45 Imperial Pound ( 20.4078 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1763125EstablishmentBWAS-1714

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.10.1762 - 22.11.1764CommanderThe Hon. William Cornwallis (1744-1819) ADM 6/19/443BWAS-171422.11.1764 - 20.6.1765CommanderCharles Lucas (d.1773) ADM 6/20/76
Issued by Sir William Burnaby (1710-1776)
Commission confirmed 28.5.1765
BWAS-1714
20.6.1765 - 1.7.1766CommanderHamilton Gore (1719-1777) ADM 6/20/79ADM 6/201.7.1766 - 1.6.1769CommanderJohn Raynor (c.1730-1784) ADM 6/20/126BWAS-171427.9.1769 - 13.3.1770CommanderGeorge Farmer (c.1732-1779) ADM 6/20/256BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1763fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2081.13.4dBWAS-1603
27.4.1763Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2292.1.2dBWAS-1603
13.5.1763Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
5.1765Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1765Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1603
7.1766RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1766Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3828.16.6dBWAS-1603
29.9.1767Sailed on particular service for the FalklandsBWAS-1714
1.6.1769

Returned home and paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1769Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1603
22.7.1769SurveyedBWAS-1714
9.1769RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1769Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3011.10.9dBWAS-1603
15.11.1769Sailed for the Falkland IslandsBWAS-1714
13.3.1770Wrecked at Port Desire, Patagonia with 3 drownedBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
 

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