Swift

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyAmerican Privateer brigantine 'Middletown' (1779) (14)
Captured30.3.1779BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.1779BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeBrigantine BWAS-1714
Sold12.9.1781BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Burthen140Tons BM 

Armament


4.1779Broadside Weight = 28 Imperial Pound ( 12.698 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1779125 BWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
16.4.1779 - 23.11.1780CommanderPeter Aplin (1753-1817) ADM 6/22/426
Issued by Sir George Collier (1738-1795), North America
Commission confirmed 18.3.1782
ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1779Purchased at Boston - Massachusetts at a cost of £1423.2.6dBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
 

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