Swift

7030
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.10.1790BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down8.1791BWAS-1714
Launched5.10.1793BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassHawk Class
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1714
ConstructorEdward TippettBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Foundered7.1797BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Length of Keel81' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet24.7079 
Breadth27' 6"Imperial Feet8.2514 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen329 7294Tons BM 

Armament


5.10.1793Broadside Weight = 51.5 Imperial Pound ( 23.3556 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
9.12.1790125Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
22.12.1797 - 7.1797CommanderThomas Hayward (1767-1797)

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1797Sailed from Macao as convoy to a large number of East Indiamen, she also had on board the survivors of the Providence which had been lost in May 1797W005
7.1797Foundered, date unknown in the China seas: crew perished.W005


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
W005Naval History of Great Britain Volume 2 from 1793 to the accession of Georges IVWilliam JamesWeb Site
 

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