Swiftsure

7037
Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered10.2.1671/72BWAS-1603
Launched8.4.1673B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardHarwich - Essex B028
ConstructorSir Anthony Deane (1633-1721)B028
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1696B028
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Swiftsure' (1696) (64)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel123' 0"Imperial Feet37.4904 
Breadth38' 8"Imperial Feet11.6078 
Depth in Hold15' 6"Imperial Feet4.6025 
Draught Aft17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen978Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck149' 0"Imperial Feet45.4152 
Breadth38' 3"Imperial Feet11.5919 
Burthen978Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB032
Length of Keel123' 0"Imperial Feet37.4904 
Breadth40' 6"Imperial Feet12.3444 
Depth in Hold15' 6"Imperial Feet4.6025 
Burthen978Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck149' 3"Imperial Feet45.4168 
Length of Keel123' 0"Imperial Feet37.4904 
Breadth38' 8"Imperial Feet11.6078 
Depth in Hold15' 6"Imperial Feet4.6025 
Draught Aft17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen978 1794Tons BM 

Armament


1677Broadside Weight = 583.5 Imperial Pound ( 264.6177 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British Demi-Cannon
Upper Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle18 British Saker
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

1685Broadside Weight = 575 Imperial Pound ( 260.7629 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck24 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck16 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British 3-Pounder

1694Broadside Weight = 572.5 Imperial Pound ( 259.6291 kg)B065
Gun Deck24 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British Saker
Gun Deck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1677420 BWAS-1603
1689345Establishment for war at homeB032
1689420Establishment for war abroadB032

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.3.1672/73 - 30.7.1674Captain Richard RoothBWAS-160324.3.1677/78 - 10.11.1679Captain Edward Russell (1653-1727)BWAS-16031689 - 1690Captain Ralph Saunderson (d.1699)BWAS-16035.2.1690/91 - 1692Captain Richard ClarkeBWAS-16037.1693 - 1694Captain James Wishart (d.1723)BWAS-1603

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1692 - 19.8.1692Second Lieutenant John PykeADM 1/52531.5.1694 - 16.1.1694/95Second Lieutenant Philip Browne (d.aft.1702) ADM 6/3/10ADM 6/310.2.1694/95 - 18.2.1694/95Second Lieutenant Thomas Campion ADM 6/3/36ADM 6/310.2.1694/95 - 13.2.1694/95Third Lieutenant John Kendall (c.1666-?) ADM 6/3/36ADM 6/315.2.1694/95 - 29.1.1695/96Second Lieutenant Nicholas Snow ADM 6/3/36ADM 6/3

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
24.8.1689 - 15.6.1691Midshipman John Marshall ADM 107/1/58ADM 107/1

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
21.3.1680/81 - 24.9.1682Able Seaman Bowden Nightingale (c.1659-?) ADM 107/1/18ADM 107/116.8.1690 - 12.12.1690Able Seaman Samuel Oates (c.1645-?) ADM 107/1/32ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
10.1673Sailed with a convoy to the StraitsBWAS-1603
1678In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1685Refitted as a 66 gun Third Rate
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
2.6.1692Battle of La Hogue
1696Broken up and rebuild at HarwichB028

 

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