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Le Swiftsure

Nominal Guns74
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
ShipyardDeptford - London
Ship ClassElizabeth Class (1765)
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1771
John & William WellsBritish
Ship Builder
CategoryThird Rate
National RatePremier Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
British Third Rate ship of the line 'Swiftsure' (1805) (74) 1805-1816
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1806 Renamed "Irresistible"


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 9 ½"Imperial Feet51.2191 
Length of Keel137' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet41.7767 
Breadth47' 0"Imperial Feet14.3256 
Depth in Hold19' 9 ½"Imperial Feet5.8039 
Draught Forward12' 3"Imperial Feet3.6957 
Draught Aft16' 2"Imperial Feet4.8853 
Burthen1,621 2394Tons BM 

1 Ship Commander

1805 - 21.10.1805Capitaine de Vaisseau
Charles Eusebe L'Hospitalier de VillemandrinFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1812

Service History

21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar


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