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Swiftsure

7043
Nominal Guns74B028
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.8.1800BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1802BWAS-1793
Launched23.7.1804B028
How acquiredBuilt by ContractB028
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire B028
Ship ClassSwiftsure Class (1800)B028
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1784
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Balthazar AdamsBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1766-1821
BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up18.10.1845B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck173' 0"Imperial Feet52.7304 
Length of Keel141' 9 ⅝"Imperial Feet42.9927 
Breadth47' 10"Imperial Feet14.3256 
Depth in Hold20' 9"Imperial Feet6.3246 
Draught Forward13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Draught Aft18' 6"Imperial Feet5.5055 
Burthen1,725 7394Tons BM 

Armament


23.7.1804Broadside Weight = 1000 Imperial Pound ( 453.5 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.9.1800590Design Complement

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
15.5.1805 - 11.1807Captain
William Gordon RutherfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1807
NAO
1807 - 5.1810Captain
John ConnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1810
BWAS-1793
10.5.1810 - 1811Captain
Charles John AustenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1852
BWAS-1793
7.1811 - 8.1811Captain
Robert LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1830
BWAS-1793
8.1811 - 1812Captain
John ColvillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1814
BWAS-1793
1812 - 8.1812Captain
Charles Temple HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1812
BWAS-1793
7.5.1812 - 16.6.1812Captain
Andrew KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1786-1824
NAO
8.1812 - 9.1814Captain
Edward Stirling DicksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1814
BWAS-1793
9.1814 - 8.1815Captain
William H WebleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1815
BWAS-1793

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1807Vice-Admiral of the Blue
John Borlase Warren (1st Baronet of Little Marlow)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1804
BWAS-1793
7.1811 - 1814Rear-Admiral of the Red
Herbert SawyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1825
BWAS-1793
1814 - 9.1814Vice-Admiral of the Blue
John LaugharneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1816
NAO

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.9.1804 - 23.12.1805Lieutenant
James LilburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1812
NAO
11.12.1804 - 19.2.1805Acting Lieutenant
Thomas ReadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1806
NAO
20.2.1805 - 1806Lieutenant
Thomas ReadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1806
NAO
3.4.1813 - 5.1813Lieutenant
John BranfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1820
NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1811Surgeon
Henry OsborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1811
TNC

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
6.1809 - 1810Midshipman
William Baker StrugnellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1830
NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1804 - 5.18051st Class Volunteer
Thomas Pitt RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1828
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9.9.1804 - 10.12.1804Unknown
Thomas ReadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1806
NAO

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1802Began building at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1793
23.7.1804Completed building at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire at a cost of £35787.17.9dBWAS-1793
31.7.1804Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
24.9.1804Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
11.1807Paid offBWAS-1793
8.12.1807Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
3.1811Began small repair at Chatham - Kent BWAS-1793
7.1811RecommissionedBWAS-1793
9.1811Completed small repair at Chatham - Kent at a cost of £14076.0.0dBWAS-1793
26.11.1813Took the Schooner
Le Charlemagne (8) 1813-1813
French 8 Gun
Privateer Schooner
off Cape Rousse , in the island of Corsica .
BG
9.1814In the West IndiesBWAS-1793
8.1815Paid offBWAS-1793
1816In ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
5.1819Fitted as a receiving ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
5.1819fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
18.10.1845Broken up at Portsmouth for £1,055BWAS-1793

 

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