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 B028
Ship ClassSwiftsure Class
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorBalthazar Adams (1766-1821)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.5.1805 - 11.1807CaptainWilliam Gordon Rutherford (1765-1818)NAO1807 - 5.1810CaptainJohn ConnBWAS-179310.5.1810 - 1811CaptainCharles John Austen (1779-1852)BWAS-17937.1811 - 8.1811CaptainRobert LloydBWAS-17938.1811 - 1812CaptainJohn ColvillBWAS-17931812 - 8.1812CaptainCharles Temple Hardy (1765-1714)BWAS-17937.5.1812 - 16.6.1812CaptainAndrew King (1774-1835)NAO8.1812 - 9.1814CaptainEdward Stirling DicksonBWAS-17939.1814 - 8.1815CaptainWilliam H WebleyBWAS-1793

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1807Vice-Admiral of the Blue John Borlase Warren (1st Baronet of Little Marlow) (1753-1822)BWAS-17937.1811 - 1814Rear-Admiral of the RedHerbert Sawyer (1783-1833)BWAS-17931814 - 9.1814Vice-Admiral of the BlueJohn LaugharneNAO

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.9.1804 - 23.12.1805LieutenantJames Lilburne (d.1812)NAO11.12.1804 - 19.2.1805Acting LieutenantThomas ReadNAO20.2.1805 - 1806LieutenantThomas ReadNAO3.4.1813 - 5.1813LieutenantJohn BranfordNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1811SurgeonHenry Osborne (d.1858)TNC

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
6.1809 - 1810MidshipmanWilliam Baker Strugnell (1788-1850)NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1804 - 5.18051st Class VolunteerThomas Pitt Robinson (1792-1861)ref:9249.9.1804 - 10.12.1804UnknownThomas ReadNAO

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1802Began building at Buckler's Hard BWAS-1793
23.7.1804Completed building at Buckler's Hard at a cost of £35787.17.9dBWAS-1793
31.7.1804Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
24.9.1804Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
11.1807Paid offBWAS-1793
8.12.1807Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
3.1811Began small repair at Chatham BWAS-1793
7.1811RecommissionedBWAS-1793
9.1811Completed small repair at Chatham at a cost of £14076.0.0dBWAS-1793
26.11.1813Took the Privateer Schooner Le Charlemagne (8) 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 BWAS-1793
18.10.1845Broken up at Portsmouth for £1,055BWAS-1793


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NAO The National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
TNC The Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
ref:924 A Narrative of the Proceedings of His Majesty's Fleet under the Command of Earl HoweA C de PoggiBook
BG The London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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