Swift

7815
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.12.1740BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down26.1.1740/41BWAS-1714
Launched30.5.1741BWAS-1714
First Commissioned29.5.1741BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardCarter's Yard - Limehouse Hole BWAS-1714
Ship ClassDrake ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJacob Ackworth (d.1748/49)BWAS-1714
ConstructorRobert Carter (d.1751)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714
Foundered31.10.1756BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck85' 0"Imperial Feet25.908 
Length of Keel68' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet20.7328 
Breadth23' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet7.0168 
Depth in Hold9' 6 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen203 4794Tons BM 

Armament


30.5.1741Broadside Weight = 19 Imperial Pound ( 8.6168 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
30.5.174180Design ComplementBWAS-1714

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.5.1741 - 24.6.1744CommanderWilliam Clement Bladwell (1703-1783) ADM 6/15/423BWAS-171425.6.1744 - 2.8.1744CommanderPeter Denis (c.1713-1778) ADM 6/16/329BWAS-17143.8.1744 - 25.8.1745CommanderJohn Hill (c.1722-1773) ADM 6/16/349BWAS-171426.8.1745 - 16.4.1746CommanderJohn Hyde (d.1753) ADM 6/16/534ADM 6/1617.4.1746 - 14.1.1746/47CommanderWilliam Fortescue (d.1775) ADM 6/17/92BWAS-171415.1.1746/47 - 21.4.1748CommanderThomas Ward (d.1774) ADM 6/17/191BWAS-171421.4.1748 - 8.10.1749CommanderThomas Ward (d.1774) ADM 3/17/347ADM 6/1713.2.1753 - 11.3.1755CommanderThomas Hankerson (c.1712-1780) ADM 6/18/59BWAS-171411.3.1755 - 28.2.1756CommanderGeorge Legge (d.1760) ADM 6/18/146BWAS-171413.7.1756 - 31.10.1756CommanderWalker Farr (d.1756)† ADM 6/18/291ADM 6/18

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.5.1741 - 18.5.1744LieutenantPeter Rawlings ADM 6/15/423ADM 6/1516.1.1744/45 - 1.1.1745/46LieutenantDennis Donning ADM 6/16/425ADM 6/1624.3.1746/47 - 8.3.1747/48LieutenantThomas Rodd ADM 6/17/211ADM 6/1714.3.1747/48 - 31.5.1748LieutenantWilliam Skyes (d.1752) ADM 6/17/331ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
23.1.1740/41Began building at Limehouse - London BWAS-1714
30.5.1741Completed building at Limehouse - London at a cost of £1475.0.0dBWAS-1714
30.5.1741Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
10.7.1741Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1626.15.6dBWAS-1714
1742In North CarolinaBWAS-1714
1743In North CarolinaBWAS-1714
1745In the North SeaBWAS-1714
8.10.1749Paid off at The Nore ADM 106
5.1752Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
6.5.1752Paid off at Sheerness Dockyard ADM 6/18
2.1753RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1753Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £732.3.1dBWAS-1714
6.1753Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
9.1753Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1008.0.4dBWAS-1714
31.10.1756Lost?BWAS-1714

 

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