Swiftsure-class ship of the line

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Swiftsure (1804), Victorious (1808).jpg
Class overview
Name: Repulse
Operators:  Royal Navy
Preceded by: Repulse class
Succeeded by: Vengeur class
In service: 23 July 1804 - 1862
Completed: 2
General characteristics
Type: Ship of the line
Length:

173 ft (52.7 m) (gundeck)

142 ft (43.3 m) (keel)
Beam: 47 ft 6 in (14.8 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Armament:

74 guns:

  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 9 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9 pdrs
Notes: Ships in class include: Swiftsure, Victorious

The Swiftsure-class ships of the line were a class of two 74-gun third rates, designed for the Royal Navy by Sir John Henslow.

Ships[edit]

Builder: Adams, Bucklers Hard
Ordered: 1800
Launched: 23 July 1804
Fate: Sold, 1845
Builder: Adams, Bucklers Hard
Ordered: 21 December 1803
Launched: 20 October 1808
Fate: Sold, 1862

References[edit]

  • Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.