HMS Swift

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HMS Swift has been the name of numerous ships of the British Royal Navy:

This list may be incomplete.

Notes, citations and references[edit]


  1. ^ Although some sources state that the French frigates Friponne and Résolue captured her on 11 August 1782,[2] there is evidence that the two vessels the French captured were actually Falmouth packets. It is not currently possible to confirm, or rule out, that Swift became the Falmouth packet Swift.


  1. ^ "NMM, vessel ID 377029" (PDF). Warship Histories, vol iv. National Maritime Museum. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Hepper (1994), p.69.
  3. ^ Hepper (1994), p. 85.
  4. ^ Winfield (2008), p.356.
  5. ^ Winfield (2008), p. 263.


  • Demerliac, Alain (1996) La Marine De Louis XVI: Nomenclature Des Navires Français De 1774 À 1792. (Nice: Éditions OMEGA). ISBN 2-906381-23-3
  • Hepper, David J. (1994). British Warship Losses in the Age of Sail, 1650-1859. Rotherfield: Jean Boudriot. ISBN 0-948864-30-3. 
  • Winfield, Rif (2008). British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793–1817: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth. ISBN 1-86176-246-1. 

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