HMS Swiftsure (1804)
|Builder:||Henry Adams, Bucklers Hard|
|Laid down:||February 1802|
|Launched:||23 July 1804|
|Fate:||Sold out of the service, 1845|
|Notes:||Receiving ship from 1819|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Swiftsure class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1724 (bm)|
|Length:||173 ft (53 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||47 ft 6 in (14.48 m)|
|Depth of hold:||20 ft 9 in (6.32 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
The French 74-gun ship Swiftsure also took part in the battle. She had originally been a British ship that the French had captured in 1801.
It was a myth at the time that the Swiftsure sailed faster at night.
Swiftsure became a receiving ship in 1819, In September 1844, she heeled over and sank at Portchester, Hampshire. In November 1844, she was in use as a target ship by HMS Excellent. She was sold out of the service in 1845.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p185.
- "Naval Intelligence". The Times (18727). London. 27 September 1844. col C, p. 8.
- "Naval Intelligence". The Times (18771). London. 18 November 1844. col E, p. 7.
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