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, and was eventually sold out of the service in 1845.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p185.
- 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.
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