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. She was sold out of the service in 1845. In November 1844, she was in use as a target ship by HMS Excellent.
- 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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