Swallow (14)

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Origin and History

The sloop was built by Henry Bird at Rotherhithe and launched on December 14 1745.

During the Seven Years' War, the ship was under the command of:

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The sloop was sold on June 20 1769.

Service during the War

At the end of May 1758, the sloop was part of commodore Howe's squadron who, from June 1 to July 1, escorted the amphibious expedition against the French coasts. On June 5, before the British landing in the bay of Cancale, the sloop was fired at from 2 batteries while standing in shore. From July 31 to September 19, she probably took part to the second expedition against the French Coasts.

To do: campaigns from 1759 to 1762

Characteristics

Technical specifications
Guns 14
Main deck ???
Crew ???
Length ???
Width ???
Depth ???
Displacement ???

References

Blasco, Manuel, British Unrated Vessels acquired between 1714 and 1793, 3 Decks Wiki

Phillip, Michael, Ships of the Old Navy

N.B.: the section Service during the War is mostly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.