HMS Swiftsure (1750)
|Career (Great Britain)|
|Ordered:||31 August 1745|
|Launched:||25 May 1750|
|Fate:||Sold, 2 June 1773|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||1745 Establishment 70-gun third rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1426 bm|
|Length:||160 ft (48.8 m)|
|Beam:||45 ft (13.7 m)|
|Depth of hold:||19 ft 4 in (5.9 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
She served in the Seven Years War, taking part in the capture of Le Foudroyant by HMS Monmouth in 1758. In 1759 she was with Admiral Boscawen at Lagos, and at Quiberon Bay later that year, and at the capture of Belle Île in 1761.
She was sold on 2 June 1773.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p173.
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: the complete record of all fighting ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham. ISBN 9781861762818. OCLC 67375475.
- 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.
- A.E Weightman, Crests and Badges of H.M. Ships (1957) ISBN (none).
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