Ships from the Age of Sail and Steam

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Search result for ship name: Swiftsure
Swiftsure: HMS Swiftsure; Third Rate; Length: 51 m; Beam: 14 m; 1,612 tons; Armament: 28x32pdr, 28x18pdr, 18x9pdr, 2x32pdr carronades, 6x18pdr carronades; Deptford Dockyard, England; 1787

The 74-gun third-rate Swiftsure took part in the Battle of the Nile and aided in the destruction of the French flagship L'Orient. She was captured by the French ships Indivisible and Dix-Août in the Mediterranean on the 24th of June, 1801. During the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 she was recaptured by the British and renamed HMS Irresistible.
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