HMS Swiftsure (1787)  (5th)
3rd Rate 74-gun 

This the fifth HMS Swiftsure was a third rate, 74-gun, ship-of-the-line.

Built at Deptford, launched 04-Apr-1787, 169ft long, 47ft wide, and of 1,612 tons builders measurement.

Captured in the Mediterranean by the French 24-Jun-1801.

Recaptured at Trafalgar, (see: Fleets after the Battle) and renamed HMS Irresistible, as her successor the sixth HMS Swiftsure had already been commissioned, and was also at the battle on the British side.

Later used as a prison ship.

Broken up Jan-1816 at Chatham.

Won the Battle Honours: Nile 1798, Egypt 1801 and Trafalgar 1805.



Other HMS Swiftsure
- 1st  HMS Swiftsure
- 2nd HMS Swiftsure
- 3rd HMS Swiftsure
- 4th HMS Swiftsure
- 5th HMS Swiftsure
- 6th HMS Swiftsure
- 7th HMS Swiftsure
- 8th HMS Swiftsure
- 9th HMS Swiftsure
- 10th HMS Swiftsure

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This page last edited - 22 November, 2012.

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