HMS Swiftsure (1872) BB  (7th)

This HMS Swiftsure the seventh to carry the name, was an Iron Armoured ship.

Built by Palmer of Jarrow,  laid down in Aug-1868, launched 15-Jun-1870 and completed Jun-1872. 

She saw initial service in the Channel, then out to the Mediterranean 1872-78.

After a refit at home, she was Flagship in the Pacific 1882-85, then another refit, and a period in Reserve, followed by a return to Flagship in the Pacific until1890.

On her return from the Pacific, she was in Reserve for most of the time until 1901 when she was reduced to a stores hulk. Renamed Orontes Mar-1904.

Sold 04-Jul-1908.


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 - 03 December, 2012.

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