- HMS Swiftsure
Royal Navyhas had ships named HMS "Swiftsure" since 1573, including:
galleonlaunched in 1573, renamed "Speedwell" and rebuilt in 1607, and lost in 1624.
*HMS|Swiftsure|1621|6, a 42-gun
great shiplaunched in 1621, and captured by the Dutch in 1666.
*HMS|Swiftsure|1673|6, a 70-gun ship built in 1673 and later renamed "Revenge".
*HMS|Swiftsure|1750|6, a 70-gun
third rate ship of the linelaunched in 1750.
*HMS|Swiftsure|1787|6, a 74-gun
third rate ship of the linelaunched in 1787, and captured by the French in 1801. Later recaptured by the Royal Navy in the Battle of Trafalgarand renamed HMS "Irresistible".
*HMS|Swiftsure|1804|6, a 74-gun third rate ship of the line launched in 1804 which served at the Battle of Trafalgar and was sold in 1845.
lead shipof her class of ironclad battleships, launched in 1870.
*HMS|Swiftsure|1903|6, the lead ship of her class of pre-"Dreadnought"
battleships, launched in 1903. She served in the Mediterraneanin World War Iand was broken up in 1920.
*HMS|Swiftsure|08|6, a "Minotaur"-class
light cruiserlaunched in 1943. She served in the Far East in World War II.
*HMS|Swiftsure|S126|6, the lead ship of her class of
submarines, launched in 1971. She was decommissioned in 1992 due to damage suffered to the pressure hull during trials.
*Santa Cruz 1657
*Lowestoft 1665, Four Days Fight 1666(Third)
*Schooneveldt 1673, Texel 1673
*Vigo 1702, Gibraltar 1704, Velez Malaga 1704(Fourth)
*Lagos 1759, Quiberon Bay 1759, Belle Ile 1761((Fifth)
*Nile 1798, Egypt 1801(Sixth)
*Suez Canal 1915, Dardanelles 1915-16(Ninth)
*A.E Weightman, "Crests and Badges of H.M. Ships" (1957) ISBN (none)
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