HMS Swiftsure (1750)

HMS Swiftsure (1750)

HMS "Swiftsure" was a 70-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Deptford Dockyard to the draught specified by the 1745 Establishment, and launched on 25 May 1750.

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, 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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