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HMS Swiftsure (1573)  (1st)
Galleon 41-gun 

    
This the first ship to carry the name HMS Swiftsure was a Galleon of 41-guns.

Built at Deptford 1573, and of 360 tons builders measurement.

She was armed with 2 x 60pdr, 5 x 18pdr, 12 x 9pdr, 8 x 6pdr, and 14 smaller guns.

Rebuilt 1592 as 416 tons builders measurement.

Renamed Speedwell in 1607, with 40 guns.

Lost Nov-1624 near Flushing.

Won the Battle Honour: Armada 1588 and Cadiz 1596.

 

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This page last edited - 06 December, 2012.

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