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HMS Swiftsure

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The Royal Navy has had ships named HMS Swiftsure since 1573, including:

  • English ship Swiftsure (1573), a galleon, renamed Speedwell and rebuilt in 1607, and lost in 1624.
  • HMS Swiftsure (1621), a 42-gun great ship captured by the Dutch in 1666.
  • HMS Swiftsure (1673), a 70-gun ship later renamed Revenge.
  • HMS Swiftsure (1750), a 70-gun third-rate ship of the line.
  • HMS Swiftsure (1787), a 74-gun third-rate ship of the line captured by the French in 1801. Later recaptured by the Royal Navy in the Battle of Trafalgar and renamed HMS Irresistible.
  • HMS Swiftsure (1804), a 74-gun third-rate ship of the line launched in 1804 which served at the Battle of Trafalgar and was sold in 1845.
  • HMS Swiftsure (1870), the lead ship of her class of ironclad battleships.
  • HMS Swiftsure (1903), the lead ship of her class of pre-dreadnought battleships. She served in the Mediterranean in World War I and was broken up in 1920.
  • HMS Swiftsure (08), a Minotaur-class light cruiser that served in the Far East in World War II.
  • HMS Swiftsure (S126), the lead ship of her class of submarines. She was decommissioned in 1992 due to damage suffered to the pressure hull during trials.
  • Battle honours

  • Armada 1588
  • Cadiz 1596
  • Santa Cruz 1657
  • Lowestoft 1665
  • Four Days' Battle 1666
  • Schooneveld 1673
  • Texel 1673
  • Barfleur 1692
  • Vigo 1702
  • Gibraltar 1704
  • Velez Malaga 1704
  • Lagos 1759
  • Quiberon Bay 1759
  • Belle Isle 1761
  • Nile 1798
  • Egypt 1801
  • Trafalgar 1805
  • Suez Canal 1915
  • Dardanelles 1915-16
  • Okinawa 1945
  • References

    HMS Swiftsure Wikipedia


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