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Swallow, 1795
Type: Sloop ; Armament 18
Launched : 1795 ;
Disposal date or year : 1802
BM : 381 Tons ;
Notes:

27 Jan 1797 captured the French privateer Molinette.

11 Mar 1797 captured the French privateer Port au Paix.

Between April and June 1797 captured the French privateer Général Toussaint on the West Indies station.

Between Oct 1797 & Mar 1798 captured the French privateer Petit Resource on the West Indies station.

Between Jun 1798 and Feb 1799 captured the French privateer Bonaparte on the Jamaica station.

Between 12 Feb -30 Mar 1799 the Regulus and Swallow captured 1 merchant vessel on the Jamaica station.

Between 12 Feb -30 Mar 1799 Swallow captured 1 merchant vessel on the Jamaica station.

22 Jul – 27 Oct 1799 the Swallow captured 3 merchant vessels and another 3 when with the Lowestoffe and Volage, along a privateer of 8 guns.

29 Jan 1801 the packet Princess Amelia arrived Port Royal, Jamaica, from Martinique and whilst there the Surprise, Le Decade, Tisiphone, and Swallow arrived from their cruises, and the Melampus with two Spanish prizes.

7 Feb 1801 a letter from the Swallow, recently arrived Port Royal, Jamaica, having lately fallen in with a Spanish privateer commanded by French officers, 10 guns, and 103 men, who engaged the sloop for half an hour, within pistol shot, which much damaged the Swallow's rigging and sails. The privateer then struck her colours, only to attempt to board the Swallow on the quarter, but this resulted in 18 of her men being killed, including the captain and 2 officers, along with several wounded, 3 of whom died on board the Swallow, who had 4 men wounded, 2 very badly, but they are beginning to recover.

27 Jul 1801 arrived Spithead from Jamaica, last from Bristol.

29 Jul 1801 taken into Portsmouth harbour.

27 Jul 1802 notice is given that the Swallow, copper-Bottomed and copper-fastened, lying at Portsmouth, has been put up for sale.