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1699 - Launches of SWIFT & WOOLF

31st October. Two vessels were launched on this date, the sloop Swift of 4 guns was captured by French Privateer’s men of the Scillies on 18th August 1702.

The other vessel was the sloop Woolf of 2 guns; she was captured by the French in 1704, re-taken in 1708, captured again by the French on 19th June 1708 and re-taken three days later by the English. She was sold out of service in 1712 to a private buyer.