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12 Feb-30 Mar 1799 captured 1 merchant vessel whilst on the Jamaica station.
One wonders if this vessel might have been a tender to the flag ship, possibly a former privateer. During the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars the flag ship at Port Royal had a history of using the ship's boats and suitable captured vessels as tenders to patrol the local waters for privateers and others up to no good. This not only was a means of occupying bored officers and men on board from time to time, but added a few coppers to their purses from the prize money that sometimes ensued. And I say coppers since being a tender in those days meant that the prize money would be spread across the whole ship's company of the flag ship - all the officers and all the men and boys, whether or not they were involved in the operation.
Type: Floating battery (1794), late 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Launched : 1763 ;
Disposal date or year : 27 Apr 1797
Disposal Details : Wrecked on the Middle sand, in the Swin ; crew saved. Capt. Henry Savage
5 May 1797 The crew of the Albion, lost in the Swin, has been transferred to the Lancaster, of 64 guns, at Deptford.
Type: Armed Ship ; Armament : 22 carronades
Hired : 1793-1794 ;
Purchased : 1798 ;
Disposal date or year : 1803
1 Jan 1799, Capt. J. Hills. At the Nore.