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Alert, 1793
Type: Sloop ; Armament 16
Launched : 1793 ; Disposal date or year : Captured, in May 1794, by the French frigate Unité, off the coast of Ireland : Captain Charles Smith.
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Alert, 1798
Type: Hired Cutter ; Armament ?
Hired : 1798 ; Disposal date or year : 1801
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20 Nov 1799, Portsmouth, the Alert cutter, Lt. Jones, has taken a sloop laden with coals which was driven ashore after a chase of 3 hours : an armed boat was sent under the command of the Boatswain, who carried the cutter’s anchor to pull the sloop off, amidst a heavy fire of musketry and field pieces from the shore : the Alert then approached as near as to be able to drive the French off the beach and allow the capture to be completed.

15 Dec 1799 Portsmouth, sailed the Alert cutter, with dispatches to be landed on the coast of France.

Circa Jan 1800, Captain Innes. of the Alert hired armed cutter, is appointed to command the Pomona armed ship, in the room of Sir Joseph Eyles.

10 Feb 1800, Plymouth, arrived with a convoy from the Downs.

18 Mar 1800, Portsmouth, sailed the Alert cutter. Lt. Clark, on a cruise.

10 Jul 1800, Portsmouth, arrived from a cruise, with upwards of 300 casks of spirits, which had been seized.

19 Aug 1800 sailed with a convoy for Plymouth.

23 Aug 1800, Portsmouth, arrived from the Downs.

3 Jan 1801 re-captured the West India Ship Susannah. Lieutenant Roger Evans, Commanding Officer.

1 Mar 1801 salvage monies resulting from the re-capture of the West India Ship Susannah due for payment.