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Amethyst, late Perle, 1793
Type: 5th rate ; Armament 36
Taken : 1793 ; Disposal date or year : 29 Dec 1795
Disposal Details : Was driven, in a gale, on the Hannouaux Rocks, near Guernsey, at about 4 o'clock on Tuesday morning ; having got off, was driven into Praye Bay, Alderney, where she came on shore at about half past nine. It being high tide, they waited until low water, when the crew got ashore without loss. Meanwhile the Islanders attempted a rescue, but lost two men in the process in the tremendous surf then running.

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