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Type: Hired lugger ; Armament 22
Hired : 1794 ; Disposal date or year : 1798
18 Mar 1796 Captain Sir William Sidney Smith, of the Diamond, having already sounded the entrance to the port of Herqu, entered the port accompanied by the brig Liberty, and hired lugger Aristocrat, Lieutenant Abraham Gossett : whilst there the Etourdie corvette, four brigs, two sloops, and one of two armed luggers, were set on fire and destroyed.
Type: Hired Brig ; Armament 18
Hired : 1799 ; Disposal date or year : 1801
1 Jan 1799 CO : Lt C. J D'Auvergne ; stationed : Jersey (N.C.).
30 Dec 1799, Plymouth, Lt. D'Auvergne being absent on private business, with the 1st Lieut. of the Bravo, Lt. Nicholas Wray in command, captured the French privateer schooner L'Avanture, 14 guns, and 42 men, after a chase of 5 hours, off the Seven Islands. She had been out 10 days from St. Maloes in the Channel, but had taken nothing. Experienced a gale in the night and the condition of the rigging of the prize meant that there was no prospect of reaching Jersey, so went to Plymouth.
1 Jan 1800, Plymouth, arrived the French privateer L'Aventure.
19 Feb 1800 chased and captured, off Cape Frehel, the French gun-vessel No. 57, 1 x iron 24-pounder, and small arms, commanded by Le Citoyen Rouilland, Fnseigne de Vaisseau, from the river Fegué, bound to St. Maloes. Several of her crew and passengers escaped in a boat before she struck, and one drowned whilst attempting to swim ashore.
Ark Royal, 1914
Type: Seaplane Carrier ;
Acquired : May 1914 ; Disposal date or year : ????
Circa 8 - 15 Feb 1915 arrived at Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta - see p 86 www.naval-review.org/issues/1916-1.pdf.
20 Feb 1915 off Cape Helles, seaplanes made a reconnaissance during the day.
28 Mar 1915 paid a visit by German aircraft - see p. 727 www.naval-review.org/issues/1923-4.pdf.
18 Aug 1916 sailed from Rosyth (?) with the Fleet on a short cruise - see p. 74 www.naval-review.org/issues/1920-1.pdf.
20 Aug 1916 returned to Rosyth (?).
30 Dec 1919 arrived at Berbera, from Alexandria, with aircraft and RAF personnel who were to take part in the operations against the Mullah - see p. 485 www.naval-review.org/issues/1921-3.pdf.
21 Jan 1920 operations against the Mullah commence - see p. 627 www.naval-review.org/issues/1921-4.pdf.
Circa mid Feb 1920, on conclusion of operations, returned to Alexandria - see p. 639.
Apr-May 1920 off Sochi - providing support to General Shkuro's Cossacks ashore and assisting with refugees and later off Gagri - see p. 292-299-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1922-2.pdf.