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Type: Cutter ; Armament ?
Plymouth 20 Sep 1785 Arrived from a cruise
Type: Revenue Cutter ; Armament ?
The following appeared in the London Gazette : www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/13350/pages/558
Whitehall, October 5, 1791.
Whereas it has been represented to the Commissioners of HM Customs, That on Tuesday the 16 August last, the Dolphin Revenue Cutter, Richard John Commander, stationed at the Port cf St. Ive's, fell in with a large armed Smuggling Lugger near Padstow, in the County cf Cornwall, when the Smugglers feloniously fired a Shot at the, Dolphin, brought her to, and immediately ordered Mr. Ormond, the Mate of the Cutter, on Board, who found her navigated with about Fifty Men, all armed ready for Action, having Eight Six-Pounders mounted, with as many more in the Hold, and pierced for Eighteen Guns.
Circa May 1793 captured the French privateer Supreme.
1 Jun 1797 captured a French privateer, Name unknown, near Mount's Bay.
The following appeared in the London Gazette : www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/14017/pages/535
Extract of a Letter from Mr. John Stevens, Collector of HM Customs at St. Ive's, to James Hume, Esq; Secretary to the Board of Customs in London, dated June 2, 1797.
By a Letter which I received from Captain Richard John, of the Dolphin Revenue Cruizer, stationed at this Port, (Yesterday Morning) he informed me of his having captured a French Lugger Privateer from Brest, and put her into Mount's Bay ; she mounted Two Carriage Guns, and Eight Swivels, with Musquets, Pikes, Pole-Axes, &c. in Proportion, manned with Thirty-six Men, and officered from the Brest Fleet; her Name Captain John has omitted to send me.
19 Jul 1797 captured the French privateer Papillon in the Channel.
The following appeared in the London Gazette : www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/14030/pages/688
Copy of a Letter from Mr. Richard Johns, jun., commanding the Dolphin Revenue Cutter, to Mr. Nepean, dated Marazion, July 20, 1797.
Sir, I Have the Pleasure to inform you, that from Information I received Yesterday Morning from the Captain of a Sloop, of his being chaced in here by a French Privateer, I immediately slipped my Cable and went in Pursuit of her, and in the Course of Six Hours came up with and captured the Privateer La Papillon, Captain Thomas Franerie, Lieutenant de Vaisseau, mounting 4 Swivels and Plenty of Small Arms, with 30 Men, out Four Days from Brest ; had recaptured, the Evening before, the St. Anne Chasse Maree, with Wine from Nantz, bound to Brest, John Acalrê, Master ; which Chasse-Maree was first captured by the Squadron under the Command of Sir John Borlase Warren. I have the Honor to be, &c. &c. (Signed) Rich. Johns, jun.
26 May 1800, Portsmouth, sailed the following revenue cutters on a secret service, viz. Repulse, Captain Mannings ; Greyhound, Captain Wilkinson ; Swan, Captain Ferris ; Rose, Captain Yeats ; Falcon, Chief Mate Warton ; Dolphin, Captain Johns ; and Swallow, Captain Amos."
Dover 13 Sep 1801 arrived from off the coast of France where she'd been serving with the Boulogne squadron.
Dolphin (1), 1793
Type: Hired Lugger ; Armament ?
Hired : 1793 ; Disposal date or year : 1796
Dolphin (2), 1793
Type: Hired Cutter ; Armament 12
Hired : 1793 ; Disposal date or year : 1801
25 May 1796 hired armed Cutters Dolphin and Charlotte recaptured the Mary.
4 Mar 1797 Salvage money for the recapture of the Mary will be paid out in the Downs.
1 Jan 1799 CO : J Garate ; stationed : Downs and North Sea (N.C.).
13 Aug-Oct 1799 employed on expedition to Holland.
31 May 1800 Rose and Dolphin (Lt. Jarrett), captured the French privateer Risque à Tout, mounting 2 x 4-pounders, and 16 men, Jacques Neel, Captain, out ten hours from Cherbourg, off Cape Barfleur.
28 Aug 1799 capture of the Dutch hulks Drotchterland and Brooderschap, and the ships Helder, Venus, Minerva, and Hector, in the New Diep, in Holland.
16 Jun 1800 16 Jun 1800, Portsmouth, arrived the Dolphin cutter, Lt. Jerrett, with L'Etrusot and Genoa. French privateers, which she captured on the coast of France
11 Sep 1800, Portsmouth, arrived the Champion, with dispatches from Marcou. On Tuesday last, in company with the Dolphin cutter, and Sparkler and Bouncer gun-brigs, drove on shore and destroyed two sloops, laden with barilla.
15 Oct 1800, Portsmouth, arrived the Dolphin cutter, Lt Jarrett, and Force gun-brig, Lt Tokley, from Marcou.
5 Apr 1801 captured French Privateer Le Masquerade, in company with the Fortunee.
20 Apr 1801 Dolphin, Fortunée, and Trent captured the French privateer Renard near Jersey.
4 Jun 1801 Purchased into the Service.
24 Feb 1802 prize money resulting from the capture of the Dutch hulks Drotchterland and Brooderschap, and the ships Helder, Venus, Minerva, and Hector due to be paid.
17 Nov-30 Dec 1802 prize money resulting from the expedition to Holland due for payment.
Type: Hired Cutter ; Armament : 6
Hired : <-1799-> ; Disposal date or year : <-1799->
1 Jan 1799 CO : Wm Marsh ; stationed : Plymouth (N.C.).
Type: Cutter ; Armament : 12
Purchased : 1801 ; Disposal date or year : 1802
4 Jun 1801 Purchased into the Service. See above for earlier service.