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Type: Sloop ; Armament 16
Launched : 1797 ; Disposal date or year : 1809
7 Jul 1796 Echo, Rattlesnake, and Stately captured the French privateer Milanie on the Cape of Good Hope.
23 Mar 1798 Destroyed a French privateer, Name unknown, off Camperdown.
3 Jan 1799 Portsmouth, departed with the Hydra and Penelope and with the outward bound West India convoy.
29 Jul 1799 Echo, Port Royal Harbour, Jamaica, I beg leave to inform you by an order from Captain Smith, commanding the Hannibal, and Senior Officer of a Squadron cruising off Havanna, dated 14 May 1799 I proceeded to New Providence, and having completed the Echo's provisions and water, I made the best of my way to join the squadron between the Colorados and the Dry Tortugas by the above order; I remained there till the 3d of this month, without meeting the squadron, on which day early in the morning I saw 3 sail, the largest appearing the most suspicious, I immediately chaced ; at 7 p.m. she hoisted French National Colours and fired a shot; at 9.30 being close up with her, and having returned a few shot for her broadside, she struck, and proved to be L'Amazon French ship letter de marque, from Jacquemel, St. Domingo, bound to Bourdeaux, mounting 10 six-pounders, and 60 men, cargo coffee: on exchanging prisoners, finding her people very sickly, with the advice of my officers, i put them into an empty Spanish sloop I had taken a few days before, and sent them for the nearest Spanish port. The Echo's sails and rigging wanting a complete overhaul, and not having seen the squadron, I thought it best to accompany the prize into port, which I hope will meet your approbation. I remain, Sir, &c. John Allen.
14-17 Oct 1799 ship's boats capture and bring out of Lagnadille bay, Porto-Rico, 2 prizes with valuable cargoes.
Circa Feb 1800 Lieutenant John Serrel is advanced to the rank of Commander, and appointed to the Echo, 14.
5 Jul 1801 departed Nassau, New Providence, for Jamaica, with a convoy, but parted from them a few days afterwards.
3 Nov 1801 the Falmouth packet Leicester, Steel, arrived Port Royal, Jamaica, where the Santa Margarita, Crescent, Carnatic, Retribution, Topaze, Mosquito/Musquito, and Abergavenny were present. During the Leicester's stay at Port Royal the HM ships Bourdelais, Snake, Echo, Ambuscade, Tisiphone, Calypso, Juno, Sans Pareil, Melampus, Pelican, Captain, Goliah/Goliath, Brunswick, and Elephant arrived there.
14 May 1803 letters are received at Plymouth, reporting the arrival of the Hercule, Capt Ferris, at Guadaloupe on 5 Apr, from Plymouth, and expects to depart shortly for Jamaica. The letters also advise that the Blenheim has recently been ashore and had to throw 18 guns overboard to get off, and has gone to Martinique. The Elephant, Vanguard, and Bellerophon, 74s, and the frigate Desiree, were reported to be at Jamaica. The Goliath, Cumberland and Theseus were on a cruise, as were the Tartar, Shark and Echo, off the North of Jamaica, and the Calypso off Cape Tiberon.
4 Jul 1803 departed Port Royal, Jamaica, with the Falmouth packet Queen Charlotte, and conveyed her through the Windward Passage.
Circa 14 Jul 1804 it was reported at Portsmouth that the Echo, Capt Boger, when convoying some vessels through the Gulf, from Honduras, took a French prize with 388 French soldiers, bound from Cuba to America.
30 Sep 1804 captured the French privateer Hazard off the Island of Bonaire.
1805 Jamaica Station