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Type: Hired Cutter ; Armament ??
Hired : 1796 ; Disposal date or year : 1801
13 Aug-Oct 1799 employed on expedition to Holland.
1 Jan 1799 CO : T Ratcliff ; stationed : Portsmouth (N.C.).
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.
12 Jan 1800 the Camilla captured the Speculation with the Fly Hired Cutter in sight.
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 Lugger ; Armament 16
Hired : <-1799-> ; Disposal date or year : <-1799-> ;
1 Jan 1799 CO : Lt H Argles ; stationed : Jersey (N.C.).
NB This would appear to be another of those vessels about which little or nothing is known, which would appear to have existed at about the same time as a cutter of the same name ? This one is mentioned in the Naval Chronicles, Vol. 1, circa p. 264, which also makes reference to the cutter, mentioned above, at Portsmouth, but whereas there are references to the above vessel elsewhere, at least at the present there appears to be little regarding this vessel elsewhere and she's not, as far as I can see, mentioned by Rif Winfield in his excellent book British Warships in the Age of sail, 1793-1817, but as mentioned before, the records for some Hired Vessels would appear to be sparse or even non-existant, except for passing references such as this one.
Type: Hired Cutter ; Armament 18
Hired : 1804 ; Disposal date or year : 1805
May 1805 North Sea