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Type: Ship sloop ; Armament 16
Launched : Taken 1796 ; Disposal date or year : 9 Nov 1800
Disposal Details : Wrecked in St. Alban's bay, Jersey; crew saved. Captain Phil. Bartholomew
25 Aug 1798 in Belfast Lough, Doris and Melampus informed by the Havick that three French frigates had landed troops at Killala in the county of Mayo - see p. 58-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1928-1.pdf.
29 Dec 1798 docked at Plymouth.
4 Mar 1799, Plymouth, the Havick, 18, and Suffisantes, 16, have received orders to cruize off the Isle of Bas.
9 Mar 1799, Plymouth, sailed with the Telegraph for the Isle of Bas.
18 Mar 1799 the hired brig Telegraph captured the French privateer-brig Hirondelle off the Isle of Bas. I assume that the Havick may well have been in sight at the capture, as it is noted that the head money for the capture of this privateer, long in dispute with the officers and company of the two vessels, will be deposited in the Registry of the High Court of Admiralty 26 Oct 1818.
28 Apr 1799, Plymouth, came in with two French brigs, and a Danish Indiaman, the Zealand, from Tranquebar for Copenhagen.
16 May 1799, Plymouth, sailed with a convoy, for Cork.
31 May 1799, Plymouth, arrived from a cruise with the Valiant lugger.
8 Jun 1799, Plymouth, sailed on a cruise with the Spitfire sloop of war.
12 Jul 1799, Plymouth, passed up the Havick sloop of war, with the valuable linen ships from Belfast. The Diana, one of the convoy, with passengers, put in here.
21 Jul 1799, Plymouth, arrived with a convoy from the Downs.
25 Aug 1799, Plymouth, arrived with the Hedwin, Rosenzcn, from Almeria, bound to Hamburgh,
27 Aug 1799, Plymouth, in the Sound.
28 Sep 1799, Plymouth, sailed to the westward.
18 Oct 1799, Plymouth, arrived the Havick, 18, with the Swedish brig Aurora, of Gottenburgh, Sandelhus, from Teneriffe, bound to Hamburgh, with barilla, detained by her.
2 Nov 1799, Plymouth, arrived from a cruise.
24 Jan 1800, Plymouth, arrived with the Eurydice, from a cruize.
29 Jan 1800 the Havick re-captured the American ship Strafford, from Baltimore to London, with tobacco, &c., taken by the French privateers : cutter Grand Quinola, 14 guns, swivels and 40 men and the lugger Courageux, 5 guns, and 42 men, both taken by the Suffisante, in company.
31 Jan 1800, Plymouth Sound, arrived the Havick, Capt. Bartholomew, with the Courageux French privateer, of 6 guns and 44 men, her prize.
4 Feb 1800, Plymouth, arrived a French privateer, La Courageux, of 6 guns and 44 men, prize to the Havick, 18, Capt. Bartholomew.
27 Feb 1800, Plymouth, sailed on a cruise off the Isle of Bas, with the Suffisante, Dasher, and Spider.
28 Feb 1800, Plymouth Sound, arrived the Landrich, from St. Domingo for Bremen, detained and sent in by the Havick.
6 Mar 1800, Plymouth, arrived the ship Landrake, laden with sugar and coffee, from St. Domingo to Hambro', detained by the Havick.
24 Apr 1800, Torbay, sailed with the Channel Fleet, under the command of Sir Alan Gardner.
1 May 1800, Plymouth, arrived from a cruise.
6 May 1800, Plymouth, arrived from a cruise.
14 May 1800, Plymouth, sailed to join the Channel fleet, with the Atlas, Prince, Railleur and Trompeuse.
31 May 1800, Plymouth, last night the Havick. 18, came in express from sea. She made the signal of the enemy's fleet being at sea. She brought dispatches for the Admiralty, which were sent off express.
4 Jul 1800, Plymouth, came in from a cruise with the Telegraph.
10 Jul 1800, Plymouth, sailed with the Cambrian, and Magnificent, on a cruise.
30 Aug 1800, Plymouth, last Saturday the Havick, 18, and Suffisante, 14, fell in with a French frigate, armée en flute, of 18 guns, a corvette of 18 guns, and a gun brig of 14 guns, having a convoy of 14 sail with provisions and stores for the French fleet at Brest. They brought them to action in a gallant style, and drove them under the batteries near Morlaix.
11 Sep 1800, in Plymouth Sound.
13 Sep 1800, Plymouth, sailed on a cruise.
23 Oct 1800 Plymouth, sailed the Havick, 18, Captain Bartholomew, for Guernsey and Jersey.
8 Nov 1800, Jersey, the Havick, 18, was driven from her anchors on shore on the rocks, in St. Alban's bay, Jersey, and lies bilged. The officers and crew survived.
19 Nov 1800, Plymouth, sailed for Jersey, Ambuscade, 44, to take in the stores saved from the wrecks of the Havick and Pelican, lost on that coast.
23 Nov 1800, Plymouth, arrived from Jersey, Ambuscade, with the officers and crews of the Havick, and Pelican, in St. Aubyn's Bay. Their description of the storm is dreadful : for nearly six hours, after all their masts were gone, they were exposed to the drifts of a sea running mountain high, which made so clear a breach over each ship, that the Officers and crews expected every moment would be their last ; providentially the tide, which had risen thirty-two feet perpendicular, suddenly receded, and the Officers and crews saved their lives, but lost ail their property. The Havick is a total wreck ; but the Pelican is towed along-side the Pier of St. Helier, though so much damaged that it is thought she cannot be repaired.