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Type: Brig Sloop ; Armament 10
Launched : 1808 ; Disposal date or year : 21 Jan 1817
Disposal Details : Wrecked on the point of Mount Batten, at the entrance of Catwater, crew except captain, lieutenant, and two seamen, perished. Com. Thomas Carew
Falmouth 9 Mar 1811 Sailed with convoy of about 130 sail for Lisbon and the Mediterranean.
Falmouth 13 May 1811 Arrived from Lisbon.
Portsmouth 28 Jul 1811 Sailed with convoys for Lisbon, the Cape and South Seas.
Falmouth 2 Aug 1811 Arrived with convoy of transports, put in by contrary winds.
Portsmouth 3 Dec 1811 Arrived from Oporto (12 Nov), with a convoy, and a retaken brig from Scotland.
Portsmouth 27 Apr 1812 Arrived with a convoy from Oporto.
Plymouth 14 Aug 1812 Arrived with a convoy from Oporto.
Portsmouth 28 Sep 1812 Arrived from Lisbon, with a convoy of transports with sick, wounded, and prisoners on board.
Portsmouth 13 Oct 1812 Sailed with a transport for Guernsey.
Plymouth 25 Mar 1816 Arrived from a cruise.
28 Jul 1816 sailed as a part of a fleet of 19 vessels from Plymouth Sound, for Gibraltar and the bay of Algiers.
9 Aug 1816 the fleet arrived at Gibraltar, where it joined the Dutch squadron, which had arrived the previous evening, and which, it was agreed, would join the expedition. Whilst at Gibraltar the fleet was victualled and preparations made for the forthcoming battle, with gunnery practice &c. taking place.
14 Aug 1816 Jasper sailed from Gibraltar, for England, with despatches, as the fleet departed for the Battle of Algiers.
Medals granted to surviving officers, seamen and marines (and soldiers who served as marines) per order of 7th June, 1848
Plymouth 20 Jan 1817 Broke from her cable in the night and drove on shore on Mount Batten, at the entrance of Catwater, and all her crew, except one sailor and marine, perished. Only a very small part of her remains on the rocks. 57 men and 12 women are drowned. The Captain and Carpenter are understood to have been on shore.
28 Jan 1817 a court martial was held on board the Superb, in the Hamoaze, to enquire into the loss of the Jasper, during which the two survivors, A.B. John Bone, and Private of Royal Marines William Horscroft gave evidence. It was stated loss of his Majesty's ship Jasper was the consequence of proper precaution not having teen taken in due time to prevent the shipwreck, by giving the ship more cable, and striking her topmasts, and by her having her lower yards and topgallant-mast aloft; but that no blame was imputable to Captain Carew, or his surviving officers and company who were acquitted.