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Mignonne, 1803
Type: Ship-corvette ; Armament 16
Taken : June 1803 ; Disposal date or year : 1804
Disposal Details : Wrecked. See below
Notes:

28 Jun 1803, Goliath captured the 16-gun ship-corvette Mignonne. The prize, a fast-sailing ship, was added to the navy under her French name ; but, getting aground soon after she was commissioned, was laid-up in the mud in Port-Royal harbour, Jamaica.

11 Mar 1804 the Elephant, Theseus, Hercule, and Desiree, were at Port Royal Jamaica ; the Bellerophon and Vanguard, with the Tartar and Eolus, were off the West end of St Domingo ; the Port Mahon, and Papillon brigs, off Port Morant ; the Hunter and Mignonne, off Montego Bay ; and the Flying Fish, and Gipsey, were off the coast of Cuba ; the Fairy had sailed for Honduras, and the Camel for Halifax.

2 Sep 1804 by letters received at Plymouth from Jamaica it is reported the the Mignonne had been struck by lightning, which killed 3 men and wounded 5, and also damaged the ship.

Circa 8 Sep 1804 Capt E Hawker, promoted to Post Captain.