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Type: Cutter / Schooner ; Armament 10
Taken : 1800 ; Disposal date or year : 27 Jul 1808
Disposal Details : Wrecked while entering Cadiz with despatches, Lieut Moses Cannadey
30 Jun 1800 Pickle and Gipsey captured the French privateer Fidele on the Leeward Island station. I suspect that Sting was known as Pickle on station long before the name change was made official by the Admiralty, especially since there doesn't appear to have been another vessel with this name at this date.
1802 Sting renamed Pickle
10 Oct 1805 off Cadiz - the tactical preparations etc. for the forthcoming battle. 20 Oct combined fleet departed Cadiz, fleet manoeuvres.
21 Oct 1805 England expects….. &c. signalled, the first shots of the Battle of Trafalgar are fired. Nelson shot. Resumé of what had taken place. Individual ship actions and losses : Pickle. Individual ship actions and losses : Entreprenante. The post-mortem commences ; Summary of British casualties ; Death of Nelson ;
22-30 Oct 1805 losses amongst the prizes due to bad weather etc: Redoutable, Rayo, Monarca (sank) ; Fougueux, Bucentaure, Indomptable, San-Francisco-de-Asis, Aigle, Berwick (wrecked) ; Algésiras (taken into Cadiz) ; Santa-Ana, Neptuno (recaptured) ; Santisima-Trinidad (scuttled) ; Achille, Intrépide, San-Augustin (burnt) ; the washup ; burial of Nelson ;
3 Jan. 1807 Pickle, Lieutenant M. Cannadey, Capture of French privateer La Favorite. An Action for which a medal was granted.