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Port Mahon, 1799
Type: Brig-sloop ; Armament 18
Launched : 1799 ; Disposal date or year : 1818
BM : 277 tons
15 Nov 1798 surrender of Minorca, following which the keel and stern-frame of a man-of-war brig was found on the stocks at Port-Mahon, with the whole of her timbers and rigging, and a part of her clothing, The vessel was afterwards completed, and launched as the Port-Mahon.
8 May 1800 captured the French privateer Enfant Chérie de la Victoire in the Mediterranean.
5 Dec 1800 in company with the Termagant captured, on the Mediterranean station, A Vessel, (Name unknown,) laden with Corn.
12 Jan 1801 in company with the Termagant captured, on the Mediterranean station, the French Zebeck Guerrier, laden with Arms and Ammunition, from Toulon bound to Alexandria.
21 Aug 1801 entered the harbour of Alexandria.
May 1805 Jamaica Station
25-26 Jun 1806 the ship's boats cut out the Spanish letter of marque brig San-Josef from the harbour of Banas, Cuba.
8 Feb 1808 captured the French privateer Furet on the Home station.
19 Feb 1808 in Company with HM Ship Port Mahon, and Swallow, Falcon, and Hawke Revenue Cutters, captured the French privateer La Revanche.
The following appeared in the London Gazette: www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/16121/pages/269
HM Gun-Brig Hardy, off Little Hampton, February 19, 1808.
Sir, I beg Leave to acquaint you, that at Eight o'Clock this Morning, Beachy Head bearing E. by N. about Five Leagues, I discovered a Lugger close in Shore, and made Sail in chace of her. Shortly after observed a Revenue Cutter also in Chace, astern of us; and from her superior Sailing, came up with her sirst. Two other Cutters joined in the Chace. At Ten Minutes past Eleven she struck, and proved to be La Revois †, Captain Friesmanton, mounting Sixteen Guns, from Two to Six-Pounders, and Forty-eight Men ; left Dieppe on the 18th Instant, and had made no Capture. I have the Honour to be, &c. (Signed) Steph. Perdrieau.
To George Montagu, Esq; Admiral of the White, &c.
† There would appear to have been a few language difficulties as she was subsequently described as Revanche.
18 Nov 1808 captured the French privateer General Paris on the Home station.
Gosport, January 2, 1809.
Notice is hereby given, that an Account of the Proceeds received for the Capture of La Revanche French Privateer, —----- Friefimanton, Commander, by HM Brig Hardy, Stephen Perdriean, Esq., Commander, (in Company with HM Ship Port Mabon, and Swallow, Falcon, and Hawke Revenue Cutters,) on tbe 19 Feb 1808, will be delivered into the Registry of the High Court of Admiralty, agreeably to Act of Parliament. Hurry, Jukes, and Co.
Portsmouth 11 Apr 1811 Arrived from convoy duties.
Portsmouth 14 May 1811 Sailed for Lisbon.
Falmouth 21 Jun 1811 Sailed with convoy for Portugal and Mediterranean.
Portsmouth 19 Aug 1811 Sailed on a cruise.
Portsmouth 4 Sep 1811 Arrived and appointed to the America and Mediterranean convoy.
Portsmouth 29 Oct 1811 Sailed for the Downs.
Portsmouth 30 Oct 1811 Arrived at Spithead from St. Helen's.
Portsmouth 31 Oct 1811 Sailed on a cruise.
Portsmouth 5 Jan 1812 Arrived from a cruise.
Portsmouth 6 Jan 1812 Sailed on a cruise.
Portsmouth 3 Feb 1812 Arrived from a cruise.
Portsmouth 12 Aug 1814 Came in from the West Indies having first protected that part of the convoy bound up the Bristol Channel.
Portsmouth 19 Aug 1814 Sailed on a cruise.
6 Jan 1817 Has been delivered to the Thames River police for use as a depot.
1830 Police Depot, River Thames