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Type: Sloop ; Armament 16 (as rated)
Launched : 1795 ; Disposal date or year : 1815
Portsmouth 9 Aug 1795 sailed for Plymouth (Capt. Lake).
Portsmouth 21 Aug 1795 sailed in company with 4 custom house cutters for Guernsey.
Portsmouth 24 Aug 1795 arrived with the Albion, Taylor, taken off L'Orient.
20 Sep 1795 arrived off Weymouth and fired a royal salute on sighting the royal standard at St. Fiorenzo's masthead : His Majesty returning to shore circa 1930.
Portsmouth evening of 23 Sep 1795 arrived, supposedly, from Guernsey.
25 Jan 1796 the newspapers advise that Captain Couche is to replace Capt. Lake, who is appointed to the Proserpine.
Portsmouth 16 Feb 1796, in company with the Swallow, arrived from the Downs with a Convoy of 5 transports (Capt. Couche). Portsmouth 13 Mar 1796 arrived with the Sylph and Childers from Guernsey.
Portsmouth 20 Mar 1796 sailed in search of a French lugger privateer, which was reported to have taken 4 vessels, a part of a convoy, off the coast of Sussex.
Portsmouth evening of 23 Mar 1796 arrived, following an unsuccessful search for the French privateer.
6 May 1796 Rattler and Diamond captured the French schooner privateer Pichegru, 14 guns, off Cherbourg, in sight of vessels moored in the Roads, following a chase of 14 hours. The Pichegru was reported to have taken the collier Loyal Jane off St. Alban's Head, which was chased on shore near Cherbourg by the Diamond.
Portsmouth 9 May 1796, arrived with the Pichegru.
Portsmouth 6 Jun 1796, sailed on a cruise.
Between Aug and Oct 1797 captured 2 French privateers, names unknown, on the Jamaica station.
18 Oct 1797 capture of La Perle, French privateer, [head-money per London Gazette of 13 Nov 1827].
25 Nov 1797 is reported to have arrived Jamaica with 2 armed barges, per London Gazette.
2 Jul 1798 departed Port Royal, Jamaica.
3 Jul 1798 returned to Port Royal, Jamaica.
Between 12 Feb and 15 Apr 1799 captured a French privateer, name unknown, on the Jamaica station.
20 May - 3 Aug 1800 is reported to have captured a Spanish Gun Boat, mounting 2 guns, per London Gazette.
Deal 23 Jun 1802 arrived from the West Indies.
Jan 1803 - Jan 1804 in refit.
Deal 13 Feb 1804, remains. NW gales continue to blow.
15-16 May 1804 action with a division of the Flushing flotilla.
Yarmouth 25 May 1804 arrived with the Vixen and Snipe, from off Flushing.
9 Jul 1804 reported to be with the squadron off Ostend.
9 Jan 1805 following an attack by the ships' boats of the Rattler and lugger Folkstone, on a French privateer in Dieppe Roads, reports suggest that 21 men were killed or wounded and 10 are missing.
31 Mar 1805, in Company with HM Ships Harriet and Zephyr, captured the Fran Gertina.
Portsmouth 13 Apr 1805 arrived from off Dieppe.
May 1805 Spithead Commander Francis Mason.
6 January 1807 captured the French privateer Deux Sťurs. Circa March 1826 prize money arising became due for payment.
30 Aug 1812 in latitude 36░ north, longitude 62░ west. (See also page 90)
9 Feb 1813, arrived Halifax, from St. John's, N.B.
17 Feb 1813, departed Halifax for St. John's, N.B.
15 Mar 1813, Rattler, Capt. Gordon, departed St. John's, N.B., on a cruise.
26 Mar 1813, arrived the American schooner Sarah, prize to the Rattler.
20 Apr 1813, in company with the Hogue, Rattler, and Curlew, captured the letter of marque brig Vivid, with an assorted cargo.
27 Apr 1813, arrived Halifax a prize to the Nymphe, Hogue, Rattler, and Curlew, the letter of marque brig Vivid.
2 May 1813 captured a U.S. privateer, the 2 gun schooner Gallynippe, with 55 men, in the Bay of Fundy.
5 May 1813, St. John, arrived from a cruise. 10 May 1813 captured the Schooner Columbia on the N.A. & W. Indies station. 19 May 1813 the Rattler and Bream drove the U.S. privateer Alexander, 18 guns, on shore, with between 40 and 70 men, off Kenebank/Kennebank. Once the tide started to flood the vessel, with $10,000 of goods was got off.
24 May 1813 the Shannon, Tenedos, and Rattler captured the Schooner Postboy on the N.A. & W. Indies station. 26 Jun 1813 departed St. John's, N.B., for St. Andrews, with the President and suite on board for the passage.
7 Jul 1813 captured the Schooner Prudentia on the N.A. & W. Indies station. 11 Jul 1813 the Rattler and privateer Retrieve captured the Brig John Adams on the N.A. & W. Indies station. 31 Jul 1813 captured the Schooner Porpoise on the N.A. & W. Indies station. 22 Aug 1813 departed Halifax for New Brunswick.
Halifax 4 Sep 1813, Capt. Gordon of the Rattler appointed to the Laurestinus ; there was also some discussion that due to her worn out state she might be used as a prison or receiving ship, however, in the light of subsequent events it would appear that she was to remain in commission.
27 Sep 1813 arrived Halifax, with a convoy from St. John's, N.B.
28 Jan 1814, at Bermuda.
7 Mar 1814 the boats of the Rattler, Endymion and Pelorus captured a U.S. privateer, the 15 gun Mars, with 70 men.
17 May 1814, arrived Halifax, with the Arab, and a small convoy from Bermuda.
17 Jun 1814, arrived Halifax, from New London.
Port Royal 18 Sep 1814 Sailed with a convoy.
25 Oct 1814, arrived Halifax, from Jamaica, via Bermuda, 10 days.
Portsmouth 27 Dec 1814 Arrived from Halifax, having parted from her convoy in bad weather.
Deal 8 Jan 1815 Arrived and sailed for the river.
Type: Gun brig ; Armament 12
Launched : 1797 ; Disposal date or year : 1802
Yarmouth 2 Oct 1801 the Furious and Rattler sailed on a cruise.