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Type: Cutter ; Armament 14
Purchased : 1779 ; Disposal date or year : Jun 1797
Disposal Details : Foundered at sea: crew perished. Commander William Hugget.
14 Jun 1795 the fleet, whilst on a cruise, was joined by a squadron from Gibraltar and England off Minorca.
8 Jul 1795, the fleet, at anchor at in San-Fiorenzo bay, once aware that the French fleet was close by, gave chase. It was sighted on the 13th and later the order was given for the general chase, but apart from the loss of a 74 by the French the result was inconclusive and resulted in not a little criticism, the consequence perhaps being Admiral Hotham's resignation on 1 Nov 1795.
6 Aug 1795, Admiral Hotham put to sea on a cruise, sighting the French fleet in Toulon road.
28 Aug 1796 whilst becalmed off Cape Henry, a squadron including the Resolution, Vice-admiral (w.) George Murray, Captain Francis Pender, sighted 3 French frigates : once able to make sail the Topaze brought the sternmost of the enemy's ships to action. This ship, the French frigate Elizabet, fired a broadside and hauled down her colours, the other 2 frigates escaping in the approaching night.
Type: Excise Cutter ; Armament 10
N.B. These notes may well cover more than one vessel.
Whitehall, 18 Jun 1793.
Whereas it has been humbly represented to the King, that on the 1st of February last, as HM Excise Cutter the Resolution was cruizing near Mort Bay in Bristol Channel, she fell in with a large armed Smuggling Lugger, which bore down and fired upon the Excise Cutter, whereby James Steward, One of the Crew was killed, and the Rigging, Sails and other Parts of the Cutter much damaged.
It has been also, humbly represented to the King, that the Coroner's Inquest, upon a View of the Body of the said James Steward, have brought in a Verdict of wilful Murder against Persons unknown.
His Majesty, for better discovering and bringing to Justice the Persons concerned in the above daring act cf Violence, is hereby pleased to promise His most gracious Pardon to any Person (except the Master, or Commander of the Smuggling Lugger) who shall discover his Accomplices therein, so that he or they may be apprehended and convicted thereof. Henry Dundas.
Per Navy List circa 31 Dec 1814 shown to be armed with 10 guns as an Excise cruiser under the command of Robt. Adams, and responsible to the English Board.