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Type: Sloop ; Armament 18
Launched : 1804 ; Disposal date or year : 1827
BM: 385 tons
27 March 1807 captured the Spanish privateer Admiral of Tariffa, 20 guns, 90 men.
The following appeared in the London Gazette : www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/16027/pages/618
His Majesty's Sloop Scout, at Sea, March 30, 1807.
My Lord, I Beg Leave to inform your Lordship, that on the 27th Instant, at half past Eleven A. M. I observed a Spanish Felucca Privateer to Windward, with Top-sail Yards and Top-gallant Yards across. At half past Twelve, observed him to anchor under Cape Plata ; made all Sail to Windward in Chase ; but, owing to light variable Winds, and the Tide setting to the Westward, was not able to get within Gun-shot of him before Five P.M. At that Time he had his Vessel moored with Springs on his Cables, and a Stream Anchor on Shore, that kept him End on ; he had Two long Twenty-four-Pounders in his Bow which went over and over us as we were working in Shore. At half past Five opened our Fire on him ; and in Ten Minutes forced him to cut his Cable, and tun on Shore. I think that some of our Shot must have struck him between Wind and Water, as he was not Two Minutes on Shore before she was full of Water, and fell on her Broadside ; at that time our Grape Shot was going over him. She was one of the largest Privateers ou the Station ; I am informed mounted Ten Guns, Two long Twenty-four Pounders, and Two long Six-pounders, and Six Twelve-.Pounder carronades ; said to have betwixt Ninety aud One Hundred Men on board, of which he must have lost a great Number, as the Surf was high on the Beach, which prevented me from sending my boats in to cut away his Masts, which was the only Thing that could be done, as the Sea was going half Mast up on board of him ; they brought a heavy Gun down on Shore to bear on us, but I am happy to inform your Lordship did us no Damage ; 1 have no Person hurt on board. On the 28th I stood into the Bay to see what was become of him ; found him a complete Wreck, with his Mizen Mast over the Side.
I have the Honour to be, &c. (Signed) W. Raitt.
To the Right Hon. Lord Collingwood, Commander in Chief, &c. &c.
May 1805 North Sea.
20 May 1807 captured the Spanish privateer La Determinando, 3 guns, 29 men, on the Mediterranean station.
13 Jun 1807 Scout and Redwing captured the Spanish privateer De Bon Vassallio, 3 guns, 42 men, on the Mediterranean station.
14 Jun 1809 whilst in chase of a convoy off Cape Croisette, sent the ships' boats to cut out 7 vessels which had escaped into a harbour ; they also destroyed some military installations in the process.
14 Jul 1809 ship's boats entered the port of Carri where they carried the fort without any loss, and spiked the guns.
31 Oct 1809 ship's boats of a part of the Mediterranean fleet attack and destroy or capture the remains of the convoy anchored in the bay of Rosas, under the protection of Fort-Trinidad.
30 Apr - 1 May 1811 the frigates Pomone and Unité and brig-sloop Scout destroyed the French store ships Giraffe and Nourrice, along with a merchant ship, in the bay of Sagone, island of Corsica.
Portsmouth 12 Nov 1811 Arrived with dispatches from the Mediterranean, and put into quarantine.
Portsmouth 13 Nov 1811 Given pratique and came up to Spithead.
Portsmouth 14 Nov 1811 Is ordered to the Mediterranean.
18 Aug 1812 Reported to be off Marseilles.
Deal 13 Oct 1814 Arrived from the Mediterranean, and under quarantine.
Deal 30 May 1815 Sailed on a cruise.
Portsmouth 21 Jul 1818 Dropped down to St. Helen's.
Malta 21 Jun 1819 Sailed for Smyrna and Palermo.
Havannah 5 May 1823 Stationed at Cuba.
Portsmouth circa 17 Sep 1825 arrived from Jamaica, having called at Porto Rico en route.