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Seagull, 1795
Type: Brig / Sloop ; Armament 18
Launched : 1795 ; Disposal date or year : 1805
Disposal Details : reputedly on a cruise in company with the hired vessell Mary when both foundered with the loss of both crews : exact date unknown. Captain Henry Burke

May 1797 Nautilus and others captured the French privateer Adolph.

23 Jul 1797 King George and Seagull captured the French privateer Captain Thurot near Christiansand.

16 Mar 1798 Seagull and Telemachus captured the French privateer Sophie in the Channel.

20 Mar 1799 Plymouth, arrived two American captains, prisoners on board the French privateer Hirondelle, 16 guns, 67 men, from Nantz, captured North of Isle Bas, by the Telegraph hired brig of 16 guns and 50 men, Lieutenant Worth. One of the Americans is recaptured by the Seagull sloop of war.

11 Apr 1799 Plymouth, arrived from a cruise : she was drove into the Bay by the late severe gales of wind at east. Saw Lord Bridport's fleet all well on Sunday last.

12 Apr 1799 Plymouth, orders came down this day for the Boadicea, and Seagull, to take on board 183 French prisoners for Portsmouth, from the Ethalion and Spitfire.

7 May 1799 in Hamoaze.

24 Nov 1799 arrived Plymouth Sound from a cruise.

30 Nov 1799 departed Plymouth Sound for Jersey.

9 Jan 1800 arrived Plymouth Sound from Guernsey.

25 Mar 1800 departed Plymouth Sound with the Fisgard, Cynthia and Brilliant, with a convoy from Lisbon fleet for the Downs.

28 Apr 1800 arrived Plymouth Sound from a cruise.

28 May 1800 arrived Plymouth Sound with the Terpsichore from a cruise.

30 May 1800 arrived Plymouth Sound from a cruise.

30 Aug 1800 came into Plymouth Sound from a cruise.

30 Sep 1800 arrived Spithead, with the Pique and the Howard transport under convoy from Plymouth.

28 Nov 1800 taken in into dock at Portsmouth.

19 Dec 1800 departed Spithead with the Rambler, on a cruise, but a contrary wind caused them to return.

27 Dec 1800 departed Spithead for Jersey.

20 Feb 1801 departed Spithead the on a cruise.

20 Mar 1801 the weather blowing a heavy gale at W by N took shelter in Torbay.

8 Apr 1801 arrived Spithead the Seagull, Capt Burrows, from a cruise. Capt Wainwright has again taken command of the Seagull.

14 Apr 1801 departed Spithead for Jersey.

8 Aug 1801 arrived Spithead with the Rambler, from a cruise.

25 Aug 1801 departed Spithead for Jersey.

4 Nov 1801 arrived Spithead the Seagull, 16, from Jersey. She was nearly lost off Portland in the gale of Monday last, in which she threw all her guns overboard.

5 Feb 1802 went out of harbour to Spithead.

Circa 25 May 1802 Captain Burke apptd to the Seagull.

17 Jul 1802 it is reported from Milford Haven that when getting under way at about 11.00 am this morning the Seagull went aground on a sand bank, as the tide went out, and may have been lost, but for the timely assistance of the frigate Nemesis, sloop Spitfire, and an unnamed gun brig, who got her shored up whilst she was water born, and at 4 pm, as the tide returned she was floated off without any damage.

1 Jun 1803 departed Plymouth for the Channel.

6 Jun 1803 reports are received at Portsmouth that that the Seagull, operating in the Channel, has sent into Plymouth the French brig La Favourie, from Tobago, a prize.

6 Jun 1803 sent into Plymouth the Dutch ship Anna Sophie, a prize to the a tender to the Canopus. Unfortunately she failed to stop following capture and the Seagull, 18, had to fire a warning shot to bring her to, but unfortunately, with the movement of the sea, the shot hit the Anna Sophie, killing a Mr Baker from Cawsand.

7 Jun 1803 departed Plymouth on a cruise to the Westward.

16 Jun 1803 departed Plymouth on a cruise.

23 Jun 1803 departed Plymouth, for the River, [Thames], with a French East Indiaman, prize to the Sirius, with the Rashleigh Jamaica ship, and a convoy of 15 coasters....wind fair at WSW.

13 Jul 1803 arrived Spithead with a convoy from the Downs, and departed later the same day.

16 Jul 1803 arrived Plymouth with 5 sail of Indiamen from the Downs.

20 Jul 1803 the sloop Seagull, Capt Burke ; the Speedwell ; Eagle ; and Renown, revenue cutters, departed Plymouth with a large convoy containing, in addition to merchant vessels, 30 French and Dutch prizes for London.

4 Aug 1803 the Seagull, Capt Burke, arrived Spithead from the Downs.

5 Aug 1803 departed Spithead on a cruise.

15 Aug 1803 departed Plymouth to the westward for off Ushant.

14-26 Aug 1803 the capture of the EIC ship Lord Nelson by the French privateer Bellone and subsequent attempts to re-take her by an English cutter-privateer ; brig-sloop Seagull and her recovery by the 74s Colossus and Tonnant.

18 Sep 1803 the revenue cutter Ranger, Capt Fraser, departed Plymouth, for the Downs, with a convoy, including the Lord Nelson Indiaman, Capt Spottiswood, from Bengal, and the trade bound to the Eastward. It was observed that the average of one-sixth for the recapture of the Lord Nelson, by the Seagull, 18, Colossus, 74, and Tonant, 84, in sight, will, of course, be settled by the East India Company, in concurrence with the underwriters at Lloyds Coffee House. The Seagull is so much damaged in her masts and rigging as a result of her action with the Lord Nelson that she must be overhauled.

28 Sep 1803 warped down from Hamoaze to Plymouth Sound, the Seagull, Capt Burke, where she made a signal to the masters of troop transports Nos. 28, 30, 31 and 35, containing the 9th Regt of Foot, to prepare for departure and at 4 pm got under way with a fine NNEly, and were soon clear of Penlet Point. 1 Oct 1803 arrived Kinsale with the transports containing the 9th Regt of Foot.

10 Nov 1803 departed Kinsale with a convoy of transports for Guernsey, with the 1st Battn of the 58th Regt emarked.

29 Nov 1803 arrived off Brixham, Torbay, from Jersey, having carried the 98th (sic) there from Portsmouth, and remains.

30 Nov 1803 departed on her passage in a "fine gale at NNE."

1 Dec 1803 arrived Plymouth, the Seagull, Capt Burke.

5 Dec 1803 departed Plymouth on a cruise to the Westward.

10 Dec 1803 came into Plymouth Sound, along with the Rambler and Plover, to escape the gales blowing up the Channel.

13 Dec 1803 appointed convoy for some troop transports in the Sound bound for Cork, vice Liberty, who lost her masts in the recent gales, when they had to be cut away to prevent the vessel being blown ashore and now gone up harbour for repairs.

15 Dec 1803 departed Plymouth with the transports Nile, Colesworth, Princess Royal, and Grant, with the 3d Regt of Foot, or Old Buffs, for Ireland.

17 Dec 1803 arrived Falmouth with 3 of her transports, numbered 27, 31, and 35, with troops on board for Ireland.

Circa 9 Apr 1804 the Nereide is ordered to be commissioned for service along the coast, in the region of Mount's Bay, where French privateers have been taking English ships, and the Plover off Land's End, where the French privateer Hirondelle has been taking English merchant coastal shipping without any opposition. Similarly, the 18 gun vessels Nimrod, Hazard, Seagull, and cutter Viper, 12, are to cruise from Land's End to Mount's Bay.

May 1805 Missing