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Sheerness, 1800
Type: Hired cutter ; Armament 10
Hired : 1800 ; Disposal date or year : 1801

Circa Jun 1800 Lieutenant I. H. Talbot has taken the command of the Sheerness hired cutter, at Sheerness.

Portsmouth 18 Mar 1801 Has arrived with a Danish East Indiaman.

29 Mar 1801 captured the French privateer Pluton off Cape La Hogue, see

21 Apr 1801 captured the French privateer Prefect de la Manche near Portland. See :
His Majesty's Hired Brig Lady Charlotte, Plymouth-Sound, April 22, 1801. See :

Sheerness, 1803-05
Type: Hired cutter ; Armament 10
Hired : 1803 ; Disposal date or year : 1805

22 May 1803 in company with the Archer, captured the Sloop Le Pierre.

9 Sep 1803 the capture of two chasse-marée - well worth a read.

29 Nov 1803 the Ardent, Robert Winthrop, Esq., Captain, destroyed the French Ship La Bayonnoise when in company with the Tonnant, Malta, Spartiate, Spencer, Dragon, and Naiad, and the Sheerness Hired Cutter. See

5 May 1804 captured the French privateer Alfred on the East Indies station.

13 Feb 1805 re-captured the Barzillai.

May 1805 Channel

1 Dec 1805 salvage monies resulting from the re-capture of the Barzillai due to be paid. See the London Gazette:

Mar 1811 Channel. Despite the above, ie no apparent mentions since 1805, this vessel is still included in Steel's List of the Royal Navy for Mar 1811 and Rif Winfields sources suggest her hire was terminated in 1805 ; suggest Rif's and sources ie David Hepper and Fred Ditmarr are probably more reliable.