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Surprise, 1812
Type: 5th rate ; Armament 38
Launched : 1812 ; Disposal date or year : Post Dec 18437
Notes:

16 Jan 1813 captured a U.S. privateer, the 12 gun brig Decatur, with 82 men.

23 Feb 1813, captured the Active. 25 Aug 1835, prize money resulting due for payment.

13 Mar 1813 in company with the Opossum, Spider and Elizabeth, captured the Lark. Prize-money arising from the proceeds of the capture will be available on 12 Feb 1818.

St. Thomas 3 Jul 1813 Sailed with a convoy.

5 Jul 1814, arrived Halifax, from Bermuda, with a convoy.

Aug 1814 a portion of the prize money resulting from the various actions in the Chesapeake became due for payment on 1 May 1835 : namely a dividend from the estate of the bankrupt agent Henry Abbott : no doubt one of the many fraudsters who ripped off matelots in those days : both officers and ratings being fair game.

19 Sep 1814 Tonnant and Surprise sailed for Halifax.

20 Mar 1815, reported to be at Bermuda.

1822 Hulk, Milford.

20 Dec 1848 Convict hulk at Cork.