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Type: Hired Brig ; Armament 16 (2 x long sixes ; 14 x 18 pdr carronades)
Hired : 1799 ; Disposal date or year : 14 Feb 1801
Disposal Details : parted with the Mediterranean fleet off Cape Ortegal in a gale, and not since heard of : Lieut. C. Corsellis.
10 Feb 1799, Plymouth, passed by from Falmouth with a convoy for the Downs.
13 Feb 1799, Plymouth, sent in a smuggling cutter with 300 ankers of spirits captured off the Lizard.
9 Mar 1799, Plymouth, sailed with the Havick for the Isle of Bas.
18 Mar 1799 captured the French privateer-brig Hirondelle off the Isle of Bas. It is noted that the head money for the capture of this privateer, long in dispute with the officers and company of the Havick, will be deposited in the Registry of the High Court of Admiralty 26 Oct 1818.
20 Mar 1799, Plymouth, arrived from Torbay two American captains, who were prisoners on board a fine French privateer of 16 guns, and 67 men, Hirondelle from Nantz, her first cruise, captured in the Channel five leagues N. of Isle Bas, after a severe well fought battle of four hours and five minutes, by the Telegraph hired brig of 16 guns and 50 men, Lieutenant Worth. The privateer lost three men killed and eight wounded, and the Telegraph had three men wounded. One of the Americans is recaptured by the Seagull sloop of war.
22 Mar 1799, Plymouth, arrived the Telegraph, and her prize, the National French corvette L'Hirondelle, 16. The former went up the harbour, and the latter into Cutwater. She is much cut in her sails, masts, and rigging.
26 Apr 1799, Plymouth, went into the sound.
29 Apr 1799, Plymouth, sailed for Falmouth with a convoy.
2 May 1799, Plymouth, arrived from a cruise, with a Danish dogger, supposed to have French property.
4 May 1799, Plymouth, sailed with dispatches for the fleet.
5 May 1799 captured the Galliot Vrouw Martha. Lieutenant Casar Casellis, commanding officer.
/> 5 Jun 1799 joined the Mediterranean fleet off the Gulf of Fréjus with news of the French fleet.
21 Jun 1799, in the Plymouth, sailed Saturn, Amelia, Magnanime, and the sloops of war Telegraph and Spy with a lugger and a cutter, on a cruise off Brest.
11 Aug 1799, Plymouth, arrived with dispatches from Lord Keith, the Telegraph, 16, Lt. Corsellis.
28 Oct 1799, Plymouth, sailed to the westward.
28 Nov 1799, Plymouth, came in with the De Boat, of Pillau, for Altona, with cotton, detained by the Telegraph
Nov 1799 captured the Galliot Beuns von Koningsoerg.
1 Jan 1800, Plymouth, arrived the Spider schooner, and Telegraph, 16, Lt. Corsellis, from Torbay.
1 Jan 1800, Plymouth, a brig privateer of 14 guns, and full of men, was seen from the Heights of Rame Head to board a brig in Whitsand Bay, and send her for France. She also landed a boat's crew on Looe Island, and took off a cow and some corn, the property of a poor man who resides there. The privateer then stood to the south-west quarter with a press of sail. A signal was made from the Telegraph at Maker, and the Telegraph was ordered to sail in pursuit of her.
20 Feb 1800, Plymouth, arrived from a cruise.
21 Mar 1800, Plymouth, sailed with the Diamond on a cruise.
20 Apr 1800, Plymouth, arrived the Spitfire, 24, with a fine brig privateer, her prize, taken alter a long chase, taken in sight of the Telegraph.
30 Apr 1800, Plymouth, arrived from a cruise.
21 May 1800, Plymouth, arrived the Telegraph, 18. She experienced great distress in the late gale of wind. She was on her beam-ends for some minutes, and the water up to the combings, of her hatchways, when the fore top mast and bowsprit both went and she righted.
25 May 1800, Plymouth, arrived from a cruise.
4 Jul 1800, Plymouth, came in from a cruise with the Havick, 18.
11 Jul 1800, Plymouth, sailed on a cruise.
13 Aug 1800, Plymouth, came in from a cruise with the Dasher.
12 Oct 1800, Plymouth, arrived from a cruise.
13 Oct 1800, Plymouth, sailed on a cruise.
8 Nov 1800, Jersey, the Telegraph, [lost her anchor in a gale] brought up with her best bower anchor, and was saved by cutting away her main-mast.
3 Dec 1800, Plymouth, a court of enquiry was held on Lt Carpenter, of the Flora, bound to the Straits, which drifted, tailed ashore, swung of at low water, and overset on her larboard beam ends, near the old gun wharf. The Court, after taking the existing circumstances of the case into their serious consideration, did not attach blame personally to Lieutenant C. in the business, but did honourably acquit him. The Officers and crews of the Sylph, 18, and Telegraph, 18, were very active in getting out the men from the Flora, when she upset, or the whole crew would have been drowned. The Flora is now refitted, and almost ready for sea.
21 Dec 1800, Plymouth, the Telegraph has sent in two galliots, bound from Riga to Bourdeaux, with Russian cargoes.
5 January 1801 captured the Dutch Ship Cornelia. Lieutenant John Mundall, commanding officer.
21 Jan 1803 prize money resulting from the capture of the Galliot Beuns von Koningsoerg and ship Cornelia due for payment.