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Type: Hired Lugger
Hired : 1794 ; Disposal date or year : 1801
20 Mar 1796 the Bec du Raz bearing; north by east distant four miles, a squadron composed of frigates Anson, Pomone, Captain Sir John Borlase Warren (in command), Artois, and Galatea, engaged a French squadron with a convoy, during which the Etoile store-ship struck her colours, and 4 vessels were taken from the convoy and left in the care of the lugger Valiant.
1 Jan 1799 CO : Lt R Tomlinson ; stationed at Plymouth (N.C.).
31 May 1799, Plymouth, arrived from a cruise with the Havick.
25 Sep 1799, Plymouth, arrived with the Diamond, and Beaulieu, from off Brest.
7 Dec 1799, Plymouth, arrived with the Speedwell schooner, and the French brig privateer Speculative, 14 guns and 63 men ; and the French lugger privateer, Esperance, 10 guns and 24 men, captured after a long chace in the Channel.
29 Dec 1799, Plymouth, sailed on a cruise.
5 Dec 1799 Valiant and Speedwell captured the French privateer Heureuse Espérance in the Channel.
9 Dec 1799 Valiant, Lieutenant Arthur Maxwell, and Speedwell captured the French privateer Heureux Speculateur in the Channel. 27 Jun 1800 proceeds arising from the capture of the Heureux Speculateur and the Heureux Esperance were paid on board at Plymouth.
11 Jun 1800, Plymouth, arrived from a cruise, the Beaulieu, 44, and Valiant, and Lady Duncan, luggers.