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Type: Brig-sloop ; Armament 13 (2 x long 18 pdr ; 6 x 24 pdr carronades ; 5 x 12 pdr carronades
Purchased : 1798 ;
Disposal date or year : 24 Mar 1804
Disposal Details : Captured, March 24, by a French privateer, on passage to Newfoundland Captain Henry Gordon.
BM: 286 tons
14-20 May 1798 Involved in expedition to Ostende, supporting the army.
3 Jan 1799, sailed from the Downs.
4 Jan 1799 in furious hand to hand combat off Boulogne, with 2 French privateers.
19 Mar 1799, at Portsmouth, in harbour fitting.
23 Apr 1799 in company with the Arrow, and the Kent Hired Cutter captured Blenie Rosetta.
29 May 1799 in company with the Arrow, and the Kent Hired Cutter captured Active and Providence.
28 Jun 1799 in company with the Arrow, and the Kent Hired Cutter captured Five Fishing Boats.
13 Jul 1799 in company with the Arrow, and the Kent Hired Cutter captured Altona.
16 Jul 1799 in company with the Arrow, and the Kent Hired Cutter captured Antony Wilhelm.
29 Jul 1799 in company with the Arrow, and the Kent Hired Cutter captured Nancy.
9-12 Sep 1799 following receipt of intelligence the Arrow, in company with the Wolverine, sought out, destroyed the sheer-hulk Draak and captured the brig Gier, which was purchased into the service.
20 Jun 1800, Portsmouth, arrived the Wolverine, Captain Raigerfield, from Guernsey.
Circa 30 Jun 1800, Captain Wright is appointed to the command of his Majesty's ship Wolverene.
22 Jul 1800, Portsmouth, sailed for Marcou.
Circa 1 Aug 1800, Mr. Fisher, of the Rowcliffe aimed brig, is promoted to a surgeon, and appointed to the Wolverine, on the Marcou station.
10 Aug 1800, Portsmouth, arrived the Catherine, from Bourdeaux, with wine, prize to the Wolverine.
19 Aug 1800 with the Sparkler and Force gun-brigs chased a French convoy who ran themselves on shore in the bay of Grand Camp : see the p. 155 of the Naval Chronicle, Vol 4, for details, available in GoggleBooks.
17 Sep 1800, Portsmouth, arrived from a cruise with the Neptunus, laden with naval stores, which he captured going into Havre de Grace.
26 Sep 1800, Portsmouth, sailed on a cruise off Havre.
2 Nov 1800, Cape Barfleur Light-house W.N.W. about 4 miles, the sloop Wolverine discovered a French cutter under the land and on closing her, she ran on shore inside a reef of rocks under the village of Gouberville, and a battery, with the sloop’s shot going over her. She appeared to strike very hard, as there was a great sea running, and with a fresh gale coming in the evening, she must inevitably be rendered useless.
2 Nov 1800, Portsmouth, arrived from a cruise.
27 Nov 1800, Portsmouth, arrived from a cruise.
17 Nov-30 Dec 1802 prize money resulting from the expedition to Holland due for payment.
20 Jan 1803 prize money resulting from the capture of the Blenie Rosetta, Active and Providence, Five Fishing Boats, Altona, Antony Wilhelm and the Nancy due for payment.
24 Mar 1804 captured by a large French frigate-privateer Blonde, but sank within 15 minutes of the crew being taken off.