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Black Joke -> 1799 Suwarrow

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Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Hired12.1.1795BWAS-1793
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1793
CategoryHired VesselBWAS-1793
Ship TypeCutterBWAS-1793
Returned to Owners19.10.1801BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Burthen98 8694Tons BM 

Armament


1.1795Broadside Weight = 30 Imperial Pound ( 13.605 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 6-Pounder

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.1799 - 1799Lieutenant
James NicholsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1805
SNL1799
11.1800 - 1800Lieutenant
James NicholsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1805
W005

Service History


DateEventSource
9.10.1797

Showed herself at the back of Yarmouth sands, with the signal flying, for an enemy. This was the start of the Battle of Camperdown

W005
8.5.1799

Arrived at Plymouth with a French packet prize

TNC
10.1799

Stationed in the North Sea

SNL1799
11.1799Renamed SuwarrowE-WIKI

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 19th of November 2021 18:38

8 May 1799 Plymouth. arrived the Black Joke lugger, with a chasse maree advice boat, with dispatches for the French fleet, which were saved and sent on to Lord Bridport, but it is feared it is a decoy to deceive his Lordship with respect to the real destination of the French fleet.


Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 19th of November 2021 18:24

27 Apr 1799 captured, the French chasse-marée Rebecca, of four swivels and seven men. This vessel had been sent with false dispatches to Ireland with orders to be captured, to distract the British fleet off Brest from the intentions of the French escape


Posted by AvM on Wednesday 22nd of November 2017 15:25

Hampshire Chronicle - Monday 05 April 1802

FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE. TUESDAY, MARCH 30. DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZE MONEY. The armed schooner Suwarrow, for the capture of the .ketch Jean Bart, the marees le Bon Citoyen and, le Morbihan, the ketch le Clair Voyante, now in a course of payment at Plymouth.


Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 22nd of November 2017 08:43

13 Sep 1800 arrived Plymouth, La Providence French brig, with wine, soap, and brandy for the Brest fleet. She was discovered under the guns of two batteries near Camaret Point, by the Suwarrow, 14, Lt Nicholson who gallantly resolved to cut her out with his boats, which he effected, notwithstanding the heavy fire of the batteries ; the Elephant, 74, and the Naiad, were in sight in the offing, but have relinquished their share of the prize money in testimony of their approbation of their conduct.

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