Black Joke -> 1799 Suwarrow

Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
CategoryHired VesselBWAS-1793
Ship TypeCutter
Returned to Owners1801/10/19BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Burthen98 8694Tons BM 


1795/01Broadside Weight = 30 Imperial Pound ( 13.605 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 6-Pounder

Commanding Officers

1799/10 - 1799LieutenantJames NicholsonSNL17991800/11 - 1800LieutenantJames NicholsonW005

Service History


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


Arrived at Plymouth with a French packet prize


Stationed in the North Sea

1799/11Renamed SuwarrowEWIKI


BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
SNL1799 Steele's Navy List October 1799SteeleBook
W005 Naval History of Great Britain Volume 2 from 1793 to the accession of Georges IVWilliam JamesWeb Site
TNC The Naval ChronicalVariousBook
EWIKI WikipediaVariousWeb Site

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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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