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3884
Nominal GunsUnknown
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Captured1790
ShipyardUnknown
CategoryUnrated
Ship TypeSloop
Last known7.8.1801

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
28.12.1792 - 3.2.1799LieutenantFrancis William Austen (1774-1865)NBD1849


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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Posted by Barry Jolly on Tuesday 27th of November 2018 15:08

... his successor in command was Thomas le Marchant Gosselin.


Posted by Barry Jolly on Tuesday 27th of November 2018 14:43

The sloop was bought by the East India Company for Commodore William Cornwallis in 1790 with the command given to Midshipman John Whitby (age 16). It was taken on to the books of the Royal Navy on 28 December 1792, with Whitby promoted to Commander. Austin was his Senior Lieutenant.

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