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ALPHEA (10) Schooner Built in 1806, Bermuda.
Lost in 1813.

  • 1808 Lieut. William GIBBONS, Plymouth.
  • 1811 Ditto, cruising in Channel.
  • On 23 October 1811 Lieut. GIBBONS faced a court martial on board the SALVADOR DEL MUNDO in the Hamoaze respecting his treatment of one Mrs Bentley.
    It was said that on 14 August Lieut. G. went on board ALPHEA to proceed to sea and enquired what women were on board. He was told corporal Bentley's wife, Grace, whom he had specifically ordered should not come into the ship, but when he ordered a boat to take her ashore, she became abusive and he told the boat's crew to take her no farther than a buoy. She was on the buoy for a quarter of an hour before a boat from the shore took her off.
    The lieutenant stated that he was not aware that she was pregnant but knew that she could come to no harm since the buoy was so large that he and 16 others had stood on it. The court considered that her treatment had been highly improper but that Lieut. GIBBONS had not breached the 33rd. article of war. He was sentenced to be dismissed his ship.
  • 1812 Lieut. Thomas William JONES, 11/1811, to America.
    ALPHEA arrived in the Hamoaze on 25 May 1813 with dispatches from Capt. BLOYE describing the capture of Castro by the French on the 11th. (see LYRA)
  • On 10 December 1813 she blew up in the course of a close action with the French privateer RENARD (14). All the crew perished.

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