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BELLETTE (18) Built in 1806, Dover (Cruizer class).
Lost in 1812.

  • 1806 Capt. PHILLIMORE, 11/1806.
  • 1807 George SANDERS, North Sea.
  • 1808 Ditto, Leeward Is.
    On 2 July 1808, some 70 miles S. E. of Barbados, BELLETTE captured after a chase of 12 hours the French privateer schooner privateer JALOUSE armed with four 12-pounders and carrying 75 men. On her present cruise the Frenchman had taken the MARY and the LARK from Halifax and the GENERAL GREEN out of Surinam.
  • In August 1808 he captured the French privateer MORNE FORTUNEE (14) which was taken into the Royal Navy and on 23 August after a chase of four hours, the French schooner privateer CONFIANCE with seven guns, three days from Cayenne.
    A French brig letter of marque LA REVANCHE with six 12-pounders was taking provisions from Bordeaux to Guadeloupe when she was taken by BELLETTE on 5 December 1808. A successful privateer throughout the war, she had intended to cruise in the Leeward Is.
  • 1811 David SLOANE, Nore.
  • 1812 Ditto, Baltic.
    BELLETTE was protecting the rear of a convoy off Romsoe on the evening of 29 October 1812 when Mr James TURNBULL, acting master of the sloop, in a yawl, boarded and captured a Danish rowboat with a lieutenant and 15 men armed with two 2-pounders and small arms.
    the Danes had five men badly wounded.
    On 24 November 1812 she was leading Russian ships through the the Kattegat when she went ashore on the rocks off the Isle of Lessoe. All the officers and men were lost save for five.

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