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BLOODHOUND (14) Gun-brig Built in 1801, Rotherhithe.
Sold in 1816.

  • 1801 J. B. BOGUE, 04/1801, Channel.
    BLOODHOUND and BASILISK were stationed between Barfleur and Marcou when, on the 16 August, they saw two brigs and 17 gunvessels trying to get round Cape Barfleur.
    They signalled to Capt. DONNELLY in MAIDSTONE and followed the French into the bay to the westward of the cape where the enemy anchored close to the beach under cover of a battery and some field pieces.
    When Capt. DONNELLY arrived on the scene he decided that they would not be able to approach closely enough to the enemy and made the signal for recall.
    The enemy rowed round the lighthouse and ran for Cherbourg, the wind and tide preventing the British vessels following for half an hour.
  • 1803 Lieut. RICHARDSON, Boulogne. She was based at Walmer and on 7 December 1803 she joined Capt. OWEN in IMMORTALITE off Boulogne where he was observing the enemy's vessels and works.
    On 20 July 1804 a north -east gale forced the enemy brigs and luggers in the Boulogne Roads to move their anchorage. Capt. OWEN signalled BLOODHOUND, HARPY and ARCHER to keep them inshore. A number of the enemy were wrecked as the gale drove them ashore.
  • In the evening of 28 October 1805 BLOODHOUND towed Lieut. Charles PAYNE of IMMORTALITE in a four-oar brig to a position off Ambleteuse, south of Cap Gris Nez, where he was going to attempt to place a carcass (a sort of floating mine operated by a clockwork timer) across the bow of an enemy brig, of which 27 were lying at anchor there. He had succeeded in placing it across the cable of the second brig in line when he was discovered by a French pinnace. He escaped from them but before he could could go back in again there was an explosion and he believed that the enemy vessel had been destroyed.
    He had a crew of five in his pinnace including boatswain's mate James NUTHALL.
  • 1807 Lieut. S. W. FLINDERS, Downs.
    In the summer of 1809 BLOODHOUND was serving in the Scheldt under Rear-Ad. Sir R. J. STRACHAN. She was sent with others under Sir Home POPHAM into the West Scheldt to sound and buoy the channels to enable the larger ships to go up the river.
  • 1811 Lieut. WARRAND, Cruising.
  • 1812 Lieut. BRAY, Sheerness.
  • 1814 Lieut. Charles RUBIDGE, Channel. She was laid up at Plymouth.
  • BLOODHOUND was sold at an auction at the Navy Office in Somerset Place on Wednesday 18 September 1816 and made 580 pounds. Although 20 vessels were for sale only 3 were actually sold, RAVEN, OISEAU and BLOODHOUND, the others failing to meet their reserve.

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