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BRUIZER (14) Gun-brig Built in 1804, Northfleet.
Sold in 1815.

  • 1804 Lieut. Thos.
    SMITHIES, Channel and North Sea. She was based at Walmer as part of the flotilla watching the French flotilla at Boulogne.
  • On the afternoon of the 29 January 1806 the weather was very hazy and a French lugger, waiting close under the cliffs at Folkestone to board the approaching vessel, was surprised to find that his intended prize was a brig-of-war. He made all sail and was chased by BRUIZER for the next seven hours, during which time he threw most of his gun carriages and stores overboard in his efforts to escape. Only two of his 15 guns were still mounted when he was captured. The lugger was the privateer IMPROMPTU of Boulogne, commanded by Jacques Sauvage with a crew of 50 men. The previous week he had taken the collier brig MARY of Poole and CAROLINE of Yarmouth laden with barley.
  • 1809 In company with BRISEIS she captured the Danish privateer EL COURIER on the Heligoland station in May.
  • 1811 Lieut. PRICE, North Sea.
    On 5 July 1811 a Danish flotilla of 17 gun vessels and 10 heavy row-boats attacked a fleet of merchantmen off Hielm Island. The convoy was protected by CRESSY, DEFENCE, DICTATOR, SHELDRAKE and BRUIZER and the enemy was driven off with the loss of four gun vessels each mounting one long 24-pounder and four howitzers.
  • 1812 Ditto, Baltic.
  • 1815 Ditto, North Sea.

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