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CARRIER (10) Cutter Purchased in 1805, ex FRISK.
Wrecked in 1809.

  • 1805 Lieut. John GEDGE, Nore.
  • 1807 Lieut. Robert RAMSEY, Yarmouth.
    He was accompanied by the PRINCESS AUGUSTA cutter some 30 miles north of Goree on the 20 February 1807 when they sighted a sail heading for the Dutch coast. Lieut. RAMSAY gave chase and five hours later captured the French privateer schooner RAGOTIN out of Dunkirk. She was commanded by Jaques Jappie and all her eight guns were thrown overboard were thrown overboard in her efforts to escape during the chase.
  • During the afternoon of the 13 November acting Lieutenant William MILNE, who was commanding CARRIER, approached a fishing boat in the North Sea to ascertain his position since he had not been able to take an observation for three days.
    As he came alongside the other vessel hoisted French colours and opened fire revealing herself as the privateer cutter ACTIF. It was blowing very hard and a big sea was running so it was nearly half an hour before the enemy struck. CARRIER had only four great guns on board and she managed to shoot away the others main halliards and colours as the enemy was trying to board. The privateer was commanded by Norbet Corenwinder and had only two guns aboard. She had been out from Dunkirk for three weeks and had captured two vessels, a sloop named the LORD KEITH and a galliot. CARRIER had no casualties in her crew of 16 men (plus Mr A. S. NEWALL, the purser of ACTEON, who was on board as a passenger) but four of the enemy were wounded.
    Lieut. MILNE sent her in to Yarmouth under an officer and a small prize crew.
    He parted from her at the Cromer light on the evening of the 14th. during a gale and went on to Grimsby.
  • On 5 February 1809 CARRIER was wrecked on the French coast and the crew were made prisoners.

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