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DARING (12) Gun-brig Built in 1804, Ipswich.
Destroyed in 1813.

  • 1805 Lieut. C. C. ORMSBY, Portsmouth.
  • 1807 Lieut. George HAYES, Plymouth.
    In August 1809 served in the West Scheldt being detached under Sir Home POPHAM to take soundings.
  • 1811 Lieut. John CAMPBELL, fitting out at Sheerness.
  • 1812 Lieut. William R. PASCOE.
    Coast of Africa.
    He was forced to run the gun-brig ashore on Tamara (one of the Loss Is.
    off Guinea) and burn her on the 27 January 1813 when he was threatened by two French frigates, ARETHUSE and RUBIS.
    Lieut. PASCOE arrived in the Sierra Leone River with the greater part of his crew on the 28th. and reported to Capt. IRBY of AMELIA.
  • Lieut. PASCOE went back in a small schooner to reconnoitre and found that the two frigates were unloading a Portuguese prize before preparing to sail to intercept the home-bound trade.
    He returned on the 4 February and found that a cartel had arrived with the master and a boat's crew of DARING
  • Capt. IRBY, his crew depleted by sickness but reinforced by the men from DARING, sailed to attack one of the French frigates which was anchored well to the north of the other.
    AMELIA found herself against a more powerful opponent and suffered heavy casualties including Lieut. PASCOE and marines William MARSHALL and Peter BARTLETT of DARING who were killed.

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