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DOLLY (8) Hired cutter No details.
  • 1799 Alex.
    WATSON, Channel. She served as a dispatch boat between Plymouth and the fleet of Brest.
    At the end of March 1800 FOWEY had attempted to burn the remains of REPULSE which had been wrecked off Ushant on the 10th. but she could not get near enough because the French had brought up a battery.
    In May DOLLY joined her for another attempt but they were driven off.
    During a gale on 16 May she came across TROMPEUSE and RAILEUR and passed under the stern of the latter which was laying-to under bare pole.
    DOLLY came into the Sound on the 23rd.

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