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ECHO (16) Built in 1797, Dover.
Sold in 1809.

  • 1799 J. ALLEN, Jamaica.
    Robert PHILPOT, Jamaica.
    On 14 October he chased a brig into Lagnadille at the north-west of Puerto Rico and there he found several vessels in the bay, some of them loaded.
    The following day he sent his pinnace and jolly boat in under the command of Lieuts. NAPIER and RORIE.
    They found that the enemy had already made sail but they were lucky enough to capture a Spanish brig laden with cocoa and indigo; she was armed with two 4-pounders.
  • When Lieut. NAPIER and Mr WOOD, the boatswain, made another sweep through the bay early on the morning of the 16th. they were hailed by the brig they had first followed in two days before. She was armed with twelve 4-pounders and had been moored about half a cable's length from the shore, broadside on, and flanked by two field pieces, one 18-pounder, and some smaller carriage guns on the beach.
    The 30 men on board were all on deck ready for action with matches lighted and guns primed.
    In spite of this preparation, when the two boats from ECHO, 14 officers and men, boarded over the bow the French and Spanish crew numbering about 30 fled below.
    By the time the mooring cables were cut the guns on the beach had opened up on the boats, the third shot sinking the pinnace.
    The brig was hulled several times but, with a light breeze she was soon out of range.
    The only loss was the boat with her arms and ammunition, there were no casualties among the men.
    The brig was an American built French letter of marque commanded by Enseigne de Vaisseau Pierre Martin, who was ashore. She was due to sail in two days for Cuarcoa to be fitted out as a privateer.
  • 1800 John SERREL, Jamaica.
    He was promoted to post captain February 1803 and appointed to the GARLAND frigate, 1803 Edmond BOGER, 01/1803, who was promoted from lieutenant in the West Indies by Sir John DUCKWORTH.
  • When running through the Gulf of Florida early in 1804 with nine merchant ships for Jamaica he learnt that 2,000 troops were on the eve of sailing from Havanna for New Providence.
    The next morning the enemy transports were about six miles to windward with a 20-gun corvette and two 18-gun-brigs as escort.
    When the corvette bore up, Capt. BOGER ordered his charges to close around the largest and most warlike looking ship which he arranged to wear a pendant.
    The French, assuming her to be a frigate retreated, in such haste that ECHO was able to cut off and capture a transport with 300 troops on board.
    (The enemy were later hit by a gale.
    The corvette, AFRICAINE, was wrecked with all hands on the Charlestown bar and one of the brigs was also known to have been lost ashore.
    It was assumed that the transports foundered)
  • The French national schooner HAZARD (16), with a crew of 50 men bound for Curacao from Guadeloupe was captured by ECHO off Curacao on 1 October 1804 and sent in to Jamaica as a prize on the 15 October.
    One of ECHO's young gentlemen, Samuel ROBERTS, accidentally left ashore in Jamaica, saw a privateer take possession of a valuable West Indian trader, the DOROTHY FOSTER.
    He immediately joined some seamen in another merchant vessel and forced the privateer to surrender her prize.
    As a reward he was ordered to act as a lieutenant in ECHO.
    (He was captured by two Spanish vessels when they sank a tender in which Capt. BOGER had ordered him to watch the Havana.
  • Capt. BOGER was appointed to the BRAVE (74) one of the prizes taken off San Domingo in February 1806.
  • 1808 Deptford.

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