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ELING (14) Schooner Purchased in 1796.
Broken up in 1814.

  • 1803 Lieut. William ARCHBOLD, Guernsey station.
    On the afternoon of 13 June he fell in with the French privateer lugger ESPIEGLE some 18 miles N. N.W.
    of Cape Frehel. She was a small open boat carrying 12 men armed with small arms and had been out of St. Malo for 18 days without taking anything.
    Since ELING was 17 men short of complement Lieut. ARCHBOLD decided to take his prize into port but in passing the tow rope to her she got under ELING's bow and was sunk.
  • Between 13 and 15 September 1803 she joined a squadron under Rear-Ad. James SAUMAREZ in the frigate CERBERUS which bombarded Grenville (see TERROR and SULPHUR) and assisted the others in driving off the French gunboats which were firing on a grounded CERBERUS. She then cruised in the Channel and suffered so much damage from the winter weather that she was ordered back to Plymouth for a refit after calling at Jersey and Guernsey for dispatches.
  • 1808 Portsmouth.

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