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ENTREPRENANTE (10) Cutter Taken from the French in 1801.
Broken up in 1812.

  • 1804 Lieut. Robert Benjamin YOUNG, 03/1804.
    Accompanied the Lee (Blue) Division under COLLINGWOOD at the Battle of Trafalgar. She took no actual part but with PICKLE and the boats of PRINCE GEORGE and SWIFTSURE she rescued about 200 men from the French ARCHILLE when she exploded after the battle. She was sent to Faro with COLLINGWOOD's dispatches announcing the victory.
  • 1806 Ditto, watching the French in the Channel during the blockade of Brest.
  • 1808 Lieut Peter WILLIAMS, Channel Fleet.
  • 1811 Ditto, Mediterranean.
    On the morning of 12 December 1810 she was becalmed between Malaga and Almeria Bay off the coast of Spain when she was attacked by four French privateers, two small ones astern, the others off her starboard bow and quarter.
    The action lasted for four hours at close range until the French, much disabled, bore away.
    ENTREPRENANTE lost her topmast, had two starboard guns disabled and she repulsed three attempts at boarding.
    Her losses were one man killed and ten wounded.
  • While he was in Malaga Bay on 25 April 1811 delivering a letter to General Sabastini, the Governor, under flag of truce, Lieut. WILLIAMS saw a French privateer and her prize coming in and, as he was working his way out of the bay with an answer for Governor Campbell at Gibraltar, he brought her to action.
    After about 15 minutes the Frenchman was driven ashore hulled in many places, then, since she was in less than three fathoms of water, ENTREPRENENTE was obliged to tack.
    Lieut. WILLIAMS fired a few shots at the prize, boarded and took her. She turned out to be the Spanish brig St. JOSEPH from Cadiz and Gibraltar and she had been taken while on her way to Tarragona.
    The brig was taken in tow watched by hundreds of spectators on the mole head at Malaga two miles away.
    ENTREPRENENTE had no casualties.

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