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ESCORT (14) Gun-brig Built in 1801, Blackwall.
Transferred to Customs in 1815.

  • 1801 Lieut. Grant ALLEN.
    On 23 July he was tried by court martial at Portsmouth for returning to Spithead with dispatches for CLYDE, LOIRE and WOLVERENE which had been entrusted to him for delivery.
    The charge was not proved.
  • 1802 Lieut. PECK, 07/OO.
    On 1 November she sailed for the Firth of Forth with GLENMORE and OISEAU carrying the 26th. regiment.
    In December he captured a smuggling lugger from Deal with 700 tubs of liquor.
    The lugger carried away her bowsprit during the long chase.
    Unfortunately she had been captured outside the limits of 8 leagues from the nearest headland and she had to be restored to her owners.
    The limits had been increased from 4 leagues the previous July.
    ESCORT came into Plymouth on 28 December.
    In January 1803 ESCORT, RAMBLER and GANNET brought volunteer seamen from Ireland who were sent on board CULLODEN and COURAGEUX in the Hamoaze. She went into the Barnpool to await orders.
  • 1803 Lieut. PEAKE.
    In February the uneasy peace was drawing to an end and great efforts were being made to procure volunteer seamen to man the vessels in Plymouth which included ESCORT. She was later stationed in Hosely Bay.
  • 1805 Lieut. Joseph GARLAND, North Sea.
  • 1807 Lieut. SMITH, North Sea.
  • 1808 Ditto, Guernsey.
  • 1811 Lieut. G. V.CROSBE, convoy to Guernsey.
  • 1812 Ditto, Spithead.
  • 1814 Lieut. Charles Hope READ, cruising in Channel.
  • 1815 Lieut. William HOTHAM, Convoy to Cork.
  • 1816 Portsmouth.

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