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FURY (16) Sloop - bomb Built in 1790, Portsmouth.
Bomb in 1798.
Broken up in 1811.

  • 1794 Frank SOTHERON.
    She brought home dispatches relating to Sir Ralph Abercromby's unsuccessful attack on Porto Rico in April 1797.
  • 1799 Richard CURRY, 11/1798.
    On 20 August 1799 FURY bombarded a military post near the Helder and, the following morning, covered the debarkation of Sir Ralph Abercromby's army on the coast of Holland.
    After the surrender of the Dutch fleet in the Texel, she accompanied Vice Ad. MITCHELL's flotilla into the Zuider Zee.
    Despite all her shot, shell, ballast and guns being taken out into schuyts she repeatedly ran aground.
  • FURY assisted in removing a large quantity of naval stores from the dockyard at Medenblik before the evacuation.
    They had barely time to escape before Dutch cavalry entered the town.
  • FURY was subsequently employed convoying trade in the Channel.
  • On the 25 March 1800 Lieut. Philip GRIFFIN of RESOLUTION was dismissed the service at a court martial held on GLADIATOR at Portsmouth for retaining the sum of 10 pounds belonging to seaman Thomas DENHAM of FURY.
  • FURY sailed from Portsmouth on the 2 May and returned with a convoy from Jersey on the 26th.; this was her regular routine at this time. She also took part in secret service operations under the direction of Capt. D'AUVERGNE, landing Gen. George and other emigrants on the French coast.
  • In the autumn FURY accompanied a detachment of troopships to Quiberon Bay and Vigo.
    From there she sailed to Gibraltar to join Sir Ralph Abercromby's expedition against Egypt.
  • The army was disembarked at Aboukir Bay on 8 March 1801, FURY, after covering the landing, took up a position for bombarding the castle at Aboukir, which eventually surrendered on 18 March.
    Twelve guns with plenty of ammunition and a garrison of 190 men were found inside.
  • After battles on 13 and 21 March the new military commander, Major Gen. Hutchinson sent detachments to attack Rosetta and a flotilla of small boats was organised on the Nile to assist them.
    On 16 April the castle of St. Julian, to which the French had retired from Rosetta, was attacked by British and Turkish gunboats under the direction of Capt. CURRY in FURY's cutter.
    When he saw a French gunboat drifting in flames he made his way through the gunfire to try and rescue the crew but found only four Arabs with knives searching for the Frenchmen who had already escaped.
    The castle surrendered on the 19th. with 268 prisoners taken, plus a young Frenchwoman and several black females.
  • Capt. CURRY added a djerm, which was lying alongside the wharf at Rosetta, to the flotilla and named her BETSEY.
    He armed her with a 24-pounder carronade and sailed up the Nile to Montubis to make a reconnoissance inland with Sir Sidney SMITH.
    On 26 April the pair of them, with Capts.
    MORRISON and HILLYAR, left their djerms at anchor and went by flatboat and launch to Shimshara from where they could see 14 of the retreating enemy's flotilla in the direction of Foua.
    The following day two companies of the Queen's regiment were were embarked on the djerms and conveyed to Etphine, two miles from the enemy's advanced post.
  • On 5 May the whole force, some 8-9,000 men marched along the river bank supported by the flotilla and camped at Derout.
    The following day the enemy abandoned his position and sank several gunboats in a line to obstruct navigation.
    While trying to remove the obstacles Capt. CUURY fell overboard and was nearly drowned.
    On the 8th. he conveyed Col. Stewart, Lord Blaney, the 90th. regiment and a party of dragoons to Shurafia where they were joined by 600 Arab cavalry.
    The following morning, with four flats and three launches, he commenced an attack on the enemy forts at Rahmanie.
    The BETSEY, which was sent to his assistance was forced to retire when her carronade upset on the tenth discharge.
    The British lost four killed, including Lieut HOBBS of DELFT, and seven wounded.
    In the evening Capt. CURRY pushed past the French batteries and anchored four miles above Rahmanie.
    Very early next morning he used his guns to force French fugitives to flee towards the desert.
  • By the 19th. the flotilla were engaged in landing and dragging up the Turkish heavy artillery and ammunition for the attack on Cairo.
    Between the 22nd and the 26th. the terms for the surrender of Cairo were agreed and Capt. CURRY went down the Nile in his cutter carrying the news to Lord Keith in Aboukir Bay.
    Lord Keith sent him with his dispatches back to London where Lord ST. VINCENT awarded him 500 pounds.
  • Capt. CURRY returned to FURY, which had remained at Malta and afterwards visited Naples.
    He received a post commission on 7 January 1802 and was appointed to TIGRE.
  • FURY returned to Portsmouth from the Mediterranean on 24 June 1802 and sailed the next day for Woolwich to be paid off.
  • 1803 Frederick LANGDORF, Woolwich.
  • 1805 J. YELLAND, Downs.
    Early in the morning of 24 April 1805 a convoy of twenty-six enemy vessels was sighted rounding Cap Gris Nez and Capt. HONEYMAN in LEDA immediately signalled to his detached squadron (FURY, HARPY, RAILLEUR, BRUISER, GALLANT, ARCHER, LOCUST, TICKLER, WATCHFUL, MONKEY and FIRM) to give chase.
    After an an engagement of about 2 hours they succeeded in cutting off 7 schuyts carrying 117 soldiers and 43 seamen under the command of officers from the 51st. Infantry regiment.
    They were all armed with one 24-pounder and two smaller guns and had been sailing from Dunkirk to Ambleteuse.
    Two more were captured by ARCHER the following morning and sent into the Downs.
  • 1806 Thomas SEARLE, 02/1800, until the autumn when he was appointed to GRASSHOPPER.
  • 1807 Out of commission.
  • 1808 John Sanderson GIBSON, Baltic.
  • 1811 R. BALFOUR off Cherbourg.

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