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MOHAWK (18) Brig Date given as 1813 in Steel's List. Colledge suggests that she could be VIPER of 1810.
  • On 3 April 1813 MOHAWK was with Sir John WARREN's squadron in the Chesapeake when five armed vessels were sighted off the Rappahannock.
    There was too little wind for the larger vessels to be used against them so the boats of the squadron under Lieut. PUCKINGHORNE of SAN DOMINGO went in and, after a row of fifteen miles and against a determined resistance by the enemy, carried four armed schooners drawn up in line ahead with the loss of two killed and eleven wounded.
    FANTOME and MOHAWK had no casualties.
    The enemy were ARAB (7); LYNX (6); RACER (6) and DOLPHIN (12) and their losses numbered at least five killed and ten wounded out of 219.
  • On 29 April MOHAWK and FANTOME, with the DOLPHIN, RACER and HIGHFLYER tenders, were moored as far as up the Elk River as was prudent after dark and, at eleven o'clock, 150 marines were taken up the river in the ship's boats to destroy military stores at French Town.
    By mistake they went up the Bohemia River and it was daylight before the error was rectified, however when they reached their destination they destroyed large quantities of flour, army clothing and five vessels abandoned by the enemy.
  • Rear-Ad. COCKBURN, understanding that Georgetown and Frederickstown on the Sasafras river were places of some importance directed his squadron's boats to assemble alongside MOHAWK on the night of the 5 May 1813.
    With about 150 marines under Capts.
    WYBOURN and CARTER and a small artillery detachment under Lieut. ROBERTSON, they proceeded up the river under the direction of Capt. BYNG.
  • It was intended that they should arrive at their destination at dawn but, due to lack of local knowledge, it was late in the morning before Capt. BYNG halted the boats 2 miles before the town and sent in a boat with two Americans to warn their compatriots against showing any resistance.
    But when the boats moved on they were met by a heavy fire of musketry from about 400 men aided by a long gun.
    The launches and a rocket boat returned this fire while the marines were landed and as soon as they fixed their bayonets the Americans vanished into the woods leaving four vessels laden with sugar, leather and lumber to be destroyed.
  • MOHAWK and a flotilla of launches acted as a covering force on 27 June when troops and marines attacked and destroyed an American camp at Hampton.
    They brought off seven guns and three covered wagons.
  • Henry LITCHFIELD, 12/07/1813 until October 1814.
    Halifax. She was employed in the Chesapeake where she took part in the attack on Hampton.
    On 14 July 1813 the cutters of MOHAWK and CONTEST under the direction of Lieut. CURRY of the latter assisted by Lieut. HUTCHINSON of MOHAWK captured the American gun-vessel ASP which they had pursued up Yeacomoco Creek in the Potomac River. She mounted one long 18-pounder gun and two 18-pounder carronades and had been hauled up on a beach and protected by a large body of militia.
    Lieut. CURRY advanced under heavy fire and they boarded and carried the vessel in a few minutes.
    The British had 2 killed and 6 wounded including Lieut. CURRY.
    The Americans commander was killed and several of his men wounded.
  • About the 22 September the boats of LACEDEMONIAN and MOHAWK destroyed several American vessels in Chereton and King's Creeks in the Chesapeake.
    The enemy troops on the shore were scattered by the fire from the boats and some 20 or 30 of them were killed and wounded.
    One man in the boats was killed and two wounded.
  • 1815-16 Jamaica.

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