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MOSELLE (18) Built in 1804, Dover (Cruizer class).
Sold in 1815.

  • 1805 Capt. J. S. CARDEN, Portsmouth, preparing for foreign service.
  • 1806 Alexander GORDON, 22.1.06, Barbados, Coast of America and Halifax.
    The MOSELLE arrived at Plymouth in the second week of October with dispatches from Sir R. STRACHAN.
  • 1807 Ditto, Mediterranean.
  • 1808 Ditto, Portsmouth then Jamaica.
    Capt. GORDON was invalided home towards the end of 1808. He was succeeded by George Gustavus LENNOCK from MUSETTE who returned home in February 1809.
  • 1809 Henry BOYCE, Jamaica.
    MOSELLE took part in the two month close blockade of San Domingo before the surrender of the French garrison on 6 July 1809.
    The blockading squadron under Capt. W. PRICE CUMBY in POYPHEMUS included: AURORA, TWEED, SPARROW, THRUSH, GRIFFIN and LARK.
    On 28 May, after a few hours chase, he capture the French national schooner BEAU NARCISSE, eight guns and 55 men, commanded by Enseigne de Vaisseau Louis Ores. She had left San Domingo on 7 May.
  • According to the American report the USS VIXEN, Capt. TRIPPE, approached MOSELLE, which was at anchor near Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas, on the 24 June 1810.
    MOSELLE hoisted French colours and requested Capt. TRIPPE to come aboard and, when this was refused, she fired a shot at VIXEN. The American prepared for action but first sent an officer to ask for an explanation. Capt. BOYCE apologised for firing and explained that he had been unable to distinguish the American colours and suspected that VIXEN might be one of the two French privateers fitting out in the United States.
  • 1812 John MOBERLY, who was promoted to commander in October 1813 and appointed to MOSELLE, Jamaica.
    On 19 September 1812 she captured the American schooner ST. NICHOLAS bound from Boston to Havana and on 14 October the ship VENUS from Philadelphia to Santiago de Cuba.
    The schooner MAGNOLIA from Rio to Havana was taken on 4 November.

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