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NIGHTINGALE (16) Built in 1805, Dover.
Sold in 1815.

  • 1805 fitting out at Sheerness.
  • 1807 William WILKINSON, North Sea.
    He was promoted to post captain on 21.10.10., the fifth anniversary of Trafalgar.
  • 1811 John EVELEIGH, Leith.
  • 1812 Christopher NIXON.
    On the afternoon of 9 August NIGHTINGALE encountered the Whitby whaler RESOLUTION, homeward bound from the Greenland Sea and gave her the news that the Americans had declared war.
    The following night was dark and warm with lightning to the S. W. In March 1813 NIGHTINGALE, after cruising off Norway, anchored at Lerwick in the Shetlands to collect men from the levy of 100 men for the Navy which the government had imposed on the Islands the previous September.
    The Sheriffs of Lerwick had passed this demand on to the Lairds, each to supply a certain number in proportion to their land or number of tenants.
    When barely half the required number were supplied, the crew of NIGHTINGALE, assisted by a party of soldiers, were landed on the evening of 25 March to impress men to make up the number.
    Nearly 50 were caught, but those on the muster lists of the Whaling ships in the harbour, and from those parishes which had already supplied their quota, had to be released.
    The rest were taken on board NIGHTINGALE.
  • * notes on Whalers from Ian Jackson.
  • 1814 Ditto, North Sea.

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