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NIMROD (18) Built in 1812, Ipswich (Cruizer class).
Lost in 1827.

  • 1812 Nathaniel MITCHELL, fitting out at Sheerness.
  • 1813 Plymouth.
    On 17 July 1813 NIMROD, accompanying MAIDSTONE and POICTIERS, captured the American privateer ship YORK TOWN of 20 guns and 140 men while she was returning from a cruise.
  • In 1814 NIMROD was stationed off New London with the squadron under Capt. Charles PAGET in SUPERB.
    When Capt. PAGET learnt that a ship letter of marque and a brig privateer, both newly built, were, with several other vessels lying at Wareham at the head of Buzzard's Bay, between Martha's Vineyard and New Bedford, he detached NIMROD through Quick's Hole with two of the sloop's boats and two from SUPERB under the direction of Lieut. James GARLAND, first of SUPERB, to destroy them.
    Because of the intricate navigation it was necessary conduct the operation in daylight and this exposed the boats to musket fire from militia on both banks of the narrow stream.
    However, after destroying 2522 tons of enemy shipping and a cotton factory newly built by a consortium of 60 Boston merchants.
    (The vessels destroyed included the ship FAIR TRADER, 444 tons, pierced for eighteen 12-pounders and the brig INDEPENDENT, 300 tons, pierced for 14 guns and on the stocks ready for launching.
    The schooners FANCY, ELIZABETH and NANCY, all of Falmouth, were also brand new.
    The value of the cotton factory was estimated at half a million dollars).
    Lieut. GARLAND secured some of the principal inhabitants as hostages for their safe return down the river.
  • 1814 George HILTON, 06/1814.
    North America.
  • 1815 John Mac P.
    FERGUSON, 27/08/1815, from PANDORA.
  • 1817 John DALLING, 01/1817, Leith.
  • 1819-22 Charles NELSON, 06/1819, Leith.
  • 1824 William ROCHFORT, 07/1822, Leith.
  • 1826 Samuel SPARSHOTT, 09/1826.
    On 14 January 1827 when on her way from Cork to the river Clyde she sheltered in Holyhead Bay during a gale from the N. N.W.
    but was driven ashore and bilged.
    Assistance was sent round from Plymouth but, owing to adverse winds, did not arrive until NIMROD had been got off by the exertions of of her own commander, officers and crew.
    After being judged to be too badly damaged she was sold.

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