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PHEASANT (18) Built in 1798, Shorham.
Broken up in 1827.

  • 1799 William SKIPSEY, Halifax.
  • 1800 Henry CAREW, Halifax.
    Returned home 22 August 1803.
  • 1804 Capt. PAUL.
    He died in Barbados at the beginning of 1805.
  • 1805 R. HENDERSON, Leeward Is.
    On the 16 December 1805 he retook the English ship CLIO laden with merchandise, she was one of the Cork convoy taken by a privateer.
  • 1806 John PALMER, to Buenos Aires with the expedition under Sir Samuel ACHMUTY.
    He disembarked with the troops on 16 January 1807 leaving PHEASANT under the command of Lieut. William STANLEY.
    He took part in the storming of Monte Video on 3 February.
  • Troops under Lieut. Colonel PACK embarked on board transports on 9 March 1807 for the expedition to Colonia del Sacramento on which they were to be covered by PHEASANT.
    Owing to bad weather and foul winds they were unable to sail for another four days and arrived off Colonia on the afternoon of the 15th.
    A flag of truce was sent ashore and the detachment of the 95th. regiment landed but, the weather being so bad, Col. PACK delayed sending the rest until the following day.
    There was no opposition, the town commander and the captain of the militia had fled inland.
  • After returning from South America PHEASANT was employed escorting convoys to West Africa 1808 Ditto, Jersey.
  • 1810 Off Scilly on 3 February 1810 a fog cleared to show a lugger bearing west about 6 or 7 miles distant.
    Because of the light air Capt. PALMER thought it was useless to chase him so he made sail as slowly as possible in the opposite direction keeping his stern to the lugger to prevent her discovering that PHEASANT was a ship of war.
  • The lugger took the bait and used sail and sweeps to come up with the sloop after about six hours, hoisted French colours and opened fire.
    When PHEASANT replied and took away the Frenchman's topmast he realised his mistake and tried to escape.
    The lugger was captured after a chase of four hours and proved to be the COMTE DE HUNEBOURG of St. Malo, three days out of Ile de Bas without taking any prizes.
    All her fourteen guns were thrown overboard during the chase.
  • On 17 June 1811 Capt. PALMER captured the French privateer HEROS, of six guns and 40 men. She was four days out of La Rochelle without making a capture.
  • 1812 Ditto, Plymouth.
    The American brig FOX,letter of marque, was brought into Plymouth on the 6 May 1813. She had been captured by PHEASANT, WHITING and SCYLLA after a chase of over 100 miles. She was bound from Bordeaux to Philadelphia.
  • 1814 Ditto, Cork.
    Capt. Commanded PHEASANT until posted into WANDERER on 9 October 1814.
  • 1815 Edmund WALLER, 09/10/14, Spithead.
  • 1816-17 Plymouth.
  • 1818 [22-guns] B. M. KELLY, 09/1818, Coast of Africa.

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