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PODARGUS (14) Built in 1808 Portsmouth (254bm).
Sold in 1833.

  • 1808 W. HELLAND, 07/1808, Downs.
  • 1811 John LLOYD, Downs. John BRADLEY, 10/1811.
  • 1812 William ROBILLIARD, Baltic.
  • On the evening of the 6 July 1812 PODARGUS, CALYPSO and FLAMER were with Capt. STEWART in DICTATOR off the coast of Norway when the mastheads of a Danish frigate and three large sloops of war were seen over the rocks at Mardoe. Since Capt. ROBILLIARD had a man on board who knew the place he volunteered to lead the squadron in to attack them. Unfortunately PODARGUS took the ground at the entrance to the passage and Capt. STEWART was forced to leave FLAMER to assist her while CALYPSO and DICTATOR, engaged by gunboats, pressed on in. After 12 miles DICTATOR's bow ran on the land with her broadside towards the enemy (NAYADEN (38) LAALAND (20) SAMSOE, 18, and KIEL (18).) who were anchored in LYNGOE creek with a number of gunboats. After half an hour the Danish frigate was a wreck and the brigs had struck. When the two English vessels were attacked by gun boats on the way out they had to abandon their prizes as wrecks but could not set them on fire because of the wounded on board.
  • Meanwhile PODARGUS and FLAMER were engaged with batteries and gunboats, both brigs being aground. They were eventually got off by the exertions of their crews. PODARGUS had nine men wounded. Seamen John LADEN, William CLARY, John COOK, James BOYLE and John ROCK; the purser, Mr GARRATT, private William MARLOW, 1st. class volunteer ROBILLIARD and, from DICTATOR, William LANE.
  • 1814 George RENNIE, Coast of Spain. Capt. J. DUNDAS of PYRAMUS took PODARGUS, REYNARD and FERRET under his orders and, on 21 March 1814, stood off the fortress of Santona and sent in a flag of truce. He then learnt that the French garrison were negotiating capitulation to Spanish forces. Because of the removal of the threat to convoys along this part of the coast DUNDAS despatched PODARGUS to Passages at San Sebastian.
  • 1815 James WALLIS, to Lisbon.
  • 1816 Ditto, Channel.
  • On 18 May 1816, at a court martial in Plymouth, the first Lieutenant, H. HEGMAN, was sentenced to be placed at the bottom of the list for repeated acts of drunkenness. PODARGUS was then manned and sailed on a three year commission for St. Helena with RACOON, MUSQUITO, JULIA, GRIFFON and LEVERET.
  • 1818 Hon. H. J. ROUS, 11/1817, St. Helena.
  • 1820 Portsmouth.

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