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PRINCESS AUGUSTA Hired cutter Hired cutter of 70 tons, eight 3-pounder guns and 25 men.
  • 1803 Lieut. J. W. SCOTT, North Sea.
    In the second week of September 1803 the cutter delivered orders from Lord Keith to warships off Helvoersluys, Texel and the Elbe and on the 20th., 45 miles N. E. of Texel, they saw two cutters bearing down on them under English colours. At half past six these were replaced with Dutch and, after asking what sloop PRINCESS AUGUSTA was, opened fire with a broadside which killed the gunner, William LAVENDER, and the boatswain, William CORNELIUS. Lieut. SCOTT was wounded in the shoulder. They exchanged broadsides with both schooners, one of which mounted twelve guns and the other eight before the enemy attempted to board, the bowsprit of the larger coming over the stern several times. After an hour they managed to beat them off.
    Two seamen were wounded in the action; CRUMP with a ball in the thigh and ROSE, with a ball in the ankle. Lieut. SCOTT died of his wound at 9.45 the following morning and the master, Joseph THOMAS, took command and made for Dover.
    The tide was against them and it was not until the afternoon of Saturday the 23rd. that he was able to land. The two Dutch schooners had been manned by about 120 men between them.
  • 1807 Lieut. J. TRACEY, North Sea.
    Forty-five miles off Lowestoft on the night of 27 January 1807, he fell in with a French privateer cutter and chased her for three hours. She surrendered after a few shots had been fired into her and proved to be the JENA (4) commanded by Francis Capelle, which had sailed from Flushing twelve days previously. She had captured two prizes, one of which, a Prussian ship taking timber to London, was re-captured by PRINCESS AUGUSTA on the morning of the 28th.
  • On the 19 February PRINCESS AUGUSTA and the cutter CARRIER chased the French privateer cutter CHASSEUR into the hands of Capt. FARQUHAR of ARIADNE and were returning to their station when, some 30 miles north of Goree, they discovered a suspicious sail heading for the Dutch coast. They gave chase and captured the French privateer schooner RAGOTIN, commanded by Jaques Jappie with a complement of 29 men. Her eight guns had been thrown overboard in the chase. She was eight days out of Dunkirk on her first cruise and had made no captures.
  • 1808 Lieut. A. M'CULLOCH, Yarmouth.
    While cruising some 40 miles north-west of the Texel on the evening of 5 March he fell in with a French privateer cutter. After chasing her for 24 hours he drove her on shore at Katwick (Katwijk-dan-Zee near the Hague). Since it was blowing too hard for the boats he took the cutter in as close as possible and exchanged fire, but by the evening of the 8th. the weather moderated and the boats were able to go in under a heavy fire of musketry from the shore and destroy her. Fishermen told Lieut. M'CULLOCH that the privateer was the DUNKERQUOIS of Dunkirk, mounting four 3-pounders and with a crew of 45 men. She was formally the Revenue cutter NIMBLE of Deal.

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