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TIGRESS (12) Gun-brig Built in 1804, Deptford.
Taken in 1808.

  • 1804 Lieut. Edward Nathaniel GREENSWORD, Downs.
    On the afternoon of 23 October John HANCOCK in cruiser (18) accompanied by the gunbrigs TIGRESS, CONFLICT, ESCORT and BLAZER and two hired cutters, ADMIRAL MITCHELL and GRIFFIN, gave chase to a division of two prames and 18 armed schuyts which had sailed to the westward from Ostend.
    By half past six the fire of the leading prame had been silenced, but by now it was getting dark and they were in unfamiliar shoal waters.
    CONFLICT grounded and was captured by the French who mounted carriage guns on the shore, although her people managed to escape to cruiser.
  • 1807 Lieut. LONG, off Calais North Sea.
  • 1808 Lieut. GREENSWORD.
    In the evening of 2 August 1808 she was captured by 16 Danish gunboats after a short action off Langeland in the Great Belt with the loss of eight men, two of them killed.

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