HMS Ringdove

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Ringdove, 1806
Type: Brig-sloop ; Armament 18
Launched : 1806 ; Disposal date or year : 1829

30 Mar 1808 captured the Danish privateer Forden Shieold, 10 guns. 62 men, on the Home station.

12-17 Apr 1809 a part of a British squadron, off the Saintes, West Indies, which chased a French squadron, and captured the French 74-gun d'Haupoult of 1871 tons, and, under the name of Abercromby, cruised for three or four years in the British service. 1 May 1835 a portion of the prize money resulting from this action due for payment : namely a dividend from the estate of the bankrupt agent Henry Abbott's : no doubt one of the many fraudsters who ripped off matelots in those days : officers and ratings being fair game.

15 Dec 1809 departed from Basse-terre, Guadeloupe, with a small squadron in search of a French sqadron reported to be in the area. In subsequent days was joined by 2 sloops and 2 frigates.

17 Dec 1809 the French ships Loire and Seine were sighted and anchored under a shore battery in a cove at Arise la Basque, where the British squadron was joined by the Sceptre, 74. The French ships were subsequently engaged and destroyed on the 18th.

17 Dec 1809 ship's boats of the Ringdove destroy the battery on Pointe Lizard, a little to the southward of Anse la Barque.

17 Jul 1810, reported to be at Barbadoes.

8 Jul 1812, captured the Russel, bound for Marblehead, laden with fish.

9 Jul 1812, captured the Hunter, bound for Sable Island, laden with fish.

1 Aug 1812, captured the Eight Sisters, bound for Boston, in ballast.

1 Aug 1812, captured the Orpha, bound for Porto Rico, laden with flour etc.

30 Aug 1812 at anchor in a harbour of the island of St.-Thomas.

Plymouth 22 Dec 1812 With the West Indies convoy now off the harbour.

Portsmouth 25 Dec 1812 arrived from the West Indies.

Portsmouth 2 Jun 1813 departed with a large convoy for North America and the West Indies.

Falmouth 6 Jun 1813 This morning appeared off this port with 550 sail of merchant vessels under convoy for Spain, Portugal, Mediterranean, Brazils, North America, and West Indies, via Cork, and were joined from hence by a number of merchantmen.

28 Jul 1813 the brig Stamper, of Pool, re-captured by HM sloop Ringdove, having been taken by the American privateer Polly, arrived Halifax, N.S. 30 Jul.

30 Jul 1813 arrived Halifax, N.S., last port Cork, from convoy duties. Reports that she chased the American privateer Snapdragon on the Banks, but that she escaped in the fog.

1 Nov 1813, arrived Halifax in 23 days from Jamaica.

2 Nov 1813, arrived Halifax the brig Paris, from Liverpool to Miramichi, captured by an American privateer, recaptured by the Ringdove.

19 Nov 1813, arrived Halifax, a neutral vessel, sent in by the Ringdove.

Circa 14 Jan 1814, departed Halifax with a cartel for the US.

Halifax, Jan 19 recently arrived from New Providence.

28 Jan 1814, at Bermuda.

Portsmouth 9 Nov 1814 arrived with dispatches from Jamaica.

On the 15th the Ringdove experienced a hurricane in lat. 23 ; the American schooner Decatur, going from New York with flour to St. Bartholomew's was dismasted and captured by the Ringdove, and took out her remaining crew, 4 drowned in the storm, and destroyed her. Lieut. Yates, late flag lieutenant to Adm. Brown, and Mr. J.P. Bamey, late secretary, came home in the Ringdove.

Portsmouth 24 Jun 1815 arrived.

Portsmouth 1 Aug 1815 arrived.

20 Apr 1823 at Port Royal.

13 Aug 1826 departed Spithead for Bermuda.

15 Dec 1826 arrived Plymouth from Portsmouth, en route for the North America Station.

Halifax 30 Jul 1828 arrived from St. John's, New Brunswick.