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HOGUE (74) Built in 1811, Deptford.
Screw ship in 1848.
Broken up in 1965.

  • 1811 Hon. Thomas Blayden CAPEL, America.
  • On 21 March 1813 Capt. CAPEL relieved Capt. BROKE in command of the northern stations on the American coast.
    He directed SHANNON and TENEDOS to watch Boston Harbour while HOGUE and the other ships under his control cruised in the offing.
  • HOGUE was chasing the American armed schooner YOUNG TEAZER, Capt. Dobson, when the quarry blew up as she was on the point of being taken with the loss of all on board except for seven on the forecastle.
    It turned out that her first lieutenant, one Johnson, had been captured while commanding the OLD TEAZER of New York and had been released after giving his parole.
    Instead of waiting for an exchange he had entered in another privateer and was fearful of being retaken by the British.
    A sailor who saw him go below to the powder magazine with a lighted coal shouted a warning and then saved his own life by jumping overboard.
  • In December 1813 Halifax was hit by a dreadful hurricane which drove more than 100 vessels on shore in the harbour.
    HOGUE was among those badly damaged.
  • On the night of 7 April 1814 the boats of HOGUE, MAIDSTONE, ENDYMION and BORER, under the command of Capt. Richard COOTE of the latter, entered the Connecticut river.
    They arrived off Pettipague Point early next morning and, after some opposition from the militia, destroyed 27 vessels all they could find afloat or on the stocks within three miles.
    Three of them were large privateers ready for sea.
  • Meanwhile the Americans had been collecting forces to oppose their return and demanded surrender.
    Capt. COOTE returned a verbal answer then waited until after dark before slipped down the river on the stream without using oars.
    They passed the American troops, batteries and armed boats with the loss of only two men killed and two wounded and regained their ships.

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