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HUSSAR (38) Built in 1807, Bucker's Hard.
Hospital ship in 1833.

  • 1807 Capt. Robert LLOYD.
    HUSSAR took part in the bombardment of Copenhagen in August and September 1807. She was later employed in the Leeward Is.and on the Halifax station where she captured four letters of marque.
    When HUSSAR was ordered home, Capt. LLOYD removed to GUERRIERE (38).
  • 1811 Capt. J. C. CRAWFORD, with East Indies convoy in March.
  • 1813 Capt. Hon. George ELLIOTT, East Indies.
    In 1813 it was found necessary to send an expedition against the Sultan of Sambras in the island of Borneo whose depredations threatened the extinction of British commerce in the area.
    Capt. George SAYER of LEDA was put in command of the vessels employed and he delegated the immediate arrangements, a command of the armed boats, to Capt. ELLIOTT.
    During this service the naval and military forces proceeded 70 miles up the principal river and stormed several batteries and redoubts mounting in whole 40 guns.
    On 28 June Capt. Samuel LESLIE of VOLAGE commanded a party of seamen from HUSSAR to co-operate with Col. Watson and the troops of the 14th. regiment.
    He was assisted by Lieut. Henry HOGHTON from HUSSAR and Mr William Henry Baptist PROBY, midshipman.
    Some of the seamen carried the scaling ladders and the rest were employed cutting a path through the almost impenetrable jungle during a six hour march.
    An assault was made on five batteries successively and all were carried in half an hour, the seamen advancing with the troops under heavy fire and cutting down the fences protecting the batteries.
    The ground around the first was thickly planted with sharp bamboo spikes which could inflict severe wounds.
    Capt. LESLIE escaped with a slight one in each leg.
    Lieut. HOGHTON was severely wounded in the left thigh.
    The wound healed but when he attempted to return to duty he was struck down with a fever which attacked all the wounded seamen.
    All recovered on HUSSAR but the mortality was high in the other ships and among the troops.
    Mr PROBY was immediately promoted by Sir Samuel HOOD.
  • At the end of August HUSSAR and VOLAGE, with troops of 59th. regiment and artillery under the command of Lieut. Col. Macgregor, took part in an expedition to Palambang to reinstate the Sultan, Nagor Ordeen, on the throne.
    Capt. LESLIE again commanded the boats of the two ships.
  • By January 1815 HUSSAR was out of commission at Deptford. She was laid up at Chatham until 1823.
  • 1823 Capt. George HARRIS, 03/1823.
    When HUSSAR was under orders to take Sir Edward Thornton, the British Ambassador, to Lisbon, a letter from the Foreign Office to the Admiralty reported complaints by the ambassador that the ship was not ready.
  • Capt. HARRIS was tried by a court martial on 1 and 8 December 1823 at which he was charged with delaying the public service.
    It was soon proved that HUSSAR had anchored in Plymouth Sound on 9 August all ready to sail and that any delay was due, not to Captain HARRIS, but to Sir Edward not embarking.
    The captain was honourably acquitted and Sir James WHITSHED, the president of the court, rose to say that it was a pleasant part of his duty to return the captain's sword 'untarnished and unsullied'.
  • 1824 Jamaica.
  • 1827 Capt. Edward BOXER, 02/1827, Halifax, flagship of Sir Charles OGLE.
    HUSSAR returned home from Nova Scotia on 4 July 1830 and she was paid off at Chatham on the 26th. of the same month.
  • 1831 Out of commission at Chatham. She was used as a receiving ship there from 1833 until she was accidentally destroyed in 1861 while being used as a target.

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