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MUTINE (18) Built in 1806, Bideford (Cruizer class).
Sold in 1819.

  • 1807 Hew STEUART, fitting out at Plymouth North Sea and Baltic.
    He was employed escorting the King's German Legion to and from the island of Rugen In August 1808 British troops landed at Koge bay south of Copenhagen and set up a battery to the north of the city of Koge preparatory to the siege of the capital.
    When Danish gun-vessels attempted to interfere a flotilla consisting of MUTINE, HEBE, and CRUIZER together with the four bombs, THUNDERER, VESUVIUS, AETNA and ZEBRA, all under Capt. Peter PUGET of GOLIATH was formed to protect them.
  • On 22 August the inshore squadron was attacked off the entrance to the harbour at Copenhagen by three praams, each carrying 20 guns, and by more than 30 gunboats supported by fire from floating batteries and block-ships.
    In an action which lasted more than four hours not a great deal of damage was done and there were few casualties.
  • On 2 October 1808 Capt. Bibby of the JULIANA of Liverpool fell in with a French privateer some 200 miles west of Scilly but drove her off with broadsides of round and canister shot.
    The following morning he encountered a brig flying Hambourg colours and approached her under the French ensign.
    He then hoisted the English flag and boarded her to find that her captain had several different sets of papers so he put Mr William Gourley and some men on board to take her to Liverpool.
    That evening MUTINE arrived on the scene and Capt. STEUART, after speaking with Capt. Bibby and the captain of the prize, the JOANNAH, decided to take over the prize and put his own men on board her.
  • 1808 Charles Montague FABIAN, Spithead.
  • 1811 Nevison DE COURCY, 31/10/1810, to Brazils.
  • 1812 Ditto, to Quebec.
  • 1813 Western Approaches.
    At dawn on 17 April 1813 in the Bay of Biscay DE COURCY discovered a strange sail on his lee bow and immediately gave chase.
    At 2 o'clock in the afternoon the stranger hoisted French colours and opened fire with his stern chasers, disabling MUTINE's rigging and causing her to fall astern.
    However later in the evening, after a two hour exchange of fire, the Frenchman's main-top-gallant-mast and jibs were shot away and she was able to close him.
    After a further 50 minutes the French hauled down their colours.
    The prize was the privateer corvette INVINCIBLE, pierced for 20 guns but mounting twelve 18-pounder carronades and four long 6-pounders.
    The crew of 86 were partly American, the rest being absent in prizes.
    MUTINE had 2 men slightly wounded.
    The INVINCIBLE was later recaptured by the American privateer ALEXANDER but taken again by the boats of SHANNON and TENEDOS near Cape Ann Town on 16 May and sent to Halifax.
    (The ALEXANDER was driven ashore off Kenebank by RATTLER on 19 May when she was returning to Salem from a ten week cruise.
    The crew mainly escaped ashore and RATTLER got her off with the assistance of the schooner BREAM.)
  • 1814 Ditto, Downs Cork.
  • 1815 James MOULD, Spithead Cork.
  • 1816 Ditto, Deptford Cork.
  • 1817 William SARGENT, 04/10/16, Cork.

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