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WOLF (16) Built in 1804, Dartmouth (built of fir).
Lost in 1806.

  • 1804 Hon. Capt. BENNET, Plymouth.
  • On the 17 September 1804 WOLF went out into the Sound to meet the ships of the Newfoundland convoy which the schooner MILLBROOK had brought into Plymouth from Poole. She was to sail with them in a few days calling at Falmouth to collect the ships waiting there. WOLF wintered at St. John's.
  • 1805 George Charles MACKENZIE, to the West Indies on 9 July.
  • On the evening of the 9 October 1805, after receiving information from Falmouth on the north coast of Jamaica, WOLF went in pursuit of two sails in the offing. The first vessel he came up with was an American which had just been captured by a Spanish privateer then standing in to the shore. Capt. MACKENZIE dropped a boat and went after the privateer but, when the wind dropped, he had to send off two boats which boarded her as she ran on to a reef near the shore. She was a new cutter, the PRECIEUSA, armed with three small guns, commanded by Galana Garsa, and six days out of Santiago. Five of her crew of 23 made their escape by canoe before being boarded.
  • At the end of 1805 WOLF came under the orders of Capt. Robert HALL in MALABAR and they went in search of the two largest French privateer schooners out of Santiago. They were sighted anchored inshore and protected by a double reef of rocks on 2 January 1806. WOLF, guided by the master of the MALABAR, Mr FOTHERINGHAM, found a way in to cover an attack by the boats of both ships, but when they approached, Capt. MACKENZIE decided that it would be imprudent to use the boats so he moved in to within a quarter of a mile and opened fire for an hour and three quarters. When he saw that the enemy were abandoning their vessels he ordered the boats to take possession of them.
  • One was the REGULATEUR, mounting one long 18-pounders and four 6-pounders with 80 men, the other was the NAPOLEON with one long 9-pounder, two 12-pounders carronades and 66 men. The REGULATEUR sank shortly after being taken with the loss of a marine from MALABAR and two wounded Frenchman. Two seamen, Joseph TAYLOR and Samuel M'MACKIN, from WOLF were killed in the action and two, Alexander M'DOWAL and Frederick RANCKIN wounded, together with marine Robert SALINGER and a prisoner, Benito Blanche.
  • WOLF was wrecked in the Bahamas on 5 September 1806.

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