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No. 10. See p. 391.
Letter from captain Phillimore to sir William Congreve, bart.

H. M. S. Eurotas, Falmouth,

October 11th, 1813,

Dear Sir, - - - - - - - - I AM afraid you will attribute blame to me for not having written to you about your guns, but the fact is, I have been unwilling to give an opinion, till I had an opportunity of trying them ; and the chasing, in a ship of this sort, looking out from a fleet, is so very frequent, and the attention requisite to a new ship's company occupies a great deal of time; but I hope you believe I am ready and willing to give any information you may like to write for. On the (my) arrival in the Brest squadron, I invited commodore Malcolm, and all the captains, to come on board: we tried them eight times, with full allowance of powder, and doubleshotted, which they stood remarkably well; indeed, every one of them went away pleased with the gun.

If well manned I could fight both sides with ease, and I cannot express too strongly how delighted I am with them in a gale of wind; we had a very heavy gale coming in here, and I had to carry a heavy press of sail off Ushant; the guns did not work in the least, and the ship did not seem to feel the smallest inconvenience from them. A few days before I left the fleet, commodore Malcolm mentioned (in conversation to me) he should like them on the Queen-Charlotte's main and middle decks. I write

this in haste, being anxious to send many letters by this post.

Believe me, dear sir,
Yours faithfully,
(Signed) J. PHILLIMORE.

No. 11. See p. 511.

A list of french and american line-of-battle ships and frigates, captured, destroyed, wrecked, foundered, or accidentally burnt, during the year 1814.

Name. How, when, and where lost. gun-ship Captured, April 18, at the | (M) Brilliant ... . . . . . . . . . surrender of Genoa to the British.

“I Destroyed, April 6, by the - ... Régulus . . . . . . . . . . . . French in the Gironde, to - prevent capture.

No. 11—continued,

Name. How, when, and where lost.

gun-frig. - Captured, January 20 and 16,

s(Z) Alcmene . . . . . . . . . - - - by the british 74 Venerable

, Iphigénie . . . . . . . . . . . . and 22-gun ship Cyane, off Madeira.

- "Captured, January 6, by the

, Cérès. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . { british frigates Niger and

Tagus, off the Cape-de-Verds

- british frigates Dryad and ,, Clorinde . . . . . . . . . Eurotas, lat. 47° 40' north, longitude 9° 30' west.

- e . . . . . Captured, March 27, by the to: , Etoile ..............+ british frigate Hebrus, off

{# March 26, by the

- Cape La Hogue.

Captured, March 26, by the british 74 Hannibal, off Cherbourg.

Captured, February 3, by the Terpsichore british 56-gun ship Majestic,

, Sultane. . . . . . . .

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- Destroyed, February 3, by the Uranie . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

French at Brendici, to preU vent capture. Captured, March 28, by the 32 (D) Essex, A..... - e - - - - - e. british frigate Phoebe and - sloop Cherub, off Valparaíso. Destroyed, September 3, by her crew at Castine, in the Ponobscot, to prevent capture.

36 . . Adams, A... . . . . . . . . . .

An abstract of french and american line-of-battle ships and fri

gates captured, &c. during the year 1814.
tal Total
Lost through Lost through lohe added
the enemy. accident. french and to the
,--—--——- american british
Capt. Dest. Wrecked. Foundered. Burnt. navies. navy.

Ships of the line, F. l l .. -- 2 l Fri F. 7 l .. - - -- 8 7 rigates. . . . . . A. l. 1 - - - - 2 1

Total ........ 9 3 .. - - - - 12 9

In the annual abstract, to which this list belongs, there appear to have been eight foreign frigates of the Z class added to the navy. This is a mistake. The Melpomene, one of the number, was not captured until 1815.

No. 12. See p. 511.

A list of the ships and vessels late belonging to the british navy, captured, destroyed, wrecked, foundered, or accidentally burnt, during the year 1814.

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Name. Commander. - How, when, and where lost.

sh Wrecked, October 22,

->li- - (1813,) on the Silver

(M) Laurestinus. , Alexander Gordon.......... Keys,Bahana Islands: crew saved.

an american battery

sh.-slp at Mobile. ------- - Foundered,February28 (R) Anacreon. ... John Davis. . . . . . . . . . . . - - | in the Channel. 2

Foundered, in August, off the southern coast of the U. S. : crew perished.

(S) Peacock . . . . Richard Coote . . . . . . . . . . . .

Destroyed, September (P) Hermes .... William Henry Percy ......{ * * * * * Destroyed,September 1,

by sinking,at the close

of an action with the

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war Wasp, Channel. Foundered, September ,, Crane . . . . . . Robert Standley............ { o Captured, April 29, by s the american sloop, Epervier . . . . Richard Wales ... . . . . . . . . . of-war Peacock, off - - l the southern coast of the United States. Wrecked, November 24, s on her passage from ,, Fantome . . . . Thomas Sykes . . . . . . . . . . . . St.John's, New Brunsl wick,to Halifax: crew saved. Wrecked, May 19, on a reef of rocks in Anatto { bay, Jamaica: crew saved.

,, . Halcyon .... John Houlton Marshall. . . . . .

- Captured, June 28, by ,, Reindeer ....William Manners . . . . . . . . . . the american sloop of

\. - war Wasp, Channel. . . . . (Wrecked, September 21, (1813,) in the Mediterranean: crew saved -- Foundered, as is sup, Wautour. . . . . . Peter Lawless. . . . . . . . . . . . . . { posed, exact date un

- known.

Captured, February 14,

| , Pictou. . . . . . . Edward Stephens . . . . . . . . . 4 by the american fri

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- Y known. | Wrecked, January 29, - off St. Sebastian : U , Holly. . . . . . . . Samuel Sharpe Treacher .... crew, except the commander and five men,

- - saved. Wrecked, date unknown on the Saintes.

{: April 29, by

, 6 (n) Rapide . . . ... (name unknown) ..........

- - the american privateer
(o) Ballahou .... Norfolk King. . . . . . . . . . Perry, off the coast of
the United States.
{ Foundered, i date
- unknown, on the Ha-
, Herring. . . . . . John Murray . . . . . . . . . .... lifax station.
Captured,July 12, by the
, Landrail .... Robert Daniel Lancaster .... { . . american privateer
Syren, Channel.
Wrecked, June 28, near
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T.S. (r) Leopard.... ... Edward Crofton.......

ABSTRACT.
Lost through Lost through
the enemy. accident.

,--—, Capt. Dest. Wrecked. Foundered. Burnt. Total. Ships of the line ... . . . . . . . . . . . . - e. -- o - 2, under the line. . . . . . . . . . 6 2 8 7 - - 23 8

Total. . . . . . . . 6 2 7 -- 23

Owing to the extreme inaccuracy of Steel's list of losses, (in later years 9specially,) and to the circumstance of the annual abstracts having been printed before the errors could conveniently be rectified, this abstract again differs, as Well in its total, as in some of its items, from the annual abstract with which it corresponds in date.

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