Hired armed vessels of the Royal Navy: Hired armed cutter Princess Augusta, Hired armed cutter King George, Hired armed cutter Courier

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Hired armed cutter Princess Augusta, Hired armed cutter King George, Hired armed cutter Courier, Hired armed cutter Swan, Hired armed cutter Nimrod, Hired armed cutter Black Joke, Hired armed cutter Active, HM hired brig Telegraph, Hired armed cutter Telemachus, Hired armed cutter Hero, Hired armed cutter Idas, Hired armed cutter Queen Charlotte, Hired armed cutter Earl St Vincent, Hired armed lugger Duke of York, Hired armed cutter Lord Nelson, Hired armed brig Ann, Hired armed ship Harlequin, Hired armed cutter Ann, Hired armed cutter Lurcher, Hired armed cutter Kent, Hired armed lugger Black Joke, Hired armed lugger Lark, Hired armed cutter Saint Vincent, Hired armed cutter Tartar, Hired armed vessels, Hired armed cutter Norfolk, Hired armed ship Kitty, Hired armed cutter Brave, Hired armed cutter Duke of York. Excerpt: The Hired armed cutter Princess Augusta served the Royal Navy from 12 July 1803 to 2 May 1814. She was armed with eight 4-pounder guns, had a complement of 26 men, and was of 70 tons burthen (bm). She participated in several single ship actions and took several prizes before she was returned to her owners towards the end of the Napoleonic Wars. In 1803 Lieutenant James Woodward Scott took command of Princess Augusta for the North Sea. In the second week of September she delivered orders from Lord Keith to warships off Hellevoetsluis, Texel and the Elbe. On 20 September, 45 miles northeast of Texel, she encountered two schooners that bore down on her and opened fire, killing two of Princess Augusta's crew and mortally wounding Scott. The two schooners were Dutch: Union, under Lieutenant Commander St. Faust, of 12 guns and 70 men, and Wraak, under Lieutenant Commander Doudet, of eight guns and 50 men. The Dutch attempted to board but were unable to do so. Eventually, they sailed off. In addition to ...

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