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Cobourg / Coburg, 1798
Type: Hired Brig/Cutter ; Armament ?
Hired : ? ; Disposal date or year : 1801
Sep 1798 the Ranger, C Campbell, Commander, with the Cobourg Hired Cutter in company, captured the Neptunus. 16 Nov 1805 balance of prize money from the condemned part of the cargoes of the Neptunus and Ceres.
7 Jan 1801 Captain Watson, late Lieut., of the Cobourg, is appointed to the Volcano, bomb, at Sheerness, in the room of the Hon. Capt. Irby, apptd to the Jalouse.
22 Jan 1801 departed Sheerness, the Cobourg, Lt Wright, for N. Yarmouth.
27 Jan 1801 arrived N. Yarmouth the Squirrel, Ariadne, Speedwell brig, Biter gun boat, and the Cobourg cutter.
2 Mar 1801 at sea, I beg leave to acquaint you, that in his Majesty's hired brig Cobourg, a few miles from the land, at nine this evening, I captured the French lugger privateer called the Bienvenu, of fourteen carriage guns, belonging to Calais, out two days ; two of her prizes are now in sight, which I hope to recapture. I have the honour to be, &c. &c. M. Wright.
Since this report was forwarded to the Admiralty by Admiral Hyde Parker, dated 3 Mar., Yarmouth Roads, must suppose that the event took place in the North Sea, where I gather a lot of the French privateers from the Channel Ports were instructed to operate.
4 Mar 1801 arrived N. Yarmouth the French lugger privateer Bienvenu, now described as the El Rein Venu, from Calais. Of the prizes she had taken, the Adventure, Hazlewood, bound Hull to London, with potatoes, was re-captured by the Speculator.
12 Apr 1801 departed N. Yarmouth, on a cruise off the coast of Holland, a squadron from Adm. Dickson's North Sea Fleet, including the the Princess of Orange, flag ship for Adm. Dickson, with the Leyden, Madras, Monmouth, Texel, Agincourt, Bittern sloop, and Hart and Cobourg cutters.
18 Jun 1801 arrived N. Yarmouth from a cruise.
21 Jun 1801 the Iris departed N. Yarmouth with the George cutter, and Coburg brig, on a cruise.
24 Jul 1801 the Cobourg, with Jalouse, have detained 5 vessels under Prussian colours and sent them into N. Yarmouth.
24 Jul 1801 arrived N. Yarmouth from a cruise.
27 Jul 1801 arrived N. Yarmouth Haabets, Ankes ; Jans, Rasmuson ; from Christiana, with deals, sent in by the Jalouse and Coburg brigs.
27 Jul 1801 departed N. Yarmouth, on a cruise.
9 Oct 1801 arrived N. Yarmouth from a cruise.
14 Oct 1801 departed N. Yarmouth on a cruise.
29 Oct 1801 arrived in N. Yarmouth Roads.