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Type: Brig Sloop ; Armament 18
Taken : 1809 ; Disposal date or year : 22 Aug 1813
Disposal Details : Wrecked in Charleston, S.C., crew saved. Captain John Thompson....see below.
28 Jun 1812 despatched from Halifax as a flag of truce to New-York. 9 Jul anchored off Sandy-Hook, and on the 12th departed on her return with a copy of the declaration of war, the British ambassador, Mr. Foster, and consul, Colonel Barclay, arrving Halifax 17th.
23 Jul 1812 captured the U.S. privateer, the 6 gun sloop Gleaner, with 40 men, off Cape Sable.
26 Jul 1812 captured the U.S. privateer, the 14 gun ship Catharine, with 88 men, off Cape Sable.
11 Aug 1812 captured the U.S. privateer, the 4 gun schooner Polly with 35 men, Bay of Fundy.
11 Aug 1812 present at the capture of the American privateer Buckskin, the Statira in company. What little Prize money arising from the proceeds of the capture will be available on 12 Feb 1818.
12 Aug 1812 captured the U.S. privateer, the 1 gun schooner Regulator, with 40 men, off Cape Sable.
12 Aug 1812 the Colibri and Maidstone captured a U.S. privateer, the 2 gun schooner Dolphin, with 48 men, off Cape Sable.
Bermuda 4 Jan 1813 departed for England with a convoy.
14 Mar 1813 captured the American brig Commerce : burnt. 27 Mar 1813 captured the American schooner Female : sent to Bermuda.. 29 Mar 1813 captured the Swedish schooner Minerva : sent to Providence. 16 Apr 1813 captured the American schooner Portsmouth : sent to Providence.. 1 May 1813 captured the American schooners Eliza, Nancy, Sampit and Wingaw. 27 May 1813 captured the Spanish ship El de Padato : sent to Providence. 17 Jun 1813 captured the Swedish schooner Gustava : sent to Providence. 18 Sep 1813, the Acadian Recorder, published at Halifax, reports that the Colibri was lost about a month since, near Charleston, S.C., Captain Thomson and her crew having arrived at Halifax, so would appear not to have been lost at Kingston, Jamaica, as noted in some sources, and repeated here.