HMS Contest

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Contest, 1804
Type: Gun Brig ; Armament 14
Launched : 1804 ; Disposal date or year : Dec 1809
Disposal Details : Foundered, as is supposed, on her passage from America. Lieut John Gregory

May 1805 Plymouth, fitting following building.

Late Apr - Early May 1806 Pallas demolished a number of signal-posts on the coast of La Vandée, including one on the Pointe d'Eguillon, in the Pertuis Breton, in which the cutter Frisk and gun-brig Contest assisted.

7 Mar - Apr 1809 had arrived in Basque roads. 11 Apr the use of fire ships, explosion-vessels, and Congreve rockets against the French fleet at Basque roads and the results thereof. 13 Apr further attempt made to destroy grounded French vessels.