HMS Cracker

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Cracker, 1826
Type: Cutter ; Armament 1
Launched : 1826 ; Disposal date or year : 1842
BM: 54 tons
Notes:

31 Jul 1826 Lt Hough took the new cutter out on a trial cruise.

25 Nov 1826 in Portsmouth harbour.

6 Jan 1827 returned to Portsmouth from a cruise.

17 Aug 1829 in Portsmouth harbour.

1 Jun 1830 arrived Portsmouth from Jersey.

29 Jun 1830 departed Portsmouth on a cruise (Lt Roepel (i/c)).

30 Dec 1830 departed Portsmouth on a cruise.

14 Jan 1831 departed Portsmouth the Cracker, Highflyer, and Linnet cutters, on a cruise.

17 Jan 1831 departed Portsmouth on a cruise.

22 Jan 1831 arrived Portsmouth from a cruise.

27 Mar 1831 arrived Portsmouth from Jersey.

31 Mar 1831 departed Portsmouth for Guernsey.

26 Apr 1831 arrived Portsmouth from Jersey.

15 Jun 1831 arrived Portsmouth from Jersey.

3 Aug 1831 departed Portsmouth for Cromarty Bay.

13 Nov 1831 arrived Plymouth, from Cromarty Bay, on the coast of Scotland, where she had been stationed for the enforcement of the quarantine laws, having experienced much blowing weather while there, and requiring a refit.

26 Nov 1931 in Portsmouth Harbour.

26 May 1832 arrived Portsmouth from Jersey.

31 May 1832 was paid off by Lt Roepel and commissioned the following day by Lt John Morgan (b).

4 Jul 1832 departed Portsmouth on a cruise.

11 Jul 1832 arrived Portsmouth.

13 Jul 1832 departed Portsmouth on a cruise.

22 Jul 1832 arrived Portsmouth from a cruise.

25 Aug 1832 is ordered to be paid off and the crew turned over to the Seaflower.

26 Dec 1835 in dock at Portsmouth (tender to the Seaflower).

23 Jan 1836 arrived Portsmouth Thursday from a cruise. She departed again this morning.

4 Jun 1836 the Seaflower and her tender, the Cracker, have returned to Portsmouth from the Channel Isles, following the end of the oyster fishing season.

18 Jun 1836 departed Portsmouth for fishery protection duties along the Sussex coast.

25 Jun 1836 arrived Portsmouth Thursday for victuals etc. and departed again today for fishery protection duties along the Sussex coast.

9 Jul 1836 arrived Portsmouth from fishery protection duties off the Sussex coast.

25 Feb 1837 the Cracker and Emerald are reported to be employed on fishery protection duties on the Sussex Coast.

15 Jul 1837 brought into Portsmouth the Prussian galliot, or American schooner Flora, depending on sources, 170 tons, abandoned, off Start Point, laden with iron rails, which appeared to have been damaged as a result of a collision. She appears to have been plundered of everything moveable, except her cargo.

1 Sep 1837 departed Portsmouth for the Channel Isles to protect the oyster fisheries.

18 May 1839 Portsmouth arrived yesterday from Jersey and now In harbour.

7 Sep 1839 Portsmouth came in yesterday from Jersey, to refit.

14 Dec 1839 Portsmouth In harbour.

21 Dec 1839 Portsmouth departed on Thursday for Jersey.

20 Jan 1841 Portsmouth, The Cracker, tender, Mr. Hogge master, is to return to Jersey in a few days with provisions and stores for the cutter Seaflower, stationed there for the protection of the fishery.

10 Jul 1841 arrived Portsmouth from Jersey.

13 Aug 1841 departed Portsmouth for Jersey.

25 Oct 1841 Portsmouth, arrived from the Channel Isles.

9 Nov 1841 Portsmouth, arrived from Jersey, and returned the same day.

8 Dec 1841 departed Portsmouth for Jersey.

20 Dec 1841 Portsmouth, arrived from Jersey.

14 Feb 1842, departed for Jersey.

21 Aug 1842 supposed to be replaced by Sylvia at Jersey as a tender to the Seaflower.

26 Nov 1842 after having been examined and condemned has been offered for sale at the Admiralty office and sold for 160.