HMS Creole

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Creole, 1803
Type: 5th rate ; Armament 38
Taken : 1 Jul 1803 in the West Indies ;
Disposal date or year : 2 Jan 1804
Disposal Details : Foundered on passage from Jamaica : crew saved. Captain Austen Bissell

30 Jun 1803, Vanguard and Cumberland captured the French 40-gun frigate Créole, which was purchased into the Service, however, she foundered on her passage to England.

27 Jan 1804 a court martial was held on board the Gladiator, at Spithead, on Capt Austin Bissell, his officers and ship's company, to inquire into the circumstances surrounding the loss of the ship on the 2nd inst. The court being off the opinion that the loss was due to her leaky condition, they were all acquitted.