HMS Rapid

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Rapid, 1804
Type: Gun Brig ; Armament 14
Launched : 1804 ; Disposal date or year : 18 May 1808
Disposal Details : Destroyed by the batteries in the Tagus, while attempting to cut out two valuable merchantmen. Lieutenant Henry Baugh
Notes:

May 1805 Plymouth, fitting.

Falmouth 28 Dec 1806 arrived from a cruise.

Falmouth 29 Dec 1806 departed on a cruise.

23 Apr 1808 Grasshopper and Rapid chase a small convoy under the protection of shore batteries and following a severe action capture two valuable Spanish vessels, the cargo of each of which was valued at 30,000.