HMS Requin

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Requin, 1795
Type: Gun brig ; Armament 10
Taken : 1795 ; Disposal date or year : 1 Jan 1801
Disposal Details : Wrecked on the French coast near Quiberon crew saved, but about 20 were made prisoners. Captain Samuel Forvell.
Notes:

1 May 1798 captured the French privateer Mutine off St. Bartholomew's.

12 Oct 1799 arrived at the Admiralty with dispatches from Vice-Admiral Lord Hugh Seymour, Commander in Chief of his Majesty's ships and vessels employed at Barbadoes and the Leeward Islands, to Evan Nepean, Esq. Secretary to the Admiralty : "I have sent Lieutenant Senhouse in the Requin armed brig with my dispatches, whose intelligence, zeal, and activity, have recommended him most strongly to my notice, and will, I hope, to their Lordships’ favour and protection. H. Seymour."
"Am not able at present to forward an account of the vessels captured at Surinam, two of which I have been obliged to take into HM service until their lordships' pleasure can be known ; but I shall take the first opportunity of sending that account for their Lordships' information. The French corvette L'Hussar, a very fine vessel, only seven months old, mounts 20 nine-pounders, now serving as the Surinam sloop, and Lt. Cole, of the Prince of Wales, appointed to command her, The Camphaan brig, 16 guns, late belonging to the Government of Holland, now serving under the same name, and Lt. Thwaites, of the Prince of Wales, appointed to command her."

12 Oct 1799 I have sent Lieutenant Senhouse in the Requin armed brig with my dispatches, whose intelligence, zeal, and activity, have recommended him most strongly to my notice, and will, I hope, to their Lordships’ favour and protection. H. Seymour,

12 Nov 1800 Portsmouth, came into harbour the Requin brig, Lt Fowell, to repair the damage she sustained in the gales on Sunday last.

8 Feb 1801 arrived Plymouth Sound from the Bay of Quiberon, with the officers of the Requin, of 14 guns, Lt. Fowell, which was wrecked on some rocks in the above bay, on the 1st instant, the whole crew were saved, but 20 getting on shore were made prisoners, the Nile went in with a flag of truce, and it is thought, being wrecked, they will be soon exchanged, the rest of the crew were saved by the Excellent, of 74 guns, Honourable Captain Stopford.

25 Oct 1801 the Requin, and her convoy, which had been congregating at Falmouth, joined the Anson and the Mediterranean convoy as it passed down Channel from Spithead in the evening and into the night.