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Type: Revenue cruiser ; Armament 10
N.B. These notes may well cover more than one vessel.
Whitehall, 18 Jun 1793. Whereas it has been humbly represented to the King, that on the 1st of February last, as HM Excise Cutter the Resolution was cruizing near Mort Bay in Bristol Channel, she fell in with a large armed Smuggling Lugger, which bore down and fired upon the Excise Cutter, whereby James Steward, One of the Crew was killed, and the Rigging, Sails and other Parts of the Cutter much damaged.
It has been also, humbly represented to the King, that the Coroner's Inquest, upon a View of the Body of the said James Steward, have brought in a Verdict of wilful Murder against Persons unknown.
His Majesty, for better discovering and bringing to Justice the Persons concerned in the above daring act cf Violence, is hereby pleased to promise His most gracious Pardon to any Person (except the Master, or Commander of the Smuggling Lugger) who shall discover his Accomplices therein, so that he or they may be apprehended and convicted thereof. Henry Dundas.
28 Nov 1803 arrived Penzance from a cruise.
Circa 31 Dec 1814 under the command of Robt. Adams, and responsible to the English Board.
Circa 1 Sep 1816 under the command of Jas Lister, based on the Plymouth Station, and responsible to the English Board.