Sunday, June 5, 2011

Royal Navy losses During The American Revolution and the war of 1812


Losses During the Revolution

*Enterprise, 10, tender. Taken by Americans at St. Johns,Richelieu River, 14 May 1775.

Diana, 6, schooner. (Purchased 1775.) Abandoned and burnt at Boston, 28 May 1775.

Margaretta, schooner. Taken by 8 small American vessels near Machias, Me., 12 Jun 1775.

Diligent, 6, schooner. Taken by Americans at Machias, Me.,15 Jul 1775.

Hunter, 10, sloop (1756). Taken by American privateer off Boston, 23 Nov 1775 (later retaken).

Gaspe, 6, brig. Taken by Americans in the St. Lawrence, Nov 1775 (retaken Apr 1776).

Hawk, schooner (1775). Captured by Americans, 4 Apr 1776.

Bolton, 12, gun brig. Captured by Americans, 4 Apr 1776.

Edward, tender. Taken by USS Lexington, 16, off Virginia, 17 Apr 1776.

Actaeon, 28, 6th rate (1775). Grounded and burned during attack on Charleston, SC, 29 Jun 1776.

Despatch, 6. Taken by American privateer Tyrannicide, 14, 12 Jul 1776.

Cruizer, 8, sloop (1782). Wrecked and burned off South Carolina, 2 Oct 1776.

George, tender. Wrecked near Piscataqua River, 26 Dec 1776.

Repulse, 32, 5th rate (ex-French Bellone, taken 1759). Foundered off Bermuda with all hands, Dec 1776.

*Racehorse, 8, bomb sloop (ex-French Marquis de Vaudreuil, 1757). Taken by American Andrew Doria, 14, off Puerto
Rico, Dec 1776.

Fox, 28, 6th rate (1773). Taken by American Hancock, 32, 7 Jun 1777 (retaken 8 Jul 1777).

Merlin, 18, sloop (1757). Abandoned and burned in Delaware River, 23 Oct 1777.

Augusta, 64, 3rd rate (1763). Accidentally burned in Delaware River, 24 Oct 1777.

Vestal, 20, 6th rate (1777). Foundered in gale off Newfoundland with all hands, Oct 1777.

Pegasus, 14, sloop (1776). Foundered in gale off Newfoundland with all hands, Oct 1777.

Siren, 28, 6th rate (1773). Wrecked off Rhode Island, 10 Nov 1777.

Charity, sloop (1770). Lost in Lake Niagara, 1777. Liverpool, 28, 6th rate (1758). Wrecked on Long Island, NY,
11 Feb 1778.

Drake, 14, sloop (ex-Resolution, purchased 1777). Taken by USS Ranger, 18, off Belfast, 24 Apr 1778.

Spy, 16, sloop (1776). Wrecked off Newfoundland, 6 Jun 1778.

Mermaid, 28, 6th rate (1761). Driven ashore by French squadron in Delaware Bay, 8 Jul 1778.

York, 12, brig-sloop (1777). Taken by French off N. America 10 Jul 1778 (retaken 23 Aug 1778, lost 1779).

Alarm, armed ship ex-galley (purchased 1777). Destroyed to prevent capture at Rhode Island, 1 Aug 1778.

Falcon, 16, sloop (1771). Sunk as blockship in Narragansett Bay, 5 Aug 1778.

Kingfisher, 16, sloop (1770). Destroyed to prevent capture at Rhode Island, 7 Aug 1778.

Juno, 32, 5th rate (1757). Destroyed to prevent capture at Rhode Island, 7 Aug 1778.

Lark, 32, 5th rate (1762). Destroyed to prevent capture at Rhode Island, 7 Aug 1778.

Chameleon, 14, sloop (1777). Wrecked in hurricane at Puerto Rico, 11 Oct 1780.

Beavers Prize, 16, sloop (ex-American privateer Oliver Cromwell taken 1778). Wrecked in hurricane at Puerto Rico,
11 Oct 1780.

Endeavour, 14, sloop (purchased 1763). Wrecked in hurricane at Jamaica, 11 Oct 1780.

Ontario, 16, sloop (1780). Foundered on Great Lakes, 1 Nov 1780.

Active, 14 (purchased 1776). Taken by Americans near New York, 1780.

Scorpion, 16, brig sloop (ex-merchant Borryon purchased 1771). Damaged in North America, 1780 and sold.

Shark, 28, 6th rate. Foundered in storm off N. America, 1780.

Tapageur, 14, cutter (taken 1779). Wrecked in West Indies, 1780.

Vigilant, 20, armed ship (ex-merchant Empress of Russia purchased 1777). Burned as unfit at Beaufort, SC, 1780.

Culloden, 74, 3rd rate (1776). Wrecked off Long Island, NY, 23 Jan 1781.

Delight, 14, sloop (1778). Foundered on passage to N. America, 25 Jan 1781.

Romulus, 44, 5th rate (1777). Taken by French Eveille, 74, off Virginia Capes, 19 Feb 1781.

Rover, 14 (ex-American Cumberland taken 1777). Wrecked on N. American coast, Feb 1781.

Atalanta, 16, sloop (1775). Taken by USS Alliance, 36, in North Atlantic, 28 May 1781.

Trepassy, 14, brig-sloop. Taken by USS Alliance, 36, in North Atlantic, 28 May 1781.

Snake, 14, sloop. Taken by American privateers Pilgrim and Rambler, 13 Jun 1781.

Loyalist, 14, sloop. Taken in Chesapeake Bay by French Le Glorieux, 74, 30 Jul 1781.

Pelican, 24, 6th rate (1777). Foundered in hurricane off Jamaica, 2 Aug 1781.

Sandwich, 24, armed ship (1780). Taken off Charlestown, Mass., by French fleet, 24 Aug 1781.

Cormorant, 14, sloop (1776). Taken off Charlestown, Mass.,by French fleet, 24 Aug 1781.

Swallow, 14, sloop (1779). Driven ashore by four American privateers off Long Island, NY, 26 Aug 1781.

Savage, 14, sloop (1778). Taken off Charleston by USS Congress, 24, 6 Sep 1781 (retaken Sep 1781).

Iris, 32, 5th rate (ex-USS Hancock, taken 1777). Taken in Chesapeake Bay by French fleet, 11 Sep 1781.

Richmond, 32, 5th rate (1757). Taken in Chesapeake Bay by French fleet, 11 Sep 1781.

Terrible, 74, 3rd rate (1762). Burned as unserviceable after action with French off Chesapeake Bay, 11 Sep 1781.

Fowey, 24, 6th rate (1749). Sunk by American shore batteries at Yorktown or in action with the French in Chesapeake
Bay, 10 Oct 1781.

Guadeloupe, 28, 6th rate (1763). Sunk to avoid capture by the French in Virginia, 10 Oct 1781 (salved by French).

Charon, 44, 5th rate (1778). Burned at Yorktown, 10 Oct 1781.

Vulcan, 8, bomb (ex-Vesuvius, 1776). Burned and sunk by red-hot shot at Yorktown, 10 Oct 1781.

Bonetta, 14, sloop (1779). Taken by French fleet in Chesapeake Bay, 10 Oct 1781.

Fly, 14, cutter (1778). Taken by French off U.S. coast, 1781.

Duchess of Cumberland, 16 (purchased 1781). Wrecked off
Cape St. Mary, Newfoundland
, 1781.

Hope, 14, brig-sloop (purchased 1780). Wrecked off Savannah, 1781.

Blonde, 32, 5th rate (French, taken 1760). Wrecked off Nantucket, 21 Jan 1782.


Losses during the War of 1812

*Oxford, 18, collier (purchased 1804). Taken by USS Essex off U.S. coast, 13 Aug 1812.

Guerriere, 38, 5th rate (1799, French, taken 1806). Captured by USS Constitution in Western Atlantic, 19 Aug 1812.

*Macedonian, 38, 5th rate (1810). Taken by USS United States, 25 Oct 1812.

Southampton, 32, 5th rate (1757). Wrecked near Conception Island, Bahamas, 27 Nov 1812.

Subtle, 12, schooner (purchased 1807). Foundered with all hands off St. Bartholomew, 30 Nov 1812.

Plumper, 12, gun-brig (1807). Wrecked off New Brunswick, 5 Dec 1812.

Java, 38, 5th rate (French Renommée, taken 1811). Taken by USS Constitution off San Salvador, 29 Dec 1812.

Sarpedon, 10, brig-sloop (1809). Foundered with all hands, 1 Jan 1813.

Rhodian, 10, brig-sloop (1809). Wrecked at Port Royal, Jamaica, 21 Feb 1813.

Peacock, 18, brig-sloop (1806). Taken by USS Hornet off Demerara, Guyana, and sunk, 24 Feb 1813.

Gloucester, 10, brig (1807). Taken by Americans at York, Lake Erie, 27 Apr 1813.

Algerine, 10, cutter (1810). Wrecked in Bahamas, 20 May 1813.

Persian, 18, brig-sloop (1809). Wrecked on Silver Keys, Bahamas, 16 Jun 1813.

Dominica, 10, schooner (French Duc de Wagram, taken 1809). Taken by U.S. privateer Decatur off Charleston,
SC, 5 Aug 1813.

Colibri, 18, brig-sloop (French prize, taken 1809). Wrecked at Port Royal, Jamaica, 22 Aug 1813.

Boxer, 12, gun-brig (1812). Taken by USS Enterprise off Portland, Me., 5 Sep 1813.

Highflyer, 8, schooner (American privateer taken 1813). Taken by USS President off Nantucket, 9 Sep 1813.

*Queen Charlotte, 16, sloop (1812). Taken by Americans at Battle of Lake Erie, 10 Sep 1813.

*Detroit, 18, sloop (1813). Taken by Americans at Battle of Lake Erie, 10 Sep 1813.

*Hunter, 10, brig (1812). Taken by Americans at Battle of Lake Erie, 10 Sep 1813.

*Lady Prevost, 12, schooner (1812). Taken by Americans at Battle of Lake Erie, 10 Sep 1813.

*Little Belt, 3, sloop (1812). Taken by Americans at Battle of Lake Erie, 10 Sep 1813.

*Chippeway, 2, schooner (1812). Taken by Americans at Battle of Lake Erie, 10 Sep 1813.

Bold, 12, gun-brig (1812). Wrecked on Prince Edward Island, 27 Sep 1813.

Hamilton, 2, schooner (ex-USS Growler). Taken by Americans on Lake Erie, 5 Oct 1813.

Confiance, 2, schooner (ex-USS Julia). Taken by Americans on Lake Erie, 5 Oct 1813.

Detroit, 6, brig (ex-USS Adams taken 1813). Recaptured on Lake Erie and burned, 9 Oct 1813.

Laurestinus, 22, 6th rate (ex-Laurel, 1806). Wrecked on Silver Keys, 22 Oct 1813.

Tweed, 18, sloop (1807). Wrecked in Shoal Bay, Newfoundland, 5 Nov 1813.

Woolwich, 44, storeship, ex-5th rate (1785). Wrecked offBarbuda, 6 Nov 1813.

Atalante, 18, sloop (1808). Wrecked off Halifax, Nova Scotia, 10 Nov 1813.

Dart, 10, cutter (1810). Foundered with all hands in Atlantic, Dec 1813.

Pictou, 10, brig-sloop (American Bonne Foi, purchased 1813). Taken by USS Constitution in West Indies, 14 Dec 1814.

*Epervier, 18, brig-sloop (1812). Taken by USS Peacock off Cape Canaveral, Fla., 29 Apr 1814.

Ballahou, 4, schooner (1804). Taken by U.S. privateer Perry off U.S. coast, 29 Apr 1814.

Halcyon, 18, brig-sloop (1813). Wrecked in Anato Bay, Santo Domingo, 19 May 1814.

Reindeer, 18, brig-sloop (1804). Taken by USS Wasp in English Channel, 28 Jun 1814.

Leopard, 50, transport, ex-4th rate (1790). Wrecked on Anticosti Island, Gulf of St. Lawrence, 28 Jun 1814.

Landrail, 4, schooner (1806). Taken by U.S. privateer Syren in English Channel, 12 Jul 1814.

Magnet, 10, brig (ex-Sir Sidney Smith, ex-Governor Simcoe, 1806). Burned to avoid capture on Lake Champlain, 5 Aug 1814.

Avon, 18, brig-sloop (1805). Sunk in action with USS Wasp in English Channel, 27 Aug 1814.

Peacock, 18, sloop (ex-American Loup Cervier, taken 1812). Foundered with all hands off southern U.S. coast, 29
Aug 1814.

Confiance, 36, 5th rate (1814). Taken at Battle of Lake Champlain, 11 Sep 1814.

Linnet, 16 (1813). Taken at Battle of Lake Champlain, 11 Sep 1814.

Chubb, 10, (ex-USS Eagle taken 1813). Taken at Battle of Lake Champlain, 11 Sep 1814.

Finch, 8, brig (ex-USS Growler taken 1813). Taken at Battle of Lake Champlain, 11 Sep 1814.

Hermes, 20, 6th rate (1811). Damaged by American batteries at Mobile, grounded and burned, 15 Sep 1814.

Crane, 18, brig-sloop (1809). Foundered with all hands in West Indies, 30 Sep 1814.

Racer, 14, schooner (former American Independence, taken 1812). Wrecked in Gulf of Florida, 10 Oct 1814.

Elizabeth, 10, schooner (former French, captured 1806).Foundered while chasing American privateer in West Indies, Oct 1814.

Fantome, 18, brig-sloop (French privateer, taken 1810). Wrecked at mouth of St. Lawrence River, 24 Nov 1814.

Cuttle, 4, schooner (1807). Foundered with all hands off Halifax, 1814.

Herring, 4, schooner (1804). Foundered with all hands off Halifax, 1814.

Sylph, 18, sloop (1812). Wrecked on Southampton, Long Island, NY, 17 Jan 1815.

*Cyane, 22, 6th rate (1806). Taken by USS Constitution near Madeira, 20 Feb 1815.

Levant, 22, 6th rate (1813). Taken by USS Constitution near Madeira, 20 Feb 1815 (retaken).

Statira, 38, 5th rate (1807). Wrecked off Cuba, 26 Feb 1815.

St. Lawrence, 12, schooner (American Atlas, taken 1813). Taken by U.S. privateer Chasseur off Havana, 26 Feb 1815.

Cygnet, 16, sloop (1804). Wrecked off French Guiana, 7 Mar 1815.

Penguin, 18, brig-sloop (1813). Taken by USS Hornet off Tristan da Cunha, 23 Mar 1815.

Penelope, 36, transport, ex-5th rate (1798). Wrecked on coast of Newfoundland, 30 Apr 1815