HMS Despatch (1812)  (5th)
Brig-sloop 18-gun

This the fifth ship to carry the name HMS Despatch was a Cruizer Class, 18-gun, brig-sloop.

Built by King of Upnor, laid down Feb-1812, launched 07-Dec-1812.

Went to the Leeward Islands 28-Mar-1813 and took the American privateer Mary (5-gun) 07-Jul-1814. At the bombardment of Algiers 27-Aug-1816. Based at Plymouth Oct-1816.

Altered to a ship-sloop at Portsmouth Sep-1823 to Nov-1825.

Left for South America Mar-1826, returned to the UK 1830.

Broken up at Portsmouth Mar-1831.

Won the Battle Honour: San Sebastian 1813.


Other HMS Despatch 
- 1st  HMS Despatch
- 2nd HMS Despatch
- 3rd HMS Despatch
- 4th HMS Despatch
- 5th HMS Despatch
- 6th HMS Despatch
- 7th HMS Despatch

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This page last edited - 10 July, 2012.

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