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HMS Duke of Gloucester (1807)

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Name  Duke of Gloucester
Tons burthen  165 (bm)
Launched  May 1807
Type  10-gun brig
Propulsion  Sails
Fate  Captured on 25 April 1813 by the Americans Burned/destroyed by the British on 29 May 1813
Notes  Provincial Marine vessel
Builder  Kingston Royal Naval Dockyard

Hms duke of gloucester 1807


HMS Duke of Gloucester (or Gloucester) was a 10-gun brig of the Royal Navy which was launched at the Kingston Royal Naval Dockyard in Kingston, Ontario.

During the naval campaign in the War of 1812, Duke of Gloucester and HMS Growler engaged the U.S. schooner Julia at Sackets Harbour on 19 July 1812.

She was being repaired at York when the Americans briefly captured the colonial capital in 1813 during the War of 1812. She was captured, but the British commanding officer, General Roger Hale Sheaffe, ordered that a larger sloop-of-war being constructed at the shipyard, HMS Sir Isaac Brock, was to be torched during the British retreat from York. This prevented the Americans from seizing the ship. Duke of Gloucester was herself destroyed by the British a month later on 29 May 1813 in the Battle of Sackett's Harbor.

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HMS Duke of Gloucester (1807) Wikipedia


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