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HMS Malta (1800 schooner)

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Name  Malta
Name  HMS Malta
Launched  1797
Beam  6.6 m
Propulsion  Sail
Acquired  Unknown
Acquired  By capture 1800
Length  25 m
Place built  United States of America
Captured  by the Royal Navy in 1800
Renamed  HMS Gozo in December 1800

HMS Malta was the Spanish 10-gun schooner Malta, built and launched in the United States of America in 1797. The British captured her in 1800. After the Royal Navy captured the French ship-of-the-line Guillaume Tell and renamed her HMS  Malta, the Admiralty renamed the schooner Gozo in December 1800 after the Maltese island of Gozo.

Malta was one of six British warships in sight on 8 January 1801 when HMS Penelope captured the French bombard St. Roche. She was carrying wine, liqueurs, ironware, Delfth (sic) cloth, and various other merchandise from Marseilles to Alexandria.

Then on 8 March the "Malta schooner", Entreprenante, and the gun-vessel Negresse protected the right flank during the landing of troops in Aboukir Bay. Cruelle protected the left flank, together with the cutter Janissary and the gun-vessel Dangereuse.

Because Gozo served in the fleet under Admiral Lord Keith in the Egyptian campaign between 8 March and 2 September, she is listed amongst the vessels whose crews qualified for the NGSM with clasp "Egypt".

On 9 June Gozo (misspelled as Gogo) captured the chasse maree Trompeuse, which was sailing to Ancona.

Gozo was sold in 1804.


HMS Malta (1800 schooner) Wikipedia

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