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HMS Redbreast (1805)

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Name  HMS Redbreast
Name  HMC Redbreast
Out of service  1830
Launched  27 April 1805
In service  1815
Builder  John Preston, Great Yarmouth

HMS Redbreast was a 12 gun Archer-class brig of the British Royal Navy.

She operated in the channel until 1808, when she took part in the Baltic expedition. Detachments from her crew and other ships manned two gunboats in August 1808 on the Jade and Weser rivers where they captured a Danish privateer, Mosin, and a Dutch gunboat. In 1811 she was part of a squadron sent to support a Russian attack on Fort Napoleon at Cuxhaven. In 1814 the ship was rerated as a sloop, so that her captain since 1808, Sir George Mouat Keith, could continue to command her on his promotion from lieutenant to commander.

In 1815 she was converted to a customs hulk, and in 1830 a lazaretto for the Quarantine Service at Liverpool. The ship was sold in 1850.

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HMS Redbreast (1805) Wikipedia


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