Hired armed cutter Brave

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The Hired armed cutter Brave served the Royal Navy from 29 August 1798 until 22 May 1799 when the transport Eclipse ran her down of Beachy Head.[1] Brave, sometimes described as a lugger, had a burthen of 136 63/94 tons (bm), and was armed with 2 4-pounder guns and 10 12-pounder carronades.[1]

During her brief service with the Royal Navy her captain was Lieut. H. Guion (or Guyon). On 21 January 1799 Brave captured the Jemmy Nosten. Then on 3 March she, together with the Hired armed cutter Lord Nelson, which was under the command of the Lieut. Robert Percy, captured Baron Von Hopkin and Sverige Lycka.

On 22 April,[2] or 22 May,[1] Brave collided with the transport Eclipse. Brave's crew was saved.

On 13 September 1804 prize money for the Baron Von Hopkin and Sverige Lycka was paid.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Winfield (2008), p. 389.
  2. Gossett (1986), p.21.
  • Gossett, William Patrick (1986) The lost ships of the Royal Navy, 1793-1900. (London: Mansell). ISBN 0-7201-1816-6
  • Winfield, Rif (2008). British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793–1817: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth. ISBN 1861762461.