HMS Mullett (1807)
|Ordered:||11 December 1805|
|Builder:||Goodrich & Co. (prime contractor), Bermuda|
|Fate:||Sold 15 December 1814|
|Tonnage:||70 41/94 bm|
55 ft 2 in (16.81 m) (overall)|
40 ft 10.5 in (12.5 m) (keel)
|Beam:||18 ft 0 in (5.49 m)|
|Depth of hold:||9 ft 0 in (2.74 m)|
|Armament:||4 x 12-pounder carronades|
HMS Mullett was a Royal Navy Ballahoo-class schooner of four 12-pounder carronades and a crew of 20. The prime contractor for the vessel was Goodrich & Co., in Bermuda, and she was launched in 1807. Mullett had an apparently useful and completely uneventful career until she was sold at the end of 1814.
In May 1810 she was in home waters under Lieutenant John Geary. Between September and October she was under repair at Plymouth. Between 9 and 11 November Geary faced a court martial for not having done his utmost to execute the orders of Sir Robert Calder in proceeding with the mails for Surinam, Berbice and Demerara, but having returned twice to port. His defence was that the sickly state of his crew prevented him. He was sentenced to be severely reprimanded.
In 1811 she was under Lieutenant Hugh Andersen in the Channel, and then in the next year under Lieutenant Thomas Evans surveying the Irish Sea. In 1813 she was under Lieutenant John Neale and then in 1814 under Lieutenant Josiah Thompson, who sailed her on the North Coast of Spain.
She was sold at Plymouth for ₤390 on 15 December 1814.
- Winfield (2008), p.360.
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- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: the complete record of all fighting ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham. ISBN 9781861762818. OCLC 67375475.
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