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Brig-sloop of the Cruizer class. 385 tons as built. Built by Bailey of Ipswich in 1807. Sold in 1815.

3rd rate, 74 guns. 1606 tons as built. 168½ ft x47 ft. Built at Woolwich Dockyard in 1775. Turned into a prison ship in 1801. Broken up in 1817.

3rd rate, 74 guns. 1643 tons as built. 168 ft x 47 ft. Built by Graves of Frindsbury in 1786. Turned into a prison ship in 1815; renamed 'Captivity' in 1824. Sold in 1836.

French corvette, 22 guns.

Gun-brig, 12 guns. 186 tons as built. 80 ft x 23 ft. Built by Randall of Rotherhithe in 1801. Sold in 1816.

Merchant ship of the East India Company. Was accompanying the 'Cato' and 'Porpoise' when the latter two were wrecked in 1803 on Wreck Reef. The captain assumed all had been lost and sailed on to India to report that Flinders was dead - subsequent inquiry proved him to be negligent in his duties to assist shipwreck survivors.

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