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Chronology - 1800 to 1824

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1800
FEBRUARY
1United States frigate Constellation, 36 (Thomas Truxtun), engages the French frigate Vengeance, 40 (Sébastien Louis Marie Pichot)
10British frigate Triton, 32 (John Gore), captures the French corvette Vidette, 14, near the Black Rocks off the coast of France
MARCH
5British frigate Phoebe, 36 (Robert Barlow) captures the French privateer Heureux, 22
14Mutiny on board the British frigate Danae (William Allen Proby)
APRIL
25British hired lugger Lark, 14 (Thomas Henry Wilson) captures the French privateer cutter Imprenable, 14
MAY
31British schooner Netley, 16 (Francis Godolphin Bond), captures the French lugger Legere, 3
AUGUST
25British frigate Seine, 38, captures the French frigate Vengeance, 40.
SEPTEMBER
5Malta surrenders to the British.

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1801
JANUARY
1United States frigate Chesapeake, 36, captures the French privateer Jeune Creole off Barbuda
APRIL
2Copenhagen (Battle of)
MAY
6British brig Speedy, 14 (Thomas Cochrane) captures the Spanish xebec Gamo, 32 (Francisco de Torres)
10Tripoli declares war on the United States
JUNE
24French squadron captures the British ship Swiftsure, 74 (Benjamin Hallowell)
JULY
6Algeciras (Battle of)
12Algeciras (Battle of)/Gut of Gibraltar (Battle of)
AUGUST
4Bombardment of Boulogne
15 - 16Attack on Boulogne

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1802
MARCH
25Peace of Amiens signed

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1803
MAY
18Britain declares war on France
18British frigate Doris, 36 (Richard Henry Pearson), captures the French lugger Affronteur, 14 (Morce-André Dutoya), off Ushant.

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1804
MAY
7French gun boats capture the British brig Vencejo, 16 (John Wesley Wright) off Port Navalo
JULY
14French privateer Dame Ambert captures the British brig Lilly, 14
DECEMBER
2Napoleon Bonaparte crowned emperor of France
12Spain declares war on Britain

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1805
JANUARY
26British brig Epervier, 16 (John Impey), captures the French privateer schooner L'Elizabeth, 4
29British sloop Kingfisher, 18 (Richard William Cribb), captures the French privateer Deux Amis, 6
FEBRUARY
8British sloop Lark, 18 (Frederick Langford), captures the Spanish schooner Camerara, 16
JULY
22Cape Finisterre (Battle of)/Calder's Action
OCTOBER
21Trafalgar (Battle of)
NOVEMBER
4Cape Ortegal (Battle of)/Strachan's Action

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1806
FEBRUARY
6San Domingo (Battle of)
MARCH
13British London, 98 (Harry Burrard Neale), and frigate Amazon, 38 (William Parker), capture the French Marengo and Belle Poule
26British frigate Pique, 36 (Charles Bayne Hodgson Ross), captures the French brigs Phaeton, 16 (Louis-Henri Freycinet-Saulce), and Voltigeur, 16 (Jacques Saint-Cricq)
JUNE
18British frigate Blanche (Thomas Lavie) captures the French frigate Guerriere
OCTOBER
18British frigate Caroline (Peter Rainier) captures the Dutch frigate Maria Riggersbergen

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1807
JANUARY
1British squadron [Arethusa, 38 (Charles Brisbane); Latona, 38 (James Athol Wood); Anson, 44 (Charles Lydiard); Fisguard, 38 (William Bolton)] captures the island of Curaçoa
JUNE
30Lemnos (Battle of)
JULY
7Treaty of Tilsit signed (alliance between Russia and France)
SEPTEMBER
2 - 5Bombardment of Copenhagen

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1808
JANUARY
13British brig Pandora, 18 (Henry Hume Spence), captures the French privateer Entreprenante, 16
24British frigate Iris, 36 (John Tower), captures the French privateer lugger Marsouin, 14
FEBRUARY
12British brig Elk, 18 (Jeremiah Coghlan), captures the French privateer Harlequin, 2
MARCH
2British brig-sloop Sappho (George Langford) captures the Dutch brig Admiral Jawl
JULY
6British frigate Seahorse, 38 (John Stewart) engages the Turkish Badere Zaffer, 62 (Scandril Kichuc-Ali) and Alis Fezan, capturing the former and damaging the latter

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1809
JANUARY
1British brig Onyx, 10 (Charles Gill), captures the Dutch brig Manly, 16
2British frigate Imperieuse, 38 (Thomas Cochrane), captures the French cutter Gauloise, 7 and the French lugger Julie, 5.
MAY
18Capture of the island of Anholt
JULY
6British Bonne Citoyenne, 20, captures the French frigate Furieuse
30 - 12/10Walcheren Expedition
OCTOBER
4Capture of Cephalonia
DECEMBER
14British sloop Pylades, 18 (George Ferguson), captures the French privateer Aigle, 10.

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1810
JANUARY
12British brig Scorpion, 18 (Francis Stanfell), captures the French brig Oreste, 16 (Jean-Baptiste-Anselme Mousnier)
FEBRUARY
19British capture Amboyna

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1811
MARCH
13Lissa (Battle of)
MAY
16British sloop Little Belt (Arthur Batt Bingham) engages the United States frigate President, 44
20British squadron [Astrea, 36; Phoebe, 36; Galatea, 36; Racehorse, 18] engages a French squadron [Renommée, 40; Clorinde, 40; Néréide, 40] off Madagascar
26French brig Abeille captures the British brig-sloop Alacrity, 18 (Nisbet Palmer), off Corsica
SEPTEMBER
18The Dutch surrender Java and its dependencies to the British
OCTOBER
24British frigate Perlen, 38 (Joseph Swabey Tetley), captures the French privateer schooner Syrene, 6, near Majorca
NOVEMBER
29British frigates Alceste and Active capture the French frigate Pomone, 40

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1812
JUNE
18United States declares war on Britain
AUGUST
13United States frigate Essex, 32, captures the British sloop Alert, 18
19United States frigate Constitution, 44 (Isaac Hull), captures the British frigate Guerriere, 38 (James Richard Dacres)
OCTOBER
25United States frigate United States (Stephen Decatur) captures the British frigate Macedonian (John Surman Carden)
NOVEMBER
22British frigate Southampton, 32 captures the United States schooner Vixen, 12
DECEMBER
28British 3rd rate Elephant, 74 (Francis William Austen), captures the United States schooner (privateer) Swordfish, 12
29United States frigate Constitution, 44 (William Bainbridge), captures the British frigate Java, 38 (Henry Lambert), off the coast of Brazil

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1813
FEBRUARY
24United States brig Hornet, 18, captures the British brig Peacock, 18, off Demerara, Guyana
MARCH
26United States frigate Essex, 32 (David Porter) captures the Peruvian schooner (corsair) Nereyda, 15 off Coquimbo, Chile
JUNE
1British frigate Shannon, 38 (Philip Bowes Vere Broke), captures the United States frigate Chesapeake (James Lawrence), 38
JULY
3Capture of Fiume
AUGUST
12Austria declares war on France
14British brig Pelican captures the United States brig Argus
SEPTEMBER
5United States schooner Enterprise, 12, captures the British brig Boxer off Portland, Maine
10Lake Erie (Battle of)
23United States frigate President, 44, captures the British schooner Highflyer, 5

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1814
MARCH
28British frigate Phoebe, 36 and sloop Cherub, 18 capture the United States frigate Essex, 32 off Valparaiso, Chile
APRIL
21British frigate Orpheus, 36, captures the United States sloop Frolic
29United States sloop Peacock, 18, captures the British sloop Epervier, 18, off Florida
MAY
5 - 6Capture of Oswego
JUNE
22British Leander, 50, captures the United States brig Rattlesnake, 14, off Cape Sable
28United States sloop Wasp captures the British brig Reindeer
JULY
12British 3rd rate Medway, 74 captures the United States brig Siren, 16 off Africa
AUGUST
29Alexandria surrenders to a British squadron under the command of Captain James Alexander Gordon
SEPTEMBER
1United States sloop Wasp captures the British brig Avon
11Lake Champlain (Battle of)
DECEMBER
24Treaty of Ghent signed (ending the War of 1812)

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1815
JANUARY
15British squadron [Endymion, 40; Tenedos, 38; Pomone; Majestic, 58] captures the United States frigate President, 44 off New York
FEBRUARY
20United States frigate Constitution (Charles Stewart) captures the British frigate Cyane, 34 (Gordon Falcon), and Levant, 18 (George Douglas), off Madeira
MARCH
23United States brig Hornet, 18, captures the British brig Penguin, 18 (James Dickenson) off Tristan da Cunha
JUNE
30United States sloop Peacock, 18 captures the British brig Nautilus, 14 in Straits of Sunda
NOVEMBER
20Second Treaty of Paris signed

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1816
AUGUST
27Bombardment of Algiers

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1821
MAY
5Death of Napoleon Bonaparte on St. Helena

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