5th – HMS STAR (18) 1795

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A fir built 18 gun brig-sloop, built by Perry of Blackwall, launched 29 August 1795, 96 feet long by 30 feet, 6 inches, 365 tons builders measurment.  Sold 1802

  • 1799- John GARDNER, Cape of Good Hope
  • 1801 Portsmouth.

Court Martial – On the 3 November 1801 Capt. GARDNER appeared before a court martial on board GLADIATOR in Portsmouth Harbour charged by surgeon William LIND with tyrannical behaviour towards his officers, having traded in slaves off Madagascar and having plundered a French prisoner. After examining the officers and crew of STAR, the court decided that the charges were ill founded and malicious and the captain was honourably acquitted.