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Encyclopedia > HMS Orestes

Several ships of the British Royal Navy have carried the name Orestes. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ...

  • HMS Orestes was a Dutch-built brig-sloop. She was captured from the Dutch in 1781.

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HMS Pickle Information (308 words)
The second Pickle was a 12-gun schooner, originally French, captured by HMS Garland in 1801, renamed Pickle in 1809 and sold in 1818.
She was involved in the suppression of the slave trade, and achieved fame for capturing the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba on June 5, 1829.
The fourth Pickle was originally the slave-trading brig Eolo, captured in 1852 by HMS Orestes.
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