HM Sloop Zebra log book 1780-1781
The Zebra was built in Gravesend, England, in 1780, and its first captain was John Bourchin. The ship spent the first months after its launch in the English Channel, and sailed to the Caribbean in the summer of 1781. The ship took part in several battles, including the 1794 capture of Martinique. In 1800, the Zebra was converted to a bomb vessel, and in 1812 it was sold.