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Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Completed : 16 Apr 1798 ; Disposal date or year : 1865
BM: 1981 tons
15 Feb 1799 Portsmouth, a court martial was held on board the Gladiator, on James Haily, a seaman, of the Achille, for striking a midshipman in the execution of his duty, and for other mutinous conduct. The charge being fully proved, he was sentenced to be hanged.
19 Mar 1799, at Spithead.
7 Apr 1799, Portsmouth, sailed on a cruize in the Channel, but put back on the 9th to St, Helen's, owing to strong contrary winds and sailed on the 13th with a fine breeze from the eastward.
25 Apr 1799 cruising off Brest.
4 Jun 1799 arrived off Basque road, and on the 8th sailed for England.
13 Jun 1799 Plymouth, arrived from off Brest ; has lost a jury bowsprit, and foretop mast, having been run foul of by the Caesar and received much damage : one of the crew was killed.
19 Jun 1799 remains in Cawsand Bay.
19 Jul 1799 Plymouth orders came down for the contractor for fresh beef to get ready 50 bullocks to be shipped in Achille, for the squadron under Vice Admiral Pole. A contract was also entered into this day at the Victualling Office for several tons of hay for use of the cattle on their passage, at £5 per ton.
28 Jul 1799 Plymouth this day Vice Admiral Sir A. Gardner, Bart, took under his command the Achille, in consequence of which the 50 bullocks shipped for Vice Admiral Pole’s fleet were all re-landed by Mr. Alders at Devils Point, for the use of the navy here.
14 Dec 1799 Portsmouth, arrived the Royal George, Venerable, Achille, and Montague, from the Channel fleet.
21 Feb 1800, Portsmouth, sailed for Torbay, the Royal George, and Achille.
4 Mar 1800, Portsmouth, sailed the Ajax, Achilles, and Saturn, for Torbay.
24 Apr 1800, Torbay, the Channel Fleet, under the command of Sir Alan Gardner, sailed, viz. Ville de Paris, Barfleur, Glory, London, Neptune, St George, Temeraire, Windsor Castle, Ajax, Achille, Cumberland, Canada, Captain, Centaur, Defence, Defiance, Elephant, Excellent, Hector, Impetueux, Marlborough, Ramilies, Resolution, Robust, Russel, Saturn, Superb, Terrible, Venerable, Warrior, Sheerness, Amelia, Sea Horse, Thames, and Havick.
20 May 1800, Portsmouth, arrived the Achilles, Active, and Megaera, from Torbay,
28 Jun 1800, Portsmouth, sailed the Achilles, 74, to join the Channel fleet.
Circa 1 Aug 1800, At Totness, Devon, Mr. Fitzgerald, Purser of L'Achille, of 74 guns, married Miss Toms, of that place.
28 Aug 1800, Plymouth, arrived the Prince, 98, Prince George, 98, and Achille, 74, from the Channel fleet.
5 Sep 1800, Plymouth, sailed from Cawsand Bay the Royal Sovereign, 110, Princess Royal, 98, Prince, 98, Prince George, 98, Bellona, 74, and Achille, 84. They were all clear of Penlee Point by night-fall.
May 1805 Plymouth, fitting Captain Richard King
20 Aug 1805 Dreadnought, Colossus and Achille, chased from off Cadiz by the Franco-Spanish fleet. 21st joined by the Mars, and was back on station once the joint fleet was in harbour.
10 Oct 1805 off Cadiz - the tactical preparations etc. for the forthcoming battle. 20 Oct combined fleet departed Cadiz, fleet manoeuvres.
21 Oct 1805 England expects….. &c. signalled, the first shots of the Battle of Trafalgar are fired. Nelson shot. Resumé of what had taken place. Individual ship actions and losses : Achille. The post-mortem commences ; Summary of British casualties ; Death of Nelson ;
22-30 Oct 1805 losses amongst the prizes due to bad weather etc: Redoutable, Rayo, Monarca (sank) ; Fougueux, Bucentaure, Indomptable, San-Francisco-de-Asis, Aigle, Berwick (wrecked) ; Algésiras (taken into Cadiz) ; Santa-Ana, Neptuno (recaptured) ; Santisima-Trinidad (scuttled) ; Achille, Intrépide, San-Augustin (burnt) ; the washup ; burial of Nelson ;
25 Sep 1806 with a squadron under Commod. Sir Samuel Hood, off Rochefort, when a squadron of French frigates, bound to the West Indies, escaped : the signal for a general chase was given, resulting in the Armide striking to the Centaur ; Minerve to the Monarch ; Infatigable to the Mars, who also chased the Gloire, and at 3 P.M. compelled her to surrender, all 4 frigates being added to the Royal Navy.
4 Feb 1808 off Ferrol, a part of Sir R King's squadron.
Portsmouth Jan 5 1810 Sailed for Plymouth.
Portsmouth Jan 10 1810 Sailed for Plymouth
15 May 1810 Portsmouth. Reported by the Leda, to be at Cadiz when she sailed,
24 June 1811 Reported to be off Toulon.
18 Jul 1811 off Toulon.
Letters from the Achille, of Aug 15, 1811, report her to be at Hieres Bay, off Toulon,
Falmouth Jul 6 1813 The Montagu packet, from the Mediterranean, left the Achille at Malta on 23d May.
Portsmouth Oct 4 1813 Released this from quarantine, having been under that restraint 31 days.
18 Apr 1814 In the afternoon of Tuesday, the Achille and Sybille were not more than five miles from the enemy, then standing into the Atlantic.
Portsmouth Apr 27 1814 Under Captain Holles, ordered to take the next East India convoy to the Cape of Good Hope.
Portsmouth May 10 1814 Sailed with the convoy of 35 sail for the East Indies, for the coast of Africa, Brazils, and the Cape of Good Hope.
Falmouth Nov 30 1814 The Speedy packet, just arrived with mails from the Brazils ; left the Achille at Rio Janeiro on the 4th Oct.
Portsmouth Jun 18 1815 The Valiant and Achille were reported to be in the Brazils.
1 Jan 1820 repairing with a circular stern.
Jul 1830 Sheerness
Jan 1848 Sheerness,
20 Dec 1848 Sheerness
1860 at Sheerness, re-rated as a 78