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Type: 5th rate ; Armament 32
Launched : at Chatham : 1794 ; Disposal date or year : 29 Apr 1809
Disposal Details : Wrecked on a rock off Nantes: crew saved. Captain Wm. Hy. Brown Tremlett
20 Aug 1796 Alcmene and others captured the French privateer Rochellaise whilst on passage to the Mediterranean.
6 Mar 1797 captured the French privateer Surveillant on the Irish Coast.
Weymouth 16 Jun 1797 Sailed with a convoy for Lisbon on Tuesday, but has put back due to the wind blowing from the wrong direction.
8 Jan 1798 Alcmene and others captured the French privateer Buonaparte on the Lisbon station.
12 Aug 1798 Emerald, Alcmène, and Bonne-Citoyenne arrive off Aboukir Bay.
19 Aug 1798 the Zealous, Goliath, Swiftsure, Seahorse, Emerald, Alcmène, and Bonne-Citoyenne, leave Aboukir Bay to cruise off the port of Alexandria.
22 Aug 1798 captured the French gunboat Légère, with despatches for General Buonaparte, which were saved from a watery grave by two seamen : John Taylor and James Harding.
End of the year 1798 remains stationed off Alexandria.
21 Jun 1799 captured the French privateer Courageux near the Azores, or Western Islands.
22-25 Jun 1799 long chase and capture of the large French privateer Courageux, of Bordeaux.
18 Jul 1799 entered the port of Vivero, assisted by the lugger-privateer Phnix, and captured the large merchant vessels Felicidad, and the brig Bisano.
16 Aug 1799, captured the French brig letter de marque Les Deux Amis, 6 guns and 60 men, bound from France, to St. Domingo.
15-16 Oct 1799 the chase of the Spanish frigates Santa-Brigida and Thetis, the latter with £311,690 sterling onboard, and their subsequent capture by the Naiad, Ethalion, Alcmène, and Triton.
14 Nov 1799 Plymouth went up the harbour to refit.
14 Jan 1800, Plymouth, The nett prize money of the dollars taken on board the St. Brigida and Thetis Spanish galleon frigates, captured by the Triton, Alcmene, Naiad, and Ethalion, was paid this day by their respective agents, and is, exclusive of all expences, as follows : Captains £40,730 ; Lieutenants £5,091 ; Warrant officers £2,468 ; Midshipmen and their class £791 ; Able and ordinary seamen and marines £182. There still remains the nett produce of the hulls, stores, masts, rigging, &c. of the 2 frigates to be accounted for.
15 Jan 1800, Plymouth, went into the Sound, the Alcmene, 32, Capt. Digby, and Renard, 18.
21 Jan 1800, Plymouth, sailed for Torbay.
5 Feb 1800, Plymouth, arrived the Terpsichore, Alcmene, and Thames 32.
16 Feb 1800, Plymouth, sailed on a cruise;
20 Feb 1800, Plymouth, the Doris and Alcmene have sent into Falmouth the Mercury, letter of marque, from Leghorn to London, with a valuable cargo of silks and bale goods. She had been captured on her passage by a French privateer of 12 guns, having weakened her crew to man a privateer, two seamen on board the Mercury joined the French prisoners, and seized the ship from the Captain and crew, and were proceeding to L'Orient, when the Doris and Alcmene hove in sight, and recaptured her.
20 Mar 1800, Plymouth, letters received from the Alcmene, state she was well, cruising on the Spanish coast.
2 Apr 1800, Portsmouth, arrived the Alcmene, Captain Digby, from Lisbon.
27 Apr 1800, Plymouth, arrived from a cruise.
12 May 1800, Plymouth, arrived the Alcmene, having struck on the Black Rocks near the Penmarks, where she lost her rudder. She was in imminent danger of being wrecked, but got off without any other damage ; the Diamond frigate, convoyed her safe into port. In turning up Hamoaze this evening, the Alcmene missed stays, lost her steerage way, and drifting to leeward by the strength of the tide, she tailed ashore on the rocks of Two Coves under the West Hoe : fortunately the tide flowing, and the wind blowing briskly at E. she got off in about an hour, and arrived safe at her moorings in Hamoaze.
30 Jun 1800, Plymouth, orders came down for the 23d, or Royal Welsh Fuziliers, to embark on board the Elephant, and the Alcmene, to join the troops on the Isles of Hodic and Houat.
25 Oct 1800 Plymouth, arrived the Alcmene.
Circa 12 Mar 1801 fleet under Admiral Sir Hyde Parker sailed from Yarmouth roads for Copenhagen. 30 Mar the vessels initially detailed to take part in the forthcoming Battle of Copenhagen. 1 Apr the vessels detailed sail for Copenhagen ; the British ships held in reserve ; the Danish positions : 2 Apr the battle commences : the truce : the casualties : the wash-up :
12 Apr 1801 the fleet sailed from Copenhagen into the Baltic.
19 Jul 1802 head money due to those present at the Engagement at Copenhagen, on the 2d April 1801, due for payment.
May 1805 Cruising, Channel
Alcmene 4 Jan 1807 captured the French privateer Courier on the Home station.