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Type: Fireship ;
Launched : 1781 ; Disposal date or year : 1802
15 Jan 1799 at Spithead and ready for sea, with the fleet.
19 Mar 1799 at Spithead.
Circa May 1800, Captain Bover, from the Hecla bomb, is appointed to the Alecto fire ship.
Circa 1 Sep 1800, Capt Lenox Thompson, late of the Alecto (FS) is apptd to the Voltigeur, 14, vice Shortland.
Circa 1 Sep 1800, Lt Edward O'Brien, late 1st of the Melpomene, is promoted Master and Commander and appointed to the Alecto.
20 Oct 1800 re-captured the Brig Padstow, of Padstow.
11 Mar 1801 salvage money resulting from the re-capture of the Brig Padstow now due for payment.