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Type: 5th rate ; Armament 38
Completed : 1799 ; Disposal date or year : 1817
1 Jan 1799, 38, building in the King's Yard at Woolwich.
18 May 1799 launched at Woolwich.
2 Dec 1799 Portsmouth arrived from the eastward.
6 Dec 1799 Portsmouth a Court Martial was held on board the Gladiator for the trial at which Lieutenant John Horrodem, of the Amazon, for drunkenness. The charge being in part proved, he was adjudged to be dismissed from his ship and deprived of ten years of his rank on the list of Lieutenants.
12 Feb 1800 sailed from Cork on a cruise.
14 Feb 1800 captured the French privateer Bourgainville, 18 guns, 82 men of St. Malo, commanded by Pierre Dupont, however the following evening, in the dark, she ran on board the Amazon and was lost, all the men saved by the ship's boats excepting one. The injury done to the Amazon was nothing more than the carrying away the spritsail, yard, and bumkin.
21 Feb 1800, Portsmouth, arrived the Endymion and Amazon, with the Trelawney, from Liverpool for Leghorn laden with bale goods : she was taken about ten days since by La Bourgonville French privateer, of 18 guns, and retaken by the Endymion. The Amazon captured the privateer, which, it being very dark, the next night run on board the Amazon, and sunk. Although it was blowing a strong gale of wind, and the sea running very high, the vigilance, activity, and attention of Captain Riou and his officers saved all the officers and crew.
28 Feb 1800 a court martial was held on board the Gladiator at Portsmouth on Mr. Joseph Collingwood, Gunner of the Amazon, for drunkenness. The charge being proved he was sentenced to be dismissed his ship, and recommended by the court to serve on board a sloop of war, [thus reducing his income].
26 Apr 1800, Portsmouth, sailed the Severn, and Scorpion, with a large convoy for the West Indies : the Amazon, is to go with them to a certain latitude.
9 Jul 1800, Plymouth, arrived the Amazon, 36 guns, from convoying the outward-bound West India fleet, April 26th, which she left all well 1 Jun. Brought in La Julie, 16 guns, French letter of marque, from Bourdeaux to Cayenne, captured 16 Jun., in lat. 32. 30. long. 16. 30. ; also the Amelia late Donaldson, from Savannah to London, with rice and cotton, taken 28th ult. by La Minerve French privateer, of 20 guns, and retaken the 23th ult. by the Amazon. Captain Donaldson and the Boatswain of the Amelia, were unfortunately drowned in shifting to the Minerve from the Amelia, by the boat swamping alongside.
19 Jul 1800, Plymouth, sailed with her two prizes, for Spithead.
22 Jul 1800, Portsmouth, arrived with her two prizes, from Plymouth
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.
26 Jul 1803 captured the French privateer Felix on the Home station.
4 Jan 1804 remained at Sardinia.
9 Apr 1804 was fired at by shore batteries from the French coast while taking possession of a prize-brig in-shore, with the Donegal and Active in support to prevent interference from French frigates from Toulon.
24 May 1804 reconnoitred the French fleet in Toulon.
13 Jun 1804 off Toulon when a small French squadron entered that harbour.
19 Jan 1805 whilst watering at Agincourt sound the Mediterranean fleet was informed that the Toulon fleet was at sea, and sailed in search. It was discovered on 14 Feb that the French fleet had returned to Toulon.
28 Mar 1805 victualled at Palma and on the 3 Apr sailed to water at Pulla bay, but on the 4th Phoebe reported that the Toulon fleet was at sea again : the search began again. 4 May, having heard that the Toulon fleet had passed through the Straits on 8 Apl, the fleet anchored at Mazari bay to water and provision, but following a change in the wind the fleet sailed on 5 May, the Superb leaving her cargo of cattle and vegetables etc. on the beach. Having provisioned for 5 months on the 10th rendez-voused on 12th at Cape St.-Vincent with a convoy of troops from England and detached the Royal-Sovereign to the convoy, following which Nelson sailed for Madeira and the West Indies.
29 May 1805 detached from Nelson's fleet to the Barbadoes.
17 Sep 1805 captured the Spanish privateer Principe de la Paz, corvette, 24 guns, 4 swivel, off Ushant.
3 Jan 1806 Sir J.B. Warren's squadron at St. Helen's, adverse winds preventing him sailing. 12 Jan sailed for Madeira to gain intelligence of the French squadron under V.-adm. Leissegues.
13 Mar 1806 London, Foudroyant, and Amazon capture the Marengo and Belle-Poule, returning to France. The former was used as a prison ship ; the latter was also purchased into the service.
4 Jun 1806 having returned from his first cruise sailed from Spithead for the West Indies arriving Barbadoes 12 Jul with the Fame in lieu of the Repulse.
28 Aug 1807 observed the Hired Armed Ship Cockatrice detain the Danish Ship Speculation.
Plymouth 21 Jan 1810 captured the French privateer General Perignon, after a chase of 30 hours, Captain Parkes in command.
Plymouth 12 Jan 1811 Has detained and sent in the Swedish ship Active, with a cargo of timber.
Plymouth 19 Jan 1811 Came into the harbour.
22 Mar 1811 is reported to have taken French national schooner La Balam, No. 1, from Bayonne, bound to Batavia, now arrived at Plymouth.
23 Mar 1811 captured the French privateer Cupidon at sea.
Plymouth 24 Mar 1811 Is reported to have taken Le Batavia, French corvette, off Bordeaux.
Plymouth 1 Apr 1811 Has sent in a French brig of 14 guns, only 2 days out of France two days and no captures.
Plymouth 10 Apr 1811 Has sent in the Lydia American, for breach of blockade.
Plymouth 30 Jul 1811 Sailed for the coast of France.
Plymouth 16 Dec 1811 Arrived from a cruise off the coast of France.
Plymouth 25 Dec 1811 To be docked and overhauled.
Plymouth 22 Feb 1812 Has been paid off.
New Orleans 20 Jul 1815 sailed for Liverpool.
Liverpool 20 Oct 1815 Arrived at from New Orleans