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Type: 5th rate ; Armament 32 (26 x long 18-pounders on the main deck: 10 x 32 pounder carronades: 4 x long nines)
Launched at Bett's Yard, Mistley Thorn : 1798 ; Disposal date or year : 1823
BM: 914 tons
Amphion 1 Jan 1799, Capt. R. H. A. Bennett. Now on the African Station.
25 Nov 1799 the Amphion and the Alarm captured the Spanish letter of marque Asturiana, 24 guns, 100 men, on the Jamaica station, whilst bound from Cadiz to Vera Cruz, with a valuable cargo.
20 May 1803 sailed for off Brest, in company with the Victory. 23d sailed from off Brest, with Nelson for Gibraltar, arriving 3 Jun ; Malta on the 15th ; Naples on the 25th, arriving Toulon 8 Jul and remained with the blockading fleet.
3 Oct 1804 with a squadron which captured 3 valuable Spanish frigates Medea, Fama, Clara, which should have been four had not the Mercedes exploded, an event which was to bring about a return to war with Spain.
May 1805 Mediterranean
21 Apr - 30 Jul 1806 operations, with the Army : attacked Cotrone : fortress surrendered with all its stores and magazines, and upwards of 600 French troops.
12 May 1808 attacked and drove on shore the French frigate-built ship Baleine, anchored in the bay of Rosas.
8 Feb 1809 Amphion, and Redwing, cruising off Long island in the Adriatic : action at the island of Melida.
23 Apr 1809 Spartan, Amphion, and Mercury, cruising off the town of Pesaro, with the ships' boats, briefly captured the town and brought off 13 deeply laden vessels and destroyed the military installations.
24-27 Aug 1809 ship's boats destroy military installations at the port of Cortelazzo and destroyed or cut out a number of vessels.
28 Jun 1810 Amphion, Active and Cerberus, having chased a convoy into the harbour of Groa, sent in the ships' boats, who either destroyed or brought out the ships of the convoy.
29 Sep 1810 Amphion and Active chased off Ancona by a French squadron.
9-24 Oct 1810 the Cerberus having joined the Amphion and Active on the 9th at Lissa, and the Acorn on the 12th, the squadron, went in search of the French, but had returned to Ancona.
13 Mar 1811 action between the frigates Amphion, Cerberus, Active, and ship Volage, off Lissa, with a larger French frigate squadron in which the Favorite was accidentally run ashore and 2 frigates captured ; the Corona was added to the navy by the name of Daedalus and the Bellona, as the troop-ship Dover.
Deal Jul 12 1811 Arrived with two prizes from the Mediterranean, and sailed for the Nore.
Yarmouth Jul 13 1813 Passed harbour, searching for the American frigate President, said to have recently been off the coast of Norway.
Portsmouth Sep 4 1813 Arrived with convoy for Lisbon.
Deal Sep 29 1813 Remains in the Downs.
8 Mar 1814 Ship's boats in action near Tholen
Portsmouth Aug 24 1814 Sailed with a convoy for the West Indies.
Portsmouth Sep 1 1814 Sailed with the West India convoy from St. Helen's.
Cork Sep 4 1814 Arrived yesterday from Spithead.
2 Dec 1814 Sailed from Bermuda with a convoy.
Portsmouth Dec 27 1814 Arrived having parted from the convoy in bad weather.
Portsmouth Dec. 30 1815 Is ordered to be fitted for sea.
Plymouth Jan 6 1815 Preparing to sail for the Brazils with a convoy.
Portsmouth Jan 16 1815 The order to take the Brazils trade has been cancelled.
Portsmouth Jan 18 1815 Is to sail to Cork to receive final orders.
1 Sep 1815 Is reported to be earmarked for the East Indies.
Circa 24 Aug 1817 Sailed from Buenos-Aires for the east of Chili.
5 Oct 1818 Midshipman Churchill, promoted to lieutenant and to the Amphion frigate, on the Brazil Station.