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Type: 6th rate ; Armament 28
Launched at Southampton in 1778 ;
Disposal date or year : 1811
BM: 594 tons
1795 Renamed Amphitrite, formerly Pomona (1778).
2 Feb 1798 captured the French privateer Batterie République off St. Lucia.
3 Apr 1798 captured the French privateer Violetta to windward of Barbadoes.
between 7 Nov and 10 Dec 1798 captured the French privateer Prize de Matthe on the Leeward Island station.
between 7 Nov and 10 Dec 1798 captured the French privateer Guadaloupienne on the Leeward Island station.
between 7 Nov and 10 Dec 1798 captured the French privateer Bourdelais on the Leeward Island station.
1 Jan 1799, Capt. C. Ekins. In the West Indies.
22 May 1799, the Amphitrite captured to windward of Antigua, the French privateer brig Duquesne, coppered, 16 guns, and 129 men, belonging to Guadaloupe, which was sent to Barbadoes. This vessel had been out but three days, and made no captures. She was bound on a cruise to the windward of the Islands, is a very fast sailor, and one of the finest privateers in these seas.
31 May 1799, the Amphitrite captured, off Martinique, after a very long chace, the French privateer schooner Democrat, 12 guns and 80 Men, of Guadaloupe, and carried her to Barbadoes ; she is a fast sailer, and had for some time past eluded the vigilance of our cruizers.
16 Jan 1800, at Fontaines, the residence of Lord Hugh Seymour, near Fort Royal, Martinique, Lt Charles Tancred, of the Amphitrite, died a victim to the yellow fever. He was buried with military honours near the hospital at Fort Royal ; and attended to the grave by the Admiral, the Officers of the Sans Pareil, and the other ships ; as well as by a great number of Officers of the Garrison. Lt Tancred was brother to Sir Thomas Tancred, of Brampton, in Yorkshire; an Officer of mild and amiable manners: being bred up in the service, solely under the guidance of Lord Hugh Seymour, he looked up to his patron with the reverence of a son ; and by his merits gained in return the affection of a father.
May 1805 Portsmouth in Ordinary