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Type: Fifth Rate: 36-gun frigate, 18-pounder, small ; Armament 36
Launched : 1799 ; Disposal date or year : 1 April 1804
Disposal Details : Wrecked on the coast of Portugal : captain and many of the crew perished.
1799 The replacement of long-guns by carronades meant that the Apollo, originally designed as a 38 gun frigate, was to be armed with additional carronades, making a total of 44 guns, thus making a nonsense of the current rating system.
27 Nov 1799, arrived at Spithead with the Argo, and Assurance, from the eastward.
2 Dec 1799 Portsmouth arrived with the Amazon from the eastward.
27 Dec 1799 Plymouth passed by to the westward.
11 Jan 1800 whilst on convoy duty captured the Spanish vessel Aquilla, 22 guns, 4 mounted, in lat. 43° 29' N., long. 12° W., commanded by Don Mariano Merino, bound from Buenos Ayres to Corunna, with a cargo.
15 Jan 1800 recaptured the Lady Harewood, a ship that parted from the convoy on the 1 Jan, in a gale was taken some 2 days ago in lat 38° N. long. 16 deg. W. by the French privateer Vautour, 20 guns.
25 Jan 1800 at sea, off Madeira.
18 Feb 1801 captured the French privateer Vigilante in the Gulf of Mexico.
Sep 1801 It is reported that some 14 days following the loss on on the 9 Jun of the Meleager, in the Gulf of Mexico, as food and water were running low and the situation was becoming serious, the Apollo hove in sight, and rescued to crew.
26 Mar 1804 the wrecking of the Apollo and a part of the West Indies convoy on the coast of Portugal and the escape of Carysfort and rest of the convoy.