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Type: 2nd rate ; Armament 98
Launched at Chatham : 1762 ; Length of gun-deck, 177 feet, 8 inches : of the keel, 144 ', ½ ".
Disposal date or year : 1819
BM: 1947 tons
2 May - 1 Jun 1794 Departure of the Channel Fleet from St. Helen's, and the lead up to actions and manoeuvres with the French fleet. 29 May - 1 Jun., what was to be known as the Battle of the Glorious 1st June commences, resulting in the capture of six sail of the line and one sunk. Review of the part performed by each British ship engaged. 13 Jun, the fleet arrived back in home ports.
14 Feb 1795 the Channel fleet sailed from Torbay for a brief cruise and to see various convoys safe out of the Channel.
12 Jun 1795 the Channel Fleet, under Lord Bridport, including the Barfleur, Captain James Richard Dacres, sailed from Spithead for Quiberon bay. 22 Jun sighted the French fleet to west of Belle-Isle, and finding the French admiral had no wish for a fight, ordered the Fleet in chase and to engage as ships came up. During the chase the former British 74, Alexander was retaken, along with the French 74s Tigre and Formidable (subsequently renamed Belleisle). And so ended the Battle of the Isle de Groix.
At some date after the Battle of the Isle de Groix, and before about the 8 July joined the Mediterranean fleet (Barfleur, Captain John Bazeley). [which seems a bit doubtful - needs the ship's log to sort this one out.]
8 Jul 1795, the fleet, at anchor at in San-Fiorenzo bay, once aware that the French fleet was close by, gave chase. It was sighted on the 13th and later the order was given for the general chase, but apart from the loss of a 74 by the French the result was inconclusive and resulted in not a little criticism, the consequence perhaps being Admiral Hotham's resignation on 1 Nov 1795.
6 Aug 1795, Admiral Hotham put to sea on a cruise, sighting the French fleet in Toulon road.
9 Mar 1796 boats of a squadron, including the Barfleur, Honourable William Waldegrave, Egmont and Bombay Castle, retake the 28-gun frigate Nemesis from Tunis harbour.
21 Dec 1796 the Tagus. The Mediterranean fleet arrived.
Circa 20 Jan 1797 Sailed from the Tagus with a Portuguese convoy and was subsequently, 6 Feb., joined off Cape St.-Vincent by a squadron detached from the Channel fleet.
14 Feb 1797 Jervis's action with the Spanish off Cape St Vincent.
31 Mar 1797 sailed from Lisbon to blockade Cadiz.
5 Dec 1798 with the squadron off Cadiz.
3 May 1799 prepared for action on receipt of news that the French fleet had escaped from Brest and was heading towards Cadiz. The French were sighted the following day, but stood on for the Mediterranean.
10 May 1799 arrived with the fleet at Gibraltar, and having watered and victualled sailed for the Mediterranean.
20 May 1799 Edgar went aground off Minorca : was assisted by the Barfleur and Defence ; anchored in Port-Mahon ; sailed on 22 with the Fleet on a cruise.
8 Feb 1800 a court martial was held on board the Gladiator at Portsmouth on a seaman, Richard Pierrepoint, belonging to the Barfleur for desertion, who was found guilty and was sentenced to 100 lashes and to forfeit all his pay.
24 Apr 1800, Torbay, sailed with the Channel Fleet.
22 Jun 1800, Plymouth, arrived to refit.
26 Jun 1800, Plymouth, sailed to join the Channel fleet.
11 Aug 1800, Plymouth, arrived from the Channel fleet with the Magnificent and Saturn, to victual and refit.
22 Aug 1800, Plymouth, sailed with the Formidable and Unicorn to join the Channel fleet.
27 Sep 1800, Plymouth, arrived from off Brest, and anchored in Cawsand Bay, owing to very heavy S.W. gales, the Temeraire, 98, Namur, 98, Prince, 98, Barfleur, 98, Royal George, 110, Neptune, 98, Juste, 84, Russel, 74, Mars, 74, Marlborough, 74, Defence, 74, Elephant, 74, Excellent, 74.
5 Oct 1800, Plymouth, sailed from Cawsand Bay to join the fleet in Torbay.
3 Dec 1800, Plymouth, arrived from Earl St. Vincent's fleet, which passed up for Torbay.
15 Jul 1805 with the blockading squadron off Ferrol, under Sir Robert Calder : sailed 30 to 40 leagues off Finisterre to intercept Franco-Spanish fleet from the West Indies. 22nd sighted each other. Signal made to engage the enemy - the engagement. The damage ; subsequent manoeuvres by the two fleets ; the wash-up ; 26 Jul 1805 movements of the fleet following the battle.
Tagus 22 Apr 1811 Remains
Lisbon 11 Jul 1811 Remains
Falmouth 25 Aug 1811 Arrived
Lisbon circa 19 Aug 1811 Remains
Portsmouth 10 Nov 1812 Preparing for service off Toulon.
Portsmouth 17 Nov 1812 Sailed for Lisbon.
5 Nov 1813 arrived off Cape Sicie and was involved in a skirmish with a French squadron off Toulon.
18 Aug 1813 ships' boats of the Undaunted, Redwing, Kite, Caledonia, Hibernia, Barfleur, and Prince-of-Wales captured 3 gun-boats, and 24 merchant settees and tartans in the harbour of Cassis.
12 Feb 1814 a part of the fleet off Toulon which chased a French squadron into that port.
Plymouth 2 Jul 1814 Passed up channel last evening from the Mediterranean.
Portsmouth 3 Jul 1814 Passed by, from the Mediterranean for the Downs.
Deal 4 Jul 1814 Arrived from the Mediterranean.
Portsmouth 7 Jul 1814 Arrived from the Downs.