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Belliqueux, 1780
Type: Prison ship (1814) ; late 3rd rate Armament 64
Launched : 1780 ;
Disposal date or year : 1816
Notes:

31 May 1794, the Irresistible, Belliqueux, Captain Richard Dacres, Sceptre, Europa, three frigates, and three sloops, from Cape Nicolas-Mole, arrived off Port-au-Prince with troops.

1 Jun 1794, the Belliqueux, Sceptre and Penelope bombard the fort, with additional support from the Europa and Irresistible, whilst troops were being landed under the supervision of Captain Thomas Affleck, of the Fly sloop.

3 Oct 1797 arrived Yarmouth from off the Texel to victual and store etc.

9 Oct 1797 departed from Yarmouth for the Texel. 11 Oct 1797 engaged the Dutch fleet in what was to be known as the Battle of Camperdown (Admiral Duncan).

21 Feb 1798 prize money resulting from the sale of Dutch ships captured on the 11 Oct 1797 due for payment.

13 Aug-Oct 1799 employed on expedition to Holland.

28 Aug 1799 at 5 P.M., arrived with her convoy from the Downs, and anchored off the Texel.

15 Sep 1799 Sheerness, 5 Dutch line of battle ships, with 3 Dutch frigates and 1 sloop, escorted by the Glatton, Veteran, Monmouth, Ardent and Belliqueux, and two Russian ships arrived last night at the Nore, with the Dutch Republican flags flying under the English.

Doubled and sheathed &c. from as low as first futtock-heads with 3-inch stuff

15 May 1800 Portsmouth, departed with a convoy of outward-bound East India ships.

4 Aug 1800 capture of the French frigates Concorde and Médée off the coast of Brazil.

24 Aug 1800 at Rio de Janeiro writing up report for above incident. See p. 72 of Naval Chronicle 1801 Vol 5 - Jan - Jun.

6 Mar 1801 letters received received at Plymouth this day from the outward-bound East India fleet, under convoy of the Belliqueux, of 64 guns, Captain Bulteel, dated Rio Janeiro, the 5th October 1800 state their safe arrival there, with the two French frigates, their prizes, but as they were so leaky, Captain B. was obliged to dispose of them to the Portuguese Governor of the Brazils, it being thought unsafe to carry them to Madras.

29 Jun 1801 the newspapers carry reports of the arrival of the convoy in Chinese waters.

3 Dec 1801 arrived in the Downs the Belliqueux and the Adamant, with a convoy of HEIC vessels arriving from China, the Belliqueux from the Indies, the Adamant, from the Cape, from which they departed 19 Oct.

7 Dec 1801 departed the Downs for Sheerness.

10 Dec 1801 departed Sheerness for Chatham, for the Blackstakes anchorage in the R. Medway.

14 Dec 1801 a Court Martial was held on board his Majesty's frigate Waakzaamheid, on Peter Jones and Robert Thomas, seamen of his Majesty's ship Belliqueux, for having attempted to break into the magazine of the said ship, and to blow her up ; when the charges were proved against Jones ; but, being found insane, he was only adjudged to be confined in such place as the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty shall direct ; and the same not being proved against Thomas, he was acquitted.

17 Nov-30 Dec 1802 prize money resulting from the expedition to Holland due for payment.

7 Jul 1803 at Chatham, the Belliqueux being found too bad to be fitted the St Alban's is ordered to take her place.

Circa 16 Mar 1805 Capt Byng apptd to the Belliqueux.

3 Jun 1805 arrived N Yarmouth Roads the St Alban's, flag ship, Inflexible, Adamant, Antelope, Malabar, Namur, and Belliqueux.

5 Jun 1805 the Belliqueux departed N Yarmouth for Sheerness to be refitted, having recently carried away her mizen-mast in a late cruise off the Texel.

9 Jun 1805 arrived in the Downs from Sheerness.

13 Jun 1805 departed the Downs the Namur, St Alban's, Stately, Belliqueux, and Adamant on a cruise off the Texel.

20 Jun 1805 departed the Downs on a cruise off the Texel.

5 Jul 1805 departed the Downs to the Westward.

7 Jul 1805 arrived at Spithead from the Downs, wind WSW.

14 Jul 1805 has dropped down to St Helen's with her convoy for the East Indies.

17 Jul 1805 departed St Helen's with her convoy for the East Indies.

19 Jul 1805 arrived Falmouth from Spithead with her convoy for the East Indies and to await further order due to the whereabouts of the combined Spanish and French fleet being in doubt.

26 Nov 1805 - 12 Jan 1806 Expedition, under the orders of Commodore Sir Home Popham, to take the Cape of Good Hope from the Dutch, which involved many of the men working ashore as a part of a marine battalion.

4 Mar 1806 as a part of the squadron lying off the Cape of Good Hope captured the French 40-gun frigate Volontaire, added to the navy by the same name.

27 Nov 1806 a part of a squadron under R.-adm. Pellew which arrived off the road of Batavia and destroyed the Dutch frigate Phoenix and other vessels lying there.

11 Oct 1814 to be paid off at Chatham.

27 Oct 1814 preparing to be fitted out as a prison ship at Chatham.