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Type: 5th rate ; Armament 32
Launched on the River Thames : 1761 ; Disposal date or year : 1811
Complement: 204 Displacement: 676 tons (BM)
20 Mar 1793 captured the French privateer Hirondelle in the North Sea.
1793 : a part of the first squadron on the Newfoundland station following the outbreak of war.
31 Jul 1793 Action between the Boston and French frigate Embuscade off Sandyhook. After 2 hours the vessels separated, both being crippled ; Captain Courtney, Lieutenant Butler, and 11 men were killed, and 37 were wounded.
19 Aug 1793 Arrived St. John's, Newfoundland.
16 Apr 1797 captured the French privateer Enfant de la Patrle.
4 Jun 1797 captured the Spanish privateer El Principe de Pas, brig, 20 guns, 100 men, near Vigo.
16 Jun 1797 captured the Spanish privateer St. Bernardo alias El Conquestador, 12 guns, 75 men, on the coast of Portugal.
30 Jul 1797 Boston and Aigle captured the French privateer Hazard off Cape Finisterre.
1 Jan 1799, Capt. J. E. Douglas. Now Cruising.
19 Mar 1799, at Spithead.
6 Apr 1799, Portsmouth, sailed for Halifax, with a convoy.
7 Apr 1799, Plymouth, hove in sight with the Termagant, and a convoy for Halifax, New York, Boston, and Charlestown. Two Americans here got under weigh, and the whole proceeded down Channel.
10 Apr 1799, Plymouth, returned the outward bound American fleet, under convoy of the Boston, and Termagant.
13 Apr 1799, Plymouth, made the signal for the American convoy to get under weigh. At twelve at noon most of the fleet got out of Catwater, and at eight P. M. the whole were clear of Pontal Point, with a fine leading wind.
May 1805 Plymouth, to repair in Ordinary.