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Type: 6th rate ; Armament 28
Launched at Sheerness : 1767 ; Disposal date or year : 1813
Complement : 188
Tons (BM) : 586
29 May 1794 28-gun frigate Carysfort, Captain Francis Laforey, fell in with and recaptured the French (late British) 32-gun frigate Castor, Captain L'Huillier. This capture brought about the famous legal case in the High Court of Admiralty as to whether the Admiralty was liable to pay for the prize, she not having visited a French port since being captured.
19 Aug 1796 capture of a French privateer carrying important intelligence regarding the movements of a French squadron in the East Indies.
1 Jan 1799, Capt. J. Turnor. East Indies.
16 Nov 1799 a seaman arrived in town, having been brought to England in the Carysfort frigate.- He states that he was one of the sailors belonging to the Resistance frigate, blown up-while lying in the Straits of Sumatra. This man, and three others were blown out of the ship, and are the only persons saved ; having existed three days on the stock of the Anchor, without provisions, floating about upon the water, till they were fortunately saved by a boat from the shore.
24 Aug 1803 in company with the Armed Cutter Fox captured the French Vessel La Dunkerque.
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.
5 Apr 1805 prize money for the French Vessel La Dunkerque due for payment.
May 1805 Antigua
End of Jun - early Jul 1806 a part of the homeward-bound convoy under the Carysfort and Dolphin, collected off and St.-Christopher, West Indies, escaped a French squadron.