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Type: hired armed ship ; Armament 24
Hired : 1793-1801 † ;
1 Jan 1799 Cdr. R Keen ; Master - ; stationed Liverpool to Plymouth ; built -. (N.C.)
1 Feb 1799, sailed from Milford with 25 sail for Plymouth. At 1 A. M. it came on to blow hard at E.S.E., and split part of her sails. At half past twelve at noon of 2 Feb saw the Helen and Mary, Thomas, one of the convoy carried away her bowsprit, foremast, and main-top-mast, and hoisted a reversed ensign as a signal of distress, which the Chapman answered, and made the necessary signals for the regulation of the convoy, and endeavoured to get on board a hawser, but could not as it blew a hurricane, and the Wind W. by N. The Chapman lay too by her until the next day, where the land of Padstow bore S. by E., four leagues ; when she got an hawser on board the Hellen and Mary, and towed her ; but coming on to blow with snow showers, parted the hawser. The Chapman lay too under the land and got the hawser on board again, and safely towed her into Falmouth. Had it not been for the attention of the Chapman she must have foundered, as from her situation she could neither wear or stay, and from the very heavy sea it was impossible to make her steer.
3 May 1799, Plymouth, arrived with a convoy from Milford.
6 Mar 1799, Plymouth, sailed under Captain Keen, with a convoy for Milford.
13 May 1799, Plymouth, sailed with a convoy for Milford.
24 Oct 1799, Plymouth, arrived, with a convoy from Milford.
21 Dec 1799, Plymouth, hard frost. Sailed with a convoy for Liverpool.
24 Mar 1800, Plymouth, sailed to the eastward.
26 Mar 1800, Portsmouth, arrived with a convoy from Plymouth;
8 Jun 1800, Plymouth, arrived from Milford Haven with a convoy of seamen for the fleets.
24 Jun 1800, Plymouth, sailed with a convoy.
2 Jul 1800, Plymouth, arrived with a convoy from Milford.
10 Jul 1800, Plymouth, sailed with a convoy.
Circa 1 Aug 1800, Captain Keen, of the Chapman, appointed to the command of the Spitfire, 24.
10 Aug 1800, Plymouth, arrived with a convoy from Milford.
13 Aug 1800, Plymouth, sailed with a convoy for the Downs.
13 Oct 1800, Plymouth, arrived with a convoy from Milford Haven.
† May 1805 Yarmouth Roads per Steel's List, but might be an error ?