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Chapman, 1803
Type: HEIC armed transport ; Armament 18

Circa 21 Nov 1803 with the threat of a French invasion the HEIC has voted 10,000 tons of shipping, as armed transports, for the protection of the coast of Great Britain, including the Chapman, 555 tons, 24 guns (32, 24 & 9 pdrs), which has been apptd to the Leith Station.

6 Aug 1804 arrived N. Yarmouth the sloop Inspector, armed ship Chapman, and Censor gun brig.

25 Nov 1804 arrived Spithead with a convoy. 26 Nov 1804 departed Spithead, the Chapman, armed ship, on a cruise.

N.B. Since some of these vessels have the same names as RN vessels I've included these HEIC vessels, where known, in an attempt to avoid confusion. The vessels listed on 21 Nov 1803 included the Norfolk, Chapman, Helder, Lord Forbes, Atlas, Paragon, Aurora, Triton, Lord Nelson, Indefatigable, Duckenfield, Sir Alexander Mitchell, Diadem, Albion, Perseus, Suffolk, Robert, Anacreon.