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Type: Store-ship ; late 4th rate ; Armament 44
Launched at Hitchenor : 1785 ; Disposal date or year : 1815
Tons (BM) : 901
1 Jan 1799, Store-ship ; Captain J. Stevens. At Spithead.
7 Dec 1800, Portsmouth, sailed the Seahorse, Pique, Maidstone, Harpy, and Chichester and Serapis, store-ships, with 317 sail of merchantmen under convoy, for Lisbon, Oporto, and the Mediterranean. The Harpy is only to see them down Channel, and then return.
10 Dec 1800, Plymouth, passed by to Westward, the immense large convoys for Oporto, the Straits, Lisbon, and the West Indies, nearly 550 sail, under convoy of the Seahorse, 36, Maidstone 32, Alliance, 44, Chichester, 44, Serapis, 44, La Pique, 44, Harpy, 18, and Dromedary 34 ; a dead calm took them aback off the Edystone, and the whole horizon was covered with the floating commerce of Albion's proud Isles. The fog cleared off about noon, and presented with the setting sun, a spectacle from the high points of land, round this port, at once grand, picturesque, and interesting to every lover of his country's commerce and welfare. The wind sprung up at E S E and they went clean off the Dedman by day-break on the 11th.
8 Mar to 2 Sep 1801 Services off the coast of Egypt.
May 1805 in the Downs.
Early 1807 lay alongside the navy-wharf at Gosport, Virginia ; hove down to be repaired, having got on shore in Hampton roads, has problems with deserters.
1 Jun 1807 C-in-C, North-American station issues an order to the captains under his command, directing, that, in case of meeting the American frigate Chesapeake at sea, and without the limits of the United States, they were to show to her captain that order, and to search his ship for deserters from the "Belleisle, Bellona, Triumph, Chichester, Halifax, and Zenobia cutter," and were to proceed and search for the same..
1810 Lent West India Dock.