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Type: 5th rate ; Armament 38
Launched in the King's Dock Yard at Chatham 1796 ;
Displacement : 1002 tons (BM)
Built of fir.
13 Dec 1797 captured the French privateer Success in the Channel.
16 Dec 1797 captured the French privateer Dorade in the Channel.
1 Jan 1799, Capt. C. Cunningham. In the Channel.
13 Jan 1799 captured the French privateer Bon Ordre in the Channel.
14 Jan 1799, Plymouth, arrived the American ship Hiram, of and from Castine in America, Captain Samuel Witney, laden with lumber, bound to Liverpool, captured on the 4th inst., in lat. 49 deg. 30 min. long. 21, by La Vengeance French privateer, 22 guns, of Bayonne, and recaptured about three hours after by the Clyde.
16 Jan 1799, Plymouth, arrived from a cruize, with a French brig privateer, 16 guns, and a French schooner privateer, 14 guns.
14 Mar 1799, Plymouth, sailed on a cruize.
24 Mar 1799, Plymouth, arrived a prize sloop from Bourdeaux to Brest, with provisions for the French fleet, prize to the Clyde.
11 May 1799 extract of a letter from an officer on board the Phaeton, at Sea. Lat. 49.58. Long. 8°. 10. relative to the sailing of the Brest Fleet. We are under a press of sail for Ireland, to join Lord Bridport, though we have at present received no new intelligence of either him, or the French. Our squadron is the Stag, Mermaid, and Clyde. Upon the first tidings we received of the French Fleet being out, we made sail for Ushant, to look for Lord Bridport, but not falling in with him, made the best of our way to Ireland, which we hope to reach to-morrow. A general action will most probably take place. We spoke Rear-Admiral Whitshead on the night of the 7th, in the lat. of Ushant. He had four men of war with him.
16 May 1799, Plymouth, arrived a Danish ship, the Copenhagen, for Altona, stopped and sent in by the Clyde. She beat to windward through the Bay of Biscay, but saw nothing of the French fleet, though directly in their track.
13 Jun 1799, Plymouth, arrived from off Brest.
19 Jun 1799, in the Sound, at Plymouth.
6 Aug 1799, Plymouth, arrived with the Diamond, 38, and Fowey cutter, Lt. Danby, and ordered to sail on a secret expedition, supposed off Brest, to watch the motions of the combined fleets.
8 Aug 1799, Plymouth, sailed with secret orders with the Diamond, and Fowey cutter, on a cruise to the westward.
20 Aug 1799 captured the French 36-gun frigate Vestale.
List of Killed and Wounded.
Clyde. W. Gatt, Quarter-Master, and John Hurne, Private Marine, killed.
John Tucker, S. Collins, and John Gardiner, Seamen, wounded.
La Vestale. Ten Seamen and Marines, killed. Two Officers and Twenty Seamen and Marines, wounded. One Officer and several Seamen since dead of their wounds.
28 Aug 1799, Plymouth, arrived in the Sound with her prize La Vestale.
31 Aug 1799, Plymouth, La Vestale went up the harbour.
24 Sep 1799, Plymouth, sailed on a cruise.
18 Oct 1799, Extract of a letter from Captain Cunningham, off Ushant. Yesterday looked into Brest, which we have not been able to do before, since we left Torbay. There are about forty sail of the line apparently ready for sea ; but although we were very near, it is impossible to tell within five or six of the number. On the 16th spoke to a neutral, who sailed that morning, in consequence of the Danish Consul going on board to inform him, if he did not sail immediately, he would he detained, as an embargo was to take place this day. The Dane informed him there were 48 sail of the line, and 15 or 16 frigates, mostly ready for sea. The French still continue sending vessels to the Cape and to all parts of St. Domingo. Several have lately sailed from Bourdeaux.
5 Nov 1799, Plymouth, arrived with the Fisgard, and Fowey cutter, from a cruise off Brest.
15 Nov 1799, Plymouth, sailed on a cruise.
23 Dec 1799, Plymouth, letters from the Ethalion, 38, of the 14th inst. state that the Clyde, Ethalion, Fisgard, and a cutter, had looked into the outer road of Brest, and then appeared ready for sea near fifty sail of all descriptions. The above frigates chased into Kediarne Bay a coasting convoy of 10 sail, which they hoped to cut out.
23 Dec 1799, Plymouth, from off Brest, which she left the 15th.
25 Mar 1800, Falmouth, arrived with the Agamemnon, 64, which had struck on the Penmarks (it is said, the very same rock the Repulse was lost on) ; she was with difficulty kept above water, as when she arrived it was above the magazines. She fell in with the Childers off the land, from whom she received some assistance, and accompanied her into port. They were constantly pumping the whole of last night, assisted by the crews of two sloops of war lying here, and the Chatham guardship, and a part of the soldiers from Pendennis garrison ; notwithstanding which it was found this morning the water had increased three feet; but we learn, that towards the afternoon, the leaks had not gained on the men at the pumps ; it is therefore hoped they will be able to prevent her from sinking.
12 May 1800 with the Thames, and the Hired Armed Schooner Suwarrow, capture a French Chasse Maree, Name unknown.
13 Jun 1800, Plymouth, arrived from Quiberon Bay with dispatches for the admiralty from Earl St. Vmcent.
27 Jun 1800, Plymouth, sailed with the Beaulieu.
20 Aug 1800, Plymouth, arrived El Belas, Spanish packet, (with dispatches, which were sunk), from the Havannah, with a cargo of cocoa, &c. prize to the Clyde, bound to Corunna.
4 Oct 1800, Plymouth, arrived La Rose French schooner from Bourdeaux, bound to Gaudaloupe, with wines and brandies, prize to the Clyde.
10 Oct 1800, Plymouth, came in La Magicienne French schooner, letter of marqne, Citizen Andoin, richly laden with gum, ivory, and natural curiosities, from Senegal to Bourdeaux, prize to the Clyde.
10 Oct 1800, Plymouth, came in a sloop with timber, detained by the Clyde.
22 Oct 1800 a list of vessels destroyed, captured, and re-captured during the late cruise : destroyed the Deux Amis, Spanish letter of marque, 4 guns and 27 men, from Vera Cruz to St Andero, burnt in the harour of St. Vincent ; captured El Beloz, Spanish packet, 4 guns and 30 men, from the Havannah to Corunna; captured La Rose French schooner, from Bourdeaux to Gaudaloupe; captured La Magicienne French schooner, from Senegal to Bourdeaux; recaptured the Dick Guineaman, of Liverpool, taken by the Grand Decide privateer. The Fisgard was in sight at the time, and apprehended the privateer after a chase of about 2 hours.
22 Oct 1800, arrived Plymouth with the Dick Guineaman, outward bound, of 16 guns and 45 men, taken by Le Grand Decide French privateer of 18 guns and 160 men after a desperate action of 7½ hours. Fortunately the Clyde, and Fisgard, hove in sight ; the former taking possession of the Dick and the latter left in chase of the former. The wounded were entered on the books as supernumeraries, and are now in the RN Hospital, where every care will be taken to complete the cure of their wounds ; unfortunately it is noted that the Dick's captain subsequently died of his wounds.
7 Nov 1800 Plymouth. Mr. Whitford took an inquisition on the body of a seaman, washed ashore at Yealm ; it appeared from the best evidence that could be produced, that he was the boatswain's mate of the Clyde, 44, Captain Cunningham, washed overboard two months since from the sprit sail yard, whilst trying to take in the sprit-sail, which flapped and knocked him overboard. Verdict : accidental death.
May 1805 Woolwich, repairing in Ordinary
25 Aug 1807 ship's boats capture a coasting sloop off Ypont.
28 Jul 1809 a part of a large fleet which sailed from the Downs, with troops, with the aim of demolishing the dock-yards, and arsenals at Antwerp, Terneuse, and Flushing, often known as the ill-fated Walcheren Expedition.
6 Feb 1810 captured the French privateer Transet on the Home station.
7 Oct 1814 Arrived for the river to be broken up.