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Type: 5th rate ; Armament 28 x long 18 pdrs ; 4 x long 6-pdrs ; 10 x carronades, 24-pdrs = 42 (1794), although classified as a 36.
Taken from the French : 1783 ; Disposal date or year : 1811
Tons (BM) : 889.
4 June 1794, Rear-admiral Montagu, sailed from Plymouth Sound with nine sail of the line and two frigates, to attempt to join Lord Howe and intercept a large French convoy from America. On the 8th, discovered and chased a French squadron, including 8 ships of the line, under the command of Rear-admiral Cornice, into bay of Bertheaume, and so stood back out to sea.
9 June 1794, sighted the French fleet of 19 sail of the line, returning from their recent meeting with the British fleet, which formed line-of-battle and briefly chased the squadron. With a squadron of equivalent rating on his other flank, Rear-admiral Montagu withdrew as quickly as the poor sailing qualities of the Ganges and Alexander would permit. Continued his search for a further 2 days, but failing in this, returned to Cawsand bay, Plymouth, on 12 June.
23 Apr 1794, A squadron of frigates under Sir John Warren in the Flora, consisting of the Arethusa, Melampus, Concorde, Captain Sir John Richard Strachan, Nymphe, engages a French squadron of 4 frigates off the Channel Isles, capturing 3, which were added to the Navy List : the Babet, as a sloop, the Engageante, as a hospital-ship, and the Pomone as a cruising 40-gun frigate.
25 Jun 1795, with the squadron at the landing of the [ill-conceived] Royalist expedition to Quiberon Bay, under Commodore Sir J B Warren, which returned to England in December with the remnants.
15 Oct 1795 Melampus and Latona, and later the Orion and Thalia, and later still the Pomone and Concorde, sailed in chase of the two French frigates, the Tortue and Néréide, and the corvette Eveillé, 16. However, the closeness of the shore and prevailing weather conditions meant that the chase for the frigates was curtailed. But the Eveillé was less fortunate, and was taken by the Pomone and the Thunderer, 74, which had also appeared on the scene.
13 Apr 1796 capture of the French frigate Unité by the Révolutionnaire while cruising off Ushant, and forming a part of a squadron composed of the frigates Indefatigable, Argo, Amazon, and Concorde, Captain Anthony Hunt.
20 Apr 1796 capture of the French 40-gun frigate Virginie, discovered off the Lizard, and after a long chase, by the frigates Indefatigable, Amazon, and Concorde.
24 Jul 1797 captured the French privateer Poisson Volant.
3 Jan 1798 captured the French privateer Caye du Pont.
8 Jan 1798 captured the French privateer Prosperine.
11 Feb 1798 captured the French privateer Hardi.
13 Feb 1798 captured the French privateer Hazard.
1 Apr 1798 captured the French privateer Rosiere.
Between 8 Aug and 8 Sep 1798 Concorde and Lapwing captured the French privateers Buonaparte, Fortune, Amazone, and Sauveur, on the Leeward Island station.
1 Jan 1799, in the West Indies.
14 Feb 1799 captured the French privateer Prudente to windward of Antigua, La Prudente, copper bottomed, of 18 guns and 100 men. She had been cruising to windward of Barbadoes for six weeks, without making any other captures than two schooners, one from Halifax, and the other an American, was on her return to the Spanish Port of St. Domingo, where she belonged, and from whence she sailed early in December last.
Circa 21 Jun - 27 Jul 1799, a French schooner letter of marque, of 4 guns and 22 men, from Guadaloupe to St. Thomas laden with sugar, coffee, and cotton, taken by the Concorde.
27 July, 1799, at Basseterre Road, St Christopher's.
19 Sep 1799, Portsmouth, arrived with V.-Adm. Harvey on board, from the West Indies.
26 Feb 1800, Portsmouth, arrived the Vrow Anna, from Dieppe, prize to the Concorde.
28 Feb 1800, Portsmouth, sailed the Castor, 32, Captain Gower, to relieve the Concorde, cruising off Havre de Grace.
6 Mar 1800, Portsmouth, arrived the Concorde, 36, Capt. Barton, from off Havre.
25 Mar 1800, Portsmouth, a Court Martial was held on board the Gladiator, on Colin M'Carty, Carpenter of the Concorde, for drunkenness. The charge being fully proved, the prisoner was found guilty, and sentenced by the Court to be dismissed from his Majesty's service.
27 Mar 1800, Portsmouth, sailed for Cork, from whence she will proceed with a convoy for Newfoundland.
Dec 1800 captured the Spanish privateer San Josef, alias Larcon, 6 guns, 40 men, on the off Oporto.
1 Dec 1800 captured the Spanish privateer St Miguel el Volante, lugger, 2 guns, 29 men, off Oporto.
27-28 Jan 1801 discovered a French squadron off Cape Finisterre resulting in an inconclusive action with the frigate Bravoure.
5 Jul 1803 with France attempting to recover her war-time losses in the East Indies news that a renewal of the war was imminent brought about a number of manoeuvres and events between the French and British ships-of-war on the station.
May 1805 East Indies
Jul 1806 captured the French privateer Vigilant on the East Indies station.