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Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Launched : 26 Mar 1800, at the King's Yard at Deptford ;
26 Mar 1800, the launch was a remarkable fine one, and attended with no difficulty, or serious disasters. Admiral Lord Hood, Lady Hood, and several other personages of distinction, were present.
Circa May 1800, Captain Hood is appointed to the Courageux.
23 Jul 1800, Portsmouth, arrived from the Downs.
26 Jul 1800, Portsmouth, sailed to join Lord St. Vincent's fleet
30 Jul 1800, Plymouth, passed the Sound, to join the Channel fleet.
25 Aug 1800 operations in support of the Army against the harbour of Ferrol on the coast of Spain.
29-30 Aug 1800 ship's boats of the London, Renown, Impétueux, Courageux, Amethyst, Stag, Amelia, Brilliant, and Cynthia capture the French ship-privateer Guépe. See also p. 238, of Vol 4 of Naval Chronicle.
12 Oct 1800, Plymouth, arrived with the Renown, Impeteux, Captain, and Superb, from the secret expedition. Since the failure at Ferrol the above squadron has been cruising in the Bay.
3 Dec 1800, Plymouth, arrived from Earl St. Vincent's fleet, which passed up for Torbay, with the Barfleur, London, Montague, and Russel.
21 Jun 1803 a part of a squadron which landed troops at Saint Lucie in order to recover the Island from the French.
Jul 21 1803 Sailed from Carlisle Bay, Barbados, with a convoy with vessels bound for Bristol, London and Liverpool..
Jul 24 1803 Arrived Antigua.
Jul 28 1803 Arrived St Kitts.
1 Aug 1803 Tortola Roads. The convoy is joined by the frigate Venus.
27 Aug 1803 spoke to US vessels.
30 Aug 1803 men sent on board the Stanley to assist with the pumps, however the vessel subsequently sank that night.
20 Sep 1803 the convoy divides : those for Liverpool going up St George's Channel with the Venus.
May 1805 Cawsand Bay.
29 Oct 1805 in search of the Rochefort squadron. 2 Nov Phoenix reported position of the French Squadron : the chase began. 3-4 Nov 4th, the frigates harass the French rear. The action. the French haul down their colours. Casualties. The frigates role in the action. Prizes taken to Plymouth and added to the Service. The honours, awards and promotions.
3 Jan 1806 Sir J.B. Warren's squadron at St. Helen's, adverse winds preventing him sailing. 12 Jan sailed for Madeira to gain intelligence of the French squadron under V.-adm. Leissegues.
4 Jun 1806 having returned from his first cruise sailed from Spithead for the West Indies arriving Barbadoes 12 Jul with the Fame in lieu of the Repulse.
Plymouth 1 Jan 1807 Sailed for the Mediterranean.
Deal 11 Jan 1810 Sailed for Portsmouth.
Portsmouth 12 Jan 1810 Arrived from the Eastward.
Portsmouth 16 Jan 1811 Put back being unable to reach Basque Roads, owing to southerly winds.
Portsmouth 20 Jan 1811 Sailed to join the Channel Fleet.
Portsmouth 21 Jan 1811 Has put back to St. Helen's.
Plymouth 28 Jan 1811 Went up the harbour to refit.
Plymouth 30 Mar 1811 Under orders to join the Baltic fleet.
Plymouth 4 Apr 1811 Went down the harbour.
Deal 15 Apr 1811 Sailed to the eastward.
Deal 19 Apr 1811 Sailed for the Texel.
Deal 7 Nov 1811 Arrived from the Baltic.
Portsmouth 24 Dec 1811 Arrived from the Downs.
Portsmouth 2 Jan 1812 Came into harbour to be repaired.
Portsmouth 2 Apr 1812 Sailed for the Downs.
Deal 3 Apr 1812 Arrived from Portsmouth.
Jul 1830 Lazaretto (quarantine station) Chatham