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Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Disposal date or year : 1813
BM: 1683 tons
2 May - 1 Jun 1794 Departure of the Channel Fleet from St. Helen's, and the lead up to actions and manoeuvres with the French fleet. 29 May - 1 Jun., what was to be known as the Battle of the Glorious 1st June commences, resulting in the capture of six sail of the line and one sunk. 1 Jun, Saved men from the Vengeur. Review of the part performed by each British ship engaged. 13 Jun, the fleet arrived back in home ports.
3-10 Dec 1794 Mutiny onboard, resulting in 5 men being hanged on 13 Jan 1795.
14 Feb 1795 the Channel fleet sailed from Torbay for a brief cruise and to see various convoys safe out of the Channel.
14 Jun 1795 the British fleet, then off Minorca, joined by a squadron from Gibraltar and England, including the Culloden, Captain Thomas Troubridge.
8 Jul 1795, the fleet, at anchor at in San-Fiorenzo bay, once aware that the French fleet was close by, gave chase. It was sighted on the 13th and later the order was given for the general chase, but apart from the loss of a 74 by the French the result was inconclusive and resulted in not a little criticism, the consequence perhaps being Admiral Hotham's resignation on 1 Nov 1795.
6 Aug 1795, Admiral Hotham put to sea on a cruise, sighting the French fleet in Toulon road.
27 Dec 1795 Captain Troubridge's squadron, including the Culloden, when off Cape Matapan, chased the Badine, a part of M. Ganteaume's squadron. The Badine anchored close off the town; and on the next day the Lowestoffe anchored alongside of her. On the 31st of December Commodore Troubridge, with the remainder of his squadron, anchored in the harbour of Milo, and subsequently steered for Smyrna.
10 Dec 1796 At Gibraltar. The Gibraltar, Captain John Pakenham, and the Culloden 74, Captain Thomas Troubridge, were driven from their moorings and narrowly escape destruction, unlike the Courageux, lost on the same night.
21 Dec 1796 the Tagus. The Mediterranean fleet arrived.
Circa 20 Jan 1797 Sailed from the Tagus with a Portuguese convoy and was subsequently, 6 Feb., joined off Cape St.-Vincent by a squadron detached from the Channel fleet.
12 Feb 1797 Colossus in collision with the Culloden.
14 Feb 1797 Jervis's action with the Spanish off Cape St Vincent.
31 Mar 1797 sailed from Lisbon to blockade Cadiz.
29 May 1797 Attack on Santa-Cruz, Teneriffe.
24 May 1798 departed from off Cadiz with a squadron of 10 ships of the line to join Nelson's squadron in the Mediterranean, arriving on 7 Jun.
7 Jun 1798 the search for the French fleet.
1 Aug 1798 the preparation for the Battle of the Nile.
1 Aug 1798 Battle of the Nile.
1-3 Aug 1798 Mutine assisted the Culloden off the reef on which she had grounded when entering Aboukir Bay prior to the Battle of the Nile.
19 Aug 1798 R.-adm Nelson, in the Vanguard, accompanied by the Culloden and Alexander, leave Aboukir Bay for Naples.
Sep-Oct 1798 Nelson detached Alexander, Culloden and Colossus from Naples to join the combined squadron of Portuguese and British ships under the Marquess de Niza in the blockade of Malta which commenced circa 12 Oct.
28 Nov 1798 Vanguard, Culloden, Minotaur, Terpsichore, and hired cutter Flora capture the Genoese corvettes Le Tigre and L'Eguaglianza, near Leghorn. Prize money paid 17 Jun 1802.
2 Feb 1799 arrived off Alexandria.
7 Mar 1799 sailed to join Nelson off Palermo.
18 Mar 1799 arrived at Palermo from off Alexandria. 31st detached to blockade the port of Naples.
17 May 1799 joined Nelson at Palermo.
13 Jun-mid Aug 1799 sailed from off Palermo for a cruise, arriving Naples 24th, where crews were involved in operations ashore.
29 Jul 1800, Plymouth, arrived from the Straits.
11 Sep 1800, Plymouth, in dock having leaks stopped.
21 Oct 1800, Plymouth, still in dock refitting.
24 Jul - 2 Sep 1803 chase of and escape of the Duguay-Trouin, 74 and the 40-gun frigate Guerriθre.
May 1805 East Indies
27 Nov 1806 a part of a squadron under R.-adm. Pellew which arrived off the road of Batavia and destroyed the Dutch frigate Phoenix and other vessels lying there.
23 Sep 1806 captured the French privateer Emilieu on the East Indies station.
20 Nov-11 Dec 1807 A part of a squadron under R.-adm Sir E. Pellew which entered Gressie, Dutch EI, to destroy vessels and stores.
10 Jun 1808 captured the French privateer Union on the East Indies station.
8 - 17 March 1809 extract from the log during convoy duties in the Indian Ocean, when overtaken by a hurricane.
|Wed 8 Mar 1809|
|1||WSW||SE||A.M. Moderate breezes.|
|4||Fresh winds, with rain.|
|6||E by S||Ditto weather.|
|ESE||Lat 18° 19, long 79° 30 E|
P.M. Strong winds and squally.
Took in the third reef of the topsails.
Sent the royal-masts on deck.
Close-reefed the topsails ; handed the main-topsail.
|12||Strong winds, with a great sea from the SE.|
|Thurs 9 Mar 1809|
|1||7||2||WSW||SE||A.M. Strong winds and squally.|
|6||7||0||Out fourth reefs ; set the mizen-topsail.|
|9||8||0||Long. (by sun and moon) 76° 15 E.|
Lat. 19° 22 S, long 76° 38
Roderique, S 84° W, 130 leagues.
|1||7||4||WSW||SE||P.M. Strong winds ; loosed the mainsail.|
|6||7||6||Ditto weather ; convoy in company.|
|8||7||0||Furled the mainsail.|
|10||7||4||Strong winds, with a great sea from the SE.|
|12||7||2||SE by S|
|Fri 10 Mar 1809|
|1||7||2||WSW||SE by SSE||A.M. Strong winds.|
|4||7||4||Ditto weather ; convoy in company, except the Northumberland.|
|7||7||2||Saw the Northumberland astern.|
|8||6||4||Long. (by lunar obs.) at A.M. 73° 53 30".|
Lat 20° 17 ", long 73° 58 E.
Cape St. Mary, S 79° W, 533 leagues.
|1||7||0||WSW||SE by S||
P.M. Strong winds.
Set the fore and main-topsail-staysails.
|8||7||0||Strong breezes, with a great swell from the SE.|
|12||7||0||Ditto weather ; twelve ships in sight.|
|Sat 11 Mar 1809|
|1||6||0||WSW||SE by S||A.M. Strong winds.|
|3||6||2||Split the foresail ; set the mainsail and main-topmast-staysail.|
|7||7||2||Unbent the foresail ; fore and mizen-topsails, and bent new ones|
|8||7||0||W by S||S by E|
Lat 20° 58 S, long 71° 10 E.
Cape St Mary S 90° W, 483 leagues.
|1||6||2||W by S||SSE|
|3||6||4||P.M. Strong winds and squally.|
|4||6||6||SE by S||Ditto weather ; convoy in company.|
|9||7||2||Strong breezes, with rain.|
|Sun 12 Mar 1809|
|1||7||0||W by S||S by E||A.M. Strong winds ; close reefed the fore-topsail.|
|4||7||6||Ditto weather ; ten sail in sight.|
|6||8||2||Strong winds and squally, with a great sea ; all the fleet in sight.|
|8||6||6||Se by S|
|10||7||4||Fresh winds and squally.|
Lat 20° 41 S, long 68° 14 E.
Cape St Mary S 80° W, 430 leagues.
|1||7||0||W by S||SE||P.M. Strong winds and squally.|
|5||6||4||Ditto weather ; convoy in company.|
|9||6||4||Squally, with rain ; seven ships in sight.|
|Mon 13 Mar 1809|
|1||7||2||W by S||SE||A.M. Strong winds and squally.|
|4||7||4||Ditto weather ; handed the fore-topsail at daylight ; set it again.|
|8||7||2||W||Strong breezes and cloudy ; convoy in company.|
|9||8||0||W by S||SSE|
Cape St Mary S 80° W, 370 leagues.
Lat 22° 19 S, long 65° 23 E.
|1||8||0||W by S||SE|
|4||8||0||P.M. Strong winds and squally.|
|6||7||4||Ditto weather, with rain.|
|9||7||2||Fresh gales and squally.|
|11||7||4||SSE||Five ships in sight.|
|A.M.||Tuesday, March 14, 1809.|
|1||7||0||W by S||SSE||A.M. Strong winds and squally, with hard rain ; at daylight, squally, with hard rain; down top-gallant-yards; got the flying jib-boom in, and handed the fore-sail.|
|9||6||6||Strong gales and equally; got the jib-boom in; handed the fore-topsail ; bent main-staysail and trysail.|
Strong gales; six ships in sight.
Lat. 22° 54 S, long. 62° 14' E.
SW point Isle of France, N 65° W, 118 leagues.
|1||7||4||W by S||SE||P.M. Hard gales and thick weather, with a great sea.|
|3||7||0||Took in the main-topsail; set the main-staysail ; it blew to pieces.|
|7||7||2||Hard gales, with a heavy sea ; none of the ships in sight.|
|12||8||2||Very hard gales and a heavy sea.|
|Wed 16 Mar 1809.|
|1||9||2||W by S||S E by E||A.M. Heavy gales.|
|2||9||0||The fore-staysail blew to pieces; a sea struck the larboard-quarter boat, broke the davit, and stove the boat; the starboard quarter gallery was washed away.|
|8||9||0||WSW||ESE||Attempting to cut away the mizen-topmast it went, and carried away the head of the mizenmast, the gaff, and part of the top; lost the whole of the rigging &c. ; bent the fore-topmast-staysail for a main-staysail.|
SE point Isle of Bourbon, N 67° W, 170 miles.
Lat. 22° 34' S, long. 58° 38 E.
|1||8||0||SW b W||ESE||P.M. got the fore and main-top-gallant-masts on deck; double breeched and cleeted the lower-deck guns; got the main-runners up.|
Took in the slack of the lee main rigging.
Hard gales, with tremendous heavy gusts.
|4||8||0||SW ½ W||E||The gale appeared to break.|
|6||7||0||More moderate, with less sea ; set the reefed foresail.|
Strong gales, with rain at time.
Found 160 yards of the spanker saved, the rest was lost with the mizenmast head, and spanker-boom; found several knees broke, the transom worked very much, and the nails of the lower deck planks drawn three or four inches ; the Upper stroke broken in the wake of the mainmast, &c.
|Thurs 16 Mar 1809|
|A.M.||A.M. Strong gales and cloudy.|
At 7, up foresail; brought-to for the convoy : employed mending the service of the rigging, putting the ship to rights, &c.
Lat. 26° 6' S, long. 66' 371 E.
Cape St. Mary, N 87° W, 213 leagues.
off S b W
|E by N|
|1||8||4||NW||ENE||P.M. Strong winds and hazy.|
|4||10||0||Set up the larboard main-rigging.|
|5||9||0||NE by E|
|7||10||4||W||Hard gales, with rain and a heavy sea.|
|8||10||4||Larboard gallery washed away.|
|9||9||0||A very hard squall; clewed up the main-top-sail ; it blew away; hauled up the foresail and handed it; the ship strained and laboured much, one chain and one hand pump kept her free.|
|10||9||0||W by N|
|Fri 17 March 1809|
|1||4||0||NNE||A.M. Very hard gales, with heavy sea.|
|3||3||6||Set the trysail.|
|4||3||4||NNW||The ship strained, and leaked in every part of the upper works and deck; at daylight, found the fore and main belly-stays, the inner bob-stays, and laniards of the two foremost fore-shrouds carried away.|
|up SW ½ W|
|SSW||W N W||
Cape St. Mary, N 82° W, 194 leagues.
Lat. 26° 53 S, long. 64° 42 E.
off S by E
|W by S||P.M. Fresh gales and cloudy, with a great swell from the S W.|
|5||1||6||NW b N|
NW b N
|12||4||0||NW b W||S W||Wind veering to the southward; fine weather.|