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Type: Sloop - Sliding keel ; Armament 18
Launched : 1796 ; Disposal date or year : 1809
19 Apr 1797 the Diamond, Minerva, Cynthia, Camilla, and hired cutter Grand Falconer captured the American ship Favourite.
13 Dec 1799 Portsmouth, arrived from the Downs.
24 Feb 1800 Portsmouth, arrived from Weymouth.
24 Mar 1800 Plymouth, arrived from a cruise.
25 Mar 1800 Plymouth, departed with the Fisgard, Sea Gull, Brilliant, and the Lisbon convoy for the Downs.
16 Apr 1800 Portsmouth, departed on a cruise.
30 Apr 1800 Portsmouth, arrived the Cynthia, Captain Malborn, from Guernsey.
24 May 1800 Portsmouth, departed with specie and sealed orders.
1 Jun 1800 a part of a squadron detached from Channel fleet to Quiberon bay and the Morbihan to aid the royalists.
Circa Aug 1800 Captain Dick, of the Discovery, is appointed to the Cynthia; and Captain Malbon, of the Cynthia, is promoted to the rank of Post Captain.
25 Aug 1800 arrived Bay of Playa de Dominos. Spoke with the St. Vincent schooner, who had parted from Captain Curzon. Troops landed from the transports without casualties and a fort with 8 x 24 pdrs., was silenced by the Impetueux, Brilliant, Cynthia, and St. Vincent gun boat.
25 Aug 1800 operations in support of the Army against the harbour of Ferrol on the coast of Spain.
27 Aug 1800 Renown, Bay of Playa de Dominos. Troops re-embarked by day break and departed under orders of Earl St. Vincent.
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.
5 Dec 1800 the Florentina, in company with the Cynthia and Urchin captured, on the Mediterranean station, French Polacre La Union, laden with Rice; and Coffee, from Alexandria bound to France.
7 Dec 1800 the Florentina, in company with the Cynthia and Urchin captured, on the Mediterranean station, French Brig Le Bon Pasteur Retrouve, laden with Rice, Coffee, and Sugar, from Alexandria bound to France.
13 Dec 1800 the Florentina, in company with the Cynthia and Urchin captured, on the Mediterranean station, French Brig L'Heureuse Clairon, laden with Rice and Coffee, from Alexandria bound to France.
21 Aug 1801 entered the harbour of Alexandria.
21 Aug 1801 in the afternoon R.-Adm. ordered the Cynthia, Port Mahon, Victorieuse, and Bon Citoyenne, with three Turkish corvettes to proceed into the harbour under the direction of the Hon. Captain Cochrane, of the Ajax, a channel having been previously surveyed by Lieutenant Withers, of the Kent. The troops and seamen on board sloops, gun boats, and other armed vessels, reinforced by the Diane, approached the town, along with troops advancing from the East and West and on the 26th the French, despite having sunk many vessels in the harbour, realised they were now unable to defend their lines and sent out proposals for an armistice of three days to arrange terms of capitulation.
14 Apr 1802 letter received from the Narcissus having arrived Malta yesterday from Leghorn and Palermo, and having departed the latter on 11 Apr., having carried out manoeuvres for the King of Naples, in company with the sloops Cynthia, Weasel, and cutter Entreprenante. She also reports that the Medusa has brought and that the Victorieux brings the Definitive Treaty from Marseilles.
Circa 22 Sep 1802 Lieutenant Wright, of the Tigre, who so gallantly distinguished himself while serving on shore under Sir Sidney Smith at the siege of Acre, is promoted to the rank of Commander, and appointed to the Cynthia sloop of war, vice Dick.
May 1805 Chatham, to repair in Ordinary