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Type: 5th rate ; Armament 32 (12-pounder)
Launched at Liverpool in 1780 ; Disposal date or year : 1811
Displacement : 703 tons (BM)
Complement : 212
Daedalus 1 Jan 1799, in the East Indies.
9 Feb 1799 captured French 36-gun frigate Prudente, and sailed, with her prize in tow, for the Cape of Good Hope, arriving on the 15th.
14-16 Aug 1799 uses a lot of valuable powder and shot at Kosseir in the Red Sea.
21 Jan 1800 T. Tring, a seaman belonging to the Centurion, was executed on board the Suffolk, at Bombay, pursuant to the sentence of a Court Martial. Tring, with some others, was sent with a prize to the Centurion for the Cape of Good Hope, but the vessel was re-captured on her passage, and carried into the Mauritius : the Prize-master and his crew shortly after received permission from the French Commander to return home ; but Tring and another, instead of doing so, entered on board the French frigate La Prudente, which was afterwards captured by the Daedalus. Tring entered as an American on board the Daedalus, and proceeded with her into the Red Sea, where joining the Centurion, he was recognized. His companion was killed in the action between the frigates.
May 1805 Lower Hope, Thames, in Ordinary ; Floating Battery
11 Nov 1808 Daedalus, Aurora, Franchise, and Pert captured the French privateers Exchange and Guerrier.