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Devastation, 1804
Type: Bomb ; Armament 10
Purchased : Oct 1804 ;
Disposal date or year : 1816

Circa 26 Mar 1804 Capt A Milner apptd to the Devastation.

19 Sep 1804 departed Spithead, the Devastation, Capt Milner, with a convoy for the Downs.

10 Nov 1804 departed Spithead with a convoy for the Downs.

5 Dec 1804 departed Spithead the Curlew, and the Devastation, Capt Milner, with a convoy for the Eastward, amongst which were the three vessels which have the persons on board who were put into quarantine in Chichester harbour, for Standgate Creek.

23-25 Apl 1805 was a part of a squadron which captured off Boulogne the Dutch Armed Schuyts Nos 43, 44, 45, 48, 52, 54, 57, and 58, and the unarmed Transport No 3.

Portsmouth 10 Oct 1811 arrived from Cadiz.

Portsmouth 13 Oct 1811 departed with a convoy, for the Downs.

Deal 14 Oct 1811 arrived and passed through from the westward, for the Nore.

Portsmouth 10 May 1814 departed with the convoy for the coast of Africa, Brazils, the Cape of Good Hope, and the East Indies.

17 Aug 1814 Seahorse detached up the Potomac, to bombard Fort Washington. and with the Euryalus, Devastation, Ętna, Meteor, Erebus and Anne began ascending the river Potomac leading to the capital of the United States.

31 Aug 1814 the Seahorse, Euryalus, Devastation, Ętna, Meteor, Erebus and Anne began descending the river Potomac, completing the operation on 9 Sep.

Aug 1814 a portion of the prize money resulting from the various actions in the Chesapeake became due for payment on 1 May 1835 : namely a dividend from the estate of the bankrupt agent Henry Abbott : no doubt one of the many fraudsters who ripped off matelots in those days : both officers and ratings being fair game.

12 Sep 1814 Erebus, Meteor, Ętna, Terror, Volcano, and Devastation move up the Patapsco in preparation for an attack on Baltimore, commencing their bombardment on Fort M'Henry, the Star Fort, and the water batteries on the 13th, being ordered to withdraw on the 14th.

13-15 Dec 1814 Rota, Devastation and Terror, along with the ships' boats, made attacks on the fort and barracks, at Point Petre, St.-Mary's and up the St.-Mary's river.

18 Mar 1815, wind and weather etc. permitting, was supposed to be departing Charleston, at the end of the war, with the Albion, Ceylon, and Terror, if she could cross the bar.