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Type: Bomb ; late Sloop ; Armament 12
Purchased : 1790 ; Disposal date or year : 1834
Disposal Details : BU
BM: 330 tons
13 Aug-Oct 1799 employed on expedition to Holland.
19 Dec 1799, Portsmouth, sailed with a convoy for Jerseys.
24 May 1800 a court martial was held on board the Gladiator, on Mr. P. Stone, Boatswain of the Discovery, for drunkenness and behaving in a contemptuous manner to his superiors. Mr. Stone was found guilty and sentenced to be dismissed the service and rendered incapable of serving again.
16 Jul 1800, Portsmouth, sailed for the Needles, where she is to lie as a guardship.
Circa 1 Aug 1800, Captain Dick, of the Discovery, is appointed to the Cynthia.
1 Aug 1800, Lieutenant Conn, of the Formidable, is promoted to the rank of Master and Commander, and appointed to the Discovery bomb.
24 Sep 1800, Portsmouth, sailed the Discovery, Captain O'Bryen, to lie as guard-ship at the Needles.
20 Oct 1800 re-captured the Brig Padstow, of Padstow. www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/15344/pages/280
11 Mar 1801 salvage money resulting from the re-capture of the Brig Padstow now due for payment.
Circa 12 Mar 1801 fleet under Admiral Sir Hyde Parker sailed from Yarmouth roads for Copenhagen. 30 Mar the vessels initially detailed to take part in the forthcoming Battle of Copenhagen. 1 Apr the vessels detailed sail for Copenhagen ; the British ships held in reserve ; the Danish positions : 2 Apr the battle commences : the truce : the casualties : the wash-up :
12 Apr 1801 the fleet sailed from Copenhagen into the Baltic.
20 Jul 1802 head money for those present at the Engagement at Copenhagen, on the 2d April 1801, due for payment.
17 Nov-30 Dec 1802 prize money resulting from the expedition to Holland due for payment.
May 1805 Downs Station
1830 Convict Ship, Deptford