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Duquesne / Du Quesne, 1803
Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Taken : 1803 ; Disposal date or year : 1805
BM: 1903 tons
Duquesne, measured at Jamaica 2151 tons - Measured in England 1903 tons bm
24 Jul - 2 Sep 1803 Vanguard and Tartar chase and capture of the French 74 Duquesne, and the escape of the Duguay-Trouin, 74 and the 40-gun frigate Guerrière. Duquesne was afterwards added to the British navy under her French name ; but being in the following year, carelessly run aground on Morant Keys, went to England only to be broken up.
16 Jun 1804 the Duquesne, Capt Walker, and the Bellerophon, Capt Loring, with the homeward bound West India convoy departed Jamaica.
23 Jul 1804 the store ship Abundance parted with the convoy of 157 sail in a gale and thick fog in lat 42 56 ; long 41 55.
10 Aug 1804 arrived at St Helen's, off the IoW, from Jamaica, her convoy having sailed past Portsmouth for the Downs, with the Bellerophon, Capt Loring, and convoy of 100 sail from Jamaica, the remainder of the convoy having departed for Liverpool and Bristol under convoy of the Vertue, Capt Roberts.
11 Aug 1804 arrived Spithead from St Helen's.
18 Aug 1804 departed Spithead for the Eastwards to be paid off.
19 Aug 1804 arrived in the Downs from Portsmouth with a convoy.
20 Aug 1804 departed the Downs for Sheerness.
28 Aug 1804 now being got ready for sea at Chatham with all possible expedition.