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Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Disposal date or year : 1799
BM: 1643 tons
Early Apr 1793 departed under the command of Captain Archibald Dickson, as a part of a squadron for the Mediterranean Fleet, then to be based off Toulon.
14 Apr 1793, with a squadron, en route for the Mediterranean, which captured the San-Iago, a large Spanish galleon, under French colours and the French privateer General Dumourier, of 22 long 6-pounders and 196 men, an event which may have had some effect on the resulting war with Spain.
5 Feb 1794 sent to the gulf of San-Fiorenzo with troops to secure the anchorage, where the seamen do wonders with ropes. Captain Archibald Dickson.
2 Apr 1794, departed for Bastia, arriving on the 4th, which place was subsequently taken on 21 May.
Early Aug 1794, Egmont, Rear-adm (b,) Archibald Dickson, Captain John Sutton, departed Bastia with Lord Hood in the Victory in pursuit of a French squadron, which sought safety of Gourjean bay. Leaving a squadron to blockade the French the Admiral returned to Corsica to continue operations. Due to stormy weather driving the British out to sea the French squadron was able return to Toulon.
9 Mar 1795, the Mediterranean fleet departed from Leghorn, sighting the French fleet the following day. At daylight on the 13th Adm Hotham sent out the signal for a general chase which ended the following day with the capture of the Ca-Ira and Censeur and the fleets heading off in opposite directions.
14 Jun 1795 the fleet, whilst on a cruise, was joined by a squadron from Gibraltar and England off Minorca.
8 Jul 1795, the fleet, at anchor at in San-Fiorenzo bay, once aware that the French fleet was close by, gave chase. It was sighted on the 13th and later the order was given for the general chase, but apart from the loss of a 74 by the French the result was inconclusive and resulted in not a little criticism, the consequence perhaps being Admiral Hotham's resignation on 1 Nov 1795.
6 Aug 1795, Admiral Hotham put to sea on a cruise, sighting the French fleet in Toulon road.
9 Mar 1796 boats of a squadron, including the Barfleur, Egmont, Captain John Sutton, and Bombay Castle, retake the 28-gun frigate Nemesis from Tunis harbour.
14 - 21 Oct 1796 At Bastia. The 74s Captain, and Egmont, with other vessels, embarked British troops, following the invasion of Corsica by the French.
21 Dec 1796 the Tagus. The Mediterranean fleet arrived.
Circa 20 Jan 1797 departed from the Tagus with a Portuguese convoy and was subsequently, 6 Feb., joined off Cape St.-Vincent by a squadron detached from the Channel fleet.
14 Feb 1797 Jervis's action with the Spanish off Cape St Vincent.
31 Mar 1797 departed from Lisbon to blockade Cadiz.