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Type: 5th Rate ; Frigate ; Armament 50 (24-pdr. )
Launched in Randall's Yard, Rotherhithe 29 Mar 1797 ; Disposal date or year : 1868
BM: 1277 tons
13 Oct 1797 engaged the Brutus.
30 Apr 1798 captured the French privateer Revanche on the Irish station.
10 May 1798 captured the French privateer Huits Amis on the Irish station.
May 1798 captured the French privateer Brutus on the Irish station.
Sep 1798 captured the French privateer Sophie on the Irish coast.
20 Nov 1798, Capt. Sir T. Williams, Knt. Sailed as convoy to Lisbon.
Jan 1799 captured the Spanish privateers La Prudentia, schooner, 1 gun, 8 swivels, 34 men, and La Casualidad, 6 guns, 8 swivels, 40 men, during her passage from Lisbon to England.
19 Jan 1799, Plymouth, arrived the Maria, of Exeter, Captain Tickle, and the Chelmer, of Malden, Captain Stone, both from Oporto, laden with wine and fruit, for this port and Exeter. They sailed from Oporto the 1st instant, in company with seventy-five sail, under convoy of the Endymion, of 44 guns Captain Sir T. Williams, and left the fleet, all well, last Friday evening.
19 Mar 1799, at Spithead.
11 Nov 1799, Plymouth, arrived from St. Helena with letters for the East India Company.
2 Dec 1799, Plymouth, sailed to the eastward with a convoy.
4 Dec 1799, arrived Portsmouth.
4 Feb 1800, Portsmouth, sailed with the San Fiorenzo, Venus, and Topaze, with troops for Ireland.
21 Feb 1800, Portsmouth, arrived the Endymion and Amazon, with the Trelawney, from Liverpool for Leghorn laden with bale goods : she was taken about ten days since by La Bourgonville French privateer, of 18 guns, and retaken by the Endymion. The Amazon captured the privateer, which, it being very dark, the next night run on board the Amazon, and sunk. Although it was blowing a strong gale of wind, and the sea running very high, the vigilance, activity, and attention of Captain Riou and his officers saved all the officers and crew.
10 Mar 1800, Portsmouth, sailed the Endymion, 44, Captain Sir T. Williams; Arethusa, 38, Captain Wolley ; and Champion, 24, Captain Hamond, with a convoy for the Mediterranean. The two former accompany them only a part of the voyage.
Apr-May 1800 captured the Spanish privateers San Josef, lugger, 4 guns, 38 men ; El Intripido, lugger, 2 guns, 21 men ; La Paix French ship letter of marque, pierced for 20 x 9-pounders, but only carrying 10 guns and 44 men, bound from Nantes to the Isle of France ; and the French privateer Scipio, 18 x 9-pounders, and 149 men, belonging to Bourdeaux, on passage to the Mediterranean.
14-17 May 1800, Portsmouth, arrived from a cruise, and has brought in with him two large French privateers, which he captured.
17 May 1800 at Spithead. Advises that when in company with the Champion and Mediterranean convoy, she fell in with a Portuguese Brazil ship, deeply laden, totally dismasted and abandoned : this ship, after considerable exertion, was put into a navigable state, and towed by the Champion into Gibraltar.
2 Jul 1800, Portsmouth, sailed with the Topaze, and Castor, to Cowes.
28 Jul 1800, Plymouth, arrived the Bourdelais, 28, Captain Manby, from the westward islands, on the 28th ult. fell in with the Straits convoy, homeward bound, under care of the Endymion, 44, in lat. 48. 10. N. long. 7. 30. W. going large, with a fresh breeze.
9 Sep 1800, Portsmouth, arrived with the Active, from a cruise.
4 Nov 1800, Portsmouth, sailed on a cruise, but was forced to return, owing to strong gales.
1 Dec 1800, Portsmouth, sailed with the Loire, and Gorgon (store-ship), for St. Helenís.
13 Apr 1801 captured the French privateer Furie in the Channel.
25 Jun 1803, captured the French ship-corvette Bacchante, which was added to the British navy, under her French name.
14 Aug 1803 captured the French privateer General Moreau on the Home station.
May 1805 Portsmouth, refitting (Per Steel).
28 Dec 1806 with the consul, Mr. Arbuthnot on board, anchored in the Dardanells in company with the Canopus, and subsequently returned to Constantinople. 31 Jan 1807 joined the squadron anchored in Azire bay., having on board the British ambassador and suite, and the British merchants late of Constantinople ; with whom the frigate, having cut her cables, had sailed an the 29th. 1 Feb the squadron weighed, and anchored off the island of Tenedos.
11 Feb-3 Mar 1807 With Sir John Duckworth on what some have described as his somewhat less than successful expedition to Constantinople. 14th anchored off Cape Janizary, ships' boats used to rescue men from the burning Ajax. 19th steered for Constantinople. 2 Mar returned to the Mediterranean.
8-11 Nov 1810 captured the French privateer Milan, of 14 guns and 80 men, Captain M. Pierre Lepellerier, following a chase of over 2 days and some 400 miles, which is described at page 220 of Basil Hall's book Fragments of voyages and travels: including anecdotes of a naval life : available in Google books.
Plymouth 16 Jan 1811 Sent in the Woodbridge, American schooner, for Bourdeaux.
Plymouth 26 Jan 1811 Sailed to the westward.
Plymouth 30 Mar 1811 Sailed.
13 Oct 1811 minor incidents off the coast of Northern Ireland. See page 162 of Fragments of voyages and travels: including anecdotes of a naval life ... By Basil Hall, available in Google Books.
Cork 10 Dec 1811 Arrived Monday last from Loughswilly, having experienced very severe weather.
Cove 23 Dec 1811 Has made a signal for convoy to Portugal.
Cork 26 Dec 1811 Sailed with a convoy of transports for Portugal.
15 Jan 1812 Endymion, and Leopard sighted two French frigates and brig and gave chase, but soon lost them.
Plymouth 15 May 1813 Was undocked last night.
Plymouth 4 Aug 1813 Sailed for Portsmouth.
Portsmouth 10 Aug 1813 Gives instructions for the convoy to Quebec, Newfoundland and north American.
Portsmouth 16 Aug 1813 Is ordered to America.
Portsmouth 23 Aug 1813 Has signalled the ships bound to North America to prepare to sail.
Portsmouth 25 Aug 1813 Sailed with the outward bound convoy for Newfoundland, Quebec and Halifax.
23 Oct 1813, arrived Halifax, with a convoy from Cork, 46 days.
28 Jan 1814, at Bermuda.
7 Feb 1814 captured a U.S. privateer, the 3 gun schooner Meteor, with 32 men.
7 Mar 1814 the boats of the Endymion, Pelorus, and Rattler captured a U.S. privateer, the 15 gun vessel Mars, with 70 men.
7-8 Apr 1814 ships' boats of the Hogue, Endymion, Maidstone and Borer destroyed a number of vessels, including 3 privateers, near Pettipague point, about 15 miles up Connecticut river.
15 Aug 1814 the Armide and Endymion captured the U.S. privateer schooner Herald, 17 guns, 100 men, arrived Halifax, N.S., 19 Aug.
23 Aug 1814, arrived Halifax, from a cruise.
23 Aug 1814, arrived Halifax, the American privateer Invincible Napoleon, 22 guns, and 60 men, detained by the Armide, Endymion, and Pique.
26 Aug 1814 Dragon, Endymion, Bacchante, Sylph and 10 transports with troops, sailed from Halifax, Nova-Scotia, for the river Penobscot. The expedition was joined on the 31st, off the Metinicus islands, by the Bulwark, Tenedos, Rifleman and Peruvian.
1-3 Sep 1814 the fleet came to anchor off the fort and town of Castine and on the 2nd the Peruvian, Sylph and ships' boats headed up the up the Penobscot looking for the frigate Adams, at Hamden, which was set on fire by the defending US forces before they escaped inland.
17 Sep 1814 Pylades arrived Halifax, from Penobscot with the Endymion and Sylph.
9 Oct 1814 Endymion when off the shoals of Nantucket, detached his boats to capture the American privateer brig Prince-de-Neufchatel, but they were repulsed with a serious loss.
31 Oct 1814 Endymion received from the Saturn, to replace the severe loss she had sustained, one lieutenant, four midshipmen, and 33 seamen and marines.
9 Nov 1814 Saturn arrived Halifax, from a cruise, with a number of wounded men from the Endymion.
Towards the close of the year 1814 Majestic, Endymion and the Pomone cruised off the port of New York.
14 Jan 1815 bad weather blew the squadron blockading New York out to sea, and it being surmised that the vessels blockaded in New York would have taken the opportunity to escape the squadron went in search.
15 Jan 1815 Majestic, Endymion, Pomone and Tenedos discovered the President 2 miles ahead and following a long chase she was eventually captured off Sandy Hook.
17 Jan 1815 further bad weather blew up from the eastward following the action, as a result of which the Endymion lost her bowsprit and her fore and main masts ; the President carried away all three of her masts and several of her guns were thrown overboard.
25 Jan 1815 Endymion arrived at Bermuda with her prize.
8 Mar 1815 the President and Endymion, sailed from Bermuda for England, arriving 28 Mar at Spithead : the President was added to the navy list, but was broken up in 1818.
Jul 1830 Plymouth.
Plymouth 20 Jun 1833 in Hamoaze, commissioned by Captain S. Roberts.
Jun 1833 is reported to have been fitted with Earle's fire-engine pump, which was trialled on board the Druid.
Plymouth 20 Jul 1833 In Hamoaze.
Plymouth 1 Aug 1833 In Hamoaze.
Devonport 5 Sep 1833 In Hamoaze.
Plymouth 9 Sep 1833 Went out to the Sound.
Plymouth 14 Sep 1833 In the Sound.
Plymouth 18 Sep 1833 Arrived from Portsmouth.
Cork 28 Sep 1833 Arrived.
Plymouth 23 Nov 1833 Has arrived from Lisbon for repairs having been on shore when entering the Tagus.
Devonport 11 Dec 1833 Undocked.
Devonport 12 Dec 1833 In Hamoaze.
Plymouth 2 Jan 1834 In Hamoaze, fitting out.
Portsmouth 25 Jan 1834 At Spithead.
Portsmouth 2 Feb 1834 Sails for the Mediterranean.
Malta 19 Mar 1834 Remains.
Malta 4 Mar 1834 Arrived from Portsmouth.
Malta 23 Mar 1834 Was expected to sail shortly for Smyrna.
Malta 23 Mar 1834 In Valletta harbour.
Smyrna 5 May 1834 The ship's boats assisted the Magic, bound to Liverpool, off the sands opposite St Jame's Castle.
Vourla 22 Jul 1834 Arrived from Mytelene, and have since sailed to Scalanova and Nauplia.
Off Vourla 21 Aug 1834 Arrived from a cruise off Mytelene.
VourIa 27 Sep 1834 With the squadron here.
19 Dec 1834 at Vourla Bay and had a case of plague onboard following contact with the merchant vessel Spitfire..
31 Jan 1835 is reported to be at Malta.
Malta 9 Feb 1835 sailed with a squadron for the Vourla, where it arrived circa 15 Feb..
1 Jul 1835 joined the Mediterranean squadron, in the Levant, off Cape Sapienza.
Malta 26 Aug 1835 has sailed with a squadron to Cafiz.
14 Nov 1835 is reported to be on the south coast of Spain.
Lisbon 19 Dec 1835 reported to be at Corunna.
Lisbon 23 Aug 1836 arrived from Corruna. Her Master, Mr. Cromby, is reported to have died after a long illness.
Lisbon 11 Sep 1836 is reported to be in the Tagus.
5 Nov 1840 Plymouth, The Endymion, 38, was commissioned on Wednesday, by Lieutenant H. G. Morris. Captain Hon. F. W. Grey, appointed to the Endymion. 20 Nov 1840 Portsmouth, Mercury tender sailed for Devonport, with 30 supernumeraries for the Impregnable and Endymion. 21 Nov 1840 Lieutenants John B. Marsh, H. T. Laye ; Assistant-Surgeon Thomas Hart ; Mates Augustus Frederick Webster and W. Moorsom, appointed to the Endymion. At some time during the period 1839-42 engaged in the Operations in China. Officers and Men serving on this ship during this period may be eligible for a Medal. See p. 288 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow.
2 Jan 1841 Chaplain Rev. George. Bellamy, appointed to the Endymion. 2 Feb 1841 Plymouth, sailed for the East Indies. 27 Feb 1841, Masters Assistant Christopher Grigg, appointed to the Endymion. Boatswain John Covey ; Gunner William Conybear, appointed to the Monarch. 16 Oct 1841, Mate Henry Chads (1839), of the Endymion (acting), appointed to the Nimrod, promoted to Lieutenant. 20 Nov 1841, Volunteers First Class H. Kelham, appointed to the Endymion. 16 Jun - 29 Aug 1842, expedition up the Yang-tse-Keang, to the end of hostilities and signing of the Treaty of Nanking. See p. 300-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow and www.gazettes-online.co.uk. 20 Dec 1842 Hong Kong, sailed in company with the Dido and Wolverine, with a convoy, for Singapore.
20 Dec 1848 Devonport.
1860 Receiving Hulk, Devonport.