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Type: 5th rate ; Armament 36
Launched : 29 Jul 1802 ; Disposal date or year : 1877
BM: 996 tons
12 Nov 1802 arrived Sheerness from the R. Thames.
6 Jan 1803 the Ethalion, Capt C. Stuart, lying at Sheerness.
15 Mar 1803 arrived in the Nore from Sheerness and have been paid advances of two months pay.
20 Jun 1803 arrived Sheerness from the down.
21 Jun 1803 departed Sheerness to cruise off the Dutch coast.
27 Jun 1803 the Ethalion, frigate, and Aggressor, gun brig, have sent into N Yarmouth 9 Dutch fishing schuyts, from off the Dutch coast : it has been observed lately that many of these vessels have been manned by up to 100 men and were being used as privateers and taking British shipping back to the Continent.
2 Jul 1803 departed N Yarmouth the Ethalion ; an armed ship ; the brigs Aggressor, Mariner ; and a cutter. Poor print, names hard or impossible to read in italics.
5 Aug 1803 the frigate Ethalion, and the brigs Chiffone and Cruiser recaptured a French East Indiaman, name unknown, and the Margaret, Lace, of Liverpool, and who originally captured the French East Indiaman, but was herself subsequently captured by the crew of the French ship, being greatly superior in number.
8 Aug 1803 the frigate Ethalion, and the brigs Chiffone and Cruiser arrived Lerwick, in the Shetland Isles with their prizes.
Circa 24 Dec 1803 reports have been received that the Ethalion, Capt C Stuart, blockading the Weser, near the red buoy, has been lost, although stories vary regarding the number of crew being saved between all being lost and some have been saved. However, many of these vague reports, without substance, are invariably either malicious or propaganda.
10 May 1804 reports in the London Gazette that last night he captured the Dutch brig L'Union, 16, 81 men, 280 tons, Capt Theunesse.
20 Apr 1805 Convoy to West Indies.
4-8 Jul 1806 Northumberland, Elephant, Canada, Agamemnon, Ethalion, Seine, Galatea, Circe, whilst protecting a large convoy bound to England, chased a French squadron under M. Willaumez through the Channel between St.-Thomas and Passage island.
19 Dec 1808 a part of a small squadron which was unable to prevent the French frigate Amphitrite escape into Fort-Royal bay.
30 Jan-24 Feb 1809 a part of a expedition under R.-adm Sir A Cochrane which arrived off Martinique with a view to taking the Island.
12-17 Apr 1809 a part of a British squadron, off the Saintes, West Indies, which chased a French squadron, and captured the French 74-gun d'Haupoult of 1871 tons, and, under the name of Abercromby, cruised for three or four years in the British service. 1 May 1835 a portion of the prize money resulting from this action due for payment : namely a dividend from the estate of the bankrupt agent Henry Abbott's : no doubt one of the many fraudsters who ripped off matelots in those days : officers and ratings being fair game.
Portsmouth 30 Jan 1811 departed.
Portsmouth 26 Mar 1811 arrived from the Tagus.
Deal 17 Mar 1812 arrived from the Nore.
Deal 26 Mar 1812 remains due to contrary winds.
Deal 1 Apr 1812 departed for the Baltic.
Deal 15 Mar 1813 departed for the Baltic.
Yarmouth 13 Jul 1813 Passed through on a cruise.
Leith 19 Jul 1813 arrived from the Nore and came up the Firth to Inchkeith on Saturday afternoon, and then ordered to the southward again by flag-ship in Leith Roads.
Portsmouth 25 Jul 1813 arrived from the Downs.
Portsmouth 26 Jul 1813 arrived.
Portsmouth 25 Aug 1813 departed with the outward bound convoy for Newfoundland, Quebec and Halifax.
Portsmouth 21 Dec 1813 arrived from Quebec.
Portsmouth 25 Jan 1814 To take convoy to the North coast of Spain, and is expected to sail to-morrow, weather permitting.
Portsmouth 26 Jan 1814 To take a convoy of transports to Passages.
Portsmouth 14 Feb 1814 departed with a convoy of transports for the Peninsular.
Plymouth 15 Mar 1814 departed on a cruise.
Cork 22 Aug 1814 departed on a cruise.
Cork 9 Nov 1814 arrived from a cruise.
Cork 23 Nov 1814 departed with a convoy for Spain, Portugal &c. It was later reported that the convoy had dispersed in a gale.
Cork 27 Jan 1815 departed on a cruise.
Cork 27 Jan 1815 departed on a cruise.
1823 Harbour Service
1830 shown as a 42, at Woolwich.
3 Mar 1832 it is reported at Portsmouth that the Grampus and Ethalion are to be fitted at Woolwich to receive Cholera patients.
1835 lent as breakwater at Harwich.
20 Dec 1848 Harwich.
1870 Breakwater Harwich.