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Ethalion, 1802
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.

22 Mar 1804 arrived Sheerness to make good repairs, including replacing her mainmast.

3 Apr 1804 remains in N Yarmouth Roads.

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.

3 Jul 1804 arrived N. Yarmouth Roads from a cruise.

19 Nov 1804 on arrival in the Texel of the Adamant the following vessels were already at anchor : Eagle, 74, Capt Colby, flag ; Majestic, 74, Capt Moorsom ; Princess of Orange, 74, Capt Rogers ; Glatton, 54, Capt Collener ; Hindostan, 50, Capt Frazer ; Africaine, 48, Capt Manby ; Ethalion, 38, Capt Steward ; and 3 cutters.

6 Dec 1804 arrived N Yarmouth Roads from a cruise the Ethalion, Capt D Stewart, the Ferretter gun brig, and the Aid transport, Wright, master, from the fleet under Adm Russel.

15 Feb 1805 departed N Yarmouth for the Nore.

5 Apr 1805 arrived in the Downs from Sheerness.

5 Apr 1805 departed the Downs later in the day the Ethalion with the Leopard on a cruise.

18 Apr 1805 has made a signal at Spithead for a convoy to the West Indies, accompanied by the Serpent.

20 Apr 1805 departed the Ethalion from Spithead with the sloop Serpent and a convoy of 80 vessels for the West Indies.

16 May 1805 departed Falmouth with their convoy for the 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.

30 Jan 1811 departed Spithead.

26 Mar 1811 arrived Spithead from the Tagus.

17 Mar 1812 arrived in the Downs from the Nore.

26 Mar 1812 remains in the Downs due to contrary winds.

1 Apr 1812 departed the Downs for the Baltic.

15 Mar 1813 departed the Downs for the Baltic.

13 Jul 1813 passed through Yarmouth Roads on a cruise.

19 Jul 1813 arrived Leith 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.

25 Jul 1813 arrived Spithead from the Downs.

25 Aug 1813 departed Spithead with the outward bound convoy for Newfoundland, Quebec and Halifax.

21 Dec 1813 arrived Spithead from Quebec.

25 Jan 1814 To take convoy to the North coast of Spain, and is expected to sail to-morrow, weather permitting.

26 Jan 1814 To take a convoy of transports to Passages.

14 Feb 1814 departed Spithead with a convoy of transports for the Peninsular.

15 Mar 1814 departed Plymouth on a cruise.

22 Aug 1814 departed Cork on a cruise.

9 Nov 1814 arrived Cork from a cruise.

23 Nov 1814 departed Cork with a convoy for Spain, Portugal &c. It was later reported that the convoy had dispersed in a gale.

27 Jan 1815 departed Cork 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.