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Type: 5th rate ; Armament 36 (but really 42)
Launched at Buckler's Hard (H Adams) : 6 Jun 1803 ;
Disposal date or year : 1860
BM: 946 tons
Measurements : Gundeck 145' 2" ; Beam 38' 2" ; Depth 13' 3"
Complement : 264
May 1805 with Vice Admiral Sir John Orde
15 Sep 1805 sailed from Portsmouth with the Victory, with Nelson onboard ; 26 Sep Euryalus despatched to Cadiz with Nelson's despatches for V.-Adm. Collingwood.
28 Sep 1805 the Euryalus and Hydra stationed close off the harbour of Cadiz.
4 Oct 1805 gun-boats pulled out from Cadiz and attacked the Euryalus and Hydra. 8 Oct counted 34 sail of the line in Cadiz harbour.
10 Oct 1805 off Cadiz - the tactical preparations etc. for the forthcoming battle.
20 Oct 1805 Euryalus watching manoeuvres of the combined fleet, following its departure from Cadiz. Warned Agamemnon, with a brig in tow, that she was heading into the midst of the enemy fleet.
21 Oct England expects….. &c. signalled, the first shots of the Battle of Trafalgar are fired. Nelson shot. Resumé of what had taken place. brief mention of Euryalus. The post-mortem commences ; Summary of British casualties ; Death of Nelson ;
22-30 Oct 1805 losses amongst the prizes due to bad weather etc: Redoutable, Rayo, Monarca (sank) ; Fougueux, Bucentaure, Indomptable, San-Francisco-de-Asis, Aigle, Berwick (wrecked) ; Algésiras (taken into Cadiz) ; Santa-Ana, Neptuno (recaptured) ; Santisima-Trinidad (scuttled) ; Achille, Intrépide, San-Augustin (burnt) ; the washup ; burial of Nelson ;
22 Oct 1805 Euryalus transferred the tow of the Royal Sovereign to the Neptune.
May - Oct 1808 in the Baltic with a fleet under V.-adm Sir J Saumarez.
8 Oct 1808 Euryalus and Cruiser, whilst cruising in the Great Belt, the ships' boats boarded and carried a large Danish gun-vessel and destroyed two large vessels fitted for the reception of troops.
28 Jul 1809 a part of a large fleet which sailed from the Downs, with troops, with the aim of demolishing the dock-yards, and arsenals at Antwerp, Terneuse, and Flushing, often known as the ill-fated Walcheren Expedition. 11 Aug a part of a squadron of frigates to sound and buoy the Baerlandt channel.
18 Nov 1809 captured the French privateer Etoile.
15 Jul 1810 manoeuvres with the squadron which remained off the port of Toulon when the Mediterranean fleet left the coast to seek shelter.
7 Jun 1811 Euryalus and Swallow captured the French privateer Entrepide off Corsica.
24 June 1811 Reported to be at Mahon.
Lisbon 11 Jan 1812 Sailed with a convoy for England.
16 May 1813 ship's boats of the Euryalus, and Berwick captured the French xebec Fortune, and either captured or destroyed 22 vessels belonging to a convoy waiting in Cavalarie road.
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.
Plymouth 15 Jun 1814 Arrived from Gibraltar.
Santa Cruz 19 Jun 1814 Arrived from Gibraltar with a convoy of transports with the 21st, 29th, and 62d regiments, and a company of artillery and sailed on the 22 Jun for Bermuda.
2 Aug 1814 Tonnant and Euryalus sailed from Bermuda for Chesapeake bay, where they arrived 14 Aug.
17 Aug 1814 Seahorse detached up the Potomac, to bombard Fort Washington. and with the Euryalus, Devastation, Ætna, Meteor, Erebus and Anne began ascending the river Potomac leading to the capital of the United States.
31 Aug 1814 the Seahorse, Euryalus, Devastation, Ætna, Meteor, Erebus and Anne began descending the river Potomac, completing the operation on 9 Sep.
13 Sep 1814 Severn, Euryalus, Havannah, and Hebrus up the Patapsco in preparation for an attack on Baltimore, which was aborted and the frigates withdrew on the 14th.
Deal 15 May 1815 Sailed for Ostend.
Portsmouth 20 Jun 1815 Arrived from a cruise.
1826 Prison ship.
1830 Convict Ship at Chatham
1847 Convict Ship at Chatham
20 Dec 1848 Convict Ship at Gibraltar
1859 Renamed Africa
1861-62 partially taken to pieces and then, on 16 Aug 1860, sold to Mr. Recano, at Gibraltar, per Parliamentary estimates etc.