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Type: 5th rate ; Armament 44
Launched on the River Thames in 1784 ; Disposal date or year : 1817
Tons (BM) : 910
14-20 May 1798 Involved in expedition to Ostende, supporting the army : armed en flūte.
1798 Converted to troop ship.
1 Jan 1799, Capt. Sir T. Livingstone, Bart. Store Ship at Portsmouth.
19 Mar 1799, at Spithead.
4 Jul 1799, Portsmouth, is ordered to eastward.
1 Nov 1799 a Court Martial was held on board the Expedition, in Sheerness Harbour, on Friday, to enquire into the cause and circumstances of the loss of the Blanche, and try Captain John Ayscough, his officers and ship's company, for their conduct on that occasion. After examining evidence, the Court was of opinion, that the ship was run on shore through the entire fault of the pilot ; and therefore most honourably acquitted Captain Ayscough, the officers, and crew, of the late Blanche. See p. 634, vol. 2 of Naval Chronicle for further detail.
Expedition 25 Apr 1800 25 Apr 1800, sailed, the Inflexible, Stately, Wassenaer, Alkmaar, Charon, Expedition, Hebe, Pallas, Romulus, Sensible, Niger, Resource, and Vestal, with troops ; the Commanders of which have sealed orders.
Apr-5 Jun 1800 blockade of Genoa and cutting out of the Prima galley.
May 1805 Chatham in Ordinary
Portsmouth 4 Aug 1806 Remains wind bound at Spithead.