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Type: Sloop ; Armament 16
Launched : 1793 ; Captured : 19 Jan 1803
1 Jun 1794, the Belliqueux, Sceptre and Penelope bombard the fort, with additional support from the Europa and Irresistible, whilst troops were being landed under the supervision of Captain Thomas Affleck, of the Fly sloop for the attack on Port-au-Prince.
22 Aug 1796 captured the French privateer Furet off Portland.
14 Jan 1799, Portsmouth, arrived from Guernsey
30 Jan 1799, Plymouth, arrived the Fly, blown out of Guernsey Roads. Before he left the island a most violent shock of an earthquake was felt the 22d instant, which shook the houses so violently that the inhabitants left them.
6 Feb 1799, Plymouth, arrived with a prize, La Gleneur, of 6 guns and 32 men, Emanuel Tone, commander, from Cherbourg, captured off Portland the 4th inst., after a long chase.
10 Feb 1799, Plymouth, sailed for Portsmouth.
14 Feb 1799, Portsmouth, sailed with the Latona.
31 Mar 1799, Portsmouth, sailed with the Pigmy cutter, on a cruise.
8 Apr 1799, Plymouth, arrived from a cruise.
6 Sep 1799, Portsmouth, sailed at noon on a cruize.
20 May 1800, Portsmouth, arrived the Fly, Z. Mudge, Esq., from Halifax, in 21 days with dispatches from HRH the Duke of Kent. She had a narrow escape of being wrecked on an immense island of ice, on the edge of the Banks of Newfoundland. It was first seen off the forecastle, at dusk, in a thick fog, at one cable's length right ahead, the ship before the wind, blowing hard, going nine knots per hour ; but, by putting the helm instantly down, she shot clear off the south end about sixty fathoms. The sea broke violently on the N. E. end. Spoke in latitude 48. 20. N. longitude 9. W. the Hussar, who had in company a Falmouth packet, which she had retaken in her way from Cape Ortegal ; also the Boston, from Glasgow to Quebec, on the Banks, all well.
28 Jun 1800, Portsmouth, sailed the Harpy, and Fly, on a cruise.
7 Jul 1800, Portsmouth, arrived with the Harpy from a cruise, and brought in with them a Prussian vessel, laden with salt.
26 Jul 1800, Portsmouth, arrived the Fly, 18, from cruising off Cherburgh.
28 Jul 1800, Portsmouth, sailed the Fly, 16, on a cruise off Cherburgh.
24 Aug 1800, Guernsey Roads, Heavy gales from the N. E. to N. N. W. drove the Fly off the coast of Cherbourg, and had difficulty clearing La Hogue, where the Trompeur French cutter privateer was captured, 2 days out, but had taken nothing. It continues to blow hard from the North, but the moment it moderates will proceed as before.
29 Aug 1800, Portsmouth, arrived the Rambler, from a cruise, totally dismasted in a gale off the Race of Alderney, where she parted with the Fly, and a French privateer, which they captured on the coast.
4 Oct 1800, Portsmouth, the Melpomene, and Fly, went out of harbour to Spithead.
Type: Sloop ; Armament 16
Launched : 1804 ; Disposal date or year : May 1805
Disposal Details : Wrecked on the Carysfort reef, gulf of Florida: crew saved. Commander Pownoll B. Pellew
Portsmouth 28 Mar 1804 Came a new sloop from Bursledon.
1805 Jamaica Station Captain P.B. Pellew and the Purser was a Richard Cotter