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Type: 6th rate ; Armament 34 (22 carronades, 32-pounders, on the main deck, and 10 carronades, 18-pounders, and two sixes, on the quarterdeck and forecastle)
Taken : 5 Jan 1809 ; Disposal date or year : 1838
BM : 601 tons
Complement : 173 men and boys.
5 Jan 1809 Loire captured the French ship-corvette Hébé, which was added to the British navy by the name of Ganymede.
1 Jan 1810 came into Portsmouth harbour having been on shore and sustained damage.
15 Jan 1810 went out to Spithead.
18 Jan 1810 departed Spithead on a cruise.
11 Aug 1811 arrived Deal with a convoy from the West Indies.
15 Oct 1811 was supposed to have departed Spithead for the coast of Africa, with the Amelia as part of the Squadron on the West Coast of Africa, but as subsequent movements suggest, it would appear that she never made it ?
24 Dec 1811 arrived Spithead from the Nore.
28 Dec 1811 departed Spithead.
1 Jan 1812 arrived Plymouth Sound with a convoy from Spithead and the Downs, for Lisbon, Cadiz and Gibraltar.
6 Jan 1812 departed Plymouth Sound with convoy of transports for Portugal and Gibraltar .
2 Apr 1812 arrived Spithead from Plymouth, with a convoy.
18 Aug 1812 Joined the fleet off Toulon yesterday.
circa 29 Jul 1813 remains Gibraltar.
18 Aug 1813 captured the French privateer Vanteur.
10 Aug 1815 departed Spithead to be paid off.
16 Oct 1815 has been paid off at Deptford and re-commissioned.
15 Nov 1815 arrived Spithead from the Downs.
2 Jan 1816 arrived Spithead from a cruise.
28 Jan 1816 departed Spithead for the Downs.
21 Feb 1816 remains Deal.
Ramsgate 1 Oct 1816 Two galleys from the Ganymede, guard ship in the Downs, came ashore here : no lives lost.
Circa May 1817 chased, in vain, two Tunisian pirates that had captured the Hamburg vessel Ocean. See p. 231 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow.
/> 9 Jul 1819 departed Malta for Gibraltar and England.
28 Jul 1819 departed Gibraltar for England.
16 Aug 1819 arrived Spithead from the Mediterranean, where she has recently been employed arranging the evacuation of Parga, which involved subsequent visits to Ancona, Trieste, and Venice.
1819 converted to Convict Ship.
For Convict inmates for Captivity, Ganymede, and Discovery, from 1821-1833 see National Archives volume references HO 9/1, HO 9/3, and HO 9/12, available for free download.
Jan 1825 at Deptford with about 120 convicts on board.
1830 Convict Ship at Chatham