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Type: 6th rate ; Armament 28
Launched at Bucklershard 1779 as Sibyl and renamed Garland 1795 ;
Disposal date or year : 26 Jul 1798
Disposal Details : Wrecked off the coast of Madagascar : crew saved.
Tons (BM) : 599.
1795 Sibyl renamed Garland.
Newcastle 26 Sep departed with the frigate Prompt in search of the French privateer Vengeur, which has been reported off the coast.
Circa 22 Jan 1796 the ship's launch was lost en route from Sheerness to the Nore with stores : 10 men out of the crew and passengers of 19 officers and men and one woman survived.
Circa 11 Sep 1796 departed from Cuxhaven for England.
Harwich 30 Jun 1797 Remains.
Deal 11 Jul 1797 departed for the Nore.
Portsmouth 4 Feb 1798 sails tomorrow with a convoy of East India ships.
29 May 1798, present when the Danish ship Christianus Septimus from Batavia to Copenhagen with coffee and sugar was detained on the Cape of Good Hope station : case under trial.
26 Jul 1798 the French ship Necesaire, from Mauritius, in ballast, chased by the Garland, was run on the rocks at St. Luce, Madagascar, and lost.
26 Jul 1798 was present when a French sloop, from the Mauritius, in ballast : was run on shore by the Braave.
16 Aug 1798 the French ship Bonne Intention, from the Mauritius, was taken at Foul-point, and sent to assist the Garland, wrecked off the coast of Madagascar ; and has since arrived at the Cape.
17 Aug 1798 the French brig L’Elizabeth, from the Mauritius, in ballast ; was taken at Tamatave, Madagascar, was sent to assist the Garland, wrecked off the coast of Madagascar, and has since arrived at the Cape.
18 Aug 1798, the French sloop L'Esperance, from the Mauritius ; in ballast, was taken at Foul-point and sent to assist the Garland, wrecked off the coast of Madagascar, and has since arrived at the Cape.
7 Feb 1799 reports from the Cape of Good Hope, advise that the Garland, 28, had run ashore near Madagascar, had bilged, and sunk ; crew all saved and brought off by the Star brig arrived at the Cape. The Garland's crew were not molested by the inhabitants ; and having got on shore some sails, guns, and provisions from the wreck, formed an encampment during their stay.
11 Feb 1799 it is reported that some of the men from the Garland have been taken to the Cape by the sloop Star, whilst the rest, using the ship's boats, have captured and taken possession of a French East Indiaman.