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Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 74 ;
Launched : 1786 ; Disposal date or year : 5 Jul 1801
Disposal Details : Captured by a French squadron, under the batteries of Algesiras, Gibraltar bay. Captain Solomon Ferris.
10 April 1795 Rear-admiral John Colpoys, while cruising with a squadron to the westward, gave chase to three French frigates. Colossus, having got within gun-shot of one of them, opened fire, but the frigates, took different courses, two pursued by the Robust and Hannibal ; while the frigate Gloire was chased and taken by the Astrĉa. The French 36-gun frigate Gentille was captured on the 11th by the Hannibal.
21 Oct 1795 captured the French privateer Grand Voltigeur on the West Indies station.
24 Oct 1795 captured the French privateer Convention on the West Indies station.
13 Nov 1795 captured the French privateer Petit Tonnerre on the West Indies station.
1 Jul 1798 working into the mole at Port Royal, Jamaica.
2 Jul 1798 came to anchor at Port Royal, Jamaica.
12 Feb-30 Mar 1799, captured 2 merchant vessels whilst under the command of the CinC at Jamaica.
5 Jul 1801 sailed from off Cadiz for Algeziras roads where, on the 6th, the squadron engaged a small French squadron protected shore batteries, during which severe action the Hannibal went aground and was lost to the Spanish and French : details of casualties sustained in the action.
Circa 7 Jul 1801 officers and wounded from the Hannibal given their parole.