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Type: late East Indiaman purchased into the Service in 1804 as a 4th rate and converted to a store ship in 1807 and reduced to 20 guns ; Armament 50
Purchased : 30 May 1804 ; Disposal date or year : renamed Dolphin 1811
Late East Indiaman Admiral Rainer : built of teak
Circa 16 Jun 1804 Mr Manby, late of the Apollo, apptd to the Hindostan.
Circa 4 Aug 1804 Capt M Robinson, apptd in command of the Hindostan.
Circa 18 Aug 1804 Capt A Frazer, apptd in command of the Hindostan.
19 Nov 1804 on arrival in the Texel of the Adamant the following vessels were already at anchor : Eagle, 74, Capt Colby, flag ; Majestic, 74, Capt Moorsom ; Princess of Orange, 74, Capt Rogers ; Glatton, 54, Capt Collener ; Hindostan, 50, Capt Frazer ; Africaine, 48, Capt Manby ; Ethalion, 38, Capt Steward ; and 3 cutters.
29 Jan 1805 arrived N Yarmouth Roads, to join the North Sea fleet.
6 Feb 1805 departed N Yarmouth Roads for the Downs.
8 Feb 1805 arrived in the Downs from N Yarmouth Roads .
12 Feb 1805 arrived Spithead last night from the Downs.
6 Mar 1805 departed Spithead for St Helen's with her convoy of East-Indiamen.
8 Mar 1805 the Hindostan and Iris, departed St Helen's with a convoy for the East Indies
21 Apr 1806 Tremendous and Hindostan escorting a homeward-bound fleet of Indiamen.
1811 converted to storeship, 20 guns and renamed Dolphin.
15 Oct 1811 departed Spithead for Malta.
15 Nov 1812 arrived Motherbank, from the Mediterranean and is put under quarantine.
11 Jul 1813 arrived Gibraltar, from Malta, where the plague has arrived.
5 Sep 1813 arrived Motherbank, with a convoy from Gibraltar, and placed under quarantine.
17 Oct 1813 released from quarantine.
26 Jan 1814 arrived Spithead from the Downs.
9 May 1814 arrived Falmouth from Gibraltar.
23 May 1814 departed Spithead with American prisoners for the River.
28 Jun 1814 arrived Spithead from the River.
17 Jul 1814 departed Spithead with a convoy for Spain and Portugal and the Mediterranean ; but they are at anchor again in Cowes roads.
1 Oct 1814 in the Tagus.
17 Oct 1815 released from quarantine on the Motherbank and now at Spithead.
15 Dec 1815 at Malta.
13 Jan 1816 arrived Plymouth Sound, bound for the West Indies.
25 Jan 1816 departed Plymouth Sound for the West Indies.
1819 Renamed Dolphin.
1830 Dolphin shown as a 20 at Chatham in Ordinary
1830 Renamed Justitia, convict ship
20 Dec 1848 Convict hulk, Woolwich.