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Type: Frigate ; Armament 36
Taken : 20 Oct 1798 ; Disposal date or year : 1806
20 Oct 1798 Fisgard captured the Immortalité. Subsequently purchased into the service.
1799 The replacement of long-guns by carronades meant that the Immortalité, originally designed as a 38 gun frigate, was to be armed with additional carronades, making a total of 44 guns, thus making a nonsense of the current rating system.
7 May 1799, Plymouth, in dock.
24 Jun 1799, Plymouth, is gone into dock to refit.
23 Oct 1799, Plymouth, remains in dock, to repair.
11 Dec 1799, Plymouth, went down to the Sound.
Circa Jan 1800, Captain H. Hotham is appointed to command the Immortalite, of 36 guns;
28 Jun 1800, Plymouth, went into the Sound, from Hamoaze.
21 Jul 1800, Plymouth, sailed on a cruise.
12 Sep 1800 captured a small Spanish vessel laden with stone, which was scuttled off the mouth of the Gironde.
12 Sep 1800 chased the French privateer ships Brave and Bellone, who came out of the Geronde, but was unable to get near them and they disappeared during the second night of the chase of 259 miles.
20 Sep 1800 retook the English ship Monarch, 645 tons, laden with timber, which La Bellone had captured four days before on her passage from Quebec to London.
22 Sep 1800 in the latitude of Cordouan Light-house, blowing hard from the westward, chased a French brig of war it coming on dark by the time the ship got within musket shot, and as about to bring her to, we both unexpectedly took the ground (going nine knots,) on Noirmoutier, where the brig was dismasted and destroyed. At day-light the next morning had the good fortune to get off without any material damage, and with the loss of a bower anchor and cable, and a boat.
24 Sep 1800 fell in with a French schooner letter of marque, bringing coffee and sugar from Guadaloupe to Bourdeaux, but a Guernsey privateer lugger, who was also in sight, and nearer to the schooner and aborted the chase.
27 Sep 1800, Plymouth, came in, in damage, the Mercury of and from Quebec, with timber for London. She was taken the 16th instant by La Bellone, French privateer of 36 guns, and 300 men ; and retaken the 20th inst. by Immortalite, 36.
26 Oct 1800, at Sea, the Tower of Caduan E S. E. 36 leagues, in the Bay of Biscay, captured, Le Diable a Quatre French ship privateer, of 16 x 12 and 6-pounders, and 150 men; after a chase of 5 hours, the Immortalite having joined in the pursuit, and much facilitated the capture of the privateer, a fast sailer, and well found, out from Bourdeaux one day.
3 Nov 1800 Plymouth, arrived the ship corvette La Diable a Quatre, 20, but only 16 mounted, and 160 men, captured after a very long chase by the Thames. The Immortalite was in sight at the capture.
4 Nov 1800 Plymouth, arrived a French schooner, L'Unique, 6 guns and 80 men, with a valuable cargo, from Guadaloupe to Bourdeaux. She was captured the 31 Oct., 36 hours from Bourdeaux, by the Thames, the Immortalite, being in sight at the capture.
16 Nov 1800, Plymouth, came in Immortalite, 44, in damage.
25 Nov 1800, Plymouth, orders came down to fit for foreign service.
26-28 Jan 1801 in company with the Oiseau, Amethyst, Sirius, Atalante, and Hired Armed Cutter Earl St Vincent at the capture of the French 36-gun frigate Dédaigneuse, afterwards added to the British navy under the same name.
Plymouth 21 Mar 1801 Whilst in the Sound bad weather drove her, but by getting another anchor she was brought her up.
14 Apr 1801 in lat. 49° 8' N., long. 13° 25' W., fell in with and captured La Laure French privateer brig of fourteen guns and 78 men, who had been 15 days out from St. Maloes, and had taken nothing but a Portuguese vessel from Bristol bound to Lisbon ; but during her former cruises had made seventeen captures.
27 Jul 1801 Immortalite and Arethusa capture the Invention, French privateer in the Channel.
14 Jun 1803 ship's boats capture a French brig and schooner from off the French coast.
14 Sep 1803 attacks on Dieppe and St.-Valery en Caux, on the French coast.
19-20 Jul 1804 action off the road of Boulogne
25-28 Aug 1804 seminal action off Boulogne
7 Mar 1805 captured the Spanish privateer El Intripede Corune, 14 guns, 66 men.
May 1805 On a cruise westward.
18-23 Jul 1805 attacks on convoys off Calais - Vimereux - Ambleteuse.