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Immortalite, 1798
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. Later purchased into the Service as Imogen.

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.

24 Dec 1800 arrived Plymouth.

10 Jan 1801 departed Plymouth with the Dasher.

15 Jan 1801 came into Plymouth Sound from a cruise.

18 Jan 1801 departed Plymouth Sound.

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.

6 Feb 1801 accounts from the Immortalite, of 44 guns, Captain Hotham, gone on to the Straits, state that she fell in with Gentheaume's squadron, which chased the Concorde, two of them appeared disabled, with their main and fore yard on the deck.

24 Feb 1801 arrived Plymouth Sound a Swede with salt, bound from Alicant to Copenhagen, detained by the Immortalité.

26 Feb 1801 arrived Plymouth Sound a Danish brig detained by the Immortalite.

27 Feb 1801 arrived Plymouth Sound from the Bay of Biscay.

20 Mar 1801 wind S.W. at Plymouth, Blows a Hurricane, with Rain at Plymouth. It blew last night, and until two P.M. this afternoon, with the fury of an equinoctial gale, with a tremendous rolling sea in the Sound and Cutwater. The Santa Margaritta, 36 guns, Sirius 36, Immortalite 40, and Fisgard 48, had signals of assistance flying all the forenoon, have drove, but by getting out other anchors, and the ground in the Sound being good and firm, though they pitched and rolled most dreadfully, yet they weathered the hurricane very well.

24 Mar 1801 departed Plymouth Sound on a cruise.

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.

2 May 1801 arrived Plymouth Sound from a cruise off the coast of France ; she has brought in a beautiful French Corvette, La Loure, of 18 x 6 pdrs. and 110 men, from St. Maloes which is reputed to have committed great depredations on our trade.

5 May 1801 departed Plymouth Sound on a cruise off the coast of France.

13 May 1801 letters received at Plymouth from the Doris, dated the 8th inst., off Camaret Point, state that the Immortalite and Unicorn had looked in to the Outer Road of Brest, and counted distinctly seven three-deckers, thirteen two-deckers, three frigates, and four corvettes, which were apparently ready for sea, with top-gallant yards across.

28 Jun 1801 by the Fisgard is learnt that the French pilot of the Immortalite, of 36 guns, Captain Hotham, one of the advanced frigates off Brest Outer Road, went on shore at Brest, and visited several Cabenets, (wine houses), drank with some of the troops, and got information that the combined fleets were 22 sail of the line, 14 frigates, several corvettes and store ships, besides small craft, with 15,000 troops onboard, of which one third were artillery men ; their destination (if they get out) is said to be Egypt, and they talk of sailing the first easterly wind; the pilot got safe to his own ship in a fishing boat.

27 Jul 1801 Immortalite and Arethusa capture the Invention, French privateer in the Channel.

2 Aug 1801 arrived Plymouth Sound with a French corvette, of 26 guns and 170 men, called L'Invention, of St. Maloes ; she is of a curious construction, and has four masts completely rigged and sails as usual ; she was taken after a long chase.

3 Aug 1801 went up Plymouth harbour, L'Invention, of 26 guns, and 4 masts ; she is 148 feet long, and 25 feet beam, is an handsome ship, quite new, being her first cruise.

15 Nov 1801 arrived Plymouth Sound the Immortalite, from a cruise in the Bay.

15 Dec 1801 departed Plymouth Sound for Torbay, the Immortalite, with orders for the fleet there.

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.