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Type: ; Armament 40
Taken from the French by Admiral Gell in the Mediterranean 11 Oct 1793 ;
Disposal date or year : 1804 renamed Unite
30 Sep 1793 Bedford departed from Toulon for Genoa with the Captain and brig Speedy, arriving off Genoa on 5 Oct and captured the French 36-gun frigate Modeste, and two armed tartans : Modeste was taken into the RN. The Captain then went on to Spezzia bay where, on the 11 Oct she found the French 36 gun frigate Impérieuse had been scuttled. Over the course of 2 days the vessel was raised and also became a part of the Royal Navy.
2 Apr 1794, departed for Bastia, arriving on the 4th, which place was subsequently taken on 21 May, Captain William Wolseley.
15 Mar 1798, present when the Danish ship Matilde Marie, from Copenhagen to Mauritius, with naval stores and sundries was detained on the Cape of Good Hope station : naval stores condemned.
20 Mar 1798, present when the Danish sloop Fanny, from Roderiga, to Mauritius, laden with paddy and Indian corn was detained on the Cape of Good Hope station : vessel sunk, cargo condemned.
20 Mar 1798, present when the French brig Le Dragon, from Madagascar, to Mauritius with slaves was detained on the Cape of Good Hope station : vessel sunk, cargo condemned.
22 Mar 1798, present when the Danish sloop Forsoget, from Serampore to Mauritius with piece goods was detained on the Cape of Good Hope station : under trial.
27 Mar 1798, present when the French sloop Francis Augustus, in ballast was detained on the Cape of Good Hope station: condemned.
31 Mar 1798, present the French brig Abundance, from Madagascar to Mauritius, in ballast was detained on the Cape of Good Hope station: condemned.
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 : under trial.
20 Nov 1798, Cape of Good Hope, had sustained some damage in Table Bay, and was under repair.
1 Jan 1799 Capt Right Hon Lord Augustus Fitzroy. At the Cape.
Circa Jul-Sep 1801 was reported to be cruising off Madagascar in company with the Diomede.
19 Oct 1801 reported to be at the Cape of Good Hope, the Diomede, Lancaster, Tremendous, Jupiter, Imperieux and Penguin, brig, when the Belliqueux, Adamant and their convoy of HEIC vessels departed for England.
12 Apr 1802 departed the Cape of Good Hope for England.
12 Jun 1802 arrived Spithead from the Cape of Good Hope, La Imperieuse, Captain Rowley, with Captain Alexander, late of the Braave, a passenger.
13 Jun 1802 departed Spithead the Imperieuse, 44, Captain J. Rowley, to the eastward to be paid off.
17 Jun 1802 passed through Sheerness from the Downs to the R. Thames.
26 Jun 1802 paid off.
Doubled and sheathed &c. on bottom with inch board.
1804 renamed Unite.