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Type: Fire Ship ; Armament 14
Launched : 1782 ; Disposal date or year : 29 Jan 1801
Disposal Details : Captured by Rear-admiral Ganteaume, Mediterranean. Captain Rich. Dalling Dunn
14 Jul 1793 sailed with the Channel fleet from St. Helen's. On the 18th to the west of the Scilly Isles and subsequent manoeuvres.
31 Jul 1793 briefly sighted, but was unable to close the French fleet ; returned to Torbay on 10 Aug.
23 Aug 1793 the Channel Fleet sailed to escort the Newfoundland trade, West Indian convoys in home waters.
27 Oct 1793 sailed in search of the French fleet and squadrons. 18 Nov brief skirmish with a French squadron : by mid-December the fleet had returned to Spithead.
2 May - 1 Jun 1794 Departure of the Channel Fleet from St. Helen's, and the lead up to actions and manoeuvres with the French fleet. 29 May - 1 Jun., what was to be known as the Battle of the Glorious 1st June commences, resulting in the capture of six sail of the line and one sunk. 13 Jun, the fleet arrived back in home ports.
14 Feb 1795 the Channel fleet sailed from Torbay for a brief cruise and to see various convoys safe out of the Channel.
12 Jun 1795 the Channel Fleet, under Lord Bridport, including the Incendiary, sailed from Spithead for Quiberon bay. 22 Jun sighted the French fleet to west of Belle-Isle, and finding the French admiral had no wish for a fight, ordered the Fleet in chase and to engage as ships came up. During the chase the former British 74, Alexander was retaken, along with the French 74s Tigre and Formidable (subsequently renamed Belleisle). And so ended the Battle of the Isle de Groix.
20 Sep 1795 Lord Bridport remained with his fleet off the coast protecting the ill-conceived Quiberon Bay expeditions until 20 Sep, when he returned with 2 or 3 ships to Spithead, leaving Rear-admiral Harvey in command.
Jun-Aug 1798 Lion and Incendiary detached to a Portuguese squadron attempting to link up with the British squadron prior to their attack on the French at the battle of the Nile. The squadron then appears to have remained in the area of Malta, assisting the Maltese in their fight against the French occupation, who by 12 Oct, had withdrawn into Valetta, around which date the squadron was joined by the Alexander, Culloden and Colossus, from Naples.
11 Feb 1800 Incendiary and Phoenix captured the French privateer Eole.
12 May 1800 captured the French privateer Egyptienne in the Mediterranean.
20 Aug 1800 re-taken, on the Mediterranean station, the English Brig Aurora.
29 Jan 1801 captured and destroyed by the French.