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Indefatigable, 1803
Type: hired armed transport ; Armament 18
Notes:

Circa 21 Nov 1803 with the threat of a French invasion the HEIC has voted 10,000 tons of shipping, as armed transports, for the protection of the coast of Great Britain, including the Indefatigable, 550 tons, 18 guns, but yet to be allocated to her station.

10 Apr 1804 the Indefatigable, Albion, and Duckingfield, armed transports, are ordered to St Helen's, to lie guard there until the Queen, 98, is ready to relieve them.

10 Jun 1804 the Indefatigable, armed ship, has made a signal for a convoy to the Downs.

12 Jun 1804 departed Spithead with a convoy for the Eastwards.

17 Jun 1804 arrived in the Downs with a convoy of coppered transports, and then departed for Spithead.

20 Jun the Melcombe, Langrish, from Weymouth to London, was taken by a privateer of 16 guns, and since retaken by the Indefatigable, and sent into Portsmouth.

22 Jun 1804 departed the Downs the Vesuvius, and the Indefatigable transport, for Sheerness.

12 Jul 1804 departed Spithead, the Indefatigable, armed ship, for Hull.

29 Aug 1804 departed the Downs the armed defence ships Perseus and Ranger, with the Princess Royal, Indefatigable, and Whitby, armed transports for off Boulogne.

19 Sep 1804 arrived in the Downs the Indefatigable armed defence ship from the Humber.

19 Oct 1804 the armed transports Whitby and Indefatigable departed the Downs for Margate Roads.

24 Nov 1804 arrived in the Downs from Margate Roads the hired armed transports Princess Royal, Indefatigable, and Whitby, bound for Spithead, under the command of Capt Watson, R.N.

26 Nov 1804 departed the Downs for Spithead the hired armed transports Princess Royal, Indefatigable, and Whitby.

3 Jan 1805 remains in the Downs. Wind SSE.

13 Jan 1805 in the Downs, parted her cable, but was brought up again.

N.B. Since some of these vessels have the same names as RN vessels I've included these HEIC vessels, where known, in an attempt to avoid confusion (me too! ie with the Chapman and Helder, if not more by the time I've finished?). The vessels listed in the newspapers of 21 Nov 1803 included the Norfolk, Chapman, Helder, Lord Forbes, Atlas, Paragon, Aurora, Triton, Lord Nelson, Indefatigable, Duckenfield / Duckingfield, Sir Alexander Mitchell, Diadem, Albion, Perseus, Suffolk, Robert, Anacreon, Sceptre, Waller.

May 1805 Downs Station.