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Iphigenia, 1780
Type: Store ship, late 5th rate ; Armament 32 (12-pounder)
Launched at Mistleythorn in 1780 ;
Disposal date or year : Jul 1801
Disposal Details : Accidentally burnt at Alexandria, Mediterranean crew saved. Captain Hassard Stackpole.
Tons (NM) : 681
Notes:

16 Feb 1793 captured the French privateer Elizabeth in the Channel.

9 Sep 1793 the Europa, Commodore Ford, and some of the smaller vessels on the Jamaica station, took on board British troops at Port-Royal, which arrived off Jérémie, St.-Domingo 19 Sep to receive a welcome from the local population. Commodore Ford despatched the Penelope, Captain Rowley, with the Iphigenia and Hermoine, 32-gun frigates, to the Bay des Flamands, near St.-Louis, on the south side of the island of St.-Domingo, with orders to capture or destroy some French merchant vessels lying there. Captain Rowley succeeded in bringing away ten, the chief of them laden with colonial produce.

21 Sep 1793 the Europa, Commodore Ford, and some of the smaller vessels proceed to Cape-Nicolas-Mole where, after a brief delay, the fine port was surrendered to the British Government. 12 Oct the Penelope and Iphigenia, arrived here from Jamaica with more troops.

25 Nov 1793 The Penelope, Captain Bartholomew Samuel Rowley, in company with the Iphigenia, Captain Patrick Sinclair, cruising in the bight of Leogane, island of St.-Domingo, chase and capture the French 36-gun frigate Inconstante. The prize was purchased for the navy, and registered, under her French name, as a 12-pounder 36. [Re-named Convert.]

3 Jun 1794, the frigates Hermione, and Iphigenia, Captain Patrick Sinclair, cannonade post at Bernadon, to divert attention away from army operations elsewhere.

21 Mar 1796 St.-Domingo, W.I., a squadron, including the Iphigenia, Captain Francis F. Gardner, arrived off town of Léogane with troops, with a view to reducing the area, but was found to be too strongly defended : however an attempt on Bombarde proved successful.

21 Mar 1796 in company with the Swiftsure, Leviathan, Africa, Ceres, Severn, Iphigenia, Cormorant, Lark, Le Serin, and Marie Antoinette, at the capture of the schooner Charlotte and Brig Sally.

Oct 1796 in harbour at Plymouth, used in the attempt to raise the Amphion, which had blown-up in the harbour.

1 Jan 1799 hospital Ship at Plymouth.

3 Jan 1800 Plymouth, orders came down to fit up the Thetis 32, Iphigenia 32, and Thisbe 32, for the reception of troops.

13 Jun 1800 Portsmouth, arrived the Iphigenia, and the Thetis lugger. Lt. Corselllis, from Plymouth.

8 Jul 1800 Plymouth, arrived from Spithead, with troops, the Iphigenia, 32, Experiment, 44, and the Thetis, 32, bound on a secret expedition, put back by baffling winds.

10 Jul 1800 Plymouth, departed with the Experiment, Thetis, and Inconstant.

8 Mar - 2 Sep 1801 Expedition to Egypt.

8 Mar 1801 of the personnel employed disembarking the army in Aboukir Bay 1 officer Midshipman John Donhellan, wounded.

20 Jul 1801 burnt by accident at Alexandria. She had been to Cyprus to fetch wood and water, and had not long anchored at Alexandria, when she was discovered to be on fire. A quantity of wood she had on board rendered every effort of the Officers ineffectual to preserve her. She was armed en flute. The crew, however, were all saved. NC.