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Type: 4th Rate ; Armament 50
Launched on the River Medway in 1774 ;
Disposal date or year : 1810
Tons (BM) : 1051.
22 Aug 1795 a British squadron cruising off the coast of Norway, the 50-gun Isis, Captain Robert Watson, and frigates Reunion, Stag, and Vestal chased a small Dutch squadron, during which the Stag captured the Dutch frigate Alliance, whilst her compatriots, the Argo, and the cutter, the Vlugheld, got safe into Egeroe. The Alliance was acquired by the RN.
9 Oct 1797 joined Admiral Duncan's North Sea fleet off Yarmouth and sailed for the Texel. 11 Oct 1797 engaged the Dutch fleet in what was to be known as the Battle of Camperdown.
21 Feb 1798 prize money resulting from the sale of Dutch ships captured on the 11 Oct 1797 due for payment. www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/14089/pages/120
1 Jan 1799, Capt. W. Mitchell. At Sheerness.
13 Aug-Oct 1799 employed on expedition to Holland.
9 Aug 1800 a squadron under Vice-Admiral Dickson consisting of the Monarch, Glatton, Polyphemus, Ardent, Veteran, Romney, Isis, Waakzamheid, and Martin ; Volcano, Hecla, Sulphur, and Zebra bombs ; Boxer, Furious, Griper, Swinger, and Haughty gun-vessels, departed North Yarmouth Roads for Copenhagen to be present during Lord Whitworth's negotiations with the Danish authorities! 15 Aug arrived in the Skaw and then went through a number of manoeuvres etc. ; and then sailed for England. For more details see p. 240 of vol 4 of the Naval Chronicles.
Circa 1 Sep 1800, Capt Retalick is apptd to the Isis, vice Oughton.
14 Sep 1800 the squadron arrived back at Yarmouth.
Circa 12 Mar 1801 fleet under Admiral Sir Hyde Parker sailed from Yarmouth roads for Copenhagen.
30 Mar 1801 seven men were killed and wounded by the bursting of a 24-pounder.
30 Mar the vessels initially detailed to take part in the forthcoming Battle of Copenhagen. 1 Apr the vessels detailed sail for Copenhagen ; the British ships held in reserve ; the Danish positions : 2 Apr the battle commences : the truce : the casualties : the wash-up :
By the 12 Apr 1801 the Holstein, Monarch, and Isis, had sailed for England with the wounded.
22 Jul 1802 head money for those present at the Engagement at Copenhagen, on the 2d April 1801, due for payment.
17 Nov-30 Dec 1802 prize money resulting from the expedition to Holland due for payment.
3 Jul 1803 in company with the Hired Cutter Fox (3), captured the Demerary Packet.
4-5 Jul 1803 the Isis and Fox ( 3) Hired Cutter re-captured the Union and Maria.
May 1805 Spithead, for Newfoundland.
12 Jan 1808 the final distribution of prize money for the capture of the Demerary Packet due to be paid.