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Jupiter, 1778
Type: 4th Rate ; Armament 50
Launched on the River Thames in 1778 ;
Disposal date or year : 10 Dec 1808
Disposal Details : Wrecked on a reef of rocks in Vigo bay coast of Spain : crew saved. Captain Hon. E. R. Baker
Tons (BM): 1061.
Notes:

17 Aug 1796 Simon's bay, Cape of Good Hope. Was present at the capitulation of the Dutch squadron, greatly out-gunned by a much larger British squadron.

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 Abondance, 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.

1 Jan 1799 Capt. G. Losack. At the Cape of Good Hope.

15 Feb 1799 at the Cape of Good Hope.

25 Feb 1799 in Table-Bay, Cape, of Good Hope.

25 Apr 1799 the Jupiter, Tremendous, and Adamant recaptured the Chance, laden with rice, whilst at anchor off the Isle of France, but afterwards lost near St. Mary's, Madagascar.

10 May 1799 the boats of the Jupiter, Tremendous, and Adamant, saved a part of the cargo from the American ship Pacific, run on shore by the French near the river Noir, Isle of France ; before vessel was burnt.

10 Oct 1799 inconclusive action with the French 36-gun frigate Preneuse ?

10 Nov 1800 returned to the Cape of Good Hope on completion of a 6 months cruise off Mauritius, bur having since experienced an awful storm off Madagascar causing the ship to become leaky. As a result the Flag Officer transferred his flag to the Jupiter and sent the Lancaster, with the Adamant and Rattlesnake under the command of Captain Hotham to cruise off Mauritius. See p. 91 of Naval Chronicle 1801 Vol 5 - Jan - Jun.

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.

15 Oct 1802 prize money due to be paid at the Cape of Good Hope on the Cargo of the Lodoisa, and Hull and Cargo of the French Brig L'Eleonore, captured by the Jupiter and Star, April 1800 will be recalled....."

15 Oct 1802 prize money due to be paid at the Cape of Good Hope on the on Account of condemned Property captured on board the Ship Den Goede Henfight, by the Jupiter and Star, April 1800 ;

15 Oct 1802 prize money due to be paid at the Cape of Good Hope on the the Hull of the Spanish Corvette Nostra Senora de Los Dolores, Hull and Cargo of the Ship Begona, and the Hull and Cargo of the Schooner Santa Fortunata, captured by the Jupiter, June 1801.

Circa 10 Jan 1803 when the Imogene packet departed the Cape of Good Hope the Lancaster, Tremendous, Diomede, Jupiter, Hindustan, Braave and Penguin were lying there, and when she departed St Helena on 24 Jan., she did so in company with the Orpheus, and a number of East Indiamen.

1 Feb 1803 when the Dutch national brig Echo departed the Cape of Good Hope the Lancaster, V.-Adm Curtis ; Hindostan, Capt Le Gros ; Jupiter, Capt Losack ; Penguin, Capt McFarlane, and another vessel remained there.

27 May 1803 arrived Spithead from the Cape of Good Hope, under the command of Adm Sir Roger Curtis, the Diomede, Jupiter, Hindostan, and Braave, with the transports Favourite and Suffolk. They also bring with them a valuable French East Indiaman, La Union, of about 800 tons, bound for Flushing, taken yesterday morning off Dunnose.

14 Jun 1803 departed Spithead, the Jupiter, Capt Losack, for Plymouth.

23 Jun 1803 arrived Plymouth from Spithead.

May 1805 Plymouth in Ordinary.