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Type: ; Armament 18
Launched : 1782 ; Disposal date or year : 3 Dec 1798
Disposal Details : Wrecked on the bar of Lisbon : crew saved : Fred. L. Maitland.
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.
30 May 1795 a squadron under Vice-adm. Hon. Wm. Cornwallis sailed from Spithead on a cruise off Ushant. Brief meeting, on 8 Jun off Belle-Isle, of Vice-adm Cornwallis' squadron with French Squadron under Rear-admiral Vence, with a convoy, during which 8 merchant vessels were taken when the French squadron escaped into harbour. The Kingfisher accompanied the prizes into port whilst the squadron returned from off the Scilly Isles to Ushant.
23 Jan 1797 captured a Spanish privateer lugger, name unknown, 1 gun 38 men, on the coast of Spain.
23 Jan 1797 ran on shore on the coast of Spain an unknown Spanish privateer schooner, 12 guns, 80 men.
29 Mar 1797 captured the French privateer Général.
15 Sep 1797 captured the French privateer Espoir on the Lisbon station.
8 Jan 1798 captured the French privateer Betsey.
15 Mar 1798 captured the French privateer Lynx on the Lisbon station.
26 May 1798. captured the Spanish privateer L'Avantivia Ferolina, lugger, 1 gun 4 swivels 26 men off Vigo.
Between Jun 1798 and Dec 1798 captured the Spanish privateer Lorenzo el Diligenti on the Lisbon station.