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Type: 5th rate ; Armament 38
Launched in the King's Dock Yard at Chatham 1800 ;
Disposal date or year : 31 Jan 1808
Disposal Details : wrecked at the entrance of Milford Haven crew saved. Captain Robert Honyman. See notes for comments.
1 Jan 1799, 38, building in the King's Dock Yard at Chatham.
1799 The replacement of long-guns by carronades meant that the Leda, originally designed as a 38 gun frigate, was to be armed with additional carronades, making a total of 46 guns, thus making a nonsense of the current rating system.
8 Mar to 2 Sep 1801 Services off the coast of Egypt.
1 May 1801 captured the French privateer Jupiter in the Channel.
28-29 Sep 1803 attacks on gun-boats along the French coast.
31 Oct 1803 attack on shipping along the French coast.
19-20 Jul 1804 action of the road of Boulogne
23-25 Apl 1805 was a part of a squadron which captured off Boulogne the Dutch Armed Schuyts Nos 43, 44, 45, 48, 52, 54, 57, and 58, and the unarmed Transport No 3 and is entitled to Head-Money being one of the actual Captors.
May 1805 Downs Station
26 Nov 1805 - 12 Jan 1806 Expedition, under the orders of Commodore Sir Home Popham, to take the Cape of Good Hope from the Dutch, which involved many of the men working ashore as a part of a marine battalion.
4 Mar 1806 as a part of the squadron lying off the Cape of Good Hope captured the French 40-gun frigate Volontaire, added to the navy by the same name.
20 Apr - 31 Dec 1806 a part of an expedition to Monte-Video and Buenos-Ayres.
9 Sep 1806 drove a Spanish privateer ashore near Monte Video : on sending men to destroy her she was found to have been deserted so her cables were cut with a view to hoping that she broke up on the rocks in the worsening sea conditions.
1 Jan - Sep 1807 operations continue in the Rio de la Plata.
4 Dec 1807 captured the French privateer Adolphe on the Home station.