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Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 64
Portsmouth 19 Feb 1792 To be fitted out for commission for the East Indies.
Jun-Aug 1798 Lion and Incendiary detached to a Portuguese squadron attempting to link up with the British squadron prior to their attack on the French at the battle of the Nile. The squadron then returned to blockade Malta, leaving the Lion to support the squadron off Alexandria until December, when she sailed to join Nelson.
15 Jul 1798 captured the Spanish frigate Santa-Dorotea, one of a squadron of four similar vessels. The Santa-Dorotea was purchased into the service under the same name.
30 May 1799 joined Nelson's squadron off Palermo.
13 Jun-mid Aug 1799 sailed from off Palermo for a cruise, arriving Naples 24th, where crews were involved in operations ashore.
Feb 1800 blockade of Malta.
30-31 Mar 1800 capture of the Guillaume-Tell, 80, off Malta.
Circa 24 Mar to 26 Apr 1800 Captain Dickson is removed from the command of the Lion, of 64 guns, to that of the Genereux ; and Lord William Stuart is appointed to succeed him in the Lion.
14 Oct 1800, Portsmouth, arrived the Lion, with dispatches from the Mediterranean.
23 Oct 1800, Portsmouth, sailed the Lion, for Chatham, to be paid off.
May 1805 Dudman's Yard, Deptford, undergoing repairs.
27 Dec 1807 captured the French privateer Reciprocité on the Home station.
3 Aug 1811 a part of the fleet involved in the invasion of Java, which terminated with the surrender of Dutch and French forces on 16 Sep.
Deal 20 Mar 1812 Sailed for Jamaica.
1830 Sheer hulk at Chatham