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Type: 5th rate ; Armament 38
Launched : 17 Apr 1810 ; Disposal date or year : 1897
BM: 1077 tons
21 Nov 1810 off the island of Rodriquez preparing for a joint naval and military expedition to take the Isle of France, where they arrived on 28th, and the capitulation was signed on the 3 Dec.
11 Feb 1811 Reported to have arrived at the Cape of Good Hope.
Portsmouth 7 Oct 1811 To be paid tomorrow and will then sail for Plymouth.
Portsmouth 10 Oct 1811 Detained by foul winds.
Plymouth 16 Oct 1811 Came from Portsmouth.
Falmouth 20 Oct 1811 Sailed for Sicily, but subsequently put back due to a foul wind.
Plymouth 25 Oct 1811 Detained by contrary winds.
Plymouth Dock 25 Oct 1811 Remains in Cawsand Bay, wind-bound.
Plymouth 28 Oct 1811 Sailed.
Falmouth 29 Oct 1811 Arrived from Plymouth.
Falmouth 8 Nov 1811 Sailed for Palermo.
Gibraltar 14 Dec 1811 Passed by.
28 May 1812 a close call off Toulon.
11-13 Aug 1812 off Port St.-Stefano: ship's boats captured a brig and destroyed other vessels.
2 Sep 1812 captured the French privateer St. Esprit.
3-5 Sep 1812 operations off the mouth of the river Mignone near Civita Vecchia.
22 Mar 1813 captured the French privateer Hirondelle in the Mediterranean.
28 Mar 1813 captured the French privateer Nouveau Phenix in the Mediterranean.
Portsmouth 12 May 1813 Arrived from the Mediterranean : sent to the Motherbank to perform quarantine.
Portsmouth 27 Jun 1813 Appointed to the North American convoy.
Plymouth 12 Jul 1813 Arrived from Portsmouth.
Portsmouth 14 Jul 1813 Sailed for the Westward.
14 Feb 1814 Menelaus, with the Rippon in sight, recaptured the large richly-laden Spanish ship San-Juan-de-Baptista.
Plymouth 21 Feb 1814 Arrived from a cruise to the westward.
Plymouth 21 Feb 1814 Sent in the Spanish ship St. Juan Baptiste, from Lima, bound to Cadiz, captured and recaptured on the 2 Feb. between Madeira and the Azores.
Plymouth 19 Apr 1814 Arrived from a cruise to the westward.
Off Scilly 15 May 1814 Reported to be en route for Bayonne and thence to America.
17 Aug 1814 Menelaus sent up the Chesapeake, above Baltimore, to create a diversion during the attack on the Federal Capital.
30 Aug 1814 unsuccessful expedition ashore.
20 Mar 1815, wind and weather etc. permitting, was supposed to be departing Charleston, at the end of the war.
Sheerness 18 Oct 1815 Fitting for service on the South American station.
1832 Quarantine hulk.
Oct 1844 Quarantine hulk brought from Stangate Creek to Chatham for repairs, and when these are completed is to be taken to Portsmouth to be used as a Quarantine hulk at the Motherbank.
19 Dec 1848 Accepted sick from the Convict Ship Hasemey which called in at Portsmouth en route from the River Thames to NSW with a number of cases of cholera and diarrhoea, as directed by HMS Victory's surgeon.
20 Dec 1848 Quarantine service, Motherbank ie Spithead, off the Isle of Wight.
1854 lent Customs
1860 - 1890 Quarantine Service, Motherbank, Spithead