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Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Launched : 1779 ; Disposal date or year : 1818
BM: 1631 tons
14 Jul 1793 sailed with the Channel fleet from St. Helen's. On the 18th to the west of the Scilly Isles and subsequent manoeuvres.
31 Jul 1793 briefly sighted, but was unable to close the French fleet ; returned to Torbay on 10 Aug.
23 Aug 1793 the Channel Fleet sailed to escort the Newfoundland trade, West Indian convoys in home waters.
27 Oct 1793 sailed in search of the French fleet and squadrons. 18 Nov brief skirmish with a French squadron : by mid-December the fleet had returned to Spithead.
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. Review of the part performed by each British ship engaged. 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.
3 Oct 1797 arrived Yarmouth from off the Texel to victual and store etc.
9 Oct 1797 sailed from Yarmouth for the Texel. 11 Oct 1797 engaged the Dutch fleet in what was to be known as the Battle of Camperdown (Admiral Duncan).
21 Feb 1798 prize money resulting from the sale of Dutch ships captured on the 11 Oct 1797 due for payment. www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/14089/pages/120
5 Dec 1798 with the squadron off Cadiz.
3 May 1799 prepared for action on receipt of news that the French fleet had escaped from Brest and was heading towards Cadiz. The French were sighted the following day, but stood on for the Mediterranean.
10 May 1799 arrived with the fleet at Gibraltar, and having watered and victualled sailed for the Mediterranean.
20 May 1799 anchored in Port-Mahon : sailed on 22nd on a cruise.
3 Jun 1799 brief action off Toulon.
25 Aug 1799, arrived Cawsand Bay, from Torbay, the Bellona, Montagu and Marlborough.
18 Oct 1799, Portsmouth, Tuesday afternoon went down to St. Helen's, and on Thursday morning sailed to join Lord Bridport's fleet in Torbay.
14 Dec 1799, Portsmouth, arrived the Royal George, Venerable, Achilles, and Montague, from the Channel fleet.
Circa Jan 1800, Captain Paterson is appointed to the Montagu, in the room of Captain Knight, who is in a bad state of health.
Circa Feb 1800, Captain Knight is not superseded in the command of the Montague by Captain Paterson, as stated in our last ; the latter was only appointed to act during the absence on leave of Captain Knight, who is returned, and resumed his former command.
8 Feb 1800, Portsmouth, this afternoon the following ships, under the command of Admiral Whitshed, went down to St. Helen's, viz. Temeraire, London, Pompee, Venerable, Ramilies, and Montagu.
20 Feb 1800, Portsmouth, squadron sailed for Torbay.
22 Feb 1800, Plymouth, an express arrived from Torbay to the Victualling Office, to send over craft with beer to complete the following men of War arrived there, viz. Temeraire, London, Venerable, Hector, Ramillies, Pompee, and Montagu.
22 Feb 1800, Plymouth, Montagu put back to Portsmouth to repair her capstan, which was found defective.
5 Sep 1800, Plymouth, arrived with dispatches.
9 Sep 1800, Plymouth, the Montagu, and Ramillies in Cawsand Bay.
11 Sep 1800, Plymouth, sailed to join the Channel Fleet.
30 Sep 1800, Plymouth, letters from the Caesar, 84, of 26th, state, that the Caesar, 84. Pompee, 84, Captain, 74, Montague, 74, Sinus, 36, and Megaera, 24, compose the in-shore flying squadron in Dauarnez Bay, near Brest, where, in the late heavy gales of wind at S. W. they lay as snug as in Torbay or Cawsand bay, without splitting a rope yarn. The Megaera in expected in soon to refit.
12 Oct 1800 the Montague, Magnificent, and Lord Nelson Cutter captured 8 small French Vessels ;
20 Oct 1800, Plymouth, arrived six chasse maries, part of a convoy of eleven sail, laden with salt-fish, cord-wood, and other stores, for the combined fleets at Brest, cut out by the boats of the Magnificent, and Montagu, on Sunday the 13 inst., near L'Orient. One chasse marie burnt, two. sunk, two fitted as armed tenders, and six brought into Plymouth eleven sail.
21 Oct 1800 the boats of the Montague, under the command of acting Lieutenant Wells, have taken from under the walls of Port Louis a large brig, laden with wine and brandy; in covering whom the ship has only received two shots in her hull, without any other damage.
21 Oct 1800 the Montague, Magnificent, Marlborough, and Lord Nelson Cutler captured 1 small French Vessel, marked Letter F :
23 Oct 1800 the Montague, Marlborough, and Lord Nelson, Cutter captured La Marquireto ;
25 Oct 1800 the Montague and Lord Nelson cutter captured the Maria Rose, and Two Wrecks.
26 Oct 1800 a lugger going to Palais with firewood was destroyed.
26 Oct 1800 while in company with the Marlborough, she captured a French brig laden with butter, tallow, and hides.
26 Oct 1800 off Croisic, the boats brought out a brig and two sloops for the loss of a seaman killed, a seaman and a marine badly wounded, and two slightly.
28 Oct 1800 two brigs and a galliot in the Loire boarded by the ship's boats, but as it was not possible to bring them out they were burnt.
26 Oct 1800 Plymouth, arrived two brigs with wheat, part of six sail cut out in a very gallant style from a bay near Camaret Point, by ship's the boats. They were laden with stores for the Brest fleet. Letters from the squadron off the Black Rocks state, that they are plentifully supplied with fresh beef from a neighbouring island. They pay in ready money on the average about three guineas a bullock, from two to three hundred weight each.
4 Nov 1800 Plymouth, arrived a number of vessels cut out by the boats of the Excellent, and Montague, in a bay near Brest. In trying to turn up Catwater two of them missed stays, and, it blowing hard, they tailed ashore on the Cobler's Ledge and bilged.
9 Nov 1800 Plymouth, arrived from Black Rocks.
20 Nov 1800, Plymouth, sailed to join the fleet with the Magnificent, and Pompee.
3 Dec 1800, Plymouth, arrived from Earl St. Vincent's fleet, and passed up for Torbay with the Barfleur, London, Courageux, and Russel.
May 1805 Off Ferrol.
22 Aug 1805 brief encounter with the French fleet before it sailed back into the safety of Brest.
19 May 1806 sailed from Plymouth as part of a squadron under R.-adm Sir R J Strachan to cruise off Madeira and the Canary islands. 8 Aug arrived Barbadoes. 18 Aug. having sailed the squadron was separated by a gale.
Portsmouth 8 Apr 1807 Ready for sea.
17 Feb 1808 used to evacuate troops from the fortress of Scylla.
24 Feb 1808 the squadron under Lord Collingwood sailed from Syracuse for Palermo. 2 Mar was joined by V.-adm Thornborough and R.-adm Strachan off the island of Maritimo. . 6 Mar received news that the French fleet had been at sea for a month and sailed in a search, which continued for a week or two after the French fleet had returned to Toulon on 10 Apr. Leaving Vice-admiral Thornborough with a sufficient force to blockade Toulon, Lord Collingwood sailed for Gibraltar and Cadiz, to contribute his aid to the cause of the Spanish patriots.
30 Mar 1810 having knocked off her rudder in working into the road of Zante and had it repaired was late in joining the expedition in the Adriatic against the island of St.-Maura.
Late in the year of 1810 arrived in the Adriatic to take charge of the local squadron with the new 74-gun French ship Rivoli expected to be ready sea shortly, now completing at Venice.
Deal 19 Apr 1812 Came down from the River, and sailed for Portsmouth.
Portsmouth 29 Apr 1812 Is appointed convoy to the East Indies.
Falmouth 10 May 1812 Arrived with a convoy of outward-bound East Indiamen.
26 Jan 1813 the Bonne-Citoyenne sailed from St.-Salvador in company with the Montagu until the 22 Feb.
Portsmouth 9 Jun 1814 Arrived from the Downs.
Portsmouth 12 Jun 1814 Sailed with a squadron for Cherbourg to bring back to England 10-12,000 Russian Guards.
Portsmouth 20 Jun 1814 Returned from Cherbourg without the Russian troops.
Portsmouth 29 Jun 1814 Will sail tomorrow for Bordeaux to bring home English troops.
Portsmouth 2 Aug 1814 Arrived from Bordeaux.
Portsmouth 11 Aug 1814 Came into harbour.
Portsmouth 20 Oct 1814 Went out of harbour after a refit.
Portsmouth 13 Dec 1814 Appointed to take the convoy bound to Bermuda and the Bahamas.