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Type: 5th rate ; frigate ; Armament 38
Launched at Hill's Yard, Limehouse 27 Feb 1797 ; Disposal date or year : 1866
BM: 1020 tons
11 Aug 1798 captured the French privateer Tigre.
22 Aug 1798 Naiad, joined by the Magnanime, chased and captured the French 36-gun frigate, Décade, which was added to the navy as a 12-pounder, 36-gun frigate.
1 Jan 1799, CApt. W. Pierrepoint. Refitting at Plymouth.
11 Feb 1799, Plymouth, broke from her moorings in the gale and tailed on the West Mud in Hamoaze ; but the tide flowing she got off with little damage.
3 Mar 1799 with the San Fiorenzo, captured the French privateer Heureux Hazard, 16 guns mounted, and 94 men, in the Bay of Biscay, left Nantz only yesterday.
7 Mar 1799, Plymouth, orders came down this day to the Port Admiral Sir R. King, Bart, for all frigates in future to harbour in the Sound instead of Cawsand Bay, which is to be appropriated for ships of the line. This order it is said is in consequence of the Naiad frigate in the late gales of wind driving and running foul of the Mars, 74 guns, in Cawsand Bay.
19 Mar 1799, Plymouth, arrived with the French privateer L'Heureuse Hazard, 18, formerly the Stork of Liverpool, but in turning up Catwater she got embayed near the Leek Beds, and rode very hard for several hours ; but with assistance from the Dock Yard, she was safe in Catwater by about 5 p.m. Has sent into Falmouth a smuggling cutter, laden with tobacco and spirits.
24 Mar 1799, Plymouth, arrived in the Sound from a cruise.
15 Apr 1799, Plymouth, sailed with dispatches for Lord Bridport's fleet.
21 Jul 1799, Plymouth, sailed the Naiad, and Childers, on a cruise.
7 Aug 1799, Plymouth, arrived from a cruise.
15-17 Oct 1799 the chase of the Spanish frigates Santa-Brigida and Thetis, the latter with £311,690 sterling onboard, and their subsequent capture by the Naiad, Ethalion, Alcmène, and Triton.
14 Nov 1799, Plymouth, went up the harbour, to refit.
24 Dec 1799, Plymouth, in dock for repair.
Circa Jan 1800, Captain Murray is appointed to the command of the Naiad frigate, her former officer, Captain Pierrepoint, being compelled to resign through indisposition.
14 Jan 1800, Plymouth, The nett prize money of the dollars taken on board the St. Brigida and Thetis Spanish galleon frigates, captured by the Triton, Alcmene, Naiad, and Ethalion, was paid this day by their respective agents, and is, exclusive of all expences, as follows : Captains £40,730 ; Lieutenants £5,091 ; Warrant officers £2,468 ; Midshipmen and their class £791 ; Able and ordinary seamen and marines £182. There still remains the nett produce of the hulls, stores, masts, rigging, &c. of the 2 frigates to be accounted for.
31 Jan 1800, Plymouth, arrived from a cruise,
29 Mar 1800, Plymouth, arrived from a cruise.
22 Jun 1800, Plymouth, arrived from a cruise.
13 Sep 1800, Plymouth, arrived La Providence French brig, with wine, soap, and brandy for the Brest fleet. She was discovered under the guns of two batteries near Camaret Point, by the Suwarrow, 14, Lt Nicholson who gallantly resolved to cut her out with his boats, which he effected, notwithstanding the heavy fire of the batteries ; the Elephant, 74, and the Naiad, were in sight in the offing, but have relinquished their share of the prize money in testimony of their approbation of their conduct.
17 Dec 1800, Plymouth, sailed on a cruise.
29-31 May 1803 captured French National Corvette L'lmpatient of 20 Guns and the French Merchant Ship La Chasseur.
4 Jul 1803, ship's boats capture the French national schooner Providence.
May 1805 On a cruise westward.
13 Aug 1805 Iris fell in with the French fleet off Cape Ortugal, and on the 14th had escaped the chasing ship and joined the Naiad, in sight of which was the Dragon, accompanied by the Phoenix and prize, the late French frigate Didon.
Circa 1 Oct 1805 the arrival of the additional frigates Naiad, Phoebe, Sirius, Juno, and Niger off Cadiz allowed Nelson to detach them to disrupt local shipping supplying provisions for the joint fleet in Cadiz.
10 Oct 1805 off Cadiz - the tactical preparations etc. for the forthcoming battle. 20 Oct combined fleet departed Cadiz, fleet manoeuvres.
21 Oct 1805 England expects….. &c. signalled, the first shots of the Battle of Trafalgar are fired. Nelson shot. Resumé of what had taken place. Individual ship actions and losses. The post-mortem commences ; Summary of British casualties ; Death of Nelson ;
22-30 Oct 1805 losses amongst the prizes due to bad weather etc: Redoutable, Rayo, Monarca (sank) ; Fougueux, Bucentaure, Indomptable, San-Francisco-de-Asis, Aigle, Berwick (wrecked) ; Algésiras (taken into Cadiz) ; Santa-Ana, Neptuno (recaptured) ; Santisima-Trinidad (scuttled) ; Achille, Intrépide, San-Augustin (burnt) ; the washup ; burial of Nelson ;
24 Oct 1805 Belleisle arrived at Gibraltar, under tow by the Naiad.
16 Dec 1808 captured the French privateers Superb and Fanny on the Home station.
23 Feb 1809 Amethyst observes M. Willaumez's French squadron abreast of the Tour de Baleine and signalled Rear-admiral Stopford's squadron, consisting of the Cæsar, Defiance, and Donegal, who went in chase of the French, and watched them entering Basque road on the 24th and despatched the frigate Naïad to inform Lord Gambia.
24 Feb 1809 Naïad made the signal of three suspicious sail coming down from the northward and signalled Rear-admiral Stopford's squadron accordingly. leaving the Amethyst and Emerald to watch Basque road, the squadron sailed in search of the approaching vessels.
Portsmouth 13 Jun 1811 Passing St. Helen's, with a convoy for the Downs.
Deal 4 Jul 1811 Arrived from the westward.
Deal 24 Jul 1811 Sailed for off Flushing.
Deal 10 Sep 1811 Arrived from a cruise off Boulogne.
20 Sep 1811 at anchor off Boulogne road, whilst observing the French emperor honouring the Boulognese, exchanged greetings with a number of French gun vessels sent out to chase her away.
21 Sep 1811 the Naiad, now accompanied by the Rinaldo, Redpole, Castilian and Viper, off Boulogne road, captured the French prame Ville-de-Lyon, flag ship of the squadron, but were unable close the remaining gun vessels due to shaoling water.
Deal 29 Sep 1811 Sailed to cruise off Boulogne.
6 Oct 1811 captured the French privateer Milan in the Channel.
Deal 13 Oct 1811 Arrived from off the French coast with a privateer, Reinarde, captured off Dieppe.
Deal 27 Oct 1811 Sailed to resume her station off the French coast.
6 Nov 1811 captured the French privateer Requin at sea.
Dover 7 Nov 1811 Passing here, with a French lugger privateer, just captured, for the Downs.
Deal 8 Nov 1811 Arrived with the Requin, French privateer, which she captured two days ago off Dieppe.
Dover 10 Nov 1811 Sent in the French lugger Requin, taken after a long chase.
Deal 11 Nov 1811 Sailed for off Boulogne.
Dover 17 Nov 1811 Passed by with a convoy.
Deal 2 Dec 1811 Arrived, having been driven off her station by stress of weather, sailing later in the day to resume her station, the gale having abated.
Deal 9 Feb 1812 Sailed to resume her station off the French coast.
31 Jan 1823 the Cameleon and Naiad, off Algiers, attacked the Tripoli, an Algerine corvette, and the former boarded her, before being ordered to abandon the vessel.
Jan 1824 With the Camelion, visited Algiers, following a violation of the Bitish consuls offices, in order to demand satisfaction from the Dey.
31 Jan 1824 Since it was apparent that British citizens living in Algiers were no longer thought to be safe, they were taken on board. However, on departing from the harbour the Algerine corvette Tripoli, which had recently committed depredations on Spanish trade, in contravention of the Treaty of 1816, was sighted in the offing and was reduced to a wreck by the Naiad's gunners. She was subsequently boarded and taken by the Camelion, but on the Naiad's orders, abandoned. See p. 235-236 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow.
18 Mar 1824 captured Quattro Fratelli ; account of the proceeds deposited with the High Court of Admiralty on 16 Jun 1831.
Bona 23 May 1824 The ship's boats were used to burn an Algerine brig of war which had sought refuge under the guns of the fortress. See p. 236-7 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow.
23 Feb 1825 captured the Muni ; account of the proceeds deposited with the High Court of Admiralty on 16 Jun 1831.
29 Oct 1846 Portsmouth. Commissioned for service as Store ship at Valparaiso.
1851 transferred to Callao.
1864 Store ship, Callao. Report of VD etc. onboard : number of Cases of Disease and Injury.
1866 sold to P.S.N.Co. for 2,000 dollars. She is reported in the Naval Review to have lasted until 1898.