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Type: Ship-sloop ; 6th rate ; Armament 18
Launched : 1804 ; Disposal date or year : 4 Jan 1807
Disposal Details : Wrecked on Cenigotto a barren rock in the Levant : part only of crew saved. Captain Edmund Palmer
8 Dec 1804 notice regarding prize money due to the Nautilus following the recapture of the Ship William Heathcote from the French on 9 Aug 1804, will be paid on board at Plymouth, on Friday the 14 Dec 1804. see:- www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/15749/pages/1336 and www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/15761/pages/1491 for more details.
May 1805 Channel Fleet
2 Jul 1805, regarding prize money due to the Nautilus following the capture of the Spanish Ship Carmela, will be paid on board on board on her Arrival at Plymouth, see:- www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/15821/pages/869 for more details.
Aug-Sep 1805 25 Russian seamen from the Groff Souroroff, detained by the Nautilus and appear on her books for victuals only.
3 Oct 1805 captured the Johanna Catharina and L'Esperance. Prize money due to be paid 13 Oct 1808. See: www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/16188/pages/1358 for more details.
3 Apr 1806 Renommée and Nautilus chased by a Spanish squadron, off Carthagena : the latter was despatched to Lord Collingwood, off Cadiz, with news of the escape.
4 Apr 1806 Nautilus captured the Spanish brig Vigilante, see :- www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/15919/pages/601 for more details.
3-4 May 1806 ship's boats of the Renommée and Nautilus cut out the Spanish schooner Giganta from the port of Vieja.
By 2 Jan 1807 Active and Nautilus had joined the squadron under R.-adm. Sir T. Louis in Azire bay, at the western end of the Dardanells. 1 Feb the squadron weighed, and anchored off the island of Tenedos.
11 Feb-3 Mar 1807 With Sir John Duckworth on what some have described as his somewhat less than successful expedition to Constantinople. 14th anchored off Cape Janizary, ships' boats used to rescue men from the burning Ajax. 19th steered for Constantinople. 2 Mar returned to the Mediterranean. But would appear to have been lost during this period ?