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Nemesis, 1780
Type: 6th rate ; Armament 28
Launched at Liverpool in 1780 ;
Disposal date or year : 1814
Tons (BM) : 598.

Reduced 1796

Sep 1793 Sent from Toulon to Corsica, with a squadron under Commodore Robert Linzee, with a view to supporting a supposed insurrection.

1 Oct 1793 Unsuccessful attack on Forneilli.

9 Dec 1795 taken by three French frigates at Smyrna, and retaken by the Egmont, Capt. Sutton, near Tunis, 8 Mar 1796.

Oct/Nov 1795 M. Ganteaume arrived in the Levant with his squadron, where he captured a great many merchant vessels, and, at the port of Smyrna, released the frigate Sensible, and corvette Sardine with her prize, the late British frigate Nemesis, Captain Samuel Hood Linzee, until now blockaded by the Aigle and Cyclops.

9 Mar 1796 boats of a squadron, including the Barfleur, Egmont and Bombay Castle, retake the 28-gun frigate Nemesis from Tunis harbour.

1 Jan 1799 Capt. R. D. Oliver. In the North Sea.

21 Dec 1799 Portsmouth, arrived the Nemesis, and Atalante, from a cruise.

12-13 Jan 1800 the frigate Nemesis, sloop Savage, lugger Nile, cutters Narcissus, Union, and Stag in sight of or involved in the capture of the French Privateer lugger Le Renard, 14 guns, 2 swivels, and 65 men, Jean Jacque Fourmintin, Master, Privateer lugger Le Modere, and recapture of the English brig Atlas, from Lisbon ; the Nile then being posted off Calais, and the Union off Boulogne, whilst the Nemesis repaired to the Downs with the prizes and the commanding officer wrote his report of the events to the CinC there.

27 Jun-8 Jul 1800 involved in the operation to capture the French frigate Désirée from Dunkerque harbour and burn other vessels. The Désirée was subsequently purchased into the Service.

25 Jul 1800 problems with neutral states and a diplomatic breakdown involving the Danish 40-gun 18-pounder frigate Freya and her convoy. See also Naval Chronicle, vol 4, p 157.

11 Dec 1800 Portsmouth, arrived with the Eliza, Ann, and Mornington, East Indiamen, under convoy, from the Downs.

16 Dec 1800 Portsmouth, departed on a cruise.

30 Dec 1800 departed Deal with the Racoon on a cruise.

2 Jan 1801 arrived Deal from a cruise.

8 Jan 1801 a ship's boat is reported to have upset off Deal when returning on board, reason unknown, and it is understood that 7 men were drowned.

19 Jan 1801 departed Deal with a convoy for Spithead.

20 Jan 1801 put back to Deal with convoy.

24 Jan 1801 departed the Downs for Spithead with a N.E. wind and snow, in company with the store ship Woolwich and hired armed ship Mentor and a large convoy with ships for the East Indies, amongst others, arriving Spithead later in the day.

28 Jan 1801 departed Spithead on a cruise.

8 Feb 1801 remains in the Downs.

13 Feb 1801 news received in the Downs of the departure of French frigates from Flushing, as a result of which the Nemesis, Anacreon, and 2 armed cutters weighed and departed on a cruise in search of the French vessels.

27 Feb 1801 remains in the Downs.

5 Mar 1801 arrived in the Downs.

10 Mar 1801 arrived in the Downs with the Fortunee, from a cruise.

13 Mar 1801 remains in the Downs.

15 Mar 1801 departed the Downs with the Helden and the outward bound convoy for Spithead.

17 Mar 1801 put back to the Downs the convoy which departed the Downs on the 15th, due to strong S.W. winds.

22 Mar 1801 remains in the Downs.

1 Apr 1801 arrived the Downs the Terpsichore with the Nemesis frigates, and Resolution lugger, all 3 departing later in the day, after the last post, on a cruise.

12 Apr 1801 remains in the Downs ; the wind blows hard N.E.

15 Apr 1801 departed the Downs for Sheerness.

28 May 1801 departed Sheerness, the Nemesis, Capt Owen, on a cruise.

3 Jun 1801 departed the Downs yesterday evening on a cruise.

2 Aug 1801 arrived in the Downs.

6 Aug 1801 departed the Downs the York with the Nemesis, on a cruise.

2 Oct 1801 the Nemesis, arrived in the Downs with the Archer gun vessel, from off Flushing.

8 Oct 1801 departed the Downs on a cruise.

6 Jan 1802 in the Downs, Commodore Sutton.

6 Apr 1802 arrived Spithead the Nemesis, 28, Captain Owen, from the Downs.

Circa 24 Apr 1802 Captain Somerville apptd to the Nemesis.

15 Jun 1802 departed Spithead the Nemesis, 28, Captain Somerville, for Milford.

28 Nov 1802 arrived Plymouth Sound the Nemesis, 32. Captain Somerville, to repair the damages she sustained in a late gales, having sprung her bowsprit : she went up the harbour directly, and is to go into dock the first tide.

10 Dec 1802 remains in dock at Plymouth, the Tonant, 84 ; Mars, 74 ; Terrible, 74 ; Impetueux, 84 ; Fisgard, 48 ; and Nemesis, 32.

May 1805 Portsmouth, refitting.

22 Jul 1810 Belvidera and Nemesis, close in-shore of Studtland, coast of Norway, the ships' boats captured two gun-schooners and destroyed another.

25 Oct 1811 arrived Plymouth Dock from off L'Orient.

23 Dec 1811 arrived Falmouth from Lisbon (19 Dec) with a convoy.

11 Oct 1812 arrived Spithead yesterday with dispatches, from the Mediterranean.

5 Nov 1812 Has received troops onboard and will depart Spithead tomorrow for Corunna.

6 Nov 1812 departed Spithead with a detachment of Marines.

17 Nov 1812 at Falmouth 3 transports, a part of the Nemesis's convoy, from which they parted a few days since, await another convoy.

29 Mar 1813 arrived Plymouth last week from Portsmouth to convey Marines to Canada.

20-25 Jun 1813 San-Domingo, Diadem, Mohawk and Nemesis a part of a squadron carrying troops anchored some distance off Craney island, with a view to carrying out operations ashore.

11-13 Jul 1813 a part of a squadron bringing troops to take Ocracoke, on the North-Carolina coast, during which the Atlas and the Anaconda, both letters of marque, were captured and subsequently taken into the Service, the Anaconda, by her own name, and the Atlas, by the name of St.-Lawrence.

14 Sep 1813, Nemesis, Capt. Hon. Maude, arrived Halifax, with the squadron from the Chesapeake.

1-2 Oct 1813 the Nemesis departed with the Fox, and Success, from Halifax, for Quebec, with the 2nd Battalion of Royal Marines.

24 Dec 1813 arrived Spithead from Bermuda.

2 Jan 1814 departed Spithead for the Downs.

3 Jan 1814 departed Spithead with American prisoners on board, for Gillingham-reach.

14 Feb 1814 arrived Spithead from the Eastward.