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Type: 2nd rate ; Armament 98
Launched : 24 Oct 1805 ; Disposal date or year : 1875
BM: 2291 tons
May 1805 Building
1806-9 V.- Adm. Collingwood's flagship in the Mediterranean.
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.
Plymouth Dock 3 Sep 1811 Came out of dock.
18 Aug 1812 With the Fleet off Toulon.
12 Feb 1814 a part of the fleet off Toulon which chased a French squadron into that port.
Plymouth 2 Jul 1814 Arrived in Cawsand Bay from the Mediterranean and put under quarantine.
Portsmouth 3 Jul 1814 Has put into Plymouth.
1817 110 guns - First Rate.
Lisbon 25 May 1825 Refitting in the Tagus.
6 Jan 1827 Employed at Lisbon.
23 Mar 1827 Commissioned ?
Plymouth 31 Jan 1828 In the Sound.
Plymouth 31 Jan 1828 Is fitting to carry troops from Portugal, possibly to the Mediterranean.
Valletta 8 May 1828 Sailed for Corfu.
Malta 4 Jun 1828 Refitting at Valletta.
Valletta 12 May 1828 Sailed to Coron where all was quiet and returned to Malta.
24 Jun 1828 Blockading the coast of the Morea.
Valletta 11 Sep 1828 Is reported to be at Navarino.
Sep 1828 recovered five brass guns from the bottom of the sea ; 7 Apr 1835 the proceeds of the sale of the salvaged guns will be paid.
Valletta 30 Nov 1828 Refitting.
Valletta 27 Jan 1829 Was prparing to proceed to Smyrna.
Valletta 13 Apr 1829 At Smyrna.
Malta 16 Nov 1829 Refitting at Valletta.
Malta 15 Nov 1829 In harbour at Valletta.
Malta 18 Nov 1829 Refitting in Valletta.
Malta 28 Jan 1830 Is reported to be preparing for her return to England.
Malta 6 Feb 1830 Is at Valletta.
Malta 20 Jan 1830 Remains.
Malta 24 Mar 1830 Sailed from Malta.
15 May 1830 - Paid off.
Circa Feb 1833 the R. H. S. silver medal was awarded to Mr. F. W. Mant, mate. On the 14th of February, 1832, William Fisher, a drummer, fell overboard, off Sheerness, and Mr. Mant instantly jumped after him, and overtook him at the moment he had become insensible, and his head under water.
Circa 13 Jan 1836 A court martial was held on board the Ocean, tender to the Howe, at Sheerness, of the Captain, William Jones, and the master, Mr. Yule, of the Vestal which grounded on 26 Jul 1835, on the island of Portuga Salada, on the coast of Laguayra, on the coast of South America. They were acquitted, the charts lacking vital information.
Sheerness 16 Sep 1837 was taken into dock on Wednesday to be fitted as guardship here.
9 May 1840 Surgeon James Lawrence, appointed from the Ocean to the Poictiers, vice James Osborne. 6 Jun 1840 Surgeon Charles Inches (1821) appointed to the Ocean. 16 Aug 1840 Second-Master J. W. Lawson, from the Ocean, appointed to the Shearwater. 2 Oct 1840 Woolwich, Mr. J. Brown, from the Ocean, has been appointed gunner to the Howe. 27 Oct 1840 Sheerness, the court martial of Carpenter Henty commenced. 25 Nov 1840 Portsmouth, A court-martial was held on board at Sheerness to try Boatswain John Williams, on charges preferred against him by Lieutenant Thomas Clack : 1, of being drunk on 18 Nov ; 2, for behaving in a contemptuous manner ; 3. of using provoking speeches and gestures and threatening to knock the Lieutenant down if he came near him, and kicking him. The charges having been proved, Boatswain Williams was sentenced to be dismissed the service. 1841 Depot Ship.
13 Feb 1841 Lieutenant Robert Tucker, appointed to the Ocean; 19 Jul 1841, Royal Marines.- Lieutenant Henry Bremer, of the Chatham Division, appointed to the Ocean, guard ship, at Sheerness, vice Shoveller, sick in Hospital. 7 Aug 1841, Lieutenant J. E. Cabburn, appointed to Ocean; 25 Dec 1841, Captain P. Fisher, appointed to the Ocean, and Superintendent of Sheerness yard. 1848 Flagship, the Nore.
20 Dec 1848 Flag Ship, Sheerness.
30 Aug 1851 Sheerness.
1853 Coal hulk.
1860 Coal Depot, Sheerness.
1870 Coal Depot, Sheerness.