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Type: 5th rate ; Armament 32 (12-pounder)
Launched : 1783 ; Disposal date or year : 1797
9 Sep 1793 the Europa, Commodore Ford, and some of the smaller vessels on the Jamaica station, took on board British troops at Port-Royal, which arrived off Jérémie, St.-Domingo 19 Sep to receive a welcome from the local population. Commodore Ford despatched the Penelope, Captain Rowley, with the Iphigenia and Hermoine, 32-gun frigates, to the Bay des Flamands, near St.-Louis, on the south side of the island of St.-Domingo, with orders to capture or destroy some French merchant vessels lying there. Captain Rowley succeeded in bringing away ten, mostly laden with colonial produce.
21 Sep 1793 the Europa, Commodore Ford, and some of the smaller vessels proceed to Cape-Nicolas-Mole where, after a brief delay, the fine port was surrendered to the British Government. 12 Oct the Penelope and Iphigenia, arrived here from Jamaica with more troops.
20 Nov 1793 departed Mole St. Nicholas having received intelligence that the Inconstante was due to leave Port au Prince.
25 Nov 1793 The Penelope, Captain Bartholomew Samuel Rowley, in company with the Iphigenia, Captain Patrick Sinclair, cruising in the bight of Leogane, island of St.-Domingo, chase and capture the French 36-gun frigate Inconstante. The prize was purchased for the navy, and registered, under her French name, as a 12-pounder 36. [Re-named Convert.]
2 Jan 1794 Penelope detached, with a flag of truce, to Port-au-Prince, with a view to accepting the capitulation of the port, which offer was refused, resulting in the blockade of the port.
1 Jun 1794, the Belliqueux, Sceptre and Penelope bombard the fort, with additional support from the Europa and Irresistible, whilst troops were being landed under the supervision of Captain Thomas Affleck, of the Fly sloop.