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Type: Sloop ; Armament 18
Launched : 1798 ; Disposal date or year : 1827
1805 Leeward Island Station.
5 Jan - Sep 1807 operations in the Rio de la Plata.
8 May 1808 captured the French privateer Tropard.
Plymouth 20 Jan 1810 Sent in the brig Liberty, taken by a French privateer off Bourdeaux, and retaken.
Plymouth 31 Jan 1810 Sent in the Sister's Providence, taken by a French privateer of St. Maloes,and subsequently re-taken.
3 Feb 1810 captured the French privateer Comte de Hunebourg.
Plymouth 12 Jan 1811 sent in, the Schooner Nancy, of Guernsey, having been found abandoned.
Falmouth 13 Jan 1811 Arrived, with a schooner, taken and subsequently deserted by a French privateer.
Plymouth 30 Jan 1811 Came in from a cruise to the westward.
Falmouth 13 Mar 1811 Arrived and sailed again in a few hours.
Plymouth Dock 21 Apr 1811 Arrived from a cruise in the Channel.
17 Jun 1811 captured the French privateer Heros at sea.
Plymouth 24 Jun 1811 Arrived from a cruise.
Plymouth 25 Aug 1811 Arrived from a cruise.
Plymouth Dock 6 Sep 1811 Sailed on a cruise.
Plymouth 14 Sep 1811 Arrived from a cruise.
Plymouth 29 Oct 1811 Arrived from a cruise in the Channel.
Plymouth Dock 9 Nov 1811 Moved from Barn Pool to Cawsand Bay, and will sail in a day or two.
Plymouth 11 Nov 1811 In Cawsand Bay.
Plymouth 12 Nov 1811 Sailed for Portsmouth.
Plymouth 24 Dec 1811 Sailed on a cruise in the Channel.
Falmouth 26 Dec 1811 Sailed on a cruise.
Torbay 11 Mar 1812 Sailed with a convoy for Newfoundland.
Plymouth 8 Jun 1812 Arrived the from a cruise and with a number of coasters under escort.
Plymouth 1 Oct 1812 Sailed on a cruise in the Channel.
Cork 14 Oct 1812 Awaits ships to arrive from Liverpool to complete convoy.
Cork 10 Oct 1812 Remains with the outward-bound Newfoundland convoy, wind-bound.
Plymouth 30 Dec 1812 Has detained and sent in the American schooner Hope from Oporto, bound to America.
Plymouth 6 Jan 1813 Arrived from Oporto yesterday with convoy.
Plymouth 9 Jan 1813 Is now fitting out in Barnpool.
Plymouth 11 Jan 1813 Remains.
12 Mar 1813 the Pheasant and Warspite captured a U.S. privateer, the 4 gun schooner William, with 30 men.
Torbay 25 May 1813 Arrived from Plymouth.
Torbay 5 Jun 1813 Sailed with the outward-bound convoy, for Newfoundland.
Newfoundland 28 Dec 1813 Sailed with a convoy.
Plymouth 29 Jan 1814 Arrived from Newfoundland.
Plymouth 7 Mar 1814 Sailed with a large convoy of transports and merchant vessels for Passages.
Plymouth 9 Mar 1814 Sailed with a convoy for Passages.
Plymouth 16 Apr 1814 Arrived from a cruise.
Plymouth 19 Apr 1814 Sailed on a cruise.
Plymouth 15 Aug 1814 Sailed on a cruise.
Plymouth 5 Sep 1814 Sailed on a cruise.
Falmouth 1 Oct 1814 Sailed on a cruise.
Plymouth 3 Oct 1814 Arrived from a cruise.
Plymouth 29 Oct 1814 Sailed on a cruise.
Plymouth 28 Jan 1815 Came in from the Western Islands with dispatches.
Deal 24 May 1815 Arrived from Plymouth with troops for Ostend.
Plymouth 31 Jul 1815 Arrived from a cruise.
Plymouth 16 Sep 1815 Arrived from a cruise.
Plymouth 25 Sep 1815 Came in from a cruise.
Plymouth 9 Oct 1815 Sailed for Cork.
Portsmouth 25 Jan 1819 Arrived in a gale from a cruise.
30 Jul 1819, detained in lat. 2° 28' N. long. 9° 50' E., the Portuguese slave Nova Felicidade, with 71 slaves on board when detained, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone and sentenced to be condemned on 24 Feb 1820.
Sierra Leone Sep 1819 the Pheasant and Morgiana are reported to have sent in two slave traders. The colony is reported to be unhealthy.
Oct 1819 from an a affidavit made by krooman, Sam Quashie, of this ship, dated 7 Mar 1822, it is reported that the Pheasant captured the slave ship Vulcano circa Oct 1819, and put on board a prize crew under a Midshipman Castles, to take the ship to Sierra Leone, keeping some of the original crew to man the ship. After some days the former crew killed the prize crew, bar the kroomen put onboard as a part of the prize crew, and sailed the ship to Bahia where the cargo of slaves was sold, including the kroomen. After a couple of years Sam Quashie managed to escape and find his way back on board the British man of war Morgiana, at Bahia, to tell the above story.
Sierra-Leone, 30 Dec 1819, have lost Mr. Dunbar, surgeon ; Mr. Holbrook, master; the gunner, and a master's-mate due to the fever prevalent on this coast, and which is now subsiding.
Portsmouth 13 Jan 1821 reports received from the West Coast of Africa state that the Pheasant, Capt. Kelly, had captured a small Portuguese schooner Novo Felicidade, 11 tons, with 71 slaves on board, 31 of whom were women, crowded into a space eight feet four inches long, four feet eight inches broad, and two feet seven inches high.
Sierra Leone 17 Jun 1921 Was to the leeward of Sierra Leone.
Jul 1821 has, with the Snapper, examined 16 vessels which were considered to be capable of carrying slaves : 12 Portuguese ; 3 French ; and one Spanish.
25 Jul 1821 the Pheasant, with the Myrmidon in company, detained in lat. 4° 15' N. long. 0° 0' E., the Portuguese slave vessel Adelaide, with 232 slaves on board when detained, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone and sentenced to be condemned on 17 Sep 1821.
Sierra Leone Sep 1821 is reported to have brought in the Portuguese schooner Adelaide, with about 200 slaves on board, which has been condemned.
. 27 Nov 1821 Is in commission and based off the Coast of Africa.