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Type: 2nd rate ; Armament 80
Taken : 1793 ; Disposal date or year : 1817
BM: 1901 tons
18 Dec 1793 Captured at Toulon
16 Jan 1799, arrived Spithead.
19 Mar 1799, at Spithead.
7 Apr 1799, Portsmouth, sailed on a cruize in the Channel, but put back on the 9th to St, Helen's, owing to strong contrary winds and sailed on the 13th with a fine breeze from the eastward.
25 Apr 1799 cruising off Brest.
8 Jun 1799, Plymouth, reports received here advise that 16 ships of the line and 4 frigates were detached by Lord Bridport for the Straits.
7 Jul 1799 joined the Mediterranean fleet off Minorca.
14 Aug 1799 looked into Brest to confirm the arrival of the joint Franco-Spanish fleet.
27 Nov 1799, Portsmouth, arrived the Prince, Superb, Pompee and Agamemnon, from the Channel Fleet.
1 Dec 1799, Portsmouth, arrived from Lord Bridport’s fleet.
Circa Feb 1800, W. Hillier, Esq., Purser of the Ardent, succeeds P. Wellsford in the Pompee.
8 Feb 1800, Portsmouth, this afternoon the following ships, under the command of Admiral Whitshed, went down to St. Helen's, viz. Temeraire, London, Pompee, Venerable, Ramilies, and Montague.
20 Feb 1800, Portsmouth, sailed for Torbay : Temeraire, London, Pompee, Venerable, Hector, Ramilies, and Montagu.
22 Feb 1800, Plymouth, an express arrived from Torbay to the Victualling Office, to send over craft with beer to complete the following men of War arrived there, viz. Temeraire, London, Venerable, Hector, Ramillies, Pompee, and Montagu.
29 Mar 1800, Plymouth, arrived from off Brest.
11 Jun 1800, Plymouth, sailed with the Russell, to join the fleet off Brest.
1 Aug 1800, Plymouth, arrived with the Royal Sovereign, from the fleet.
3 Aug 1800, Plymouth, the Resolution, Pompee, Defiance, and Bourdelois, departed for the Downs per Admiralty Orders.
12 Aug 1800, Plymouth, sailed with the London, Mars, and Ajax, for the fleet.
30 Sep 1800, Plymouth, letters from the Caesar, 84, of 26th, state, that the Caesar, Pompee, Captain, Montague, Sinus, and Megaera, compose the in-shore flying squadron in Dauarnez Bay, near Brest, where, in the late heavy gales of wind at S. W. they lay as snug as in Torbay or Cawsand bay, without splitting a rope yarn.
23 Oct 1800, Deuarnez Bay, with the flying squadron off the Black Rocks, composing the ships of the line Caesar, Pompee, Canada, Defence, Edgar, Warrior, Defiance, and Nimrod cutter ; the weather was very fine.
7 Nov 1800 Plymouth, arrived from off the coast of France. In the gale of wind on the 2d inst. she was laid on her beam ends between Conquet and Ushant, but being a stiff ship she soon righted and bore away for Cawsand Bay to refit.
20 Nov 1800, Plymouth, sailed to join the fleet, with the Magnificent, and Montagu.
14 Dec 1800, Plymouth, passed up the Channel for Torbay.
5 Jul 1801 sailed from off Cadiz for Algeziras roads where, on the 6th, the squadron engaged a small French squadron protected shore batteries, during which severe action the Hannibal went aground and was lost to the Spanish and French : details of casualties sustained in the action.
Circa 1801 Doubled and sheathed &c.from top of side down to eight strakes under the wale and strengthened with diagonal braces
21 Apr - 12 Jul 1806 operations, with the Army, along the coast of Naples, in support of the Prince of Hesse.
2 Feb-3 Mar 1807 With Sir John Duckworth on what some have described as his somewhat less than successful expedition to Constantinople. 2 Feb arrived at Malta from off Sicily to join Sir John Duckworth's squadron. 4th sailed for the Archipelago, arriving off the off Tenedos on the 10th, where she joined the Canopus and her squadron. 11 Feb the squadron sailed for Constantinople. 14th anchored off Cape Janizary, ships' boats used to attempt to rescue men from the burning Ajax. 19th steered for Constantinople. 2 Mar returned to the Mediterranean.
26 Jul 1807 sailed as a part of a fleet of 38 vessels for Copenhagen and was present from 15 Aug - 20 Oct 1807 for the siege and bombardment of Copenhagen and capture of Danish Fleet by Adm. Gambier.
20 Oct 1808 captured the French brig-corvette Pilade.
30 Jan-24 Feb 1809 a part of a expedition under R.-adm Sir A Cochrane which arrived off Martinique with a view to taking the Island.
12-17 Apr 1809 a part of a British squadron, off the Saintes, West Indies, which chased a French squadron, and captured the French 74-gun d'Haupoult of 1871 tons, and, under the name of Abercromby, cruised for three or four years in the British service.
Plymouth 15 Jan 1811 Went into Cawsand Bay.
Portsmouth 18 Jan 1811 Arrived.
Portsmouth 30 Jan 1811 Sailed.
Plymouth 2 Mar 1811 Sent in the American ship Canton.
Plymouth 24 Mar 1811 Came in from Lisbon.
Plymouth 18 Apr 1811 Sailed for Portsmouth.
Plymouth 21 Oct 1811 Sailed for Portsmouth.
Portsmouth 21 Oct 1811 Arrived from Plymouth, and ordered to St. Helen's.
Portsmouth 18 Feb 1812 Is fitting for Channel service.
9 Mar 1812 the Tonnant, Northumberland, Colossus, and Bulwark blockading Lorient, discovered the French squadron had escaped ; sailed in search. French sighted by the Diana on the 9th and on the 10th, when she was joined by the Pompée and by Tremendous and Poictiers, but lost sight of the French in fog on the 11th.
Portsmouth 28 Aug 1812 Gives instructions to vessels waiting for the convoy bound to Portugal and the Mediterranean.
Falmouth 6 Sep 1812 Arrived off this port with the outward-bound Portugal and Mediterranean convoys.
5 Nov 1813 rrived off Cape Sicie and was involved in a skirmish with a French squadron off Toulon.
Portsmouth 30 Jul 1814 Arrived from the Mediterranean.
Portsmouth 11 Aug 1814 Came into harbour.
Portsmouth 18 Apr 1815 Passed by for the Downs with troops from America.
Sheerness 6 Nov 1815 Is returning her guns, and store &c. preparatory to her being paid off.
22 Jul 1850 Balance of Prize Monies due 1806 paid, following the bankruptcy of the agent appointed to make payment.