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Prince George, 1772
Type: 2nd rate ; Armament 98
Launched : 1772 ; Disposal date or year : 1839
12 Jun 1795 the Channel Fleet, under Lord Bridport, including the Prince-George, Captain William Edge, sailed from Spithead for Quiberon bay. 22 Jun sighted the French fleet to west of Belle-Isle, and finding the French admiral had no wish for a fight, ordered the Fleet in chase and to engage as ships came up. During the chase the former British 74, Alexander was retaken, along with the French 74s Tigre and Formidable (subsequently renamed Belleisle). And so ended the Battle of the Isle de Groix.
20 Sep 1795 Lord Bridport remained with his fleet off the coast protecting the ill-conceived Quiberon Bay expeditions until 20 Sep, when he returned with 2 or 3 ships to Spithead, leaving Rear-admiral Harvey in command.
19 Jan 1797 detached from the Channel Fleet to Gibraltar.
6 Feb 1797 joined Sir John Jervis's squadron off Cape St.-Vincent.
14 Feb 1797 Jervis's action with the Spanish off Cape St Vincent.
31 Mar 1797 sailed from Lisbon to blockade Cadiz.
5 Dec 1798 with the squadron off Cadiz.
3 May 1799 prepared for action on receipt of news that the French fleet had escaped from Brest and was heading towards Cadiz. The French were sighted the following day, but stood on for the Mediterranean.
10 May 1799 arrived with the fleet at Gibraltar, and having watered and victualled sailed for the Mediterranean.
20 May 1799 anchored in Port-Mahon : sailed on 22 on a cruise.
Strengthened with diagonal braces.
Circa May 1800, Captain James Walker, of the Braakel, is appointed to the Prince George.
28 Jul 1800, Portsmouth, sailed to join the Channel fleet.
28 Aug 1800, Plymouth, arrived with the Prince, and Achille, from the Channel fleet.
5 Sep 1800, Plymouth, sailed from Cawsand Bay. Clear of Penlee Point by night-fall.
5 Oct 1800, Plymouth, sailed from Cawsand Bay to join the fleet in Torbay.
May 1805 Portsmouth.
Portsmouth 1 Jan 1807 To sail tomorrow, wind permitting.
Portsmouth 5 Jul 1834 A double sheer for masting ships, with one arm projecting over the Basin, and another over the Harbour Jetty, ls to be erected in the dockyard, and the sheer-hulk, the Prince George, is to be put into ordinary.