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Prince of Wales, 1794
Type: 2nd rate ; Armament 98
Launched : 1794 ; Disposal date or year : 1822
12 Jun 1795 the Channel Fleet, under Lord Bridport, including the Prince-of-Wales, Rear-adm. (r.) Henry Harvey, Captain John Bazely, 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.
Feb 1797 capture of the Island of Trinidad, along with the San-Damaso, 74, and induced the destruction of 3 Spanish ships of the line and a frigate.
Apr 1797 abortive attack on Porto-Rico.
24 May 1798 joined the fleet off Cadiz squadron.
31 Jul 22 Aug 1799 sailed as a part of an expedition to the coast of Surinam, resulting in the taking of that Dutch colony, along with the capture of the French corvette Hussar, and the Dutch corvette, Camphaan, which were added to the British navy ; the latter by her own name, and the former by the name of the colony.
23 Jun 1800, Plymouth, this forenoon a very interesting spectacle presented itself to a numerous body of people assembled on the Hoe, viz. upwards of 200 sail of West Indiamen passing by the port, from Barbadoes, Martinique, and other ports in the West Indies. The fleet stretched from Penlee Point W. to the Bolt Tail, E, under convoy of the Prince of Wales, 98, La Victorieuse, 12, valued at upwards of 3 millions sterling.
5 Jul 1800, Portsmouth, arrived from the Downs.
8 Jul 1800, Plymouth, arrived from the Downs, to refit.
Circa 1 Aug 1800, is ordered to be fitted for the flag of R.-Adm. Sir Robert Calder, Bart, and Captain Penrose is appointed to command the ship. She is to be employed in the Channel fleet under Earl St. Vincent.
Circa 1 Sep 1800, Captain Prowse is appointed to the Prince of Wales, and not Penrose, as stated in our last.
Circa 1 Sep 1800, Lieut R. T. Hancock, of the Prince of Wales, 98, is promoted to the rank of Master and Commander.
23 Sep 1800, Portsmouth, sailed the Prince of Wales, Captain Prouse, to join the Channel fleet.
8 Feb 1801 2-decker or 3 decker for the Admiral ?
19 Feb 1805 Vice-admiral Sir Robert Calder detached from the Channel fleet to take the command of the blockading squadron off Ferrol. 1 Mar arrived off Cape Prior where they found the Repulse with six sail of the line.
15 Jul 1805 with the blockading squadron off Ferrol, under Sir Robert Calder : sailed 30 to 40 leagues off Finisterre to intercept Franco-Spanish fleet from the West Indies. 22nd sighted each other. Signal made to engage the enemy - the engagement. The damage ; subsequent manoeuvres by the two fleets ; the wash-up ; 26 Jul movements of the fleet following the battle.
14 Oct 1805 detached to England with Sir Robert Calder.
14-16 Jul 1806 the ships' boats from the Prince-of-Wales, Centaur, Conqueror, Monarch, Revenge, and Polyphemus, along with 3 boats each from the Indefatigable and Iris, capture the French 16-gun brig-corvette CÚsar from the R. Gironde.
Torbay 29 Dec 1806 Remains.
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.
Deal 30 Jul 1812 Sailed for off Flushing.
Portsmouth 2 Aug 1812 Arrived with a convoy from the Downs.
Portsmouth 25 Aug 1812 Remains with the Mediterranean convoy.
18 Aug 1813 ships' boats of the Undaunted, Redwing, Kite, Caledonia, Hibernia, Barfleur, and Prince-of-Wales captured 3 gun-boats, and 24 merchant settees and tartans in the harbour of Cassis.
5 Nov 1813 arrived off Cape Sicie and was involved in a skirmish with a French squadron off Toulon.
12 Feb 1814 a part of the fleet off Toulon which chased a French squadron into that port.
Plymouth 2 Jul 1814 Passed up channel last evening from the Mediterranean.
Portsmouth 3 Jul 1814 Arrived from the Mediterranean, and put under quarantine at the Motherbank.
Portsmouth 4 Jul 1814 Arrived from the Mediterranean.
Prince of Wales, 1795
Type: Armed Transport ; Armament 38
Purchased by Government 1795 ; Disposal date or year : 1822
5 Feb 1799, Portsmouth, the Prince of Wales armed ship arrived from Hull.
4 Mar 1799, at Port Royal Bay, Martinique.