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Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 64
Launched : 1768 ;
Disposal date or year : 1815
15 Feb 1795 joined the Channel fleet off Plymouth.
Jun 1796 captured the French privateer Leo on the West Indies station.
15 Mar 1798, present when the Danish ship Matilde Marie, from Copenhagen to Mauritius, with naval stores and sundries was detained on the Cape of Good Hope station : naval stores condemned.
20 Mar 1798, present when the Danish sloop Fanny, from Roderiga, to Mauritius, laden with paddy and Indian corn was detained on the Cape of Good Hope station : vessel sunk, cargo condemned.
20 Mar 1798, present when the French brig Le Dragon, from Madagascar, to Mauritius with slaves was detained on the Cape of Good Hope station : vessel sunk, cargo condemned.
22 Mar 1798, present when the Danish sloop Forsoget, from Serampore to Mauritius with piece goods was detained on the Cape of Good Hope station : under trial.
27 Mar 1798, present when the French sloop Francis Augustus, in ballast was detained on the Cape of Good Hope station: condemned.
31 Mar 1798, present the French brig Abondance, from Madagascar to Mauritius, in ballast was detained on the Cape of Good Hope station: condemned.
29 May 1798, present when the Danish ship Christianus Septimus from Batavia to Copenhagen with coffee and sugar was detained on the Cape of Good Hope station : under trial.
23 Nov 1798 at the Cape of Good Hope.
12 Jul 1799, Plymouth, passed up the Channel with twenty sail of homeward-bound East Indiamen, last from the Cape.
20 Sep 1799, Plymouth, arrived in Cawsand Bay from off Brest.
24 Sep 1799, remains in Cawsand Bay.
1 Oct 1799, Plymouth, sailed on a cruise.
Circa 12 Mar 1801 fleet under Admiral Sir Hyde Parker sailed from Yarmouth roads for Copenhagen. 31 Mar Copenhagen : remained anchored off the Middle Ground with Admiral Parker whilst Nelson sailed with the rest of the fleet for the forthcoming engagement. 2 Apr moved closer to Copenhagen.
12 Apr 1801 the fleet sailed from Copenhagen into the Baltic.
8 May 1801 to cruise off Carlscrona.
23 Jul 1802 head money for those present at the Engagement at Copenhagen, on the 2d April 1801, due for payment.
May 1805 Plymouth, refitting in Commission
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 1805 movements of the fleet following the battle.
15 Aug 1805 joined the Goliath when the French frigate Topaze and two ship-corvettes were sighted and chased, the Raisonable following the Topaze until the 16th when her opponent so disabled her sails and rigging she was able to escape into Lisbon.
26 Nov 1805 - 12 Jan 1806 Expedition, under the orders of Commodore Sir Home Popham, to take the Cape of Good Hope from the Dutch, which involved many of the men working ashore as a part of a marine battalion.
4 Mar 1806 as a part of the squadron lying off the Cape of Good Hope captured the French 40-gun frigate Volontaire, added to the navy by the same name.
20 Apr - 31 Dec 1806 a part of an expedition to Monte-Video and Buenos-Ayres.
1 Jan - Sep 1807 operations continue in the Rio de la Plata.
16 Sep 1809 a part of a squadron which landed troops and a naval unit on the Isle Bourbon on the 21st to disable the shore batteries so that an attack may be made on shipping in St.-Paul, resulting in stores and batteries etc. being destroyed, the recovery of 2 captured East Indiamen, and capture of a French frigate, Caroline (renamed Bourbonaise), the brig Grappler, and other vessels.
May 1810 Boadicea and Sirius had replaced the Leopard off the Isle of France, which in turn had replaced the Raisonable at the Cape, which had sailed for England.