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Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Launched : 1785 ; Disposal date or year : 1850
BM: 1677 tons
14 Jul 1793 sailed with the Channel fleet from St. Helen's. On the 18th the Bellerophon was in collision with the Majestic, causing some damage, resulting in the Ramillies, 74, having to tow the Bellerophon to Plymouth. The Ramillies rejoined the fleet on the 20th.
31 Jul 1793 briefly sighted, but was unable to close the French fleet ; returned to Torbay on 10 Aug.
23 Aug 1793 the Channel Fleet sailed to escort the Newfoundland trade, West Indian convoys in home waters.
27 Oct 1793 sailed in search of the French fleet and squadrons. 18 Nov brief skirmish with a French squadron : by mid-December the fleet had returned to Spithead.
2 May - 1 Jun 1794 Departure of the Channel Fleet from St. Helen's, and the lead up to actions and manoeuvres with the French fleet. 29 May - 1 Jun., what was to be known as the Battle of the Glorious 1st June commences, resulting in the capture of six sail of the line and one sunk. Review of the part performed by each British ship engaged. 13 Jun, the fleet arrived back in home ports.
7-21 Sep 1794 the Channel Fleet sailed from Torbay to cruise off the coast of France, but as a result of bad weather returned to Torbay.
14 Feb 1795 the Channel fleet sailed from Torbay for a brief cruise and to see various convoys safe out of the Channel.
21 Apr 1798 previously in company with the Mars and Jason when the former captured the French 74-gun ship Hercule.
16 Jan 1799, Plymouth, arrived Bellona, Ramillies and Megaera, from Torbay.
8 Mar 1799, Plymouth, 2 seamen of the Ramillies, 74, were tried for mutiny, and received sentence of death, but the Court recommended one to his Majesty's mercy.
14 Mar 1799, Plymouth, orders came down for the execution of George Gear, found guilty of mutiny on board the Ramillies.
27 Mar 1799, Plymouth, in Hamoaze, fitting for sea.
19 Apr 1799, Plymouth, nearly ready for sea.
24 Apr 1799, Plymouth, went down into Cawsand Bay.
2 May 1799, Plymouth, sailed to join Lord Bridport.
4 Jun 1799 arrived off Basque road.
1 Jul 1799 sailed from off Basque road.
12 Jul 1799, Plymouth, arrived from off the Isle of Aix the Mars, Ramillies, Ajax ; also the Volcano, Explosion, and Sulphur, gun and bomb vessels, with the Speedwell and Bilboa tenders to the bombs.
10 Aug 1799, Plymouth, sailed for Torbay with the Temeraire and Russell.
13 Dec 1799, Portsmouth, arrived from the Channel fleet.
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, St. Helen's, sailed for Torbay : Temeraire, London, Pompee, Venerable, Hector, Ramillies, 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.
24 Apr 1800, Torbay, the Channel Fleet sailed.
11 May 1800, Plymouth, arrived from off Brest, to refit.
30 May 1800, Plymouth, sailed to join the fleet.
5 Jun 1800 joined the Impetueux, at Quiberon bay and the Morbihan to aid the royalists.
8 Sep 1800, Plymouth, arrived from the Channel fleet.
9 Sep 1800, in Cawsand Bay.
16 Sep 1800, Plymouth, sailed to join Earl St. Vincent.
8 Oct 1800, Plymouth, sailed for Portsmouth with sick men.
13 Nov 1800, Plymouth, letters from Torbay state that in the late gale the Ramilies, 74, after parting her cables, was driven out to sea, without a rag of sail set, but the wind shifting she put back again without damage.
2 Dec 1800, Portsmouth, arrived the St George, Defence, Ramillies, Robust, Mars, and Saturn, from the Channel Fleet.
13 Dec 1800, Portsmouth, a Court-Martial was held on board the Gladiator, for the trial of Jeremiah Croning, a seaman belonging to the Ramillies, was also tried, for insolent and contemptuous behaviour to the first Lieutenant of that ship, and taking him by the collar. The charge being proved, the Prisoner was sentenced to receive one hundred and fifty lashes, to forfeit all his pay, and to suffer two years solitary confinement in the Marshalsea.
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 and subsequently detached as a reinforcement to Nelson ; the truce : the casualties : the wash-up :
12 Apr 1801 the fleet sailed from Copenhagen into the Baltic.
23 Jul 1802 head money for those present at the Engagement at Copenhagen, on the 2d April 1801, due for payment.
May 1805 Channel Fleet.
7 Jul 1805 Ramillies and Illustrious captured the French privateer Josefine.
3 Jan 1806 Sir J.B. Warren's squadron at St. Helen's, adverse winds preventing him sailing. 12 Jan sailed for Madeira to gain intelligence of the French squadron under V.-adm. Leissegues.
4 Jun 1806 having returned from his first cruise sailed from Spithead for the West Indies arriving Barbadoes 12 Jul with the Fame in lieu of the Repulse.
Torbay 29 Dec 1806 Remains.
Portsmouth 8 Dec 1812 Arrived with a convoy from the Downs.
Falmouth 14 Dec 1812 Arrived to take the outward-bound West India convoy, which has now sailed.
1 Feb 1813, the Ramillies, in company with the Acasta, Martin and Dotterell, the latter having been chased into Bermuda 4 days earlier, spoke to the Nymphe.
Bermuda 7 Feb 1813 sailed in search of an American frigate reported to be on the coast.
Bermuda 18 Feb 1813 arrived from a cruise.
20 Mar 1813 captured the American ship Maddison. 25 Mar 1813 captured the American sloop Margaret : burnt. 28 Mar 1813 captured the American schooner Syren : burnt. 30-31 Mar 1813 captured the American ships America and Franklin : sent to Halifax. 4-6 Apr 1813 captured the American sloops Fox and Rosamond : burnt. 7 Apr 1813 watering at Block Island with the Valiant, Hogue, Shannon, Nymphe and Orpheus.
10 Apr 1813 captured the American schooners Akros and Freedom : sent to Bermuda. 11 Apr 1813 captured the American sloop Randolph and schooners Fanny and Paulina : sent to Halifax. 16 Apr 1813 captured the American schooner Ploughboy : sent to Halifax. 20 Apr 1813 captured the American brig Ulysses : sent to Halifax. 26 Apr 1813 captured the American brig Cornelia : sent to Bermuda. 6 May 1813 the Orpheus and Ramillies captured the Schooner Emperor. 19 May 1813 the Orpheus and Ramillies captured the Ship Fidelia. 25 Jun 1813 the schooner Eagle, laden with gunpowder, sent out from New York to blow up the Ramillies.
29 Jul 1813 the Loire arrived Halifax, N.S., from New London, reported that the Orpheus and Ramillies remained N.L., with 8 prizes.
5 Sep 1813, arrived Halifax from the Chesapeake.
24 Sep 1813 departed Halifax with the Ramillies.
7 Dec 1813, arrived Halifax, the American schooner Gen. Marion, from N. Bedford, bound to Charleston and Bordeaux, with provisions, prize to the Ramillies and Loire.
30 Apr 1814 arrived Halifax, 11 days from Bermuda with a number of American prisoners.
30 Apr 1814 arrived Halifax, 11 days from Bermuda with a number of American prisoners.
Circa 9 Jul 1814 Ramillies arrived Shelburne, N.B., with the Spencer, Terror, bomb, and 2 transports with the 102nd Regt.
19 Sep 1814 the fleet, including the Royal-Oak, Asia, Ramillies and Ętna remained at anchor in the river Patuxent until 27th when it moved to the Potomac where shore operations were re-commenced from 3rd to 14th Oct., following which the fleet departed for Negril bay, Jamaica.
Jamaica 31 Oct 1814 Arrived.
Jamaica 12 Nov 1814 Remains.
14 Dec 1814 distribution of head-money arising from the capture of American gun-boats and sundry bales of cotton, [per London Gazette of 26 Jun 1821].
Portsmouth 24 Jun 1815 Sailed to Ostend, for sick, wounded and prisoners.
Deal 25 Jun 1815 Arrived from Portsmouth.
Deal 26 Jun 1815 Embarked French prisoners of war and sailed to Portsmouth.
Portsmouth 28 Jun 1815 Sailed with French prisoners bound for Plymouth.
Plymouth 18 Oct 1815 Fitting as guardship.
Jersey 15 May 1818 Sailed, but the wind changing was obliged to drop her anchor, and remains.
Portsmouth 8 Aug 1818 Arrived from a 2 month cruise and exercises in the Channel.
Portsmouth 9 Aug 1818 Is to be 1 of three guard-ship here for the next three years.
27 Nov 1821 Is in commission and based on Portsmouth.
March 1823 relieved the Severn as the base ship for the coast blockade for Kent & Sussex.
17 Jan 1824 employed on the coast blockade, the prevention of smuggling.
March 1825 coast blockade of Kent, only.
15 Sep 1826 At Deal.
Downs 5 July 1828 Coast Blockade (Eastern) service.
Portsmouth 19 Sep 1829 Is to be replaced as Coast Blockade for the Downs, requiring repairs.
Mar 1830 relieved by the Talavera.
Jul 1830 Chatham.
20 Dec 1848 Quarantine service. Standgate Creek.