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Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Launched : 13 Apr 1805 ; Disposal date or year : 1849
BM: 1954 tons
May 1805 Chatham, fitting.
10 Oct 1805 off Cadiz - the tactical preparations etc. for the forthcoming battle. 20 Oct combined fleet departed Cadiz, fleet manoeuvres.
21 Oct 1805 England expects….. &c. signalled, the first shots of the Battle of Trafalgar are fired. Nelson shot. Resumé of what had taken place. Individual ship actions and losses : Revenge. The post-mortem commences ; Summary of British casualties ; Death of Nelson ;
22-30 Oct 1805 losses amongst the prizes due to bad weather etc: Redoutable, Rayo, Monarca (sank) ; Fougueux, Bucentaure, Indomptable, San-Francisco-de-Asis, Aigle, Berwick (wrecked) ; Algésiras (taken into Cadiz) ; Santa-Ana, Neptuno (recaptured) ; Santisima-Trinidad (scuttled) ; Achille, Intrépide, San-Augustin (burnt) ; the washup ; burial of Nelson ;
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 César from the R. Gironde.
25 Sep 1806 with a squadron under Commod. Sir Samuel Hood, off Rochefort, when a squadron of French frigates, bound to the West Indies, escaped : the signal for a general chase was given, resulting in the Armide striking to the Centaur ; Minerve to the Monarch ; Infatigable to the Mars, who also chased the Gloire, and at 3 P.M. compelled her to surrender, all 4 frigates being added to the Royal Navy.
Plymouth 29 Dec 1806 Sailed to Portsmouth to be repaired.
21 Feb 1809 Revenge observed R.-adm Willaumez put to sea from Brest with a squadron of 7 ships of the line, and re-joined her squadron under Captain Beresford (Theseus, Triumph and Valiant) at Glenans, watching Lorient, with the information : they were subsequently chased off the Lorient station by the larger French Squadron.
24 Feb 1809 later that day Rear-admiral Stopford's squadron returned to his station off the Chasseron lighthouse, and observed the squadron of M. Willaumez at anchor in Basque roads, and was joined on the 25th by Captain Beresford and his three ships, with his force thus augmented to seven sail of the line and five frigates, resumed the blockade of the port, with the Hero joining shortly afterwards.
7 Mar 1809 Admiral Lord Gambier relieved Rear-admiral Stopford's in command of the blockade of Basque Roads.
17 Mar 1809 anchored in Basque roads. 11 Apr the use of fire ships, explosion-vessels, and Congreve rockets against the French fleet at Basque roads and the results thereof. 12 Apr attempt made to destroy grounded French vessels, following the previous night's attack.
17 Oct 1810 captured the French privateer Vengeur.
12 Nov-23 Dec 1810 Diana, Niobe, cruising off the port of Havre, sighted and chased two French frigates, which anchored in the road of Lahougue, under the protection of strong batteries. With the assistance of the 74 gun ships Donegal and Revenge, from Cherbourg, attempts were made to sink the two frigates, one of which, the Amazone, was to escape into Havre, whilst the other, the Eliza, went ashore, and was eventually destroyed by the boats of the Diana.
Portsmouth 18 Jan 1811 Arrived.
Portsmouth 28 Jan 1811 At St. Helen's and remains.
Portsmouth 30 Jan 1811 Sailed.
Portsmouth 26 Mar 1811 Arrived and at anchor at St. Helen's.
Portsmouth 27 Mar 1811 Arrived from Lisbon.
Falmouth 21 Jul 1811 Sailed.
Cadiz circa 21 Dec 1811 Remains.
Portsmouth 4 Nov 1812 Arrived from Cadiz.
Portsmouth 6 Dec 1812 Is appointed convoy for Spain, Portugal, and the Mediterranean.
Portsmouth 18 Dec 1812 Sailed with a convoy for Spain, and Portugal.
Falmouth 23 Dec 1812 Sailed with the Lisbon, and Mediterranean convoy.
14 Oct 1813 boats of the Revenge cut out a French felucca privateer from harbour of Palamos.
Portsmouth 17 Aug 1814 Arrived from the Mediterranean, and put under quarantine.
Portsmouth 18 Aug 1814 Came from the Motherbank, being released from quarantine.
Deal 24 Aug 1814 Arrived and sailed for the river, to be paid off.
1 Jan 1820 repairing with a circular stern.
Chatham 1 Apr 1823 Commissioned.
Marseilles 3 Apr 1824 Is reported to have sailed from off Algiers for Port Mahon.
23 Feb 1825 captured the Muni ; account of the proceeds deposited with the High Court of Admiralty on 16 Jun 1831.
Naples 19 Dec 1825 Sailed for Constantinople.
6 Jan 1827 Employed in the Mediterranean.
Portsmouth 16 Jun 1827 In the Harbour.
Malta 8 May 1828 Refitting at Valletta.
Malta 4 Jun 1828 Refitting at Valletta.
24 Jun 1828 Blockading the coast of the Morea.
Valletta 30 Nov 1828 Refitting.
Valletta 27 Jan 1829 Reported to be sailing for Naples on the 29th inst.
Valletta 13 Apr 1829 At Naples.
Naples 20 May 1829 Sails for Smyrna.
Malta 18 Nov 1829 Refitting in Valletta.
Malta 20 Jan 1830 Remains.
Malta 6 Feb 1830 Is at Valletta.
Malta 3 Apr 1830 Cruising between Malta and Sicily.
Palma Bay, Sardinia 9 May 1830 taking on water.
Malta 22 May 1830 arrived from Palma Bay.
Malta 24 Aug 1830 Refitting at Valletta.
Plymouth 11 May 1831 In Hamoaze.
Portsmouth 8 Jun 1831 At Spithead.
Cork 24 Sep 1831 Arrived.
Portsmouth 1 Oct 1831 Is to sail to the Downs.
Deal 27 Oct 1831 Arrived from Portsmouth.
Portsmouth 10 Nov 1831 Arrived from the Downs.
Portsmouth 12 Nov 1831 Preparing for a passage to Lisbon. A part of a squadron supporting British Trade in Portugal which was being damaged by the war between Dom Pedro and Dom Miguel. See p. 270 at at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
Portsmouth 23 Dec 1831 sailed for Lisbon.
Cascaes Bay 11 Aug 1832 Cruising in the offing.
End of 1832, a part of a squadron of vessels involved in the blockade of the ports of Holland, which was defying the great Powers with regard to the Belgian question. See p. 270-1 at at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
Deal 19 Nov 1832 Sailed to the eastward.
Deal 5 Dec 1832 Arrived from the North Sea.
Downs 3 Jan 1833 Remains.
Downs 15 Jan 1833 Remains.
Downs 22 Jan 1833 Sailed for Plymouth.
Plymouth 27 Jan 1833 Arrived from the eastward, and sailed on the 30th for Gibraltar, and the West Indies.
Madeira 6 Mar 1833 Arrived and sailed for Barbadoes.
Barbadoes 29 Mar 1833 Refitting in preparation for a passage to England, with troops.
Plymouth 3 Jun 1833 taken into dock having touched the ground when coming up the Hamoaze.
Plymouth 17 Jun 1833 taken out of dock.
Plymouth 28 Jun 1833 In Hamoaze.
Jun 1833 is reported to have been fitted with Earle's fire-engine pump, which was trialled on board the Druid.
Portsmouth 13 Jul 1833 Is to be prepared for sea off the Peninsular, and her lower deck guns are to be removed to enable her to carry troops should the need arise.
Plymouth 20 Jul 1833 In Hamoaze.
Cork 12 Aug 1833 Arrived from Plymouth.
1 Jan 1834 On the Lisbon Station.
Portsmouth 12 Mar 1834 Paid off.
Portsmouth 26 Mar 1834 Undocked.
Portsmouth 24 May 1834 Preparing for a passage to Lisbon.
Portsmouth 9 Jun 1834 Went out to Spithead and paid wages and sails to-morrow for Lisbon and the Mediterranean.
Lisbon 12 Oct 1834 In the Tagus.
Lisbon 19 Oct 1834 Sailed for the Mediterranean station.
Dec 1834 arrived Dardanelles from England.
19 Dec 1834 Vourla Bay.
31 Jan 1835 is reported to be at Malta.
Malta 9 Feb 1835 sailed with a squadron for the Vourla, where it arrived circa 15 Feb.
Revenge 13 Jun 1835 the Revenge was in collision with the Canopus off the island of Delos in the Eastern Mediterranean.
1 Jul 1835 with the Mediterranean squadron, in the Levant, off Cape Sapienza.
26 Aug 1835 is reported to be at Malta.
Malta 16 Oct 1835 arrived from the Levant.
Malta 8 Dec 1835 reported to be cruising with the Barham and Vernon, and on sailing exercises.
Malta 14 Dec 1835 arrived from a cruise and sailing trials with the Vernon and Barham.
Malta 7 Mar 1836 in Valetta harbour preparing for the Spring/Summer cruise.
Corfu 21 Jun 1836 sailed for Patras.
20 Jul 1839 Midshipman A. F. Shawe, appointed to the Revenge. 28 Jul 1839 Portsmouth Mate J. Reeve, appointed to the Revenge 1 Aug 1839 was towed out to Spithead, men of the 84th Regiment for Cork, having been previously transferred to her from the Apollo troop ship. The Revenge is remains short of her complement and sails Monday to Cork to take the 84th Regt. and recruit seamen, 60 of whom are expected shortly from the Blenheim. 10 Aug 1839 Lieutenant Joseph Martin Mottley, appointed to Revenge, vice Dick invalided ; Clerk Thomas Fowler, appointed to Revenge, vice Park. 10 Aug 1839 sailed from Spithead on Thursday for Cork, where she will open a rendezvous. She returns to this port to be paid wages. 7 Sep 1839 it appears that the enlistment of seamen for the Revenge, at Cove, is not going well. The various rendezvous established in Limerick and other ports, are very quiet, and men are not coming forward. 26 Oct 1839 the Mercury tender has this week conveyed 20 seamen from Portsmouth to Plymouth for the Revenge, now only 80 men short. 26 Oct 1839 Mate A La Touche, appointed to Revenge 2 Nov 1839 Midshipman William Cudworth, Mate C. R. Hoblyn, appointed to Revenge. 2 Nov 1839 has been ordered to Portsmouth to complete, and to be paid advance of wages. The easterly wind is against her. 1 Feb 1840 Midshipman J. P. Lethbridge, appointed to the Revenge 18 May 1840 at Lisbon 6 Jul 1840 at Lisbon. 22 Jul 1840 Gibraltar passed through the straits to the eastward. 16 Aug 1840 arrived Malta from Lisbon on the 10th, and sailed for the Levant on the 15th, having embarked a large supply of arms and ammunition. 31 Aug 1840 arrived Beyrout for operations off the coast of Syria - see p. 312-> at at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow 10 Sep 1840 covered the landing of troops at D'jounie Bay - see p. 314 at at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow 12 Sep 1840 Beyrout, bombarded General Soliman's troops ashore. 14 Sep 1840 Beyrout, the bombardment continued and the allied troops fortified their positions. 15 Sep 1840 Beyrout, Fired occasionally as targets showed themselves.. 26 Sep 1840 Men from the Revenge detached from the ship for operations at Sidon. Killed. 1 seaman. Wounded. Mr. Wm. K. O. Price, Mate ; 1 royal marine. See www.gazettes-online.co.uk of 17 Nov 1840.
20 Oct 1840 off Acre. 2 Nov, 1840 arrived off St. Jean d’Acre.
3 Nov, 1840 bombardment of St. Jean d’Acre. Killed. 1 seaman, 1 drummer royal marines. Wounded. 3 seamen severely; 1 royal marine slightly. Egyptian forces evacuate St. Jean d’Acre overnight and the town was occupied on the 4th by the Turks. See www.gazettes-online.co.uk of 1 Dec 1840.
8 Nov 1840 off St Jean d’Acre, 2,000 prisoners have been sent away in the Bellerophon, Thunderer, Revenge, and Edinburgh, to Beyrout. See www.gazettes-online.co.uk of 15 Dec 1840.
21 Nov 1840 a part of the squadron off Alexandria - see p. 322-> at at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow 5 Dec 1840 Mate W. K. O. Price (1835), of the Revenge, promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, for services, specially recorded, on the coast of Syria. Aug - Nov 1840 Capture of Acre and operations on the coast of Syria. Turkish Medals awarded to the Officers and Men employed during the Campaign. 16 Oct 1844 those onboard between 9 Sep - 10 Oct 1840, and at the bombardment of St. Jean D’Acre, on the 3 Nov 1840, will be paid their respective proportions of the grant voted by Parliament for the said services.
21 Nov 1840 a part of the squadron off Alexandria. Early Dec 1840, stood off the coast following receipt of a signal reporting Peace with Egypt : on the 2 Dec it came on to blow and the squadron experienced a heavy gale in which some vessels off the Syrian coast went ashore, the Zebra being lost in the bay of Khaifa and the Pique and Bellerophon being nearly lost. 8 Dec 1840 the squadron arrived in Marmorice Bay. 2 Jan 1841 Commander Gower Lowe, ; Lieutenant George Wyke ; Rev. W. Guise Tucker, appointed to the Revenge. 6 Mar 1841, Mate A. J. Woodly, of the Revenge, promoted to Lieutenant. 26 May 1841, left Malta for Beyrout. 3 Jul 1841, Assistant Surgeon John King, appointed to Revenge; 12 Jul 1841, arrived at Malta from Beyrout. 24 Oct 1841, arrived Malta from Tunis, but will not be admitted to pratique until Monday next 27 Nov 1841, Volunteer 1st Class C. Curme, appointed to the Revenge. Jan 1848 Sheerness, in Ordinary (reserve).
20 Dec 1848 Sheerness.