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Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 64
BM : 1381 tons
14 Jul 1793 sailed with the Channel fleet from St. Helen's. On the 18th to the west of the Scilly Isles and subsequent manoeuvres.
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.
1 Jan 1799 Prison ship at Plymouth.
16 May 1800, Plymouth, a sentinel on the gangway of the prison ship Sampson, in Hamoaze, in a violent gale of wind, was blown into the Tamer. A French Officer, Ensign de Vaisseau, a prisoner, of the name of Le Fevre, immediately jumped into the sea, and with great exertion and difficulty, though an excellent swimmer, saved the marine, and swam alongside almost exhausted : they were at length taken on board, and soon recovered. This generous trait of humanity being represented to the British Government, a free passport, without exchange, was directly sent express to the agent for prisoners of war at this port, for Le Fevre to return to his friends in France without any expence, with a certificate of his generous conduct to the French commissary at Morlaix : he sailed last week in the Betsey cartel, and is arrived safe at the above port.
11 Sep 1800, Plymouth, it is reported in the Naval Chronicle that her prisoners have been taken out.
May 1805 Plymouth in Ordinary ; Powder Magazine.
1830 a sheer hulk at Woolwich
4 Jan 1832, Lying at Deptford, Sampson, hulk, of 1380 tons, put up for sale.