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St., Santa or San Fiorenzo, 1794
Type: 5th rate ; Armament 38 (18-pounder)
Taken : 19 Feb 1794 ; Disposal date or year : 1837
BM: 1032 tons
19 Feb 1794 Late Minerve, raised, having been sunk at San Fiorenzo by the French and was taken into the service as the San Fiorenzo.
9 Mar 1797 San Fiorenzo and Nymphe capture the French frigate Résistance and corvette Constance.
3 Jun 1797 captured the French privateer Unité.
1 Jul 1797 captured the French privateer Castor sixty leagues west of Scilly.
29-30 Jun 1798 the frigates Jason, Mermaid, and Pique capture the French 40-gun frigate Seine for the loss of the latter, bilged on a sandbank and burnt. The timely arrival of the frigates Phaëton, San Fiorenzo, Triton was sufficient to deter French frigates from Rochelle.
Dec 1798 St Fiorenzo and Triton captured the French privateer Rosée in the Channel.
Dec 1798 captured a Spanish privateer, name unknown, schooner, 6 guns, on the Channel station.
Dec 1798 a French privateer, Name unknown, captured by a prize of the St Fiorenzo, under the command of a midshipman, with 7 men.
27 Dec 1798 arrived Plymouth Dock.
1 Jan 1799, was honoured by being stationed off Weymouth, during his Majesty's summer residence at that place and who occasionally has made short marine excursions in her. 6 Oct 1798, the Royal Family and Nobility came on board from Weymouth, when Sir H. B. Neale, her commander, gave a grand public breakfast, in honour of Lord Nelson's victory. The St. Fiorenzo, and Ships in the road, were all on this occasion decorated in the colours of different nations. Cruising.
10 Feb 1799, Plymouth, went down into Cawsand Bay.
19 Mar 1799, Plymouth Sound, the Naiad and San Fiorenzo arrived to land 103 French prisoners, being the crew of a French privateer taken on the 5th instant off the Loire, by the Naiad and San Fiorenzo.
27 Mar 1799, Plymouth, went down into the Sound.
27 Mar 1799, remains in the Sound.
9 Apr 1799 frigates San-Fiorenzo and Amelia in an inconclusive action with the French frigates Cornélie, Vengeance, and Sémillante.
16 Apr 1799, arrived Plymouth Sound with a French brig prize, from St. Domingo bound to l’Orient with sugar and coffee : also captured a French brig in ballast on the same day, not yet arrived.
29 Apr 1799, Plymouth, orders came down for her to set up her rigging in the Sound.
7 May 1799, in Plymouth Sound,
20 May 1799, Plymouth, sailed with the Amelia, and Fisgard, on a cruize to the westward.
4 Jun 1799, Plymouth, sailed with close orders, to be opened in a certain latitude, the Uranie, San Fiorenzo, and Unicorn.
1 Jul 1799 off Basque road.
17 Oct 1799, Portsmouth, arrived from Weymouth.
20 Nov 1799, Portsmouth, sailed the San Fiorenzo with a convoy for Oporto.
22 Nov 1799, Plymouth, arrived off the Sound, at 2 P.M. and lay to, the San Fiorenzo, 44, full of signals for outward-bound vessels to make sail and join the Straits, West India, and Lisbon convoys, then off this port ; several vessels joined their respective convoys under care of the Queen Charlotte, Sans Pareil, Tisiphone, and Fairy, and proceeded down Channel with a fine wind blowing at E.
4 Jan 1800, Plymouth, arrived the David, from Oporto, with wines and fruit, in only seven days. She parted company last night, off the Edystone, with the San Fiorenzo, 44 guns, Capt. Reynolds, off this port, with 29 sail, all well.
5 Jan 1800, Plymouth, landed from the San Fiorenzo, 44 guns, the Master of the late Two Brothers, of and from this port to Newfoundland, with a cargo of biscuit for St. John's. She was taken on her passage by a French privateer, of 34 guns, called the Mars of Bourdeaux, and burnt to the water's edge. The Master was put into a neutral vessel, and arrived at Oporto.
21 Jan 1800 a court martial was held on board the Gladiator, in Portsmouth harbour, on the Carpenter of the St. Fiorenzo for drunkenness and neglect of duty. The charges being proven he was dismissed his ship.
4 Feb 1800, Portsmouth, sailed the San Fiorenzo, Venus, Topaze, and Endymion, with troops for Ireland.
22 Feb 1800, Plymouth, arrived the San Fiorenzo, from the Bay of Ballyshannon, having returned from convoying out the Oporto and Lisbon fleets.
27 Feb 1800, Plymouth, sailed with the Urania, Stag, and Childers, on a cruise.
2 Mar 1800, Portsmouth, arrived the San Fiorenzo, 44, Captain Sir H Neale.
21 Mar 1800, Portsmouth, sailed on a cruise.
1 May 1800, Plymouth, arrived from convoying the Lisbon fleet.
9 Jun 1800, Plymouth, went into dock to have her bottom examined.
4 Jul 1800, Portsmouth, arrived from the Channel fleet, to refit.
29 Jul 1800, Portsmouth, sailed the Cambrian, 44, San Fiorenzo, 44, Syren, 32, and two cutters, to attend his Majesty at Weymouth.
9 Oct 1800, Portsmouth, arrived from Weymouth, where she has been attending their Majesties.
29 Oct 1800, Portsmouth sailed with the Cambrian, Active, and Harpy, on a cruise.
27 Nov 1800, Plymouth, arrived the Hebe, of Teignmouth, from Newfoundland, with oil and fish, parted from her convoy in a gale 9 Nov and was captured on 11th by French privateer Grand Decide, 18, and retaken on the 13th by San Fiorenzo, 44.
13-14 Feb 1805 capture of the French 32-gun frigate Psyché and privateer Equivoque. The Psyché was purchased into the service.
4 Mar 1808 sailed from Pointe de Galle, Ceylon, on her return to Bombay.
6-9 Mar 1808 following a long chase interrupted by two actions captured the French 40-gun frigate Piémontaise. On the 9th the masts of the Piémontaise fell over her side and in this state she was taken in tow by the San-Fiorenzo ; and on the 13th the two frigates anchored in the road of Columbo. The Piémontaise was afterwards purchased for the British navy, and classed among the large 38s.
Portsmouth 3 May 1811 Arrived with a convoy from Lisbon.
Portsmouth 5 May 1811 Arrived from Lisbon (26 Apr).
Portsmouth 10 Jun 1811 Sailed for Cork and thence to Portugal.
Lisbon circa 19 Aug 1811 Remains.
Portsmouth 21/22 Sep 1811 Arrived from Lisbon with a convoy, last from Cork.
Portsmouth 17 Nov 1811 Sailed for the Tagus.
Plymouth 30 Dec 1811 Arrived.
Deal 10 Jan 1812 Arrived from Portsmouth.
Jul 1830 Lazaretto (Hospital/Quarantine vessel) at Standgate Creek, R Medway).