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San Josef, 1797
Type: 1st rate ; Armament 112
Taken : 14 Feb 1797 ; Disposal date or year : 1849
BM: 2457 tons
Dimensions Length of gun deck 194 ft. 3 in. ; Breadth extreme 54 ft. 3 in. ; Depth of hold 24 ft. 5˝ in.
14 Feb 1797 Captured at St Vincent. Remained as a cruiser on the Lisbon Station until sent to the UK in Oct 1797, to be repaired.
11 Jun 1799, Plymouth, ordered to be fitted for commission.
24 Jun 1799, Plymouth, went into the Great Dock, which was just large enough to receive her.
31 Jul 1799, Plymouth, went into dock to repair.
27 Aug 1799, Plymouth, in dock refitting.
23 Oct 1799, Plymouth, remain in dock, to repair.
24 Dec 1799, Plymouth, in dock for repair.
11 Sep 1800, Plymouth, in dock.
18 Oct 1800, Plymouth, came in and went up the harbour, the Namur, 98 ; her crew is to be turned over to the San Joseph, of 112 guns, lately repaired, and now fitting for sea in Hamoaze.
21 Oct 1800, Plymouth, in dock refitting.
20 Nov 1800, Plymouth, is to go out of dock the next spring tide. She is to be fitted for the flag of R.-Adm. Lord Nelson.
25 Nov 1800, Plymouth, is now in dock, completely coppered, and painted, with a light figure head of St. Joseph.
9 Dec 1800, Plymouth, did not go out of dock the last spring tide, as it did not rise high enough.
17 Dec 1800, Plymouth, yesterday morning, at 2 o’clock, the labourers of the dockyard and crew of the Namur, unshored the San Josef, and it being a spring tide by 5 o’clock she had been got out of the dock and was alongside the North Jetty Head ; she then received her iron ballast and at 4 p.m. was hauled alongside the sheer-hulk to take in her masts, the largest seen in the kingdom.
Plymouth 21 Mar 1801 The San Josef is reported to sail remarkably well for her size.
20 Mar 1805 off Brest.
May 1805 Channel Fleet.
Torbay 29 Dec 1806 Remains.
21 Nov 1809, Portsmouth, the Caledonia and San Josef have been lying idle at Spithead for some months, but are now ordered to be fitted for Channel Service.
29 Apr 1810 At Cadiz.
24 June 1811 Reported to be off Toulon.
Plymouth 18 Aug 1811 Arrived and to be docked.
Plymouth 3 Sep 1811 Went into dock.
Sheerness 19 Oct 1811 Is fitting for sea.
Plymouth 12 Nov 1811 Sailed for off Brest.
Plymouth 24 Dec 1811 Arrived from off Brest.
Plymouth 25 Dec 1811 Came in last night from a cruise off the coast of France.
Plymouth 4 Jan 1812 Sailed to the westward.
Portsmouth 6 Jan 1812 Arrived from Plymouth.
Portsmouth 19 Feb 1812 Came up from St. Helen's.
Portsmouth 9 Apr 1812 Sailed for Plymouth.
Plymouth 8 Jun 1812 Arrived from a cruise off Brest.
Plymouth 10 Sep 1812 Arrived from off Brest.
Plymouth 9 Nov 1812 Arrived, anchoring in Cawsand Bay.
Plymouth Dock 1 Dec 1812 Came to anchor again on Sunday night, and this evening is under weigh again.
Plymouth 2 Feb 1813 Arrived from off Brest.
Deal 28 Feb 1813 Sailed for Portsmouth.
Plymouth 22 May 1813 Put back by contrary winds, whilst bound for the Straits.
Plymouth 26 May 1813 Remains in Cawsand Bay due to contrary winds, bound for the Mediterranean.
5 Nov 1813 arrived off Cape Sicie and was involved in a skirmish with a French squadron off Toulon.
12 Feb 1814 a part of the fleet off Toulon which chased a French squadron into that port.
Plymouth 26 Jul 1814 Arrived from the Mediterranean, and put under Quarantine.
2 Sep 1814 Is reported to have been paid off at Plymouth.
3 Apr 1815 To be commissioned at Plymouth.
Jul 1830 Plymouth.
Nov 1831 flag-ship at Plymouth, with an amended complement of three Lieutenants, and 200 officers, seamen, and marines.
1 Dec 1831 Admiral Sir Manley Dixon, K.C.B. struck his flag on board the Foudroyant, at Plymouth, and hoisted it on the following day on board the San Josef.
8 Jun 1833 In Hamoaze.
May 1835 Guard ship in Hamoaze, at Plymouth.
10 Sep 1835 the San Josef was paid off into ordinary last Friday, and the Royal Adelaide was commissioned with the flag of the Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth. The San Josef will act as the receiving ship for the Royal Adelaide.
1839 Gunnery training ship.
8 Aug 1839, in Hamoaze at Plymouth 14 Dec 1839 Acting Gunner, 3d Class Thomas Howells, appointed to the San Josef. 14 Dec 1839 Lieutenant John Palmer Wells, appointed to the San Josef 8 Feb 1840 Purser John Johns, appointed to the San Josef, vice Elliott. 25 Apr 1840 Lieutenant Robert Amyett Newman, appointed to the San Josef, for Plymouth ordinary ; 29 May 1840 Lieutenants Edward H. Kenney, H. H. Budd, William Campbell, John Palmar Wells, appointed to the San Josef. 21 Jul 1840 Mr. William Lidstone, second master of the San Josef, has been appointed second master of the Cuckoo, vice Dor, to the Lucifer. 8 Aug 1840 Master John E. Mills, (acting) of San Josef, is confirmed to that ship. 9 Jan 1841 Plymouth, A court-martial was held on board the San Josef on George Hobbs, the gunner of the Pigeon packet. 12 Mar 1841 Second Master W. H. Balliston, appointed to the San Josef, for the buoyboat, vice Rundle, to the Polyphemus. 19 Apr 1841 a court-martial took place on board the San Josef, at Plymouth, on Lieutenant Bastard James and the officers and crew, for the loss of the packet Spey. 14 Aug 1841 Captain F. W. Burgoyne, appointed to the San Josef in charge of the ships in ordinary at Plymouth. 25 Dec 1841 Rear Admiral Sir S. Pym is to hoist his flag on board the San Josef, and is appointed superintendent of Plymouth Dockyard. 23 Dec 1841 Plymouth, in Commission In Harbour. 20 Dec 1848 Devonport.
30 Jun 1849 The Sydney Shipping Gazette reports that the Plymouth Times has reported the breaking up of the San Josef after 52 years service in the RN.