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Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Launched : 1803 ; Disposal date or year : 1821
21 Dec 1803 Sceptre and Albion captured the French privateer Clarisse on the East Indies station.
May 1805 East Indies.
Sep 1806 Sceptre, Cornwallis, and Dédaigneuse cruising off the Isle of France.
26 Sep 1806 Sceptre arrived off the entrance of St.-Paul's bay, but found the approach too well defended to be able to molest the Sémillante.
11 Nov 1806 Sceptre and Cornwallis make a further abortive attempt on the Sémillante.
15 Dec 1809 sailed from Basse-terre, Guadeloupe, with a small squadron in search of a French sqadron reported to be in the area. In subsequent days was joined by 2 sloops and 2 frigates.
17 Dec 1809 the French ships Loire and Seine were sighted and anchored under a shore battery in a cove at Arise la Basque, where the British squadron was joined by the Sceptre, 74. The French ships were subsequently engaged and destroyed on the 18th.
27 Jan - 22 Feb 1810 Abercrombie and Sceptre involved in a naval and military expedition to take the island of Guadaloupe, and the peaceable surrender of the Dutch islands at St.-Martin, St.-Eustatius, and Saba.
Plymouth 17 Jan 1811 Arrived from off Brest.
Plymouth 28 Feb 1811 Arrived from off Brest.
Plymouth 22 Mar 1811 Sailed for Basque Roads.
3 May 1813, departed Martinique, with the brig Rifleman, and a convoy of 7 transports with the 13th and 64th regiments on board.
31 May-1 Jun 1813 arrived Halifax with Rifleman and transports.
14 Jun 1813 captured the American ship Elizabeth on the N.A. & W. Indies station : sent to Bermuda. 18 Jun 1813 captured the American brig Catmar on the N.A. & W. Indies station : sent to Bermuda. 11-13 Jul 1813 a part of a squadron bringing troops to take Ocracoke, on the North-Carolina coast, during which the Atlas and the Anaconda, both letters of marque, were captured and subsequently taken into the Service, the Anaconda, by her own name, and the Atlas, by the name of St.-Lawrence.
latter end of May 1814 Rear-admiral Cockburn in the 74-gun ship Albion (into which he had shifted his flag from the Sceptre), Captain Charles Bayne Hodgson Ross, arrived in the bay and relieved Captain Barrie, Dragon.
4 Jun 1813 departed Halifax with the Loire and Boxer for Bermuda.
14 Sep 1813, remained at the Chesapeake when a part of the squadron went to Halifax N.S.
Portsmouth 21 Jun 1814 arrived from Halifax.
Portsmouth 12 Jul 1814 sailed for Bordeaux.
Portsmouth 27 Jul 1814 Arrived from the Garonne, with Coldstream Guards.
Deal 4 Aug 1814 Arrived from the westward, and proceeding to the River to be paid off.
Portsmouth 18 Dec 1814 Arrived from Cork.