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Type: Frigate ; Armament 32
Launched at Deptford in 1796 ; Disposal date or year : 1802
Built of fir.
5 Dec 1797 Shannon and Diana captured the French privateer Mouche on the Irish station.
2 Feb 1798 captured the French privateer Duguay Trouin.
23 Jun 1798 captured the French privateer Julie.
Circa 26 Aug 1798 off Lough Swilly, Diana, Cerberus, and Shannon informed that three French frigates had landed troops at Killala in the county of Mayo and made all sail in pursuit of them - see p. 58-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1928-1.pdf.
30 Dec 1798 departed Plymouth for Cork.
1 Jan 1799, Capt. A. Fraser.
15 Jan 1799 captured the French privateer Grand Indien on the Irish station.
3 Mar 1799, Plymouth, arrived, having carried away her mizen mast whilst in chase of a French Corvette off Brest.
12 Mar 1799, in Plymouth Sound.
13 Aug-Oct 1799 employed on expedition to Holland.
20 Feb 1800, Plymouth, arrived from the coast of France with L'Impetueux.
2 Jun 1800, Plymouth, sailed with the Neptune, Amelia, Amethyst, and Bourdelais, on a cruise.
21 Jul 1800, Plymouth, arrived from Quiberon.
26 Oct 1800, Sheerness, a Court Martial was held on board the Shannon, to try Lieutenant James Ryder, of the Zealand, for absenting himself from the ship without leave, when, the charge being proved, he was rendered incapable of serving in the Naval Service of His Majesty, his heirs and successors, for ever ; but the Court recommended him to some consideration of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.
26 Oct 1800, Sheerness, a Court Martial was held on board the Shannon, to try Alexander Brown, a seaman belonging to the Solebay, for desertion, and for running away with a prize belonging to that ship ; but the charges not being proved, he was acquitted.
20 Nov 1800 Sheerness a Court-Martial was held on board the Shannon to try Mr. Samuel Porter, Carpenter of the Madras, for drunkenness ; when the charge being proved, he was rendered incapable of ever serving again as an officer in his Majesty's Navy.
20 Nov 1800 Sheerness a Court-Martial was held on board the Shannon to try Richard Hall, a seaman belonging to the Zealand, for desertion ; when the charge being proved, the Court, in consideration of the good character given him by his officers, only adjudged him to receive 200 lashes.
15 Dec 1800, Yarmouth Roads, following depredations to shipping by a French privateer off Scarborough, the Shannon, Bittern, lugger Phoenix and cutter Drake were sent on a cruize in order to provide protection to the homeward-bound Baltic convoys.
17 Nov-30 Dec 1802 prize money resulting from the expedition to Holland due for payment.