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Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Launched : 1785 ; Disposal date or year : 1836
BM: 1678 tons
Apr / May 1793 Sailed under the command of Captain Skeffington Lutwidge, as a part of a squadron for the Mediterranean Fleet, then to be based off Toulon.
Early Aug 1794, Terrible, Rear-adm. (b.) Skeffington Lutwidge, Captain George Campbell, departed Bastia with Lord Hood in the Victory in pursuit of a French squadron, which sought safety of Gourjean bay. Leaving a squadron to blockade the French the Admiral returned to Corsica to continue operations. Due to stormy weather driving the British out to sea the French squadron was able return to Toulon.
9 Mar 1795, the Mediterranean fleet sailed from Leghorn, sighting the French fleet the following day. At daylight on the 13th Adm Hotham sent out the signal for a general chase which ended the following day with the capture of the Ca-Ira and Censeur and the fleets heading off in opposite directions.
14 Jun 1795 the fleet, whilst on a cruise, was joined by a squadron from Gibraltar and England off Minorca.
8 Jul 1795, the fleet, at anchor at in San-Fiorenzo bay, once aware that the French fleet was close by, gave chase. It was sighted on the 13th and later the order was given for the general chase, but apart from the loss of a 74 by the French the result was inconclusive and resulted in not a little criticism, the consequence perhaps being Admiral Hotham's resignation on 1 Nov 1795.
6 Aug 1795, Admiral Hotham put to sea on a cruise, sighting the French fleet in Toulon road.
5 Oct 1795, a squadron under Rear-admiral Mann, including the Terrible, sailed from San-Fiorenzo in pursuit of a French squadron returning from Toulon to Brest ; but too late !
28 Oct 1798 Caesar, Terrible and Melpomene chase French Squadron on its return from Ireland.
6 Jan 1799, Plymouth, taken into dock.
1 Feb 1799, Plymouth, the Terrible's cutter in Rowing Guard got among the breakers in the Cobler's Reach, near Mount Batten, was swamped, and one man drowned. Lt. Clements, and the rest of the boat's crew, were saved with difficulty on the rocks, though much bruised.
13 Feb 1799, Plymouth, went into dock.
27 Mar 1799, Plymouth, in Hamoaze, fitting for sea.
8 Apr 1799, Plymouth, went down into Cawsand Bay.
20 Apr 1799, Plymouth, sailed on a cruise.
25 Apr 1799 cruising off Brest.
8 Jun 1799, Plymouth, reports received here advise that 16 ships of the line and 4 frigates were detached by Lord Bridport for the Straits.
7 Jul 1799 joined the Mediterranean fleet off Minorca.
27 Aug 1799, Plymouth, arrived from Torbay.
13 Sep 1799, Plymouth, sailed to join Lord Bridport off Brest.
6 Jan 1800, Plymouth, arrived from the fleet, with the Windsor Castle, Prince Frederick, Beaulieu, and Nereide.
10 Feb 1800, Plymouth, went into dock, the Terrible, 74, Capt. Wolseley, to refit.
8 Mar 1800, Plymouth, last night it blew an hurricane at N.N.E. and shifted to N.N.W. At one o'clock several guns were fired in Hamoaze, This morning it appeared that the Terrible had broken from her moorings in Hamoaze, and being lashed to the sheer hulk, both went on shore on the west-mud : fortunately the tide flowing, they were got off with little damage.
30 Mar 1800, Plymouth, went into Cawsand Bay, with the Loire.
24 Apr 1800, Torbay, sailed with the Channel Fleet, under the command of Sir Alan Gardner.
5 Aug 1800, Plymouth, arrived from the fleet.
7 Oct 1800, Portsmouth, arrived with the Bourdelais, from the Downs.
15 Oct 1800 a court martial was held on board the Gladiator, in Portsmouth harbour, on James Keeting, a Royal Marine, of the Terrible, on charges of disobedience and striking a serjeant ; he was found guilty and sentenced to 200 lashes.
29 Oct 1800, Portsmouth sailed to join the Channel fleet.
May 1805 Channel Fleet.
4 Jan 1806 Sir R. Strachan's squadron fitting for the West Indies at Plymouth. 14th the squadron sailed from Cawsand Bay for St.-Helena in search of a French squadron under R.-adm Willaumez.
19 May 1806 sailed from Plymouth as part of a squadron under R.-adm Sir R J Strachan to cruise off Madeira and the Canary islands. 8 Aug arrived Barbadoes. 18 Aug. having sailed the squadron was separated by a gale.
Plymouth 1 Jan 1807 Sailed for the Mediterranean.
18 Sep 1826 At Sheerness.
Jul 1830 Victualling Yard, Sheerness.