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Type: Sloop ; Armament 18
Launched : 1781 ; Disposal date or year : 1816
5 Mar 1793 captured the French privateer Outade in the Channel.
25 Sep 1795, the Fortitude, Bedford, and Censeur, previously detached from the Mediterranean fleet, for England with a convoy, along with the frigates Argo, Juno, Lutine, and fireship Tisiphone, Captain Joseph Turner. The Argo and Juno, with 32 sail of the convoy, parted company in the Gut.
7 Oct 1795, off Cape St.-Vincent the Fortitude, Bedford, and Censeur, Lutine, and Tisiphone with their convoy sighted a large French squadron, which sailed in chase. In the subsequent exchange the Censeur was recaptured by the French along with 30 ships of the convoy, the rest continuing their passage to England.
22 Jul 1797 Tisiphone and Rambler captured the French privateer Prospere on the Dogger Bank.
The following appeared in the London Gazette : www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/14030/pages/688
Copy of a Letter from Captain Honeyman, Commander of HM Sloop Tisiphone, to Evan Nepean, Esq., dated July 23, 1797.
Sir, Have the Honor of stating to you, for the Information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that having been ordered by Admiral Duncan to take HM Brig Rambler under my Command, and cruize on the Dogger Bank, I Yesterday, at Five A.M. in the Latitude of 54 deg. 30 min. the Rambler in Company, fell in with and captured, after a Chace of Half an Hour, Le Prospére, French Privateer Brig, mounting 14 Four-Pounders, and manned with 73 Men ; Four Days from Dunkirk, without capturing any thing. She received the Fire of several of our Guns, and struck without making any Resistance.
In consequence of the Number of Prisoners, I have thought it proper to proceed to the nearest Port to land them, and, after having so done, I shall proceed with all possible Dispatch to my Station.
I am, Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant, Rob. Honeyman.
6 Sep 1797 captured the French privateer Cerf Volant 6 leagues from Heligoland.
1 Jan 1799, Capt. C. Grant. At Sheerness.
27 Jun 1799 the boats of the Circe, Jalouse, Pylades, Espeigle, Tisiphone were to take Gun-Vessels at the back of the Island of Ameland, but they had been moved with the ebb tide, and were now aground. The boats were therefore ordered to cut out as many vessels from the Wadde as practicable, and succeeded in getting out 12, without a man being killed or wounded, though the enemy annoyed them as much as possible from their batteries.
24 Oct 1799, Portsmouth, arrived from the North Sea.
20 Nov 1799, Portsmouth, sailed the Sans Pareil and Tisiphone with a convoy for the West Indies.
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, 110, Sans Pareil, 84, Tisiphone, 18, and Fairy, 18 ; and proceeded down Channel with a fine wind blowing at E.
Feb 1803 Put in Ordinary (fire ship).
Apr 1803 according to the Naval Chronicle has been sold.
May 1805 Exmouth ; Guard Ship, Floating Battery.
22 Jun 1811 captured the French privateer Hazard.
Portsmouth 17 Nov 1811 Sailed for the Needles.
Portsmouth 21 Jun 1812 Sailed for Lymington.
Portsmouth 13 Jul 1812 Arrived from the Downs.
Portsmouth 12 Jun 1814 Sailed with a squadron for Cherbourg to bring back to England 10-12,000 Russian Guards.
Portsmouth 20 Jun 1814 Returned from Cherbourg without the Russian troops.
Portsmouth 7 Jul 1814 Sailed for the Downs.