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Type: 5th rate ; Armament 36 (26 x long 18- pounders on the main deck: 12 x 32 pounder carronades: 4 x long nines)
Launched : 1803 ; Disposal date or year : 28 Nov 1839
Disposal Details : Wrecked near Tarragona Capt Chas. Hamlyn Williams
BM: 884 tons
May 1805 Off Cherbourg.
26 Aug 1806, at daybreak, latitude of Belleisle, on her way to Lorient, the Vetéran fell in with, and was chased by, a British squadron composed of the 80-gun ship Gibraltar, Captain Willoughby Thomas Lake, and the 18-pounder 36-gun frigates Penelope and Tribune, Captains William Robert Broughton and Thomas Baker.
May - Oct 1808 in the Baltic with a fleet under V.-adm Sir J Saumarez.
Portsmouth 18 Jan 1810 Sailed with a convoy for the Downs.
12 May 1810 cruising off the Naze of Norway, action with Danish brigs of war.
Plymouth 5 Jan 1811 Came in from Portsmouth.
Plymouth 5 Mar 1811 Sailed for the West Indies.
St. Thomas 8 May 1813 Sailed with a convoy to England.
Deal 24 Jan 1819 Sailed.
16 Jun 1820 proportions of the proceeds of His Majesty's grant for the Admiralty droit Bravo Oriental, [per London Gazette of 28 Sep 1822].
27 Nov 1821 Is in commission and based in the West Indies.
Kingston, Jamaica 21 Jul 1822 Reported to be off the island of Saona.
Portsmouth 27 Dec 1825 The Glasgow sailed for the Tagus, to relieve the Tribune.
Rio Janeiro 31 Jul 1829 Was reported to be in the river Plata.
Rio de Janeiro 28 Dec 1829 Remains.
Buenos Ayres 5 Feb 1830 Sailed for the Pacific.
Rio Janeiro 23 Jul 1831 Had arrived from Valparaiso.
Deal 25 Oct 1831 Passed through from Portsmouth, for Chatham.
Downs 10 Nov 1831 Remains.
Chatham 18 May 1833.
Chatham 8 May 1834 Commissioned.
Portsmouth 13 Sep 1834 Arrived at Spithead from Chatham and is to prepare for service in the Mediterranean.
Malta 31 Jan 1835 is reported to be at Smyrna.
Malta 9 Feb 1835 sailed with a squadron for the Vourla, where it arrived circa 15 Feb..
Malta 7 Feb 1835 is reported to have arrived at Malta on the 3rd, from Smyrna, with urgent despatches from the British Ambassador at Constantinople, which is expected to result in a part of the fleet sailing from here for the East later today.
1 Jul 1835 reported to be at Vourla.
Malta 26 Aug 1835 has sailed with a squadron to Cafiz.
14 Nov 1835 is reported to be on the south coast of Spain.
9 Jul 1839 sailed from Gibraltar for Barcelona. 12 Oct 1839 was reported to be on the coast of Spain,