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Type: 5th rate ; Armament 32
Launched at Deptford in 1796 ;
Disposal date or year : 1820
Built of Fir.
11 Feb 1797 Triton and others captured the French privateer Jeune Emilie in the Channel.
12 Feb 1797 Triton and others captured the French privateer Difficile in the Channel.
9 Mar 1797 Robust and Triton arrive on the scene following the capture, by the San Fiorenzo and Nymphe, of the French frigate Résistance and corvette Constance.
25 July 1797 a squadron consisting of the Pomone, Anson, Artois, Triton, Sylph, and Dolly captured the Ship Boston.
11 Aug 1797 with a squadron which destroyed one French vessel and damaged another.
27-28 Aug 1797 with a squadron which chased and captured vessels from a French convoy and damaged or destroyed the cutter Petit-Diable.
14 Oct 1797 Triton and Childers captured the French privateer Furet near Isle Bas.
Circa end of 1797 captured the French privateer Helena in the Channel.
29-30 Jun 1798 the frigates Jason, Mermaid, and Pique capture the French 40-gun frigate Seine for the loss of the latter, bilged on a sandbank and burnt. The timely arrival of the frigates Phaëton, San-Fiorenzo, and Triton was sufficient to deter French frigates from Rochelle.
28 Sep 1798 captured the French privateer Arraigné.
31 Dec 1798 captured the French privateer Impromptu on the passage from Corunna to the Western Islands.
Dec 1798 Triton and St Fiorenzo captured the French privateer Rosée in the Channel.
29 Jan 1799 captured a French privateer, name unknown.
30 Jan 1799 captured the French privateer Amable Victoire between Alderney and the Start.
1 Jan 1799, Capt. E. Griffith. Cruising.
9 Jan 1799, Plymouth, arrived the French brig privateer Impromptu, 14 guns, taken by the Triton
9 Jan 1799, Plymouth, sailed for Portsmouth, with French prisoners.
13 Jan 1799, arrived at Spithead, from Plymouth.
30 Jan 1799, arrived in Cawsand Bay with the French privateer L'Amiable Victoire, 18 guns and 97 men, three days out, and no captures.
20 Mar 1799, Plymouth, arrived and foundered at her anchorage, near the bridge, St. Nicholas' Island, La Victoire, laden with wines, brandies, and cordage, prize to the Triton.
7 May 1799, in Plymouth Sound.
8 May 1799, Plymouth, sailed for the fleet.
12 May 1799, Plymouth, arrived under a press of sail from sea and lay to the whole day, with her three topsails sheeted home to the mast, and at single anchor and hove short and reports that she had looked into Brest harbour, and saw only a guardship and a corvette.
16 May 1799, in the Sound.
17 May 1799, Plymouth, an Admiralty messenger arrived with dispatches which were put on board the Triton, which sailed directly.
3 Aug 1799, Plymouth, arrived from off Cadiz with an account of the combined fleets having sailed from Cadiz the 21st ult. 44 sail of the line and frigates. Captain Gore dodged them for three days, and dispatched the Emerald, 32, to Gibraltar to apprise Earl St. Vincent of the circumstance. The Triton was chaced by a Spanish, 74, but escaped by fast sailing.
27 Aug 1799, Plymouth, letters from Torbay, state the arrival there of the Right Hon. Earl Spencer, (First Lord of the Admiralty) in a private capacity. His Lordship was received with a salute of 10 guns, ships all manned; his Lordship last evening, took his passage for Weymouth, in the Triton frigate, Captain Gore.
13 Sep 1799, captured the privateer lugger, Le St. Jacques, 6, and 16 men, bound to Rochefort from L'Orient, with a cargo of shells &c.
28 Sep 1799, Plymouth, arrived Le Jacque, prize to the Triton.
15-17 Oct 1799 the chase of the Spanish frigates Santa-Brigida and Thetis, the latter with £311,690 sterling onboard, and their subsequent capture by the Naiad, Ethalion, Alcmène, and Triton.
20 Oct 1799, Plymouth, arrived the American ship Abigail, Hammond, for Bremen, laden with tobacco, taken by the French privateer Vengeance, 22 guns and 160 men, in lat. 49° long. 15° and retaken by the Triton frigate, in lat. 45°, long. 20°.
20 Oct 1799, Plymouth, arrived the Polly, American ship, detained by the Triton.
22 Oct 1799, Plymouth, arrived the Naiad, 31, the Alcmene, 38, and Triton, 32, with their prize, Sta. Brigida Spanish galleon frigate, 40 guns and 500 men, from Vera Cruz for Old Spain, with one million five hundred thousand dollars, registered, and a valuable cargo of drugs, arnotto, Cochineal, indigo, and sugar.
23 Oct 1799, Plymouth, went up the harbour, to go into dock, the Triton, having knocked a hole in her bottom in chase of Sta. Brigida.
11 Jan 1800, Plymouth, last night Captain Gore, of the fortunate Triton, gave a most splendid and elegant ball, at Cowley's Hotel, Dock ; where the liberality, and eccentric character of the British seaman was apparent.
14 Jan 1800, Plymouth, The nett prize money of the dollars taken on board the St. Brigida and Thetis Spanish galleon frigates, captured by the Triton, Alcmene, Naiad, and Ethalion, was paid this day by their respective agents, and is, exclusive of all expences, as follows : Captains £40,730 ; Lieutenants £5,091 ; Warrant officers £2,468 ; Midshipmen and their class £791 ; Able and ordinary seamen and marines £182. There still remains the nett produce of the hulls, stores, masts, rigging, &c. of the 2 frigates to be accounted for.
Circa Feb 1800, At Kensington Palace, in the 16th year of his age, Mr. C. Wynward, late-Midshipman in the Triton frigate died.
5 Feb 1800, Plymouth, sailed with the Venturier, 18, on a cruize.
15 Feb 1800 captured the French National brig La Vidette, 14 guns, 84 men, from L'Orient, bound to Brest.
19 Feb 1800, Plymouth, arrived from Falmouth, French privateer cutter La Vidette, 14, (reputedly the former RN cutter Barracouta, taken by the French in 1793), prize to the Triton, 32, Captain Gore. Whilst the vessel appears to have been purchased into the Service, Rif Winfield in his book British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793-1817, advises that she wasn't commissioned again.
30 Mar 1800, Plymouth, arrived from a cruise off the Penmarks, the Fowey cutter, Lt. Derby, having carried away her bowsprit in a gale of wind. She left the Triton, and Joseph cutter, cruising on that Station. They endeavoured to burn the remains of the Repulse, 64, but could not get near enough, on account of a battery which was brought to bear on our ships, and also a strong lee current, which set in at the rate of ten knots an hour.
15 Apr 1800, Plymouth, arrived the St. Sebastian, from St. Andero to Altona, detained and sent in by the Triton and Stag frigates.
19 Apr 1800, Plymouth, arrived from a cruise.
20 Jul 1800, Plymouth, letters from the Triton, 36, dated at anchor off Brest, the 16th inst., state, that the captain had recovered from a violent blow he received in his head some time since, by the fall of a block ; he retains the command of the in shore, or flying squadron, which communicates by signal to Earl St. Vincent the movements of the combined fleets, as this squadron occasionally anchors R.-Adm. Berkeley, in the Mars, 74, commands a flymg detachment offshore.
11 Aug 1800, Plymouth, letters from the fleet state that the look-out cutters venture very near the outer road of Brest without molestation. The Triton frigate, is moored next, then five frigates, five sail of the line, two sail of the line off the Black Rock, and the remainder of the fleet in line of battle in two lines; so that nothing can move without observation.
20 Aug 1800, Plymouth, arrived with the Arethusa, from off Brest, to refit.
29 Aug 1800, Plymouth, sailed on a long cruize to the Southward.
May 1805 Waterford ; Guard Ship.
Circa Mar 1809 the account for the small balance remaining following the capture of the ship Boston will be deposited in the Registry of the High Court of Admiralty.
Falmouth 26 Jul 1812 Arrived from Prince Edward's Island.