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Uranie, 1797
Type: 5th rate ; Armament 38 (originally long 18 pdrs, but reduced to 12 pdrs in later years)
Taken from the French off Ireland, by the Polyphemus, 5 Jan 1797. Late La Tortue. ;
Disposal date or year : 1807
Complement: 281

1 Jan 1799, Capt. C. H. Towry. In the Mediterranean.

27 Mar 1799, Plymouth, in Hamoaze, fitting for sea.

9 Apr 1799, Plymouth, went down into the Sound.

7 May 1799, in Plymouth, Sound,

18 May 1799, Plymouth, arrived from a short cruize.

4 Jun 1799, Plymouth, sailed with close orders, to be opened in a certain latitude, the Uranie, San Fiorenzo, and Unicorn.

1 Jul 1799 off Basque road.

29 Aug 1799, Plymouth, arrived from a cruize. She dodged 6 French frigates out of Brest, as far as the Isle of Oleron, when they separated into two divisions and steered different courses.

Uranie 1 Sep 1799, Plymouth, arrived from Torbay.

Uranie 27 Sep 1799, Plymouth, arrived from off Brest the Urania, 44, Indefatigable, 44, Nymphe, 36, and Childers, 14.

Uranie 3 Nov 1799, Plymouth, arrived sailed for Torbay the Urania.

14 Jan 1800, Plymouth, arrived in Cawsand Bay, with the Excellent.

20 Jan 1800, Plymouth, arrived the North Star, from St. Michael's, with fruit, taken by a French privateer, and retaken by the Uranie, 44, Capt. Towry.

7 Feb 1800, Plymouth, sailed on a cruise.

16 Feb 1800, Plymouth, arrived the Urania, with the Cowley, a large French ship of 300 tons, from L 'Orient to Brest, with the frame of a man of war in pieces, and large ship timber for the fleet at the latter port.

27 Feb 1800, Plymouth, sailed with the Stag, St. Fiorenzo, and Childers, on a cruise.

26 Mar 1800 captured the French schooner privateer Cerberre, 6 guns and 20 men, 3 days from Bayonne.

30 Mar 1800, Plymouth, arrived La Shabuck French privateer, of 16 guns, and 120 men, out of Bayonne only four days, prize to the Uranie.

7 Jun 1800, Plymouth, sailed on a cruise with the Fisgard, Renommee, and Suffisante.

28 Jul 1800, captured, near Cape Ortegal, the French schooner Privateer La Revanche, 14, with 80 men, of Beyonne ; had been out about four months, but last from Vigo (19 days), into which port she had carried three prizes, including the English brig Marcus.

5 Aug 1800, Plymouth, came in La Revanche French schooner privateer, 10 guns, and 75 men, (formerly La Hawke privateer, of this port) captured by the Uranie.

14 Aug 1800, Plymouth, reported to be cruising off the coast of Spain.

27 Nov 1800, Plymouth, arrived with the Magicienne, 32, from a cruise of 25 weeks.

19 Dec 1800, Plymouth, sailed with the Amelia, 44, on a cruise.

14 Mar 1801 Plymouth, when going up into Barnpool was caught by the current, off Devil's Point, struck on a rock and swung round, but the tide flowing appears to have got off with little damage, and anchored safely.

20-22 Jul 1801 ships' boats of the Doris, Beaulieu, Uranie and Robust cut out the French 20-gun ship-corvette Chevrette.

May 1805 Convoy to Quebec 17 April

30 Apr - 22 Jun 1807 Various distant meetings with the Manche and her consort. 20 - 24 Jul the court martial of the commanding officer which resulted from complaints by the Uranie's ship's company following his failure to do his utmost to bring the enemy's frigate to action.