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Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Launched : 1774 ; Disposal date or year : 1816
2 Feb 1794 Vice-admiral Sir John Jervis sailed from Barbadoes with a fleet, including the Vengeance, Commodore Charles Thompson, Captain Lord Henry Paulet, for Martinique. Seamen from many of the ships played an important role in moving heavy guns over difficult terrain and in the various assaults required to subdue the Island. Elements from the fleet then went on to take Sainte-Lucie, Guadeloupe, and other islands, in subsequent months.
March and April 1794, operations at the Islands of Martinique, St. Lucia, and Guadaloupe.
5 Jun - 3 Jul 1794 the arrival of a French squadron in the resulted in a number of movements and operations by the ships Boyne, Veteran, Winchelsea, Nautilus, Vanguard, Vengeance, Solebay and Winchelsea.
Feb 1797 capture of the Island of Trinidad, along with the San-Damaso, 74, and induced the destruction of 3 Spanish ships of the line and a frigate.
Apr 1797 abortive attack on Porto-Rico.
The [merchant] fleet which sailed from the Leeward Islands 9 May 1799, under convoy of the Vengeance, Pearl, and Perdrix, consisted as follows :— 123 sail for London, 93 for Liverpool, 18 for Bristol, 23 for Scotland, 8 for Lancaster, 7 for Ireland, 18 for America, 1 for Africa, and 9 transports, making in all 260. The whole of the vessels for England, Scotland, and Ireland, are safely arrived.
2 Jul 1799, Plymouth, passed up the Channel the Jamaica fleet, all well.
1 - 2 May 1800 prize money resulting from the operations at the Islands of Martinique, St. Lucia, and Guadaloupe due for payment. www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/15245/pages/339
May 1805 Portsmouth, to repair in Ordinary.
Portsmouth 3 Nov 1811 Sailed for off Cherbourg.