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Type: 5th rate ; frigate ; 36
Launched at Liverpool in 1758 ;
Disposal date : 1828 ;
BM: 722 tons
24 May 1793 Venus and Nymphe captured the French privateer Sans Culottes, which was sent into Falmouth.
27 May 1793, inconclusive action, some distance off Cape Finisterre, with the French frigate Sémillante, following which she rejoined her consort, the 36-gun frigate Nymphe.
Venus 27 Oct 1793, Commodore Pasley sailed with a part of the Channel Fleet, the Bellerophon and Suffolk 74s, and Hebe, Latona, and Venus frigates, to look for five French frigates that had chased the Circe frigate into Falmouth. 7 Nov rejoined the fleet having found no trace of the French ships. 18 Nov French squadron sighted by the frigate Latona, but apart from the Bellerophon and the frigates the Fleet was unable to maintain contact and by mid-December had returned to Spithead.
19 May 1794 Joined the Channel Fleet from Rear-admiral Montagu's squadron, bringing news of the capture of the French 20-gun ship-corvette Maire-Guiton along with other vital intelligence.
29 May - 1 Jun 1794, what was to be known as the Battle of the Glorious 1st June commences, resulting in the capture of six sail of the line and one sunk. 13 Jun, the fleet arrived back in home ports.
14 Feb 1795 the Channel fleet sailed from Torbay for a brief cruise and to see various convoys safe out of the Channel.
Aug - Sep 1796 Vice-admiral Sir James Wallace, with the Romney and frigate Venus, Captain Thomas Graves, prepare the defences of St.-John for a French assault, which in the end didn't come to fruition.
1 Jan 1799, Capt. T. Graves. En route from Newfoundland to England.
8 Jan 1799, Portsmouth, arrived from Newfoundland.
9 Jan 1799, Plymouth, sailed to the eastward.
15 Jan 1799, Portsmouth, at Spithead and ready for sea, with the fleet.
30 Mar 1799, Plymouth, passed by with the outward bound Newfoundland convoy, with Lord Hugh Seymour, and six sail of the line for his station off Brest.
6 Sep 1799, Portsmouth, sailed the Andromache, and Venus, with the American trade.
20 Nov 1799, Portsmouth, arrived the Venus, from Halifax.
Circa 20 Dec 1799, off the Start, came across the ship Mariner, Captain Chivers, from London, bound to Nevis, with horses and various merchandize, which had been on her beam ends and had lost 5 of her crew, in a distressed condition and accompanied her to Plymouth, where they arrived on the 24 Dec.
4 Feb 1800, Portsmouth, sailed the San Fiorenzo, Venus, Topaze, and Endymion, with troops for Ireland.
3 Apr 1800, Portsmouth, the Venus, Captain Graves, and Europa, a Russian ship, are come into the harbour to be refitted.
25 Jun 1800 in company with the Circe, on the Mediterranean station, captured the Danish vessel Carolina, laden with Wine, from Bourdeaux bound to Bremen.
17 Jul 1800, Portsmouth, sailed the Circe, Venus, and Tromp, with a convoy for the West Indies
1 Aug 1803 Tortola Roads. The frigate Venus joins a convoy with vessels bound for Bristol, London and Liverpool.
3 Aug 1803 takes over as Commodore of the convoy.
4 Aug 1803 2 French prizes to the Venus, one a Brig, Le trios annés De Dunquerque and the the Phonix, late English East Indiaman, brought into the convoy.
16 Aug 1803 enemy vessels signalled.
20 Sep 1803 the convoy divides : those for Liverpool going up St George's Channel with the Venus.
10 Jul 1805 captured the French privateer Hirondelle off Ireland.
16 Jan 1807 captured the French privateer Determinée on the Leeward Island station.
20 Feb 1807 captured the French privateer Etoile on the Jamaica station,.
1809 Renamed Heroine