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Type: Brig ; Armament 12 x long 12-pdrs ; 2 x 36-pdr carronades
Taken : 1795 ; Disposal date or year : 1805
Displacement : 349 tons (BM)
Complement : 130
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.
26 Sep 1797 captured the French privateer Etoile du Matin on the West Indies station.
7 May 1798 captured the French privateer-schooner Brutus, and briefly chased another.
20 Jun 1798 captured the French privateer Trois Couleurs.
10 Nov 1798 destroyed a French privateer, name unknown, under the batteries of Rio Cac? the Spanish Main.
2 Dec 1798 Victorieuse and Zephyr destroyed the Dutch privateer Proserpine, schooner, 2 guns, 13 men, near Cape Three-Points, West Indies.
3 Dec 1798 Victorieuse and Zephyr assist troops put ashore on the island of Margarita and capture the French privateer Couleuvre.
9 Jul 1799, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
23 Jun 1800, Plymouth, this forenoon a very interesting spectacle presented itself to a numerous body of people assembled on the Hoe, viz. upwards of 200 sail of West Indiamen passing by the port, from Barbadoes, Martinique, and other ports in the West Indies. The fleet stretched from Penlee Point W. to the Bolt Tail, E, under convoy of the Prince of Wales, 98, La Victorieuse, 12, valued at upwards of 3 millions sterling.
Circa 1 Sep 1800, Capt E. S. Dickson, late of the Victorieuse, is promoted to the rank of Post Captain.
9 Sep 1800, in Hamoaze, fitting for Sea.
30 Oct 1800 Plymouth, went into the Sound, and sailed for Torbay, with fifteen tons of vegetables and beer, for the fleet and several gun-vessels.
8 Nov 1800 Plymouth, this forenoon Victorieuse, 18, Captain Richards, in a heavy sea, parted one of her cables in the Sound, but by the attention of the people of the dock yard, who brought down fresh anchors and cablet, and the exertions of the officers and crew, they secured her at one P.M. in safety.
2 Dec 1800, Plymouth, a Court-Martial was held on the Surgeon and Master of the sloop Victorieuse, in this harbour, having been brought to a Court-Martial, and found guilty of disrespect to their Captain, are sentenced to serve as Mates in their different professions. Being in every other respect worthy Officers and promising young men, they are much pitied by all their acquaintances.
5 Dec 1800, Plymouth, the Victorieuse, 18, sailed with dispatches from London for Lisbon and the Straits, for Lord Keith, and Generals Abercrombie, and Pulteney, despite the weather.
21 Aug 1801 entered the harbour of Alexandria.
May 1805 Plymouth