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Ville de Paris, 1795
Type: 1st rate ; Armament 110
Launched : 17 Jul 1795 ; Disposal date or year : 1845
BM: 2352 tons
Dimensions Length of gun deck 190 ft. 2 in. ; Breadth extreme 53 ft. 2 in. ; Depth of hold 22 ft. 2 in.
25 Dec 1796 Lord Bridport delayed in his departure from Spithead to meet the French fleet, during which a number of accidents involving ships of the line took place, including the Ville-de-Paris.
31 Mar 1797 sailed from Lisbon to blockade Cadiz.
29 Apr 1799 returned to cruize off Cadiz, having watered at Tetuan.
3 May 1799 prepared for action on receipt of news that the French fleet had escaped from Brest and was heading towards Cadiz. The French were sighted the following day, but stood on for the Mediterranean. .
10 May 1799 arrived with the fleet at Gibraltar, and having watered and victualled sailed for the Mediterranean.
20 May 1799 anchored in Port-Mahon : sailed on 22nd on a cruise.
2 Jun 1799 detached from the Mediterranean fleet to take Earl St.-Vincent to Gibraltar.
15 Jun 1799 re-joined the Mediterranean fleet.
6 Oct 1799, Plymouth, came in from Torbay to refit.
5 Dec 1798 with the squadron off Cadiz.
7 Dec 1799, Plymouth, sailed.
14 Dec 1799, Plymouth, sailed for Spithead.
24 Apr 1800, Torbay, the Channel Fleet sailed, under the command of Sir Alan Gardner.
24 Apr 1800, Adm. Earl St. Vincent received his commission appointing him Commander in Chief of the Channel fleet, in the room of Lord Bridport, who has resigned on account of ill health. The following day his Lordship hoisted his flag on board the Namur, for the present ; but the Ville de Paris will be his flag ship.
18 May 1800, Plymouth, the Channel fleet passed up for Torbay this morning having experienced the fury of the gale when laying to off Brest, on Friday last under storm stay-sails ; the sea ran mountains high, and the wind suddenly shifted from S. W. to N. W. lay several men of war on their beams ends, but soon righted, though they shipped several heavy seas and the Ville de Paris, 98, carried away her main top-mast.
19 May 1800, at Torbay.
12 Jun 1800, off Ushant.
1 Jul 1800, Plymouth, letters from the fleet, of 29 Jun state that a cutter had spoke the Ville de Paris, supposed with dispatches from Quiberon. The French fleet are almost manned, but still in harbour. Fish is caught in great plenty, and served out to the seamen daily. A long order was issued to all the ships by Eail St. Vincent, that when men of War were at anchor at home or abroad, the officers commanding the marines, are to parade every day a strong marine guard in as good style as on the best regulated parade on shore.
29 Jul 1800, Portsmouth, arrived the Ville de Paris, 100, from the Channel fleet. Captain Bathurst, Second Captain to Lord St. Vincent, landed from her, and immediately went to town with dispatches from his Lordship. Previous to the Ville de Paris sailing, his Lordship shifted his flag to the Royal George.
Circa 1 Aug 1800, Sir Thomas Troubridge, Bart, lately returned from the Mediterranean, is appointed Captain of the Channel fleet, and will sail from Portsmouth in a few days in the Ville de Paris, of 110 guns, Captain Grey.
21 Aug 1800, Portsmouth, went out of Dock.
Circa 1 Sep 1800, J. Sedgewick, Esq. one of the Clerks of the Admiralty, is appointed Purser of the Ville de Paris, of 110 guns.
Circa 1 Sep 1800, Lieutenant-Colonel Flight, of HM Marine Forces, has been appointed Adjutant-General of the Channel Fleet, and in consequence has taken post on board the Ville de Paris, the flag ship of the Commander in Chief.
16 Sep 1800, Plymouth, the Ville de Paris, 110, arrived, and has joined the fleet, and Earl St. Vincent had shifted his flag on board her.
Circa 1 Nov 1800, Mr. Archibald Telfer, of the Ville de Paris, is made a Lieutenant, and appointed to the Spy sloop.
20 Jul 1801 Lieutenant Woodley Losack involved in the taking of the Chevrette from Camaret bay.
9 Jul 1803 Admiral Cornwallis, off Ushant, transferred his flag from Dreadnought to the Ville-de-Paris.
17 Aug 1803 (Captain Tristram Robert Ricketts) captured the French Privateer Le Messager in sight of the Hired Armed Cutter Nimrod.
18 Jan 1805 head and prize money due from the proceeds of the French Privateer Le Messager will be paid.
20 Mar 1805 anchored at Spithead, having arrived from off Brest.
May 1805 Channel Fleet.
6 Jul 1805 arrived off Ushant.
21 Aug 1805 went to view the French fleet anchored between Camaret and Bertheaume. 22 Aug brief encounter with the French fleet before it sailed back into the safety of Brest.
5 Mar 1810 departed Minorca for England with V.-adm. Collingwood onboard, for reasons of health, but he died on 7 Mar.
24 June 1811 Reported to be off Toulon.
18 Jul 1811 off Toulon.
18 Aug 1812 With the Fleet off Toulon.
Portsmouth 13 Nov 1812 Arrived from the Mediterranean.
Plymouth 5 Jun 1813 Arrived from off Brest.
Plymouth 14 Jul 1813 Arrived this morning from the Channel Fleet.
Plymouth 9 Aug 1813 Sailed last evening to join the Channel Fleet.
Plymouth 12 Mar 1814 Sailed for off Brest.
Portsmouth 19 Jun 1814 Arrived from Plymouth.
Portsmouth 20 Jun 1814 Returned from Cherbourg without the Russian troops.
Portsmouth 28 Jun 1814 Fitting to bring back the remaining troops from France.
Portsmouth 29 Jun 1814 Sailed for Bordeaux to bring home English troops.
Plymouth 2 Jul 1814 Arrived from Portsmouth and will remove her lower deck guns and proceed to Bordeaux to bring back troops.
Plymouth 4 Jul 1814 Sailed for Bordeaux.
Portsmouth 26 Jul 1814 Sailed for Plymouth, to be paid off.
1830 Lazaretto (hospital/quarantine ship), Plymouth.
Feb 1842 quarantine service at Milford.