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Type: Bomb ; Armament 10
Purchased : 1797 ; Disposal date or year : 1810
11 Feb 1799, Plymouth, This morning a duel was fought at Devil's Point Battery between Mr. Pitt, surgeon, and Mr. Shaw, master of the Volcano gun-vessel; when, after two shots were exchanged at twelve paces, Mr. Pitt hit Mr. S. on the knee, and fractured the pan bone. He was conveyed to the Royal Naval Hospital, where he lies dangerously ill.
7 May 1799, in Hamoaze.
27 Jun 1799, Plymouth, Royal George sailed with the Sulphur, Volcano, and Explosion, bomb ketches, with some artillery men on board, to bombard the Spanish fleet near the Isle of Aix.
1 Jul 1799 arrived off Basque road from Cawsand bay.
12 Jul 1799, Plymouth, arrived from off the Isle of Aix the Mars, Ramilies, Ajax ; also the Volcano, Explosion, and Sulphur, gun and bomb vessels, with the Speedwell and Bilboa tenders, from the Isle of Aix.
21 Jul 1799, Plymouth, sailed with a convoy for the Downs.
9 Aug 1800 a squadron under Vice-Admiral Dickson consisting of the Monarch, Glatton, Polyphemus, Ardent, Veteran, Romney, Isis, Waakzamheid, and Martin ; Volcano, Hecla, Sulphur, and Zebra bombs ; Boxer, Furious, Griper, Swinger, and Haughty gun-vessels, departed North Yarmouth Roads for Copenhagen to be present during Lord Whitworth's negotiations with the Danish authorities! 15 Aug arrived in the Skaw and then went through a number of manoeuvres etc. ; and then sailed for England. For more details see p. 240 of vol 4 of the Naval Chronicles.
14 Sep 1800 the squadron arrived back at Yarmouth.
Circa 12 Mar 1801 fleet under Admiral Sir Hyde Parker sailed from Yarmouth roads for Copenhagen. 30 Mar the vessels initially detailed to take part in the forthcoming Battle of Copenhagen. 1 Apr the vessels detailed sail for Copenhagen ; the British ships held in reserve ; the Danish positions : 2 Apr the battle commences : the truce : the casualties : the wash-up :
12 Apr 1801 the fleet sailed from Copenhagen into the Baltic.
24 Jul 1802 head money for those present at the Engagement at Copenhagen, on the 2d April 1801, due for payment.
May 1805 The Nore.