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Type: Fire Ship / Sloop ; Armament 10
Launched : 1795 ; Disposal date or year : 1808
8 Jan 1797 captured the French privateer Refléche.
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.
18 Jun 1797 captured the French privateer Vengeur des Francois off Dominica.
The following appeared in the London Gazette : www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/14033/pages/732
Be pleased to acquaint the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that Lieutenant Reynolds, commanding HM Sloop Zephyr, fell in with and captured, the 18th Instant, off Dominica, Le Vengeur des Francois, French Privateer, belonging to Guadaloupe, of 4 Guns and 35 Men.
I have the Honor to be, &c. Hen. Harvey.
6 Jul 1797 captured the French privateer Légere.
8 Jul 1797 captured the French privateer Va-tout.
8 Feb 1798 captured the French privateer Espoir off Deseada.
Dec 1798 captured the French privateer Couleuvre on the West Indies station.
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.
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.
31 Mar 1805, in Company with HM Ships Harriet and Rattler, captured the Fran Gertina.
May 1805 Downs Station
22 Jan 1806 prize money resulting from the capture of the Fran Gertina due to be paid.