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Built by:Wigram, Perry, Wells & Green at Blackwall.
Yard No.132
Launched:23rd May 1807
Tonnage:1,723 49/94
Depth:17' 11"
Built of:
Built for:H. M. Government.
Other info:Armament 74 guns.
Built at a cost of £36 per ton = £61,419 + £81 extra.
History:Launched twenty-one mouths after the contract had been signed.
November 1807. Sailed as a part of a squadron under R.Adm. Sir W. S. Smith, for the Tagus, where they commenced a blockade on the 17th.
29th November 1807. Escorted the Portuguese Royal Family to lat. 37.47N., long. 14.17W., where, having detached 3 ships, R.Adm. Smith returned to blockade the Tagus, now occupied by a Russian squadron, where he was joined by a squadron under Commod. P. Halkett.
7th January 1810. Sailed from Rio Janeiro.
10th February 1810. Sailed from Babia.
10th April 1810. Arrived at Portsmouth.
10th January 1811. Arrived into Portsmouth harbour.
22nd March 1811. At Portsmouth and is appointed for convoy for Lisdon.
22nd April 1811. Remains at Tagus.
11th July 1811. Remains at Lisbon.
25th August 1811. Arrived at Falmouth.
19th March 1812. Sailed from Portsmouth in pursuit of a French squadron.
29th April 1813. The ship’s boats, with the ‘Eagle’s, captured 4 armed merchant vessels whilst ran themselves on shore.
8th to 20th June 1813. The ship’s boats, with the ‘Eagle’s, involved in actions on the coast of Istria.
July – August 1813. Involved in actions at Fiume, Porto-Re, Bocca-Re, the fortress of Farasina, Rovigno, and the island of Ragosniza.
16th August 1814. Reported to be cruising in the area off Cape St. Vincent.
17th December 1814. At Gibraltar.
13th January 1815. Still at Gibraltar.
1820. Broken up.

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