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Built by:Wells, Wigram & Green at Blackwall.
Yard No.158
Launched:21st February 1814
Tonnage:1,246 87/94
Length:159 feet
Breadth:40 feet
Depth:12' 6"
Built of:Pitch Pine.
Type:4th Rate Frigate.
Built for:H. M. Government.
Other info:Armament = 20 x 32prd carronades, 28 x 24pdr, 2 x 9pdr.
Cost £32,206 + £64 extra.
History:1813. Some comments on the design and building.
7th August 1814. Passed Deal from the river for Portsmouth.
11th August 1814. Arrived at Portsmouth.
15th August 1814. Entered into Portsmouth Harbour.
15th September 1814. Appointed to take the next convoy for Newfoundland, Quebec, and Nova Scotia.
19th September 1814. Sailed from Portsmouth with the convoys for Newfoundland and the River St. Lawrence.
22nd September 1814. Remains at St. Helen’s with the Quebec convoy, wind-bound.
28th September 1814. Sailed with the Quebec and Newfoundland convoys.
1st October 1814. Arrived and sailed from Cork with a convoy from Portsmouth, last from St. Helen’s, for Newfoundland, Halifax, and Quebec, plus with the ships that were waiting there.
11th December 1814. Arrived at Portsmouth from the coast of America.
25th January 1815. Orders came to send her to sea immediately for Plymouth where she will be joined by other frigates, and proceed on a cruise to westward in consequence of American frigates having put to sea, and bent their course towards the British Channel.
26th January 1815. Sailed from Portsmouth for Plymouth. Two American frigates are cruising at the entrance of the Channel, which has caused a great bustle in getting the men of war ready for sea.
28th January 1815. Sailed and returned to Plymouth due to contrary winds.
28th February 1816. Arrived at Portsmouth from the Cape of Good Hope.
5th March 1816. Bound for Sheerness, Captain Farquhar, unfortunately got aground, at three o'clock a.m. in a gale of wind, on the rocks to the westward of Shakespeare Cliff, near Dover. Every exertion was used at day-light to lighten her, by cutting away her main and mizzen masts, throwing her guns overboard, etc., but all endeavours to get her off proved fruitless. It is expected to be entirely lost.
6th March 1816. Has been got off from the rocks, and was towed into the Downs by the 'Lively', Excise cutter, a Revenue lugger, and one of his Majesty's vessels.
14th March 1816. To be docked at Sheerness, to make good the damage she sustained in running aground in Dover Roads.
7th October 1816. Her defects could not be repaired in less than six weeks, therefore she is ready to be taken out of dock.
8th October 1816. Sailed from Portsmouth for Deptford to be paid off.
February 1818. After decommissioning she sailed for the East Indies Station.
11th July 1818. Due to sail from Portsmouth for India with specie, and £200,000, on account of merchants, weather permitting, calling at Mauritius and Trincomalee.
18th August 1819. Arrived at Mauritius from Trincomalee.
2nd September 1819. Sailed from Port Louis for Bombay to prepare for an expedition against the pirates in the Persian Gulf. Whilst there she captured 4 slave vessels.
4th December 1819. Expedition to Ras-al-Khyma, Gulf of Persia, with the ‘Eden’ and ‘Curlew’, where the destruction of all shore fortifications and all pirate vessels in port.
25th June 1820. In the roads, Madras.
2nd June 1821. Sailed from Madras to Bombay to repair, and to fit out the ‘Ganges’, a new ship, of 84 guns, lately launched there, which the crew of the ‘Liverpool’ were to bring to England.
27th November 1821. Is in commission and based in the East Indies.
16th April 1822. Sold at Bombay.

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