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Built by:Wells, Wigram & Green at Blackwall.
Yard No.153
Launched:19th May 1813
Tonnage:1,066 42/94
Length:150 feet
Breadth:40 feet
Depth:13' 4"
Built of:Red Pine.
Type:5th Rate Frigate.
Built for:H. M. Government.
Other info:Armament. 38 guns.
Cost £24,445 + £1,978 extra.
History:10th October 1813. Arrived at Plymouth with a convoy of transports from Passage.
16th November 1813. Sent into Plymouth the American schooner ‘Dart’, from New Orleans, bound to Bordeaux.
7th December 1813. Arrived at Falmouth and got under weigh with the convoy for Brazil.
5th/6th January 1814. With the ‘Tagus’ with a convoy in company, discovered the French 40-gun frigates ‘Ceres’ and ‘Clorinde’, off the Cape de Verds, and sailed in chase, eventually capturing the ‘Ceres’, which, being a new frigate of 1074 tons, was added to the British Navy, under the name of ‘Seine’.
23rd November 1814. Arrived at Portsmouth from the Cape of Good Hope with a convoy from the Cape and points East.
7th December 1814. At Portsmouth and appointed to the convoy bound to the Cape, East Indies and South Seas.
28th December 1814. Remains in Portsmouth with her convoy for the East Indies.
30th December 1814. Sailed from Portsmouth with the convoy for the Cape and the Mauritius but the wind being foul, came to anchor again.
2nd January 1815. Sailed from St. Helen’s with a convoy for the Cape, Isle of France and East Indies.
3rd January 1815. Passed by Plymouth with the outward bound East Indies convoy from Portsmouth.
3rd August 1815. Arrived at Portsmouth from the East Indies with dispatches and sent off to London.
28th January 1816. Sailed from Portsmouth for America.
30th August 1816. Remains in Halifax.
1820. Broken up at Halifax, N.S.

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