HMS Cameleon

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Cameleon, 1795
Type: Brig ; Armament 18
Launched : 1795 ; Disposal date or year : 1811

Built of fir

2 Mar 1798 captured the French privateer Souffleur in the Channel.

15 Jan 1799 at Spithead and ready for sea, with the fleet.

Circa May 1800 Captain Maitland is appointed to the Camelion, at Gibraltar, and is gone out in the Mercury.

Apr-15 May 1800 blockade of the fortress of Savona.

4 Aug 1800 captured the French privateer Providence in the Mediterranean.

Circa Aug 1800 Honourable G. L. Dundas, one of the Lieutenants of his Majesty's late unfortunate ship Queen Charlotte, is promoted to the rank of Master and Commander, and appointed to the Chameleon sloop of war.

20 Aug 1800 drove on shore, off the Mouth of the Rhone and burnt a Spanish Ketch, 6 Guns, Name unknown.

2 Mar 1801 anchored in Aboukir bay, in positions where they could fire their broadsides at the enemy.

8 Mar 1801 of the personnel employed disembarking the army in Aboukir Bay 1 seaman was wounded.

29 Jun 1801 cruising off Alexandria, per UK newspapers of this date, reporting news received from off Egypt.

1 Jul 1802 the Caesar is reported to have departed Gibraltar, with a company of artillery, the Genereux, Europa, Cameleon, and Port Mahon, for Spithead.

May 1805 Mediterranean