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Canada, 1766
Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Launched : 1766 ; Disposal date or year : 1834

1781 Captured Spanish frigate "Santa Lescadia"

1782 Rodney's victory over French under Comte de Grasse

6 Nov 1794 In company with the Alexander when the latter was captured by a French squadron of five 74s and three frigates off Sicily, but managed to make her escape.

22 Mar 1798 Canada, Anson, and Phaëton chase the French frigate Charente, which escaped capture.

23 Sep 1798 departed from Cawsand bay with a squadron to search for French squadron reported to be heading for Ireland, making contact with the observing frigates on 11 Oct.

11-12 Oct 1798 signal for a general chase made by the Commodore. Commodore Warren's action with French squadron, and capture of the Hoche, 74, and frigates: Embuscade, Coquille, Bellone. And taking of the Résolue by the Melampus. See also p. 71->

31 Jan 1799 Plymouth, orders came down from the Admiralty for the Canada, Mars, Russell, and Lancaster, 64, now in Cawsand Bay, to be in readiness to sail at a moment's warning.

27 Feb 1799 Plymouth, departed for Torbay with the Formidable, Dragon, Superb, and Lancaster.

19 Apr 1799 Plymouth, arrived from a cruise.

5 May 1799 Plymouth, in Cawsand Bay in the gale this morning, dragged her anchors, but spare anchors and cables being sent from the dock yard, she soon resumed her former station.

9 May 1799 Plymouth, orders came down to victual for six months for foreign service.

11 May 1799 Plymouth, departed last night the Atlas, Formidable, Canada, Triumph, Spitfire, and the Lady Duncan lugger, to join Lord Bridport's fleet.

8 Jun 1799 Plymouth, reports received here advise that 16 ships of the line and 4 frigates were detached by Lord Bridport for the Straits.

7 Jul 1799 joined the Mediterranean fleet off Minorca.

1 Nov 1799 Plymouth, arrived from Lord Bridport's fleet the Formidable, 98, Impetueux, 84, Defiance, 74, and Canada, 74. The remainder of the fleet, 31 sail of the line, passed up for Torbay. The fleet experienced very heavy gales of wind in their late cruise.

15 Nov 1799 Plymouth, went up the harbour to refit.

10 Dec 1799 Plymouth, an examination shows that the Canada needs to be docked.

18 Dec 1799 Plymouth, went into dock to be the Canada to have her bottom examined.

24 Dec 1799 Plymouth, in dock for repair, Canada.

28 Feb 1800 Plymouth, the Robuste 74, Russell 74, and Canada 74, were reported ready for sea. They drop down the harbour for Cawsand Bay the moment the wind shifts.

1 Mar 1800 Plymouth, went into Cawsand Bay, the Canada 74.

16 Mar 1800 Plymouth, passed by Lord Bridport from Torbay, with 15 sail of the line and four frigates, to join the Channel fleet off Brest. His lordship was joined off the Sound by the Impetueux, Canada, and Russell.

24 Apr 1800 Torbay, the Channel Fleet, under the command of Sir Alan Gardner, departed, viz. Ville de Paris, Barfleur, Glory, London, Neptune, St George, Temeraire, Windsor Castle, Ajax, Achilles, Cumberland, Canada, Captain, Centaur, Defence, Defiance, Elephant, Excellent, Hector, Impetueux, Marlborough, Ramilies, Resolution, Robust, Russel, Saturn, Superb, Terrible, Venerable, Warrior, Sheerness, Amelia, Sea Horse, Thames, and Havick.

11 May 1800 Plymouth, arrived from off Brest, to refit.

22 May 1800 Plymouth, departed for Torbay with the Impetueux.

2 Jul 1800 Plymouth, Letters from the Canada state the extreme gallantry of the marines and seamen in the attack of the boats of Admiral Warren's squadron, at Quimper Point, when the batteries were destroyed and blown up without any loss on our side.

3 Oct 1800 Plymouth, departed to join the flying squadron in Dauarnez Bay, to watch the motions of the combined fleets in Brest harbour.

23 Oct 1800 Deuarnez Bay, with the flying squadron off the Black Rocks, composing the ships of the line Caesar, Pompee, Canada, Defence, Edgar, Warrior, Defiance, and Nimrod cutter ; the weather was very fine.

1 Dec 1800 Plymouth, letters from the squadron off the Black Rocks, dated the 27th ult. state, that no movements had been made by the combined fleets, and that the Canada, 74, is to take the Marlborough's late station.

20 Dec 1800 Plymouth, arrived a sloop with wine and brandy, prize to the Canada, 74.

27 Dec 1800 detained the French lugger Maria Anna, laden with fish, and sent her into Plymouth, where she arrived on 10 Jan.

2 Feb 1801 arrived Cawsand Bay from off Brest to refit.

23 Feb 1801 last Friday at one P.M. departed Cawsand Bay with the Robust to join the fleet.

19 Apr 1801 arrived Plymouth Sound this forenoon with the Mars in tow which had carried away her head, bowsprit, fore-mast and main topmast, on the 10th, by running foul of the Centaur off the Black Rocks. She had, nearly been on shore among the shoals of the Isle of Bas, but being moderate weather, the got off the land in safety.

5 May 1801 departed Plymouth Sound to join the Channel Fleet.

26 Aug 1801 came into Plymouth Sound the Windsor Castle, Canada and Resolution, to refit, from the Channel Fleet.

1 Sep 1801 the Windsor Castle, Canada, and Resolution, now lying in Cawsand Bay, unbent sails and payed their tops and bends, with the new patent black varnish.

19 Sep 1801 departed Cawsand Bay, the Canada, Capt J S Yorke, with bullocks for the Channel Fleet.

7 Nov 1801 arrived Spithead the Saturn, and the Doris, from Torbay. They departed in company with the Canada, which did not arrive Spithead until the following day.

8 Nov 1801 arrived Spithead the Excellent, and the Canada, from Torbay.

7 Feb 1802 departed Spithead, the Barfleur, 98, R.-Adm. Collingwood, Capt Ommaney ; Glory, 98, Capt Wells ; Malta, 84, Capt Bertie ; Achille, 74, Capt Wallis ; Canada, 74, Capt York ; Centaur, 74, Capt Littlehales ; and Doris, 36, Capt Brisbane, to Torbay, to join the Channel Fleet.

1 Mar 1802 arrived Cawsand Bay, from Torbay, the Canada, to be paid wages.

15 Mar 1802 arrived Cawsand Bay from Torbay, to be paid six months wages.

20 Mar 1802 paid 6 months wages by R.-Adm. Dacres in Cawsand Bay.

Circa 24 Apr 1802 Mr. T. Wooldridge, Midshipman of the Canada, is made a Lieutenant, and appointed to the Juste.

30 Apr 1802 arrived Spithead the Canada, 74, Captain Yorke, from Torbay, to be paid off.

4 May 1802 took 2 attempts today to come into harbour to be paid off, before she succeeded this afternoon, the wind shifting this morning.

Doubled and sheathed &c.from ditto down to the floor and first futtock-heads and strengthened with diagonal braces.

Circa 24 Dec 1803 F Edgecombe Esq., apptd to be Purser of the Canada, at this port.

May 1805 Portsmouth, to repair in Ordinary.

9-20 Jun 1806 operations in the West Indies.

4-8 Jul 1806 Northumberland, Elephant, Canada, Agamemnon, Ethalion, Seine, Galatea, Circe, whilst protecting a large convoy bound to England, chased a French squadron under M. Willaumez through the Channel between St.-Thomas and Passage island.

1811 Chatham. Lent to Transport Board. Prison Ship.