HMS Cleopatra

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Cleopatra, 1780
Type: 5th rate ; Armament 32 x 12 pdr
Launched at Bristol in 1779 ; Disposal date or year : 1814
BM: 689 tons
Complement: 200

1781 Hyde-Parker's victory over the Dutch

24 Mar 1793 Cleopatra and Lizard captured the French privateer Trois Amis in the North Sea.

1793 : a part of the first squadron on the Newfoundland station following the outbreak of war.

3 Mar 1796 captured the French privateer Aurore on the Halifax station.

16 Dec 1796 captured the French privateer Hirondelle on the passage from Halifax to England.

26 Mar 1798 captured the French privateer Emilie in the Channel.

1 Jan 1799 Capt. J. Pellew. America.

28 Aug 1800 spoke with the merchant vessel Active, Lanty, master, off Cape Hatteras, all well.

A letter dated Halifax, 26 Apr 1801 reports that the Cleopatra had got on shore on the Island of Abaco, in the Bahamas, for three days and three nights, doing much damage to the hull, and false keel, and was only able to get off by throwing her guns and much of her ballast overboard. Subsequently, the writer advises, the Third Lieutenant fell overboard and drowned. The letter then goes on to describe the operation of 22 Mar below..... Regret no dates given.

22 Mar 1801 captured a galley off Cuba.

12 Apr 1801 the Cleopatra, when bound to Halifax spoke with the Falmouth packet Mary, Capt Thompson, 26 days from Halifax.

30 Apr 1801 the St Alban's, Cleopatra, Andromache, Pheasant, and Lilly, were at Halifax when the packet Lady Hobart arrived from Falmouth (31 Mar).

27 Apr 1801 arrived at Halifax during the period 22-27 Apr when the Falmouth packet, Duke of Cumberland, waited for mails and took on board provisions and water &c.

20 Jun 1801 when the packet Lady Hobart arrived back at Halifax from New York, en route for England, the Andromache was the only RN vessel in Port.

7 Dec 1801 arrived Spithead the Cleopatra, from Halifax, in 29 days, bringing several bags of mail.

15 Dec 1801 at Portsmouth, the frigates Aurora, Pearl, Cleopatra and Caroline, with several gun-vessels are ordered to be paid off at this port.

21 Dec 1801 went into Portsmouth harbour to be paid off.

9 Feb 1802 taken out of Portsmouth harbour to Spithead.

9 Feb 1802 departed Spithead the Cleopatra, 36, and Heroine, armed en flute, to the eastward, to be paid off.

10 Feb 1802 departed the Downs for Sheerness.

11 Feb 1802 arrived Sheerness, from Portsmouth, last from the Downs and departed later for the River Thames, the Phaeton, Cleopatra, Heroine and Volage, to be paid off.

Circa 7 Jul 1804 Capt C Elphinstone, of the Ariadne, apptd to the Cleopatra.

24 Oct 1804 arrived Spithead, the Cleopatra, Capt Sir Robert Laurie, from a cruise, and made a signal for a convoy for Halifax, NS. It is noted that she will remain on that station once the vessels from the convoy have departed for their various destinations.

9 Nov 1804 departed Spithead for the Halifax station.

10 Nov 1804 returned to Spithead, having been forced back by strong contrary, variable, winds. Departed with Capt Talbot, as a passenger to the West Indies, to take command of the Leander at Bermuda.

15 Nov 1804 departed Spithead for the Halifax station.

16-17 Feb 1805 captured by the French 40-gun frigate Ville-de-Milan.

23 Feb 1805 capture of the French 40-gun frigate Ville-de-Milan, and re-capture of the late British frigate Cleopatra by the Leander.

May 1805 Halifax Station

22 Jan 1809 Hazard, Cleopatra and Jason, cruising off Gaudeloupe, captured the French 40-gun frigate Topaze, which was added to the British navy by the name of Alcmène.

30 Jan-24 Feb 1809 a part of a expedition under R.-adm Sir A Cochrane which arrived off Martinique with a view to taking the Island.

Portsmouth 10 Sep 1811 departed for off Flushing.

Portsmouth 25 Sep 1811 arrived from off Cherbourg.

Portsmouth 27 Sep 1811 departed on a cruise.

Deal 29 Sep 1811 arrived from Portsmouth.

Yarmouth 22 Oct 1811 Brought in a Danish vessel, with her mizen gone, and full of water, and unmanageable, that she came across whilst on a cruise.

Yarmouth 24 Oct 1811 departed to resume her station off the coast of Holland.

Portsmouth 25 Nov 1811 departed with a convoy for Lisbon, and is now clear of the Isle of Wight.

Gibraltar 19 Sep 1812 Remained.

St. Thomas's 4 May 1814 departed with a convoy for Great Britain.

Portsmouth 20 Jun 1814 arrived from the Clyde.

Portsmouth 28 Jun 1814 departed for Woolwich, to be paid off.