HMS Cornwallis

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Cornwallis, 1801
Type: 4th rate ; Armament 54
Purchased : from HEIC 1801 ; late Marquis Cornwallis.
Disposal date or year : 1862
BM: 1388 tons

Sep 1806 Sceptre, Cornwallis, and Dédaigneuse cruising off the Isle of France.

16 Sep 1806 Cornwallis arrived off the entrance of St.-Paul's bay, and discovered the Sémillante, but was unable to approach due to lack of wind.

11 Nov 1806 Sceptre and Cornwallis make a further abortive attempt on the Sémillante.

1806 Renamed Akbar, troopship.

See Akbar, 1806 for more detail