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Fame, 1759
Type: late prison ship ; 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Launched : on the River Thames 1759 ; Disposal date or year : 1814

1 Jan 1799 prison ship at Portsmouth ; Lt. J. Watherstone.

1799 renamed Guildford, for use as prison ship.

14 Nov 1800 Portsmouth a Court-Martial was held on board the Gladiator for the trial of William Ellis, who was taken as one of the crew onboard L'Eole French privateer, at her capture on the 27 June last, by the Dryad and sent to Spithead in the Serpent sloop, and who turned out to be a subject of this country, and had deserted from the Fame prison ship in December, 1798. The Court being of opinion that the charges had been proved against the prisoner, did therefore adjudge him to suffer Death, by being hanged on board such of his Majesty's ships at Spithead as the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty should direct. On the morning of the 17th the above unhappy man was executed on board the Puissant, at Spithead, pursuant, to his sentence.

Circa 25 May 1802 Mr. Collyer, Purser of the Endymion, is appointed Purser of the Fame.

Fame, 1805
Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Launched : 1805 ; Disposal date or year : 1817

1805 Building

4 Jun 1806 departed from Spithead with a squadron for the West Indies arriving Barbadoes 12 Jul - in lieu of the Repulse.

21 Nov 1808 Excellent was relieved by the Fame at Rosas, which on the 23rd withdrew, with her marines, from off the coast.

Portsmouth 8 Feb 1811 Came in with a convoy from the Mediterranean and put under quarantine.

24 June 1811 Reported to be off Cape de Gat.

Deal 30 Dec 1811 arrived from the Baltic.

Malta 18 Aug 1812 At Alicant, with the expedition.

Portsmouth 8 Sep 1814 arrived from the Mediterranean, and are put under quarantine.

Portsmouth circa 11 Sep 1814 Released from quarantine on Saturday.

Portsmouth 12 Sep 1814 departed for Chatham.

Chatham 3 Oct 1814 Is returning her guns and stores.

31 Aug 1817 Is to be broken up at Chatham.