HMS Plantagenet

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Plantagenet, 1801
Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Launched : at 1330 at Woolwich on 23 Oct 1801 ; Disposal date or year : 1817

8 Jan 1802 to depart Sheerness this evening for the River the gun brigs Constant, Manley, Conflict, Pouncer, and Haughty, with seamen to be put on board the newly built Plantagenet, laying at Woolwich, to bring her down to the Nore. Wind ENE, Moderate.

4 Feb 1801 came down the River to the Nore, the Plantagenet, to be paid wages today.

9 Feb 1802 arrived in the Downs from Sheerness.

17 Feb 1802 came into Plymouth Sound, the Plantagenet, 74, from the Downs, to be laid up.

18 Feb 1802 paid off, and her crew discharged on board the Cambridge flag-ship in Hamoaze.

28 Feb 1802 to be laid up in ordinary in the River Tamar.

5 Mar 1802 orders received at Plymouth from the Admiralty to take into dock the Plantagenet, 74, just arrived from the Downs, to be fitted for service.

1 Apr 1802 in Hamoaze the Plantagenet, 74, was hauled alongside the North Jetty Head, to go into dock as soon a the Conqueror goes out.

Jun 1802 ADM 36/14492 - Ships' musters.

25 Feb 1803 the Plantagenet was warped down the Tamar, alongside the Yarmouth sheer-hulk, in Hamoaze, preparatory for being got ready for commission.

27 Feb 1803 Capt Hammond has been apptd to the Plantagenet.

10 Mar 1803 the rigging of the Plantagenet continues briskly as she fits out for sea.

31 Mar 1803 remains in Hamoaze fitting for sea.

7 Apr 1803 warped down the harbour to the lower moorings preparatory to going into Cawsand Bay.

10 Apr 1803 has gone down from Hamoaze to Cawsand Bay.

26 Apr 1803 yesterday evening the Plantagenet, Capt Hammond, departed Plymouth for Torbay.

16 May 1803 Adm Cornwallis sailed on Monday from Torbay, with a squadron consisting of the following ships : Dreadnought, 98, Hon Adm Cornwallis, First Capt Murray, Second Capt Brace ; Neptune, 98, Capt Drury ; Albion, 74, Capt Ferrier ; Minotaur, 74, Capt Louis ; Ardent, 64, Capt Winthorp ; Culloden, 74, R.-Adm Campbell, Capt Lane ; Venerable, 74, Capt Searle ; Sceptre, 74, Capt Dickson ; Thunderer, 74, Capt Bedford ; and Russel, 74, Capt Williams. The Tonant, Malta, Spartiate, Plantagenet, Mars and Conqueror, lying in Cawsand Bay are nearly ready for sea, and want but few men to complete their complement.

7 Jun 1803 her ship's company was paid 2 months advance of pay today, prior to departing Cawsand Bay for the Channel Fleet off Brest.

24 Jul 1803 captured the French privateer Courier de Terre Neuve, 6, and 50 men.

27 Jul 1803 Plantagenet, in sight of the Endymion and Rosario captured the French privateer Atalante, 20, 150 men, from Bourdeaux, after a long chase ; 4 British sailors were reputed to have been on board her, lately from the Ville de Paris.

31 Jul 1803 arrived Falmouth a prize to the Plantagenet, a French privateer, the Atalante, of 20 guns and 160 men, which after it parted the Plantagenet with a prize crew, a number of men who had concealed attempted to rise rise on the Lieutenant and his men and take control of the vessel, but by killing one man and threatening to shoot them all if they attempted to get on deck, they managed to bring her here, but having had no sleep were worn out.

3 Aug 1803 arrived Cawsand Bay, the Plantagenet, with the Thunderer and Impetueux, but are now under orders for sea.

Circa 22 Aug 1803 Hon Capt de Courcy apptd to the Plantagenet, vice Hammond, indisposed.

27 Oct 1803 arrived Cawsand Bay, the Plantagenet, Capt Hammond, from the Channel Fleet.

2 Nov 1803 remains in Cawsand Bay, near Plymouth.

14 Nov 1803 departed Cawsand Bay the Prince of Wales, V.-Adm Sir R Calder, and the Plantagenet, Capt de Courcey, for Bantry Bay, where the principal station of the Irish protecting squadron will winter.

Circa 21 Jan 1804 the Plantagenet was reported to have sheltered in the Penzance Bay during the recent storm of the 25 Dec., which blew the Fleet off Brest, and she was back on station at Brest 48 hours before the fleet returned.

Circa 25 Feb 1804 has been appointed at Plymouth to take a small convoy, including the David Scott, Fame, and Thames, to the East Indies, as far as St Helena.

Circa 28 Jul 1804 the Plantagenet and Egyptienne are reported in England to be at St Helena awaiting to accompany the next China convoy back to England.

7 Aug 1804 on Tuesday morning the Plantagenet, Capt de Courcy, sailed past Portsmouth for the Downs with 17 ships from China ; and 5 whalers.

Circa 8 Oct 1804 Capt Pender is apptd to the Plantagenet, vice the Hon Capt de Courcy, who has been apptd to the St George.

11 Oct 1804 per a report from Brixham, the following squadron under Adm Cornwallis arrived Torbay, the Ville de Paris, San Josef, Prince, Prince George, Princess Royal, Temeraire, Windsor Castle, Glory, and Plantagenet. On Tuesday they attempted to go back to sea, but the wind became contrary again and they returned to Torbay, joining the hired armed tender Lady Melville, and the Nimrod hired armed cutter.

Circa 27 Oct 1804 it is reported that the Channel Fleet : the Ville de Paris, San Josef, Prince, Prince George, Princess Royal, Temeraire, Windsor Castle, and Plantagenet had departed Torbay for their station, being joined from Plymouth by the Britannia and Venerable.

28 Oct 1804 arrived Spithead from the Channel Fleet.

8 Nov 1804 departed Spithead the Plantagenet, Capt Pender, to join the Channel Fleet.

11 Nov 1804 due to bad weather arrived Torbay the Ville de Paris, Adm Cornwallis, San Josef, Princess Royal, Temeraire, Impetueux, Goliath, Britannia, Plantagenet, Thunderer, and another unnamed 6 ships of the line, but by the time this paper reaches the streets, on the 19th inst., will no doubt have returned to sea.

12 Dec 1804, at Brixham, it is reported that the Channel Fleet had arrived, including the : Ville de Paris, Prince George, Defiance, Britannia, Windsor Castle, Plantagenet, Goliath, Princess Royal, Thunderer, Courageaux, Dragon, and Warrior, joining the Atlas, Temeraire, and Nemesis, which were here.

May 1805 Channel Fleet

Falmouth 28 Dec 1806 Remains in Carrick Roads.

29 Aug 1807 captured the French privateer Incomparable on the Home station.

Early Nov 1807 departed as a part of a squadron under R.-Adm. Sir W. S. Smith, for the Tagus, where they commenced a blockade on the 17th.

29 Nov 1807 escorted the Portuguese Royal Family to lat. 37 47' N., long. 14 17' W., where, having detached 3 ships, R.-Adm. Smith returned to blockade the Tagus, now occupied by a Russian squadron, where he was joined by a squadron under Commod. P Halkett.

Plymouth 22 Jan 1811 Came in, and went up the harbour to refit.

Portsmouth 2 Apr 1811 arrived at St. Helen's from off Cherbourg.

Portsmouth 5 Apr 1811 Fitting for the Baltic.

Portsmouth 11 Apr 1811 departed for the Baltic.

Deal 12 Nov 1811 arrived from the Baltic.

Portsmouth 19 Nov 1811 arrived from the Baltic.

Portsmouth 20 Nov 1811 departed for Plymouth.

Plymouth 23 Nov 1811 arrived from Portsmouth.

Plymouth 6 Dec 1811 departed for Portsmouth.

Portsmouth 9 Dec 1811 arrived at St. Helen's, blown in by a gale.

Portsmouth 19 Mar 1812 departed in pursuit of a French squadron.

Plymouth Dock 13 Apr 1812 arrived and anchored in Cawsand Bay, from a cruise after the French Squadron.

Portsmouth 20 Apr 1812 arrived from Plymouth.

Portsmouth 27 Apr 1812 departed for the Baltic.

Deal 10 Dec 1812 arrived from the Baltic.

Cadiz 6 Apr 1813 departed with a convoy of transports with troops for Halifax.

17 May 1813, arrived Halifax, from Cadiz, with a convoy of transports : Rolla, Dick, John and Robert, Golden Fleece, Malabar, and Lord Cathcart, with Col. de Watteville's regiment of 1540 men and the ships Emily, and Jackson, completed the convoy.

14 Jun 1813, is reported to have arrived Bermuda, and departed again.

11 Sep 1813 captured the schooner Torpedo, from New York, arrived Halifax 19 Sep.

14 Sep 1813, the Plantagenet, Sceptre, Armide, Barrosa, Moselle, Dotterell, and Mohawk, remained at the Chesapeake when a part of the squadron went to Halifax N.S.

28 Jan 1814, at Bermuda.

26 Sep 1814 an attempt by the boats of the Plantagenet, Rota, and Carnation, in the road of Fayal, to cut out the American privateer schooner General-Armstrong failed, however, her own crew then destroyed the General-Armstrong by fire.

Jamaica 5 Nov 1814 Anchored in the offing last night.

Jamaica 12 Nov 1814 Remains.