HMS Raisonable

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Raisonable, 1768
Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 64
Launched : 1768 ;
Disposal date or year : 1815

15 Feb 1795 joined the Channel fleet off Plymouth.

Jun 1796 captured the French privateer Leo on the West Indies station.

15 Mar 1798, present when the Danish ship Matilde Marie, from Copenhagen to Mauritius, with naval stores and sundries was detained on the Cape of Good Hope station : naval stores condemned.

20 Mar 1798, present when the Danish sloop Fanny, from Roderiga, to Mauritius, laden with paddy and Indian corn was detained on the Cape of Good Hope station : vessel sunk, cargo condemned.

20 Mar 1798, present when the French brig Le Dragon, from Madagascar, to Mauritius with slaves was detained on the Cape of Good Hope station : vessel sunk, cargo condemned.

22 Mar 1798, present when the Danish sloop Forsoget, from Serampore to Mauritius with piece goods was detained on the Cape of Good Hope station : under trial.

27 Mar 1798, present when the French sloop Francis Augustus, in ballast was detained on the Cape of Good Hope station: condemned.

31 Mar 1798, present the French brig Abondance, from Madagascar to Mauritius, in ballast was detained on the Cape of Good Hope station: condemned.

29 May 1798, present when the Danish ship Christianus Septimus from Batavia to Copenhagen with coffee and sugar was detained on the Cape of Good Hope station : under trial.

23 Nov 1798 at the Cape of Good Hope.

12 Jul 1799 Plymouth, passed up the Channel with twenty sail of homeward-bound East Indiamen, last from the Cape.

20 Sep 1799 Plymouth, arrived in Cawsand Bay from off Brest.

24 Sep 1799 remains in Cawsand Bay.

1 Oct 1799 Plymouth, departed on a cruise.

2 Feb 1801 remains in the Roads at N. Yarmouth.

10 Mar 1801 the North Sea Fleet has come together at N. Yarmouth, and consists of the London, and St George, 98 guns, Adm. Sir Hyde Parker having transferred his flag from the Ardent to the St George ; Monarch, Bellona, Saturn, Ramilies, Ganges, Warrior, Russell and Defence, 74 ; Veteran, Ardent, Polyphemus, Raisonable, Agamemnon, 64 ; Glatton, 54 ; Isis, 50 ; Desiree, Blanche, and Amazon frigates ; Pylades, Hyaena, Dart, and Arrow, sloops ; Harpy ; Biter, Blazer, Bruiser, Tigress, Pelter, Teazer, Hasty, Force, Sparkler Brigs ; Terror, Volcano, Explosion, Hecla, Zebra, Albion, Sulphur, and Discovery bombs ; Eling, schooner ; cutters Fox and Hazard ; and luggers Rover and Lark.

Circa 12 Mar 1801 fleet under Admiral Sir Hyde Parker and Lord Nelson, consisting of 17 ships of the line, 3 frigates, 10 gun-brigs, nearly as many bomb-ketches, with smaller vessels usually attendant on a fleet, making in the whole nearly 50 sail, got under weigh from Yarmouth Roads at the break of day, and by eight o'clock had cleared the Sands ; they directed their course to the northward, wafted by a fine breeze at S.W. as departed from Yarmouth roads for Copenhagen (Naval Chronicle). 31 Mar Copenhagen : remained anchored off the Middle Ground with Admiral Parker whilst Nelson departed with the rest of the fleet for the forthcoming engagement. 2 Apr moved closer to Copenhagen.

12 Apr 1801 the fleet departed from Copenhagen into the Baltic.

8 May 1801 to cruise off Carlscrona.

19 Jul 1801 arrived N. Yarmouth with the Baltic fleet under the command of Adm Graves, consisting of the Defiance, flag ship ; Veteran, Polyphemus, and Ruby, 74s ; Otter, brig ; Latona, and Jamaica, frigates ; Vesuve, Bruiser, Cracker, Hasty, Teazer and Pincher, gun-brigs ; Alecto, fire-ship ; Sulphur, and Explosion, Bomb ; Speedwell, and Queen, tenders.

20 Jul 1801 The fleet under the command of R.-Adm. Sir Thomas Graves, which arrived yesterday evening from the Baltic, differs from that that departed N. Yarmouth today, supposed for a cruise off Holland. Some additional vessels seem to have arrived overnight, or couldn't be identified yesterday : for the revised make up of the fleet click on Polyphemus.

28 Aug 1801 arrived N. Yarmouth Roads, with the Asia, from the fleet off the Dutch coast.

Circa Aug-Sep 1801 Mr. Archibald Telfer to the Raisonable.

20 Dec 1801 remains in N. Yarmouth Roads with the Blenheim, Adm. Dickson, and his squadron.

3 Jan 1802 the Blenheim, flag ship of Admiral Dickson, remains in Yarmouth Roads with the Monarch, Adm. Graves, Agamemnon, Raisonable, Standard, St. Albans, Veteran, Ruby, Asia, Polyphemus, Princess of Orange, and Assistance ; Adder gun-vessel ; Inspector, and Pylades sloops ; and Jalouse, and Cruiser brig.

11 Feb 1802 remains with the Blenheim, and the squadron, in Yarmouth Roads.

11 Mar 1802 remains with the Blenheim, &c., in Yarmouth Roads.

15 Apr 1802 has come into harbour at Sheerness, the Raisonable.

23 Jul 1802 head money for those present at the Engagement at Copenhagen, on the 2d April 1801, due for payment.

15 Mar 1803 the Raisonable, Capt Hotham, has been commissioned at Sheerness, and is to be fitted for sea with all possible expedition.

18 Apr 1803 is reported to be ready for sea, apart from not having recruited a full complement.

5 May 1803 went out of Sheerness harbour to Great Nore where the men will be paid tomorrow.

9 May 1803 on Saturday evening departed Sheerness the Raisonable, with the sloops Lark and Kite, but returned and arrived here again this day, owing to the Raisonable meeting with some accident in the Swin.

10 May 1803 departed Sheerness, having not received any damage when she went aground in the Swin.

2 Jun 1803 the Raisonable sent into Sheerness the Two Friends, Murtens, from Surinam to Amsterdam, a prize.

8 Jun 1803 the revenue cutter Swallow, just arrived in the Downs from the squadron off Goree, where she left the Gelykheid, Amelia, Raisonable, Penelope, and Locust.

13 Jun 1803 R.-Adm Montague hoisted his flag on board the Leda at Deal.

14 Jun 1803 R.-Adm Montague shifted his flag from the Leda to the Raisonable at Deal.

21 Jun 1803 R.-Adm Montague transferred his flag from the Raisonable at Deal, to the Sulphur bomb.

23 Jun 1803 departed the Downs on a cruise.

26 Aug 1803 the Raisonable, Capt Hotham ; and Jackall, and Vixen, gun brigs, arrived in the Downs from a cruise off Goree.

4 Sep 1803 remain in the Downs the Monarch, Adm Lord Keith ; Utrecht, R.-Adm Montague, Capt Rogers ; Raisonable, Capt Hotham ; Immortalite, Capt Owen ; Ranger, Capt Coote ; Sulphur, Capt McLeod ; and Conflict, Mariner, Speculation, gun brigs ; the transports Comet, Canada, Aurora, and Minerva, under the command of Capt Watson, RN.

6 Sep 1803 a Court Martial was held on board the Raisonable, on Lieutenant John Luckcraft of the Ranger, for striking the Sergeant of Marines, and was sentenced to be dismissed his ship.

13 Sep 1803 departed the Downs this morning to the Westward.

28 Sep 1803 arrived Spithead from the Downs.

29 Sep 1803 departed Spithead to the Eastwards.

1 Oct 1803 arrived in the Downs from Spithead.

15 Nov 1803 arrived in the Downs from Dungeness.

18 Nov 1803 remains in the Downs the Monarch, Utrecht, Raisonable, Magicienne, Squirrel, Amaranthe, Champion, Vulture, Hound, Merlin sloops ; Perseus, and Fury, bombs ; Seaflower, brig ; Starling, gun brig ; Findon, hired sloop, and the transports Plymouth, Supply, and Sussex Oak.

1 Dec 1803 departed the Downs on a cruise.

13 Dec 1803 arrived in the Downs from off Dungeness.

Circa 18 Aug 1804 Capt Barton apptd to the Raisonable.

27 Nov 1804 arrived Spithead the Princess of Orange, Capt Rogers, and the Raisonable, Capt Barton, from off the Texel, where they had been blockading 5 months.

16 Dec 1804 R.-Adm O'Brien Drury hoisted his flag on board the Princess of Orange, and sailed as the second in command on the command on the Coast of Ireland. The Princess Royal, Goliath, and Thunderer from the Channel Squadron, and the Raisonable, Capt Barton, from Spithead, are to reinforce the squadron.

29 Dec 1804 departed Spithead the Raisonable, to join Lord Gardner's squadron at Cork. Capt Drummond went passenger to join the Dryad.

May 1805 Plymouth, refitting in Commission

15 Jul 1805 with the blockading squadron off Ferrol, under Sir Robert Calder : departed 30 to 40 leagues off Finisterre to intercept Franco-Spanish fleet from the West Indies. 22nd sighted each other. Signal made to engage the enemy - the engagement. The damage ; subsequent manoeuvres by the two fleets ; the wash-up ; 26 Jul 1805 movements of the fleet following the battle.

15 Aug 1805 joined the Goliath when the French frigate Topaze and two ship-corvettes were sighted and chased, the Raisonable following the Topaze until the 16th when her opponent so disabled her sails and rigging she was able to escape into Lisbon.

26 Nov 1805 - 12 Jan 1806 Expedition, under the orders of Commodore Sir Home Popham, to take the Cape of Good Hope from the Dutch, which involved many of the men working ashore as a part of a marine battalion.

4 Mar 1806 as a part of the squadron lying off the Cape of Good Hope captured the French 40-gun frigate Volontaire, added to the navy by the same name.

Early Sep 1806, departed Rio de Janeiro with an abundance of provisions for the fleet under Sir Home Popham, at a reputed cost of 11,000 per accounts dated 3 Sep.

20 Apr - 31 Dec 1806 a part of an expedition to Monte-Video and Buenos-Ayres.

1 Jan - Sep 1807 operations continue in the Rio de la Plata.

16 Sep 1809 a part of a squadron which landed troops and a naval unit on the Isle Bourbon on the 21st to disable the shore batteries so that an attack may be made on shipping in St.-Paul, resulting in stores and batteries etc. being destroyed, the recovery of 2 captured East Indiamen, and capture of a French frigate, Caroline (renamed Bourbonaise), the brig Grappler, and other vessels.

May 1810 Boadicea and Sirius had replaced the Leopard off the Isle of France, which in turn had replaced the Raisonable at the Cape, which had departed for England.