HMS Regulus

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Regulus, 1785
Type: 4th rate ; Armament 44
Launched at Northam 1785 ;
Disposal date or year : 1816
Tons (BM) : 883.

6 Apr 1797 ship's boats captured, sank, and burnt 13 sail held at Cape-Roxo.

22 Apr 1797 attack on shore forces and vessels in Carcasse bay.

7 Jul 1798 captured the French privateer Pouline on the Jamaica station.

3 Aug 1798 captured and destroyed a number of vessels in Aguada bay, Porto-Rico.

1 Jan 1799 Capt. G. G. Eyre. At Jamaica.

12 Feb -30 Mar 1799 the Regulus and Swallow captured 1 merchant vessel whilst under the command of the CinC at Jamaica.

Jun 1799 cut out a French privateer, name unknown, by the ship's boats and then scuttled.

17 Sep 1799 Portsmouth, arrived the Serpent sloop of war, with about twenty sail of homeward-bound West India ships. They departed from Port Antonio with the Regulus, Adm. Bligh, and about one hundred and twenty sail of ships, but separated in a calm the 19th ult. About twenty sail are gone up St. George's Channel, having been taken under convoy of the Galatea frigate, off Cape Clear, and about seven or eight sail are gone by to the Downs : thirty sail or thereabouts quitted the fleet for America ; and the remainder, under the convoy of the Regulus, are hourly expected.

19 Sep 1799 Portsmouth, passed by for the Downs.

Circa Feb 1800 Captain Presland is appointed to the Regulus, at Woolwich.

29 Apr 1800 Portsmouth, arrived the Regulus, Touterelle, Ceres, Roebuck, and Druid, from the Downs

8 May 1800 Portsmouth, departed the Regulus, Europa, Roebuck, Druid, and Ceres, armed en flute, for the eastward, to fetch troops for the expedition.

8 Mar to 2 Sep 1801 Off the coast of Egypt.

8 Mar 1801 of the personnel employed disembarking the army in Aboukir Bay 1 seaman was killed and one wounded.

7 Sep 1801 yesterday evening letters were received at Plymouth from the Regulus, dated Rosetta, 26th June last, which state that every article of provisions was cheap and plentiful in the British lines ; Capt Pressland acts on shore as agent for transports from thence to Alexandria.

3 Mar 1803 the following vessels remained at Valetta when the Hector departed Malta, for England : the Kent, Superb, Triumph, Donegal, Gibraltar, Agincourt, Charon, Expedition, Experiment, Active, Phoebe, Niger, Victorieuse, and Resistance, the Regulus, and Raven, having departed Malta for Egypt, and the Blonde to Naples, the crew of the Raven having been reported to be sick. The Tourterelle, Pandour, were lying at Alexandria ; and the Braakel, guard ship, at Smyrna ; the Anson having departed Malta for Egypt at the latter end of November.

22 Apr 1803 arrived in the Solent the Regulus, Capt Pressland, and the Alligator, en flute, with troops from Malta and Gibraltar, which are both now in quarantine at the Motherbank.

1 May 1803 arrived in the Downs, from the Westward, and passed through to Sheerness.

5 May 1803 has arrived Sheerness and gone to the anchorage in the Medway at Blackstakes.

10 May 1803 is stripped and ready for paying at Chatham.

14 Nov 1803 ordered to be fitted as a stationary ship.

Circa 26 Mar 1804 Capt C W Boys apptd to the Regulus.

28 Oct 1804 arrived Spithead the Regulus, Capt Boys, from off Havre.

21 Nov 1804 departed Spithead for off Havre.

May 1805 Portsmouth, refitting.

Falmouth 17 Sep 1811 arrived with a transport from Lisbon.

Plymouth Dock 23 Sep 1811 Passed by for the eastward.

Portsmouth 23 Sep 1811 arrived with a convoy from Lisbon.

Portsmouth 14 Oct 1811 departed with French prisoners, for Leith.

Yarmouth 7 Nov 1811 Will sail shortly if the wind remains favourable.

Yarmouth 10 Nov 1811 departed with French prisoners, for Sheerness.

Deal 18 Nov 1811 arrived with a convoy from the Downs.

Portsmouth 19 Nov 1811 arrived from Leith.

Yarmouth 14 Dec 1811 arrived from the Humber.

Yarmouth 17 Dec 1811 departed for the Nore, having received too much damage, whilst on shore off this port, to render it safe to proceed to Leith with the 300 French prisoners she has on board.

Deal 1 Mar 1812 departed for Portsmouth.

Portsmouth 1 Mar 1812 arrived with a convoy from the Downs.

Portsmouth 14 Apr 1812 arrived.

Portsmouth 21 May 1812 arrived from the eastward.

Deal 11 Jul 1812 arrived with French prisoners, from Portsmouth for Leith.

Portsmouth 2 Aug 1812 arrived with a convoy from the Downs.

Portsmouth 16 Sep 1812 departed with a convoy of transports for Corunna.

Cork 12 Oct 1812 Embarked troops.

Portsmouth 2 Dec 1812 arrived from Lisbon, with prisoners, and wounded officers onboard.

6 Jul 1813, arrived Halifax, from Gibraltar, in company with the Melpomene and Dover, having on board 1,100 men from the Regiment De Meuron, bound for Quebec. The Victorious, 74, arrived 24 hours later.

10 Jul 1813, Regulus departed, with the Dover, and Melpomene, for Quebec, with men from the Regiment De Meuron on board.

23 Aug 1813, Melpomene and Regulus arrived Halifax with 500 American prisoners from Quebec in 14 days.

Portsmouth 22 Nov 1813 Has departed for Hoseley Bay to take troops to Holland.

Deal 9 Dec 1813 Awaiting the arrival of troops for Holland.

Deal 12 Dec 1813 The troops were all safely embarked yesterday on board by the Deal boatmen.

Deal 13 Dec 1813 departed the expedition for Hobart, [Holland].

Portsmouth 5 Apr 1814 Will sail tomorrow morning for North America.

Portsmouth 6 Apr 1814 Went down to St. Helen's preparatory to sailing in the morning with troops for North America.

Aug 1814 a portion of the prize money resulting from the various actions in the Chesapeake became due for payment on 1 May 1835 : namely a dividend from the estate of the bankrupt agent Henry Abbott : no doubt one of the many fraudsters who ripped off matelots in those days : both officers and ratings being fair game.

Dec 1814 Albion and Orlando arrived in the Chesapeake, from Bermuda, and departed on the 14th for Amelia Island, in East Florida, leaving left orders for the Dragon, Hebrus, and Regulus to follow.

Portsmouth 18 Apr 1815 passed by for the Downs with troops from America.

16 May 1815, the Bacchante arrived Halifax with the escorts Ceylon, Regulus, Melpomene, and Calliope, with several transports with part of the 7th Regt. on board, en route for England.

21 Jun 1815, arrived Halifax, from St. John's N.B., with a part of the 99th regt.

13 Jul 1815, departed Halifax for Bermuda.