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Type: 4th rate ; Armament 44
Launched : 1774 ; Disposal date or year : 1811
March and April 1794, operations at the Islands of Martinique, St. Lucia, and Guadaloupe.
6 Jul 1797 captured the Dutch privateer Le Batave, 12 guns, 54 men, off Barbadoes.
19 Feb 1798 captured the French privateer Parfaite.
1 Jan 1799 Capt. A. S. Burrowes. At Deptford to repair.
13 Aug-Oct 1799 employed on expedition to Holland.
24 Dec 1799 Portsmouth, departed for Guernsey,
31 Jan 1800 Plymouth, departed for the Cove of Cork, the Dictator, 64, Capt. J. Hardy, and the Roebuck, 44, Capt. Buchanan, with the 46th (or South Devon) regiment of foot on board.
24 Mar 1800 Portsmouth, arrived with the Dictator, and Trusty, with the 54th regiment, from Ireland, which landed at the Block House.
9 Apr 1800 Portsmouth, departed with a convoy for the Downs.
29 Apr 1800 Portsmouth, arrived from the Downs
1 - 2 May 1800 prize money resulting from the operations at the Islands of Martinique, St. Lucia, and Guadaloupe due for payment.
8 May 1800 Portsmouth, departed with the Regulus, Europa, Druid, and Ceres, armed en flute, for the eastward, to fetch troops for the expedition.
8 Mar to 2 Sep 1801 Services off the coast of Egypt.
Circa 26 Dec 1801 Lieutenant Schomberg, of the Minotaur, pro tempore, to the Roebuck.
Circa 26 Dec 1801 Lieutenant Hawes, of the Renown, pro tempore, to the Roebuck.
Circa 26 Dec 1801 Captain Buchanan, of the Roebuck, to the Haarlem.
21 Mar 1802 arrived Spithead the Roebuck, armed en flute, from the Mediterranean, and was put in quarantine at the Motherbank. She is said to have onboard HM German Regiment.
5 Apr 1802 departed Spithead to the Eastward to be paid off.
6 Apr 1802 passed through the Downs from Spithead to Sheerness the Roebuck, Trusty and Autumn to be paid off.
9 Apr 1802 arrived at Sheerness and then departed with a light breeze for Chatham.
17 Nov-30 Dec 1802 prize money resulting from the expedition to Holland due for payment.
May 1803 At Woolwich, in ordinary, per Steel's List of the RN.
Circa 27 Jun 1803 Capt G M'Kinley apptd to the Roebuck.
10 Oct 1803 arrived N Yarmouth Roads the frigate Penelope, and bomb Discovery, and remain with the Gelykheid, Roebuck, and Constant.
13 Oct 1803 is understood to be departing N Yarmouth Roads tomorrow, for Leith, where she is to be based as a Guardship.
Circa 12 Nov 1803 V.-Adm Blight hoisted his flag on board the Roebuck, Capt M'Kinley, at Leith.
1805 Leith Roads ; Floating Battery.
Yarmouth 30 May 1811 Remains