HMS Victorious

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Victorious, 1808
Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Launched : 20 Oct 1808 ; Disposal date or year : 1862
BM: 1724 tons

May 1805 Building.

28 Jul 1809 a part of a large fleet which departed from the Downs, with troops, with the aim of demolishing the dock-yards, and arsenals at Antwerp, Terneuse, and Flushing, often known as the ill-fated Walcheren Expedition. 13 Aug bombardment of Flushing.

21 Nov 1809, Portsmouth, the Repulse and Victorious put back last night, being unable to proceed down the Channel against a strong W.N.W. wind.

24 June 1811 Reported to be off Malta.

16 Feb 1812 Victorious, accompanied by the Weasel, arrived off Venice. 21st-22nd chased a French squadron, during which the Weasel destroyed the brig Mercure, whilst the Victorious caught up with and captured the Rivoli following a long and severe action, shortly after the arrival of the Weasel. The Rivoli was purchased into the service.

Plymouth 8 Jul 1812 arrived in Cawsand Bay with her prize, the Rivoli, 74, and are just come to anchor.

Portsmouth 19 Nov 1812 arrived from the river and to be fitted for foreign service.

Portsmouth 22 Nov 1812 departed with the West India convoy from St. Helen's on Friday.

Bermuda 18 Feb 1813 departed on a cruise to the coast of America.

29 May 1813 captured the American schooner Harriet on the N.A. & W. Indies station.

7 Jul 1813, Victorious, Capt. Talbot, arrived Halifax, from Gibraltar, with the Bostick, transport, and three American prizes, with flour from Chesapeake to Lisbon. The Melpomene and Dover arrived 24 hours earlier.

10-11 Sep 1813, departed Halifax for Bermuda with the Abundance store ship.

5 May 1814 arrived Halifax.

Circa 11 Jun 1814 departed with vessels arrived from England in convoy for Newfoundland.

10 Aug 1814 arrived Portsmouth, from St. John's, Newfoundland, very leaky, having struck a sunken rock near Disko Island.

Portsmouth 11 Aug 1814 Came into harbour.

1826 Receiving Ship, Portsmouth.

21 Dec 1861 Receiving Ship, Portsmouth, taken to pieces, per Parliamentary estimates etc. 1861-62.