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ABOUKIR (74) Built in 1807, Frindsbury.
Hospital ship in 1824.

  • 1807 fitting out at Chatham.
  • 1808/1805 Capt. George PARKER, North Sea.
  • 1811 Ditto, off Flushing.
  • 1812 Baltic, part of the fleet under Ad. SAUMAREZ which assembled off Vinga in May 1812.
    Capt. Thomas BROWNE, her commander, acted as Flag-Captain to Rear Ad. T.
    Byam MARTIN.
  • ABOUKIR and ORION, detached to co-operate with the Russians, now allies since France and Russia had been at war from 19 March, passed through the Belt on 10 June and arrived off Danzig, still in French hands, on the 20th.
    Here they found a Russian frigate.
    On 5 July they arrived off Dunamunde near Riga and Capt. BROWNE fitted out some 33 gunboats, which arrived with a Russian frigate on 12 August, in which some 300 to 400 of ABOUKIR's crew were employed daily in the defence of the city.
    On 22 August the frigates escorted 13 Russian transports laden with troops and landed them on the 3 September at Heel, near Danzig.
    They left to rejoin Ad. SAUMAREZ on the 16th.
  • 1813 Capt. George PARKER, Mediterranean.
    A court martial was held on board HIBERNIA off Toulon on 13 August 1813 to try private William Chaffer of the royal marines for "having been frequently guilty of drunkenness and of behaving in a contemptuous and mutinous manner on the evening of 24 July." He was acquitted when the charges could not be proved.
  • Capt. PARKER continued in ABOUKIR until the autumn of 1813 when he exchanged into BOMBAY.
  • 1814 Capt. Norborne THOMPSON (from BOMBAY), Mediterranean.
    ABOUKIR took part in the capture of Genoa in 1814.
  • 1816 Out of commission at Chatham.

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