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ADVENTURE (44) Built in 1784, Blackwall.
Broken up in 1816.

  • 1788 Capt. John INGLEFIELD.
    Sailed from Spithead on 25 October 1789 with the FAIRY, sloop, arriving in Madeira on 10 November.
    Here the Commodore hoisted his broad pennant as Commander in Chief on the coast of Africa and sailed for Teneriffe and St. Jago.
    The first boat from the shore brought intelligence of a number of American pirate ships, known as Moon-cursers, hovering about the island of Bonavista, plundering the HARTWELL Indiaman, wrecked at that place.
    FAIRY was sent to drive them away.
    When Mr Jackson, the India Company's agent, said that the eight pirates had prevented him for some time from taking anything from the wreck, ADVENTURE joined FAIRY and effectively scourged the islands of the pirates. The TERMAGANT sloop joined them at the beginning of January to carry home more than 100,000 dollars.
    The two ships then proceeded along the coast, spending two weeks at Cape Coast Castle.
    The visited the most distant English settlement, Whydah, sailing from there on 1 March for St Thomas where they completed wooding and watering.
    They obtained a plentiful supply of turtle at Ascension Island and sailed from there for Fayal on 3 April.
    They arrived at Spithead on 30 May.
  • 1794 Capt. E. BULLER, Troopship.
    In 1795 he returned from Canada and Nova Scotia as escort to a valuable convoy and narrowly escaped capture by a French squadron cruising to intercept him.
    Thirteen Dutch ships in the convoy were detained by British cruisers following orders which had been issued on 19 January.
  • 1795 Capt. E. CRAWLEY, 05/1795. Capt. George PALMER, 12/1795.
  • 1796 Capt. W. G. RUTHERFORD.
  • 1797 Capt. WHITE, 05/1797.
  • 1798 Capt. J CHILCOTT, 01/1798. Capt. T LEAF, 03/1798. Capt. R MANSELL, 07/1798, Storeship.
  • On 19 January 1799 ADVENTURE, returning from the West Indies got aground on the Middle Bank, opposite the Queen's battery, as she entered Portsmouth. She was got off the following morning without receiving any damage.
    For the rest of the year she was employed on convoy duties to and from the Downs and Guernsey.
  • 1801 Harbour service.

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