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BOYNE (98) Built in 1810, Portsmouth.
Renamed EXCELLENT in 1834.
Broken up in 1861.

  • 1811 Capt. Henry Hume SPENCE, Portsmouth. Flagship of Vice Ad.G. BERKELY. Capt. J. M. HANCHETT, Basque Roads. Flagship of Rear Ad. Sir H. NEALE.
  • 1812 Capt. JONES, Channel fleet. Flagship of Rear Ad. Harry NEALE off Ushant.
  • 1814 Capt. BURTON, Mediterranean.
    In November 1813 BOYNE was with Sir Edward PELLEW's squadron off Toulon. For eight days the beginning of the month they were blown off station by gales and it was only on the 5th. that they could get back inshore. The French, with 14 sail-of-the-line and 7 frigates came out for exercise and a sudden change of wind gave hope that it would be possible to bring the rear to action. CALEDONIA, BOYNE and SAN JOSEF tried to reach the leeward-most ship but only a partial firing took place as they passed on opposite tacks. BOYNE had one man slightly wounded.
  • A few minutes after daylight on 13 February three French sail-of-the-line and three frigates standing to the southward were seen by the squadron off Toulon. BOYNE led CALEDONIA in chasing after them as the enemy stood towards Porquerolle and pressed to go through the Grand and Petit passes to Toulon. BOYNE brought ROMULUS, the sternmost ship, to action, and also received the fire of the other ships crossing her ahead. Since the enemy was running before the wind at 10 knots near the rocks, Sir Edward PELLEW was forced to signal Capt. BURTON to haul to the wind and break off the action although ROMULUS was obviously disabled.
    BOYNE lost George TERRY, midshipman, and William COLLINS, armorers mate, killed and 40 wounded, including Samuel SAUNDERS, midshipman.
  • On 17 April Vice Ad. Sir Edward PELLEW arrived off Genoa with CALEDONIA, BOYNE, UNION, PRINCE OF WALES and PEMBROKE, as the attack was launched to drive the enemy from their positions outside the town.
  • 1815 Capt. Frederick MAITLAND, 11/1814, Spithead, where she was fitting out as flagship of Sir Alexander COCHRANE who was to have transferred to a two-decker on arrival in America.
    BOYNE sailed for Cork in January 1815 and collected a large fleet of transports and merchant vessels but adverse winds detained them until Napoleon returned from Elba and her orders were countermanded.
    Capt. MAITLAND removed to BELLEROPHON to watch Rochefort and he was replaced by Capt. James BRISBANE in the Mediterranean where BOYNE became the flagship of Ad. Lord EXMOUTH, who re-assumed the command in the Mediterranean.
    Lord EXMOUTH made arrangements to co-operate with the allied army approaching Naples.
    BOYNE arrived off Civita Vecchia on the evening of the 18 May and reached Naples on the 20th. to find TREMENDOUS and ALCMENE at anchor close to the mole. The following day the marines were landed and took possession of the forts and the Castle of St. Elmo. With the help of the civic guard they maintained the peace in the city until the Austrians arrived on the 23rd., when the marines were re-embarked.
  • BOYNE sailed north with IMPREGNABLE, BOMBAY and PILOT, landed the first division of the Austrian troops at Livorno, and arrived off Genoa on 3 July. 3,500 troops from the garrison embarked in the transports while BOYNE with Major Gen. Sir Hudson Lowe sailed for Marseilles with IMPREGNABLE, POMPEE and BOMBAY.
    They arrived in the Roads on the 10th. and the Admiral and the Major General went ashore to meet the members of the royal committee. The transports arrived on the 13th. under convoy of ABOUKIR and the troops were landed, together with 500 marines from the squadron, to a general welcome from the populace.
  • On the 13th. Marshal Murat, at Toulon, sent to ask if a British warship would take him to safety in England. When Lord EXMOUTH replied that he could go on board a ship but a destination could not be guaranteed, Murat went to Piedmont. Toulon had been displaying the tri-colour flag under Marshal Brune but on the 24th. the officers of the army and navy there offered their support to Louis XVIII and Marshal Brune, to Lord EXMOUTH's relief, left for Paris on 2 August.
  • Lord EXMOUTH shifted his flag, and his flag-captain, to the QUEEN CHARLOTTE for the expedition against Algiers in 1816.
  • 1817 Out of commission in Portsmouth.
  • 1834 As EXCELLENT. Capt. Thomas HASTINGS, 12/1834. He was knighted in 1839. Gunnery School at Portsmouth.
  • 1845 Capt. Henry CHADS, 08/1845.

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