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BULWARK (74) Built in 1807, Portsmouth.
Broken up in 1826.

  • 1807 Capt. Hon. C. F. FLEMING, Mediterranean.
  • 1811 Ditto, Cadiz. Later in the year repairing at Plymouth.
  • 1812 Capt. James Andrew WORTH, flagship of Rear Ad. DURHAM, off Rochefort.
  • 1814 Capt. David MILNE, Spithead for Halifax.
    In October she captured the privateer schooner HARLEQUIN of Portsmouth, carrying ten long 12-pounders and 113 men. Brand new and on her first cruise she was coppered and copper fastened, and had sailed four days previously fitted out for four months.
  • Capt. MILNE was advanced to the rank of Rear Admiral in June 1814.
  • 1814 Capt. Farmery Predam EPWORTH, from NYMPHE.
  • On 31 August BULWARK, with TENEDOS, RIFLEMAN, PERUVIAN AND PICTON, joined Rear Ad. Edward GRIFFITH in ENDYMION off Matinicus Island at the mouth of the Penobscot River. The Rear Admiral had sailed from Halifax with DRAGON, BACCHANTE and SYLPH escorting ten transports with troops.
  • They learnt that the American frigate ADAMS had entered the river and gone some 27 miles up to Hamden.
    Lieut. Henry SLADE of BULWARK commanded a party of seamen ashore with the expedition which captured the towns of Hamden and Bangor on 3 September.
  • BULWARK was stationed off Boston to watch the American line-of-battleship INDEPENDANCE.
    On 22 January 1815 she captured, after a chase of ten hours, the privateer schooner TOMAHAWK, Phillip Besson, master, two days out of Boston on a cruise. She was armed with nine guns, one of them a 24-pounder on a circular carriage, and carried a crew of 84 men from Baltimore.
  • At the end of hostilities BULWARK sailed for Bermuda to bring Rear Ad. GRIFFITH to Halifax. She then escorted transports with 7,000 troops from Quebec to Portsmouth. The troops arrived in time to join the British army in the Netherlands.
  • BULWARK paid off at Chatham in June 1815.

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