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EURYDICE (24) 6th rate Built in 1781, Portsmouth.
Broken up in 1834.

  • 1782 Capt. G. W.A. COURTNEY, Spithead.
  • 1793 Capt. Francis COLE.
  • 1795 Capt. T, TWISDEN.
  • 1796 Hon. Capt. BENNET.
  • EURYDICE sent a large French privateer into Dover on 18 December 1796.
    The Frenchman had mistaken her for a merchant ship and only discovered his mistake when he was almost alongside.
  • 1797 Capt. John TALBOT. Channel.
  • On the morning of Sunday 10 November 1799 EURYDICE, some 9 miles south-east of Beachy Head, sighted a schooner and a brig.
    The schooner made off as soon as she saw the ship and the brig hove to and hoisted her ensign upside down. She told Capt. TALBOT that she had been attacked by the schooner and that one of her men was badly wounded so he sent his surgeon, Mr PRICE, on board her and made sail after the privateer. The sloop SNAKE joined in the chase later in the morning. Half way through the afternoon EURYDICE came nearly within gunshot of the privateer which bore up and tried to cross the SNAKE but, finding this impossible, lowered her sails and surrendered. She was the HIRONDELLE of Calais, commanded by Pierre Merie Dugerdin with a crew of 50 men, which had sailed on the Saturday morning. She was armed with fourteen 3 and 4-pounders. One of the crew was found to be an Englishman. The brig was the collier DIANA from Sunderland bound for Portsmouth and her wounded man was brought on board EURYALUS where the surgeon had to remove an arm.
    EURYALUS was forced to give up her cruise on the 12th. due to bad weather.
  • She arrived in Plymouth from a cruise on 24 January 1800 and sailed again on 25 March.
  • On 10 September EURYDICE entered Plymouth and moored in the Hamoaze. She sailed for Jersey on 8 October through a hurricane with a heavy rolling sea. It blew with incredible fury until 7 AM when the wind shifted causing some shipping in the Cattewater broke adrift.
  • 1801 Capt. BATHURST. On 25 April 1801, about 100 miles south of Cape Clear, he captured the French privateer brig BOURGAINVILLE of St. Malo. Commanded by Jaques le Bon with a crew of 67 men she was armed with 14 guns of different calibre.
  • EURYDICE arrived in Madras Roads on 22 May 1802 accompanying Vice Ad. RAINIER in VICTORIOUS and the rest of his squadron.

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