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GANGES (74) Built in 1782, Rotherhithe.
Hulk in 1811.

  • 1799 Capt. M'DOUAL,North Sea.
  • 1800 Portsmouth She went out of the harbour on 27 September after a refit with Capt. Thomas F. FREEMANTLE in command, and sailed to join the Channel fleet on 11 October.
  • 1801 Off Copenhagen On 2 April Lord NELSON made the signal for the squadron to weigh and engage the Danish line.
    The firing commenced at 10h.
    Some of the smaller vessels, together with GLATTON, ELEPHANT, GANGES and DEFIANCE reached their stations at about 11h.
    By 2h.
    in the afternoon the fire had ceased from all the Danish ships astern of the ZEALAND but they refused to let any British boats approach.
    In the meantime DEFIANCE, MONARCH and GANGES continued firing, and they soon silenced INDOSFORETHEN, HOLSTEIN and the ships next to them in the Danish line.
    GANGES lost Mr Robert STEWART and five men killed and had Mr Isaac DAVIS, the pilot, severely wounded.
    William MORCE was her first lieutenant, he was promoted to commander after the battle.
  • Capt. BRISBANE (act.), Baltic.
    After the action MONARCH got foul of the rigging of GANGES and a seaman from her found himself on the wrong ship.
    He jumped overboard and started to swim back to MONARCH saying that he would never desert his ship.
    A boat put off and saved his life.
    GANGES rejoined the Channel fleet in July.
  • On 3 August GANGES and DEFIANCE escorted three homeward bound Indiamen, LADY DUNDAS, BENGAL and LADY BURGES, from Cork into Portsmouth.
  • On 7 September a court martial was held on board GLADIATOR to try Francis SMITH, surgeon's mate of GANGES for drunkenness and neglect of duty.
    He was rendered incapable of serving in the Navy in any capacity.
    GANGES sailed again to rejoin the Channel fleet on 14 September.
  • 1803 Capt. George M'KINLEY, Jamaica.
  • 1805 repairing at Portsmouth.
  • 1807 Capt. Peter HALKETT, With Rear Ad. KEATS.
  • 1808 coast of Portugal.
    Early in 1810 Mr Peter GRANT, assistant surgeon of GANGES, was dismissed the service for unofficer-like behaviour.
  • 1811 Capt. Thomas DUNDAS, for Lisbon in March.
    Out of commission at Plymouth in October.

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