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GLATTON (56) Purchased in 1795.
Depot in 1814.

  • Capt. TROLLOPE, 03/1795.
    Capt. COBB, 08/1797.
    Refitting at Sheerness in the spring of 1799.
    GLATTON was with the fleet off Copenhagen on 2 April 1801 and lost 17 killed, including Mr Alexander NICHOLSON, the Pilot, and had 34 wounded, including Lieut. TINDALL, Mr Robert THOMPSON, master's mate, and Mr John WILLIAMS, midshipman.
    Mr Robert Brown TOM was her first lieutenant.
  • 1801 Capt. John Ferris DEVONSHIRE (who commanded DART at Copenhagen), 04/1801, until she was put out of commission at the peace of Amiens.
  • 1802 Capt. James COLNETT.
    GLATTON was fitting out for the transport of 400 convicts and numerous free emigrants to New South Wales, plus a crew of 170 men. She sailed from Portsmouth on 23 September 1802 and, after calling at Madeira and Rio de Janeiro, arrived at Port Jackson on 12 March 1803 with the loss of only seven convicts from illness.
    By using good ventilation and paying attention to food and cleanliness there were no cases of fever or scurvy.
  • During the Peace of Amiens two French frigates under Commodore Baudin had been surveying the S. E. coast of Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) and Governor King of New South Wales feared that they might be intending to claim sovereignty.
  • Lieut. John BOWEN of GLATTON volunteered his services to take formal possession of the island and on 12 September he landed, as Lieutenant Governor and Commandant, at the River Derwent with an officer and 30 men of the N. S.W.
    regiment, a surgeon, a storekeeper and about 100 settlers and convicts.
    Houses were built and the land cultivated and the place was a thriving settlement after six months when a Col. Collins and a small staff (intended for Port Philip in the Bass Strait but the place was unsuitable) relieved Lieut. BOWEN.
  • Meanwhile GLATTON returned home via Cape Horn with a cargo of ship-building timber and passed Portsmouth on her way to the Downs on 22 September 1803.
    A circumnavigation in 277 days actually at sea.
  • 1805 Out of commission at Sheerness.
  • 1807 Capt. Thomas SECCOMBE, Mediterranean.
    When he received information on 1 March that one of the annual Turkish ships from Alexandria to Constantinople was at anchor in the port of Sigri, he immediately dispatched his boats under Lieut. Edward WATSON to capture her.
    The successful attack was covered by the HIRONDELLE brig and on the evening of the 5th. the prize was brought to anchor off Tenedos and proved to be an ex-French corvette with ten guns out of eighteen mounted.
    Five were killed: Lieut. WATOON, marine sergeant William Wright, corporal John Meredith, and two marine privates, Charles White and John Norwood.
    Seamen Isaac HAMILTON, William WILLIAMS, William JACKSON and marine privates Robert Seale, Isaac Holbrook, James Oldidge, John Brown and Thomas Battle, were wounded.
  • 1808 In March Lieut. Charles IRVINE, 1st. of EAGLE, was appointed to the pro tem.
    command of GLATTON, then Capt. Henry HOPE, Mediterranean.
  • 1809 Capt. George Miller BLIGH, Mediterranean.
    He took charge of the homeward bound trade collected at Malta in the spring of 1809.
  • 1811 R. G. PEACOCK, master, Sheerness.
  • 1814 Out of commission at Sheerness, from the following year she was used as a water store there.

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