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POMPEE (80) Taken by Lord HOOD at Toulon in December 1793.
Broken up in 1817.

  • Capt. NUGENT, 06/1795.
    Capt. VASHON, 08/1795.
    Capt. Charles STIRLING, 03/1799.
    On 6 July 1801 Rear Ad. Sir James SAUMAREZ stood through the Straits of Gibraltar with a squadron including CAESAR, POMPEE, SPENCER, VENERABLE, HANNIBAL and AUDACIOUS to attack four French ships at anchor off Algiciras and lying at some distance from the Spanish shore batteries.
    They were the L'INDOMPTABLE (80), LE FORMIDABLE (80) LE DESAIX (74) and the 38-gun frigate LA MUIRON, which had sailed from Toulon under Rear Ad. Linois on 13 June to join six sail-of-the-line at Cadiz.
  • Capt. HOOD in VENERABLE led the squadron in but had to anchor due to lack of wind.
    Capt. STIRLING anchored POMPEE, which had come under fire from the battery on Cabrita Point, opposite the inner enemy ship, LE FORMIDABLE, and brought her to action.
    After half an hour POMPEE, owing to the current and the wind canted with her bow towards the French ship and suffered badly from the enemy broadsides.
  • At last Ad. Linois gave the order for his ships to cut and run ashore.
    Sir James ordered his ships to follow suit and POMPEE had to be towed out of the bay by her boats.
    HANNIBAL ran aground and, dismasted and shattered, had to be abandoned to the enemy.
    POMPEE had 84 casualties including Mr ROXBURGH, Master, Mr STEWARD, Midshipman, ten seamen and three marines killed.
    Lieutenants Richard CHEESMAN, Arthur STAPLETON and Thomas INNES were among the wounded.
  • The French ships were re-floated and reinforced by a Spanish squadron from Cadiz.
    POMPEE was too badly damaged to take part in the battle which took place on the 12 July between Sir James SAUMAREZ's squadron and the combined fleet.
  • 1803 Out of commission at Plymouth.
  • 1806 Capt. DACRES, flagship of Rear Ad. Sir Sidney SMITH in Mediterranean.
    With Sir Sidney's squadron consisting of THUNDERER, STANDARD, ENDYMION and ACTIVE, she entered the Dardanelles on the 19 February as part of Vice Ad. Sir John DUCKWORTH's force.
    They anchored within musket shot of a Turkish squadron consisting of a 64-gun ship, four frigates, four corvettes and four smaller vessels lying under a 31-gun battery on Port Pesquies.
    Half an hour after the British ships opened fire all the Turkish vessels ran ashore on the Asiatic side except for one corvette and one gunboat which were captured.
    The redoubt was then carried by Lieut. Mark OATES with POMPEE's marines after a short bombardment.
    Five seamen belonging to POMPEE were wounded.
    POMPEE was undamaged when the squadron returned through the Dardanelles on the 3 March.
    Later in the year she was with with Rear Ad. KEATS.
  • 1808 Capt. George COCKBURN, to the West Indies on 1 October.
    While on passage to Barbados she fell with and, after a long chase of 18 hours, captured the French brig corvette PYLADE on the 22 October. She was armed with fourteen 24-pounder carronades and two long 9-pounders.
    Eight days out of Martinique she was commanded by Lieut. Cocherel with a crew of 109 men.
  • POMPEE took part in the attack on Martinique on 30 January 1809 under the overall command of Rear Ad. Sir Alexander COCHRANE.
    About 600 men of the Royal York Rangers invested the fort on Pigeon Island on the 1 February.
    Five howitzers were landed from POMPEE and got up to the top of a commanding height by the exertions of Capt. COCKBURN and his seamen who supported the soldiers in completing the batteries.
    After three days bombardment the fort surrendered.
  • Rear Ad. COCHRANE entrusted the whole of the naval arrangements ashore to Commodore COCKBURN and he was supported by Capts.
    The French in Fort Bourbon were surrounded by batteries which kept up a continual bombardment, driving the enemy from his defences, until the garrison surrendered on the 24 February, 28 days after the expedition sailed from Barbados.
    Mr James SCOTT, master's mate, Mr Thomas MILLS, midshipman, and Mr John EDEVEARN, gunner were wounded on shore and Robert RUNDLE of the carpenter's crew, Moses BUTLER, able seaman, and Patrick MAKEY, landsman, were killed.
  • Later Sir Alexander transferred his flag from NEPTUE to POMPEE anchored in Fort Royal Bay, Martinique.
    In January 1810 he embarked artillery and stores at Martinique and sent ships of war to collect troops from different islands in preparation for an attack on Guadeloupe.
    They were ordered to rendezvous in Prince Rupert's Bay, Dominica.
    on 22 January Lieut. Gen. Beckwith and his staff embarked on POMPEE and they sailed for Dominica, arriving on the 24th.
    At noon on the 27th. POMPEE and the transports of the second division anchored off Gosier, Guadeloupe, and the troops were landed the following morning.
    POMPEE followed as they advanced along the shore until they reached the heights of Palmiste then on the afternoon of 2 February, when POMPEE appeared off the town, the civilians of Basse Terre, but not the troops in the forts, sent off a flag of truce.
    It took two days of fighting before the French General Ernouf surrendered the island.
  • 1811 Capt. Sir J. A. WOOD, Lisbon.
    Basque Roads in the autumn.
  • 1812 Ditto, Spithead.
  • 1814 Ditto, Mediterranean.
  • 1815 Ditto, Spithead.
  • 1816

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