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QUEBEC (32) Built in 1781, Bursledon.
Broken up in 1816.

  • 1799 Capt. .W. BAYNTUN, Portsmouth.
  • 1800 Ditto, Jamaica.
  • 1803 Out of commission at Woolwich.
  • 1805 Capt. Hon. G. L. DUNDAS, Woolwich.
  • 1807 Capt. Lord FALKLAND, Sheerness. Capt. Hon. George POULETT, Downs.
  • 1810 Capt. Charles Sibthorp HAWTAYNE, North Sea.
    During her two years on the station QUEBEC captured a number of armed vessels.
    The privateer lugger IMPERATRICE (14) was taken after a chase of 24 hours and on the night of 8 November 1810 the fine French privateer schooner JEUNE LOUISE was cut out from her anchorage in the Vlie Stroom.
    QUEBEC was running past the Vlie and the Schelling to return to her station off the Texel when the schooner was first seen, so the frigate was brought to and three boats under Lieuts. Stephen POPHAM and Richard Augustus YATES and Mr M'DONALD, master's mate, set off against a very strong tide. They found the enemy grounded on the sands and fully prepared to receive them with cannon and musketry.
    Three broadsides at pistol shot range did not stop them boarding and fighting it out on deck. The enemy captain, Gallen Lafont, was killed in personal combat with Lieut. YATES, and one French seaman was killed and another wounded. The schooner was armed with six 12-pound and eight 9 pounder carronades and sixty of her crew were on board, the others being sick or away in prizes.
    The English losses were John THOMPSON, seaman, killed; Thomas JONES, seaman, drowned; Christopher GILBERTSON, seaman, wounded, and a boat destroyed.
  • In August 1811 boats of Ad. YOUNG's squadron at Heligoland (QUEBEC, RAVEN, REDBREAST, EXERTION, ALERT and PRINCESS AUGUSTA) under the first lieutenant, Samuel BLYTH, of QUEBEC, captured and sent out from near Nordeney, one of the Frisian Islands, the vaisseau de guerre of the Douanes Imperiales (customs boat) CHRISTINE CHARLOTTE and a merchant vessel.
    On the 3rd. four enemy gunboats were seen at anchor behind the island and an attack was launched on them. The enemy guns were loaded with grape and canister and were not discharged until the boats were within pistol shot but they succeeded in boarding and carrying the first gunboat, then each one was taken in turn.
    The other officers who took part from QUEBEC were: Lieut. Charles WOLLRIDGE; Robert COOK, master's mate; John M'DONALD, midshipman, and Lieut. Humphry MOORE, RM , who was later severely burnt. Lieut. BLYTH was immediately advanced to the rank of commander.
    The gunboats were each armed with a long 12-pounder and two 6 or 8-pounders, Dutch metal being heavier than English, and carried 102 men.
    The English losses were 4 killed and 14 wounded of which QUEBEC lost George BAGLEY, seaman, killed, and George HEWPORT, John FULLER, Benjamin HAWKINS and Thomas THOMPSON, seamen and John SPARKS, marine, wounded.
  • On 30 October QUEBEC gave chase to, and captured, a large French privateer cutter, OLYMPIA, off the Flemish Banks. With ten 18-pounders and a crew of 78 men she had sailed 24 hours before for a six week cruise.
  • QUEBEC, being unfit for sea, was paid off in 1812 and lay at Sheerness until she was used as a guardship at the Nore the following year under Lieut. Thomas LEIGH. She was broken up in July 1816.

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