Purchased in 1782.
Taken in 1808.
- 1799 Lieut. MURRAY, Channel.
- 1800 Ditto, Jersey.
SEAFLOWER was eighteen miles to the southward of Guernsey on the morning of the 19 March 1800 when a strange sail was sighted and, after a long chase of over ten hours, he captured the French privateer lugger CHASER nine miles off Cape Fahel.
Commanded by Capt. Gillies she was ten days out from Raro without taking any prizes. She was armed with 14 carriage guns of which 9 were thrown overboard during the chase.
- SEAFLOWER paid off at Plymouth on 31 August 1802 and was laid up in ordinary during the Peace of Amiens.
- 1803 Lieut. William Fitzwilliam OWEN, Plymouth, to the East Indies.
He captured a French national ketch, the CHARLES, at the island of Rodriguez on 15 July 1806.
In the following September he explored part of the Maldive Islands and on 10 November discovered a channel between Siberut and Sipora in the Mentawai Islands off the west coast of Sumatra.
He named it after SEAFLOWER.
- Rear-Ad. Sir Edward PELLEW's squadron left the island of Eugeino on the 23 November 1806 and passed through the Sunda Strait on the 26th. when they captured a Dutch E. I.Co.
brig MARIA WILHELMINA.
The following morning SEAFLOWER navigated the squadron through the intricate channels to Batavia where she and the frigates entered the roads between the islands of Onrust and Java.
Here the corvette WILLIAM struck to TERPSICHORE and a Dutch frigate, four brigs and two company ships ran themselves on shore as soon as they sighted the squadron.
Since the shoal water prevented the British from anchoring sufficiently close to fire on the enemy vessels, three divisions of boats under Capt. Fleetwood PELLEW, Lieut. GROULE of CULLODEN and Lieut. OWEN were sent in under covering fire from TERPSICHORE and SIR FRANCIS DRAKE to destroy them.
This was accomplished with the loss of only one man killed and four wounded.
The prisoners, some 700 of them, were landed on parole.
Ad.PELLEW had hoped to reward Lieut. OWEN's service by giving him command of the WILLIAM, prize, but unfortunately she had to be destroyed as she was unfit for his Majesty's service.
- 18 OI Lieut. STEWART, East Indies.
On 20 November 1817 she left Malacca with Vice-Ad. Sir Edward PELLEW's squadron and they arrived off Java on 5 December.
(see SAMARANG) 1811 Lieut. STEWART, Lisbon.
- 1812 Ditto, Spithead.
- 1814 Portsmouth.