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THETIS (38) Built in 1782, Rotherhithe.
Sold in 1814.

  • 1799 Out of commission at Plymouth.
  • 1800 Capt. H. E.R. BAKER, fitting out as a trooper at Plymouth.
    The orders came down on 3 January for THETIS, IPHIGENIA and THISBE to be fitted out for the reception of troops. On 8 March 1801 she took part in the landings at Aboukir Bay and had four seamen wounded while disembarking troops.
  • 1803 Out of commission at Sheerness.
  • 1805 Capt. W. H. GAGE, fitting out at Gravesend.
  • 1807 Ditto, Channel Mediterranean.
  • 1808 Capt. George MILLER, Sheerness for the West Indies.
    At the beginning of December 1809 Capt. MILLER discovered that a French brig with supplies from Europe had arrived had got into Le Hayes in Basse Terre, Guadeloupe. Capt. BALLARD of BLONDE ordered THETIS, PULTUSK, ACHATES and BACCHUS to reconnoitre the port and Capt. MILLER conceived a plan for capturing the brig. On the 12th. Capt. ELLIOTT of POLTUSK led the marines of the four ships with a party of 75 seamen through thick woods to capture and destroy a fort and bring out the brig. She proved to be the NISUS which had left L'Orient on 30 October with provisions which were now in the town. She had been loaded with coffee and was ready to sail. One marine and one marine from THETIS were wounded.
  • On 18 December BLONDE, THETIS, CYGNET, HAZARD and RINGDOVE engaged two French frigates at anchor some 9 miles to the N. W. of the town of Basse-Terre in a strong position under batteries in Anse La Barque. One of the frigates was soon dismasted and the crews began to abandon their ships and set fire to them.
    Capt. CAMERON of HAZARD landed and destroyed the batteries, losing his life in the process. The two frigates destroyed were the LOIRE and SEINE pierced for 40 guns but having none mounted on their forecastles or quarter-decks. THETIS had six seamen wounded in the action.

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