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THUNDERER (74) 3rd rate Built in 1783, Rotherhithe.
Broken up in 1814.

  • 1799 Capt. COCHET, Jamaica.
  • 1800 Capt. HARDY, Jamaica.
  • 1803 Capt. William REDFORD, Torbay for Ireland.
    At the end of December 1804 THUNDERER ran aground near Bere Is.
    On the 23rd. the PRINCESS ROYAL arrived in Bantry Bay to take out her guns, stores and shot and the following day the GOLIATH, a frigate and a transport came in to take out the remainder of the stores. She was re-floated undamaged.
  • 1805 Capt. William LECHMERE, with Vice Ad. Sir Robert CALDER's squadron when he attacked the combined fleets on 22 July.
    THUNDERER lost 7 killed and 11 wounded.
  • THUNDERER was in Vice Ad. COLLINGWOOD's lee division at Trafalgar. She was commanded by Capt. John STOCKHAM (act.) THUNDERER entered the battle by going to the assistance of REVENGE which was attempting to break the enemy's line. She raked the PRICIPE DE ASTURIAS and engaged the French NEPTUNE which had come to the aid of the Spanish flagship.
    After a short time the two enemy ships made off.
    THUNDERER lost 4 killed and 12 wounded.
  • At daylight on 12 March 1806 Capt. STOCKHAM sighted three vessels on his lee bow, one of which appeared suspicious.
    After a five hour chase he captured the Spanish privateer schooner SANTO CHRISTO DEL PALDO (14).
    In the fifteen days since she had left Bayonne she had captured the Swedish brig POMONE, a galliot LOUISA ET EMILIA and a Danish brig GRUNSTADT.
    THUNDERER recaptured the last named at seven the same evening and sent a petty officer in her to England.
    Her cargo was linseed and fruit.
    The privateer was commanded by Jean Gonzales and had a crew of 67 men.
    Quite new she was victualled for four months.
  • 1807 Capt. John TALBOT, Mediterranean.
  • At the end of the year THUNDERER was with Vice Ad. Sir John DUCKWORTH's squadron which had been ordered to Constantinople.
    THUNDERER and STANDARD with two frigates were anchored to command the passage of the Dardanelles.
    On 19 January 1807 the nine sail of the line and two mortar vessels passed the Dardanelles and came under fire from the forts on either.
    The mortar vessels replied with shells.
    Sir Sidney SMITH, with his squadron POMPEE, THUNDERER, STANDARD, ENDYMION and ACTIVE, anchored under Point Pesquies and opened fire on the Turkish ships anchored there and on the redoubt on the Point which mounted 31 heavy guns.
    The ships were either destroyed or captured and the redoubt carried by POMPEE's marines.
    Three seamen and one marine from THUNDERER were killed and one officer, nine seamen and four marines were wounded.
  • Sir John DUCKWORTH then proceeded to within 8 miles of Constantinople and here they remained until 1 March, exchanging letters and proclamations.
    On the way back Sir John ordered the ROYAL GEORGE to salute the Turkish batteries with blank cartridge but the Turks replied with marble shot and iron shells.
    THUNDERER was badly damaged and had two seamen killed and one lieutenant, one midshipmen, ten seamen and two marines wounded.
    The officers wounded were Lieuts. John WALLER and COLBY and Mr MOORE, midshipman.
  • 1808 Ditto, Downs.
    At the end of 1809 Capt. TALBOT was appointed to VICTORIOUS.
  • 1811 Out of commission at Chatham

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