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WARRIOR (74) Built in 1781, Portsmouth.
Receiving ship in 1818.

  • 1799 Capt. H. SAVAGE, Lisbon.
  • 1800 Capt. C. TYLER. She arrived in Plymouth from Torbay on 26 January 1800.
  • 1801 Ditto, Baltic. In consequence of the invasion preparations being made along the French coast she rejoined the Channel fleet off Brest in July.
  • 1803 Under repair at Plymouth.
  • 1805 Capt. S. Hood LINZEE, Channel. WARRIOR was with Vice Ad. Sir Robert CALDER's squadron which engaged the Franco-Spanish combined fleet on 22 July. WARRIOR and DRAGON were the only ships to have no casualties.
  • 1806 WARRIOR and RENOWN fell in with MINERVA off Cape Finisterre on 21 June and together they proceeded to annoy the enemy coastal trade to Ferrol and Vigo.
  • 1807 Capt. J. W. SPRANGER, Channel.
  • 1808 Ditto, Mediterranean.
  • In August 1809 Lord COLLINGWOOD proposed that the islands of Zante, Cephalonia, etc. should be seized before the French could turn their attention from the defence of Naples to strengthen their outposts in the Adriatic. WARRIOR sailed from Messina on 23 January accompanied by PHILOMEL, two large gunboats and transports with troops under Brig. - General Oswald, and arrived off Cephalonia five days later. In the next few days they were joined by SPARTAN from Malta and MAGNIFICENT, BELLE POULE and KINGFISHER from Corfu and the whole squadron anchored in the Bay of Zante. At daylight on 2 October the troops assembled alongside WARRIOR and, as soon as SPARTAN, BELLE POULE and the gun boats had silenced the batteries, a division was landed about 3 miles from the town. The gunboats under Mr COLE, first Lieutenant of WARRIOR, continued to keep the enemy in check during a second disembarkation then the whole army advanced to invest the castle. The Lieut. Colonel commanding the French and Albanian troops capitulated the same evening. A French privateer and four others on the stocks were taken.
    Two days later the squadron, reinforced by LEONIDAS, sailed for Cephalonia and landed advanced troops the same evening to summon the Fort of St George about 9 miles from the town. It surrendered at once and the union flag and that of the Seven Islands were hoisted to the great joy of the local inhabitants. The two islands were occupied with loss to the British. A small Russian ship and and a captured English brig were found at Cephalonia.
    A strong wind prevented WARRIOR sailing for Cerigo to assist in the reduction of that island, for long a nest of privateers who preyed on ships of all nations, but her presence proved unnecessary when Cerigo surrendered to troops and marines from SPARTAN.
  • While WARRIOR was at Malta in the spring of 1810 Capt. SPRANGER was introduced to a young nobleman, the Marquis of Sligo, who had hired a vessel called PYLADES. The captain helped the Marquis fit out his vessel and lent him his boat with four picked men to carry him back and forth. Two of these men went missing before WARRIOR left the station and the captain suspected that they were concealed aboard PYLADES. Although the Marquis denied all knowledge of them they had in fact been waylaid by his servants, made drunk, and taken on board in that state. They were kept under constraint when the PYLADES sailed on 13 May first for Palermo and then Messina. Her his Lordship obtained protection for them for 6 months under fictitious names.
  • On 30 May PYLADES was searched by a boarding party from ACTIVE looking for deserters but the men were concealed. The Marquis then sailed to Milo and Patmos where six of the crew were left ashore. He wrote to Capt. SPRANGER saying that he had discovered some men-of-war's men in his vessel and he was determined to send them ashore as soon as possible.
  • The marquis faced a trial at the Old Bailey on 16 December 1813 when he was charged with receiving and concealing deserters from the Royal Navy on board his vessel. He was found guilty on some of the charges and sentenced to a fine of 5,000 pounds and imprisonment for 4 months in Newgate Prison.
  • In the autumn of 1811 WARRIOR was under repair at Chatham.
  • 1812 Capt. George BYNG, off Flushing.
  • 1814 Capt. Viscount TORRINGTON, orders for the West Indies in the spring.
  • 1815 Capt. John T. RODD, Spithead for Jamaica, Flagship of Rear Ad. J. E. DOUGLAS.
  • 181 Out of commission at Chatham.
  • 1818 Harbour service at Chatham.

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