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INCONSTANT (36) Built in 1783, Deptford.
Broken up in 1817.

  • 1799 Capt. M. PONSONBY, Channel. Capt. J. AYSCOUGH, Channel (armed en flute). She returned to Portsmouth from Egypt on 4 December 1801.
  • 1803 Chatham.
  • 1804 Capt. Edward Sterling DICKSON, coast of Africa. his dispatches arrived in Portsmouth on 26 April Portsmouth. flagship of Rear Ad. Sir J. SAUMAREZ.
  • 1807 Out of commission at Spithead. At the end of the year Capt. DICKSON, Jersey station.
  • 1808 Under repair at Portsmouth.
  • 1809 Capt. DICKSON, 03/1809.
  • 1810 Capt. QUILLAM, 11/1810.
  • 1811 Capt. E. W.C. R. OWEN, off Flushing.
  • 1813 Capt. Sir Edward TUCKER, Brazils.
  • 1816 Commodore Sir James Lucas YEO, coast of Africa. During a cruise of several months she captured five vessels under Portuguese colours with 280 slaves on board. She fell in with many other slavers, but they were under Spanish or American flags and the treaties with those countries were capable of so many different interpretations that would give rise to endless litigation, that they were not detained although they were crowded with human cargo.
  • She left Acre on the Gulf of Benin and crossed to Barbados where she found the ships on the station rather sickly, they were proceeding to sea to find more healthy conditions. Sir James fired a salute and struck his broad pennant as he arrived at Spithead.

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