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JAMAICA (26) The French LA PERCANTE taken by Capt. Charles CARPENTER of INTREPID in the West Indies on 21 April 1796.
Sold in 1814.

  • 1797 Capt. S. BROOKING, 01/1797. Deptford.
    At the end of July 1799 JAMAICA was one of the escorts which passed the valuable East India, Jamaica, Lisbon and Oporto fleets, worth several millions, up the Channel. The others were EUROPA and ANDROMACHES.
  • 1800 Capt. John MACKELLER. He escorted a fleet of merchantmen to and from the Baltic, retook an English mast-ship and a brig laden with corn. He also forced a privateer to throw 14 guns and other gear overboard during an unsuccessful chase.
    He was appointed to TERPSICHORE in March 1801.
  • 1801 Capt. Jonas ROSE, Baltic Fleet.
    JAMAICA sailed from Yarmouth in windy weather on Friday 20 March to join the fleet off Denmark the following Tuesday.
    On the 26th. the fleet weighed and arrived off Elsinor Roads where they anchored to await favourable winds.
    On Sunday the 30th. they were able to get under way and, by keeping well over to the Swedish shore to avoid the Danish gunfire, they arrived within five miles of Copenhagen the same morning.
    On 2 April the van division of the fleet under Lord NELSON commenced the attack on the enemy ships and floating batteries. The Danish Commodore's ship caught fire and blew up within half a cable's length of JAMAICA.
  • On the evening of 20 August JAMAICA was at anchor off Etaples when a large fire was seen. He ran down to investigate and was told by HOUND that it came from a cargo of pitch and tar belonging to a vessel wrecked on the coast some time previously which the boats of HOUND and MALLARD had set fire to. Six flat boats had come out of St. Valery but HOUND had forced them ashore and they still lay hauled up on the beach.
    The following morning the boats of JAMAICA, GANNET, HOUND, TYGRESS and MALLARD went in to bring them out under a covering fire from the ships. Three were brought off and the others damaged as much as time would permit.
    JAMAICA lost seaman Daniel BROCKLESBY, killed. Lieut. L. VESCONT commanded JAMAICA's boats.
  • 1803 Capt. ROSE, Limerick.
  • 1805 Capt. John DICK, to Newfoundland in June.
  • 1807 Ditto, Spithead.
  • 1807 Capt. Arthur LYSAGHT, Jersey station.
    On 29 October a court martial was held on board GLADIATOR to try Mr HARTREE, master of Jamaica, for drunkenness and contempt towards Capt. LYSAGHT. He was sentenced to be severely reprimanded.
    At a second court martial the surgeon, Mr W. W. HUTCHINSON was reprimanded for making provoking speeches and gestures towards Mr Mascall, lieutenant of marines in JAMAICA and at still another court martial Lieut. HELPMAN was dismissed his Majesty's service after striking a sergeant and a marine sentry while on duty.
  • 1808 Ditto, Newfoundland.
  • 1811 Out of commission at Portsmouth Baltic.
  • 1812 Capt. Henry LAMBERT, fitting out at Portsmouth.
  • 1814 Out of commission at Portsmouth.

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