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ORION (74) Built in 1787, Deptford.
Broken up in 1814.

  • Capt Sir James SAUMAREZ.
    On 3 January 1799 orders were received at Plymouth to pay off ORION after a commission of five years.
  • 1801 ORION was commissioned by Capt. R. C. REYNOLDS on 16 March as she and MAJESTIC (commissioned the same day) were lying alongside the Jetty Head at Plymouth.
    It was blowing too hard for ORION to go out into Cawsand Bay as intended on 9 April and it was two days before the wind moderated. She sailed for Spithead to be manned prior to joining the North Sea fleet.
  • ORION came into Cawsand Bay from off Rochefort on 12 September and then sailed for Ireland.
    ORION, VENGEANCE and RESOLUTION experienced dreadful gales of wind during a storm on 1 November when they were embayed on the west coast of Ireland.
  • 1802 Capt. CUTHBERT.
    ORION arrived in Portsmouth from Bantry Bay on 29 December 1801 and on 7 February 1802 she sailed for Jamaica with a squadron under Rear Ad. CAMPBELL in TEMERAIRE. She returned on 24 June and during the following week she was paid off and laid up in Portsmouth.
  • 1803 under repair at Portsmouth.
  • 1805 Capt. CODRINGTON, 05/1805 until 12/1806, off Cadiz.
  • 1807 Capt. Sir A. C. DICKSON, Downs station.
  • 1808 Ditto, Baltic.
  • On 17 November 1810 a court martial was held on Mr Henson BARKER, assistant surgeon, who was accused of taking ashore the necessaries allowed to the sick of the ship.
    He was sentenced to be dismissed the service.
    The following day William FOGWELL, boatswain of ORION, was tried for drunkenness and and beating a man unmercifully.
    He was dismissed his ship and ordered to serve in an inferior rate.
  • 1811 Spithead.

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