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VENGEANCE (74) 3rd rate Built in 1774, Randall, Rotherhithe.
Broken up in 1816.

  • 1782 Capt. J. MOUNTRAY. Re-fitting at Portsmouth for foreign service.
  • 1799 Capt. T. M. RUSSELL, West Indies.
  • 1800 Out of commission at Portsmouth.
    At the beginning of 1801 she was in dock for repair.
    Under the command of the 37 year old Capt. George DUFF she sailed from Portsmouth on 11 April to join the North Sea fleet.
    In October she was with Sir Andrew MITCHELL's fleet in Bantry Bay and embayed with ORION and RESOLUTION during a violent gale from the west. ORION carried away her mizzen and main masts but the other two managed to claw off the lee shore.
    In December, with peace preliminaries agreed, the fleet in Bantry Bay mutinied when they were ordered to sail to the West Indies instead of home.
    The good and fair discipline maintained by Capt. DUFF ensured that no member of the crew of VENGEANCE joined the mutiny. Eleven of the ringleaders were hanged and others flogged around the fleet and VENGEANCE sailed for Jamaica with a squadron under Rear Ad. George CAMPBELL to watch the movements of French vessels from Brest which were being sent to San Domingo were there was unrest among the black population.
  • 1803 Under repair at Portsmouth, then out of commission.
  • 1808 Prison ship.
  • 1811 Lieut. John EDWARDS, Transport Board at Portsmouth.

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