1807 - THE YEAR BRITAIN ABOLISHED ITS SLAVE TRADE (PART 1)
Invasion of the Cape Colony (1795)
William Pitt: A Biography of One of the Great Iconic Figures in British History
HMS Madras was laid down as Lascelles, an East Indiaman being built for the British East India Company (EIC). The Royal Navy purchased her on the stocks and had her completed as a 56-gun Fourth rate. She was launched as HMS Madras in 1795. She served in the Leeward Islands and the Far East. In 1801 she was armed en flute. She then served in the Mediterranean. She first participated in the British campaign to drive Napoleon from Egyypt. From 1803 she served as a guard ship at Malta and was broken up there in 1807.