A fir built 18 gun brig-sloop (two square rigged masts), one of eight Albatross Class, built by Perry of Blackwall, launched 29 August 1795, 96 feet long by 30 feet, 6 inches, 365 tons builders measurement. She was armed with sixteen 32 pdr carronades and two 6 pdr bowchasers.
- 1795 conveyed troops from the Cape to Algoa Bay (Port Elizabeth)
- 1795-1796 Surveyed off the west coast on South Africa
- 20 December 1796 Took the Privateer Cutter Le Coup d’Essai (2) off the Isle of Wight and recaptured the brig Ann
- 13 March 1798 took the Danish Mathilda Maria en route from Copenhagen to Tranquebar (Coromandel Coast of India) with wine, beef, pork, etc., off Ile de France (Mauritius)
- 12 May 1798 took a French ship, 40 to 50 tons burthen, as a prize off the east coast of Mauritius
- 1801 Portsmouth
- 1802 sold for breaking up
On the 3 November 1801 Capt. GARDNER appeared before a court martial on board GLADIATOR in Portsmouth Harbour charged by surgeon William LIND with tyrannical behaviour towards his officers, having traded in slaves off Madagascar and having plundered a French prisoner. After examining the officers and crew of STAR, the court decided that the charges were ill founded and malicious and the captain was honourably acquitted.