HMS Asia

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Asia, 1811
Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Launched : 2 Dec 1811 ; Disposal date or year : 1865
BM: 1763 tons

Portsmouth Jun 17 1812 arrived from off Cherbourg.

Portsmouth Jul 3 1812 departed on a cruise.

Portsmouth Jul 28 1812 departed for the Downs.

Deal Oct 9 1812 departed for off the Texel.

Portsmouth Oct 28 1813 Is ordered into harbour, to be docked

Portsmouth Jan 6 1814 Is ordered to have her complement of men completed as soon as possible.

Portsmouth Feb 1 1814 departed for the Halifax station.

6 Mar 1814, arrived Bermuda from Portsmouth, V.-Adm. Sir A. Cochrane, Capt. Paget, with the Superb, Capt. Wainwright.

24 May 1814 reported to be at Bermuda.

31 Jul 1814 captured the U.S. privateer, the 4 gun brig Cora, with 23 men.

5 Aug 1814, arrived Halifax, the schooner Unity, 9 days from the Chesapeake, prize to the Asia.

19 Sep 1814 the fleet, including the Royal-Oak, Asia, Ramillies and Ętna remained at anchor in the river Patuxent until 27th when it moved to the Potomac where shore operations were re-commenced from 3rd to 14th Oct., following which the fleet departed for Negril bay, Jamaica.

Aug 1814 a portion of the prize money resulting from the various actions in the Chesapeake became due for payment on 1 May 1835 : namely a dividend from the estate of the bankrupt agent Henry Abbott : no doubt one of the many fraudsters who ripped off matelots in those days : both officers and ratings being fair game.

14 Dec 1814 distribution of head-money arising from the capture of American gun-boats and sundry bales of cotton, [per London Gazette of 26 Jun 1821].

Jamaica, Nov 5 1815 Is reported to have arrived on Saturday.

13 Sep 1815 arrived at Gibraltar, from Trieste : departed to Jamaica 17th inst.

1819 Asia renamed Alfred.