HMS Camilla

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Camilla, 1776
Type: Sloop ; Armament 20
Launched at Chatham 1776 ; Disposal date or year : 1831
Tons (BM) : 433 Notes:

19 Apr 1797 the Diamond, Minerva, Cynthia, Camilla, and hired cutter Grand Falconer captured the American ship Favourite.

1 Jan 1799 Capt. R. Larkan. Channel.

14 Jan 1799 Portsmouth, arrived from before Havre-de-Grace.

9 Feb 1799 Plymouth, departed for Jamaica with General Maitland, Colonels Grant and Nightingale at short notice.

1 Dec 1799 Portsmouth departed on a cruise.

12 Jan 1800 captured the Speculation with the Fly Hired Cutter in sight.

29 Jan 1800 with the Duchess of York Hired Cutter in sight, captured the French privateer lugger Le Vigoureux, 3 guns, 26 men, of Cherbourg ; out 19 days, but had not taken any thing.

6 Mar 1800 Portsmouth, the Camilla, Capt. Larkin, has a signal hoisted for a convoy to Newfoundland.

20 Dec 1800 the Camilla, Capt Larkin, departed St. John's, Newfoundland, with a convoy for England. On 31 Dec experienced a heavy gale and was seen by the David, Wilkinson, master, bound for Poole, lying in the water on her beam end, but that after cutting away her mizen mast and associated rigging etc., she wore away and ran before the wind. Some of the ships of the convoy attempted to follow, but soon lost sight of her. Further gales were reported on the 4th and 5th of January, but subsequently the weather improved.

22 Jan 1801 letters received Plymouth from Cork state the safe arrival there of the Camilla, of 24, guns, Captain Larkin, from Newfoundland, supposed to have foundered off the banks in a gale of wind.

26 Jan 1801 arrived Plymouth Sound last evening from Newfoundland, last from Cork, with a convoy, laden with fish and oil ; departed this morning for the Downs with forty sail of different tenders.

29 Jan 1801 arrived in the Downs with her convoy from Ireland.

4 Feb 1801 departed Deal for Sheerness.

20 Apr 1801 arrived Spithead from the Downs.

22 Apr 1801 departed Spithead for Newfoundland.

15 Nov 1801 arrived Spithead the Camilla, in thirty-one days from Newfoundland ; with the loss of her main-mast. She left that place with thirty vessels under convoy, which she parted with in a gale of wind, in lat 49. 54. long. 29. She joined six of them afterwards at the mouth of the Channel, and convoyed them to Dartmouth and Poole.

4 Jan 1802 remains at Spithead, Capt Brace.

27 Feb 1802 departed Spithead the Camilla, 24, with provisions for Marcou.

2 Mar 1802 arrived Spithead the Camilla, 24, Capt Brace, from Marcou.

Circa 24 Apr 1802 Mr. John Gaze, late Master of the Indefatigable, to the Camilla.

Circa 24 Apr 1802 Lieutenant Hughes to the Camilla.

Circa 25 May 1802 Captain Wollaston to the Camilla.

Circa 25 May 1802 Captain Brace, of the Camilla.

29 Jul 1802 departed Spithead the Camilla, 20, Captain Hill, for Newfoundland.

22 Nov 1802 arrived Spithead, the Camilla, Captain Hill, from Newfoundland.

26 Nov 1802 came into Portsmouth harbour, from Spithead.

3 Dec 1802 a Court Martial was held on board the Neptune, at Portsmouth, on Stephen Holloway, a marine, for having deserted from HM ship Camilla, in the month of May last. He was found guilty, and sentenced to receive one hundred lashes.

2 Mar 1803 went out of harbour to Spithead, the Camilla, Capt Hill.

7 Mar 1803 has been ordered to Guernsey to complete her complement.

16 Apr 1803 arrived Spithead from Jersey.

29 Apr 1803 the Aurora, Capt Malbon, and the Camille, Capt Taylor, understood to be preparing at Spithead for service on the Newfoundland Station, are expected to depart tomorrow.

5 May 1803 departed Spithead this morning the Aurora, and Camille, for the Newfoundland Station, however, it would appear that the weather was unkind and they had to return to the sheltered anchorage at St Helen's, to the East of the Isle of Wight.

7 May 1803 departed Spithead for the Newfoundland.

28 Jun 1803 the Lapwing, Camilla, Falcon and a cutter, name unreadable, now off the port of Falmouth with an outward bound convoys for Newfoundland and Quebec.

16 Nov 1803 the Isis, recently arrived Spithead from Newfoundland, advises that the Camilla would be spending the winter at Newfoundland, rather than spending it in the West Indies, with the rest of the vessels from that station.

19 Nov 1804 the Isis, arrived Spithead, from Newfoundland, reports that prior to departing St John's the forest around the town had been burning for 3 weeks, and that the Camilla had departed St John's for Lisbon, presumably with the regular end of season convoy, with dry fish for the Iberian Peninsular and Mediterranean ports ?

19 Mar 1805 Convoy to Newfoundland

14-15 Aug 1805 Camilla chased the French brig-corvette Faune, and was joined on the 15th by the Goliath, when the corvette was taken.

2 Mar 1808 with a small squadron captured the Island of Guadaloupe with a view to reducing the number of havens available to French privateers.

13 Aug 1808 landed Lieutenant Lake, former commanding officer of the Recruit, sent home from the West Indies as sick.

1830 Receiving ship Sheerness