HMS Carysfort

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Carysfort, 1836
Type: 6th rate ; Armament 26
Launched at Pembroke Yard : 12 Aug 1836 ; Disposal date or year : 1861
BM: 925 tons
Complement :152 officers and men ; 33 boys ; 25 marines

6 Oct 1832 is ordered to be built at the Pembroke Yard.

11 Mar 1837 departed Portsmouth Sunday last for Malta.

3 May 1837 departed Constantinople for Therapia.

16 Nov 1837 assisted the British brig Trio get off, after she went ashore in the Dardanelles a few days previous.

9 Jan 1839 at Malta.

26 Jan 1839 departed Malta for Barcelona.

2 Feb 1839 Malta, is reported to have left for Mahon and Barcelona, to relieve the Castor, which was to return to repair her damages. Captain Martin was to take the command of the naval division on the southern coast of Spain.

14 Dec 1839 Malta, Mr. H. K. Bamber, purser of the Carysfort, declined the appointment to the Vanguard.

31 Jan 1840 11 Jan 1840 Malta The Phoenix, which left Malta. on the 27th, reached Vourla the 31st ult. The Dido was to leave shortly for Constantinople to relieve the Carysfort. The weather for the last ten days of the year has been unusually mild at Vourla - indeed like spring ; but the new year opened with winter snows, the thermometer falling to 36 degrees.

5 Mar 1840 Malta, released from quarantine.

11 Mar 1840 at Malta.

6 Apr 1840 Naples, had left for Tarragona a few days previous..

25 May 1840 Malta, the Princess Charlotte, Implacable, and Carysfort departed for Naples.

24 Jun 1840 Malta, was reported to be under orders to proceed to the North Coast of Spain and to remain there.

16 Aug 1840 Alexandria, is expected to take her departure later today for Beyrout.

9 Sep 1840 arrived Beyrout. .

10 Sep 1840 covered the landing of troops at D'jounie Bay - see p. 314 at at

11 Sep 1840 attempt to take fort at Gebail - see p. 314 at at

15 Sep 1840 captured Batroun - see p. 315 at at

26 Sep 1840 unsuccessful operations at Ruad and Tortosa - see p. 315 at at See also of 17 Nov 1840.

22 Oct 1840 off Tortosa.

2 Nov, 1840 arrived off St. Jean d’Acre.

3 Nov, 1840 bombardment of St. Jean d’Acre. Egyptian forces evacuate St. Jean d’Acre overnight and the town was occupied on the 4th by the Turks. See of 1 Dec 1840

Aug - Nov 1840 Capture of Acre and operations on the coast of Syria. Turkish Medals awarded to the Officers and Men employed during the Campaign. 16 Oct 1844 those onboard between 9 Sep - 10 Oct 1840, and at the bombardment of St. Jean D’Acre, on the 3 Nov 1840, will be paid their respective proportions of the grant voted by Parliament for the said services.

21 Nov 1840 a part of the squadron off Alexandria - see p. 322-> at at

Early Dec 1840, stood off the coast following receipt of a signal reporting Peace with Egypt : on the 2 Dec it came on to blow and the squadron experienced a heavy gale in which some vessels off the Syrian coast went ashore, the Zebra being lost in the bay of Khaifa and the Pique and Bellerophon being nearly lost.

8 Dec 1840 the squadron arrived in Marmorice Bay.

18 Dec 1840, reported to be off Alexandria;.

2 Jan 1841 Lieutenant G. E. Patey, appointed to the Carysfort;.

6 Feb 1841 departed from Alexandria for Malta.

3 Apr 1841 departed from Corfu and had arrived Malta by the 5th.

7 Jul 1841 remains at Corfu.

31 Jul 1841 departed Corfu for Constantinople to relieve the Magicienne.

10 Aug 1841 William Houston Stewart, passed for Lieutenant.

10 Sep 1841 arrived Malta, from the Dardanelles, where she was reported to have been wind-bound circa 29 Aug.

14 Sep 1841 departed Malta, for England.

3 Oct 1841 arrived Gibraltar, en route for England.

8 Oct 1841 departed Gibraltar, for Portsmouth.

24 Oct 1841 arrived Spithead, from Malta. Carried out the usual gunnery drill and was then mustered and inspected by the Commander-in-Chief, and came into harbour to be paid off.

30 Oct 1841 paid off at Portsmouth.

1 Nov 1841 Portsmouth, is to be repaired for foreign service.

25 Nov 1841 Portsmouth, was taken into dock on Thursday, for overhauling and repair.

18 Dec 1841 the Tyne is ordered to be taken into Dock at Portsmouth when the Carysfort is taken out.

28 Dec 1841 was taken out Dock at Portsmouth.

1 Feb 1842 at Portsmouth.

15 Feb 1842 was taken out of the Basin at Portsmouth.

5 Mar 1842 is reported to be due to go out to Spithead next Wed. with a view to preparing for her passage yo South America.

25 Mar 1842 departed Spithead for Chili.

26 Mar 1842 has recently been fitted with Rodgers' bower, stream and kedge anchors.

9 Apr 1842 arrived Madeira after a boisterous 14 day passage from Spithead.

14 Apr 1842 departed Madeira for Rio de Janeiro.

19 May 1842 arrived Rio from England.

2 Aug 1842 arrived Valparaiso from the Falkland Isles, and was due to depart for Mexico and the Gulf of California.

6 Aug 1842 at Valparaiso when the Curacoa departed for England.

30 November 1844 The Carysford, 36, Captain the Right Hon. Lord George Paulet, and the Salamander steam-sloop, Commander A. S. Hamond, were at Valparaiso when the Vindictive departed for Rio on 1st of May.

1 May 1844 at Valparaiso (Capt George Paulet).

12 Mar 1846 departed from England for Australia

6 June 1846 The Carysfort, 26, is to be ready for sea early next month, if the weather will admit, and her present destination is South America, to join the squadron under Rear-Admiral Sir G. R. Seymour. The Carysfort takes out the new Governor of New Zealand, appointed to succeed Captain Fitzroy. R.N. (We take the above from a Morning Chronicle of February. There is evidently some blunder in it, as there was no talk of a Governor for New Zealand Is Sir Charles Fitzroy coming to Sydney in her?)

27 Jun 1846 The United Service Gazette says that after landing Sir C. Fitzroy, HMS Carysfort is to be stationed at New Zealand.

27 Jun 1846 The "Agincourt," PO packet, reports HMS Carysfort to leave London for Sydney on 15 Mar, with Sir Charles Fitzroy on board ; she was to touch at the Cape of Good Hope, where it was probable she would remain about a fortnight.

25 Jul 1846 HMS Carysfort left Spithead for Sydney via the Cape of Good Hope on the 12th March, and subsequently put into Portland Reach [Roads?] and left there on the 18th. The "Emerald Isle" passed a man-of-war on the 29th May, at Lat 33 deg S, Long 11 deg W, which was supposed to be her.

8 Aug 1846 The Carysfort was off the Heads at daybreak on Sunday, and as the arrival of His Excellency Sir Charles Fitzroy was hourly expected, some anxiety was manifested before the name of the vessel was ascertained. Immediately that she was signalled the Cornubia, and Rose steamers got up their steam as quickly as possible. and the former proceeded to the Circular Wharf to receive passengers. The Rose proceeded to sea expressly to tow the Carysfort into the harbour, as the wind was light and she was off the land, which was done gratuitously as a mark of respect to the Governor. A numerous party had assembled on board the Cornubia, and shortly after her clearing the Heads it was found that the Rose had taken the Carysfort in tow. Numbers of persons had assembled at the Signal Station at South Head, and most of the boats belonging to the port had assembled to witness the arrival. No casualties occurred ; the Rose towed the Carysfort safely to her anchorage in Farm Cove. the Cornubia keeping company during the time. News had been received at the Cape of Good Hope from England up to the 8th of April inclusive.

8 Aug 1846 The North Star -It is reported by the Carysfort, that Her Majesty's ship North Star had called at the Cape, and had there disembarked her marines, who had been sent to the frontier to reinforce the military there assembled to defend the outposts of the colony against the incursions of the Kafirs.

22 Aug 1846 Farm Cove, Sydney, refitting

Early 1847 First Lt., Lt Austen marries Miss Sowagger at Valparaiso, d/o of a foreign merchant.

2 Dec 1847 departed from Valparaiso.

25 Jan 1848 arrived Bahia

29 Jan 1848 departed for England.

15 Mar 1848 arrived Spithead. See below for a brief report of a part of her cruise around the World on her arrival at Portsmouth.

20 Dec 1848 Portsmouth

1860 Portsmouth

The Carysfort, 26, Captain George H. Seymour, arrived at Spithead March 15, from the Pacific. She departed from Valparaiso on the 2nd of December in company with the Collingwood, 80, and the Constance, 50, and parted company on the 5th. She arrived at Bahia on the 25th of January, and departed thence on the 29th direct for England. Affairs at Bahia at this date were very flourishing. Rate of exchange 47¾d. per milrei for Government bills. At Bahia she met the Seagull, packet, with the Hon. Mr. Gore, the British Envoy, on board, from Rio.

On Monday, January 25, the Carysfort spoke the barque Duke, in lat. 16° 2' ; 35° 15' W., who desired to be reported at Lloyds. The Carysfort has brought 2,127,681 dollars on merchants` account, which Captain Sayer, wine-merchant and freight-agent, of this port, has the conveyance of to London. She brought no diamonds from Bahia ; her freight is 47 loose bars and 928 boxes of silver. She has brought home Major Delacombe, Commander Parke (on promotion), Mr. Hope (midshipman), and Mr. Quick (carpenter), all of the Constance, and eight invalids from the squadron, together with mails from Valparaiso and Bahia. and despatches from the British Consul for the Home-office, and from Sir George Seymour for the Admiralty.

The Carysfort has been completely round the world since she left this port. She left England on the 12th of March, 1846, with His Excellency Sir Charles Fitz Roy, the Governor of Australia, and family.

She touched on her passage out at Madeira, Cape of Good Hope, landed Sir Charles Fitz Roy at Sydney, New South Wales ; touched at New Zealand, then proceeded to her station, Valparaiso ; thence she departed to Mexico, St. Blas, Mazatlan and Guyamas (California), returned to Valparaiso, and home. She wants a year longer to complete the usual term of sea service ; and most likely that time, at least, will be got out of her present commission, as she is just now in most perfect man-of-war trim and order ; her crew are thoroughly efficient, and well up to their duties ; the vessel, in short, is fit to be sent to any part of the world. She will come into harbour to-morrow to disembark her treasure, which will be despatched to London by the South Coast Railway via Brighton. She did not see the Asia, 84, Rear Admiral Phipps Hornby, on her passage.

SG & SGTL Vol 5 ; p 184