HMS Ceylon

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Ceylon, 1808
Type: 5th rate ; Former East Indiaman with a poop ; Armament : 38
Launched : 1793 ; Disposal date or year : 1857
BM: 672 tons
Complement: 235
Notes:

1805 First-class 32-gun frigate, and armed with 24 long 18-pounders on the main deck, and two long nines and 14 carronades, 24 pounders, on the quarterdeck and forecastle, total 40 guns

1808 Renamed Ceylon ; formerly Bombay.

17-18 Sep 1810 Taken by the French ships Vénus and Victor.

18 Sep 1810 Ceylon recaptured by the Boadicea, Otter, and Staunch.

18 Sep 1810 Vénus captured by the Boadicea, Otter, and Staunch.

21 Nov 1810 off the island of Rodriquez preparing for a joint naval and military expedition to take the Isle of France, where they arrived on 28th, and the capitulation was signed on the 3 Dec.

20 Mar 1814 departed Portsmouth for St. Helen's Roads, bound for Bermuda.

4 Apr 1814 departed from St. Helen's with a convoy of transports for Canada.

26 Oct 1814, arrived Halifax, from Quebec.

18 Mar 1815, wind and weather etc. permitting, was supposed to be departing Charleston, at the end of the war, with the Albion, Terror, and Devastation, if she could cross the bar.

10 May 1815, arrived Halifax, 6 days from Bermuda,with 250 blacks, and a ship was to sail in a few days for Annapolis with a number more.

16 May 1815, the Bacchante arrived Halifax with the escorts Regulus, Melpomene, and Calliope, with several transports with part of the 7th Regt. on board, en route for England.

24 Jun 1815 came over to Spithead on release from Quarantine.

29 Jun 1815 arrived Deal with troops from America.

1 Aug 1815 embarked troops at Portsmouth for St. Helena.

5 Aug 1815 departed Portsmouth and was reported to have been between St. Alban's and Portland, at ten o'clock this morning.

11 Aug 1815 Has departed as a part of the Northumberlands' squadron, for St Helena.

1830 Plymouth. Reduced to 22

Jul 1830 Troop ship

Jan 1832 has been taken into dock at Plymouth to be examined.

Jan 1832 following her examination was said to be "very defective," so we'll have to wait and see what transpires.

18 Feb 1832 per the Hampshire Advertiser, is to be replaced as a troop ship by the Salisbury.

Aug 1832 is to be fitted out as a receiving ship at Malta, and for the Admiral Superintendent there.

15 Sep 1832 is fitting at Plymouth to bear the pendant of the Rear Admiral Superintendent at Malta, where she is to be stationed as the harbour and receiving ship, with a complement of a master, medical officer, 10 marines and 20 seamen, and it is planned that she will be accompanied by the Champion on her passage out. It is understood that Lord Nugent and suite, newly apptd. Gov. of the Ionian Isles will go out to Malta as passengers in the Ceylon.

6 Oct 1832 both vessels went out into Plymouth Sound and will depart when the wind permits.

2 Nov 1832 arrived Gibraltar with the Champion.

13 Oct 1832 departed Plymouth for the Mediterranean with her diplomatic passengers in company with the Champion.

1 Jan 1834 On the Mediterranean Station.

31 Jan 1835 is reported to be at Malta.

1 Jul 1835 receiving ship at Malta.

8 Dec 1835 Guard ship at Malta.

26 May 1837 in Valetta harbour.

9 Jan 1839 at Malta.

12 Oct 1839 Malta, the (flag-ship of Sir John Louis) hauled out from Senglea to the fair weather buoy.

26 May 1841 at Malta.

25 Jul 1841 at Malta.

15 Aug 1841 at Valetta.

4 Sep 1841 Assistant-Surgeon Charles W. White (1829), of the promoted to Surgeon.

5 Sep 1841 at Valetta.

25 Sep 1841 Assistant Surgeon T. Wells, appointed to the Ceylon for Service of Malta Hospital [presumably at Bighi ?].

5 Oct 1841 at Malta.

29 Dec 1841 in port at Malta.

15 Sep 1842 Guard ship &c. at Valetta.

1848, Malta Harbour ; receiving-ship, bearing the flag of Rear-Admiral Edward Harvey, admiral superintendent of Malta Dockyard, and second in command, Mediterranean

20 Dec 1848 Receiving Ship Malta

30 Aug 1851 Malta