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Type: Store ship ;
Taken : 1785 ; Disposal date or year : 2 May 1811
Disposal Details : Wrecked in Madras roads : crew, except two, saved. Captain William Kirby
BM : 777 tons
14-15 Feb 1809 Belle-Poule, north of the island of Corfu : chased and captured the French frigate-built store-ship Var, which was added to the British navy as a store-ship under the name of Chichester.
Type: Packet ;
The ship's name was Countess of Chichester, which, although used occasionally, it was usually abbreviated in most newspaper reports to Chichester.
9 Nov 1823 Kirkness, departed Falmouth for the Brazils.
18 Dec 1823 arrived Falmouth, from the Brazils.
6 Feb 1824 departed Falmouth for Buenos Ayres, [although is later reported as departing Falmouth on the 8th, perhaps held up by bad or contrary weather, e.g. a SW blow would not have suited her SW course!].
30 Apr 1824 spoke with the packet Lady Louisa, 66 days from Falmouth, bound for Buenos Ayres, having just departed Monte Video.
3 Jul 1824 arrived Falmouth from Buenos Ayres (28 Apr) ; Monte Video (3 May) & spoke with HMS Briton.
29 Jul 1824 departed Falmouth for the Leeward Isles.
17 Oct 1824 arrived Falmouth from the Leeward Isles.
5 Nov 1824 departed Falmouth for the Mediterranean.
17 Jan 1825 arrived Falmouth from the Mediterranean ; Corfu (6 Dec) ; Malta (16th) ; Gib (2 Jan) ; Cadiz (3rd).
16 Feb 1825 departed Falmouth for Jamaica.
28 May 1825 arrived Falmouth from Carthagena (8 Apr) ; Jamaica (19th inst) ; and Crooked Island (26th).
17 Nov 1825 arrived Falmouth from Buenos Ayres (10 Sep) ; Monte Video (13th).
14 Dec 1825 Kirkness, departed Falmouth for Jamaica and Carthagena.
2 Apr 1826 Kirkness, arrived Falmouth from Jamaica
1 May 1826 Kirkness, departed Falmouth for the Leeward Isles.
11 Jul 1826 Kirkness, arrived Falmouth from the Leeward Isles, last from St Thomas's in 29 days..
14 Aug 1826 departed Falmouth for Jamaica.
28 Nov 1826 James, arrived Falmouth from Carthagena and Jamaica, and is put into quarantine, several of her crew having died on the voyage.
5 Jan 1827 departed Falmouth for the Mediterranean.
For further movements try page 3 of the Royal Cornwall Gazette, available through the British Newspaper Archive, for a fee.