HMS Comet

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Comet, 1828
Type: Sloop ; Armament 18
Launched : 11 Aug 1828 ; Disposal date or year : 1862
BM: 462 tons
Notes:

26 May 1829 refitting at Simon's Bay.

7 Aug 1829 remains at Trincomalee.

23 May 1831 arrived at Sydney, NSW from Pitcairn's Island and Tahiti.

20 Jul 1831 arrived at Sydney, from a cruise.

26 Aug 1831 departed Sydney NSW for Madras.

Returned to Sydney? having failed to make the passage through Torres Straits.

27 Nov 1831 arrived Madras.

18 Dec 1831 departed Madras for Malacca.

3 Feb 1832 arrived Singapore from Madras.

13 Feb 1832 departed Singapore for Ceylon.

29 Mar 1832 arrived Trincomalee from Singapore.

22 Apr 1832 was at Trincomalee having a new mast fitted and refitting when the Crocodile departed for England.

3 Jun 1832 the Cruiser and Alligator were at Madras when the Comet departed for England.

6 Aug 1832 touched at St. Helena.

11 Aug 1832 touched at Ascension.

At sea, 27 Sep 1832 arrived in the English Channel from the Cape, St. Helena (1 Aug).

29 Sep 1832 arrived Spithead from the East Indies, under the command of Lieut. H. F. Peake, Commander Sandilands having died on 12 Jun 1832, from apoplexy, during her passage home. She reports that whilst on the station she was sent to Pitcairn to remove the murderers of the Bounty to Otaheite.

15 Oct 1832 was paid off and at Plymouth.

16 Oct 1832 Comet renamed Comus and recommissioned.