HMS Coromandel

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Coromandel, 1795
Type: Armed transport and troop ship ; Armament 24
Purchased : 1795 ; Disposal date or year : 1813

1 Jan 1799 purchased for the Transport Service in 1795. Now based in the Mediterranean.

11 Sep 1800 on the Lisbon, Gibraltar, and Mediterranean Station, (Armed transport).

16 Mar 1801 Leviathan with the Andromeda, Unité, Drake, Hornet, Fanny, armed brig, L'Eclair, schooner, and Alexandria, tender, departed Barbadoes with 1,500 troops for Grand Saline Bay, St. Bartholomew. Following their arrival, circa 20th, at St. Bartholomew, the Andromeda and Alexandria were detached to St. Thomas's to watch for any reaction to the landings at St. Bartholomew. The Coromandel arrived with the 2nd West India regiment on the 23rd, and a convoy with reinforcements arrived from England on the 24th, under the command of the Proselyte. The Hornet and Fanny, armed brig, were sent to the main harbour in the Island to detain a number of French privateers etc., before the armistice was signed, but they weren't able to get into position to perform the task and even after a chase of 24 hours were unable to detain any of the vessels concerned.

25 Mar 1801 leaving sufficient troops and the Proselyte, Hornet, and Drake to defend the island the rest of the troops were embarked and the squadron departed for St Thomas's on the 26th. The Unité was to be detached with the prisoners to Martinique.

5 Apr 1801 at St Thomas's the Southampton with the Coromandel, Arab and Calcutta.

8 Jun 1801 passed by the Isle Wight for the Downs.

19 Aug 1801 arrived Spithead with the Amphitrite, and about forty sail of merchantmen and eight transports, from the West Indies.

7 Feb 1802 Buffalo, Coromandel, Perseus, departed Spithead with convicts on board for New South Wales ; the convoy also including 3 East Indiamen, and a large fleet for the Mediterranean and the West Indies ; by about 5 o'clock the whole of the fleet got round the point of St. Helen's, with a fine breeze to carry them down Channel.

12 Feb 1802 the Coromandel, and Perseus, recently departed Spithead for Botany Bay, and put back due to contrary winds, departed Spithead again with convicts for New South Wales.

19 Aug 1802 arrived at the Motherbank, for quarantine, in the Solent, the Coromandel, armed transport, Lieutenant Reeler, with part of the 20th regiment of Light Dragoons, and 59th Infantry on board, from Jamaica.

23 Aug 1802 departed Spithead the Champion, with the Coromandel, to Chatham, to be paid off.

25 Aug 1802 arrived in the Downs the Coromandel, troop ship from Jamaica.

1 Sep 1802 arrived Sheerness, and departed for Chatham.

13 Mar 1803 is to be prepared to take on board troop for service abroad.

Circa 31 Oct 1803 150 convicts, from the hulks in Portsmouth and Langton harbours have been sent on board the Coromandel, for Botany Bay. Whilst not stating so, I'm presuming that this is the Armed transport and troop ship Coromandel they are referring to ?

5 Nov 1803 further to the last item the Hampshire Telegraph also notes that on Thursday a number of female convicts arrived here at Portsmouth and were put on board the Experiment, transport, for Botany Bay.

12 Nov 1803 several more female convicts have been sent on board the Experiment.

5 Dec 1803 the Penguin, with the Coromandel and Experiment in company, departed Spithead for New South Wales.

May 1805 Chatham in Ordinary.

1807 Hulked and converted for use at Jamaica as a Hospital Ship for the army.

1827 Bermuda - Convict Ship.

20 Dec 1848 Bermuda Convict Ship.