HMS Curlew

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Curlew, 1830
Type: Brig-sloop ; Armament 10
Launched : 25 Feb 1830 ; Disposal date or year : 1849
BM: 233 tons
Notes:

1830 Plymouth

1 Sep 1830 Port Praya Roads, St Jago.

4 Sep 1830 departed from off Port Praya to cruise off Trinidad.

25 Sep 1830 arrived off Trinidad and commenced a patrol of the waters in that area.

29 Oct 1830 had arrived at the Cape, and was going to relieve the Badger at Mauritius.

22 Nov 1830 departed from the Cape, to join Commodore Schomberg, in the Maidstone, at the Mauritius, Commander Trotter, in command.

21 May 1831 arrived at the Mauritius, from a cruise.

24 Jul 1831 departed from the Mauritius on a cruise.

20 Feb 1832 arrived the Cape of Good Hope from Mauritius in 23 days, after encountering heavy gales off the Cape.

27 Mar 1832 reported to be at the Cape of Good Hope.

Circa May 1832 the Flag Ship Isis has been sent to Mauritius, leaving the Flag Officer at the Cape, flying his flag in the Curlew.

23 Jun 1832 at the Cape of Good Hope and under orders to depart shortly for Algoa Bay, the flag being flown ashore.

9 Jul 1832 is reported at St. Helena to be at Simon's Bay.

14 Aug 1832 was at the Cape and shortly due to depart for Mauritius and Colombo with specie for the colony.

26 Aug 1832 departed the Cape of Good Hope for Mauritius and Ceylon.

23 Sep 1832 departed Mauritius for Ceylon.

3 Nov 1832 arrived Mauritius, from Ceylon.

During 1833 there were 8 deaths on board.

1 Jan 1833 arrived Cape of Hood Hope, from Mauritius.

11 Jan 1833 departed Cape of Good Hope for the West Coast of Africa.

St Helena 26 Jan 1833 arrived from the Cape and departed for Sierra Leone on the 30th Jan.

23 Apr 1833 detained in New Calabar River, en route for Havana, the Spanish slave schooner Veloz Mariana, Fortunato Romero, master, with 290 slaves on board, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Spanish Mixed Court of Justice, Sierra Leone and on 31 May 1833 sentenced to be condemned. 5 Jul 1834 moiety of hull, cargo, and bounty on slaves, due for payment.

2 May 1833 arrived Fernando Po with Spanish slave schooner Veloz Mariana.

?? May 1833 arrived at Port Antonio, Prince's Island, where Captain Trotter received information from an American merchant, Mr. Gould, regarding the attack on the American brig Mexican by the Spanish pirate schooner Panda, which was thought to have recently called here, and then departed for the river Nazareth, whence the Curlew departed. See the Nautical Magazine, Jan 1837, for more details ; available in Google Books.

4 Jun 1833 ship's boats proceeded overnight up the R. Nazareth and detained the slave vessel Panda, whose crew, on seeing the Curlew's boats approaching had escaped ashore, leaving the vessel on fire, which was soon put out. It was subsequently intended to use the Panda and her guns to attempt to recover the crew of the Panda, who were now prisoners of the local native chief, but one of the guns exploded killing 2 officers and 2 men, sinking the Panda. 13 Mar 1844 the proceeds arising due for payment. See p. 272 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow : see also the Nautical Magazine of 1837, p. 1 for much more detail.

20 Jun 1833 departed the R. Nazareth for Gaboon, where it was said the 2nd Mate of the Panda could be found, but discovering that he had gone to Cuba, departed to the Isle of St. Thomas and Prince's Island, and discovered that 2 of the crew of the Panda were said to be at Whydah. departed for Cape Coast Castle to recover a prize crew and meet the Brisk, but being unable to achieve either object departed for Accra and Whydah, but not being able to recover the men, cruized in the area for a few days.

15 Aug 1833 arrived Fernando Po from Whydah, where they were soon to discover that 5 of the crew of the Panda had arrived from the Cameroons River, one of whom turned King's evidence and told the whole story of the Panda, the prisoners then being sent to Ascension in the transport William Harris, for onward transmission to England.

18 Sep 1833 On a cruise off Cape Lopez, in search of slave traders.

Per a report made to Parliament in 1842, at some time during 1834 was involved in combatting the Slave Trade and experienced 1 Death.

5 Jun 1834 arrived Portsmouth from the West Coast of Africa, last from Plymouth, with the Esperanza schooner, detained at St. Thomas's in October, for piracy. She departed 2 Apr from Ascension, St. Michael's 15 May.

17 Jun 1834 Paid off at Portsmouth into ordinary.

5 Jul 1834 The Esperanza schooner, detained by the Curlew, has been released at Portsmouth.

22 Jul 1834 The Savage departed Portsmouth for the North American station with men taken by the Curlew on the West Coast of Africa.

30 Oct 1834 undocked at Portsmouth.

22 Nov 1834 Has been commissioned at Portsmouth for service on the South American station.

Per a report made to Parliament in 1842, at some time during 1835 was involved in combatting the Slave Trade and experienced the following casualties : 2 Deaths by Accident: Total No of Deaths: 4.

17 Jan 1835 at Spithead, and will sail for the West Coast of Africa when the wind is fair : it blowing a heavy gale and vessels along the coast are being blown ashore at the present time.

22 Jan 1835 departed for the West Coast of Africa.

28 Feb 1835 is reported to be at Sierra Leone.

17 Nov 1835 detained off Cape Mesurado the Spanish slave schooner Josefa, Miguel Calvet, master, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Spanish Mixed Court of Justice, Sierra Leone, and on 3 Dec 1835 sentenced to be restored to her master.

17 Nov 1835 detained in off Cape Mesurado the Spanish slave schooner Victorina, Jose German, master, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Spanish Mixed Court of Justice, Sierra Leone, and on 3 Dec 1835 sentenced to be restored to her master.

18 Nov 1835 detained in lat. 7° 3' N. long. 11° 43' W., off the Gallinas, the Spanish slave brigantine General Manso, Antonio Capo, master, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Spanish Mixed Court of Justice, Sierra Leone, and on 03 Dec 1835 sentenced to be restored to her master.

19 Dec 1835 detained in lat. 7° 12' N. long. 14° 46' W., the Spanish slave schooner Tres Tomasos, Nicholas Echeandia, master, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Spanish Mixed Court of Justice, Sierra Leone, and on 13 Jul 1836 sentenced to be condemned.

Per a report made to Parliament in 1842, at some time during 1836 was involved in combatting the Slave Trade and experienced 2 Deaths.

2 Jan 1836 detained whilst at anchor in Accra Roads the Spanish slave brigantine Rosarito, Jose Maria Tarraguera, master, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Spanish Mixed Court of Justice, Sierra Leone, and on 23 Jul 1836 sentenced to be condemned.

28 Mar 1836 refitting at Sierra Leone.

14 May 1836 it is reported at Portsmouth that she is in the Bights on the West Coast of Africa.

3 Oct 1836 detained off the Bonny the Portuguese slave brig Esperanca, with 438 slaves on board, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone, and on 2 Nov 1836 sentenced to be condemned.

19 Oct 1836 detained in lat. 5° 24' N. long. 3° 28' E., the Portuguese slave ship Quatro de Avril, aka Quatro de Abril, Manoel Dias, master, with 478 slaves on board, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone and on 25 Nov 1836 sentenced to be condemned.

Per a report made to Parliament in 1842, at some time during 1837 was involved in combatting the Slave Trade and experienced the following casualties 2 Deaths by Accident: Total No of Deaths: 35.

26 Dec 1837 detained in lat. 7° 21' N. long. 12° 60' W., off the Seabar, at Sherbro, by the ship's boats, having embarked her cargo that morning, and was bound for Porto Rico the Portuguese slave vessel Princιza Africana, with 222 slaves on board which was sent for adjudication to the British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone, and on 10 Jan 1838 sentenced to be forfeited. The Commissioners at Sierra Leone came to the conclusion that the vessel had undergone a sale as a Spanish ship in order to become, nominally, a Portuguese vessel, thus avoiding some of the penalties, such as being seized for being fitted out as a slave vessel and carried a Portuguese passport issued by the Governor General of the Cape Verde Islands dated May 1837, which, it had been discovered, were invariably of doubtful validity, and in this instance it would appear that 26 pages of the log had been removed and destroyed, perhaps hiding some embarrassing facts ?

Per a report made to Parliament in 1842, at some time during 1838 was involved in combatting the Slave Trade and experienced 1 Death.

1 Jan 1839 with reference to the Rapido that is mentioned below, it is interesting to note that the British consul at Cadiz wrote a letter of this date, presumably to the Foreign Secretary advising him that the brig "Rapido," under Portuguese colours, had arrived at Cadiz, from Princes Island, off the West Coast of Africa, with a cargo of and other productions (sic). This vessel has and is about to be employed in the slave trade from the Coast of Africa and adjacent Islands to Pernambuco. The owner, Madam Ferreira who has extensive plantations and many slaves in Princes Island has arrived in the "Rapido," having had on her voyage a small adventure in Negroes, to the number of 12 or 13, which she conveyed to Princes Island, which are now on board. The Rapido is to sail from Cadiz in about a month, without a single equipment for a slave adventure ; these were left at Princes Island to await the vessel's return there.
A black schooner without topsails, belonging to Madame Ferreira is now employed collecting negroes from different slave factories along the Coast and landing the in Princes Island, where it is arranged that "Rapido" will receive them, and the equipment and proceed to Pernambuco. For the attention of Sir George Villiers, [The Earl of Clarendon], per J.M. Brackenbury. A copy of this letter having found its way into the registry of the Vice-Admiralty Court at the Cape of Good Hope.

20 April 1839 Portsmouth In Harbour.

19 Mar 1840 detained in about lat 15 12 S. ; lon 41 12 E., the Brazilian slave ship Fathe Estamo, 86 tons, Salmange Valegy, master, and probably owner, which was condemned on 2 Jun 1840 at the Vice-Admiralty Court, Cape of Good Hope, as having been fitted for the slave trade.
The Curlew fell in with a vessel as detailed under Portuguese colours which was boarded and reported by her master to be bound from Dacao ? to Mozambigue. An examination of the vessel showed that whilst not fully fitted out for the slave trade, she had everything on board, such as the planks to make a slave deck in the hold and to enable the vessel to take on board slaves for a passage to Brazil, along with the water and food needed for that passage, and far more than would have been needed for the present crew, who were transferred, excepting the Master, Boatswain and Cook, to the Curlew following the declaration by Capt Ross that the ship was fitted out for the slave trade and would be sent to the Vice-Admiralty Court, Cape of Good Hope for adjudication, where Mate Edward Marrell Matthews was deponent, the Fathe Estamo commenced her passage to Simon's Town, under her prize master, Mate Matthews, arriving on the 10 May 1840. On the passage down to Simon's Town the ship suffered a number of gales and high seas, which were causing problems when they got on board and it was found necessary to clear the upper deck of much crates and casks which were preventing the seas that broke over the ship running off quickly, possibly leading to a dangerous situation. In addition, many of the water casks were dismantled.

21 Mar 1840 detained in about lat 14 53 S ; lon 40 46 E., off the port of Conducia, on the East Coast of Africa, the slave vessel Zaruga, but having been sunk as not sea worthy, her details only were sent for adjudication to the Vice-Admiralty Court at the Cape of Good Hope and was condemned on 23 Jun 1840 and her 4 remaining Africans emancipated.
Observed a vessel standing out of the river under a red flag. On boarding the her was informed that the vessel was the Zaruga / Yaruga, [depending on source and handwriting], and belonged to Zanzibar, and that Fatchel Kerim was the master, although a Sarrachando Fallachande is mentioned in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, whilst Kerim is the name used in the Court papers. On examination it was observed that the vessel was fitted out in all respects for the slave trade, what with shackles and bolts lying around and far more water and food &c. onboard than required for her usual crew and that she had 19 slaves on board. She had a crew of 11 men and was armed with a small gun and a number of muskets and cutlasses, along with 6 barrels of gunpowder, and not having any papers which showed which country she belonged the deponent and commanding officer of the Curlew seized the vessel under the rules provided by the new legislation that the vessel was clearly involved in the slave trade. Lieut Rose put 2nd Master Henry Charles Lew in charge of the prize crew, on board the Zaruga, her original Arab crew having been landed, and her master transferred to the Curlew. However, before departing for the Cape of Good Hope a survey of the vessel was carried out by the prize captain and the gunner of the Curlew in the presence of Lieut Rose, which showed that the vessel was not in a fit state for a sea passage to the Cape. So on the 27 Mar the Africans, along with their food were also transferred to the Curlew along with the prize crew and the vessel was fired into and sunk.
On the 29 Mar the Curlew was anchored off Port Conducia so that the ship could water, and on the night of the 3 Apr., 15 of the negroes effected their escape into the woods ashore, and on the 6 Apr the 4 remaining Africans were transferred to the Dom Pedro and brought to Algoa Bay at the Cape of Good Hope, and before departing the master of the late Zaruga was permitted to go ashore after stating that he didn't have anything to offer in his defence, and that his vessel had only been used locally for transferring slaves along the coast to Portuguese vessels involved in the Slave Trade. This and more, such as her survey, can be found at about page 93 in FO 84-437 Admiralty Letters 1842 Jan., available from the National Archives for free download.

21 Mar 1840 Lieutenant Thomas Courtis Ross, appointed to command the Curlew, vice Rose.

26 Mar 1840 detained in about lat 14 56 S ; lon 41 6 E, the Brazilian slave brig Dom Pedro, Duque do Porto, Sarachande Talacchande, master, which was sent for adjudication to the Vice-Admiralty Court at the Cape of Good Hope and sentenced on 12 Jun 1840 to be condemned as being equipped for the slave trade.
The Curlew fell in with a brig under Portuguese colours which was boarded, and found to be the Dom Pedro, Duque do Porto, Sarachande Talacchande being her master, bound on a voyage from Rio to Mozambique. On searching the brig he found a slave deck had been fitted, and that she carried a great quantity of rice in bulk, along with far more water than would be need by the crew of a normal merchant vessel ; in addition she carried a large number of mess kids, or rice pans, and Lieut Ross concluded that the vessel was fitted out for the slave trade and that under the act for the suppression of the slave trade, passed in the 2nd and 3rd year of HM Queen Victoria's reign, he sent her under the command of Second Master Charles Henry Lew, with instructions to proceed to Simon's Bay to seek adjudication by the Vice-Admiralty Court, and at on their request he landed the crew at Mozambique except for master, his clerk or secretary, the boatswain's mate and barber, who he sent on the vessel. However it was subsequently reported by letter, that the Dom Pedro, Duque do Porto, had met with great loss in her masts, sails and rigging and had to proceed to Port Elizabeth, where she remains.
20 Apr 1849 proceeds arising due for payment.

10 May 1840 Simon's bay, arrived with the Portuguese brig Pade Salem, detained off Mozambique.

22 Jun 1840 detained in about lat 18 24 S., lon 36.45 E., the slave brig Rapido, Felipe de Arias, master, which was sent for adjudication to the Vice-Admiralty Court at Sierra Leone and was condemned on 20 Aug 1840 as being equipped for the slave trade. Sep 1844 the proceeds were lodged at the registry of the High Court of Admiralty.
22 Jun 1840 fell in with a Portuguese brig names the Rapido, sailing under the flag of Uruguay, but having another national flag on board. When boarded by Lieut Thomas Courtis Ross, the commanding officer of the Curlew, and the deponents Lieut Thomas Courtis Ross, Midshipman Robert John Wood, James Grant and Thomas Hawkins, seamen, she was found to be armed with a single gun, although pierced for 6., and her master Felipe de Arias, described himself as Portuguese, Spanish and American, and the vessel as being bound from Paranaqua to Manila, with a crew of 21, 5 passengers, and general cargo. A thorough search of the vessel found that she was fitted out for the reception of Africans, with a slave deck and shackles &c., along with many casks for a large quantity of water and facilities for cooking large amounts of food, and on that thread also found immense quantities of farina and jerked beef, all in quantities far greater than required by her crew. So this along with many of her papers, which appeared to be false and fraudulent, and the fact that she was way off course if she was supposedly heading for Manila ; in addition it was found that the mainmast had supposedly sprung, on the 8 Jun., but that the vessel was heading in the wrong direction to receive the early assistance that he might have found at Quillimane, and that her charts suggested that she'd been off Quillimane, but hadn't entered the port. So what with the master's prevarication regarding his nationality ; no knowledge of where the owner lived ; the ship's passport being in Spanish, the log book in Portuguese ; none of the 77 papers or charts on board mentioned Manila ; and carrying different national flags, and not entitled to claim the protection of any state ; but perhaps more importantly being clearly fitted out for the slave trade, and the deponent Midshipman Robert John Wood was put in charge and the vessel accompanied to Simon's Town, where she arrived on the 2 Aug 1840. This and more can be found at about page 99 in FO 84-437 Admiralty Letters 1842 Jan., available at the National Archives for free download.

18 Aug 1840 at Simon's Bay.

7 Sep 1840 Cape of Good Hope, departed for East Coast.

3 Apr 1841 having been taken up the River Orlinda by the slave traders and abandoned the slave vessel Animo Grande, was brought down again to the mouth of the river in about lat 18 12 S ; 36 46 E., where evidence of her slave trading career was removed to the Curlew and she was burnt down to the water's edge ; the evidence and sworn reports being sent for adjudication to the Vice-Admiralty Court at the Cape of Good Hope where she was sentenced to be condemned on 22 Jul 1841. 5 Mar 1844 proceeds arising due for payment.
On the afternoon of the 2 Apr 1841, while the Curlew lay at anchor off the mouth of the River Quillimane in or about lat 18° 11' S ; lon 37° E., they observed a vessel at anchor a few miles to the SW. They weighed anchor and headed towards the vessel which was anchored off a river understood to be known as the Orlinda, the mouth of which is in about lat 18 12 S ; 36 46 E., and on closing the vessel they realised that she was anchored a short distance within the river, and that the deponent Lieut and Commander Thomas C Ross sent a boat manned by the deponent William Hurst, and Master's Assistant Henry Charles Lew, and a party of 5 seamen to examine the vessel provided she was not within reach of the guns of a fort or battery. At about 3.40 am 3 Apr the boat under the charge of Wm Hurst headed towards the strange vessel, but before reaching it they were hailed in Portuguese from the shore, and shortly afterwards were in receipt of a volley of musketry, one of the balls passing through the boat. But not having taken any muskets the boat was unable to return the fire and headed back to the Curlew, and were fired on again until beyond reach of the muskets. Later in the day an armed party left the Curlew in 2 boats under the command of William Hurst, and Master's Assistant Henry Charles Lew and headed for where the strange vessel had been anchored, but the remains of slave barracoons and three leaguers floating in the water were all that remained, so they continued up the river and could eventually discern the masts of the vessel over the land, and carried on accordingly for 2 or 3 hours before coming up with her, and finding that she'd been tied to a tree ; and as they approached the vessel a number of boats departed her heading further up the river and landed from them, heading for the bushes. The party now boarded the strange vessel and discovered that she had been abandoned, anything of value having been removed, but it didn't take long to discover that she was armed with 2 guns ; a torn Portuguese ensign was found, which was preserved ; they found more than a hundred slave shackles, a few of which they retained ; the slave deck was still laid ; and continued to record much else related to the fact that the vessel was patently involved in the slave trade, along with the particular smells that I read always accompany these vessels. Some papers were also found and it would appear that the name of the vessel was Animo Grande, and elsewhere in the vessel. The boats crews then attempted to take the vessel downstream, but having got to the mouth of the river she went aground and could't be moved. The boats crews returned to the Curlew and reported their findings, which only left Lieut Ross to confirm his thoughts from the evidence discovered regarding the vessel, and he visited the vessel accordingly on the 7 Apr and declared that she should be burnt to the water's edge. This and more can be found at about page 227 in FO 84-437 Admiralty Letters 1842 Jan., available from the National Archives for free download.

2 Jul 1841 arrived at the Cape of Good Hope from Mozambique.

9 Aug 1841 departed the Cape of Good Hope for the coast of Mozambique.

2 Jan 1842 desertions from R.N. vessels at Rio de Janeiro were reported by the Commodore on the Station to have been a major problem in the light of the inducements held out by short handed merchant ships to join them.
Relative to this problem it is noted that the following ratings from the Curlew were court martialled on board the Malabar at Rio de Janeiro :
Able Seamen Samuel Cawkie, Edward Keyes, John Metham, and James Russell ; Boy First Class Nicholas Division ; Boy Second Class James E. Ball :
1. for having signed a mutinous letter ; 2. for having deserted on or about 2 Jan 1842 from the ship's cutter, taking with them their clothes.
They were found not guilty of the first charge and only part guilty of the second charge, and in view of the long period they had been confined and other extenuating circumstances they were adjudged to receive the following, which were carried out on 12 Sep 1842 on board the several ships in Rio de Janeiro :
John Metham, 72 lashes, 14 days solitary confinement and to be discharged from the service with disgrace.
James / John Russell, [both names mentioned in newspaper article] 48 lashes, 7 days solitary confinement.
Samuel Cawkie, Edward Keyes, 48 lashes each.
The 2 boys to receive 36 lashes each.

20 Jan 1842 at Rio de Jameiro.

13 Mar 1842 arrived at the Cape of Good Hope from Rio de Janeiro.

21 Apr 1842 arrived Rio from the Cape of Good Hope.

19 May 1842 at Rio was reported to be cruising on the coast of Brazil.

30 Jul 1842 at Rio de Janeiro.

29 Mar 1843 detained the slave vessel San Antonio, which was sent for adjudication to the Vice-Admiralty Court at the Cape of Good Hope and on 15 Jun 1843 sentenced to be condemned. 12 Jan 1849 proceeds arising due for payment.

3 Apr 1843 detained the slave vessel Roza, which was sent for adjudication to the Vice-Admiralty Court at the Cape of Good Hope and on 15 Jun 1843 sentenced to be condemned.

20 Dec 1848 Portsmouth


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HMS Curlew - Captain's Log for September 1830 (ADM 51/3119) - -
[Note that the way the book has been bound a part of each page is missing : so either a part of the Remarks or the left hand columns (Hour, K, F, Courses) is missing.]
Further to the missing text, where there are clues to identify a word I've used [] brackets, and similarly where text is missing but not obvious I've used [????], but in many cases it is difficult to work out precisely what is missing and I've just left a space. The hours are missing on alternate pages, but I've included them to maintain the structure of the page.
     Hour   K   F  Courses Winds ??? ??? Remarks
1 Sep 1830 Port Praya 1 - - - - Condemned by survey 120 lbs of fresh beef. The captain gave the Purser an order to purchase ?? Beef, Veg., & Water. A.M. Fresh gales and squalls with a heavy sea and rain
- - 2 - - - SE
- - 3 - - - - -
- - 4 - - - Do weather & veered
- - 5 - - - - fins on (S.B.)
- - 6 - - - - -
- - 7 - - - SSE -
- - 8 - - Moored in Port Praya Roads Strong Breeze and squally, with a heavy swell setting in
- - 9 - - - - Sent boats to assist schooner drifting on shore. 9.45 Boats returned [with] 8 men, the crew of the schooner
- - 10 - - - - -
- - 11 - - - SSE Schooner gone to pieces on the beach under the Town. Bent sheet cable.
- - 12 - - - - Strong breeze with a heavy swell.
- - - - - - - - - Moored in Port Praya Roads. Water : 16 tons exp.
- - 1 - - - - - - P.M. Fresh gales and squaly with rain
- - 2 - - - South - - Condemned beef thrown overboard.
- - 3 - - - - - - 3.30 Sent a boat on shore with the crew of the schooner
- - 4 - - - SW - - -
- - 5 - - - - - - -
- - 6 - - - - - - Do weather
- - 7 - - - - - - -
- - 8 - - Moored in Port Praya Roads - - Light winds and cloudy
- - 9 - - - SW by S Mod - - Watch washed clothes
- - 10 - - - - - - -
- - 11 - - - SW by S - - -
- - 12 - - - - - - Midnt, Modt (Modt) and cloudy
2 Sep 1830 Port Praya                
- - 1 - - - SW - - A.M. Fresh breeze with rain
- - 2 - - - - - - -
- - 3 - - - - - - -
- - 4 - - - - Used Tackling the running rigging of M T Mast by T Gt Mast, which was cut away and lost on the night of 31 August. Rope 3½ inch 4 fams. (fathoms) ; 2½ inch 13 fams. ; 2 inch 71 fams. ; 1½ inch 79 fams. ; Ό inch 5 fams. Blocks: 5 inch 6 in no. ; 8 inch 1 in no. - Do Wr.
- - 5 - - - - - 5 Fitted main top mast
- - 6 - - - W by S - -
- - 7 - - - - - Crossed top sail yard
- - 8 - - - - - - Modt and cloudy with rain
- - 9 - - - - - - Shifted fore top gallt mast for the main and got a short one up forward
- - - - - - - - - 9.30 saluted the Fort with 12 guns. Afterwards with 1 more, which was returned by the same number.
- - 10 - - - - - - Sent empty casks for water
- - 11 - - - - - - Employed as requisite about the rigging
- - 12 - - - ?? - - Noon, Modt and fine.
- - - - - - - - - Moored in Port Praya Roads. Water : -
- - 1 - - - - - - -
- - 2 - - - - - - P.M. Modt and cloudy.
- - 3 - - - W ?? - - Loosed sails to dry.
- - 4 - - - - - - Employed fitting rigging.
- - 5 - - - - - - 4 Modt with rain
- - 6 - - - W ½ S - - finished sails. Received a boat load of water.
- - 7 - - - - - - 6 Modt and cludy
- - 8 - - - West - - 7.20 Weather ditto and an eclipse of the moon.
- - 9 - - - - - - 8 Do Wr.
- - - - - - - - - -
- - 10 - - - W by N - - -
- - 11 - - - - - - -
- - 12 - - - NNW - - Midnt light airs and fine.
3 Sep 1830 Port Praya                
- - 1 - - - NNW - - A.M. Light airs and fine.
- - 2 - - - - - - -
- - 3 - - - - - - -
- - 4 - - - Vble (Variable) - - 4 Do Wr.
- - 5 - - - - - - Received a load of water
- - 6 - - - - - - -
- - 7 - - - - - - -
- - 8 - - - - - - 8 Do Wr.
- - 9 - - - - - - [Sails] loosed to dry.
- - 10 - - - - - - Employed as required about the rigging.
- - 11 - - - - - - 11 Unmoored ship and shortened in on (B.B.) [Best Bower] to 40 fms [fathoms].
- - - - - - - - - Rec'd 2 oxen, 300 lbs of vegetables & 2 bushells of salt, and sixteen tons of water.
- - 12 - - - South - - Noon. Light airs and fine.
- - - - - - - - - At single anchor off Port Praya.
- - 1 - - - South - - P.M. Light airs and fine.
- - 2 - - - - - - Employed as most required about the rigging and watering ship.
- - 3 - - - - - - 2 ???? HMS Talbot.
- - 4 - - - SE - - 4 Do Wr.
- - 5 - - - - - - 5 furled sails. Employed watering.
- - 6 - - - - - - 6 Calm
- - 7 - - - - - - -
- - 8 - - - Calm - - 8 Loght airs.
- - 9 - - - - - - Received a load of water.
- - 10 - - - - - - -
- - 11 - - - Variable - - -
- - 12 - - - - - - -
4 Sep 1830 Port Praya                
- - 1 - - - Calm - - A.M Calm and fine.
- - 2 - - - - - - -
- - 3 - - - - - - -
- - 4 - - - - - - 4 light airs and fine.
- - 5 - - - - - - Washed clothes
- - 6 - - - - - - 6 Received a load of water.
- - 7 - - - - - - -
- - 8 - - - Variable - - 8 light breezes and hazy
- - 9 - - - - - - Employed as requisite about the rigging and watering
- - 10 - - - - - -
- - 11 - - - - - - -
- - 12 - - - NNW - - Noon. Light airs and cloudy.
- - - - - - - - - At single anchor off Port Praya.
- - 1 - - - - - - P.M. Light winds with rain.
- - 2 - - - - - - Employed watering.
- - 3 - - - - - - -
- - 4 - - - NW - - 4 Dittto weather
- - 5 - - - - - - Killed a bullock weighing 200 ibs. Employed as above.
- - 6 - - - North - - 6 Light winds and fine.
- - 7 - - - - - - -
- - 8 - - - - - - 8 Do Wr..
- - 9 - - - - - - 9 Completed water. 9.45 and made sail under topsails and top gallt sail, jib, and foresail.
- - 10 - - - NNW - - Last sight of HMS Talbot. N.N.W. ½ W.
- - 11 - - - - - - 10.45 Last sight of St Jago NNW.
- - 12 - - - North - - Midnt Kight breeze and fine.
5 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 4 4 SSE North - - A.M. Light winds and fine.
- - 2 6 6 - - - - -
- - 3 5 4 - - - - -
- - 4 5 4 - NNW - - 4 Light winds and raining.
- - 5 5 - - - - - 5.40 Set larboard fore top studding sail.
- - 6 5 6 - - - - -
- - 7 6 4 - - - - 7.50 Weather ditto. Set top gallt….
- - 8 7 6 - - - - 8 Fresh breezes and squalls with constant rain..
- - 9 7 4 - - - - 9.40 Trimmed, set jib sail and top gallt sails and after mast sheet.
- - 10 6 4 - - - - -
- - 11 7 4 - - - - 11.45 set fore top mast studding sail.
- - 12 7 4 - NE by N - - Noon. Fresh breezes and cloudy with rain at times.
- - - - - - - - - Long 21° W., 6° E. 829 miles [more info off edge of sheet, but unreadable]
- - 1 5 6 - - - - P.M. Squally with rain and a northerly swell.
- - 2 5 6 - - - - -
- - 3 5 2 - - - - -
- - 4 5 2 - - - - 4 Light breezes and cloudy.
- - 5 4 4 - - - - -
- - 6 4 - - - - - 6 Light breezes and cloudy with rain.
- - 7 8 2 - SE - - 6.45 In fore top mast studding sail and trimmed ?
- - - 3 6 - - - - 7 squally with rain & lightning
- - 8 5 " - SSE - - -
- - 9 5 " - - - - -
- - 10 5 " - - - - -
- - 11 5 " - - - - 11 set fore top gallt sail, trimmed as requisite.
- - 12 5 4 - - - - Midnt, Modt with rain.
6 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 † SSE NNW - - A.M. Modt with rain.
- - 2 - - - - -
- - 3 - - - - -
- - 4 - NW by N - - 4 Modt with constant rain.
- - 5 - - - - -
- - 6 - - - - -
- - 7 - - - - -
- - 8 - --"-- - - 8 Light breezes and heavy rain.
- - 9 - - - - 9.30 Trimmed, out reefs and set starboard studding sails
- - 10 - - - - -
- - 11 - - - - 11.30 In Fore top gallt studding sails. Condemned for survey ten pieces (8 lbs each) of salt beef, which being a nuisance in the ship was thrown oberboard
- - 12 S by W NW by W - - Noon. Modt breezes with rain
- - - - - - - - - Variation 15° West.
- - - - - - - - - Water remaining 19 tons 63 qtrs - Exp 85 qtrs
- - - - - - - - - Long 21° W., by 3° E. 739 miles.
- - 1 † S by W NW - - P.M. Light breezes and cloudy
- - 2 - - - - 2 Set starboard lower studding sail and lee studding sails to dry. Set main royal.
- - 3 - - - - 3.10 In ditto
- - 4 S by E --"-- - - 4 Modt and cloudy. Set main royal.
- - 5 - - - - 5.30 mustered at quarters.
- - 6 South - - - 6 Modt and cloudy.
- - 7 - - - - 7.40 Trimmed in lower studding sails
- - 8 - WNW - - 8 Modt and cloudy.
- - 9 - - - - 9 In main top gallt studding sail.
- - 10 - - - - -
- - 11 - - - - 11.45 Lat by star Tromalhaut ?
- - 12 SE by ? ½ W W by N - - 10.59 Midnt Modt.fine weather. Long chro. 21° 2' W.
7 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 6 4 S by W ½ W - - - A.M. Modt and fair. Trimmed sails.
- - 2 6 " - - - - 1 In main top mast and fore top gallt studding sails.
- - 3 5 6 - - - -
- - 4 6 " S by W - - - 4 Modt and cloudy.
- - 5 6 4 S by W ½ W - - - -
- - 6 7 2 - - - - -
- - 7 8 " - - - - -
- - 8 7 4 " - - - 8 Fresh breezes and fine
- - 9 7 " - - - - Employed as requisite.
- - 10 6 2 - - - - -
- - 11 2 2 - - - - -
- - 12 1 6 " - - - Noon. Light winds and fine
Course Distance Lat Long. - Long 21° W 561 miles ; Water 18 tons remains ? Exp. ?
S 10° E 179' D.R. Chro. D.R. Chro. -
9.58 N 9.11 N 21.18 W 21.3 W -
- - 1 2 " S by W ½ W Variable - - P.M. Light breezes and fine
- - 2 1 " SE - - - 1 Squally, in top mast studding sail, top gallt sails, and lowered the top sails
- - 3 1 " - - - - 3 and in 1st reefs.
- - 4 2 6 SSE - - - 4 squally with rain.
- - 5 5 4 SW - - - 6 calm with heavy rain.
- - 6 2 4 South Calm - - 8 Light airs and cloudy.
- - 7 " 4 S by E SW by W - - -
- - 8 1 " --"-- --"-- - - -
- - 9 2 " - - - - -
- - 10 4 " SSE - - - -
- - 11 4 " S by W ½ W - - - -
- - 12 3 4 --"-- --"-- - - Midnt, squally with rain
8 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 † S by W W by S - - A.M. Modt and cloudy
- - 2 - - - - 12.10 Set top gallt sails
- - 3 South - - - -
- - 4 - - - - 4. Modt and cloudy
- - 5 - - - - Loosed smaller sails to dry
- - 6 South West - - Slaughtered a bullock weighing 190 lbs.
- - 7 - - - - -
- - 8 SE by E - - - 8 Light airs and fine.
- - 9 - - - - 9.30 Out reefs and set top mast studding sails, and main royal.
- - 10 S by E - - - Watch employed as requisite.
- - 11 - - - - -
- - 12 SE by E Variable - - Noon. Light breezes and fine.
Course Distance Lat Long. - Long 21° W 4° 483 miles ; Water 18 tons remains ??
    D.R. Chro. D.R. Chro. -
  - 20.17 W 21.15 W -
- - 1 † - WSW - - P.M. Light breezwa and fine.
- - 2 - - - - Written ______ [†]
- - 3 - - - - Aired bedding.
- - 4 - Variable - - 4 Light airs and fine.
- - 5 - - - - -
- - 6 - South - - Do Wr.
- - 7 - - - - -
- - 8 - - - - 8 :ight airs and cloudy. 8.10 In studding sails, royals, flying jib, and first reefs.
- - 9 - - - -
- - 10 - WSW - - -
- - 11 - - - - -
- - 12 - - - - Midnt. Light airs and cloudy.
9 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 1 4 E ½ S Variable - - A.M. light airs and fine.
- - 2 3 " SSE - - - -
- - 3 3 " South - - - -
- - 4 5 " S by W ½ W Variable - - 4 Modt and hazy with rain.
- - 5 4 " - - - - -
- - 6 4 " - - - - 6.30 Trimmed to ???? reefs and set starboard fore top mast and lower studding sail
- - 7 4 " - WNW - -
- - 8 4 " --"-- --"-- - - 8 light breezes and cloudy with rain. 8.30 Set St__ top gallt studding sails ??? main sheet and set ??? main royal
- - 9 3 4 - - - -
- - 10 4 " - - - -
- - 11 4 2 - - - - -
- - 12 2 " --"-- --"-- - - Noon. Light airs and cloudy.
Course Distance Lat Long. - Long 21° W 6°.4' N 421 miles ; Water 18 tons remains ?? Exp ??
S 14° E 66' D.R. Chro. D.R. Chro. D.R.
5.58 N. - - - 20.59 W
- - 1 1 4 S by W ½ W NW - - P.M. Modt and fine.
- - 2 1 4 - - - - Trimmed occasionally.
- - 3 3 4 - - - - 3 In lower studding sails.
- - 4 5 6 " Variable - - 4 Modt and cloudy.
- - 5 6 " S ½ W - - - Issued slops to ship's company.
- - 6 6 " S by W - - - 5.38 ?___ at quarters.& in top gallt studding sail
- - 7 4 4 S by W ½ W - - - -
- - 8 4 6 - - - - 8 Do Wr.. 8.10 Trimmed sails.and set top gallt studding sails
- - 9 6 " South - - -
- - 10 5 2 - - - - 10 In ditto, main royals & flying jib.
- - 11 6 " - - - - 11.20 Squally ; in top mast studding sail and lowered to gallt sails. 11.45 Set Top gallt sails.
- - 12 6 4 " West - - Midnt. Modt with rain.
10 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 † South West - - A.M. Modt with rain
- - 2 - - - - -
- - 3 - - - - 3.10 Set fore top mast staysail
- - 4 SSE --"-- - - 4 Light breezes and cloudy.
- - 5 - - - - -
- - 6 - - - - 6.30 Set jib.
- - 7 - - - - 7.30 Squally with rain. ; shortened sail.
- - 8 SE by S SW - - 8 Do wether
- - 9 - - - - 9 In 1st reefs and furled top gallt sails.
- - 10 S by E ½ E - - - Set ditto.
- - 11 - - - - 11.40 Down jib.
- - 12 - SW by W - - Noon. Fresh breezes and squally with rain.
Course Distance Lat Long. - Long 21° W by 7°.34' N 319 miles ; Water 18 tons 28 qurs remains Exp 83 ?
?? ?? D.R. Chro. D.R. Chro. D.R.
?? ?? - - 20.18 W
- - 1 † ?? SW - - P.M. Fresh breezes and cloudy
- - 2 - - - - In 2nd reef of boom mainsail.and furled top gallt sails.
- - 3 - - - - 3 Set the flying jib / boom
- - 4 ?? SW - - 4 Fresh breezes with rain. 4.10 Set main top gallt sail.
- - 5 - - - -
- - 6 - - - - 6 Modt and cloudy.
- - 7 - - - - 7.40 Reefed square mainsail.
- - 8 ?? SW - - 8 Modt and cloudy, with squalls at times.
- - 9 - - - - -
- - 10 - - - - -
- - 11 - - - - -
- - 12 ?? SW - - Midnt. Modt and cloudy.
11 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 4 " SE by S - - - A.M. Modt and cloudy
- - 2 5 " - - - - -
- - 3 4 4 - - - - -
- - 4 4 4 --"-- SW by S - - 4 Weather ditto. Out reef of mainsail.
- - 5 4 4 - - - - -
- - 6 4 6 - - - - -
- - 7 5 " - - - - -
- - 8 4 6 - - - - 8 Modt and cloudy
- - 9 6 " SE by E SSW - - 9.30 Out reefs. Set jib and fore top gallt sail.
- - 10 6 " - - - - 10 Tacked.
- - 11 5 4 W ½ N Variable - - -
- - 12 6 " West --"-- - - Noon. Modt and fine.
Course Distance Lat Long. - Long 21° W by ?? 285 miles ; Water ?? tons ?? qurs remains Exp ??
S 54° E 99' D.R. Chro. D.R. Chro. D.R.
4° 18' E - - 17° 21' W 18° 57' W
- - 1 5 6 West SW - - P.M. Modt and cloudy.
- - 2 5 4 - - - - 2 Tacked
- - 3 5 2 SE - - - -
- - 4 4 6 --"-- --"-- - - 4 Do Wr..
- - 5 6 " E by S Ύ S Variable - - -
- - 6 6 2 - - - - 6 Modt and cloudy.
- - 7 6 2 ESE - - - -
- - 8 6 " E by S ½ S --"-- - - 4 Do Wr.. Tacked.
- - 9 3 6 W by S ½ S - - - -
- - 10 3 " WSW - - - -
- - 11 3 6 SW by W ½ W - - - -
- - 12 1 2 --"-- --"-- - - Midnt. Modt and cloudy.
12 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 † - - - - A.M. Modt and fine.
- - 2 WSW - - - -
- - 3 - - - - -
- - 4 - - - - 4 Do Wr..
- - 5 - S by E - - -
- - 6 - - - - -
- - 7 - - - - -
- - 8 W by S - - - 6 Modt and cloudy.
- - 9 - - - - -
- - 10 ?? - - - 10 Mustered by Divisions and Performed Division Service
- - 11 - - - -
- - 12 --"-- --"-- - - Noon. Modt and fine.
Course Distance Lat Long. - Long 21° W by ?? 285 miles ; Water ?? tons ?? qurs remains Exp ??
S 54° E 99' D.R. Chro. D.R. Chro. D.R.
4° 18' E - - 17° 21' W 18° 57' W
- - 1 † - - - - P.M. Fresh breezes and fine.
- - 2 - - - - -
- - 3 - - - - -
- - 4 - - - - 4 Do Wr..
- - 5 - - - - -
- - 6 - - - - 6 Fresh breezes and fine.
- - 7 - - - - 7.30 In 1st reef of Fore Top Sail
- - 8 - - - - 8 Do Wr.
- - 9 - - - - -
- - 10 - - - - 10 Down jib and set fore top mast studding sail.
- - 11 - - - - -
- - 12 - - - - Midnt. Fresh breezes and fine weather.
13 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 6 " SW SE by S - - A.M. Fresh breezes and ????
- - 2 6 " - - - - -
- - 3 5 " - - - - 3.15 Set jib and down [????] Top mast mainsail
- - 4 2 4 --"-- --"-- - - 4 Light breezes and cloudy.
- - 5 6 " - - - - Daylight observed a s???? On the lee bow.
- - 6 5 " - - - - -
- - 7 5 4 - - - - -
- - 8 5 " --"-- --"-- - - 8 Modt and fine.
- - 9 6 6 - - - - -
- - 10 6 4 - - - - 10.20 Out 1st reef of ???? Fore topsail.
- - 11 6 6 - - - - Employed as requisite.
- - 12 6 2 --"-- --"-- - - Noon. Modt and fine Wr.
Course Distance Lat Long. - Isle of St Pedro S 85° W 613 miles
S 42° W 156' D.R. Obs. Chro. D.R. -
1° 40' N 1° 46' N 19° 20.4' W 20° 58.4' W -
- - 1 5 6 SW by ½ W - - - P.M. Modt and fine.
- - 2 5 2 --"-- SSE - - Aired bedding.
- - 3 6 " - - - - -
- - 4 6 " SW - - - 4 Do Wr. (Do Wr.)
- - 5 6 2 - - - - -
- - 6 5 6 - - - - 4 Do Wr.
- - 7 6 " - - - - -
- - 8 7 2 SW by W - - - 8 Fresh breezes and cloudy.
- - 9 7 4 - - - - 8.10 In first reef of fo??? Topsail
- - 10 7 6 WSW - - - 8.30 Passed a ???? Standing to the north.
- - 11 7 6 - - - - 10.50 In first reef ???? Top sail.
- - 12 8 " - - - - Midnt. Do Wr.
14 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 † SW by W - - - A.M. Fresh breezes and fine
- - 2 - SSE - - -
- - 3 - - - - -
- - 4 SW ½ W - - - 4 Do Wr.
- - 5 - - - - -
- - 6 - - - - -
- - 7 - - - - 7 Furled for top gallt sail and set fore top mast staysail
- - 8 --"-- --"-- - - 8 Modt and fine.
- - 9 - - - - 9 In main top gallt sail.
- - 10 SW - - - 10.50 Shortened sail
- - 11 - - - - Neptune came on board.
- - 12 --"-- --"-- - - Noon. Light breezes and fine.
Course Distance Lat Long. - Trinidad S 21° W 1309 miles. Water 16 tons 195 qurs remains Exp 83 qurs.
    D.R. Obs. Chro. D.R. -
  - 21° 7' W 22° 30' W -
- - 1 † W by S SSE - - P.M. Fresh breezes and fine.
- - 2 - - - - Made all plain sail on Neptune leaving the ship.
- - 3 - - - - -
- - 4 - - - - 4 Do Wr.
- - 5 - - - - -
- - 6 - - - - 6 Fresh breezes and cloudy.
- - 7 - - - - -
- - 8 † - - - 4 Do Wr.
- - 9 - - - - -
- - 10 - - - - -
- - 11 - - - - -
- - 12 † - - - Midnt/ Fresh breezes and cloudy with a head sea.
- - - - - - - - -
15 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 1 " SW ½ W SE by S - - A.M. Fresh breezes and cloudy
- - 2 6 4 - - - - -
- - 3 6 4 - - - - -
- - 4 6 4 --"-- SSE - - 4 Do Wr.
- - 5 7 " - - - - Washed clothes.
- - 6 7 " SW - - - 6.30 Set fore top main staysail and down ????.
- - 7 7 4 SW ½ S - - - -
- - 8 6 6 - - - - 8 Fresh breezes and [fine]. Washed clothes.
- - 9 7 " SW - - - Down fore top mast ???? & set jib.
- - 10 7 " - - - - -
- - 11 7 4 - - - - 11 In 2nd reef of fore ???? Topsail.
- - 12 7 " - - - - Noon. Fresh breezes & ????>
Course Distance Lat Long. - Trinidad S 18° 31' W 1139 miles. Water ??
    D.R. Obs. Chro. D.R. -
  - 21° 7' W 22° 30' W -
- - 1 7 " SW ½ S SE by S - - P.M. Fresh breezes and [fine[.
- - 2 6 4 - - - - 1 In fore top gallt [sail] and 1st reef of Boom M????
- - 3 6 2 - - - -
- - 4 6 4 --"-- --"-- - - 3.30 Carried away ???? Hul lashing of jib
- - 5 6 6 - - - - Down jib and set ???? Top mast stay sail
- - 6 6 " - - - - 3.?? Out jib boom.
- - 7 6 6 - - - - 4 Fresh breezes. 6 Fresh breezes and cloudy.
- - 8 6 6 - - - - 6.30 In main top gallt sail.
- - 9 6 6 SSW SE by E - - 8 Fresh breezes and cloudy with a head [swell[.
- - 10 6 6 - - - - -
- - 11 6 2 - - - - -
- - 12 6 4 - - - - Midnt. Fresh breezes and cloudy.
16 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 † ??? ½ W - - - A.M. Fresh breezes and cloudy.
- - 2 - - - - -
- - 3 - - - - -
- - 4 - SE by E - - 4 Do Wr.
- - 5 - - - - -
- - 6 - - - - -
- - 7 - - - - -
- - 8 - --"-- - - 8 Strong breezes and cloudy.
- - 9 - - - - Sailmaker employed making cover for the gig.
- - 10 - - - - Carpenters repairing the gig.
- - 11 - - - - 10.30 Lowered main top sail and set up top mast rigging. 11.10 Hoisted top mast rigging.
- - 12 - --"-- - - Noon. Do Wr.
Course Distance Lat Long. - Trinidad S 16° 43' W 971 miles. Water 16 tons 39 qs. Exp 83 qu.
    D.R. Obs. Chro. D.R. -
  - 21° 7' W 22° 30' W -
- - 1 † ??? W SE - - P.M. Strong breesez and cloudy.
- - 2 - - - - 3 Down fore top gallt yard and struck the mast. Got the jib boom in.
- - 3 - - - -
- - 4 - Variable - - 4 Do Wr. With a heavy sea.
- - 5 - - - - 5. Furled boom main sail and bent main trysail
- - 6 - - - - 6. Fresh breezes and squally with a head sea.
- - 7 - - - - 6.10 Set main trysail
- - 8 - SE - - 8 Do Wr.
- - 9 - - - - -
- - 10 - - - - -
- - 11 - - - - -
- - 12 - --"-- - - Midnt. Fresh breezes and squally.
17 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 6 " SW by S SE - - A.M. Fresh breezes and [????]
- - 2 5 6 - - - - -
- - 3 5 4 - - - - -
- - 4 5 " --"-- --"-- - - 4 Modt and fine with a head sea.
- - 5 4 6 - - - - -
- - 6 4 4 - - - - 6.40 Up top gallt mast. Out [????} boom and set jib. Out [????} reef of fore top sail
- - 7 5 " - - - - [8 ????] and fine.
- - 8 5 " --"-- --"-- - - -
- - 9 5 " - - - - 9.45 Cro[ssed] Fore top gallt yeard. [????} top gallt sails.
- - 10 5 4 SSW ½ W SE by S - -
- - 11 6 " - - - - Mus[tered] at Divisions, sailmaker repairing mainsail. [????} working up junk ?
- - 12 5 6 --"-- SE - - Edwd. Williams, gunner, 24 lashes for using smu[????} words & for contempt to M[r][????} Master's Assistant, his superior [officer]
Course Distance Lat Long. - Trinidad S 14° 49' W 806 miles. Water ??
S 26° W 166' D.R. Obs. Chro. D.R. -
7.11S 7.53.6 S 25.36.6 26.1.6 W -
- - 1 5 4 SW ½ W - - - P.M. Modt and cloudy.
- - 2 5 2 - SE by S - - Employed working up [????}
- - 3 4 6 - - - - -
- - 4 5 2 SW - - - 4 Do Wr.
- - 5 5 " - - - - -
- - 6 5 6 - SE - - 6 Modt and cloudy.
- - 7 6 2 SW by S - - - -
- - 8 6 4 - - - - 8 Modt and fine.
- - 9 6 4 SW ½ S - - - 9.50 Down main [????} gallt staysail.
- - 10 6 6 - - - - -
- - 11 6 4 - - - - -
- - 12 6 " --"-- SE by S - - Midnt. Modt and cloudy.
18 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 † † SE by S - - A.M. Modt and cloudy.
- - 2 - - - - -
- - 3 - - - - -
- - 4 --"-- SE - - 4 Do Wr.
- - 5 - - - - Daylight observed a sail on the lee bow.
- - 6 - - - - Got lower deck up to clean.
- - 7 - - - - 7 Set main top gallt staysail.
- - 8 --"-- - - - 8 Modt and cloudy.
- - 9 - - - - Watch working up junk. Sailmaker making boats cover.
- - 10 - - - -
- - 11 - - - - -
- - 12 --"-- SE by S - - Noon. Modt and fine.
Course Distance Lat Long. - Trinidad S 11° 659 miles. Water 15 tons 115 qs Exp 83 qs.
    D.R. Obs. Chro. D.R. -
  - 21° 7' W 22° 30' W -
- - 1 † - - - - P.M. fresh breezes and fine.
- - 2 - - - - 1.10 Down main trysail and set boom mainsail
- - 3 - - - - Bent fore trysail and set it.
- - 4 - - - - 4 Fresh breezes and cloudy.
- - 5 - - - - -
- - 6 - - - - 6 Modt and fine.
- - 7 - - - - -
- - 8 - - - - 8 Do Wr.
- - 9 - - - - -
- - 10 - - - - 10 Down top gallt staysail.
- - 11 - - - - -
- - 12 - - - - Midnt. Modt and fine.
19 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 7 " SW by S SE by S - - A.M. Modt and fine.
- - 2 6 4 - - - - 1.45 Dark cloudy [????}
- - 3 6 6 SW by W - - - In fore trysail.
- - 4 6 4 - - - - 4 Modt and cloudy.
- - 5 5 6 SW - - - -
- - 6 5 " SW ½ S - - - 6.30 Out reefs, down fore top mast staysail [????} and set main top gal[lant sail}.
- - 7 5 " - - - -
- - 8 5 " --"-- --"-- - - 8 Modt and fine.
- - 9 5 4 - - - - -
- - 10 6 " - - - - 10 Mustered by Divisions and performed [Division] service.
- - 11 5 6 - - - -
- - 12 5 6 --"-- --"-- - - Noon. Do Wr.
Course Distance Lat Long. - Trinidad S 4° 5' W 571 miles. Water ??
  S 35° 33' W D.R. Obs. Chro. D.R. -
11.56.6 12.2 S 28.55.9 W 28.31.6 -
- - 1 5 " SW by S - - - P.M. Light breezes and [????}.
- - 2 5 2 - SE - - Slung clean hamm[ocks] and aired bedding.
- - 3 5 " - - - - -
- - 4 5 2 - - - - 4 Do Wr
- - 5 5 6 SW ½ W - - - -
- - 6 6 2 - SE by S - - 6 Do Wr
- - 7 6 2 SW - - - -
- - 8 5 6 - - - - 8 Modt and fine.
- - 9 6 " - - - - -
- - 10 6 4 - - - - 10 In M. top gallt. [????} staysail washed.
- - 11 6 " - - - - -
- - 12 6 " --"-- --"-- - - Midnt. Modt and cl[oudy].
20 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 † † SE by S - - A.M. Modt and fine.
- - 2 - - - - -
- - 3 - - - - Washed clothes
- - 4 - - - - 4 Do Wr.
- - 5 - - - - Washed clothes
- - 6 - - - - Set main top gallt staysail and main royal.
- - 7 - - - - Got the flying jib boom out.
- - 8 SW ½ W SE - - 8 Modt and fine.
- - 9 - - - - 10 Observed a ship on weather bow. 10.30 In main royal & top gallt staysail. Trimmed and set flying jib. Employed working up junk.
- - 10 SSW - - -
- - 11 - - - -
- - 12 S by W ½ W - - - Noon Light (Lt.) breezes and fine.
Course Distance Lat Long. - Trinidad S 4° 53' E 384 miles. Water 14 tons [remain]
    D.R. Obs. Chro. D.R. -
  - 30.11.8 W 29.26 W -
- - 1 † † - - - P.M. Modt (Modt.) and fine.
- - 2 - - - - 4 Do Wr. One sail in sight.
- - 3 - - - - -
- - 4 SW ½ W - - - 4.30 Set flying jib.
- - 5 - SE by E - - 5 In do.
- - 6 - - - - 6 Fresh breezes and fine.
- - 7 - - - - 6.20 Shortened sail and hove to ; boarded the ship Charles of Jersey, from Cette to Rio Janeiro
- - 8 SSW - - - 7 up boat, filled, and made sail.
- - 9 - - - - 8 Modt. and fine
- - 10 S by W - - - -
- - 11 - - - - -
- - 12 SW by S - - - Midnt (Midnt .) do wr.
21 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 5 " S ½ W - - - A.M. Modt. And fine.
- - 2 4 " - - - - -
- - 3 3 2 South - - - -
- - 4 3 2 --"-- E by S - - -
- - 5 4 " - - - - Scrubbed hammocks.
- - 6 4 4 S by W Variable - - 6.30 Sey main ro[oyal] and flying jib.
- - 7 4 4 SSW - - - -
- - 8 5 4 SW ½ S - - - 8 Modt. And fine.
- - 9 4 6 SSW - - - Employed fitting f[????}, sailmaker making [????} boats cover.
- - 10 4 6 - - - -
- - 11 4 2 - - - - -
- - 12 4 " --"-- SE - - Noon. Modt. And fine.
Course Distance Lat Long. - Trinidad S 14° 53' E 277 miles. Water ??
    D.R. Obs. Chro. D.R. -
  - 21° 7' W 22° 30' W -
- - 1 3 " S by W ½ W - - - P.M. Fresh breezes and [????}.
- - 2 3 2 - SE by E - - 1.30 Shited fore [????}
- - 3 2 4 S by W - - - -
- - 4 2 6 SSW SE - - 4 Light airs and fine.
- - 5 3 4 - - - - -
- - 6 4 " - - - - 6 Light breezes and fine.
- - 7 4 4 SW by S - - - 6.30 In M Royal [????} flying jib
- - 8 5 2 - - - - 8 Modt. and cloudy.
- - 9 6 " South East - - 9 In 1st [reef] of topsails
- - 10 5 2 SSE - - - -
- - 11 6 " - - - - 11 Up courses and [????} round on Starboard [????}
- - 12 6 " --"-- Calm - - Midnt . Calm and cloudy.
22 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 † South Variable - - A.M. Calm and cloudy.
- - 2 - - - - 12.15 A breeze from the SE Trimmed and set courses.
- - 3 - - - -
- - 4 --"-- ESE - - 4 Modt. And cloudy
- - 5 - - - - -
- - 6 - - - - -
- - 7 - - - - 7 Out reefs, set main royal sail & flying jib
- - 8 --"-- E by S - - 8 Modt. And fine.
- - 9 - - - - In M Royal. Loosed small sail.
- - 10 - - - - Sailmaker altering boats cover & watch fitting spare foresail.
- - 11 S Ύ W - - -
- - 12 --"-- SE - - Noon Lt. Airs and fine.
Course Distance Lat Long. - Trinidad S 24° 53' E 186 miles. Water : remains 14 tons 35 qs., Exp 83 qd.
    D.R. Obs. Chro. D.R. -
  17.43 S 30.54.3 30.32.5 W. -
- - 1 † S by W ½ W SE by E - - P.M Lt. Breezes and fine.
- - 2 SSW - - - 2.30 Shifted S sails.
- - 3 - Variable - - -
- - 4 - - - - 4 Do Wr.
- - 5 South - - - -
- - 6 - - - - 6 Lt. Breezes and fine.
- - 7 S ½ E - - - -
- - 8 --"-- ESE - - 8 Do Wr.
- - 9 SSE - - - -
- - 10 - - - - -
- - 11 South - - - -
- - 12 - Variable - - Midnt . Lt. Airs and fine.
23 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 1 - S b W Variable - - A.M. Lt. airs and fine.
- - 2 1 4 - - - - -
- - 3 3 2 - - - - -
- - 4 1 " --"-- - - - 4 Calm, up course.
- - 5 Calm - - Calm - - Washed up lower deck.
- - 6 2 6 W by S Variable - - 5.30 Set courses.
- - 7 1 " - - - - -
- - 8 1 " - S by W - - 8 Inclinable to calm.
- - 9 1 " SW by S - - - Watch employed working up junk.
- - 10 1 4 - - - - Sailmaker M Royal
- - 11 2 " - Variable - - Carpenter repairing boat and painting.
- - 12 2 4 --"-- --"-- - - Noon. Lt. breezes & fine.
Course Distance Lat Long. - Trinidad S 42° E 127 miles. Water ??
    D.R. Obs. Chro. D.R. -
  - 21° 7' W 22° 30' W -
- - 1 2 2 SW --"-- - - P.M. Lt. breezes &
- - 2 2 " - - - - Exercised at Divisions, and great guns.
- - 3 3 4 SSW - - - -
- - 4 3 4 --"-- SE by S - - 4 Lt. breezes and fine.
- - 5 3 4 - - - - -
- - 6 3 4 - - - - 6 Modt. and fine.
- - 7 4 " SE ½ S ENE - - -
- - 8 3 4 SSE - - - 8 Lt. breezes and fine.
- - 9 3 - - - - - -
- - 10 2 2 - - - - -
- - 11 2 6 - - - - 11.30 Passed a schooner on the starboard tack.
- - 12 2 6 --"-- --"-- - - Midmt. Do. Wr.
24 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 † SSE ENE - - A.M. Lt. breezes and fine.
- - 2 - - - - -
- - 3 - - - - Washed clothes.
- - 4 --"-- East - - 4 Inclinable to calm.
- - 5 - - - - Daylight observed a vessel ahead.
- - 6 - - - - -
- - 7 - - - - -
- - 8 SSE - - - 8 Lt breezes and cloudy.
- - 9 - - - - 10.30 Set F T & T. Gt. studding sails
- - 10 SSE - - - Employed working up junk. [????] heaving the long lines. Two in[??]
- - 11 - - - -
- - 12 --"-- E by N - - Noon. Lt. breezes & fine. One sail in site.
- - - - - - - - - St ? Hipmay? Bs Mate disrated to Ord Seaman for talking obscenely and bestially to one of the boys of the ship.
Course Distance Lat Long. - Trinidad S 74° E 68 miles. Water Rg 13 tons 121 qs. Exp. 83 qs.
    D.R. Obs. Chro. D.R. -
  - 21° 7' W 22° 30' W -
- - 1 † SSE E by N - - P.M. Modt. & cloudy.
- - 2 SE by E North - - 1 Shewed our colors to an American merchant ship. 1.55 bore up close to ditto
- - 3 SE by S - - - Trimmed in studding sail, staysails, M Royal, and flying jib. Trimmed and hauled to the wind
- - 4 - NNE - - 4 Modt with rain.
- - 5 SE - - - 5.45 observed the land bearing E by S.
- - 6 E by N - - - 6 Modt with rain. Trimmed. 3 sail in sight.
- - 7 E by N ½ N - - - -
- - 8 E by S - - - 8 Lt. Airs and cloudy.
- - 9 - - - - -
- - 10 - Variable - - -
- - 11 - - - - 11 Trimmed sails. Observed Trinidad E by S
- - 12 --"-- --"-- - - Midnt . Lt. airs inclinable to calm.
25 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 1 - SE by S - - - A.M. Lt. Variable airs and cloudy.
- - 2 1 4 - Variable - - 2 Tried for sounding [????} bottom with 60 fathoms of [????}
- - 3 1 4 - - - -
- - 4 2 4 SE - - - 4 Do Wr. No bottom [????} 70 fathoms.
- - 5 2 - - - - - Trinidad E[????}. One sail in sight.
- - 6 4 6 - - - - F T M. & T. Gt. studding sails [????} staysails and flying jib [????}. At sunrise 26 [????}
- - 7 3 - SE - - -
- - 8 3 6 --"-- NE - - 8 Lt. Airs and fine. 5 [sail] in sight.
- - 9 2 6 - - - - Center of [Trinidad] E by ½ N 8 or 9 miiles [????} away. Exercising [????} [†].
- - 10 2 4 - - - -
- - 11 2 4 - - - - Sailmaker altering F/Royal [????} making a M. T. Gt. Mast. Noon. Lt. Airs and fine.
- - 12 2 4 --"-- --"-- - -
Course Distance Lat Long. -  
    D.R. Obs. Chro. D.R. -
  - - - -
- - 1 2 4 SE NE - - P.M. Light breezes and fine.
- - 2 2 4 SE by E - - - 1.20 Up mainsail and [flying] jib.
- - 3 2 - - - - - -
- - 4 2 - - - - - 4 Light airs and fine.
- - 5 2 6 - - - - Trinidad N 8 W Center
- - 6 1 6 SE by S - - - Trinidad N 24 W - True.
- - 1 6 - - - Martins [????] N 33 E - True. Set jib.
- - 7 2 4 - - - - 6 Do. Wr.
- - 8 2 2 --"-- NE by E - - 8 Lt. Airs and fine.
- - 9 2 4 - - - - 9 Set M sail. Lat. [????] of [????] 26° 57' S.
- - 10 4 - - - - - -
- - 11 4 4 - - - - -
- - 12 5 2 --"-- --"-- - - Midnt . Modt. And cloudy.
26 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 † SE by S NE by E - - A.M. Modt. and cloudy
- - 2 - - - - 1.20 In M Royals & flying jib.
- - 3 - - - - 4 Do Wr. In T Gt. Studding sail
- - 4 - - - - Observed a sail bearing NE
- - 5 - - - - 7 Carried away F T M studding boom in chase of a strange sail. Lost the sail and yard, with part of jack [????] sheets & down [????].
- - 6 SE by E - - -
- - 7 SE by E ½ E - - -
- - 8 SE ½ S NE by N - - 7.30 Spoke the Dutch ship Minerva from Amsterdam, bound to Batavia.
- - 9 SE - - - 8 Fresh breezes. 8.30 In staysail & T T Gt Studding sail. 10 Mustered by Divisions and performed division service. Read the Articles of War to the ship's co.
- - 10 - - - -
- - 11 - - - -
- - 12 --"-- --"-- - - Noon. Modt. and fine with a head swell. 1 sail in sight.
Course Distance Lat Long. - Cape of Good Hope S 73° E 2540 miles. Water 19 tons 267 qs. Exp. 83 qs.
    D.R. Obs. Chro. D.R. -
  - 21° 7' W 22° 30' W -
- - 1 † SE N by E - - P.M. Fresh breezes and fine.
- - 2 SE by E - - - 1 Trimmed and set lower studding sail.
- - 3 - - - - Exchanged colours with a French whaler.
- - 4 - - - - 4 Do. Wr. 3 sail in sight.
- - 5 - - - - -
- - 6 SE --"-- - - 6 Fresh breezes and fine.
- - 7 - - - - -
- - 8 --"-- North - - 8 Modt. & fine.
- - 9 - - - - -
- - 10 - - - - -
- - 11 - - - - -
- - 12 † † - - Midnt . Modt. & hazy.
27 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 7 - SE N by W - - A.M Modt. And hazy.
- - 2 7 4 - - - - 12.45 In studding sail
- - 3 8 - - - - - Washed clothes.
- - 4 8 2 --"-- North - - 4 Fresh breezes and s [????]
- - 5 8 - - - - - Washed clothes.
- - 6 7 4 - - - - 5.30 Set larbourd lower [????] mast studding sails [????] lost overboard
- - 7 8 - - - - -
- - 8 7 6 --"-- --"-- - - A [????] [almost †] six ?rick black with [????] and thimble by acc[????]
- - 9 7 4 - - - - 8 Modt. and tine.
- - 10 7 2 - - - - [????] away exercising the [????] gentleness at the 6 gt. [????] ? 2 blank cartridges [????]
- - 11 7 - - - - - Sailmaker making a [???] sail out of {??} fore top sail. 11 Set some top gallt stud[ding sails] ?
- - 12 6 2 --"-- NNW - - Noon. Modt. And fine.
Course Distance Lat Long. - Tristan de Chuna S 41° [????]
    D.R. Obs. Chro. D.R. -
  - 21° 7' W 22° 30' W -
- - 1 6 - SE N by W - - -
- - 2 6 - - - - - P.M. Fresh breezes and [????].
- - 3 6 4 - - - - 1.30 Shifted Boom [????] and furled ditto.
- - 4 6 6 - - - - [????] Exercising Captains [????] cartridges 4 in no. 2 [????] & 2 shotted.
- - 5 7 6 - - - -
- - 6 7 4 - - - - 4 Fresh breezes and fine.
- - 7 7 4 - - - - 6 Do .Wr. 6.30 Set St[????]
- - 8 6 6 --"-- NE by N - - 7 Trimmed in Dogs sta[????] sails.
- - 9 6 4 - North - - 8 Do Wr. In 1st [????] of topsails & set fly[????] studding sail. 11.30 [????] Set [????] mainsail.
- - 10 6 4 - - - -
- - 11 6 2 - - - - -
- - 12 6 6 --"-- --"-- - - Midnt . Fresh breezes and fine.
28 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 † SE North - - A.M. Fresh breezes.
- - 2 - N by E - - -
- - 3 - - - - -
- - 4 --"-- --"-- - - 4 Fresh breezes and cloudy.
- - 5 - - - - Daylight out reef of Fr T sail. set lower and Fr T Gt Studding sail & main royal
- - 6 - NW - -
- - 7 - - - - 7 Trimmed.
- - 8 --"-- NNW - - 8 Fresh breezes and cloudy.
- - 9 - - - - Exercised at Gt. Guns & fired away from 18 pdr cartridges blank 12 in no., shotted 16 in no.
- - 10 - - - - Sailmaker making T M studding sail out of gaff topsails. Carpenters fitting boats. 11. Furled boom mainsail. Noon Modt. & fine
- - 11 - - - -
- - 12 --"-- --"-- - -
Course Distance Lat Long. - Tristan de Chuna S 38° 49' E 901 miles. Water 12 tons 41 qs. Exp. 83 qs.
    D.R. Obs. Chro. D.R. -
  - 21° 7' W 22° 30' W -
- - 1 † SE Variable - - P.M. Modt. and fine.
- - 2 - N by W - - Exercised marines firing at a mark. Fired away exercising, small arms 300 ball & 300 blank cartridges. Exercised a Division at Gt. Guns
- - 3 - - - - 2 Set larboard Fr. T M studding sail
- - 4 - - - - 3 In M T Gt studding sail.
- - 5 - - - - 4 Modt and cloudy. 4.30 Squared hands down staysail.
- - 6 - NNW - - 6 Modt with rain.
- - 7 - N by W - - 7.30 In M Royal
- - 8 - NW - - 8 Modt & cloudy with rain
- - 9 - - - - 9 In T Gt studdg sail
- - 10 - - - - -
- - 11 - Variable - - -
- - 12 - - - - Midt. Modt & cloudy with rain
29 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 3 6 SE Variable - - A.M. Modt and cloudy.
- - 2 4 6 - - - - 2.30 Trimmed and shifted [???] studding sails over
- - 3 5 - - SW by W - -
- - 4 4 4 - - - - 4 Lt. winds and cloudy
- - 5 4 - - West - - -
- - 6 4 - - SW - - 6 Altered course as P[???]
- - 7 4 4 SE by E - - - 6.30 Set M sail stays[???] M. T. M., T. Gt., & T. Gt. stud[???] royals, flying jib and mainsail.
- - 8 3 6 --"-- SW by S - -
- - 9 3 4 - - - - Loosed s[???] sails to dry
- - 10 2 4 - - - - 8 Modt [???]
- - 11 - 4 - - - - Exercised young [???] at gt. guns. Sailm[???] making T M studdg s[???]. Carpenter fitting [???] & making T Gt Mast [???] working up [???] and sails down boat to[???] current, found [???]. Lt. airs inclined to [???].
- - 12 - 4 --"-- --"-- - -
Course Distance Lat Long. - Tristan de Chuna S 53° [???].
    D.R. Obs. Chro. D.R. -
  - 21° 7' W 22° 30' W -
- - 1 - 6 SE West - - P.M. Lt. airs inclined to [???].calm.
- - 2 1 - - - - - 1 Squared [???], set lower studdg [???].
- - 3 3 2 - - - - 1.30 Trimmed and [???]. Lowered Sta [???].
- - 4 3 2 --"-- --"-- - - 1.30 Trimmed and set [???]. Studdg sails [???].
- - 5 3 - - - - - Exer [???].at Division at Gt. [???].
- - 6 2 - --"-- W by N - - 4 Lt winds and [???].
- - 7 1 4 - - - - 5.30 Om M T M & [???].studdg sail.
- - 8 1 4 --"-- NW - - 6 Ditto [???].
- - 9 2 - - - - - 7 Trimmed
- - 10 2 4 - - - - 8 Lt airs [???].
- - 11 2 - - - - - -
- - 12 2 - --"-- --"-- - - Midnt . Do Wr.
30 Sep 1830 At sea                
- - 1 † - SW - - A.M. Lt winds and fine.
- - 2 - - - - -
- - 3 - - - - 3 Trimd & after main sheet.
- - 4 - --"-- - - 4 Lt winds and fine.
- - 5 - - - - -
- - 6 - - - - 7.50 Trimd to a light air from NE by N in lower studdg sail.
- - 7 - - - -
- - 8 - Variable - - 8 Lt variable and fine.
- - 9 - NE by N - - Exercised Gt Guns and small arms & fired away - Cartridges 540 ; blank 540 18 pdrs. Shotted 16 ; blank 16.
- - 10 - Westly - -
- - 11 - - - - 11.30 Set larbourd studdg sail. Exercised young gentlemen at quarters. Noon. Do Wr.
- - 12 - --"-- - -
Course Distance Lat Long. - Tristan de Chuna S 33° E 734 miles Water Rs 11 tons 127 qs ; Exp 83 qs..
    D.R. Obs. Chro. D.R. -
  - 21° 7' W 22° 30' W -
- - 1 † - North - - P.M. Lt breezes and fine.
- - 2 - - - - Exercised a division at Great Guns
- - 3 - - - - -
- - 4 - W by S - - 4 Lt breezes and fine.
- - 5 - - - - 5.20 In studdg sails and trimmed to a breeze from westward. 6 Lt airs and fine
- - 6 - - - -
- - 7 - - - - Set staysails Starbd F T M & T Gt Studdg sails.
- - 8 - --"-- - - 8 Do Wr
- - 9 - SW - - -
- - 10 - - - - Trimd occasionally
- - 11 - - - - -
- - 12 - - - - Midnt Do Wr.
Fini (ADM 51/3119)