HMS Jackal

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Jackal, 1844
Type: Gunvessel ; Armament 3
Launched : 29 Oct 1844 ; Disposal date or year : 1887
BM: 340 tons ; Displacement: 505 tons
Propulsion: Paddle
Machinery notes: 455 h.p.i., 150 h.p.
Notes:

20 Dec 1848 Portsmouth.

21 Aug 1850 Jackal, tender to Gladiator, detained in lat. 2° 53' N. Long. 7° 7' E. a slave polacca-brig, Name Unknown, with 256 slaves on board, Jozé Maria master ; she was condemned on 7 OCt 1850, by the Vice-Admiralty Court at Sierra Leone, having no papers.

4 Sep 1850 Jackal, tender to Gladiator, detained in Lat. 6° 22' N. Long. 4° 9' E. the Brazilian slave schooner Gira Sol, 196 tons, Manoel Lopez Vianna, master, which was sent for adjudication to the Vice-Admiralty Court at Sierra Leone, and on 12 Dec 1850 sentenced to be condemned, having been burnt at sea by her captor, once the appropriate measurements had been taken, being unseaworthy.

2 Nov 1850 Jackal, tender to Gladiator, detained in Lat. 4° 46' N. Long. 4° 15' E. the Brazilian slave schooner Brazil, Joze Maria Henriques, master, with 279 slaves on board, which was sent for adjudication to the Vice-Admiralty Court at Sierra Leone, and on 10 Dec 1850 sentenced to be condemned, and 275 slave were emancipated.

4 Feb 1851 returned from Abbeokuta with HM Consul Beecroft, probably to Fernando Po?

5 Feb 1851 departed to join the Archer up the Old Calabar River, where there are reported to be disturbances, to protect British lives and property.

6 Feb 1851 joined the Archer in the Old Calabar River.

Mar 1851 operations against the tribesmen of Bonbee and Battary who were involved in and supported the slave trade, by the ships' boats of the Archer and Jackal - see p. 393-4 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow

6 May 1851 the Jackal departed the Bights, and having coaled and taken on a supply of wood from the Gladiator departed for Ascension. The captain of the Gladiator reports the death of Mr. Redmond Mahoney, Assistant Engineer, and 4 of the crew, from a most malignant fever, contracted in the river, which has also attacked others on board, many of whom are in a precarious state. Mr. Riddle, Second Master is to take command of the Jackal pending Lieutenant Bedingfield's recovery. Some men from the Gladiator have been transferred to fill vacancies on board the Jackal, a tender to the Gladiator.

24 May 1851 At Ascension. Following a long tour of duty to the Old Calabar and Benin Rivers, etc., by the Jackal, the flag officer advises the Secretary of the Admiralty that the clerk, Mr. Norman, has recently died ashore in the hospital and that Lieutenant Bedingfield, the commanding officer, is now reported to be sufficiently recovered to resume command.

11 April 1859 Woolwich. Commissioned for Service on the Home Station.

1860 Coast of Scotland

1864 Home Station. Number of Cases of Disease and Injury.

1870 West Coast of Scotland

23 May 1876 Commissioned at Devonport

1879 East Coast of Scotland

1879 Tender: Daisy (Harbour Service)

Apr 1886 East Coast of Scotland