HMS Pembroke

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Pembroke, 1812
Type: Block Ship ; late 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Launched : 23 Jun 1812 ; Disposal date or year : 1905
BM: 1758 tons ; Displacement: 2842 tons
Propulsion: Sail - Screw
Machinery notes: 200 hp

Deal 22 Dec 1812 arrived from the Nore.

Portsmouth 29 Dec 1812 arrived at St. Helen's.

Portsmouth 31 Dec 1812 Has came into harbour.

Plymouth 14 Apr 1813 Has detained and sent in the American schooner Young Holkar, from Charleston, bound to Bourdeaux.

Plymouth 5 Jun 1813 arrived from off Brest.

Plymouth 6 Jun 1813 departed from Cawsand Bay to blockade Brest.

Portsmouth 4 Aug 1813 Came into the harbour from the Channel fleet.

Portsmouth 29 Aug 1813 Gives instructions to next convoy for the coast of Spain, Portugal and the Mediterranean.

Portsmouth 1 Sep 1813 Expected to proceed early to morrow morning with the convoy bound to the Mediterranean.

Portsmouth 2 Sep 1813 Remains with her convoy for Spain, &c.

Portsmouth 9 Sep 1813 The convoy for the Mediterranean is expected to sail in the morning.

4 Nov 1813 arrived off Cape Sicie and on the 5th was involved in a skirmish with a French squadron off Toulon.

18 Jan 1814 in company with the Mulgrave captured the Rondinella.
24 Apr 1817 it was announced that copies of accounts of sale and proceeds' of the capture of the Rondinella were to be lodged in the Registry of the High Court of Admiralty, on the 12 May 1817. Unfortunately though, for those entitled to the prize money from that time on things didn't seem to go as smoothly as they shoulda : the estate of the agent responsible for paying the prize money had gone bankrupt and therefore subsequent payments of the prize money were made in instalments, thus, presumably, not amounting to the full sum due.
25 March 1822 notice was given that distribution of the dividends received by the Treasurer of this Institution, from the estate of Messrs Lark and Woodhead, in the undermentioned prize cases, will commence on 10 Apr next. Whether any dividends were paid in the interim I know not, but the final dividend of 5¼d. in the pound due in this respect, didn't become due to be paid by the Examiner of Prize Accounts until 2 Jul 1850.

Portsmouth 30 Jul 1814 arrived from Genoa (24 Jun).

22 Jul 1850 Balance of Prize Monies due 1814 paid, following the bankruptcy of the agent appointed to make payment.

1 Jan 1820 repairing with a circular stern.

Jul 1830 Portsmouth

21 Jul 1832 the Nelson, along with the Hibernia, Bellerophon, Edinburgh, Benbow, Spartiate, Pembroke, President, Naiad, Amphitrite, and Trincomalee, it is noted, in the Hampshire Telegraph, were brought forward to be commissioned last summer, at considerable expense, and except for the Spartiate, Edinburgh, and President, and are now to be put back into Ordinary, also at some expense.

7 Feb 1835 being inspected in ordinary.

Portsmouth 2 Jan 1836 it is rumoured that she is to be prepared for sea service.

Portsmouth 16 Feb 1836 is reported to be in dock.

Portsmouth 4 Jun 1836 went out to Spithead on Wednesday.

Portsmouth 9 Jul 1836 Bellerophon has gone on a cruise with the Pembroke, to trial fitments and rigging etc.

Portsmouth 23 Jul 1836 the Hercules, Bellerophon, Vanguard, Pembroke, and Cornwallis have departed on a cruise, during which they are expected to touch at Plymouth Sound.

Portsmouth 8 Oct 1836 arrived Plymouth from Cork (27 Sep). Due to sail again on trials on Friday.

Plymouth 20 Oct 1836 Bellerophon, Vanguard, Pembroke, Hercules, Inconstant, Pique, and Pantaloon, the Experimental Squadron.

Lisbon 29 Oct 1836 reported to be in the Tagus.

Lisbon 25 Jan 1837 in the Tagus where it is reported that influsenza was endemic amongst the British squadron, causing a number of deaths.

Lisbon 27 Feb 1837 departed for Gibraltar and Malta.

Lisbon 11 Mar 1837 was driven from her anchorage at Gibraltar, and touched the ground during the recent gales. She has now been refloated without serious injury.

Portsmouth Apr 1837 Captain Sir T Fellowes, recently appointed to the Vanguard, is ordered home for court martial on charges relative to the Pembroke going ashore in Gibraltar Bay.

Portsmouth 13 May 1837 at Spithead.

5 Jul 1837 Captain Fellowes was admonished and was to be more cautious in future.

16 Sep 1837 is reported to be at Cork and due to sail shortly for Lisbon.

9 Jan 1839 at Malta.

6 Feb 1839 at Malta.

21 Jun 1839 arrived Valetta.

2 Jul 1839 Malta, the Princess Charlotte, Rodney, Bellerophon, Pembroke, Tyne and Rhadamanthus departed and joined the Minden, Talavera, Asia, Castor, and Zebra in the offing and departed for the east, but destination unknown."

Sep 1939 at Besika Bay.

13 Oct 1839 Malta, it is reported that a malignant fever had appeared among the crews of both fleets at Besika Bay, but with most intensity on board the French vessels.

4 Nov 1839 Malta, is reported to have departed Besika Bay with the fleet 23 Oct for a winter anchorage at Vourla.

13 Oct 1839 Malta, was expected from Beshika Bay, where she was to be replaced by the Hastings.

25 Jan 1840 Midshipmen W. H. Young (Pembroke), passed his examination for Lieutenant at the Naval College on Wednesday

25 Jan 1840 At Spithead.

1 Feb 1840 was towed into Portsmouth harbour to be paid off on Thursday, by the Meteor and Messenger steamers ; the following men received the usual medals, &c., as a reward for long service and good conduct:-
Thomas Bleach, gunner's mate, pension £27 16s. per annum, and a gratuity of £13;
John Brown, master-at-arms, pension £24 16s., and a gratuity of £7;
Thomas Walker, ship's corporal, pension £22, and a gratuity of £7. ;
George Bore, gunner's crew, pension £13 4s., and a gratuity of £5.

8 Feb 1840 Mr. W. J. R. Card, Midshipman, of the Pembroke, passed for a Lieutenant on board the Britannia on Monday.

19 Sep 1840 Portsmouth is ready to receive a pendant.

17 Oct 1840 Portsmouth, was taken up the harbour.

31 Oct 1840 Mate 0. P. Knott, (1830) late of Pembroke, promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. ;

10 Oct 1842 to be fitted as an "Advanced Ship," at Portsmouth, her masts, spars, and rigging, are to be prepared, fitted, ticketed, and housed in the Dockyard, and the ships are to have their bulkheads put up, their anchors, chain cables, and tanks on board, and their armament is to be kept ready in the Gun Wharf.

Jan 1848 Portsmouth.

20 Dec 1848 Portsmouth.

1854-1855 converted to screw blockship, 60 guns.

3 Dec 1856 Coastguard service at Leith.

1 Mar 1858- 12 Jun 1869 : Coastguard Service at Harwich.

1 Jan to 31 Dec 1864 on Coast Guard Service, Home Station, at Harwich. Report of Fevers and Small Pox onboard. Number of Cases of Disease and Injury.

12 Jun 1869 Flag Ship, CinC Nore, based at Sheerness.

12 Jun 1869 Flag Ship, Admiral Superintendent, Sheerness.

23 Jan 1871 7 ship's stewards will appear at a Court Martial to be held on board the Duke of Wellington, at Portsmouth, tomorrow, which includes W. Carline of the Pembroke.

1 Apr 1873 Flag Ship, Admiral Superintendent, Chatham.

1873 renamed Forté : receiving hulk, at Chatham.

1877 HMS Trent took nominal name as Pembroke, and other ships subsequently.

30 Apr 1903 RN Barracks, Chatham commissioned as HMS Pembroke.

1905 sold out of the service.