HMS Rinaldo

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Rinaldo, 1808
Type: Packet from 1823 ; Brig sloop ; Armament 10 (8 * 18 pdr carronades and 2 * long sixes.
Launched : 1808 ; Disposal date or year : 1835
Complement : 65 officers and men.
Notes:

Interesting to see how the same event appears to have been recounted by two different authors :

7 Dec 1809, captured off Dungeness, after some resistance, the French privateer le Maraudeur, 14 guns and 66 men, 5 of whom were wounded. per Marshall.

7 Dec 1810 whilst cruising off Dover, chased two large French armed luggers, capturing the Maraudeur, whilst the other escaped. James.

17 Dec 1810 whilst on her way from Spithead to her station off Dover, lured 4 armed French luggers to attack her, sinking the Vieille-Josephine, of 16 guns, whilst the other 3 escaped.

15 Mar 1811 arrived Deal from a cruise.

4 Jun 1811 departed Deal.

5 Jun 1811 arrived Portsmouth from a cruise.

12 Jun 1811 departed Portsmouth on a cruise.

24 Aug 1811 departed Deal on a cruise.

3 Sep 1811 in Boulogne bay, the Rinaldo and Redpole observed and attacked a number of French gun vessels manoeuvring off the coast.

21 Sep 1811 the Naiad, accompanied by the Rinaldo, Redpole, Castilian and Viper, off Boulogne road, captured the French prame Ville-de-Lyon, flag ship of the squadron, but were unable close the remaining gun vessels due to shaoling water.

25 Sep 1811 arrived Deal having been driven off her station by a gale.

26 Sep 1811 departed Deal to resume her station off the French coast.

14 Oct 1811 departed Deal to resume her station cruising off the French coast.

13 Jan 1812 arrived Deal from the Nore.

3 May 1812 Castilian, Bermuda and Rinaldo departed from Dungeness with a view to helping the Skylark and Apelles, reported to be on shore to the westward of Boulogne where they were joined by the Phipps on the 4th. Finding the Apelles in the hands of the French she was driven on shore and subsequently re-captured by the ships' boats. The crew of the Skylark were also rescued, having set their ship on fire.

18 May 1812 departed Portsmouth with the Quebec convoy.

11 Jul 1812 departed Deal for the French coast.

25 Nov 1812 arrived Portsmouth from the Downs.

27 Apr 1813, Portsmouth, appointed convoy for the Downs.

29 Jun 1813 departed Deal for off Flushing.

7 Sep 1813 arrived Deal, driven in yesterday from their cruising ground off the French cost by the strong south wind.

30 Sep 1813 arrived Portsmouth with a convoy from the Downs.

1 Nov 1813, arrived Dover, the Britannia brig, from Dublin, bound to London, which was taken last night of Beachy Head by a French lugger, and was subsequently retaken.

30 Nov 1813 arrived Deal from Admiral Young's squadron.

12 Dec 1813 departed Deal with a convoy of transports, with troops, stores and baggage for Holland.

22 Jan 1814 departed Portsmouth with a convoy for the Downs.

25 Jan 1814 put back to St. Helen's with a convoy bound to the River.

27 Jan 1814 departed St. Helen's with a convoy for the Downs.

5 Apr 1814 arrived Portsmouth from the eastward and will sail tomorrow morning for North America.

13 Apr 1814, Portsmouth, appointed convoy for the Downs.

13 Apr 1814 departed Portsmouth to the eastward.

14 Apr 1814 arrived Portsmouth from a cruise.

21 Apr 1814 arrived Deal from the French coast.

23 May 1814 at Deal.

1 Jun 1814 arrived in the Deal Roads with VIPs who have been landed, for London.

9 Jun 1814 arrived Portsmouth from the Downs.

24 Aug 1814 departed Portsmouth with a convoy for the West Indies.

1 Sep 1814 departed St. Helen's with the convoy for the West Indies.

4 Sep 1814 arrived Cork with the outward bound West India Fleet from Spithead.

25 Sep 1815 arrived Portsmouth from Cork.

8 Oct 1816 at Spithead.

6 Dec 1823 announced that the Admiralty have appointed the Magnet, Rinaldo, Beagle, Emulous, Plover, Cygnet, and Kingfisher to be based at Falmouth, and to act as regular packets between the UK and S. America, [this to include the West Indies too].

15 Feb 1824 arrived Falmouth from Chatham.

20 Mar 1824 Lt. Moore, departed Falmouth for Jamaica.

22 Jun 1824 arrived Falmouth from Jamaica (24 May) ; Crooked Island (31st).

16 Jul 1824 departed Falmouth for the Brazils.

8 Nov 1824 arrived Falmouth from Rio de Janeiro (19 Sep) ; Lieut. Moore in command.

9 Nov 1824 departed Falmouth for Plymouth.

26 Nov 1824 arrived Falmouth from Plymouth.

12 Dec 1824 departed Falmouth for New York and Halifax.

20 Apr 1825 arrived Falmouth from New York (10 Mar) ; Halifax (28th).

9 May 1825 Pawle, departed Falmouth for Jamaica.

c 31 Aug 1825 Moore, arrived Falmouth from Jamaica.

26 Sep 1825 Lt Moore, departed Falmouth for the Leeward Isles.

16 Dec 1825 arrived Falmouth from the Leeward Isles, St Thomas's (21 Nov).

9 Jan 1826 Moore, departed Falmouth for Jamaica.

13 Apr 1826 arrived Falmouth from Jamaica (7 Mar) ; Crooked Island (16th). 2 Apr fell in with Amos Palmer; master Wyer and seaman lost overboard ; 1 man killed falling from aloft ; rest of crew bar 2 disabled ; officer & 2 men put onboard to bring to here

29 May 1826 Hannah, departed Falmouth for the Leeward Isles.

17 Aug 1826 Moore, arrived Falmouth from the Leeward Isles, St Thomas's (11 Jul) ; Crooked Island (16th). 2 Apr fell in with Amos Palmer; master Wyer and seaman lost overboard ; 1 man killed falling from aloft ;

11 Sep 1826 Moore, departed Falmouth for America.

For further movements of Falmouth Packets try page 3 of the Royal Cornwall Gazette, available through the British Newspaper Archive, for a fee.

Dec 1827 packet based on the Falmouth station : Commanding officer: Lt. John A. Moore.

13 Sep 1829 departed Buenos Ayres for Monte Video.

17 Sep 1829 departed Monte Video for Falmouth.

10 Nov 1829 arrived Falmouth from Buenos Ayres.

Jul 1830 based at Falmouth, as a packet.

11 Dec 1830 arrived Falmouth, from Carthagena and Crooked Island, Lieut. Hill, in command.

5 Feb 1831 arrived Halifax from Falmouth and departed on the 6th for Bermuda.

22 Apr 1831 departed Falmouth for Rio Janeiro and Buenos Ayres.

10 Jun 1831 arrived at Rio from Falmouth, and departed from thence for Buenos Ayres on the 15th.

15 Jun 1831 departed Rio Janeiro for Buenos Ayres.

30 Apr 1832 arrived Barbadoes from Falmouth.

8 May 1832 arrived Jamaica.

6 or 13 Jul 1832 arrived at Falmouth from Carthagena and Jamaica (2 Jun) and Crooked Island (8th), with the mails and $37,000 specie.

16 Sep 1832 departed Barbadoes.

1 Oct 1832 departed St. Thomas'.

4 Nov 1832 arrived Falmouth from the Leeward Isles.

25 Jan 1833 arrived Rio Janeiro from Falmouth.

At sea 15 Apr 1833 spoke with the Charles, from Cherbourg, 28 Mar in lat. 20.35., N., long. 33.30. W., ; the John Barry, of Liverpool, 3 Apr in lat. 25.30., N., long. 34. W., ; the Medora, of Shields, the 15th in lat. 46.45. N., long 13.20., W.

17 Jul 1833 arrived from Rio de Janeiro Falmouth.

Plymouth 21 Aug 1834 paid off into ordinary.

6 Aug 1835 sold by Dutch auction for 610, having started at 1500.