HMS Trinculo

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Trinculo, 1808
Type: Gun sloop ; Armament 18
Launched : 1808 ; Disposal date or year : 1841
Notes:

22 Mar 1811 departed Deal with a convoy for Portsmouth.

29 May 1811 departed Yarmouth with convoy for Archangel.

18 Nov 1811 departed Sheerness with a convoy for Gottenburgh.

23 Nov 1811 remains with convoy of transports at Harwich, for Anholt.

26 Nov 1811 departed Harwich with a convoy for the Baltic.

14 Nov 1813 arrived Falmouth from Plymouth for convoy duties.

16 Nov 1813 arrived Portsmouth from Plymouth.

23 Nov 1813 departed Portsmouth for Plymouth.

10 Jan 1814 departed Cork to look after any heavy sailers or stragglers from the West Indies convoy.

10 Mar 1814 departed Cork with a convoy for Spain, Portugal, and the Mediterranean.

26 May 1827 is reported to have parted company with the experimental squadron on the Cork station, after a month at sea, during which they performed trials relative to the sailing qualities of the various ships.

31 Jan 1829 Cork.

5 Aug 1829 In Hamoaze.

28 Nov 1829 is expected Plymouth from Portsmouth to repair, having carried away her false keel.

Jul 1830 Cork.

29 Mar 1831 arrived Plymouth from Cork, and came into harbour to be paid off, having been on shore, and damaged her hull, &c., Commander S. Price, in command.

20 Apr 1831 was paid off at Plymouth.

14 Apr 1832 Commissioned.

1 Jun 1832 departed Plymouth for Cork.

5 Jun 1832 arrived at Cork from Plymouth.

6 Jun 1832 remained at Cork when the Orestes departed for Portsmouth. Had carried away the heads of both her top-masts during the heavy swells experienced last Sunday.

20 Jun 1832 arrived at the Cove of Cork from a cruise with the Onyx.

2 Jul 1832 arrived Plymouth from Cork.

3 Jul 1832 departed Plymouth for the Downs.

13 Jul 1832 with the Donegal as flagship, passed by Portsmouth down the Channel to the westward, en route for Plymouth, in company with the Castor and Orestes.

15 Jul 1832 arrived Plymouth from the Downs, with the Donegal, Castor, and Orestes.

18 Jul 1832 the squadron embarked 300 marines from shore and departed Plymouth Sound that evening for Cork.

21 Jul 1832 arrived at Cork with the squadron, which, along with the Donegal, included the Castor, Nimrod, Orestes, Trinculo, the troopship Jupiter, the steamer Messenger, the Admiralty lighter Hamoaze. The Nimrod, Orestes, Trinculo, and Onyx departed Cork on the 23 Jul., who then proceeded along the coast and spread the word to local magistrates that they had a strong marine force on board should they be needed to maintain the peace : they were to be joined later by the Donegal and Tyne.

6 Aug 1832 Donegal returned to Cork with the Tyne, Nimrod, Orestes, Trinculo and Onyx, after a cruise to the Westward.

16 Aug 1832 in the Cove of Cork, refitting after sailing trials.

23 Aug 1832 off Plymouth.

25-29 Aug 1832 V.-Adm. Sir P. Malcolm's squadron, including the Donegal(flag), Castor, Tyne, Trinculo, Nimrod, and the revenue cruiser Prince of Wales, along with the Vernon, Dryad, Snake and Dee assembled at Torbay for sailing trials, and were joined by the Stag on Thursday, just arrived from off Oporto. The Board of Admiralty arrived on the 27th from Portsmouth, in the Lightning, and observed some of the relative sailing qualities of the vessels taking part in the trials, before departing for Plymouth. Per some of the commentators details of the trials would appear to be too fragmented to make much sense, and it might be that someone was attempting to obfuscate the results as they didn't provide the results that some people wanted to see........

30 Aug 1832 arrived Plymouth from Torbay.

14 Oct 1832 went into Plymouth, from Ireland, and is to be fitted out for service at Mauritius, the island having suffered some unrest in recent months.

26 Oct 1832 dropped down into Plymouth Sound, and will depart shortly for the Isle de France, with a passenger, General Sir Wm. Nicholay, the newly appointed Governor of Mauritius.

11 Nov 1832 departed Plymouth for Falmouth, en route for Mauritius.

11 Nov 1832 later in the day arrived Falmouth, to collect despatches, which arrived later in the day, following which she departed for Mauritius.

18 Dec 1832 arrived Bahia and departed on the 23rd for Mauritius.

Per a report made to Parliament in 1842, at some time during 1833 the Sloop Trinculo, 16 guns, Complement: 117, was involved in combatting the Slave Trade and experienced 1 Death, for which no reason is given.

31 Jan 1833 Mauritius.

18 May 1833 arrived Ascension from Fernando Po.

7 Jul 1833 detained in lat. 6 30' N., long. 12 12' W., the Spanish slave schooner Segunda Socorro, Joze de Inzs, master, with 307 slaves on board, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Spanish Mixed Court of Justice, Sierra Leone, and on 17 Jul 1833 sentenced to be condemned. 5 Oct 1835 bounty on Slaves, and moiety of hull due for payment.

31 Jul 1833 boarded the slave schooner Rosa, to windward of Accra, according to the vessel's papers when examined following her capture on 25 Dec 1833 by the Despatch.

18 Sep 1833 detained in lat. 0 42' N., long. 9 05' E., en route from the River Bonny to St. Jago de Cuba, the Spanish slave schooner Caridad, Antonio Fortunato, master, with 112 slaves on board, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Spanish Mixed Court of Justice, Sierra Leone, and on 19 Oct 1833 sentenced to be condemned.

30 Sep 1833 reported to be cruising on the West Coast of Africa.

23 Nov 1833 is reported to have captured the slave schooner Charidad.

31 Oct 1833 arrived Cape of Good Hope from Ascension.

27 Dec 1833 detained in lat. 0 20' N. long. 8 6' E., whilst bound from Cape Lopez to Princes Island, the Portuguese slave schooner Apta, Christovao Xavier Vellozo, master, with 54 slaves on board, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone, and on 25 Jun 1834 sentenced to be condemned.

28 Dec 1833 detained in lat. 1 7' N., long. 7 47' E., whilst bound from Cape Lopez to Princes Island, the Portuguese slave schooner Santiesimo Rosario a Bom Jezuz, Francisco Silvestre, master, with 54 slaves on board, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone, and on 25 Jun 1834 sentenced to be condemned.

Per a report made to Parliament in 1842, at some time during 1834 was involved in combatting the Slave Trade and experienced 2 Deaths, for which no reason is given.

2 Apr 1834 is reported to have recently arrived Ascension from Prince's Island, and departed again for the Cape of Good Hope.

6 May 1834 arrived Cape of Good Hope from Ascension.

6 Jun 1834 at the Cape of Good Hope.

12 Oct 1834 Bight of Biafra cruising for slave vessels.

Per a report made to Parliament in 1842, at some time during 1835 was involved in combatting the Slave Trade.

22 Dec 1835 detained off the River Bonny the Spanish slave vessel Isabella Segunda, alias Cuatro, Isidro Reynals, master, with 374 slaves on board, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Spanish Mixed Court of Justice, Sierra Leone, and on 3 Feb 1836 sentenced to be condemned.

28 Jan 1836 detained in the River Bonny the Spanish slave vessel Feliz Vascongada, Thomas de Olaquibel, master, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Spanish Mixed Court of Justice, Sierra Leone and on 7 Sep 1836 sentenced to be condemned.

28 Jan 1836 detained in the River Bonny the Spanish slave brig Maria Manuela, Juan Tomas de Ugarte, master, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Spanish Mixed Court of Justice, Sierra Leone, and on 20 Sep 1836 sentenced to be condemned.

28 Jan 1836 detained in the River Bonny the Spanish slave schooner Eliza, Felipe Bareno, master, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Spanish Mixed Court of Justice, Sierra Leone, and on 20 Sep 1836 sentenced to be condemned.

30 Jan 1836 detained in the River Bonny the Spanish slave brigantine Diligencia, Juan Duran, master, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Spanish Mixed Court of Justice, Sierra Leone, and on 7 Sep 1836 sentenced to be condemned.

14 May 1836 arrived Portsmouth from Prince's Island (13 Feb), Ascension (8 Mar), and Sierra Leone (28th), and sails Sunday for Plymouth, to be paid off. She brings 2,300 ounces of gold dust, and 309 elephants's (sic) tusks, weighing 4 tons, 8 cwt. 1 qr., of ivory. She has been in commission since 14 Apr 1832, during which time she has been actually under canvass 914 days, and run, by log, 82,900 miles. She has never lost a man by accident, and only three deaths have occurred onboard; and those in the early part of her time, all from fever, but two of which were men from merchantmen, who having been left on shore, caught the fever, and died soon after coming on board. The principal part of her service has been on the East and West coast of Africa and perhaps her crew have seen as much, in boats and otherwise, as any vessel in commission.

27 May 1836 is to be paid-off at Plymouth on Wednesday.

16 Apr 1837 in the Tagus.

6 May 1837 departed Lisbon for Cadiz.

12 Jul 1839 at Cadiz.

8 Nov 1839 salvage money for assistance rendered to the brig Avalon.

24 Jun 1840 salvage money for assistance rendered to the schooner Dewdrop.

3 Jul 1840 arrived at Cadiz,

24 Jul 1840 at Cadiz.

22 Sep 1840 arrived at Cadiz.

9 Dec 1840 left Lisbon for Cadiz.

11 Jan 1841 at Lisbon.

26 Dec 1841 Gibraltar, departed for Cadiz.

3 Apr 1841 at Gibraltar,

18 May 1841 Plymouth, A court martial held on board the San Josef, of Lieutenant J. A. Abbot, of the Trinculo. The Court caused him to be admonished.

19 May 1841 Plymouth, A court-martial was held on board the San Josef, to try Lieutenant William Morris. The Court acquitted him on two charges, but to be severely reprimanded on the 3rd.

22 May 1841 the Pelican is ordered to Lisbon, to replace the Trinculo.

29 May 1841 paid Off at Plymouth.

16 Jun 1841 Plymouth, was taken into dock for inspection.

8 Jul 1841 Plymouth, found unfit for service and is ordered to be broken up.