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Type: Sloop ; Armament 10
Launched at Chatham : 1829 ; Disposal date or year : 1844
BM: 231 tons
Complement : 52 Officers and men, 10 boys and ?? marines.
Portsmouth 12 Oct 1829 (Cdr. Talbot), arrived on Wednesday from Chatham and will proceed shortly to Rio de Janeiro.
Portsmouth 8 Mar 1830 Reported to have sailed from Rio for St. Catherine.
Rio Janeiro, 14 Jan, 1830 Arrived with the merchant vessel Dart from London.
Circa 15 Dec 1830 At Cape Frio, guarding the wreck of the Thetis.
18 Sep 1831 Sailed for the Cape of Good Hope.
Mar 1832 Commander the Hon. J. De Roos, commanding officer, directed by the Admiralty to relieve Captain Dickinson of the Lightning in the attempt to recover the treasure and specie from HMS Thetis, lost at Cape Frio in Dec 1830. A further $160,000 was recovered following the departure of Captain Dickinson.
12 Oct 1832 at Bahia.
Rio de Janeiro 13 Jan 1833 Refitting, (Commander the Hon. J. De Roos), and due to sail to St. Helena with despatches.
St Helena 10 Feb 1833 arrived from Rio, and returned an the 13th.
11 Mar 1833 arrived at Rio from St. Helena
Rio de Janeiro 23 Sep 1833 Sailed for England
Portsmouth, Nov. 16 1833 Arrived from South America.
Portsmouth Nov 18, 1833 Sailed for Sheerness.
6 Oct 1834 Mr. Donald Kennedy, surgeon, appointed.
26 Nov 1834 arrived The Cape, bound for the East Indies, from Plymouth.
Prior to 10 Jan 1835 is reported to have passed the Cape of Good Hope for the India Station.
12 Mar 1835 sailed for Trincomalee to refit
19 Feb 1835 arrived Bombay.
Portsmouth 8-14 Aug 1835 a court martial has been convened on board the Victory, charging the Mate, Charles Cardew, and the Master, Michael Heath, with mutiny, for having confined the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant George Charles Stovin in his cabin. It was stated in their defence that Lt. Stovin was almost constantly under the influence of drink and that they acted in the best interests of the service. Both officers were dismissed the service and sent to the Marshalsea prison fro three months.
Portsmouth 29 Aug 1835 at a court martial convened on board the Victory the surgeon, Dr. George McDiarmid, was acquitted on charges of drunkeness and unofficerlike conduct.
Madras 5 Nov 1835 arrived from a cruise.
4 Aug 1836 was reported to be at Trincomalee.
Trincomalee 30 Jul 1836 the Algerine sailed in company with the Rose, for Madras.
Madras 1 Nov 1836 arrived from Trincomalee.
Madras 10 Nov 1836 sailed.
Colombo 26 Nov 1836 arrived from Madras and Trincomalee and sailed for same on the 30th.
Calcutta 9 Mar 1837 arrived from Ceylon.
2-3 Feb 1839 Kurrachee [Karachi] was captured by a naval force, with troops from India. See p. 279 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow.
11 Feb 1839 at Bombay. 5 May 1840 arrived at Penang. Circa May 1840 at Singapore. 21 Jun 1840 arrived in Macao Roads and established a blockade of the port and river of Canton. See p. 282 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow.
1 Jul 1840 at the anchorage under the Buffaloe's Nose.
4 Jul 1840 anchored off Chusan.
5 Jul 1840 Chinese troops retreat into Chusan following short bombardment. See also p. 282 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow.
6 Jul 1840 British troops discovered that Chinese troops had departed Chusan during the night. See www.gazettes-online.co.uk of 15 Dec 1840.
10 Jul 1840 despatched to Ning-po.
15 Jul 1840 blockade of Ning-po commenced. See www.gazettes-online.co.uk of 15 Dec 1840.
Had on one occasion to defend herself against a Chinese battery at Chapoo. See also p. 283-4 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow.
21 Nov 1840, at Chusan. 17 Mar 1841 operations at Canton. See www.gazettes-online.co.uk of 11 Jun 1841. 21 May 1841 from the Macao passage, ran in and engaged some of the batteries. See p. 291-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow. 3 Jul 1841, Lieutenant T. H. Mason, Algerine, promoted to Commander. 3 Jul 1841, Mate S. B. Dolling, Algerine, promoted to Lieutenant. 24-> Aug 1841 operations against Amoy and the fortified island of Kolangsoo. See p. 294-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow. 4 Sep 1841 the expedition proceeded to Chusan. See p. 294-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow. 1 Oct 1841 action at Tinghae. See p. 294-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow. 1839-42 Engaged in the Operations in China. Officers and Men serving on this ship during this period may be eligible for a Medal. See p. 288 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow.
18 May 1842, capture of Chapoo. See p. 297-8 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow. 13 Jun 1842, anchored off Woosung. Once the defences at the mouth of the river were sounded and buoyed the works on both sides of the river were bombarded (16th). See p. 298-9 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow. 16 Jun - 29 Aug 1842, expedition up the Yang-tse-Keang, to the end of hostilities and signing of the Treaty of Nanking. See p. 300-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow and www.gazettes-online.co.uk.