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Type: 6th rate ; Armament 28
Launched at Pembroke : 27 Aug 1832 ; Disposal date or year : 1875
BM: 709 tons
Complement : 142 Officers and men, 33 boys and 25 marines.
16 Jul 1834 has arrived Canton, from Plymouth.
7 Sep 1834 in company with the Imogene and Louisa : action against the Bogue Forts prior to proceeding up to Whampoa, and returning on 22nd, and anchoring in Ling Ting Bay. See p. 273 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow.
Dec 1834 is reported to be have called at Cochin and Madras, and was then due to sail to Trincomalee.
2 Nov 1834 arrived Singapore from Macao.
4 Nov 1834 sailed for Madras.
19 Nov 1834 Has arrived Madras from Singapore.
Bombay 14 Mar 1835 is reported to have been in the roads.
17 Mar 1835 remained at Bombay when the Melville sailed for England.
25 Apr 1835 sailed from Bombay on a cruise.
16 Jul 1835 arrived Mauritius.
Madras 11 Jan 1836 sailed for Mauritius.
Saugor 22 Mar 1836 sailed for Singapore and China.
Calcutta 1 May 1836 arrived from Madras. See p. 276 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow regards forthcoming operations against piracy.
Singapore 16 Jun 1836 is reported to have been cruising in the Straits [of Singapore] looking for Malay pirates where her boats have had much success in action with the pirates, burning a number of proas, taking prisoners and destroying their boats and arms etc.
29 Jun 1836 reported to be searching for pirates in the region of Gallang Island, where they are said to be based, and where the ship's boats have burnt villages etc.
15 Jul 1836 the Andromache and the Raleigh are reported to have arrived off Penang in pursuit of pirates.
18 Jul 1836 arrived at Singapore. It is reported that her recent movements have been limited to the coast of Bintang and adjacent islands, but that discussions with the Dutch authorities regards the problems of piracy have proved fruitless, and it would appear that some of the princlings suspected of still being associated with piracy, such as the Rajah of Lingin, with whom the Dutch state they have concluded an anti-piracy treaty, and Rajah Bandahara at Pahang, where 30 Cochin Chinese captured by the pirates were released from slavery, although subsequent reports disputed this analysis. [Not much appears to have changed in last 170 years !]
4 Aug 1836 reported to be cruising in search of pirates which shipping owners claim infest these waters.
Singapore circa 3 Sep 1836 arrived from an anti-piracy cruise and sailed again on the 7th.
Madras 18 Sep 1836 it is reported here that the Andromache has been carrying out successful operations against piracy in the region of Penang and Singapore.
Madras 29 Oct 1836 arrived from Calcutta.
Madras circa 30 Oct 1836 sailed to Trincomalee on being warned that the barometer had fallen rapidly in the previous 4 hours. As she sailed a severe gale arrived which caused much damage.
Trincomalee arrived 5 Nov 1836.
Calcutta 15 Jan 1837 arrived from Madras.
Calcutta 9 Apr 1837 arrived from Acheen.
Saugor, Bengal 21 Apr 1837 sailed for Rangoon
Portsmouth 10 Sep 1837 arrived from Trincomalee (31 May) ; Madras (3 Jun) ; Cape of Good Hope (19 Jul) ; St Helena (2 Aug) ; and Ascension (5th).
1838-39, part of a squadron looking after British interests on the coast of Mexico. See p. 305 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow. 8 May 1839 Halifax arrived with the Pique and Wanderer having on board the 8th Regiment for Jamaica. 12 - 14 Sep 1839 a brief cruise in the Gulf of St Lawrence and extracts from log reflecting a brief, but severe storm.
30 Oct 1839 the British Ambassador at Washington advises that the Andromache is now at New York and advises that the Buzzard, also at New York, which has a problem regarding a 1200 dollar outstanding account on behalf of the Admiralty and seeks advice regarding how it should be settled.
14 Dec 1839 Portsmouth At Spithead. 21 Dec 1839 Portsmouth There is no longer a doubt that the Blenheim, 73, and Blonde, Pique, and Andromache frigates, refitting in this harbour, are intended as a reinforcement to the squadron in the East Indies, under the command of Sir Frederick Maitland. 28 Dec 1839 Portsmouth In Dock. 1 Feb 1840 Lieutenant R. W. Patty, appointed to the Andromache, vice Goldie, promoted. 1 Feb 1840 Mate J. Fisher, appointed to the Andromache. 8 Feb 1840 at Portsmouth, it is reported that she is being prepared for a passage to Mauritius and New South Wales. 8 Feb 1840 Lieutenant R. Wilson Pelly, appointed to the Andromache 21 Mar 1840 at Spithead. 1 Jun 1840 arrived at the Cape of Good Hope from England, where Captain Baynes is to remain in charge until the return of the Melville from the China expedition. 9 Jul 1840 sailed from the Cape of Good Hope for Mauritius. 3 Aug 1840 arrived at Mauritius from the Cape of Good Hope. 27 Feb 1841, Surgeon Thomas Robertson, appointed to the Andromache. 9 May 1841, arrived at the Cape of Good Hope from St. Helena. 7 Jul 1841, sailed from the Cape of Good Hope for the Mauritius. 7 Sep 1841, at the Cape of Good Hope, 20 Dec 1848 Store ship. Devonport.
1854 Powder hulk
1860 Powder Depot, Pembroke
1870 Late Powder Depot, Plymouth
|12 Sep 1839|
A.M. 4. Fine.
Single anchor in Paspabiac.
8.30. Shortened in cable ; made sail.
8.45. Weighed and proceeded.
9.20. Set royals ; up mainsail.
9.30. Trimmed and set starboard fore and main top-gallant, and fore-topmast studding-sails.
Standing out of harbour.
Observed a barque standing out of the harbour of Chaleur.
Running from Miscou.
|9||W by N||4|
Noon. Fine, three sail in sight.
Bearings and distance :
NW part of Miscou, E ½ S 9’ or 10’.
P.M. 2. Shortened sail, and hove-to off the fishing establishment, Miscou Point ; sent a boat with an officer to communicate with ditto.
2.45. Boat returned ; up ditto ; filled and made sail to the NNE.
Running for Bonaventure.
6. Mustered at quarters ; in second reef of topsails.
|3||NE by N||NW||4||b|
8. Nearly calm.
Bonaventure, W by S 2’ or 3’.
Hove-to off ditto.
9.30. Up foresail, down jib, and hove-to on larboard tack.
Standing off and on.
10.15. Set jib, wore and filled on the starboard tack.
Isle of Bonaventure.
12. Fine, with an aurora borealis.
|13 Sep 1839|
A.M. At 3, tacked.
Standing off and on Bonaventure.
|4||4 Bonaventure, W by S, 5’ or 6’.|
8. Persé, WSW, 2.
Working to windward towards Cape Gaspé.
8.20. Tacked ; communicated with a boat from the shore ; out second reefs, set mainsail, and flying jib.
|54||29.90||30.2||10.45. Spoke the barque Pallas of Cork, from ditto, out 28 days. In top-gallant-sails, and second reefs of topsails.|
11.20 Ditto. ; set top-gallant-sails.
12. Tacked ; in top-gallant-sails. Barque in company.
Flat Island, NW, 2’ or 3’.
|1||N by E||7||P.M. Tacked occasionally ; working to windward towards Cape Gaspé ; found a very strong lee current running.|
|2||At 1.30, set top-gallant-sails.|
|3||8||3.30. In ditto ; working short tacks round Flat Island, to try and evade the current ; find we gain but very little on each tack.|
|4||4. Close reefed spanker ; four sail in sight.|
5.30. Gale increasing ; close-reefed the topsails ; reefed the courses ; down top-gallant-yards, and struck the masts.
Cape Gaspé NNW, 4’ or 5’ ; bent storm-staysails.
7. Furled the mainsail.
Secured main-deck-ports, &c.
|8||2||6||9||r||49||29.50||29.60||8. Set main-trysail.|
9. Down fore-topmast-staysail.
In fore and mizen-sails ; furled ditto ; got preventer braces on the yards.
|10||1||6||Up ENE off E by N|
|12||1||4||10||50||29.50||29.65||12. Heavy sea getting up.|
|14 Sep 1839|
|1||1||up NE by E off E by N||
|A.M. Blowing hard at times in squalls.|
|2||1||N by W||10||o|
|3||1||up NNE off NE by E||r|
|4||1||10||o||53||29.70||29.80||4. Squally ; at daylight saw Cape Gaspé bearing NW. Observed the barque about 8 or 9 miles on the lee quarter.|
|6||1||up NNE off NE by E|
|7||1||NW||9||o||7.30. Wore and set foresail.|
|8||1||4||W by S||10||53||29.84||29.85||
8. More moderate, with a heavy sea.
8.30. Set close-reefed fore-topsail.
|9||4||6||9||9 Set ditto.|
10.30. Set out fourth reef of topsails and reefs of courses. Fidded top-gallant-masts ; crossed the yards.
Set close-reefed spanker, mainsail, and fore-topmast-staysail ; in main trysail.
|12||3||W by N||53||29.95||30.10||
Noon. Moderate, with northerly swell ; two sail in sight.
Cape Gaspé NNW, Bonaventura WNW 5 or 6 leagues.
|1||3||WNW||N||4||b||P.M. 1.30. Out second reefs ; set top-gallant-sails ; out reefs of spanker ; set jib.|
|3. Set royals and starboard top-gallant-studding-sails.|
|4||3||4||N by E||E||52||30.00||30.12||4. Out first reefs ; set starboard fore-topmast-studding-sail.|
|5||3||SE||3||5. Flat Island bore NW by W three or four degrees.|
|6||2||Variable||6. Mustered at quarters ; observed a strong current setting down upon Flat Island from the northward, round Cape Gaspé.|
|8||3||2||58||30.10||30.12||8. Trimmed ; in studding-sails.|
9. Nearly calm.
Beating up the Bay of Gaspé.
|10||1||1||10. Tacked ; hove-to, head to NE off Grand Greve.|
|12||12. Nearly calm.|