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Type: Sloop ; Armament 18
Launched : 1808 ; Disposal date or year : 1837
25 Aug 1813 arrived Halifax, from St. Yhomas's, in 24 days, with 2 vessels.
10-11 Sep 1813 departed Halifax with a convoy for the West Indies.
Port Royal, Jamaica 15 Oct 1814 Recently returned from a cruise in the Mona Passage.
Portsmouth Dec 14 1814 Arrived from Jamaica : she reports that she sailed with a convoy which parted about three weeks ago in bad weather.
Portsmouth 20 Jan 1824 (Captain Chads), fitting for the East India station.
1824 - 1826 Burmese War - medal awarded to surviving officers, seamen, and marines - "India, No. 1" that decoration, with clasp for "Ava"). See p. 242-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow.
Aug 1824 following ships composed the naval force in India : Tees (26 guns), Alligator (28), Slaney (20), Arachne (18), Larne (20), Sophie (18), Liffey (50). Of this force only the Larne was at Rangoon, the Sophie having been despatched to Bengal for provisions, &c.
3 Sep 1824 sailed from Madras for Rangoon, arriving on the 15th and took command of the naval forces.
19 Sep 1824 Offensive operations against Penang, including the boats of the Arachne and Sophie, and the Diana steam-vessel.
2-4 Dec 1824 Defensive operations by the boats of the Arachne.
14 Dec 1824 the steam-vessel Diana, the pinnaces of the Arachne and Sophie &c. involved in further operations.
22 Jan 1825 Satellite, Diana and ships' boats &c. involved in offensive operations.
13 Feb 1825 Alligator, Arachne, Sophie, Diana, Satellite and ships' boats &c. involved in further offensive operations.
middle of May 1825 following the departure of the Sophie the Alligator and Arachne were the only men-of-war at Rangoon.
Late 1825 Captain Dawson died, and was succeeded in command of the Arachne by Lieutenant Andrew Baird of the Boadicea.
8 Mar 1826 end of the Burma war.
Portsmouth 27 Nov 1826 Remains.
Portsmouth Jan 6 1827 (Captain Pettman), is being fitted for the West Indies, and is expected to sail in a few days for Vera Cruz.
Portsmouth 23 Jun 1828 Reported to have sailed from Crooked Island on the 9 May for Jamaica.
Portsmouth, Sept. 6 1828 The Bustard, arrived from Nassau, reports the Arachne, was expected from Jamaica.
Jul 18 1829 News from St. Kitt's, advises that the Arachne had brought materials from Jamaica to assist repairing the damaged Barham
Sep 12 1829 Reported from Jamaica to be at Barbadoes.
Vera Cruz 28 Sep 1829 Remains.
11 Nov 1829 Reported to have sailed from Havannah for Jamaica.
26 Dec 1829 At Port Royal.
Portsmouth 26 Jun 1830 Arrived from the West Indies.
Portsmouth Feb 25 1831 Arrived from Leghorn.
Plymouth 28 Sep 1831 (Commander Agar), went out of Harbour and the ship's company was paid wages on Thursday.
2 Nov 1831 In Hamoaze.
15 Dec 1831 went ashore on a reef off the uninhabited island of Mariguana. At a subsequent court martial held on 13-14 Feb no blame was attributable to the officers, as the cause of the accident was said to be due to the N.W. current.
15 Nov 1832 arrived Port Royal.
9 Dec 1832 arrived at Barbadoes from Halifax.
Jamaica 8 Jan 1833 said to be cruising off Demerara.
Jamaica 21 Apr 1833 At the Leeward Islands.
Jamaica 13 May 1833 at Barbadoes.
Halifax 22 May 1833 Following a collision with the Columbine was in harbour and reported to be very leaky.
Portsmouth, Aug 17 1833 Is reported to be at Demerara.
Barbadoes 6 Jul 1833 Remains.
Barbadoes 28 Jul 1833 (Commander Agar), arrived from a cruise and subsequently reported to have gone to St. Kitts.
St. Thomas's 21 Sep 1833 Arrived from Curaçoa, Cumana, and Porto Cabello. The earlier reports of her being in collision with the Columbine when leaving Demerara are exaggerated : the Arachne lost her jib-boom ; and the Columbine was undamaged.
Trinidad circa 14 Oct 1833 Reported to have sailed on a cruise.
7 Nov 1833 Arrived Barbadoes, from St. Vincent.
Antigua 3 Dec 1833 Arrived.
Portsmouth 28 Jul 1834 Reported to be in the Gulf of Mexico.
New York, 19 Nov 1834 Arrived. Is reported to have experienced bad weather off Sandy-hook - all well.
12 Dec 1834 sailed from New York.
27 Mar 1835 detained the Spanish slave schooner Joven Reyna / Joven Reina : proportions arising from the moiety of the proceeds will be paid to those who were actually on board at the time of capture, or to their representatives duly authorised to receive the same, on Wednesday the 27 Apr 1836.
Portsmouth 2 May 1835 arrived from Vera Cruz from Tampico 10 Feb.