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Astraea, 1810
Type: 5th rate ; Armament 36
Launched : 1810 ; Disposal date or year : Apr 1851
BM: 954 tons ;
Notes:

5-6 Mar 1811 extract from log when she experienced the effects of a hurricane at Port Louis.

Port Louis 15 Mar 1811 departed.

18 - 20 Mar 1811 extract from log when she experienced the effects of a further hurricane.

14 May 1811 the Astrea, Phoebe, Galatea, and Racehorse, departed from Port-Louis for Tamatave, Madagascar, arriving on the 20th, and, sighting the French squadron, made chase ; a severe action ensued resulting in the capture of the Renommée, and the subsequent surrender of the Néréide on the 25th at Tamatave. The Néréide, as the Madagascar, and Renommée, as the Java, were added to the Navy List.

23 Jan 1814 Creole and Astrea discovered two French 40-gun frigates Etoile and Sultane off the island of Mayo and departed in chase which resulted in a sanguinary engagement.

1816 Harbour Service

22 Jun 1825 Lt Wright apptd to the packet Hope, to be replaced by Lt Poore, formerly of the cutter Lion, running out of Falmouth.

Jul 1824 Guardship for packets at Falmouth.

Jul 1830 Guardship for packets at Falmouth.

18 Feb 1832 is noted in the Hampshire Advertiser as shortly to be paid off into ordinary, however, subsequent notes seem to suggest that this never happened.

28 Mar 1836 is still at Falmouth.

21 Mar 1840 Lieutenant Alexander Dawson, appointed to the Astrea ;

30 Oct 1841 Lieutenant Wooley, the Admiralty agent in this voyage of the Montrose, has been appointed to the Astraea for the service of packets at Falmouth.

13 Nov 1841 Lieutenant J. Nepean (1806), appointed to the Peninsula Mail Agency, vice G, L. Wolley (1820). appointed to the Astraea.

4 Dec 1841 Lieutenant G. L. Wooley, promoted a few days since to the rank of Commander, was from the Astraea, guardship at Falmouth, and not from a contract steam vessel, as stated.

20 Dec 1848 Store Ship, Milor. Falmouth

10 Apr 1851 Is being broken up at Devonport

24 Apr 1851 Devonport. The breaking of the Astraea, late storeship at Falmouth, was completed and the dock cleared on Saturday last.


Extract from the log of HMS Astraea, Captain C. M. Schomberg
Hour K. F. Courses Winds Remarks
5 Mar 1811
A.M.          
1     In Port Louis Calm A.M. Clear, fine weather.
2          
3          
4       SE Light airs and cloudy weather. departed, the Melville, E.I.C. ship for Bengal.
5          
6       Variable  
7         Light airs, with rain.
8          
9          
10          
11          
12          
P.M.          
1       SSE P.M. Squally, with showers of rain.
2          
3          
4          
5          
6          
7          
8         Heavy squalls, with constant, heavy rain.
9          
10          
11          
12       Variable Ditto weather.
6 Mar 1811
A.M.          
1         A.M. Heavy squalls, with constant heavy rain ; got top gallant mast on deck, and struck lower yards and topmasts ; squally, with showers of rain ; got the sheet anchor over the side ready for letting go.
2        
3        
4        
5        
6        
7        
8        
9        
10        
11        
12        
P.M.          
1         P.M. Squally, with showers of rain ; got the stream cable out of the larboard bow ; one of the larboard cables broke ; got a new one from the dockyard.
2        
3        
4        
5        
6        
7        
8        
9        
10        
11        
12         Ditto weather.

Extract from the log of HMS Astraea, Captain C. M. Schomberg
Hour K F Courses Winds Remarks
18 Mar 1811
A.M.         Lat 19° 36’ long 57° 53’. [Indian Ocean]
Round Island, SW, 5 leagues.
P.M.          
1 4 6 E by N SE P.M. Fresh breezes and cloudy weather ; unbent the fore and main-topsail, and bent better ones ; close reefed them ; down top-gallant-yards, and struck the masts ; got in the flying jib-boom.
2 4 2    
3 4 0 ENE  
4 4 2    
5 5 0 E by N    
6 6 4      
7 5 4      
8 6 0 E SSE  
9 5 0      
10 6 6     At 10, ditto weather ; reefed the courses and set them ; set trysails.
11 7 6    
12 3
3
4
0
ENE   Squally weather
19 Mar 1811
A.M.          
1 4 4 E SSE Squally with rain.
2 4 4      
3 4 4 SW    
4 4 2     At 4, squally weather ; furled fore-topsail ; got jib-boom in.
5 5 0 SW by W    
6 5 0      
7 4 0 E    
8 4 0      
9 4 0 E by S S by E  
10 3 0      
11 2 2      
12 2 2 E by S ½ S   Strong breezes and a heavy sea from the eastward.
Lat 19° long 58° 33’.
Round Island, S 40°, distance 68 miles..
P.M.          
1 2 2 ESE S P.M. Ditto weather.
1.30, up mainsail ; got top-gallant-masts on deck ; strong gale, with showers of rain.
Furled the main and main-topsails.
2 2 0    
3 2 2 E by S  
4 2 0    
5 2 4      
6 2 0      
7
8
0
0
0
0
up E by S off E by N E by N Up foresail.
Fresh gale and squally, with rain ; reefed the trysail and set in.
9
10
11
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
up E off ENE S by E Midnight. Ditto weather.
20 Mar 1811
A.M.          
1
2
0
0
0
0
up E by S off E by N S A.M. Strong gale, with rain and a heavy sea.
3
4
0
0
0
0
up SE off ESE   At 4. ditto weather.
5
6
7
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
up S off SSE   At 6, the gale increasing, with constant rain ; fore-staysail halliards broke, hauled the sail down ; observed the drift of the ship to be about 1¼ mile per hour.
9     up S by E off SE by S WSW At 9.30, took second reef in the trysail, the only sail now set.
10     up SSW off SW    
11     up SW by S off S by W    
12     up SW off SSW WNW Strong gale and cloudy.
Lat 18° 37’, long 58° 48’.
Round Island, S 39°, distance 95 miles..
P.M.          
1
2
    up SW off SSW WNW P.M. Strong gale and squally, with rain.
1.30 bore-up ; set fore-staysail.
3         At 3, hauled the wind.
4
5
6
    up SW ½ S off SW by S   At 5.30, more moderate.
7
8
9
    Up NE off E by N NW At 8, ditto weather ; set main-staysail.
9          
10          
11          
12       NW Ditto weather.