| Previous Page | Next Page | Index
Type: 5th rate ; Former East Indiaman with a poop ; Armament : 38
Launched : 1793 ; Disposal date or year : 1857
BM: 672 tons
1805 First-class 32-gun frigate, and armed with 24 long 18-pounders on the main deck, and two long nines and 14 carronades, 24 pounders, on the quarterdeck and forecastle, total 40 guns
1808 Renamed Ceylon ; formerly Bombay.
17-18 Sep 1810 Taken by the French ships Vénus and Victor.
18 Sep 1810 Ceylon recaptured by the Boadicea, Otter, and Staunch.
18 Sep 1810 Vénus captured by the Boadicea, Otter, and Staunch.
21 Nov 1810 off the island of Rodriquez preparing for a joint naval and military expedition to take the Isle of France, where they arrived on 28th, and the capitulation was signed on the 3 Dec.
Portsmouth 20 Mar 1814 Sailed to St. Helen's Roads, bound for Bermuda.
Portsmouth 4 Apr 1814 Sailed from St. Helen's with a convoy of transports for Canada.
26 Oct 1814, arrived Halifax, from Quebec.
18 Mar 1815, wind and weather etc. permitting, was supposed to be departing Charleston, at the end of the war, with the Albion, Terror, and Devastation, if she could cross the bar.
10 May 1815, arrived Halifax, 6 days from Bermuda,with 250 blacks, and a ship was to sail in a few days for Annapolis with a number more.
16 May 1815, the Bacchante arrived Halifax with the escorts Ceylon, Regulus, Melpomene, and Calliope, with several transports with part of the 7th Regt. on board, en route for England.
24 Jun 1815 came over to Spithead on release from Quarantine.
29 Jun 1815 arrived Deal with troops from America.
Portsmouth 1 Aug 1815 Embarked troops for St. Helena.
Portsmouth 5 Aug 1815 Sailed and was reported to have been between St. Alban's and Portland, at ten o'clock this morning.
11 Aug 1815 Has sailed as a part of the Northumberlands' squadron, for St Helena.
1830 Plymouth. Reduced to 22
Jul 1830 Troop ship
Portsmouth Aug 1832 is to be fitted out as a receiving ship at Malta, and for the Admiral Superintendent there.
Portsmouth 11 Oct 1832 Sailed for the Mediterranean
1 Jan 1834 On the Mediterranean Station.
31 Jan 1835 is reported to be at Malta.
1 Jul 1835 receiving ship at Malta.
8 Dec 1835 Guard ship at Malta.
Malta 26 May 1837 in Valetta harbour.
9 Jan 1839 at Malta. 12 Oct 1839 Malta, the Ceylon, (flag-ship of Sir John Louis) hauled out from Senglea to the fair weather buoy. 4 Sep 1841, Assistant-Surgeon Charles W. White (1829), of the Ceylon, promoted to Surgeon. 25 Sep 1841, Assistant Surgeon T. Wells, appointed to the Ceylon for Service of Malta Hospital [presumably at Bighi ?]. 5 Oct 1841, at Malta. 1848, Malta Harbour ; receiving-ship, bearing the flag of Rear-Admiral Edward Harvey, admiral superintendent of Malta Dockyard, and second in command, Mediterranean
20 Dec 1848 Receiving Ship Malta
30 Aug 1851 Malta