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Type: Sloop ; Armament 18
Launched : 1806 ; Disposal date or year : 1845
BM: 389 tons
Complement : 71 officers and men ; 24 boys ; 20 marines
21 Sep 1808 captured a Danish privateer, name unknown, 6 guns. 11 men, on the Home station.
Portsmouth 5 Jan 1810 Arrived from the Eastward.
Leith Roads 31 Oct 1811 Sailed on Monday afternoon on a cruise along the coast.
Leith 31 Dec 1811 Sailed to protect the convoy from the Baltic, now reported to be on the coast.
Edinburgh 13 Jan 1812 Arrived in Leith Roads on Saturday morning and made signal for a convoy to the southward, on Saturday.
Leith 31 Aug 1812 Has made signal for a convoy to Gottenburgh, and will sail about Wednesday.
14 Oct 1812 Clio and Hamadryad captured the French privateer Pilotin in the Baltic.
Leith 8 Jan 1813 Arrived in the Roads yesterday morning from a cruise.
Leith 3 Jun 1813 Sails with the convoy to Archangel on the 15th.
Leith 10 Sep 1814 Arrived in the Roads on Wednesday, from a cruise.
Portsmouth 30 Dec 1826 Sailed to Chatham.
Plymouth Circa 19 Jul 1830 Sailed for South America.
15 Dec 1830 at Cape Frio.
24 Jun 1832 at Valparaiso.
Late 1832, had sailed to take possession of the Falkland Islands. See p. 272 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow.
2 Jan 1833 re-established British rule on the Falkland Islands.
19 Feb 1833 at Rio de Janeiro refitting.
2 Apr 1833 departed Rio for Portsmouth.
3 Jun 1833 arrived Spithead.
17 Jun 1833 paid off in harbour at Portsmouth.
Portsmouth 18 Apr 1835 has been commissioned this week at Sheerness.
Portsmouth 16 May 1835 was taken out of dock into the basin Wednesday.
Portsmouth 6 Jun 1835 is reported to be preparing for the East Indies station, as will be the Wanderer and Wolverine, when launched.
Portsmouth 13 Jun 1835 was taken out of the basin on Monday.
Lisbon 2 Aug 1835 is reported to have sailed with a small squadron for the Gambia to settle some unrest in the area.
10 Sep 1835 was in the Gambia, and sailing for Portlandic where the Stag and Tweed were cruising.
14 Nov 1835 is reported to be on the south coast of Spain.
Gibraltar 10 Jun 1836 is reported to be at Tarragona.
18 May 1839 Portsmouth In harbour. 23 May 1839 Portsmouth the Lily was towed into harbour by the Hydra, to be paid off on Monday, all standing, and recommissioned by Commander Deare, transferred (with the whole of the officers except the purser) from the Clio, to which Commander Fremantle is appointed. 1 Jun 1839 Lieutenant H. E. B. Bennett, appointed to the Clio ; Clerk E. J. H. Helpman, late of Pelican, appointed to the Clio. 1 Jul 1839 Surgeon. James E. Goodridge, appointed to the Clio. 20 Jul 1839 Portsmouth went out of harbour on Monday, was paid advance on Tuesday, and sailed on the following day for Plymouth, and from thence to the South America station. 18 Jan 1840 Rio de Janeiro, Captain Fremantle, temporary senior officer at Rio, announced to the British Embassy the arrest of the Brazilian slave ship "Congresso," sailing under Portuguese colours, on the 17th inst., by HMS Wizard, in accordance with recently revised British government regulations introduced to combat the increasingly difficult situation at Rio de Janeiro where local wealthy Slave Traders were making it almost impossible to achieve a conviction by the Mixed Court of British and Brazilian judges, set up by Treaty, despite overwhelming evidence regarding the guilt of the vessels concerned. The "Congresso" was sent to the Cape of Good Hope, under a prize crew, for adjudication by a Vice-Admiralty Court.
19 Sep 1840 Purser W. 0. Cox, appointed to the Clio. Circa 13 Jan 1841 in the Rio Plata. Jan 1841 Monte Video, remains in the Rio Plata. 6 Jun 1841 at Rio Janeiro. 22 Jun 1841 at Rio Janeiro. 27 Jun 1841 detained the slave vessel Feliz Vencidor, which was sent for adjudication to the Vice-Admiralty Court at the Cape of Good Hope and sentenced to be condemned.
9 Aug 1841 arrived at Rio de Janeiro. End of September Sep 1841 left Simon's Bay, for the East Indies. 6 Nov 1841 Commander Stephen G. Fremantle (of the Clio), promoted to Acting Captain and appointed to the Southampton, vice Hillyar. At some time during the period 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.
27 Jun 1841 Captured slaver Felix Vincedor, Tonnage Bounty. Prize money due 31 Aug 1844.
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 1842 operations commence against Shanghai. See p. 300 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