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Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Launched : 12 May 1813 ; Disposal date or year : 1957
BM: 1809 tons
Propulsion: Sail and then sail and Screw
Machinery notes: 200
1 Jan 1820 built or building of teak.
Deal 31 May 1814 Arrived with a convoy from the South Seas and all sailed for the river.
Portsmouth 25 Dec 1814 Went out of harbour.
Plymouth 6 Jan 1815 Is appointed to the convoy for the Cape of Good Hope.
Portsmouth 13 Jan 1815 Remains at Spithead with a signal flying for convoy for the East Indies.
Portsmouth 15 Jan 1815 To sail with the convoy for the East Indies, Cape of Good Hope and Brazils, tomorrow, should the wind remain fair.
Portsmouth 17 Jan 1815 Will sail in the morning.
Portsmouth 18 Jan 1815 Sailed for the East Indies with her convoy.
28 Apr 1815 Cornwallis chased American sloop Hornet, in latitude 39° south, longitude 34° west.
Trincomalee 20 Mar 1816 Reported to be at Madras.
Madras Roads 20 Jun 1816 Sailed for England.
Trincomalee 29 Jun 1816 Sailed for Cape of Good Hope.
Simon's Bay 11 Aug 1816 Arrived.
Simon's Bay 21 Aug 1816 Sailed for St Helena and Plymouth.
St Helena 4 Sep 1816 Arrived.
St Helena 7 Sep 1816 Sailed for England.
Ascension Island 13 Sep 1816 Sailed for England.
Plymouth 4 Nov 1816 Anchored in the Sound on arrival from Madras.
Portsmouth 19 Jan 1818 Got on shore when entering harbour, but weather calm, and it is hoped she will be got off without damage.
Jul 1830 Plymouth
Plymouth 21 Apr 1834 Preparing for commission.
Plymouth 2 Jan 1836 it is rumoured that she is to be prepared for sea service.
Portsmouth 19 Mar 1836 is understood to have been commissioned at Plymouth.
Plymouth 30 Apr 1836 was moved out to the Sound on Thursday.
Portsmouth 2 Jul 1836 arrived Spithead Thursday from Plymouth.
Portsmouth 9 Jul 1836 has gone down to St Helen's Road, where it is expected the rest of the squadron will join her over the next few days.
Portsmouth 23 Jul 1836 the Hercules, Bellerophon, Vanguard, Pembroke, and Cornwallis have sailed on a cruise, during which they are expected to touch at Plymouth Sound.
Lisbon 7 Sep 1836 arrived from Plymouth.
Lisbon 11 Sep 1836 is reported to be in the Tagus.
Lisbon 29 Oct 1836 the Hastings, Cornwallis, Malabar, Russel, Minden, Pembroke, Talavera, Chameleon, and Partridge, along with the packets Camden and Alert are reported to be in the Tagus, the latter being due to sail for England on 31st inst.
Portsmouth 7 Jan 1837 is ordered to Plymouth.
Portsmouth 8 Apr 1837 is expected here from Plymouth towards the end of the month prior to sailing for the West Indies.
Portsmouth 13 May 1837 arrived at Spithead Thursday, from Plymouth, and is expected to sail shortly for the West Indies.
1838-39, part of a squadron looking after British interests on the coast of Mexico. See p. 305 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow. 31 Dec 1838 at Vera Cruz 1 Jul 1839 Plymouth will be paid off into ordinary on Tuesday next. 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.
12 Mar 1841, Captain Peter Richards ; and Commander Charles Richards, appointed to the Cornwallis. 12 Mar 1841, soon to be commissioned at Plymouth by Captain Peter Richards for service in the East Indies. 7 Apr 1841, Plymouth, commissioned for East Indies. 9 Apr 1841, Portsmouth, The tender Emerald sailed for Devonport, with seamen gunners for the Cornwallis. 10 Apr 1841, Captain Peter Richards ; Commander Charles Richards ; Lieutenants Charles Wise, James Stoddart, Grey Skipwith, H. J. Lacon, and James Fitzjames (from the Excellent) appointed to the Cornwallis ; Purser John Tapson ; Assistant-surgeon Dr. Charles Paget Blake, from Haslar Hospital, appointed to Cornwallis ; Mate N. Vansittart, (from the Queen) ; Boatswain W. Lang ; Carpenter G. T. Alldricks, appointed to Cornwallis. 17 Apr 1841, Clerk William Essell ; Surgeon Dr. Nisbet ; Assistant surgeon C. T. S. Kevern, appointed to Haslar Hospital; vice Blake ; Mate A. P. Green, J. Cashman, S. Fowell, H. S. Hillyar, D Lane, and T. Anson ; Midshipman C. C. Maddicott, appointed to the Cornwallis ; Marines, Lieutenant A. J. B. Hambly appointed to the Cornwallis." 20 Apr 1841, Plymouth, was undocked having been coppered. 29 Apr 1841, Chaplain Rev. J. A. Burrough, from the Impregnable ; Mate C. K. Jackson ; and Volunteer 1st Class A. Breen appointed to the Cornwallis. 8 May 1841, Assistant-Surgeon Charles Fergusson ; and Midshipman W. G. Douglas, appointed to the Cornwallis. 11 May 1841, Henry S. Hellyar, Cornwallis, passed at the RN College for Lieutenant; 11 May 1841, Gunner M. Saunders, of the Vernon, appointed to the Cornwallis. 29 May 1841, Lieutenant J. Fitzjames, from the Excellent, appointed to the Cornwallis ; 5 Jun 1841, Clerk G. Shambler ; Acting Clerks James J. Rutter and John Retallick (supernumeraries) ; Clerk's Assistant C. J. Martin ; Boatswains J. Hall and G. Pendlebury (supernumeraries) ; Carpenters W. Tucker and G. Pain ; Lieutenant C. R. Newman, and C. Butler, (supernumeraries) ; Mate G. H. Hodgson, appointed to the Cornwallis. 12 Jun 1841, Lieutenant E. Bullen, appointed to the Cornwallis ; 19 Jun 1841, Surgeon Daniel King (from the Monarch), appointed to the Cornwallis ; 26 Jun 1841, Mate George A. Hollinworth, of the Cornwallis, passed for Lieutenant at the Naval College. Acting-Assistant Surgeons J. Simpson and Dr. H. Richardson, from the Queen appointed to the Cornwallis. 3 Jul 1841, Mate W. Ponsonby, appointed to Blenheim, and to take passage in the Cornwallis ; 1 Jul 1841, Plymouth, was paid advance wages. 3 Jul 1841, Plymouth, sailed for the China. 9 Jul 1841, Plymouth, arrived at Madeira after a passage of only six days from the Lizard ; she was to leave for India on the 12th. 16 Oct 1841, Volunteer 1st Class C. A. Wise, appointed to the Cornwallis. 7 Sep 1841, at the Cape of Good Hope, en route for India, 20 Nov 1841, Assistant Surgeons Alexander Borthwick and Charles Alexander Winchester, appointed to the Cornwallis. 4 Dec 1841, Assistant Surgeon R. D. Pritchard, J. Patrick, Robert Beith, and E. D’Auvergne, appointed to the Cornwallis. 11 Dec 1841, Lieutenant John Burlase appointed to the Cornwallis. 18 Dec 1841, Lieutenant John Borlase ; Acting (additional) Assistant-Surgeon R. Beith appointed to the Cornwallis. 15 Mar 1842, at Ningpo, an expeditionary force was landed to attack Yang's position on the heights of Segaon, behind Tsekee. See p. 297 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow. 14 Apr 1842, a further attempt to burn the shipping by means of fire-rafts was defeated by the boats of the vessels present. See p. 297 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow. 18 May 1842, capture of Chapoo. See p. 297-8 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow. 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 - 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. 24 Aug 1844, was at anchor in Simon's Bay when the Cleopatra arrived from the Mozambique Channel.
Jan 1848 Devonport, in Ordinary (reserve)
20 Dec 1848 Devonport.
1855 Converted to screw blockship, 60 guns.
4 Dec 1856 Commissioned at Devonport.
1860 Coast Guard Service, Hull District, Humber
1 Jan to 31 Mar 1864 Home Station : Stationary ship. Number of Cases of Disease and Injury.
1865 Jetty at Sheerness.
1870 Attached to Jetty, Sheerness
1879 Attached to Jetty, Sheerness
1890 Attached to Jetty, Sheerness
1916 Renamed Wildfire, base ship