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Type: 6th rate ; Armament 28
Launched : 28 Oct 1825 ; Disposal date or year : 1861
BM: 500 tons
Portsmouth 6 Sep 1828 At Spithead.
Cape of Good Hope 15 Oct 1829 Reported to be in New South Wales.
1830 East Indies station
22 - 24 Oct 1831 extract from log when she experienced the effects of a hurricane at Manilla.
Plymouth 9 Sep 1832 Arrived from Trincomalee (22 Apr), Madras (29th), St. Helena (19 Jul).
Plymouth 16 Sep 1837 is reported to be recruiting here.
7-14 Feb 1839 Halifax, arrived from Barbadoes, with news of the death of her Captain (Polkinghorne). The first lieutenant (Pelwhele), had taken the temporary command of the ship. 13 Apr 1840 detained in lat. 19° 30' N. Long. 81° 45' W., en route from Trinidada de Cuba to Cabo Lopez, the Spanish slave schooner Mercedita, M. de Zulueta, master, which was sent for adjudication to Mixed British and Spanish Court at Havana, and on 24 Apr 1840 sentenced to be condemned. See also p. 305 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow. 20 April 1839 it is reported that the 69th Regiment was landed at St. John's, Now Brunswick, on the 15th and 17th Mar from the Crocodile, and transports. 11 May 1839 sailed for Newfoundland. 29 May 1840 Volunteer, 1st Class H. V. A. Poulett appointed to the Crocodile. 6 Oct 1840 arrived at Newfoundland, from Quebec. 26 Oct 1840 at Bermuda. Dec 1840 Commander W. W. P. Johnson (of the Winchester), promoted to be Acting Captain of the Crocodile, vice Alexander Milne, to the Cleopatra. 3 Apr 1841, Captain C. Wyvill, to Cleopatra; A. Milne, appointed to Crocodile (late Cleopatra). 3 Apr 1841, Commander William W. P. Johnson (late Crocodile), appointed to Winchester, vice Milne, to Crocodile. Mate ----- McClintoch, from the Crocodile, appointed to the Excellent. 14 Apr 1841, left Halifax for the Gulf of St. Lawrence. 26 Apr 1841, at Pictou. 18 Aug 1841, at Halifax. 2 Oct 1841, arrived at Prince Edward's Island. 18 Oct 1841, was at Halifax. 10 Nov 1841, arrived at Spithead, from Halifax : she is go to Plymouth to be paid off. 16 Nov 1841, Plymouth, arrived from Portsmouth, to be paid off. 20 Dec 1848 Receiving ship at Cork.
30 Aug 1851 off Tower [of London].
1860 Receiving Ship, Off the Tower [London]
|22 Oct 1831|
|A.M.||ENE||A.M. Light wind and cloudy.|
|P.M.||P.M. Light wind and fine ; latter part, moderate breezes.|
|23 Oct 1831|
|A.M.||NE||A.M. Light wind and cloudy.|
|P.M.||P.M. Moderate and cloudy weather.|
|Sunset, increasing breeze and cloudy, veering more northward.|
|7||At 7, veered to seventy-five fathoms, and ranged the best bower.|
|8||N||At 8.30, the ship drove, let go the best bower ; pointed yards to the wind, and struck top-gallant-masts ; carried away the main-top-gallant-mast by its being swayed through the cross-trees.|
|11||At 11, the typhoon very heavy and the sea high ; at 11.20, the ship again drove, veered out the whole of the best bower, which brought her up; at this time the first gig was washed away from the quarter.|
|Midn.||At midnight, the hurricane very severe, with heavy rain and high sea; bent the sheet cable over all, not being able to get it out of the hawse-hole.|
|24 Oct 1831|
|A.M.||N by W||A.M. Typhoon very heavy, with incessant rain and high sea.|
|1||NE||At 1.40, its extreme rage abated, and shifted to the NE ; the sea became less violent, and the ship rode more easily; but very heavy squalls.|