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Hyacinth, 1829
Type: Sloop ; Armament 18
Launched : 6 May 1829 ; Disposal date or year : Nov 1871
BM: 435 tons

Plymouth 27 Oct 1829 Commissioned for foreign service.

Plymouth.8 Jan 1830 Sailed for the West Indies.

Barbadoes 17 Feb 1830 Waiting on the arrival of the Barham.

Antigua 25 Nov 1830 Arrived from Halifax.

4 Jan 1832 at Port Royal embarked 30 men from the 33d Regiment and sailed to Morant Bay : this at the time of the uprising in Jamaica.

30 Nov 1832 arrived Portsmouth, from Vera Cruz.

Circa Feb 1833 recommissioned at Portsmouth.

2 Mar 1833, Portsmouth, in harbour.

16 Mar 1833 Portsmouth.

Portsmouth 11 Apr 1833 Went out to Spithead, and sailed Saturday for a cruise in the North Sea.

Deal 25 Apr 1833 Sailed for Plymouth.

Portsmouth 27 Apr 1833 Arrived from a cruise in the North Sea, and preparing for service in the East Indies.

Portsmouth 8 May 1833 Sailed for the East Indies.

Falmouth 11 May 1833 Arrived from Portsmouth, for Mauritius.

Falmouth 19 May 1833 Sailed for the East Indies.

Madeira 29 May 1833 Arrived from Falmouth, and was due to sail on the 2 Jun for India, via the Cape of Good Hope.

Rio de Janeiro 5 Jul 1833 Arrived for water and provision.

At sea 24 Jul 1833 at 27. S. 23. W., all well.

Mauritius 13 Sep 1833 Sailed for Calcutta.

Mauritius 3 Sep 1833 Arrived from England and Rio Janeiro ; due to contrary winds, passel the Cape of Good Hope 5 Aug. Having refitted, intends to sail 13 Sep for Trincomalee and Calcutta, with despatches.

Ceylon 7 Oct 1833 Sailed for Madras.

Madras 13 Oct 1833 Has sailed to Calcutta with despatches.

Bombay 31 Jan 1834 Is at Calcutta.

Singapore 13 Jan 1834 Sailed for Madras.

Madras 2 Apr 1834 Arrived from Trincomalee and on the 6th sailed on a cruise.

Mauritius 20 Jun 1834 Is reported to be preparing for a passage to New South Wales to relieve the Alligator.

Mauritius 20 Jul 1834 Arrived from Madras.

Mauritius 2 Aug 1834 Had arrived from Madras, and returned with despatches.

30 Sep 1834 departed Madras for New South Wales.

Dec 1834 Alligator reported to be due at Madras, from New South Wales, where she had been relieved by the Hyacinth.

Sydney 17 Feb 1835 sailed for Twofold Bay

23 Feb 1835 sailed for New Zealand

3 Mar 1835 arrived New Zealand

14 Mar 1835 sailed for Otaheite

20 Apr 1835 arrived Otaheite

14 May 1835 sailed for Tongataboo

25 May 1835 arrived Tongataboo

28 May 1835 sailed for Sydney

18 Jun 1835 arrived Sydney

Batavia 2 Oct 1835 is reported to have arrived from Sydney.

Singapore 26 Oct 1835 sailed on a cruise.

Portsmouth 16 Apr 1836 was reported to have been at Madras on 28 Dec.

Bombay 10 Jun 1836 arrived.

Trincomalee 4 Aug 1836 sailed for the Cape.

Cape of Good Hope 14 Sep 1836 sailed for England, calling at St Helena and Ascension en route.

Portsmouth 19 Nov 1836 arrived from the East Indies.

Portsmouth 15 Jul 1837 was masted on Tuesday and is expected to be commissioned shortly.

Spithead 30 Sep 1837 the Hyacinth is due to sail Tuesday with the Emerald tender and 2 cutters for off Brighton whilst her majesty is in residence at the Pavilion.

28 Oct 1839 had arrived Hong Kong. See p. 281 at at

27 Apr 1840 at Capsingmoon, China

6 Aug 1840 following an attack on a clergyman in Casilha Bay, near Macao, reprisals were taken by the squadron. See p. 284 at

24 Nov 1840 Tongkoo Bay, has gone to the mouth of the Bogue.

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

7 Jan 1841 off Anunghouy, RMs, detachments of the British and Indian army and men from the Wellesley, Blenheim, Melville, Samarang, Druid, Modeste, Columbine Calliope, Hyacinth, Starling, Larne and cutter Louise landed to attack and destroy the forts at Chuenpee and Tycocktow. See of 7 May 1841 and 14 May 1841. See also p. 284-> at

12-17 Mar 1841 operations at Canton. See of 11 Jun 1841.

3 Jul 1841 Lieutenant W. H. A. Morshead, Hyacinth, promoted to Commander. Mate T. G. Drake, Hyacinth, promoted to Lieutenant

10 Mar 1842 at Chinhae, firerafts floated down the stream, were dealt with by the boats of the Blonde and Hyacinth. See p. 296 at

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

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

8 Feb 1844 arrived at Boa Vista, Cape Verd Islands, and landed H. W. Macaulay, appointed H. M. Commissioner in the British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission at this place.

6 Jul 1844 detained in Lat. 12° 30' S. Long. 12° 14' E. the Portuguese slave schooner Flor de Tejo, F. C. Roza, master, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, St. Paul de Loanda, and on 29 Jul 1844 sentenced to be restored to her Master.

13 Aug 1844 detained by the ship's four-oared gig in Lat. 15° 45' S. Long. 11° 52 E., off Port Alexander, Fish Bay, coast of Benguela, the Brazilian slave brig Aventureiro, 200 tons, Jozé Mariano da Costa e Silva, master, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Brazilian Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone, and on 19 Sep 1844 sentenced to be condemned - see p. 363 at

1846 West Indies and North America station.

Jan 1848 Portsmouth, in Ordinary (reserve)

20 Dec 1848 Portsmouth

1860 Coal (hulk) Depot, Portsmouth

1870 Coal Depot, Portsmouth