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Nisus, 1810
Type: 5th rate ; Armament 38
Launched : 1810 ; Disposal date or year : 1822
Notes:

19 Oct 1810 blockaded Port-Louis, Isle of France.

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.

5 - 6 Mar 1811 extract from log when she experienced the effects of a hurricane in the Indian Ocean.

19 - 20 Mar 1811 extract from log when she experienced the effects of a further hurricane.

3 Aug 1811 a part of the fleet involved in the invasion of Java, which terminated with the surrender of Dutch and French forces on 16 Sep. 31 Aug frigates Nisus, Présidente, and Phoebe, and sloop Hesper, detached to take the seaport of Cheribon. 31 Aug Nisus and Phoebe, departed for Taggal where they took quiet possession of the fort and public stores.

Portsmouth 27 Feb 1814 arrived from the Cape of Good Hope and Brazils with a part of her convoy.

Plymouth 5 Mar 1814 arrived with a convoy of transports from Portsmouth.


Extract from the log of HMS Nisus, Captain P. Beaver, in Civil Time.
Hour K. F. Courses Winds Remarks
5 Mar 1811
A.M.          
1 2 6 SW by S SE by S A.M. Moderate and cloudy.
2 2 4      
3 2 2 SSW ½ W    
4 2 0      
5 2 0 SW by S   At 5.30, squally.
6 2 0 SW ½ S    
7 2 0 SW byS    
8 2 0     At 8, squally, with rain.
9 0
4
6
2
NNE    
10 7 2 NE by N    
11 3 0 SW by W    
12 1
2
4
6
NE   Noon. Fresh breezes & squally, with rain.
Course, S 79° E, distance 12 miles.
Lat 19° 54’ S, long 58° 5’ E
Round Island, N 79° 12’ W, 19 miles.
P.M.          
1 5
1
4
4
NE
ENE
ESE P.M. Fresh breezes and squally.
12.40. Close reefed the topsails ; furled ditto.
2 1 6 E by N SE by S At 2, reefed the courses, hard squalls, took in and set the storm-staysails, occasionally furled mainsail.
3 1 6     At 3.45, struck top-gallant-masts.
4 1 6     At 4, hard squalls and rain.
5 1 6 E by N ½ N   At 5, sent top-gallant-masts on deck.
5.45, down main-staysail.
6 1 6     At 6, hazy weather, and hard squalls.
7 2 2 E by N   7.10, carried away the starboard bomkin.
8 1 0 ENE   At 8, ditto weather.
9 1 4 up ENE off NE by N    
10 2 0   SE by E  
11 2 0      
12 2 0 NNE off N by W   Midnight. Fresh gales and squally ; constant rain.
6 Mar 1811
A.M.          
1 1 6 N ½ E ENE A.M. Fresh gales and squally, with rain.
2 1 0 N by W    
3 1 2 N    
4 1 0 N by E   At 4, ditto breezes and squally, ditto.
5 0 0 up NNE off N by W    
6 1 0      
7 2 2 NNE E  
8 2 2     At 8, ditto, ditto, ditto.
9 2 0      
10 2 6 N ½ E ENE  
11 3 4 N    
12 3 2 N ½ W   Noon. Ditto weather.
Lat. 35° S
Round Island, S ¾ W, 19 miles, 7 or 8 leagues.
P.M.          
1 3 0 N ½ W ENE P.M. Fresh breezes and cloudy.
2 3 0      
3 2 0      
4 2 6     At 4.10, squally.
5 1 4 up N off N by W    
6 3 4 N   At 6, fresh breezes and squally.
7 2 2 N by W ½ W    
8 1 6 N ½ W    
9 2 0 N by E E by N  
10 2 2      
11 2 0      
12 1 6     Midnight. Fresh breezes and cloudy.

Extract from the log of HMS Nisus, Captain P. Beaver. In Civil Time.
Hour K F Courses Winds Remarks
19 Mar 1811
A.M.          
1 3 0 SW ½ S SSE A.M. Fresh breezes and cloudy weather.
2 3 2 SW by S   At 2.10, squally ; in fore and mizen-topsails, and mizen storm-staysail.
3 2 2   S by E At 3.40, in main-topsail ; furled the mainsail.
4 1 6 up E by S off ENE   At 4, ditto weather
4.15, wore ship ; down top-gallant-mast ; in flying jib-boom.
5 1 6      
6 2 0      
7 2 0   Variable  
8 1 6 up E ½ S off E by N   8, fresh breezes and squally.
9 2 0     At 9.15, close-reefed main-topsail.
10 2 2 E SSE  
11 3 0 E ½ N    
12 2 6 E   Noon. Fresh gales and hazy weather.
Course, N 50° E, distance 41’.
Lat 19° 19’, long 58° 18’.
Round Island, S 50° W, 41 miles.
P.M.          
1 1 4 up E off ENE ESE P.M. Commences very strong gales and dark cloudy weather.
2 0 0      
3 0 0   SSW  
4 0 0 up SE by E off E   At 4, hard gales and constant rain.
5 0 0 up SE by E off E by S    
6 0 0     At 6, very hard squalls.
7 0 0 SE to SE by E    
8 0 0 SE by S to SE by E   At 8, hard gales and rain ; got the fore runners up, and secured the fore-mast.
9 0 0 SE off SE by E    
10 0 0     10.20, the wind shifted to the north-west.
11 0 0 S to SSE NW  
12 0 0 SSW to S   Moderate ; ditto weather.
20 Mar 1811
A.M.          
1 1 2 up E off ENE Variable A.M. Hard gales and dark cloudy weather.
2 0 0     Hard gales and constant rain.
3 0 0      
4 1 0 up SE    
5 0 0 off ESE    
6 0 0      
7 0 0 SE to S by E    
8 1 0 SE to SE by E   At 8, ditto, ditto.
9 0 0      
10 0 0      
11 0 0   SSE  
12 0 0 S W Noon. Hard gales and heavy squalls, with rain ; ship under fore and mizen-staysails.
Course, N 39° E, distance 42’.
Lat 18° 47’, long 58° 46’.
Round Island, S 42° W, 84 miles.
P.M.          
1     up NW off SW by W WNW P.M. Fresh gales and squally.
2          
3          
4     up NW by W off ES by S   At 4, more moderate.
5          
6     WNW    
7     off SW    
8       NW  
9     W by S off SW by W    
10     W off WNW   At 10.20, squally, with heavy rain.
11          
12       NNW Midnight. Strong breezes and squally.