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Type: 6th rate ; Armament 28
Launched : 1 Jan 1822 ; Disposal date or year : 1883
BM: 500 tons
1 Jan 1820 built or building of teak.
Cape Of Good Hope 26 Mar 1825 Is expected here in the near future to relieve the Ariadne.
Cape of Good Hope 31 May 1825 Arrived from Portsmouth with specie and despatches.
Simon's Town 24 Jul 1825 Sailed for Mauritius, to relieve the Ariadne, which ship is to proceed to England.
Cape of Good Hope 17 Oct 1825 Reported to be at the Mauritius.
6 Jan 1827 Based on the Cape of Good Hope.
Portsmouth 6 Sep 1828 Sailed for Plymouth and the Mediterranean station.
Circa Mar 1829 Reported to be at Navarino.
Vourla 28 Oct 1829 Refitting.
Malta 6 Feb 1830 Reported to be at Smyrna.
Malta 3 Apr 1830 Remains at Valletta.
Palmas Bay, Sardinia 9 May 1830 Expected daily from Gibraltar.
Portsmouth 24 Jul 1831 Sailed for Terceira.
10 Oct 1832 at Monte Video.
Rio de Janeiro 13 Jan 1833 Was reported to be in the Pacific.
16 Apr 1833 reported to be at Rio de Janeiro on the departure of the Challenger for England.
Rio Janeiro 23 Sep 1833 Reported to be in the Pacific.
Callao 22 Oct 1833 Had arrived from the Valparaiso and sailed for Panama.
27 Feb 1834 the Admiralty (John Barrow) requests the Foreign Office (Viscount Palmerston), to order Warrants from the French, under the recent Conventions for the Slave Trade, for the Brazil Station for the commanding officers of the Snake, Satellite, and Rapid, at the same time cancelling and returning those that had previously been issued for the Rattlesnake, Samarang, and Pylades.
16 Dec 1834 now arrived Portsmouth.
24 Jan 1835 paid off at Portsmouth.
20 Sep 1838 departed Arica, in S America, for Islay. Circa Jan 1839 at Bahia. 18 Jul 1840 at Valparaiso. 18 Jul 1840 Mate Robert Raid, from the President, appointed to be acting Lieutenant of the Samarang. 4 Aug 1840 was spoken with whilst about half way to China. 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 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
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 www.gazettes-online.co.uk of 7 May 1841 and 14 May 1841. See also p. 284-> at at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
21 Jan 1841 departed Bocca Tigris for Lantao Island. 26 Jan 1841 returned to Bocca Tigris and from thence to Macao. 2 Feb 1841 departed for Macao roads. 19 Feb 1841 Macao roads, detached with the light squadron to Wangtong, to prevent any further defensive preparations. 20 Feb 1841 arrived Wangtong, 24 Feb 1841 ships' boats invovled in operation at Sammonhow. 26 Feb 1841 operations to take North Wangtong Island, See www.gazettes-online.co.uk of 11 Jun 1841. See also p. 289-> at at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow 13 Mar 1841 ships' boats, in company with HEIC steamer Nemesis, forced the inner passage from Macao to Whampoa. 29 Mar 1841, sailed from Canton for England. 3 Jul 1841, Mates E. M Noble, and E. Crouch, Samarang, promoted to Lieutenant 17 Aug 1841, arrived Spithead, from from Macao (25 Mar) ; Cape of Good Hope (10 Jun) ; St Helena (26th) ; and Ascension (1 Jul) ; and came into Portsmouth harbour on Thursday to be paid off. 9 Nov 1841, Midshipman G R. Gill, late Samarang, passed for Lieutenant at the RN College 18 Dec 1841, Portsmouth, being brought forward for service. 3-4 Jun 1844 Operations against pirates off Gillolo - see p. 326-> at at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow 17 Aug 1844 Report of the death of Hon. James Erskine Murray in engagement with natives at Borneo - includes a return of those wounded and killed - see [Sydney] Shipping Gazette.
1846 China and India Station.
Jan 1848 Chatham, in Ordinary (reserve).
20 Dec 1848 Guardship, Gibraltar.
27 Dec 1849 Pirate bounty (see 3-4 Jun 1844) payable.
1860 Guard Ship, Gibraltar.
1870 Guard Ship, Gibraltar.
1879 Guard Ship, Gibraltar.