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Type: Sloop ; Armament 20
Launched : 1813 ; Disposal date or year : 1838
Sheerness 3 Oct 1814 Is reported to be fitting for sea.
Deal 29 Jan 1815 Came down from the river bound to the westward.
Plymouth 24 May 1815 Sailed to the westward.
Torbay 23 Jul 1815 Arrived from a cruise with a Frenchman of distinction.
Torbay 26 Jul 1815 Sailed at about five o'clock this morning for Plymouth.
Rio Janeiro 12 Aug 1820 Arrived from Valparaiso.
27 Nov 1821 Is in commission and based in the Brazils.
1824 - 1826 Burmese War - medal awarded to surviving officers, seamen, and marines - "India, No. 1" that decoration, with clasp for "Ava"). See also p. 238-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow.
5 May 1824 the Burmese War - detached as a part of a force including the Ernaâd timber ship, against the island of Cheduba.
31 May 1824 the Burmese War - Commodore Grant, indisposed and left Rangoon, leaving Captain Marryat in command.
31 May 1824 the Burmese War - having been successful against the island of Cheduba, the European forces were re-embarked : the Slaney receiving a BZ for co-operation from the Army.
Aug 1824 following ships composed the naval force in India : Tees (26 guns), Alligator (28), Slaney (20), Arachne (18), Larne (20), Sophie (18), Liffey (50), Of this force only the Larne was at Rangoon, the Sophie having been despatched to Bengal for provisions, &c.
Portsmouth 17 Aug 1827 Sailed for Vera Cruz.
Jamaica 30 Jan 1828 Had arrived from Trinidad.
Nassau, New Providence 17 Jul 1828 Was at Port Royal.
Bermuda 15 Oct 1828 Was at Port Royal.
The Druid, arrived Portsmouth 6 Sep 1829, reports that the Slaney was at Curaçoa when she sailed from Jamaica.
Jamaica 10 Aug 1829 At Port Royal.
Port Royal 5 Jan 1830 Refitting.
9 Apr 1830 Captain Thomas Gill, the commanding officer of the Sparrowhawk, detained the Spanish slave schooner Santiago, aka St. Jago, 43 tons, with 108 slaves. Having put on board a prize crew of 4 men under the prize master, Robert B. Miller, Capt. Gill set sail for Jamaica. The following day 3½ feet of water was discovered the hold, and by the 22nd Mr. Miller was worried that the vessel was going to pieces and he was looking for somewhere to run the vessel ashore, 2 of his men having gone down with fever. Having failed to make it ashore on Cape San Antonio H.M. Sloop Slaney, Commander Charles Parker, hove in sight with the Lord Bishop of Jamaica on board, returning from a pastoral visit to Honduras. The ship's position at this time was lat. 22° 30' N., long. 85° 30' W. The First Lieutenant and the Carpenter, William Brown, were sent on board to report on the state of the Santiago, and by the 24th it was reported that there was 6 feet of water in the hold and she was in a sinking state, and should be abandoned. The Prize crew and 107 negroes were therefore transferred to the Slavey, which then set sail for Havana, arriving on the 27th. From now on the activity moved ashore as the Joint British and Spanish Commission swung into action to resolve the problems left by the Sparrowhawk departing from the scene of her capture so swiftly and without leaving the witnesses required in accordance with the Treaty for the Commission to condemn the long lost Santiago and legally emancipate the slaves.
Belize 14 May 1830 Arrived.