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Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 60
Launched : 7 Nov 1820 ; Disposal date or year : 1912
BM: 1476 tons
1 Jan 1820 building or ordered to be built, with a circular stern.
Jul 1830 East Indies Station.
6 Sep 1830 arrived at Singapore, from a cruise.
8 Feb 1831 arrived at Madras from Trincomalee.
12 Feb 1831 departed Madras for Trincomalee.
Circa middle of March, 1831, the Southampton, Cruizer, Success, and Satellite, were to sail from Trincomalee for Bombay, to fit out the Calcutta, new teak ship, 80 guns. The squadron was in excellent health, and was to touch at Pondicherry.
9 Apr 1831 arrived at Bombay.
25 May 1831 departed Bombay for a cruise.
19 Jan 1832 arrived Singapore from Penang and Malacca, and was expected to return to Penang circa 4 Feb.
10 Mar 1832 arrived Trincomalee from Madras.
29 Apr 1832 was still refitting at Trincomalee when the Crocodile departed for England.
22 May 1832 relieved by the Melville at Trincomalee.
11 Jun 1832 departed Madras for England, via the Cape.
12 Oct 1832 arrived Portsmouth from Trincomalee (28 May), Madras (10 Jun), Mauritius (14 Jul), Cape (Aug 14), St Helena (28), Ascension (4 Sep). She reports having encountered 2 heavy gales off the Cape, which required that the defects caused had to be made good at Simon's Town.
15 Oct 1832 R.-Adm. Sir E. Owen struck his flag, and would appear to have gone back into politics again.
End of 1832, a part of a squadron of vessels involved in the blockade of the ports of Holland, which was defying the great Powers with regard to the Belgian question. See p. 270-1 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow.
1 Nov 1832 departed Spithead for the Downs with sealed orders.
2 Nov 1832 arrived Deal from Spithead.
6 Nov 1832 was in the Downs when V.-Adm. Sir P. Malcolm's squadron arrived from Spithead. A squall hit the ship, during which 2 water spouts were observed and the ship was struck by lightning, damaging the mizen mast and the surrounding deck and injuring Stephen Elgar and John Gibson, Yeoman of Signals. The lightning also picked up a bell wire which led from the gun room into the First Lieutenant's cabin, and there being no escape there was a major explosion which destroyed the cabin : the crew and officers thanking their lucky stars that they didn't suffer more than a fire aloft, which were soon got under control and 2 men injured, who are reported to be doing well.
14 Dec 1832 arrived in the Downs from th North Sea.
3 Jan 1833 departed the Downs for Sheerness, where she arrived later that day.
22 Jan 1833 paid off at Chatham.
16 May 1840 shortly due to be commissioned at Chatham. 16 May 1840 Naval Instructor F. W. Banter, appointed to Southampton. 6 Jun 1840 Lieutenant G. G. Otway (from the Excellent), appointed to the Southampton. 13 Jun 1840 Lieutenants George Augustus Henry and Patrick Campbell ; Master J. K. Martyn ; Purser S. J. Butcher ; Assistant-Surgeon W. T. Rogers appointed to the Southampton. 11 Jul 1840 Chatham, is nearly complete in her crew. Lieutenant O. J. Jones, appointed to the Southampton ; 25 Jul 1840 Mate W. C. Marshall appointed to the Southampton. 15 Aug 1840 Sir Edward King's command is to extend four or five degrees south of the line, round the Cape, including the Mauritius, and then over to the Brazils, with Rio de Janeiro. The northern part of the African coast is to be intrusted to a commodore or senior officer, whose broad pendant will be hoisted in a frigate. 22 Aug 1840 Mate E. Hempsted, appointed to the Southampton ; Assistant Surgeon A Lillie (from Britannia) appointed to the Southampton. 29 Aug 1840 Commander W. Chasman, appointed to the Southampton. 3 Sep 1840 was beating into the Downs. 1 Oct 1840 Plymouth, in the Sound. 10 Oct 1840 departed from Plymouth on Saturday, with Roar-Admiral Sir E. King, for South America. 31 Oct 1840, Lieutenant O. P. Knott. (additional), appointed to the Southampton ; 14 Nov 1840, arrived at Rio Janeiro, from Plymouth. 2 Jan 1841 Lieutenant Edward N. Troubridge, appointed to the Southampton; Circa 13 Jan 1841 en route for the Rio Plata. Jan 1841 Monte Video, was about to leave for the Cape of Good Hope. 18 Feb 1841 Parliament was informed that the Southampton had been fitted with Harris's Lightning Conductors since 9 Jul 1839.
19 Feb 1841 arrived at the Cape of Good Hope. 10 Mar 1841 R.-Adm ED King, writes from on board the Southampton, at the Cape of Good Hope, to the British Commissioners of the Mixed Commission Court at Sierra Leone.
3 Apr 1841 at Simon's Bay.
11 May 1841 Assistant-Surgeon N. Lyttleton, from the Queen, appointed to the Southampton. 16 May 1841 arrived at St. Helena from the Cape of Good Hope, and departed on the 19th for Rio de Janeiro. 6 Jun 1841 at Rio de Janeiro. 14 Jun 1841 R.-Adm King writes from Rio de Janeiro to the Admiralty regarding the state of the slave trade in the Brazils.
19 Jun 1841 Assistant-Surgeon W. T. Rogers (from the Southampton) promoted to Surgeon ; and appointed to the Fantome. 21 Aug 1841 Lieutenant W.H. Bridge (from the Excellent) appointed to the Southampton ; 28 Aug 1841 Lieutenant A. Farquar, appointed to the Southampton, 22 Jun 1841 at Rio Janeiro. 20 Aug 1841 at Rio de Janeiro, preparing to sail for Rio de la Plata. 4 Sep 1841 Lieutenant Edward Norwich Troubridge (1838), of the Southampton, promoted to Commander. 4 Sep 1841 Mate John Palmer (1832), of the Southampton, promoted to Lieutenant. 4 Sep 1841 Mate Peter Cracroft (1835), of the Southampton, promoted to Lieutenant. 6 Oct 1841 Captain W. Hellyar, of the Southampton, arrived at Falmouth, from Rio Janeiro in the Lyra packet. 30 Oct 1841 Captain T. Ogle appointed to the Southampton. 30 Oct 1841 the Southampton, Pearl and Partridge arrived Monte Video from Rio de Janeiro.
6 Nov 1841 Commander Stephen G. Fremantle (of the Clio), promoted to Acting Captain and appointed to the Southampton, vice Hillyar. 15 Nov 1841 departed Rio with the Champion, for the Cape of Good Hope via Monte Video.
25 Nov 1841 at Monte Video when CinC R.-Adm. E.D. King writes to the Secretary of the Admiralty regarding the capture of the French vessel Marabout, reported to be involved in the slave trade, detained by the Rose. Later on 16 Mar 1842, a Criminal Court at Cayenne was reported to have restored the Marabout to her Master per Admiralty letter dated 16 Mar 1842 to the Foreign Office. P. 289 (252) in FO 84-438 Admy Letters 1842 Feb-April, per National Archives for free.
27 Dec 1841 at Cape of Good Hope.
25 Mar 1842 her crew put out a fire on board the merchant vessel Thetis, Bisset, recently arrived in Simon's Bay.
7 Apr 1842 at the Cape of Good Hope and preparing to return to England.
28 May 1842 departed the Cape of Good Hope for Port Natal.
24 Jun 1842 the Southampton, accompanied by the Conch, schooner, arrived at Port Natal with troops, to deal with the Boer blockade of British troops in their fort at Durban. See p. 308 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow. 2 Jul 1842 Lily departed the Cape for Port Natal to join the Southampton and Iris.
10 Sep 1842 at anchor in Simon's Bay when the Hyacinth departed for England.
12 Sep 1842 departed the Cape of Good Hope for England.
12 Nov 1842 arrived Spithead from the Cape of Good Hope.
16 Nov 1842 departed Spithead for Sheerness to be paid off.
26 Nov 1842 the Secretary of the Admiralty, Sir Jno Barrow, writes to Viscount Canning, at the Foreign Office, enclosing warrants from Hanseatic Authorities, the which were supplied to HM ships Southampton, Dolphin, Curlew, Warspite, and Pickle to enable them to act under the convention with the Hans Towns for the suppression of the Slave Trade.
26 Nov 1842 the Secretary of the Admiralty, Sir Jno Barrow, writes to Viscount Canning, at the Foreign Office, enclosing warrants from the French Government, which were supplied to HM ships Southampton, Dolphin, Curlew, Warspite, Arrow, Lily, and Spitfire, to enable them to act under the convention with France for the suppression of the Slave Trade, which the Earl of Aberdeen will return to France to be cancelled.
26 Nov 1842 ditto per previous item from the Government of the Two Sicilies, ditto to HM ships Southampton, Warspite, Racehorse, Curlew, Pickle, and Dolphin, ditto with that country for the suppression of the Slave Trade, ditto to the Neapolitan Government to be cancelled.
26 Nov 1842 and ditto for the Tuscan Government, for the Southampton, Warspite, Pickle, Curlew, Arrow, and Spitfire, ditto to the Tuscan Government to be cancelled.
26 Nov 1842 and ditto for the Danish Government, for the Southampton, Warspite, Pickle, Lily, Dolphin, Pickle, Curlew, Racehorse, and Spitfire, ditto to the Danish Government to be cancelled.
Jan 1848 Chatham, in Ordinary (reserve)
20 Dec 1848 Flag ship, Cape of Good Hope.
4 Jan 1850, Harpy, tender to the Southampton, in company with the Cormorant, detained in lat. 23° 43' S., lon. 45° 0' W., the slave vessel Santa Cruz.
, 12 Aug 1850, Harpy, tender to the Southampton, detained in the River Guaripari, South East Coast of America. the slave vessel Feiticeira.
5 Oct 1850 At Rio Janeiro.
13 Feb 1851 Flag Ship on the South America station. At Rio de Janeiro, where the flag officer, R.-Adm. Reynolds, forwards a report from the Geyser regarding her detention of the Brazilian brig Magano, which had, on the previous day, been sent to St. Helena for adjudication by the Vice-Admiralty Court at that place.
15 Mar 1851 News received that vessel at sea with fever onboard - one fatality so far.
10 May 1851 at Rio de Janeiro.
20 Jun 1851 at Monte Video.
5 Aug 1851 still at Monte Video.
30 Aug 1851 at Rio de Janeiro.
23 Sep 1851 at Monte Video.
1860 Guard Ship in Ordinary, Sheerness
1861 - 1867 Coast guard ship Harwich.
1867 Lent as Training Ship
1870 Lent as a Traing Ship at Hull
1879 Lent as a Traing Ship at Hull
1890 Lent as a Traing Ship at Hull