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Type: Packet / Brig ; Armament 4
Launched : Purchased 1824 ; Disposal date or year : 1836
Oct 1824 Lieut. Baldock apptd. to the Swallow.
22 Oct 1824 arrived Falmouth from Plymouth.
11 Nov 1824 departed Falmouth for Jamaica.
18 Aug 1825 arrived Falmouth from the Brazils ; Rio (?? Jun) ; Bahia 25 Jun) ; Pernambuco (?? Jun)..
c 13 Sep 1825 departed Falmouth. [date and destination unreadable].
12 Jan 1826 Baldock, arrived Falmouth from America.
17 Feb 1826 Baldock, departed Falmouth for Jamaica.
25 Jun 1826 when about 500 miles west of the Scilly Isles fell in with the ship Malta of Liverpool and supplied her with provisions and water : she had been detained previously by the Brazen having sold 4 females, wives of an African chief, as slaves.
28 Jun 1826 Baldock, arrived Falmouth from Carthagena (23 Apr) ; and Jamaica (9 May) ; Crooked Island (19th).
10 Jul 1826 Baldock, departed Falmouth for New York and Halifax.
7 Aug 1826 at lat. 44. long. 52, spoke to the Betsey.
15 Aug 1826 departed Halifax for New York.
23 Aug 1826 arrived New York from Halifax.
14 Nov 1826 Baldock, arrived Falmouth from New York and Halifax, the latter in 24 days.
12 Dec 1826 Baldock, departed Falmouth for Jamaica.
For further movements of Falmouth Packets try page 3 of the Royal Cornwall Gazette, available through the British Newspaper Archive, for a fee.
23 Mar 1827 arrived Falmouth from Jamaica (14 Feb).
5 Aug 1829 in Hamoaze.
1 Jan 1830 arrived Penzance .
26 Jul 1830 departed Falmouth for Jamaica and St. Domingo &c.
12 Dec 1830, arrived Falmouth from Tampico and Havanna, Lieut. Baldock, in command.
26 Apr 1831 arrived Falmouth from St. Thomas's.
26 Jul 1831 arrived at Monte Video from Falmouth.
24 Oct 1831 arrived Falmouth from Buenos Ayres (13 Aug), Monte Video (19th), Rio (1 Oct).
16 Feb 1832 arrived Falmouth from the Leeward Islands (14th).
11 May 1832 arrived Monte Video from Falmouth.
16 Jun 1832 arrived at Rio from Monte Video.
30 Aug 1832 arrived Falmouth from Buenos Ayres (31 May) ; Rio (24 Jun), with mail and $45,000 in freight.
Spring 1833 has been taken into dock at Plymouth, with the Forester, to be re-coppered and her defects made good.
At sea, in lat. 27.8, long. 90.20, 5 Nov 1834 On the 11th September (supposed should be October) we departed from Vera Cruz, and on the 16th encountered a very severe hurricane, which obliged us to cut away the fore and mizen masts by the board, with the loss of all our boats, &c., bowsprit and main-topmast badly sprung : but on the next day we had all jury-masts fitted, and in a fair way of progress : foul winds, but in hopes in about 10 days we shall arrive at Havannah.
17 Nov 1834 arrived Havannah to refit herself having encountered a hurricane on her passage from Vera Cruz.
15 Jan 1835 arrived Falmouth.
13 Jun 1835, Portsmouth, it is reported that the Swallow has arrived with mail from the West Indies.
9 Jun 1835 arrived Falmouth from Jamaica (29 Apr), St Thomas's (5 May), and Barbadoes (7 May).
30 Sep 1835 departed Rio De Janeiro for Falmouth.