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Type: Gunvessel - Tender ; Armament 2
Launched : 25 Jun 1846 ; Disposal date or year : 1862
BM: 296 tons
Machinery notes: 40
Jan, 1846, Teazer, 4, Sir W. Symonds, screw steamer, three-eighths built, at Chatham
20 Dec 1848 Steam gun vessel. Devonport.
Dec 1849, on the west coast of Africa, expedition against the black pirates in the river Seba - see p. 367 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
8 Jun 1850 detained in lat. 3° 40' N., Long. 1° 3' E., the slave schooner Andorina Feliz, Bernardo Lopez, master ; she was condemned on 8 Aug 1850, by the Vice-Admiralty Court at Sierra Leone, being liable to forfeiture at the time of capture, being equipped for the slave trade.
24 Apr 1851 Devonport. Tender to Penelope, arrived from Portsmouth Monday and left with her consort for the coast of Africa Tuesday evening.
30 Aug 1851 Coast of Africa
23 Dec 1851 at Lagos, operations recommenced against the usurping King Kosoko with a view to reinstating King Akitoye :
Casualties: Mr. Geo. E. Howell, Gunner 2nd class, very dangerously wounded ;
John Yates, A.B., slightly wounded.
see p. 368-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
see also the Commodore's report of the action to the Admiralty : http://tiny.cc/2zwt6
11 Mar 1853, operations on the Sierra Leone river against a chief who was suspected of kidnapping a European and complicity in the slave trade - see p. 394 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow See also letter from Commander Need to the Governor of Sierra Leone.
H.M.'s Sloop Linnet, Sierra Leone, March 11, 1853.
Sir, I have the honour to inform you that Kali Modoo is on board the Teazer. I arrived off Medina in that vessel, commanded by Lieutenant Rich, at 8 o'clock, landed with a strong party, and presented our letter to Kali Modoo, reading and explaining it carefully to him ; after a brief interval he declined complying with your demand but promised being at Sierra Leone on the morrow, but this promise was accompanied by an order to his followers to post themselves to the best advantage for resistance, and his manner was doubtful. At Lieutenant Rich's suggestion, the party were taken down to the boats, and the Teazer fired three or four shells over the place and the pinnace of the Linnet two ; the party then entered the town, and Kali Modoo was found submissive enough, but urged to be allowed to give his written promise to appear here to-morrow, as going then would appear to his people like being forced.
I am happy to say that no one was hurt by the shot, and without the alternative of burning the town, which would of necessity have entailed much injury on the innocent.
Kali Modoo has been properly humbled, and will, no doubt, in future, respect British power and British justice. I trust your wishes have been properly carried out, and
I have, &c. (Signed) Henry Need.
30 Apr 1853 operations up the Pongos river and capture of Spanish slave brig Bettona and a schooner - see p. 394 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
22 Apr 1855 departed England for anti-slavery duties on the West Coast of Africa.
20 Jul 1857 Boarded at Aghwey the topsail schooner Abbot Devereux, of Havana, Myers, Master and Owner, under American colours, bound from Havana to coasting.
1 Aug 1857 detained in lat. 5° 15' N., Long. 4° 40' E., the slave schooner Abbott Devereux, J.M. Pedermonto, master, with 221 slaves on board, which was sent for adjudication to the Vice-Admiralty Court at Sierra Leone and on 2 Sep 1857 sentenced to be forfeited.
After a long and arduous chase detained the topsail schooner and slaver Abbot Devereux, with 270 slaves, which she had embarked from the beach at Whydah the previous night. The British Consul at Lagos, Mr. Campbell reports that two of her crew, calling themselves Americans, called at the consulate seeking relief, being destitute. The Consul reports that following the embarkation of the slaves the captain of the slaver was demoted to mate and the Spanish mate took command, and that he retained the American flag and papers until capture became inevitable, when they were weighted and thrown overboard. It was pointed out that the Teazer was probably the only British Cruizer on the station that would have been capable of chasing and catching the Devereux.
15 Aug 1857 at Little Popoe, where she was relieved by the Firefly.
12 Mar 1858 distribution tonnage bounty awarded for the captured Name Unknown, supposed Cuba or Zeldina, [per London Gazette of 11 Nov 1859].
5 May 1858 detained the slave schooner General Scott, Aaron T. Keeney, master, in Lat. 5° 35' 40" S., long. 9° 50' E., her papers and flag having been thrown overboard and had been fitted out for the slave trade she was sent for adjudication to the Vice Admiralty Court at Sierra Leone, where she was condemned on 29 May 1858.
During the first few days of Jul 1858 the Antelope arrived off the Congo, from Cabenda, with provisions from her mother ship, the Vesuvius.
10 Oct 1858 returned to England from the West Coast of Africa.
11 Jun 1862 Her Majesty's Steam Ship Teazer, 296 tons burthen, 40 horse-power, lying at Deptford, with engines on board. Tenders invited. Per London Gazette.