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Type: 5th rate ; Armament 46
Launched : 1 Jan 1830 ; Disposal date or year : 1867
BM: 1082 tons
1 Jan 1820 building or ordered to be built, with a circular stern.
Jul 1830 Chatham.
Portsmouth 4 Sep 1834 Arrived from the river, and prepares for service in the River Gambia.
Portsmouth 10 Sep 1834 Sailed for the West African station.
Madeira 24 Sep 1834 Sailed for the Gambia.
16 Dec 1834 arrived St Helena, bound for The Cape.
8 Feb 1836 detained in lat. 3° 54' N. long. 5° 17' E., en route from the New Calabar river to Havana, the Spanish slave brigantine Seis Hermanos, Mariano Sintes, master, with 189 slaves on board, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Spanish Mixed Court of Justice, Sierra Leone and on 12 Mar 1836 sentenced to be condemned.
Sierra Leone 28 Mar 1836 is reported to be at the Cape of Good Hope.
Simon's Bay 20 Mar 1836 arrived from Ascension.
Ascension 15 Aug 1836 sailed for the West coast of Africa.
18 Sep 1836 detained in lat. 4° 0' N., long. 8° 19' E., the Portuguese slave brigantine Felix, late Recluta, Joao Antonio Ribero, master, with 591 slaves on board, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone and on 22 Oct 1836 sentenced to be condemned.
19 Sep 1836 the Thalia, when in company with the Buzzard, detained, in lat. 4° 3' N., Long. 8° 4' E., en route for Cuba, the Spanish slave schooner Atalaya, Augustin Sabat, master, with 121 slaves on board, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Spanish Mixed Court of Justice, Sierra Leone, and on 25 Oct 1836 sentenced to be condemned.
2 Jan 1837 arrived St Helena from the Cape.
5 Jan 1837 sailed from St Helena for Ascension.
22 Apr 1837 arrived at Cape of Good Hope from Ascension.
29 Apr 1838, when 19 days from Gibraltar, spoke with the Talavera, being used as a troop ship.
14 Jun 1840 whilst lying at her moorings in the River Medway, was hit by the Chieftain, then under tow by the steamer Duke of Sussex. The force of the collision carried the Thalia into the Africaine, causing 150 pounds worth of damage. 11 Sep 1841 Captain Charles Hope ; Master Peter Wellington, appointed to the Thalia 18 Sep 1841 Assistant-Surgeon Mr. W. White, appointed to the Thalia. 2 Oct 1841 Lieutenants James C. Johnson, R. A. Oliver, J. T. Thurburn, and Edward J. B. Clarke ; Purser Walter Clatsworthy ; Surgeon Richard Douglas, appointed to the Thalia. 20 Nov 1841 Lieutenant G. G. Wellesley ; Master T. W. Bateman ; F H. Needam, appointed to the Thalia. 27 Nov 1841 Chatham, is under orders to sail to Leith. 29 Nov 1841 arrived in Leith Roads to recruit for men. 18 Dec 1841 is to be fitted for foreign service ; has been very successful in entering men at Leith. 27 Dec 1841 Portsmouth, arrived at Spithead from from Leith. 28 Sep 1844 "Countess of Wilton" reports the following vessels at Tahiti when she left ; HMS Thalia from the Sandwich Isles, with General Miller, Consul General, and Mr Sea ? as Acting Consul for Tahiti ; Salamander, steam frigate ; Uranie, French frigate ; Embuscade, corvette ; Phaeton, steam frigate ; etc.
15 Nov 1845 see below.
1846 Pacific and Otaheite Station.
Jan 1848 Portsmouth, in Ordinary (reserve).
20 Dec 1848 Portsmouth.
1861-62 Roman Catholic Chapel, Portsmouth, per Parliamentary estimates etc.
The Navy.- Portsmouth, November 15  The Thalia, 42, Captain Charles Hope, arrived this morning from the gulf of California, with nearly two million of dollars on merchants' account. She left Mazatlan on the 5th, San Blas on the 15th June, Valparaiso the 15th of August, and Rio Janeiro the 3rd September. The Nereus, store-ship was the only one of the Pacific squadron at Valparaiso when the Thalia last left that port.
Rear Admiral Sir George Seymour had gone in the Collingwood, taking the Modeste with him, to meet the French Admiral at Tahiti, to arrange about the indemnity to our late Consul, Mr. Pritchard. It was understood that the Commander-in-Chief was going afterwards to the Sandwich Islands, and then to California, and the West Coast of Mexico.
The America, 50, was on the California coast, and it was supposed she would also visit our settlements on the north-west Coast of America.
The Frolic had gone to meet Sir George Seymour at some particular rendezvous.
The Talbot was hourly expected at Valparaiso from the Sandwich and Society Islands, and it was believed she would then proceed to the Gulf of California to collect the next freight for England.
The Fisgard was at Callao, and Captain Duntze was left senior officer on the coasts of Chili and Peru during the absence of the Admiral.
The Salamander was stationed at Tahiti, and the Cormorant had gone to Panama to meet the June mail from England.
The Daphne had gone to the Navigator's Island, with the consul, Mr. Pritchard, and from there was to proceed to New Zealand, in consequence of the alarming state of the colony.
Lieutenant Hunt, and the crew of the late Basilisk, were expected at Valparaiso in the Talbot, on their way to England.
The Thalia was only thirty-three days from Valparaiso to Rio Janeiro, which was considered a very fine passage. She left the Cylops, Racer, Grecian, Crescent, and Penguin and Spider packets, at Rio Janeiro.
Rear-Admiral Inglefield was still in the River Plate, with a large squadron. After Colonia was taken, the French and English Admirals went up the River with part of both squadrons, and it was understood that they intended attacking some place near Buenos Ayres. Admiral Inglefield shifted his flag to the Firebrand steam-frigate, when he went up the river. Our Minister, Mr. Gore Ousely? was staying at Montevideo. General Rosas would not listen to the proposals of France and Great Britain; and it was reported at Rio Janeiro that he had given all the subjects of both countries notice to quit Buenos Ayres.
The Spider packet arrived at Rio Janeiro the evening before the Thalia sailed from the River Plate, and the Buenos Ayrean and Montevidean mails were transferred to the latter. The Thalia brought home despatches from our Minister, Mr. Hamilton, at that Court, to the British Government. The Emperor of Brazil was going to visit Rio Grande, and other places in the southern part of his dominions, early in October. The Empress was to accompany him, and they were to embark in the Brazilian frigate Constitution, 60 guns, bearing the flag of Rear-Admiral Grenfell. Captain Hope landed from the Thalia yesterday, in a pilot-boat, with the despatches and the mails he brought home. The Thalia is ordered into this harbour to be paid off.