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Type: Sloop ; Armament 16
Launched : 1814 ; Disposal date or year : 1842
Disposal Details : Supposed foundered between Vera Cruz and Halifax: all lost ; Com. Chas. Cooks Otway
Portsmouth 24 Aug 1815 Arrived from the East Indies and the Cape with dispatches.
22 Apr 1824 recaptured from the piratical brig Romano, no details known, the Brazilian slave brig El Vencedor, 208 tons, D. J. Bergone, Master.
8 May 1824, detained about 4 or 5 miles from the harbour of Port Antonio, Prince's Island, a small boat, said to belong to the governor of Prince's Island, the Portuguese slave vessel Maria Piquena, with 11 slaves on board when detained, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone and sentenced to be condemned on 14 Jul 1824.
11 Aug 1824, detained in lat. 2° 15' N. long. 5° 13' E., bound from Benin to Rio de Janeiro, the Portuguese slave brigantine Diana, Mand. Costa, Master, with 143 slaves on board when detained, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone and sentenced to be condemned on 15 Nov 1824.
18 Sep 1824, detained in lat. 1° 40' N. long. 6° 8' E., bound from Badagry to Bahia the Portuguese slave Dous Amigos Brazileiros, A. A. da Silva, Master, with 260 slaves on board when detained, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone and sentenced to be condemned on 15 Nov 1824.
Sierra Leone 3 May 1825 To leave the Gold Coast, for England on the arrival out of the Redwing.
Plymouth 29 Dec 1825 Remains.
Cove 15 Mar 1826 Towed in the water-logged ship Brothers, abandoned in mid-Atlantic in December.
Jamaica 30 Jan 1828 Was on the Barbadoes station.
Nassau, New Providence 17 Jul 1828 Was on the Windward station.
6 Sep 1828 the capture of the piratical schooner Las Damas Argentinas ; 31 May 1831 account of bounty money and a moiety of the proceeds of hull and dollars deposited in the Registry of the High Court of Admiralty.
Bermuda 15 Oct 1828 Was on the Barbadoes station.
Portsmouth 6 Sep 1829 By the Druid, Victor was at Jamaica when she sailed for England.
Jamaica 10 Aug 1829 Is reported to be at Vera Cruz.
Vera Cruz 6 Jul 1829 Arrived from Honduras.
Jamaica 13 Oct 1829 Arrived from Campeachy.
Port Royal 5 Dec 1829 Refitting.
11 Jun 1830 detained in lat. 19° 12' N., long. 75° 14' E., en route from New Calabar to St. Jago de Cuba, the Spanish slave brigantine Emilio, alias Cesar, Fernando Lescaya, master, with 210 slaves on board, which was sent for adjudication to British and Spanish Mixed Court at Havana, and on 28 Jun 1830 sentenced to be forfeited. 10 Apr 1834 bounty on Slaves due for payment.
26 Jun 1830 The slaves have been emancipated, and are in the process of being the registered, but the schooner has yet to be sold.
29 Jun 1830 departed Havana, probably for Jamaica and then England, with 2 British subjects, former seamen, found on board the Emilio, see above, namely Dubliner Robert King, invalided from the Blanche circa 1825/6, and a coloured person who was born in Bermuda, William Murray, who attempted to desert the ship when he discovered she was a slave trader, but was caught and taken back on board, and it was subsequently decided that he wouldn't be tried, a third Briton involved, the Carpenter of the slave ship, Samuel Moore, died before the Emilio arrived at Havana. Instructions were received on board that Robert King should be brought back to England.
Portsmouth 26 Jul 1831 Went out to Spithead and to prepare for sea.
Portsmouth 7 Aug 1831 Sailed on a cruise.
Portsmouth 8 Aug 1831 Arrived from a cruise.
Deal 14 Aug 1831 Has joined the squadron and remains.
18 Oct 1832 departed Port Royal for Vera Cruz.
13 Nov 1832 arrived Barbadoes.
Jamaica 8 Jan 1833 Reported to be refitting at Havannah.
Barbadoes 6 Mar 1833 Refitting.
Jamaica 21 Apr 1833 Was at the Leeward Islands.
Jamaica, Port Royal 13 May 1833 Has Sailed to St. Lucia.
Barbados 3 Aug 1833 Sailed.
Trinidad circa 21 Sep 1833 Refitting.
Trinidad 14 Nov 1833 Reported to be refitting.
Barbadoes 3 Dec 1833 Sailed for Tobago.
Barbadoes 5 Feb 1834 Is reported to be at Port Royal.
Portsmouth 2 Oct 1834 Arrived from Halifax, last from Plymouth and has come into harbour from Spithead to be paid off.
Portsmouth 11 Oct 1834 Paid-off into ordinary. The crew have subscribed £2. 2s. 6d. to the seamen's hospital ship Dreadnought, in the River Thames, and Captain Russell and the officers and men also contributed £6 0s. 6¾d. to the funds of the Portsmouth Seamen's Children's School.
17 Jan 1835 in harbour at Portsmouth
Madras 29 Aug 1835 is reported to have arrived, and sailed on 3 Sep on a cruise.
Calcutta 8 Sep 1835 arrived from Trincomalee and Madras.
Calcutta 22 Sep 1835 is reported to have sailed for Penang.
Bombay 14 Apr 1836 sailed for Colombo.
Madras 12 Jun 1836 sailed for New South Wales.
Trincomalee 4 Aug 1836 is reported to be at New South Wales.
Sydney, NSW 26 Dec 1836 arrived from a 3 month cruise of the South Sea islands.
Sydney 2 Feb 1837 sailed for Swan River.
22 Nov 1838 at Madras, preparing to sail to Trincomalee and England. 28 Dec 1839 Portsmouth In Basin. Victor 16 Mar 1840 "14 Mar 1840 Commander William Dawson (a) appointed to the Victor; 14 Mar 1840 Lieutenant Alexander Derbishire, appointed to the Victor; 14 Mar 1840 Acting Master Edward Mallard, appointed to the Victor. 14 Mar 1840 Surgeon J. W. Bowler, appointed to the Victor. 14 Mar 1840 Purser G. T. Plumbly, appointed to the Victor. 14 Mar 1840 Masters' Assistant John Simpson, appointed to the Victor. 14 Mar 1840 Boatswain William Bound, appointed to the Victor. 14 Mar 1840 Carpenter Join Terry, appointed to Victor. 14 Mar 1840 Acting Gunner W. Goldie, appointed to Victor. 25 Apr 1840 Lieutenant J. C. Provost appointed to the Victor. 16 May 1840 Master's Assistant R. J. Hudson, appointed to the Victor. 27 May 1840 Portsmouth is being prepared for service in the West Indies, is reported ready to go out to Spithead. 29 May 1840 Mate G. A. Seale appointed to the Victor. 4 Jun 1840 Portsmouth went out to Spithead ; proceeds to Jamaica in a few days. 6 Jun 1840 Clerk W. S. Bidd!ecombe (from the Victory), appointed to the Victor. 13 Jun 1840 at Spithead, for Jamaica, waiting for a fair wind to proceed. 24 June 1840 Plymouth, sailed for the West Indies. 23 Jul 1840 arrived at Jamaica from England. 30 Sep 1840 arrived Halifax from Jamaica. 31 Oct 1840 left Jamaica for Mexico. 4 Mar 1841, at Jamaica. 1 April 1841, UK papers report the court martial of Surgeon J. W. Bowler of the Victor on a charge of drunkenesss on board the Magnificent at Jamaica to be severely reprimanded and placed at the bottom of the list for Surgeons.
5 Apr 1841, at Barbadoes, 26 Apr 1841, was at Jamaica. 20-22 May 1841, at Belize when the Ranger called there. 2 Jul 1841, at Jamaica. 5 Aug 1841, sailed from Barbadoes for Honduras. 28 Aug 1841, Commander C. C. Otway, appointed to the Victor ; 11 Sep 1841, Lieutenant John Barnes (from the Victor), appointed to command the Nightingale brig, 18 Sep 1841, sailed from Port Royal for Quebec, with $200,000 for the commissariat. 18 Oct 1841, was at Halifax on the departure of the Seringapatam for England, having previously arrived from Jamaica.