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Type: Survey ship ; late 6th rate ; Armament 28
Launched : 19 Feb 1825 ; Disposal date or year : 1874
BM: 521 tons ; Notes:
Portsmouth 14 Jan 1826 Preparing for a passage to the East Indies in the company of the Warspite.
Portsmouth 16 Jan 1826 In the harbour.
Sydney 8 Jan 1827 Sailed for Valparaiso.
Callao 1 Apr 1827 Remained.
Valparaiso 26 Jan 1828 Was reported to be at Callao.
Portsmouth 10 Oct 1829 Has been commissioned for the Halifax station.
Portsmouth 26 Dec 1829 Went out to Spithead Monday, and sailed today for South America.
Jul 1830 South America Station.
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.
Margate 28 Dec 1832 Has detained and sent in the Paramaribo, from Surinam, for Amsterdam.
Portsmouth 4 Jan 1833 Arrived from the Downs to be paid off.
Portsmouth 12 Jan 1833 To be paid off on Tuesday.
Portsmouth 8 Mar 1833 Came into the basin.
Portsmouth 1 Jun 1833 Fitting out for the Cape station.
Portsmouth 8 Jun 1833 Is expected to go out to Spithead next week, and prepare for a passage to the Mediterranean.
Portsmouth 17 Jun 1833 Has gone out to Spithead.
Portsmouth 22 Jun 1833 Has dropped down to St. Helen's Roads, in prepartion for her passage to the Mediterranean.
Jun 1833 is reported to have been fitted with Earle's fire-engine pump, which was trialled on board the Druid.
Malta 1 Aug 1833 Sailed for Nauplia.
Vourla Bay 23 Nov 1833 Refitting.
Vourla Bay 4 Dec 1833 On detached service from this place.
Malta 6 Jan 1834 Is reported to have been at Corfu.
Ionian Islands 23 Mar 1834 Cruising.
Malta 1 Oct 1834 At Corfu.
Malta 3 Oct 1834 Is in the Dardanelles passage.
Malta 31 Jan 1835 is reported to be at Constantinople.
1 Jul 1835 reported to be at Constantinople.
Malta 30 Oct 1835 arrived from Constantinople.
Malta 8 Dec 1835 under orders for Constantinople.
Dardanelles 16 Oct 1836 sailed for the Archipelago.
Constantinople 3 May 1837 sailed for Malta.
Malta 20 May 1837 arrived from Constantinople and is shortly due to sail for England.
Portsmouth 14 Jul 1837 arrived from Tangier and anchored in Cowes Roads. The following morning, in thick conditions, the Quebec, an American packet ran into her causing damage to her jib and fore-mast etc. The Volage is ordered to the eastward and the River to be paid-off.
16-> Jan 1839, with the Cruiser, arrived off and captured the town of Aden, the Abdella tribe, having declined to carry out its written promise to hand over the town to the British. See p. 277-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow.
1 Jun 1839 Lieutenant Patrick Campbell, appointed to the Volage. 30 Aug 1839 arrived at Hong Kong where the British presence continued to grow - see p. 281.
20 Jan 1840 at Macao 27 Apr 1840 at Capsingmoon, China 26 Dec 1840 Captain George Elliot, acting, appointed to the Volage. 1839-42 engaged in the Operations in China. Officers and Men serving on this ship during this period may be eligible for a Medal. See p. 288 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow.
30 Jul 1840 departed Ning-po for the Gulf of Petchili to negotiate. See p. 283 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow. 8 Aug 1840 arrived in the Gulf of Pe-che-le. 7 Dec 1840, Rear-Admiral Elliot departed Chusan in the Volage and returned to England. See p. 284 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow. 6 May 1841, Portsmouth, arrived with Rear-Admiral the Hon. G. Elliot from China, the Cape of Good Hope (6 Mar) and St. Helena (20). 11 May 1841, Henry B. Hardman, late Volage, passed at the RN College for Lieutenant; 12 May 1841, Portsmouth, sailed to Chatham to be paid off. 14 May 1841, arrived at Chatham. 20 May 1841, Chatham, paid off. 4 Sep 1841, Captain Sir W. Dickson, appointed to the Volage ; 4 Sep 1841, Chatham, has been commissioned by Captain W. Dickson, Bart. 2 Oct 1841, Lieutenants George Smythe and F. W. C. Hickey ; Surgeon R. Birtwhistle, appointed to the Volage. 4 Dec 1841, Purser Edward Owen, appointed to the Volage. 11 Dec 1841, Lieutenant E. Peel ; Master R. Godden ; Purser Edward Owen ; Clerk ----- Deere appointed to the Volage. 24 Dec 1841, Plymouth, In the Sound. 1847 Survey ship.
Summer, 1848, Syro.
20 Dec 1848 Surveying vessel, Mediterranean.
1855 Floating powder depot.
23 Apr 1856, Present at Fleet Review, Spithead ; Master Hutchings.
1860 Storeship, Chatham.
1860 Powder depot., Chatham.