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Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Launched : 24 Feb 1815 ; Disposal date or year : 24 Sep 1940
Disposal Details : Sunk in Thames by air attack
BM: 1746 tons
Madras 5 Sep 1815 Will sail for Trincomalee on Sunday next.
Portsmouth 24 Nov 1824 was blown from her moorings and drifted on the mud in the harbour, along with her hulk. The Wellesley has now been taken into the basin to be inspected.
Lisbon 25 May 1825 Dinner given to the Royal Family of Portugal prior to her departure for the Brazils.
Portsmouth 30 Nov 1825 It is reported that her officers and crew returned home in the Spartiate.
Portsmouth 20 Dec 1826 Sailed for Lisbon.
6 Jan 1827 Employed at Lisbon.
Portsmouth 16 Jun 1827 In the Harbour.
Lisbon 2 Sep 1827 Reported to be off Lisbon.
Gibraltar 9 Nov 1827 Passed here for Malta.
Lisbon 20 Nov 1827 In the Tagus with lower yards and topmasts struck due to the inclement weather.
Portsmouth 24 Jun 1828 Preparing for a passage to the Mediterranean.
Valletta 11 Sep 1828 Sailed for Corfu with troops.
Valletta 16 Apr 1829 Sailed for Syracuse.
Syracuse 21 Apr 1829 Arrived.
Syracuse 28 Apr 1829 Sailed for Corfu.
Vourla 28 Oct 1829 Refitting.
Malta 15 Nov 1829 Reported to be at Smyrna.
Malta 18 Nov 1829 Reported to be at Vourla.
Smyrna 16 Dec 1830 Remains due to the political situation.
Malta 6 Feb 1830 Is at Vourla.
Smyrna 2 Jan 1830 Remains.
Palmas Bay, Sardinia 9 May 1830 Reported to be at Corfu.
Corfu 29 Jun 1830 Refitting.
Portsmouth 30 Aug 1830 Arrived from the Mediterranean.
Portsmouth 12 Feb 1831 In harbour.
Portsmouth 8 Jun 1831 At Spithead.
Cork 24 Sep 1831 Arrived.
Deal 27 Oct 1831 Arrived from Portsmouth.
Downs 10 Nov 1831 Remains.
Portsmouth 16 Sep 1837 at Spithead.
Spithead 30 Sep 1837 sailed for the East Indies, calling at Plymouth en route, to recruit.
14 Nov 1838 arrived Madras, en route for Bombay. 2-3 Feb 1839 Kurrachee [Karachi] was captured by a naval force, with troops from India. See p. 279 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow.
24 Feb 1839 left Bombay for the Indus River hoping to save the engines from the wreck of the Semiramis. 25 Jan 1840 Lieutenant R. Collinson, appointed additional to Wellesley, to take passage in Blenheim. 1 Feb 1840 The appointment of Lieutenant C. Y. Campbell, as additional to the Wellesley, has bean cancelled. 8 Feb 1840 Volunteers, 1st Class J.J. Lethbridge and the Hon. H. J. Coke ; Boatswain W. Kennish, supernumerary acting, appointed to the Wellesley. 14 Mar 1840 Mate E. W. Vansittart, of the Wellesley, lent to Jupiter; 15 Apr 1840 at Singapore. 6 Jun 1840 Mate W. J. Bate (from Britannia), appointed to the Wellesley. 21 Jun 1840 arrived in Macao Roads and established a blockade of the port and river of Canton. See p. 282 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow.
24 Jun 1840 departed in Macao Roads.
1 Jul 1840 arrived at the anchorage under the Buffaloe's Nose.
4 Jul 1840 towed to an anchorage off Chusan.
5 Jul 1840 Chinese troops retreat into Chusan following short bombardment. See also p. 282 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow.
6 Jul 1840 British troops discovered that Chinese troops had departed Chusan during the night. See www.gazettes-online.co.uk of 15 Dec 1840.
At some time during the period 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. 21 Nov 1840, arrived Tongkoo Bay, from Chusan. 7 Jan 1841 off Anunghouy, RMs, detachments of the British and Indian army and men from the Wellesley, Blenheim, Melville, Samarang, Druid, Modeste, Columbine Calliope, Hyacinth, Starling, Larne and cutter Louise landed to attack and destroy the forts at Chuenpee and Tycocktow. See www.gazettes-online.co.uk of 7 May 1841 and 14 May 1841. See also p. 284-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow.
21 Jan 1841 departed Bocca Tigris. 24 Jan 1841 arrived off Lantao Island. 26 Jan 1841 sailed for Hong Kong. 13 Feb 1841 departed for Macao roads with the Calliope, Samarang, Herald, Alligator, Modeste, Druid, Jupiter and Sulphur. 19 Feb 1841 proceeded to Hong Kong and weighed with the ships of the line for off Lintin. 24 Feb 1841 off Lintin for operations off North Wangtong. See www.gazettes-online.co.uk of 11 Jun 1841. 26 Feb 1841 entered the western channel, and engaged the battery on North Wangtung, and a fort and camp on the opposite bank ; see www.gazettes-online.co.uk of 11 Jun 1841. See also p. 289-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow. 27 Feb 1841 the advanced squadron and the ship's boats proceeded up the river to attack the Fort, Camp, and Ship Cambridge and Chinese positions below Whampoa Reach. See p. 289-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow. 1 Mar 1841 off Wantong. Ship's boats sent up the river to Canton. 20 Mar 1841, Lieutenant Arthur Jerningham, first of the Wellesley, promoted to Commander. 22 May 1841, Lieutenant W. W. Chambers, of the Wellesley, is appointed and promoted to be acting commander of the Pelorus. 3 Jul 1841, Commander J. V. Fletcher, Wellesley, promoted to Captain 3 Jul 1841, Lieutenants R. Collinson, and Richard Symons, promoted to Commander 3 Jul 1841, Mates J. Strettell, J. Astle, and T. H. Lysaght, promoted to Lieutenant 3 Jul 1841, Lieutenants P. Somerville, John Daly, J. Hancock, G. B. Jeffreys, R. Edwards, A. Vyner, and G. C. Fowler, appointed additional to the Wellesley. 24-> Aug 1841 operations against Amoy and the fortified island of Kolangsoo. See p. 294-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow. 28 Aug 1841, Volunteer 1st Class P. Lethbridge, appointed to the Wellesley ; 4 Sep 1841 the expedition proceeded to Chusan. See p. 294-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow. 1 Oct 1841 action at Tinghae. See p. 294-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow. 8 Oct 1841, Lieutenant William Wylly Chambers promoted to Commander. 9-> Oct 1841 reconnaissance of the mouth of the Ningpo river and city of Chinhae and subsequent operations and choice of Ningpo as winter HQ. See p. 295-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow. Jan 1848 Devonport.
20 Dec 1848 Flag Ship, North America & West Indies.
30 Jan 1851 at Trinidad.
18 Apr 1851 at Bermuda.
1854 Guard Ship of Ordinary, Chatham.
1860 Guard Ship of Ordinary, Chatham.
1 Jan 1862 Commissioned at Chatham.
1864 Training Ship, Home Station, Chatham. Report of Small Pox onboard. Number of Cases of Disease and Injury.
1868 Renamed Cornwall, Training Ship.
1870 Juvenile Reformatory, Purfleet.
1879 Juvenile Reformatory, Purfleet.
1890 Juvenile Reformatory, Purfleet.
1914 Juvenile Reformatory, Purfleet.