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Type: 5th rate ; Armament 36
Purchased : 1804 ; Disposal date or year : 1865
BM: 826 tons
Ex-Indiaman Wellesley, Built of teak, purchased.
1 Feb 1805 To the East Indies.
Plymouth 24 Jan 1811 Sailed with a fleet of transports for Lisbon and the Mediterranean.
24 June 1811 Reported to be at Gibraltar.
Deal 26 Dec 1811 Passed through the Downs, from the Nore.
Portsmouth 9 Jan 1812 Sailed for the Mediterranean with a convoy of transports, with arms and ammunition for the patriots on the coast of Catalonia.
Falmouth 12 Nov 1812 Arrived with convoys bound to the Mediterranean and Lisbon.
Gibraltar circa 29 Jul 1813 Remains.
Portsmouth 11 Oct 1813 Arrived from the Mediterranean.
Portsmouth 14 Oct 1813 Released from quarantine.
Plymouth 29 Oct 1814 Sailed to the westward.
Malta 15 Dec 1815 Remains.
Plymouth 31 Jul 1815 Preparing for the passage to St. Helena.
Plymouth 11 Aug 1815 Sailed to join the Northumberland and squadron.
Portsmouth 30 Aug 1818 Arrived yesterday and sailed today for Cowes, to take in troops for the Mediterranean.
Portsmouth 6 Sep 1828 Is reported to have been commissioned in the river and is loading stores for Bermuda.
1828 Receiving Ship, Bermuda.
1861-62 Receiving Hulk, Bermuda, per Parliamentary estimates etc.
Type: Light Cruiser ; Armament 8 x 6" ; 1 x 3 ' AA ; 4 x 3 pdr. ; 2 x 21" TT
Purchased : 1910 ; Disposal date or year : 1928
Displacement: 5250 tons
Jul 1914, at Alexandria having completed a cruise which included visits to Phalerum Bay (Athens), Marmarice, Larnaka, Alexandretta, Beirut, etc.
28 Jul 1914 sailed for Malta - see p. 460 www.naval-review.org/issues/1915-3.pdf.
3 Aug 1914 left for a patrol in the Malta Channel with orders to seize all colliers - see p. 604 www.naval-review.org/issues/1915-4.pdf - search for Goeben - see p. 110-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1919-1.pdf.
5 Aug 1914 left patrol off Corrienti for a position between Pantallaria and Graham Shoal.
7 Aug 1914 returned to Malta, and then much charging around the Mediterranean to little apparent effect.
25 Sep 1914 left Port Said for Aden.
2 Oct 1914 left Aden for Mombasa.
6 Oct 1914 had arrived at Mombasa from the northward - see p. 477 www.naval-review.org/issues/1915-3.pdf. Placed under orders of Chatham, as a detached light cruiser squadron to search for the Konigsberg
2 Nov 1914 arrived off the Rufiji and in sight of the masts of the Konigsberg.
14 Nov 1914 left for the Cape, calling at Durban en route.
23 Nov 1914 arrived at Simonstown.
7 Dec 1914 proceeded with the Minotaur (C-in-C Cape Station) Albion, Hyacinth and Astraea to Table Bay and from thence to Luderitz Bay.
12 Dec 1914 left Luderitz Bay for Cape Town escorting Hyacinth and Astraea arriving 2 days later, leaving the same evening for Simonstown and going straight into dock - see p. 608 www.naval-review.org/issues/1915-4.pdf.
20 Dec left for Zanzibar calling at Durban for coal, arriving Zanzibar on the 29th.
30 Dec 1914 off the Rufiji River. 18 Jan 1915 proceeded to Vanga on the border between British and German East Africa and shelled the Germans to check their offensive.
10 Feb 1915 sailed for Mombasa and Zanzibar.
24 Feb 1915 resumed duties off the Rufiji River.
27 Jun 1915 off the mouth of the Rufiji - operations against the Konigsberg - p. 682 www.naval-review.org/issues/1915-4.pdf.
6 - 11 Jul 1915 operations against the Konigsberg - see p. 331 www.naval-review.org/issues/1916-2.pdf.
Late Jul 1915 returned to the Mediterranean.
26 Nov 1915 following a refit at Malta arrived at Brindisi, having reported to the British Rear-Admiral at Taranto - see p. 352 www.naval-review.org/issues/1916-2.pdf.
Mar 1916 condensers failed and returned to Malta.