THE HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY SERVICE

This is the Journal & Log of the Honourable East India Company Ship, the Vansittart on her voyage to Whampoa 1826-1828. Commanded by Captain William Henry Clarence Dalrymple.

EXTRACTS

THE JOURNAL AND SHIP'S LOG

OF THE HON. COMPANY'S SHIP

VANSITTART

(EAST INDIA DOCKS, BLACKWALL, LONDON, ENGLAND)

Written by The Commander, Captain William H C Dalrymple

Voyage to Bengal and China

15 December 1826 - 11 July 1828

(British Library Ref: L / MAR / B / 46P.)

Extracted by
Bryant G. Bayliffe & Julian A. Rawes
October 2015


Contents


The HEICS


East India House, Leadenhall Street, London, 1796-1861
from Trade in the Eastern Seas 1793-1813.

The Library of the Honourable East India Company Service is housed in the British Library in Euston, London. The HEICS library contains many thousands of records including hundreds of ships’ journals, logs, ledgers & pay books. They are contained in large ledgers, the journals & logs in one tome with the ledgers and pay books in separate books. A catalogue of these records was published in 1999 by the British Library, titled ‘Catalogue of East India Company Ships’ Journals and Logs 1600-1834’ and edited by Anthony Farrington. Most of these records have not been microfilmed. If a copy is required then a microfilm copy is made at the expense of the purchaser to whom a photostat or CD is given. A useful site for the explanation on the HEICS library is: www.barnettmaritime.co.uk/mainheic.htm.

HEICS ships would leave from and return to London using a number of stopping points both in the Thames estuary and the south coast. Passengers would more than likely embark and disembark at these stopping points.


Map of the Thames estuary indicating some of the navigational points mentioned in the journals.

Until the opening of the East India Docks at Blackwall in 1806, Company ships moored on the tidal river alongside the Royal shipyards at Deptford. Deptford was the anchorage at the start of the Port of London. The ships moored alongside lines of moorings called tiers and all goods were offloaded on to lighters, hoys or barges and carried by them to wharves on shore or further up river.

Deptford from the South London Guide


1806 - the new East India docks at Blackwall
from Trade in the Eastern Seas 1793-1813.


Circa 1830 - East India docks at Blackwall
from WWW.British-History.ac.uk.


Every attempt has been made to produce a faithful 'abridged' copy of the Journal and Log Book. A glossary along with explanatory notes has been added to help the reader to understand the transcript along with information of other ships and people noted in the Journal. It is realised that errors are possible owing to the difficulty of transcription. The Editor's notes can be found throughout set within square brackets.


Journals and Log Books.

A journal & log is a fascinating record of day-to-day events on board ship such as location, weather, repairs, washing decks, including the gun deck where the crew slept, discipline, loading and unloading, embarking and disembarking and external events. The ledger records everyone on board, their positions and status whether or not they left ship or perished, including passengers. There is also a distinction between the 'Harbour Journal' and the 'Sea Log'. The ledger starts as large blank pages given to the Commander or Purser at the commencement of each voyage. The journal and log is dutifully created by the Commander or assigned officer and the resulting ledger, signed by the Commander is handed in at the end of the voyage. It was the duty of the ship's Purser to deposit the ship's journals etc. at East India House.

Duplicate logs written on HEICS forms survive as in the case of the Warren Hastings in 1825-6 and the Repulse in 1831-32. These have the appearance of being soiled and original as opposed to the rather clean copies handed in to India House. It is not known how many of these copies were kept on a particular voyage or are still extant but their survival must be rare. The keeping of copy journals by midshipmen and junior officers was probably encouraged for training purposes. On a rare occasion such as with the 1822/3 voyage of the ship 'London' to Madras and China, the Captains, the 3rd mate's, a midshipman's and another journal was lodged at India House.


Example of a page from this Journal.
Monday 4th April 1831.


Vansittart.

There were four HEICS ships named Vansittart, and we are dealing here with the fourth of that name. Her first recorded sailing was from Bengal to England in 1813 under Captain Hugh Reid, arriving in London on 13 Oct 1814, she may still have been owned by her builders Gilmore & Co. Under a new owner James Mangles, she left London on 31 Oct 1814 (a very quick turnaround is noted). Her new commander was Captain William H C Dalrymple. Captain Dalrymple sailed with her on seven voyages to the Far East, his last being on this voyage ending in 1828. Mr Mangles sold her to John Carstairs in 1818, who sold her to Joseph Hare in 1822/3. Her three last recorded voyages were under Captain Robert Scott ending on 30th April 1834. It is apparent from the log by the use of the term Giggar [Jigger] mast that she had this smaller fourth mast at the stern. Like many of the HEICS fleet at this time she was sold on. Others were simply sold for scrap & broken up.

In 1840 we find Vansittart and Scaleby Castle trading raw cotton between Bombay & Calcutta, India, and Canton, China. These well-built ships of over 1200 tons required a large crew to handle them. They also traded chests of Opium [Malwa], a high value commodity taking up very little space alongside the bulky cargo. (Fay, Peter Ward The Opium War, 1840-1842: "Barbarians in the Celestial Empire in the Early ...”. Publ. 1975).

Farrington extract for this voyage:-
The extract from Catalogue of East India Company Ships’ Journals and Logs 1600-1834, edited by Anthony Farrington:-

VANSITTART (4): Built at Calcutta by Gilmore & Co, launched 9 Nov 1813, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 165ft 8¼in, keel 133ft 7in, breadth 42ft 4in, wing transom 26ft 10in, port cell 29ft 5½in, waist 1ft 9in, between decks 6ft 4¼in & 6ft 7in, roundhouse 6ft 7in, ports 14 middle & upper, deck range 97ft, 1273 tons.
Principal Managing Owners: 2-3 James Mangles, 4-5 John Carstairs, 6-11 Joseph Hare

          5 1826/7 Bengal and China

          L/MAR/B/46P      Journal 15 Dec 1826-11 Jul 1828

          L/MAR/B/46HH(1)  Ledger

          L/MAR/B/46HH(2)  Pay Book

          L/MAR/B/46HH(3)  Imprest Book

          Capt William H C Dalrymple

          Downs 18 Feb 1827 - 4 Jun Saugor - 20 Aug

          - 1 Sep Penang - 18 Nov Whampoa

          - Second Bar 12 Jun 1828

          - 11 Apr St Helena - 4 Jun Downs


The Convoy

Honourable East India Company Service ships, were generally well armed and capable of holding their own against single adversaries. The Journals often mention the cleaning of guns and drills taking place. Passing Royal Navy ships would occasionally come alongside Company ships and press some of the crew. However, especially in times of war, Company ships would set sail in convoy, accompanied by a Royal Navy ship with the captain described as a Commander. During the long voyage there would be a fair amount of 'watching out', both for each other and for 'strangers'. If a stranger was not identified quickly then the Royal Navy ship would peel off and give chase. Royal Navy ships would not necessarily be any larger than merchant ships, which had to provide cargo space but they were specifically prepared and better armed with their crew trained for war. A convoy would not remain fixed as there would be ships, both HEICS, Royal Navy ships and others peeling off or joining. This would be especially the case when the convoy reached its port of destination.

Seasonal weather patterns such as prevailing winds would play a part in when ships or convoys would leave England. January to July seems to have been the favoured time to set sail for the Far East.


Approaches to Bombay and Calcutta

HEICS ships bound for Bombay would sail up the west coast of India and various land marks were noted in the Journals as they approached Bombay.


The west coast of India.


HEICS ships bound for Calcutta had to navigate the Hooghly River with its tidal flows and sand banks as they headed for Saugor (Sagar), the main port for disembarkation. Various landmarks were noted in the Journals and the following link to a page on the Internet was of help with some of the names.


Part of the river Hooghly showing the island of Saugor (Sagar).


Approaches to Whampoa


Whampoa
Whampoa anchorage, now called Huangpu, on the Pearl river, was the import and export port
for all foreign ships entering China at Canton (Guangzhou), which is about 12 miles further up river.


Taken from The Opium War 1840-1842 by Peter Ward Fay.


Taken from The Opium War 1840-1842 by Peter Ward Fay.


Landmarks:
Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies

John Horsburgh, The India Directory or Directions for sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the interjacent ports of Africa and South America: originally compiled from the Journal of the Honourable Company's Ships, and from observations and remarks.. First published in two volumes plus supplement in 1811, is a most interesting book which describes the route and landmarks to the Far East, including approaches to the ports of India and China. An electronic version of the book is available on the Internet.

  • Vol. 1: London to the Bay of Bengal.
  • Vol. 2: Bay of Bengal to China, &c.


News Reports

The Morning Post, London: 28th May 1828 & 4th June 1828. Issues 17922 & 17931. 19th Century British Library Newspapers.


List of Ships noted in this journal.

List of other ships mentioned in the Journal. Details of the ships have been added by the Editors from a number of sources. The reference is the page on which they are noted for the first time. The main sources for the HCS ships and for their commanders come from Farrington: Catalogue of East India Company's Ship' Journals. Another site used is: eicships.threedecks.org, a useful source for 'country' ships. Information on HM ships comes from the website: www.pbenyon.plus.com, and the Internet.
Page 4 --- James Watt On Friday 29th December 1826 while at Blackwall, Captain Dalrymple noted that the Vansittart was towed out of dock by the James Watt steam boat. See Wikipedia for Thames steam boats
Page 10 HCS Scaleby Castle Built at Bombay 1798, 163ft 6½in long, 1242 tons. Sailed to China at least 17 times. Now on her 14th voyage under Captain David Rae Newall. In the 1840's she was involved in shipping opium to China, see Google Books for more details.
Page 12 --- City of Edinburgh On Friday 16th February 1827 while at Gravesend, Captain Dalrymple noted that while at Grqavesend the Vansittart was towed from her mooring by the City of Edinburgh steam boat. See Wikipedia for Thames steam boats.
Page 16 HCS Windsor (2) Built by Barnard, launched 1st Oct 1818, length 166ft, 1332 tons. Seven voyages to China are recorded, this was her 5th, commanded by Captain Ambrose Frederick Proctor.
Page 34 --- Marie Therese A frigate on route from Rio de Janeirio to Brest recorded on Monday 26th March 1827.
Page 43 HCS Hythe Built by Barnard, launched 1820, length 166ft, 1333 tons. Sailed to China at least six times. Now on her 4th voyage, under Captain John Peter Wilson.
Page 62 --- Atlas A ship recorded by Captain Dalrymple Sunday 20th May 1827 in the Indian Ocean as from Madras bound for London. (FT) is recorded after the name Atlas, suggesting a Frigate. See Wikipedia for possibles.
Page 69 --- Ceres Brig recorded by Captain Dalrymple on Sunday 3rd June 1827 in the Bay of Bengal as out of London. There are a number of references to a brig called Ceres but they are of a ship trading with USA.
Page 69 --- Assenghan Brig recorded by Captain Dalrymple on Monday 4th June 1827 at Saugor, India.
Page 70 HCS Repulse Built by Wigram, launched 1820. Length 166ft, 1334 tons. At least six voyages to China of which this was her fourth. Her commander was Captain Charles B Gribble.
Page 70 HCS Herefordshire Built 1814, 165ft long, 1279 tons. Sailed to China at least 11 times. Now on her 8th voyage under Captain John Claremont Whiteman.
Page 70 HCS Duke of York Built by Wigram 1817, 166ft long, 1327 tons. Sailed to China at least 9 times. Now on her 6th voyage under Captain Robert Locke. On the 21st May 1833 under the same Captain, she was sailing between Madras and Calcutta and was driven on shore by a hurricane and condemned at Calcutta on 6th Jun.
Page 70 HCS Buckinghamshire Built in Bombay 1816. 166ft long, 1369 tons. Sailed to China at least 10 times. Now on her 7th voyage under Captain Richard Glasspoole. After her last voyage under the Company flag in 1833/4, she was sold for £10,550.
Page 70 --- Ganges A steam boat at Saugor recorded by Captain Dalrymple of Thursday 7th June 1827, used on this occasion to disembark troops.
Page 71 HCS Ingles Built at Penang, launched 1811, length 165ft, 1298 tons. Twelve voyage to China are recorded of which this was her 9th, commanded by Samuel Serle. The National Maritime Museum holds journals by Joseph Dudman for voyages 2, 3 & 5-12.
Page 73 --- John Prottelo? A brig as 'sunk' recorded by Captain Dalrymple at Saugor on Thursday 21st June 1827. Not traced.
Page 74 --- John of London Recorded as a wreck supposed to be the John of London at Saugor by Captain Dalrymple on Sunday 1st July 1827. Not traced.
Page 75 --- John Palmer Recorded by Captain Dalrymple at Saugor as coming alongside for private trade on 4th July 1827. There was an earlier company ship built in Bengal called John Palmer, which was lost on the coast of Portugal in 1814.
Page 75 --- Endeavour A sloop recorded by Captain Dalrymple at Saugor as coming alongside for private trade on 6th July 1827. Not traced.
Page 79 --- Buckle Described by Captain Dalrymple at Saugor a tradesman sailing from her mooring on Wednesday July 25th 1827. Not traced.
Page 84 --- Sophia Described by Captain Dalrymple as a wreck at Saugor on Sunday August 19th 1827. Not traced.
Page 91 HCS Heroine Described by Captain Dalrymple as a Country ship arriving at Penang on Sunday 9th September 1827. Not traced but could have become a convict ship in the 1830's.
Page 98 --- Cashimore Possible mistaken by Captain Dalrymple for Cashmere. She was recorded by Captain Dalrymple near Singapore on Monday 24th September 1827.
Page 108 --- Danube An American Brig, she is mentioned in The Asiatic Journal in 1822. Captain Dalrymple recorded her on Monday 15th Oct 1827 as 8 days out of Manilla on route for Boston, he spoke to her captain. She was wrecked in 1828 off the coast of California: "There came, too, in 1828, an influx of twenty-eight other foreigners, most of them being survivors of the American brig Danube, which had been wrecked at San Pedro on Christmas Day." A more detailed account of the survivors is to be found in a Google Book guide to Los Angelis.

The Danube
Page 121 --- Vrow Helena A Dutch ship recorded by Captain Dalrymple on Saturday Nov 10th 1827 as sailing from Batavia to China. Not traced.
Page 124 HCS Astell Built by Mestaer at the King and Queen dock, Rotherhithe, launched 1809, length 146ft, 820 tons. Ten voyages are recorded, of which this was her 9th, commanded by Captain John Levy. She was dismantled in 1837.
Page 124 HCS Kelly Castle Built by Pitcher, launched 1818, length 166ft, 1332 tons. Seven voyages are recorded, of which this was her 5th, commanded by Captain William Henry Ladd.
Page 135 HCS Farquharson Built by Gordon of Deptford 1820. Length 166ft, 1326 tons. Made at least seven voyages to China. Now on her 4th, under Captain William Cruickshank. Sold in 1834 for £6000. Apparently the ship's plans survive and are stored at the Royal Museum at Greenwich: collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/384457.html.
Page 152 --- Sophia A Dutch Brig from Antwerp bound for Batavia recorded by Captain Dalrymple on Monday 25th Feb 1828.
Page 162 --- Arcturus A barque from Whitby bound to Hull from Mauritious recorded by Captain Dalrymple on Monday 17th March 1828.
Page 175 HCS General Harris Built 1812, 1200 tons. Made at least nine voyages to China. Now on her fourth under Captain George Welstead. Sold to Joseph Christall 20th Oct. 1831 for £6600.
Page 176 HCS Princess Charlotte of Wales Built by Dudman, launched 1812, 3 decks, 121ft long, 978 tons. This was her 8th voyage, commanded by Captain Christopher Biden. She was sold in 1831 for £3000 and broken up.
Page 183 --- Juno Recorded as a passing ship on Monday 28th April 1828 out of London bound for Valparaiso.
Page 188 --- Tullock Castle Recorded as a passing ship on Friday 9th May 1828 six weeks from England. A Tullock Castle is recorded as taking passengers from England to Australia in 1852.
Page 195 --- Wellington A Barque recorded as a passing ship on Friday 23rd May 1828 on free trade between Madras to London.
Page 201 --- Albion A steam tug boat on the Thames.
Page 201 --- Favourite Steam boat, used as a tug boat at Blackwall to bring in the ships on Saturday 12th June 1824. See the Wikipedia site Thames Steamers, for more information on early steam boats.


Contents of Ship's Log


Log Pages Description Date

1-13 Harbour Log


14-16 Lists of outbound Recruits & Passengers


17-70 Sea Log 19th Feb to 3rd June 1827

70-84 Start of Harbour Log - Saugor 4th June to 20th August 1827

85-90 Sea Log - Towards Penang 21st August to 31st August 1827

90-92 Harbour Log at Penang 1st August to 19th 13th Sept 1827

92-123 Sea Log Penang to Singapore 14th Sept to 13th Nov 1827

123-137 Harbour Log at Whampoa 14th Nov to 28th Jan 1828

138-175 Sea Log towards St Helena 29th Jan 1828 to 11th April 1828

175-176 Harbour Log at St Helena 11th April to 13th April 1828

176-200 Sea Log towards England 14th April to 4th June 1828

202-211 Harbour log 5th June to 11th July 1828

212-213 Instruction on soundings in the Sunda Strait, Java. 27th October 1828

214-220 Crew & passenger lists


The Journal

[Page 1: Front board cover with label 1827.8 46 P]


First page of journal and an example
of Captain Dalrymple's handwriting.


[Page 002:]

[Start of Harbour Journal]

Vansittart at Blackwall Dock

Friday 15th December 1826.
At 11am the Ship was boarded by Mr Burnside, Company’s Officer. Employed stowing Water butts and about the Rigging. Officers on board Chief & Third. Received 50 fms of Wood. Draft of Water Fwd 15.9 Aft 16.0.

Saturday 16th December 1826.
Employed filling water. Received small Stores and about the Rigging and four old Cables. Wind NE. Officers on board Chief & Third. Draft of Water Fwd 16.0 Aft 16.1.

Sunday 17th December 1826.
No Work in the Dock. Wind NE.

Monday 18th December 1826.
Wind & weather as yesterday. Employed receiving 50 fms of billet wood, Water Butts and about the Rigging. Received 20 Chaldrons of Coals. Painters painting the Inside. Officers on board Chief & Third. Draft of Water Fwd 17.1 Aft 15.1.

Tuesday 19th December 1826.
Light variable Winds & cloudy weather with small rain at times. Employed filling Water. Stowed the spare anchor. Painted the Top Gallant Masts and about the Rigging and painting the Quarter Deck and Lower Masts. Officers on board Chief & Third. Capt. Dalrymple visited the Ship. Draft of Water Fwd 17.11 Aft 15.8.

[Page 003:]

Wednesday 20th December 1826.
Fresh Breeze throughout and fine weather. Employed taking on the Raft. Filling Water. Received a Craft of Stores and Running Rigging and Painting Ship. Officers on board Chief & Third. Depth of Water Fwd 18.3 Aft 15.1.

Thursday 21st December 1826.
SW Winds throughout and fine weather. Employed receiving Stores, Lead on Acct of the Hon Compy and the Remainder of the Spars. Officers on board Chief & Third. Draft of Water Fwd 17.6 Aft 16.7.

Friday 22nd December 1826.
Wind & weather as yesterday. Employed receiving Hon Comp’y Lead. About the Rigging. Stowing the Hold. Painting the Gun Deck. Fidded the Top Gallant Masts. Officers as yesterday. Draft of Water Fwd 18.4 Aft 17.5.

Saturday 23rd December 1826.
Light Airs throughout with thick foggy weather. Employed Stowing the Booms and getting the Long Boat in. Painters painting the Gun Carriages. Stowed the Best Bower Anchor. Officers on board Chief & Fourth.

Sunday 24th December 1826.
Docks not open.

Monday 25th December 1826.
Docks not open.

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Tuesday 26th December 1826.
Wind and weather as per days past. Employed receiving Shot on Acct of the Hon Compy and Water Butts. Officers on board Second & Fourth.

Wednesday 27th December 1826.
Light Winds and fine weather. Employed receiving the Ship’s Guns and filling Water. Received two Kedge Anchors and setting up the Fore Rigging. Officers on board 2nd & 4th.

Thursday 28th December 1826>
North Winds throughout with cloudy weather. Employed setting the Rigging up Fore & Aft. Received two new Sheet Cables and filling water in the Fore Hold. Officers on board Chief & Third. Draft of Water Fwd 20.0 Aft 17.5.

Friday 29th December 1826.
Westerly Winds throughout & cloudy weather. At 8am Mr Perry the Pilot came on board and moored the Ship into the Basin. A 12.30pm hauled out of the Dock and was taken in Tow by the James Watt Steam Boat. At 5pm made fast the Buoys at North Fleet Hope. Capt. Dalrymple left the Ship. All Officers on board.

Saturday 30th December 1826.
Wind & weather as yesterday. Employed about the Rigging and cleaning the Ship. Officers on board First, Third & Fourth.

Sunday 31st December 1826.
Westerly Winds throughout and fine weather. Employed cleaning Ship throughout. Officers on board Chief & Third . Pumped Ship 24 inches.

[Page 005:]

Monday 1st January 1827.
Strong Westerly Winds throughout and cloudy weather. Variously employed and under the Boatswain and cleaning Ship. Officers as before.

Tuesday 2nd January 1827.
Strong Winds throughout from the Westward with snow at times. Employed birthing the Sheet Cables and receiving Shot on Acct of the Hon Compy. Officers on board First & Third.

Wednesday 3rd January 1827.
Winds from the Northward and Westward with cold frosty weather. Employed receiving Hon Compys Shot. Stowing in the Hold and under the Boatswain. Officers on board chief and Third. Draft of Water Fwd 19.8 Aft 18.0.

Thursday 4th January 1827.
Wind & weather as yesterday. Employed receiving Hon Compys Shot and about the Rigging. Officers on board Chief Third & Fifth.

Friday 5th January 1827.
NW Winds throughout with cold frosty weather. Employed birthing the Small Bower Cable. Received a craft Hon Compy’s Canvas & Shot & about the Rigging. Officers as yesterday.

Saturday 6th January 1827.
Winds and weather as yesterday. Employed Birthing the best Bower and cleaning the Upper Deck. Officers on board Chief, Third & Fifth. Draft of Water Fwd 26.4 Aft 18.1.

Sunday 7th January 1827.
Throughout SW Winds cloudy & Rain. Employed scrubbing the Gun Deck. Officers on board Second Third & Fifth.

Monday 8th January 1827.
A Fresh Westerly Wind and cloudy. People variously employed. Officers on board Second Third and Fifth.

[Page 006:]

Tuesday 9th January 1827.
Throughout strong Westerly Winds and fine weather. AM hoisted the 2nd Launch and variously employed. Capt. Dalrymple visited the Ship. Officers on board Second Third Fifth & Sixth.

Wednesday 10th January 1827.
In the First a moderate Breeze from the Westward, Latterly increasing to a fresh Gale with constant Rain. Officers on board Second Fifth and Sixth.

Thursday 11th January 1827.
A Strong Westerly Wind throughout with hard Squalls and Rain at times. Employed receiving Bales of Woollens and Guns. Officers on board Second Third Fifth & Sixth,

Friday 12th January 1827.
A Strong Breeze from the Northward and snow in the first part. Latterly decreasing with Rain at times. Employed receiving Military Stores on Acct of the Hon Compy. Officers on board Second, Fourth & Sixth.

Saturday 13th January 1827.
A Moderate Westerly Breeze and cloudy weather. Employed receiving Cargo on Acct of the Hon Compy. Officers on board Second Fourth and Sixth.

Sunday 14th January 1827.
Throughout a Strong Gale from the North Westward with hard squalls in the latter part with Rain at times. AM Washed the Upper and scrubbed the Gun Deck. Officers on board as yesterday. Draft of Water Fwd 20.6 Aft 19.4.

Monday 15th January 1827.
Moderate Winds throughout and pleasant weather. Employed receiving Hon Compy’s Cargo and Stowing in the Hold. Officers on board First Third and Fifth.

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Tuesday 16th January 1827.
Light Winds throughout with rainy weather. Employed receiving Comp’s Cargo Officers on board first Third & Sixth.

Wednesday 17th January 1827.
Variable Winds throughout and pleasant weather. Employed receiving Hon Compn’s Cargo and Stowing in the Hold. Officers as yesterday. Draft of Water Fwd 21.4 Aft 20.8.

Thursday 18th January 1827.
SE Winds and fine weather. Employed Stowing the lower Masts and setting up the Rigging and Stowing in the Hold. Officers on board Chief Third & Sixth. Capt. Dalrymple visited the Ship.

Friday 19th January 1827.
Wind as yesterday with snow and hail at times. Employed in setting up the Top Masts and Mizen and Top Gallant Rigging. Received a Craft of Compn’s Cargo. Officers on board First Third & Fifth.

Saturday 20th January 1827.
Light Winds throughout and fine weather. Employed receiving the remainder of the Raft. Stowing the Booms and receiving 25 Fathoms billet Wood. Officers on board Chief Third & Fifth. Pumed Ship 12 inches. Draft of Water Fwd 2. Aft 21.0.

Sunday 21st January 1827.
String Winds throughout with snowy weather. Employed cleaning Decks. Officers as yesterday.

Monday 22nd January 1827.
Throughout a moderate Breeze from the Southward & Eastward with Squalls at times and much snow. Employed receiving the Hon Compn’s Cargo. Officers on board Second Fourth & Fifth.

[Page 008:]

Tuesday 23rd January 1827.
Throughout moderate Winds and fair weather. Employed receiving Cargo on Acct of the Hon Compy and under the Boatswain. Capt. Dalrymple and Officers on board.

Wednesday 24th January 1827.
Throughout Moderate Winds and fair weather. Employed receiving Hon Compy Cargo and Stowing the Hold. Washed the Upper Deck. All Officers on board. Draft of Water. Fwd 21.6 Aft 21.6

Thursday 25th January 1827.
Light Winds from the Northward & Eastward and fine weather. Employed receiving Compny’s Cargo & Private Trade, Beer. Received the sails. All Officers on board. Well 12 inches. Draft of Water fwd 21.6 Aft 21.1.

Friday 26th January 1827.
Throughout a moderate northerly and fine weather. Employed receiving Hon Comp’s Cargo and Ship’s Stores. All Officers on board.

Saturday 27th January 1827.
Variable Winds and fine weather. Employed receiving Cargo on Acct of the Hon Compy and Ships Stores. All Officers on board.

Sunday 28th January 1827.
A moderate NW Wind and fine weather. Washed the upper and scrubbed the Gun Deck. Pumped Ship 12 inches. All Officers on board.

Monday 29th January 1827.
Southerly Winds throughout and pleasant weather. Employed receiving Private Trade and Ship’s Stores and Stowing in the Hold. Tradesmen as most useful. Received Buxo[o] [see passenger list] Native Servant as passenger. All Officers on board.

[Page 009:]

Tuesday 30th January 1827.
Wind and weather as yesterday. Employed receiving the running rigging and cleaning a Craft of Stores. Draft of Water Fwd 22.5 Aft 22.6.

Wednesday 31st January 1827.
Moderate Winds and fine weather throughout. Employed receiving the Ship’s Bread and reefing the running rigging, Tradesmen as most requisite. All Officers on board.

Thursday 1st February 1827.
Wind & weather as yesterday. Received some Compy Cargo and employed rattling down the lower rigging. Received the Cutter and Gig from Deal. Capt. Dalrymple visited the Ship. All Officers on board.

Friday 2nd February 1827.
Fresh Winds throughout & pleasant weather. Received the Stock and about the rigging. Received Baggage and Richard Dias and Henry Hampton as Charter Party Passengers. All Officers on board.

Saturday 3rd February 1827.
Strong Winds throughout and fine weather. Received a Craft of Provisions. Employed overhauling the bending sail and about the rigging. Received Antonia Seriel Charter Party Passenger on board. All Officers on board.

Sunday 4th February 1827.
Wind & weather as yesterday. Employed cleaning Ship throughout. All Officers on board.

Monday 5th February 1827 Easterly Winds throughout and fine weather. Employed about the Rigging. Received Passengers Baggage and Bending the Top Sails. Sailmaker repairing the Jib. Carpenter building a Water Closet and a Cabin starboard side of Cuddy. All Officers on board.

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Tuesday 6th February 1827.
Winds as yesterday with drizzling Rain in the first part. People variously employed under the Boatswain, Tradesmen as most requisite. Bent the Courses & received some Baggage. All Officers on board.

Wednesday 7th February 1827.
Winds ENE and fine weather throughout. Receiving dry Stores and reefing Running Rigging. Sailed from here the Scaleby Castle. Tradesmen as most useful. All Officers on board. Well 10 inches.

Thursday 8th February 1827.
Wind from the Eastward blowing hard and fine weather. Employed receiving the reminder of the live Stock and cleaning the Gun Deck. Hauled up the old sails and Stowed them afresh. Well 11 inches. All Officers on board.

Friday 9th February 1827.
Strong Winds from the Eastward and cold frosty weather. Employed receiving Passenger’s Baggage and under the Boatswain. Officers all on board. Mr Manwaring Cadet joined the Ship.

Saturday 10th February 1827.
Moderate Winds from ENE and fine weather. Employed cleaning Decks. Received Baggage and under the Boatswain fitting New Royal Rigging. Officers all on board.

Sunday 11th February 1827.
NE Winds throughout and cold weather. Employed cleaning Decks and commenced paying Ship. Well 13 inches. Capt. Dalrymple and all Officers on board.

[Page 011:]

Monday 12th February 1827.
Strong Winds throughout from the north and cold weather. Cleaned Deck & received passengers, Capt and all Officers on board. Received on board Rev’d Richard Mytten, Chaplain Bengal Est’t, his wife Charlotte Mytten and Miss C.H. Mytten. Mr James Kerr, Veternary Surgeon. Mr John Chalmers Free Mariner, Mr Henry, William Deane Writer Bengal Est’t. Mr Ge Ed Herbert Caly Cadet Bengal Est. Mr Thomas Young Cadet, Mr Richard Herbert Mytten, Writer. Mr Robert Ellis Cunliffe Writer & Miss Cunliffe.

Tuesday 13th February 1827.
Fresh Winds from the Northward & Westward and cold frosty weather. People variously employed. Pumped Ship 14 inches. Capt. And all Officers on board. The following passengers came on board. Capt. John Wm Jones in charge of the Recruits proceeding to Bengal. Namely 50 men 3 women & 2 Children. Mr John Jones son of Capt. Jones & Major Dun Bengal Est’t.

Wednesday 14th February 1827.
Strong Winds from the Westward and cold weather. Employed cleaning Decks and under the Boatswain. Capt. And all Officers on board. The following passengers came on board. Capt. Jno Wm Jones, Mr R.R. Pennington Free Mariner. Mr James Nesbett Assistant Surgeon, Mr David Woodburn Assistant Surgeon, and Miss E— Sarah Shortland.

Thursday 15th February 1827.
Variable Winds throughout with cold weather and snow at times. People variously employed. Tradesmen as most requisite. At 6 O’clock AM Mr Rawes came on board with the Hon Compy’s Dispatches . Capt. Dalrymple & all Officers on board.

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Friday 16th February 1827.
Moderate Winds and frosty weather. At 11am Mr Thomas the Pilot came on board and took charge of the Ship. At 2pm Cast off from the Buoy and was taken in Tow by the City of Edinburgh Steam Boat. At 5.30pm Brought up with the Best bower in 8fms in Chapman’s Hole and gave her 60fms Cable.

Saturday 17th February 1827.
Westerly Winds and fine weather. Crossed the Top Gallant Yards. At 10.30am weighed and made sail and was taken in Tow by the Steam Boat. At 4pm crossed the Flats least water 4½ fms. At 7.30 Brought up off Margate. At 4am the Steam Boat left us.

Sunday 18th February 1827.
At 6am Weighed and worked into the Downs. Wind SSE. Came on board Mr Thomas McDonnell. At 11am made sail after receiving our Boats. At 11.30 rounded the South Foreland. At 2pm passed Dungeness. Wind SE. This Log has 12 hours and ends at Noon to commence the Sea Log. Water on board leaving the Downs ----.

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List of Hon Compy Recruits Proceeding to Fort William [Calcutta, India]. Received at Gravesend Feby 13th 1827.
1 Wm Minhead Sergt Major Artillery
2 James Hay Q M Sergt Artillery
3 Henry Gorman Corporal Artillery
4 McGregor Young Ditto Artillery
5 John Curren Private Artillery
6 Charles Ryall do Artillery
7 Frederick Ruparte do Artillery
8 George Newton do Artillery
9 John O'Brien do Artillery
10 John Owens do Artillery
11 Thomas Miller do Artillery
12 Connor Riordan do Artillery
13 Patrick McMahon do Artillery
14 Joseph Rush do Artillery
15 W H Rose do Artillery
16 James O'Conner do Artillery
17 Edwd O'Shanghnessy do Artillery
18 Daniel Neville do Artillery
19 Wm Locksome do Artillery
20 Wm London do Artillery
21 George Cluskey do Artillery
22 Thomas Franklin do Artillery
23 John Gould do Artillery
24 Thos Bayley do Artillery
26 Thos Underhill do Artillery
27 Wm Walter do Artillery
Disambarked at New Anchorage Bengal June 7th 1827 in charge of Captn Jones for Calcutta.

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List of Recuits continued
Gravesend Feby 13th 1827.
28 Archibald Bruce Boyd Private Artillery
29 Francis McGough do Artillery
30 Thomas Clark do Artillery
31 Edward O'Brien do Artillery
32 John Morris do Artillery
33 Patrick Larkin do Artillery
34 Bernard Smith do Artillery
35 William Welton do Artillery
36 John Wild do Artillery
37 Richd Beard do Artillery
38 Jabez Jones do Artillery
39 Stephen Gaskill do Artillery
40 Augustus Shein do Artillery
41 Robt Tweadle do Artillery
42 Wm Hines do Infantry Private
43 James Stockman do do
44 James McNulty do do
45 Patrick McGuinness do do
46 Donald Kennedy do do
47 John Prior do do
48 Daniel Mahony do do
49 John Prior do do
50 John McCarthy do do
51 Thos McNeil do do

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1 Mary Curren Wife of Jn Curren
2 John Curren Child of Jn Curren 2 years old
3 James Curren Child of Jn Curren 6 months
4 Ellen O'Brien Wife of Jno O'Brien
5 Margaret Wife of Augt Shein
Disambarked at New Anchorage Bengal June 7th 1827 in charge of Captn Jones for Calcutta.

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List of Passengers per H C Ship Vansittart towards Bengal.
No, Names Description Where received Date Where Landed Date
1 Rev Richd Mytten Chaplain Bengal Estab Gravesend Feby 12th 1827 New Anchorage Bengal June 7th
2 Mrs Charlotte Mytten Wife of ditto Gravesend Feby 12th 1827 New Anchorage Bengal June 7th
3 Miss C H Mytten Daughter of do Gravesend Feby 12th 1827 New Anchorage Bengal June 7th
4 Mr Richd Mytten Writer Gravesend Feby 12th 1827 New Anchorage Bengal June 7th
5 Major John Dun Bengal Establish't Gravesend Feby 13th 1827 New Anchorage Bengal June 7th
6 Captn John Wm Jones Bengal Establisht Gravesend Feby 13th 1827 New Anchorage Bengal June 7th
7 Mr John Jones Son of ditto Gravesend Feby 13th 1827 New Anchorage Bengal June 7th
8 Mr Henry Wm Deane Writer [Bengal Estab] Gravesend Feby 12th 1827 New Anchorage Bengal June 6th
9 Mr Robt Ellis Cunliffe Writer Gravesend Feby 12th 1827 New Anchorage Bengal June 4th
10 Miss Harriot Cunliffe Return'g to her family Gravesend Feby 12th 1827 New Anchorage Bengal June 7th
11 Mr Thomas McDonnell Free Mariner Deal Feby 18th 1827 New Anchorage Bengal June 9th
12 Mr David Woodburn Assist Surgeon Gravesend Feby 14th 1827 New Anchorage Bengal June 6th
13 Mr James Nesbitt Ditto Gravesend Feby 14th 1827 Went on Board the Windsor at sea April 7th
14 Mr Geo Herbert Cadet Gravesend Feby 12th 1827 Bengal June 7th
15 Mr Thomas Young Cadet Gravesend Feby 12th 1827 Bengal June 7th
16 Mr Robt Pennington Free Mariner Gravesend Feby 14th 1827 Bengal June 4th
17 Mr Philip Manwaring Cadet Gravesend Feby 9th 1827 Bengal June 7th
18 Mr John Chalmers Working his passage Gravesend Feby 12th 1827 Bengal June 7th
19 Mr James Kerr Vetenary Surgeon Gravesend Feby 12th 1827 Bengal June 7th
20 Miss E S[arah] Shortland Going back to her brother Gravesend Feby 14th 1827 Bengal June 7th
21 Antoney Sariel Black Servant [Charter party passenger] Gravesend Feby 3rd 1827 Bengal June 9th
22 Buxoo ditto Gravesend Jany 29th 1827 Bengal June 7th
23 Bonnees ditto Gravesend Feby 12th 1827 Bengal June 7th
24 Robt Hampton do [Charter Party passenger] Gravesend Feby 2nd 1827 Bengal June 7th
25 Richd Dias do [Charter Party passenger] Gravesend Feby 2nd 1827 Bengal June 7th

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[Start of Sea Log]

HC Ship Vansittart towards Bengal

Monday 19th February 1927.
C&D ---- 149. Winds Easterly & Squally. At 6pm Beachy Head NNE 4 Leagues. AM People variously employed. 6 Seamen Sick, 3 Soldiers Sick. No obs.

Tuesday 20th February 1827.
C&D S55 124. First & Middle parts strong Breeze with Squalls & Rain. Latter more moderate with rain. 2pm Mr Thomas Pilot left the Ship. People variously employed under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most requisite. At 3.30pm Eddystone Lights bearing ENE, 7pm Lizard Lights North, at 8 ditto NNE & at 9.30 ditto East. 6 Seamen Sick, 3 Soldiers Sick. Lat 48.10N Long 7.58W.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart towards Bengal

Wednesday 21st February 1827.
C&D S51W 94. Moderate Winds with thick rainy weather in the first part, Latter fine weather with heavy Swell. AM Stowed the Anchors, unbent the Cables and laid the ranges down below, and harbour gier [gear]. Tradesmen as most useful. 5 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 47.33N Long 9.55W.

Thursday 22nd February 1827.
C&D S60W 148. Steady breeze and fine weather. Rain. AM Stayed the Fore and Mizen Top Masts, and set the Rigging up. Sailmaker repairing the Studding Sail. Other Tradesmen as most requisite. One Strange Sail in sight. Lat 46.19N Long 13.39W.

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Friday 23rd February 1827.
C&D S47W 163. First and Middle parts fresh breeze. Latter part an increasing Gale with much rain. All People variously employed. Tradesmen as most useful. 8 Seamen Sick, 7 Soldiers Sick. Lat 44.39N Long 16.21W.

Saturday 24th February 1827.
C&D S24W 72. Variable Winds throughout and rainy weather. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck and otherwise under the Boatswain. Confined in Irons J. Campbell for insolence to Mr Rawes. At 1pm called the hands out and disrated him. Heavy Swell. 8 Seamen Sick, 6 Soldiers Sick. Lat 43.33N Long 17.11W.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart towards Bengal

Sunday 25th February 1827.
C&D S44E 105. Moderate Winds SW to W throughout with thick misty weather. The unsettled state of the weather prevented the performance of Divine Service. 8 Seamen Sick, 5 Soldiers Sick. Water on Board 30.378 Galls, Expended 1.450½, Remaining 29.287½. Lat 42.1N Long 15.43W.

Monday 26th February 1827.
C&D S69W 26. First and middle parts blowing hard from the Southward & Westward with thick rainy weather. AM People employed as per Log. 7 Seamen Sick. 5 Soldiers Sick. Lat 41.27N Long 14.42W.

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HC Ship Vansittart towards Bengal

Tuesday 27th February 1827.
C&D N61W 39. Winds SWbW First and Middle parts hard Squalls & rain. Latter more moderate. People variously employed. Tradesmen as most useful. Set Fore & Mizen Top Sails. 8 Seamen Sick 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 41.36N Long 15.29W.

Wednesday 28th February 1827.
C&D N78W 46. Winds SWbS First & Middle parts strong Breeze and rain. Latter part more moderate and fine weather. AM People variously employed under the Boatswain, at Junk Work. Tradesmen as most useful & Sailmaker repairing the best Jib. 7 Seamen Sick 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 41.46N Long 16.20W.

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Thursday 1st March 1827.
C&D S45E 66. Moderate Winds WbS throughout and fine weather. AM Stayed Main & Mizen Top Mast & Top Gallant Mast & set the Main & Mizen Top Mast Rigging up. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd best & Top Mast Stay Sail. Carpenter putting a fish on the Gaff. 8 Seamen Sick 5 Soldiers Sick. Lat 40.56N Long 15.58W.

Friday 2nd March 1827.
C&D S38E 89. Light Winds WbS throughout. AM Washed Clothes & rattled down the lower Rigging Fore & Aft. Heavy Swell from Northward. Tradesmen as most requisite. 8 Seamen Sick 5 Soldiers Sick. Lat 39.26N Long 14.40W.

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HC Ship Vansittart towards Bengal

Saturday 3rd March 1827.
C&D S18E 121. Fist and Middle parts moderate winds & cloudy. Latter an increasing breeze and fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck and otherwise under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most useful. 8 Seamen Sick 5 Soldiers Sick. Lat 37.16N Long 13.17½W.

Sunday 4th March 1827.
C&D S33W 99. Moderate West Winds throughout with rain at times. Taken aback. The Ship rolling heavy which prevented the performance of Divine Service. At Noon Mustered to Divisions. 10 Seamen Sick 6 Soldiers Sick. Water on Board 29.287½ Gals, Expended 1.339, Remaining 27.948½. Bearing & Distance of Madeira S48W 225 Miles. Lat 35.44N Long 13.30W.

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Monday 5th March 1827.
C&D S34W 141. Fresh Breeze NW throughout with light rain at times. AM Scrubbed Hammocks and otherwise variously employed. Tradesmen as most necessary. 10 Seamen Sick, 6 Soldiers Sick. Bearing & Distance to Madeira S83W 99 Miles. Lat 38.9N Long15.3W.

Tuesday 6th March 1827.
C&D S49W 161. Steady Breeze NE throughout and fine weather. AM People variously employed under the Boatswain and making Sail. Scrubbed the New Fore Top Sail. Tradesmen as most useful. 10 Seamen Sick 5 Soldiers Sick. Bearing & Dist of Palma S10W 139 Miles. Lat 31.3N Long 17.17W.

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HC Ship Vansittart towards Bengal.

Wednesday 7th March 1827.
C&D S37W 150. Fine Trade NEbE throughout and pleasant weather. AM Washed the Gun Decks and employed as per Log. Sailmaker repairing the old Fore & Main Mast Top Sails. Other Tradesmen as most useful. At 5.30am the Island of Palma bearing SEbE about 24 Miles. Swayed the Royal Mast up. 9 Seamen Sick, 6 Soldiers Sick. Lat 28.55N Long 19.6W.

Thursday 8th March 1827.
C&D S25W 148. Steady NE Trade throughout and fine weather. AM People variously employed under the Boatswain. Up Royal Yards. 12 Seamen Sick, 6 Soldiers Sick. Shifted the Main Sail with the Worst. Bent the Flying Jib, Lat 26.43N Long 20.20W.

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HC Ship Vansittart towards Bengal

Friday 9th March 1827.
C&D S29W 173. Fresh NE Trade winds throughout and fine weather. AM People employed under the Boatswain. Shifted Fore Sail with the Worst. Sailmaker repairing the Old Top Gallant Sails. Other Tradesmen as most useful. Soldiers picking Oakum. 12 Seamen Sick, 5 Soldiers Sick. Lat 24.11N Long 22.9W.

Saturday 10th March 1827.
C&D S34W 190. Strong NEbE Trade throughout and pleasant weather. Shifted the Fore Top Gallant Sail with Worst. AM Performed Divine Service. Mustered to Divisions. 9 Seamen Sick, 5 Soldiers Sick. Lat 21.32N Long 24.4W.

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HC Ship Vansittart towards Bengal

Sunday 11th March 1827.
C&D S28W 190. Fresh NEbE Trade throughout with pleasant weather. Set Fore & Main Top Gallant Rigging up. AM Performed Divine Service. At Noon Mustered to Divisions. 9 Seamen Sick, 5 Soldiers Sick. Well 13 inches. Water on Board 27.948½ Expended 1.344½ Remaining 2.604. Lat 18.32N Long 25.39W.

Monday 12th March 1827.
C&D S8W 117. First part fresh ENE Trade, Middle & Latter parts more moderate & fine weather. AM employed making mats for lower Rigging. Sailmaker on the old Main top Gallant Sail and Lower Studding Sail. Other Tradesmen as most useful. 10 Seamen Sick, 5 Soldiers Sick. Lat 16.30N Long 26.11W.

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HC Ship Vansittart towards Bengal

Tuesday 13th March 1827.
C&D S11E 122. Moderate East Trade throughout and fine weather. AM People employed in Junk Work. Sailmaker on the old Main Top Gallant Sal and making a cover for the Cutter. Other Tradesmen as most useful. Well 15 inches. 10 Seamen Sick, 5 Soldiers Sick. Lat 14.3N Long 25,49W.

Wednesday 14th March 1827.
C&D S20E 139. Pleasant NEbE Trade throughout. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Sailmaker as yesterday. 10 Seamen Sick, 5 Soldiers Sick. Lat 11.48N Long 25.8W.

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HC Ship Vansittart towards Bengal

Thursday 15th March 1827
C&D S19E 117. A fine EbN Trade throughout and pleasant weather. AM Employed under the Boatswain making matts. Sailmaker making Covers for the Boats. Other Tradesmen as most requisite, Soldiers picking Oakum. Scrubbed the new Fore Sail. 9 Seamen Sick, 5 Soldiers Sick. Lat 9.51N (obs) Long 24.10W.

Friday 16th March 1827.
C&D S19E 94. Light EbN Trade throughout and fine weather. People employed under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Other Tradesmen as most necessary. Soldiers picking Oakum. Sailmaker as before. 9 Seamen Sick, 5 Soldiers Sick. Lat 8.12N Long 24.1W.

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HC Ship Vansittart towards Bengal

Saturday 17th March 1827.
C&D S20E 75. Light EbN Trade throughout and pleasant weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck and Exercised the Great Guns & Small Arms. Tradesmen as most useful. 8 Seamen Sick, 5 Soldiers Sick. Lat 6.58N Long 23.16W.

Sunday 18th March 1827.
C&D S20E 46. Variable Airs NbW Latter Strong incessant rain. The uncertain state of the weather prevented the performance of Divine Service. At Noon Mustered the Crew to Divisions, Reefing, Sacking & Fire Stations. 7 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Water on Board 2.604 Galls Expended 1.470, Remaining 25,134. Lat 6.19N Long 23.2W.

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HC Ship Vansittart towards Bengal

Monday 19th March 1827.
C&D S21E 36. Light variable winds throughout and rain at times. Well 17 inches. AM Stayed the Masts & set up the Rigging Fore & Aft. Tradesmen as most useful. Calm. 7 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 5.47N Long 22.50W.

Tuesday 20th March 1827.
C&D S16E 93. Variable winds throughout with rain at times. People employed under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most useful. Lightning n the SE. Later hard rain 8 Seamen Sick, 6 Soldiers Sick. Lat 4.20N Long 22.28W.

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HC Ship Vansittart towards Bengal

Wednesday 21st March 1827.
C&D S9E 52. Wind ESE & weather as per days past. AM Employed rattling down the Rigging Fore & Aft. Otherwise under the Boatswain. Soldiers picking Oakum. Squally & hard rain. Lat 3.27N long 22.20W.

Thursday 22nd March 1827.
C&D S12W 30. Light variable winds SbE throughout rain at times. AM Washed the Gun Deck and employed under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Sailmaker on the old Top Gallant Sail. Other Tradesmen as useful. 8 Semen Sick, 5 Soldiers Sick. Lat 3.1N Long 22.25W.

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HC Ship Vansittart towards Bengal

Friday 23rd March 1827.
C&D S32E 61. Variable light winds NNE throughout with hot Sultry weather. Shifted the Main top Gallant Sail with the worst. AM Roused the Chain Cable up and paid it down into the Laz[e]retto to trim Ship. Otherwise under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the old Mizen Top Sail. Washed clothes. Lat 1.29N Long 21.21W.

Saturday 24th March 1927.
C&D S3W 29. Light Variable Airs in the ENE throughout with rain at times. AM Washed the Gun Deck and employed trimming and making Sail. At Noon Mustered the Quarters. Sailmaker as yesterday. Squally rain. 7 Seamen Sick, 6 Soldiers Sick. Lat 1.00N Long 21.23W.

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HC Ship Vansittart towards Bengal

Sunday 25th March 1827.
C&D S1E 47. First & Middle parts light variable SW winds. Latterly steady breeze SE with rain at times. AM Performed Divine Service. At Noon Mustered to Divisions. Taken aback Squally rain. 8 Seamen Sick, 6 Soldiers Sick. Water on Board 25.134 Galls Expended 1.491¾ Remaining 23.642¼. Lat 1.17S Long 21.20W.

Monday 26th March 1827.
C&D ---- 124. Fine SE Trade and pleasant weather. AM People employed going through the Ceremony of Crossing the Line. At 1.30pm saw a Strange Sail standing towards us under all Sail. 2.30 Stranger a large Frigate showed a Rear Admiral Flag and French Colours. Hove too Beat to Quarters for action & run the Guns out. At 4pm the Frigate closed & Hove too. Sent our Barge on board. She proved to be the Marie Therese from Rio Jenario to Brest. The Admiral held a long conversation with the Boat from the Quarter Gally Window, but refused to take our letters or to hold any Course Directive. At 4.30pm up Boat, made Sail and secured the Guns. 8 Seamen Sick, 6 Soldiers Sick. Lat 0.20S Long 22.5W.

[Crossed the Equator – see above entry]

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HC Ship Vansittart towards Bengal

Tuesday 27th March 1827.
C&D S33W 126. Steady Trade SEbS throughout and fine weather. Cloudy light rain. Employed shifting the Sheet Cable into the Fore Orlop and under the Boatswain fitting the New Jacks and Sheets. Sailmaker on the old mizen Top Sail. Other tradesmen as most necessary. 10 Seamen Sick, 6 Soldiers Sick. Lat 1.37S Long 21.5W.

Wednesday 25th March 1827.
C&D S411W 123. Steady Trade SEbE throughout and fine weather. Employed Shifting the Small Bower Cable forward to trim the Ship. Otherwise under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Soldiers picking Oakum. Well 12 inches. 10 Seamen Sick, 6 Soldiers Sick. Lat 3.10S Long 26.7W.

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HC Ship Vansittart towards Bengal

Thursday 29th March 1827.
C&D S44W 140. Moderate Trade SEbS throughout and pleasant weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Tradesmen as most useful. Fumigated the Orlop Deck. Soldiers picking Oakum. Split Main Top Sail, Set Main Top Sail. 11 Seamen Sick, 7 Soldiers Sick. Well 14 inches Strange Sail SE. Lat 5.18S Long 27.59W.

Friday 30th March 1827.
C&D S23W 139. First & Middle parts Fresh Trade. Latter more moderate, cloudy with fine weather. AM People employed under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most useful. Scrubbed the New Main Sail. 11 Seamen Sick, 7 Soldiers Sick. Lat 7.31S Long 29.17W.

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HC Ship Vansittart towards Bengal

Saturday 31st March 1827.
C&D S9W 121. A Moderate Trade ESE throughout and pleasant weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain at Junk Work. At Noon Exercised the Great Guns and Small Arms. Tradesmen as most useful. Lat 9.28S Long 29.34W.

Sunday 1st April 1827.
C&D S17W 163. Fresh Trade EbN throughout and pleasant weather. AM Performed Divine Service. At Noon Mustered to Divisions. Shifted the Mizen Top Sail with the Worst. Water on Board 23.642¼ Galls Expended 1.509¾ Remaining 22.132½. 10 Seamen Sick, 5 Soldiers Sick. Lat 11.42S Long 30.24W.

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HC Ship Vansittart towards Bengal

Monday 2nd April 1827.
C&D S16W 156. Strong Trade SEbE throughout and fine weather. Well 24 inches. AM People employed under the Boatswain making Matts and scrubbing the Ship’s Side. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Main Top Sail. Other Tradesmen as most requisite. 10 Seamen Sick,5 Soldiers Sick. Lat 14.221S Long 31.1W.

Tuesday 3rd April 1827.
C&D S4E 165. Pleasant Trade SEbE throughout and fine weather. Employed under the Boatswain making Matts for Mizen Rigging, Tradesmen as most useful. Fresh Breeze & Squally. 9 Seamen Sick. 5 Soldiers Sick. Lat 17.15S Long 30.32W.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Wednesday 4th April 1827.
C&D S13E 158. Moderate Trade East throughout and fine weather. Squally rain. AM Scrubbed the Hammocks, washed the Gun Decks and under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Tradesmen as most necessary. At Noon Mustered to Quarters. 9 Seamen Sick, 5 Soldiers Sick. Lat 19.35S Long 29.59W.

Thursday 5th April 1827.
C&D S40E 127. A Pleasant Trade throughout with rain in the latter pert. People variously employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Main Top Sail. At 1pm turned the Hands out and punished Stephen Gaskill with 18 lashes for disobedience of Orders & excessive insolence to Mr Skinner, Midshipman. At 4.30am Trinidada [Lat 20.5 South off the coast of Brazil] 14 Miles bearing SW. Squally rain. At 6am Martin Vas Rocks SE½E. At Noon Body of Trinidada N76W. Passed within 1½ Miles of the Largest of Martin Vas Rocks N11W without seeing appearance of Shoal Water. Lat 20.52S Long 28.35W.

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Towards Bengal

Friday 6th April 1827.
C&D S45E 167. Fresh Trade Wind NEbN throughout and fine weather. AM Employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Fore Top Sail. Other Tradesmen variously employed. Soldiers picking Oakum. 9 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 22.36S Long 26.37W.

Saturday 7th April 1827.
C&D S45W 92, Variable winds NbW throughout with rain in the first part. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain. Squally rain. Taken aback. Securing the Bower Anchors. Tradesmen as most necessary. 8 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Well 12 – 24 inches. Strange Sail bearing SSE from the Mast Head. Lat 23.29S Long 25.7W.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Sunday 8th April 1827.
C&D S26E 127. North Wind First & middle parts moderate, towards Latter part Squally & rain Frequent Hard Squalls & heavy rain from NE prevented performance of Divine Service. Split Top fore Sail. 7 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 25.23S Long 24.6W.

Monday 9th April 1827.
C&D S34E 160. Strong breeze NE throughput with hard Squalls and heavy rain in the first & middle parts. AM People variously employed making & drying Sails. Sailmaker on the 2nd Fore Top Sail otherwise Tradesmen as useful. PM Thunder with Lightning. 9 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Shifted the Fore Sail with the best & Jib with best. Lat 27.36S Long 21.46W.

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Towards Bengal

Tuesday 10th April 1827.
C&D S44E 200. Strong Winds throughout NE and fine weather. Carried away Larboard Lower & Top Mast Studding Sails Booms & Split the Sails. AM People variously employed. Sailmaker as yesterday. Carpenter making a new Lower Studding Sail Boom. Armourer at the Forge. Rove new Tiller Ropes. 9 Seamen Sick, 5 Soldiers Sick. Lat 29.28S Long 19.19W.

Wednesday 11th April 1827.
C&D S53E 172. Fresh Breeze NNE throughout and fine weather. AM washed the Gun Deck & under the Boatswain. Lightning at SW. At daylight Strange Sail abeam, which proved to be the H.C.S. Hythe. 11 Seamen Sick, 6 Soldiers Sick. Lat 30.57S Long 16.39W.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Thursday 12th April 1827.
C&D S54E 155. Winds & weather as yesterday, People variously employed and filling Salt Water. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Fore Top Sail. Other Tradesmen as useful. Hove too and sent our boat on board the HCS Hythe. Strange Sail bearing WSW. At 6am the HCS Windsor & Hythe in Company. 9 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 32.0S Long 13.50W.

Friday 13th April 1827.
C&D S77E 171. First part steady breeze NWbW Middle Squally & rain. Latter Fresh Breeze and fine weather. Hythe SSE Windsor East. AM People employed as per Log and securing the Starboard Waist Anchors. Tradesmen as useful. 9 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 32.6W.

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Towards Bengal

Saturday 14th April 1827.
C&D S86E 168. Fresh South Winds throughout and fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain. Carpenter making a new Gaff. Other Tradesmen as before. 9 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Windsor & Hythe West. Lat 32.4N Long 6.38W.

Sunday 15th April 1827.
C&D S71E 88. Moderate South Winds throughout with heavy Swell from the Southward. The unsettled state of the weather prevented Divine Service. At 4.30pm Hove too & sent our boat to the Hythe. At 5.10 up boat and made Sail. 10 Seamen Sick, 5 Soldiers Sick. Water on Board 20.667¾ Galls Expended 1.459¾ Remaining 19.208. Lat 32.28S Long 4.39W.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Monday 16th April 1827.
C&D S48E 122. Moderate Winds throughout and pleasant weather. Hythe SEbS, Windsor SSE. AM employed as per Log. Carpenter repairing the Barge. Sailmaker on the Old Lower Studding Sail. Armourer making Loops for the New Gaff. Shifted the Fore Sail with the New One & Fore Top Sail with 2nd best. 11 Seamen Sick, 5 Soldiers Sick. At Noon Capt. Proctor of the Windsor came on board. Lat 33.51S Long 2.33W.

Tuesday 17th April 1827.
C&D S67E 141. A Fresh Breeze NW throughout and fine weather. Well 23 inches. At 5pm Confined in Irons J. Puddicombe for insolence to Mr Horseman. AM employed getting Provisions up out of the Fore Hold and under the Boatswain. Staying ye Top Mast and setting the Rigging up. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Fore Sail. Other Tradesmen as before. PM Sent Mr Nesbett, Passenger on board the Windsor (with Capt. Proctor same time) at his own request he having stated to me that he had urgent reasons for wishing to visit Madras. 9 Seamen Sick, 5 Soldiers Sick. At 0.30pm Turned the Hands out and Punished the Prisoner with 2 Dozen Lashes. Lat 34.12S Long 00.4W.

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Towards Bengal

Wednesday 18th April 1827.
C&D S67E 173. First part strong North breeze, Middle & Latter parts more moderate and fine weather throughout. AM Washed the Gun Deck and otherwise under the Boatswain & filling Salt Water in Fore Hold to trim Ship. Windsor & Hythe in company. Soldiers Picking Oakum. 9 Seamen Sick, 5 Soldiers Sick. Lat 35.00S Long 2.34E.

Thursday 19th April 1827.
C&D S63E 107. Light Wind throughout chiefly at ye N & E & pleasant weather. Windsor & Hythe in company. AM People variously employed under the Boatswain & Spar Lashing the Booms. Tradesmen as most useful. Tradesmen as most useful. 10 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 35.23S Long 4.57E.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Friday 20th April 1827.
C&D S64E 68. Light ENE Winds throughout and fine weather. Windsor & Hythe in company. Washed Clothes & otherwise under the Boatswain. Light Airs. Carpenter making a New Top Mast Studding Sail Boom. Other Tradesmen as most necessary. 10 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 35.39S Long 6.27E.

Saturday 21st April 1827.
C&D S62E 126. First & Middle parts Light North Winds Latterly fresh breeze & rain. Windsor & Hythe in company. Well 20 inches. AM Washed the Gun Deck & under the Boatswain. Sailmaker Middle Stitching the 2nd best Main Sail. 10 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 36.36S Long 8.52E.

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Towards Bengal

Sunday 22nd April 1827.
C&D S8E 203. Strong Breeze NNE throughout with rain in the first part. Latter Squally. The unsettled state of the weather prevented the performance of Divine Service. 8 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 36.52S Long 13.11E.

Monday 23rd April 1827.
C&D S84E 216. Strong NW breeze throughout with hard Squalls & Rain at times. Windsor & Hythe in company. AM People employed at Junk Work. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Main Sail & making a Mizen Royal. Other Tradesmen as most necessary. 9 Seamen Sick. 5 Soldiers Sick. Squally rain. Lat 36.55S Long 17.07E.

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HCS Vansittart

Tuesday 24th April 1827.
C&D S78E 183. First & Middle parts strong NNW breeze with Squalls & rain. Latter part more moderate with fine weather. AM People employed at Junk Work. Tradesmen as per days past. Soldiers picking Oakum. Windsor in Company. 10 Seamen Sick, 6 Soldiers Sick. Lat 37.22S Long 21.31E

Wednesday 25th April 1827.
C&D S83E 213. Strong NW Breeze throughout and fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Sailmaker with 2nd best Main Sail, Fore & Mizen Royals. Other Tradesmen as most necessary. 13 Seamen Sick, 6 Soldiers Sick. Windsor SSE & Squally. Lat 37.31S Long 25.38E.

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Towards Bengal

Thursday 26th April 1827.
C&D East 181. Variable winds throughout with Squalls & Rain in the first part. AM People employed at Junk Work. Thunder & Lightning. Windsor SEbS. Tradesmen as yesterday. Well 12-15 inches. Up Main Royal Yards. Lat 37.22S Long 27.35E.

Friday 27th April 1827.
C&D S79E 200. Strong Winds WSW throughout and pleasant weather. Under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Sailmaker middle stitching the 2nd best Main Sail. Tradesmen as per days past. Ship Rolling heavy. 10 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 37.26S Long 32.21E.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Saturday 28th April 1827.
C&D S80E 176. A Fresh West Breeze throughout with Rain at times. AM Washed the Gun Deck, scrubbed the Clothes and otherwise under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as yesterday. Ship Rolling heavy at times. Squally & Rain. 13 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 37.54S Long36.57E (obs).

Sunday 29th April 1827.
C&D East 179. Strong NW Breeze throughout with hard Squalls & Rain in the latter part. Employed Shifting Sails prevented performance of Divine Service. Well 12-18 inches. Water on Board 17.787¼ Galls Expended 1.424¾ Remaining 16.362½. 13 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Split the Fore & Mizen Top Sails & Mizen Top Gallant Sail. Shifted them with the best. Lat 37.26S Long 39.56E.

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Towards Bengal

Monday 30th April 1827.
C&D S83E 170. First part light winds. Middle & Latter part hard Squalls and Rain at times. People employed as per Logs. Windsor SbE. Sailmaker on the 3nd best Main Top Gallant Sail & lower Studding Sail. Other Tradesmen as useful. 12 Seamen Sick, 5 Soldiers Sick. Hard Squalls. Lat 37.46S Long 44.50E.

Tuesday 1st May 1827.
C&D S72E 230. First & Middle Parts Fresh NWbN Gale, Latter part variable & hard Rain at NW. AM People variously employed. Sailmaker on the 2nd Main Top Gallant Sail. 12 Seamen Sick 5 Soldiers Sick. No Observations. Lat 38.12S Long 48.50E.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Wednesday 2nd May 1827.
C&D N62E 81. Variable Winds SbW throughout with hard Squalls & Rain at times. AM People variously employed. Staying the Masts & under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most requisite. Lowered the Top Sails. 13 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 37.27S Long 49.44E.

Thursday 3rd May 1827.
C&D N82E 135. Blowing hard SW throughout with Squalls & heavy Rain in the Latter part. Watch variously employed. Tradesmen as most useful. 14 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 37.10S Long 52,44E.

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Towards Bengal

Friday 4th May 1827.
C&D N38E 122. Fresh South Gale throughout with much Rain. Watch employed as per Log. Towards Noon increasing to a strong Gale from the South. Well 24 inches. Incessant rain throughout. Wore Ship. Lat 35.34S Long 54.18E.

Saturday 5th May 1827.
C&D S72E 27. First & Middle parts Fresh Gale. Latter part moderate and fine weather. Bent Main Stay Sail. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck and otherwise under the Boatswain. Blowing in severe & heavy gusts with incessant rain. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Main Top Gallant Sail. 10 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 35.35S Long 54.43E.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Sunday 6th May 1827.
C&D ----. 127. Moderate SSW Breeze throughout with rain at times. AM Performed Divine Service and Mustered to Divisions Reefing Tacking & Fire Stations. Lightning in ye South. 10 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Water on Board 16.362½ Expended 1.494¾ Remaining 14.867¾ . Lat 36.50S (obs) Long 56.32 (obs).

Monday 7th May 1827.
C&D S80E 68. Light SSW variable Winds throughout and fine weather. AM Employed getting provisions up out of the Fore Hold. Otherwise under the Boatswain. Squally & rain. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Fore Top Sail. Gunner scrubbing Paint Work inside. 10 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 37.2S Long 57.58E.

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Towards Bengal

Tuesday 8th May 1827.
C&D N89E 189. First part light variable Airs. Middle & Latter parts fresh breeze N & W with fine weather throughout. AM employed filling Salt Water & rattling down the Main Rigging. Tradesmen as most requisite. 11 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Up Main Royal Masts & Yards. Lat 37.9S Long 64.19E.

Wednesday 9th May 1827.
C&D N75E 179. Strong Breezes throughout chiefly from the Southward with fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as useful. Drizzling Rain SbW. Scrubbed Hammocks. 10 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 37.9S Long 624.19E.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Thursday 10th May 1827.
C&D N75E 173. Fresh Breezes throughout at ye Southward and pleasant weather. AM People employed getting up the Sails up out of the Orlop Deck and under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Jib & Fore Top Sail. Other Tradesmen as useful. 11 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 35.59S Long 67.12E.

Friday 11th May 1827.
C&D ----. 141. Variable Winds throughout. Chiefly from the Southward and fine weather. AM Washed clothes. Employed Stowing the Spirit Room and otherwise under the Boatswain making Nippers. Tradesmen as most requisite. 11 Seamen Sick, 5 Soldiers Sick. Lat 33.23(obs) Long 70.8E(obs).

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Towards Bengal

Saturday 12th May 1827.
C&D N61E 105. Variable Light Winds throughout and pleasant weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as per days past. 12 Seamen Sick, 5 Soldiers Sick. Lat 33.32S Long 71.58E.

Sunday 13th May 1827.
C&D N46E 161. Light variable winds throughout and fine weather. AM Performed Divine Service & Mustered to Divisions, Reefing and Fire Stations. Drizzling Rain. 7 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Water on Board 14.867¾ Expended 1.383¾ Remaining 13.484. Lat 30.4S long 74.12E.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Monday 14th May 1827.
C&D N37E 141. A pleasant Trade SEbE throughout and fine weather. Well 18 inches. Employed getting Spirits up out of the Holds. Fore & Mizen Royal Masts & Yards up. Flying Jib Boom out. Shifted the Fore Top Sail with 2nd best. Tradesmen as most necessary. 8 Seamen Sick, 4 soldiers Sick. Lat 30.47S Long 75.16E.

Tuesday 15th May 1827.
C&D N42E 171. Fresh Trade throughout & fine weather. AM Employed clearing the Tiers and under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Sailmaker middle stitching the 2nd best Main Sail. Cloudy. Other Tradesmen as most useful. 9 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 26.31S Long 77.27E.

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Towards Bengal

Wednesday 16th May 1827.
C&D N31E 180. A Strong SE Trade with fair weather. Rain. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain as per days past. 11 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 23.48S Long 79.27E.

Thursday 17th May 1827.
C&D N20E 210. Strong SE Trade throughout and fine weather. AM Employed birthing [berthing?] the sheet Cable and under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the old Man Sail. Carpenter about the Boats Masts. Fresh breeze & cloudy. 11 Seamen Sick, 6 Soldiers Sick. Lat 20.23S Long 80.28E.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Friday 18th May 1827.
C&D N19E 193. Fresh Trade EbS throughout with Squalls & rain at times. Washed Clothes & otherwise under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most requisite. Soldiers Picking Oakum. 12 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 17.29S Long 80.58E.

Saturday 19th May 1827.
C&D N10W 196. Strong SE Trade throughout and rain at times. AM Washed the Gun Deck & under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as per days past. Well 20 inches. 13 Seamen Sick, 3 Soldiers Sick. Carried away Two Main Gallant Yards found the last to be quite rotten, Carpenter employed fitting a New One. Lat 15.23S Long 81.2E.

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Towards Bengal

Sunday 20th May 1827
C&D N19E 174. Fresh Trade throughout with Squalls & rain in the latter part which prevented the performance of Divine Service. 4pm Strange Sail SE. Crossed the Main Top Gallant Yard. 3pm Hove too sent a boat on board. The Stranger proved to be the Atlas (FT) from Madras bound for London. 7pm Up boat & made Sail. 13 Seamen Sick, 3 Soldiers Sick. Well 14 inches. Lat 11.125S Long 81.46E.

Monday 21st May 1827.
C&D N13E 199. Strong Trade throughout with Squalls & Rain at times. Carried away Fore Top Mast Studding Sail Booms & Yard. Shifted it with the New One. AM Employed birthing the Small Bower Cable & under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most useful. 11 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 8.11S Long 82.19E.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Tuesday 22nd May 1827.
C&D ---- 154. Variable winds throughout with hard rain. AM Employed birthing the Spare Cable & Trimming & making Sail. Carpenter employed altering the Starboard Side the Quarter Deck Hammock Netting. Sailmaker on the Giggar. 11 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 5.40S Long 83.31 (obs).

Wednesday 23rd May 1827.
C&D ---- 101. Light Winds throughout with hard Rain. Employed birthing the Spare Cables and otherwise under the Boatswain. 12 Seamen Sick, 5 Soldiers Sick. Lat 3.8S Long 82.19E.

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Towards Bengal

Thursday 24th May 1827.
C&D N 99. Light variable Eastwardly winds throughout with hard rain at times. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Tradesmen as per days past. Soldiers picking Oakum. 13 Seamen Sick, 4 Soldiers Sick. Lat 1.29 Long 82.12E.

Friday 25th May 1827.
C&D ---- 98. Variable light winds throughout with rain at times. AM Roused the Chain Cable up out of the Lazretto & birthed it. Scrubbed the Ship’s Side. Tradesmen as yesterday. 12 Seamen Sick, 5 Soldiers Sick. Steady breeze SE. Lat 0.22N (obs) Long 82.52E(obs).

[Crossed the Equator]

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HC Ship Vansittart

Saturday 26th May 1827.
C&D N22E 106. First & Middle parts light variable Airs. Latter part Southward fine weather. Shifted the Main Sail with the Old One. Well 20 inches. AM Washed the Gun Deck and otherwise under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the Old Fore Sail Other Tradesmen as before. Soldiers picking Oakum. 12

Sunday 27th May 1827.
C&D N17E 86. A Pleasant Monsoon throughout and fine weather. Well 19 inches. AM Performed Divine Service & at Noon mustered to Divisions reefing Tacking and weighing Anchor. 12 Seamen Sick, 6 Soldiers Sick. Lat 4.44N Long 83.17E.

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Towards Bengal

Monday 28th May 1827.
C&D N11E 202. Fresh Monsoon SWbW throughout & fine weather. AM Employed getting Provisions up out of the Fore Hold into the Lazretto and otherwise under the Boatswain, Carpenter about the Larboard Side the Quarter Deck. Gunner Painting the Top & Lower Masts. 11 Seamen Sick, 6 Soldiers Sick. Lat 7.44N Long 83.56E.

Tuesday 29th May 1827.br> C&D N6W 212. Strong Monsoon throughout and fine weather. AM employed getting up Coals and under the Boatswain. Gunner Painting Starboard Side. Other Tradesmen as yesterday. Fresh breeze. Lat 11.41N Long 84.11E.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Wednesday 30th May 1827.
C&D N11W 210. Strong Monsoon WSW throughout and pleasant weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Bending Cable, Tradesmen as yesterday. Carried away thr Main Top Gallant Studding Sail Boom. Scrubbed Hammocks. 11 Seamen Sick, 6 Soldiers Sick. Lat 15.7N Long 83.45E.

Thursday 31st May 1827.
C&D N4E 145. First part fresh breeze & Middle & Latter parts variable light Winds and hot Sultry weather. AM People employed variously under the Boatswain. Gunner on the Starboard Side. Tradesmen as per days past. 12 Seamen Sick, 7 Soldiers Sick. Lat 17.47N Long 84.31E.

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Towards Bengal

Friday 1st June 1827.
C&D N33E 75. Variable Light Airs with hot weather. AM People employed under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most useful. Soldiers picking Oakum. Sounding Ground 35-25fms. 13 Seamen Sick, 8 Soldiers Sick. 6pm Sunset Extremes of Land to the Northward. Nearest land N40 to the Southward S85W. Lat 18.48N Long 85.30E.

Saturday 2nd June 1827.
C&D N55E 98. Light variable Winds SSE’ly throughout with hot Sultry Weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck otherwise trimming and making Sail. Tradesmen as most necessary. 5.30pm Extremes of land ending in a bluff Point to the Northward. North nearest land N55W. Extremes ditto to the South S80W. 6.40pm Extremes of high land to the Northward N½W. Extremes of land to ye Westward seen at 8.30 bearing NNW. 12 Seamen Sick. 8 Soldiers Sick. Lat 19.44N Long 86.35E.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Sunday 3rd June 1827.
C&D N51E 114. Moderate Winds throughout and fine weather. The duty of the Ship prevented the Performance of Divine Service. Sounding 35fms. Passed a French ship. Hove too & Fired a Gun. Spoke the Brig Ceres of London out 135 days. Filled out all Reefs & made Sail. 12 Seamen Sick, 7 Soldiers Sick. Mr Lemondine Pilot came on board & Took Charge. Lat 20.58 Long 88.25E.

Monday 4th June 1827.
C&D ---- 10. Moderate breezes throughout and hot weather. People as most useful. At 3.30pm Came too with the best Bower in 10 fms water in the East Channel. 11 Seamen Sick, 7 Soldiers Sick. The Light Vessel NbE½E. Assenghan Brig NWbW½W. At Anchor. No obs.

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Saugor Roads

Monday 4th June continued.
At 4.15pm Brought up in Saugor Roads veered away and Moored Ship with half a Cable each way. Found Riding here the HC Ships Repulse, Herefordshire, Duke of York and Buckinghamshire. NB This Log contains 36 hours and ends at Midnight to commence harbour Logs. Saugor Point SbE½E. Kedgeree[Khejuri] light house NWbN.

[End of Sea Log]

[Start of Harbour Journal]

Tuesday 5th June 1827.
A Fresh Breeze at ye South and West with fine weather for the most part. AM Down Top Gallant & Royal Yards. Employed unbending Sails and unreefing running Rigging.

Wednesday 6th June 1827.
A Strong SW Monsoon and fair weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Employed staying the Fore Mast and setting the Rigging up. Tradesmen as most useful.

Thursday 7th June 1827.
Ditto Winds & weather and Starting Salt Water. Employed Rattling down the Fore Rigging. 1pm Disembarked the troops on board the Ganges Steam Boat. Capt. Dalrymple & Passengers left the Ship. Arrived the HCS Windsor.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Friday 8th June 1827.
Winds and weather as per days past. AM Washed Clothes. Employed under the Boatswain, Carpenter on the Starboard Waist. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd best Main Top Sail. Arrived here the HC Ship Ingles.

Saturday 9th June 1827.
Throughout a moderate Monsoon and fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Employed setting ye Main & Mizen Top Mast Rigging and rattling it down. Delivered the Passengers Baggage. Tradesmen as per days past.

Sunday 10th June 1827.
South Winds and hot Weather. AM Washed the Upper Deck. At Noon mustered the Ship’s Company.

Monday 11th June 1827.
Light Winds throughout with Sultry weather. Employed setting the Rigging. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Main Top Sail. Other Tradesmen as before.

Tuesday 12th June 1827.
Winds and Weather as yesterday. People employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the best Mizen Top Sail. Other Tradesmen as before. Arrived here the HC Ship Scaleby Castle.

Wednesday 13th June 1827.
Moderate winds throughout and rain at times. Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain rigging the Lower & Top Sail Yards. Tradesmen as per days past.

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Saugor Roads

Thursday 14th June 1827.
Moderate Monsoon throughout with rain at times. Employed getting the Masts down fitting the Fore Top Mast rigging and discharged the Sloop with Company’s Cargo. Found the fore Top Mast spring in the Cross Trees. Draft of Water Fwd 21.6 Aft 22.3.

Friday 15th June 1827.
Throughout a moderate monsoon with sultry weather. AM Washed clothes. Unstowed the Larboard Booms to get the Fore Top Mast out. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Fore Top Sail.

Saturday 16th June 1827.
Ditto Winds & Weather. AM Scrubbed Hammocks and washed the Gun Deck. Employed delivering Private Trade. Boatswain on the Rigging. Carpenter about the Starboard Waist. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd best Fore Top Sail.

Sunday 17th June 1827.
Throughout variable winds and hard rain at times. AM Washed the Upper Deck.

Monday June 18th.
A fresh wind mostly from the Northward with hard rain. Employed clearing the Hold & under the Boatswain.

Tuesday 19th June 1827.
Throughout a strong Gale from the SW with heavy rain at times which prevented the Sloop coming alongside. Employed clearing the Orlop Deck and the Fore Hold. Boatswain fitting the Top Gallant Rigging. Tradesmen as per days past.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Wednesday 20th June 1827.
Moderate Winds throughout and fine weather. Boatswain fitting the Top Gallant Rigging. Carpenter on the Starboard Waist and employed clearing the Fore Hold.

Thursday 21st June 1827.
Light winds throughout with hot sultry weather and rain at times. Boatswain employed getting the Beer out of the Brig John Protter. who sunk. Tradesmen as most necessary.

Friday 22nd June 1827.
Winds and weather as yesterday. People employed in the Hold and got of Beer. Tradesmen as yesterday.

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Saugor Roads

Tuesday 26th June 1827.
Light winds throughout with Hot Sultry weather. Employed clearing the Fore Orlop and about the Rigging. Carpenter about the Starboard Waist. Cooper shaking Butts. Confined in Irons John Rider Gunner’s Mate and James Strickland seamen for mutinous conduct and trying to persuade the People not to come out on Deck when the Hands were turned up.

Wednesday 27th June 1827.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Employed discharging HC Cargo and about the Rigging. Carpenter building up the Starboard Waist. Armourer about the Hammock Stancions. [Stanchions] Confined in Irons James Hashan Quarter Master. Draft of Water Fwd 20.0 Aft 23.2.

Thursday 28th June 1827.
Variable Winds throughout with rain in the latter. Washed Clothes and Gun Deck otherwise about the Rigging. Tradesmen as before. Condemned the Old Fore Top Mast. Sawyers cutting it into Planks.

Friday 29th June 1827.
Westerly Winds throughout and much rain. People employed under the Boatswain and in the Hold. Sailmaker on the 2nd Main Top Gallant Sail. Other Tradesmen as most requisite. Sawyer on the Top Mast.

Saturday 30th June 1827.
Winds and weather as yesterday. Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as per days past.

Sunday 1st July 1827.
Moderate Westerly Winds throughout and rain ay times. AM Washed and cleaned Ship throughout. Passed by the Ship a Wreck supposed to be the John of London.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Monday 2nd July 1827
Light variable winds throughout and rai. People as most necessary. Tradesmen as per days past. Sawyers on the Fore Top Mast. A 6pm Confined in Irons John Burke Seaman for repeated laziness and skulking off deck when the hands were turned out.

Tuesday 3rd July 1827.
Light monsoon throughout with rain in the first part. Employed getting the bread up and stowing it in the Gun Deck. Boatswain about the Rigging. Carpenter on the Starboard Waist nettings. Sailmaker on the best Jib. Draft of Water Fwd 20.0 Aft 22.10.

Wednesday 4th July 1827.
Light Winds throughout and fine weather. Washed & scrubbed Hammocks & Clothes & Gun Deck. About the Rigging. At 12 Came alongside the John Palmer for Private Trade. Tradesmen as per days past.

Thursday 5th July 1827.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Employed delivering Stores and Hon Comp’s Bales of Cloth and about the Rigging. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Top Sail & other Tradesmen as before. At 5pm departed this life Richard Phillips Seaman.

Friday 6th July 1827.
At Noon Capt. Dalrymple came on board & having convicted John Ryder, James Strickland & James Hasham of the crime of Mutiny & of endeavouring to excite a general mutiny throughout the Ship, by a large body of evidence turned the hands out & punished them as follows: John Rider 3 dozen, James Strickland 4 dozen, James Hasham 1½ dozen & confined them again. Also punished A. Fraser Seaman & John Burke Seaman the first with 1½ & the 2nd with 1 dozen for crimes committed as per Log.

Moderate variable Winds throughout and pleasant weather. At 11am came alongside the Sloop Endeavour for the Cargo. Employed delivering the same and under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as yesterday. At 1.30pm Committed the body of Richard Phillips to the deep with the usual Ceremony.

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New Anchorage

Saturday 7th July 1827.
Fresh Monsoon throughout and fine weather. Stayed the Fore Mast and set the rigging up. Washed the Gun Deck. Tradesmen as before. Sail from here the HCS Repulse Draft of Water Fwd 20.0 Aft 20.6.

Sunday 8th July 1827.
Moderate Monsoon throughout and pleasant weather. At 3pm Sailed from here the HCS Herefordshire.

Monday 9th July 1827.
Westerly winds throughout and pleasant weather. People variously employed. Carpenter repairing the Larboard Cutter. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Fore Sail.

Tuesday 10th Jul 1827.
Fresh Monsoon and fine weather. Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Tradesmen as yesterday.

Wednesday 11th July 1827.
Winds and weather as yesterday. AM Washed Clothes and under the Boatswain. Employed clearing the after Hold. Sent the Barge for a trip of water. Carpenter completing the Starboard Waist. Sailmaker middle stitching the Mizen & making a Gig’s Cover. At 5pm Departed this life John Thompson Seaman. Released the Prisoners from Irons.

Thursday 12th July 1827.
Fresh Breeze throughout and pleasant weather. Employed blacking down the lower rigging & Lower & Top Yards. Carpenter about the Fore Castle Rails. Sailmaker on the best Fore Sail. Sent the body of John Thompson about one mile from the Ship & Committed it to the deep with the usual Ceremony.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Friday 18th July 1827.
Light Westerly Winds throughout and warm weather. Washed Clothes. Sent Barge for a trip of Water and under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as yesterday. At 4pm Departed this life John Parker Ord. Seaman.

Saturday 14th July 1827.
Variable Winds throughout with small rain in the Middle part. Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most useful. At 7am Sent the body of John Parker about a mile from the Ship and committed him to the deep with the usual Ceremony.

Sunday 15th July 1827.
Light variable winds & rain at times. Sent the Barge for a trip of Water.

Monday 16th July 1827.
Variable NE’ly winds throughout and hard rain. Employed receiving Cotton on Acct of the Compy and Stowing in the Hold. Tradesmen as most requisite.

Tuesday 17th July 1827.
NE’ly Winds and rain. Employed delivering HC Cargo and Stowing in the Hold. Tradesman as past.

Wednesday 18th July 1827.
NE’ly winds throughout and passing showers. AM Received a Sloop of Cotton on Acct of the Hon Compy. Employed getting it in and Stowing it the Hold. Tradesmen as most useful. Swayed ye Mizen Top Mast up & Crossed the Top Sail Yards. Draft of Water Fwd 22.0 Aft 20.3.

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New Anchorage

Thursday 19th July 1827.
Variable SW’ly winds and rain at times. Employed receiving Cotton on Acct of the Hon Compy Stowing in the Hold and under the Boatswain about the Rigging. Sailmaker on the Old Top Gallant Sail. Other Tradesmen as per days past. Sent the Barge for a trip of Water.

Friday 20th July 1827.
SW’ly winds throughout with passing showers. Employed receiving Cotton and discharging Compy’s Cargo, under the Boatswsain reeving running rigging. Tradesmen as most useful.

Saturday 21st July 1827.
Moderate monsoon throughout and fine weather. Employed delivering HC Cargo & Stowing in the Hold. Sailmaker middle stitching the best Main Top Sail. Other Tradesmen as most useful.

Sunday 22nd July 1827.
Light monsoon and rain at times. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Pumped Ship 30 inches.

Monday 23rd July 1827.
Light Winds throughout with much rain. Employed receiving Cotton on Acct of the Hon Compy and discharging HC Shot and Casks of Flints. Boatswain about the Rigging. Tradesmen as before.

Tuesday 24th July 1827.
Fresh Monsoon and fine weather. Receiving Cotton on Acct of the Hon Compy and discharged Shot & Cases on Acct of the Compy. Sent the Barge for a trip of Water. Tradesmen as useful. Sailed from here the HCS York.

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HCS Vansittart

Wednesday July 25th 1827.
Light monsoon throughout an cloudy Weather. AM Swayed the Fore and Main Top Masts up and Crossed ye Yards and employed rattling down the Top Mast Rigging and delivering Shot on Acct of the Compy. Sailed from here the Buckle. Tradesmen as most necessary.

Thursday July 26th 1827.
Moderate winds with small Rain. Employed discharging Hon Compy Cargo and Stowing in the Hold. Tradesmen as most useful. Draft of Water Fwd 21.9 Aft 19.6.

Friday 27th July 1827.
Strong Monsoon throughout and fine weather. Received a Sloop of Cotton and employed Clearing the Orlop deck and under the Boatswain. Received severell Men on Acct of the Ship. Tradesmen as necessary.

Saturday July 28th 1827.
Fresh breeze and fine weather. Employed receiving Cotton and discharging Shot on Acct of the Hon Compy. Stowing in the Hold and under the Boatswain about the Rigging. Sailmaker on the Mizen Top Gallant Sail. Other Tradesmen as before.

Sunday July 29th 1827.
Light monsoon and pleasant weather. Received a Sloop of Water. Draft of Water Fwd 21.9 Aft 20.10.

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New Anchorage

Monday July 30th 1827.
Variable light winds throughout and fine weather. Washed the Gun Deck and employed receiving Cotton on Acct of Captain Dalrymple, and Stowing water in the Main Orlop. Carpenter on the Larboard Waist netting. Swayed ye Top Gallant and Royal Masts up, and Flying Jib boom. Draft of Water Fwd 22.0 Aft 21.0.

Wednesday Aug 1st 1827.
Light winds and fine weather. AM Stayed the Top Masts, Top Gallant Masts and Set the Rigging up Fore & Aft. Received a Sloop of Cotton and employed Stowing in the Hold. Carpenter on Larboard Waist netting. Armourer at the Forge. Sailmaker on the Mizen Top Gallant Sail. At 11pm Departed this Life John Burke Seaman. Depth of Water Fwd 22.4 Aft 21.6.

Thursday August 2nd 1827.
Light winds and much Rain at ye Westward. AM Washed clothes and Stowing the Booms.

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HC Vansittart

Friday August 3rd 1827.
Fresh Monsoon and Rain. Employed cleaning the After Orlop, Bent the Top Sails and Courses, Tradesmen as most necessary. Draft of Water Fwd 23.3 Aft 21.3

Saturday August 4th 1827.
Moderate breeze throughout and passing Showers. Received a Sloop of Cotton on Acct of the Commander. Crossed Top Gallant Yards and bent the Sails. Employed trimming the Ship by the Stern. Tradesmen as most Requisite. At 11.45pm Departed this life Andrew Inglis Quarter Master. Pumped Ship 36 inches. Mr Black joined the Ship. Draft of Water Fwd 22.6 Aft 22.0.

Sunday August 5th 1827.
Light winds with hot Sultry Weather. Washed the Gun Deck. Received Cotton & Stores. Capt. Dalrymple joined and Mr Rawes Purser with the Company’s Dispatches. Run from the Ship Mr Gordon, Capt’ns Clerk & John Barker Carddy Servant. Draft of Water Fwd 22.6 Aft 22.6.

Monday August 6th 1927.
Light NE’ly winds and fine weather. At 4am Mr Black came on Board and took charge, unmoored the Ship and hove into 42fms on the best Bower.

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New Anchorage

Tuesday August 7th 1827.
First & middle parts NE’ly winds, latter at ye Eastwards with threatening weather. At 6am Weighed and made Sail, and Run down half way between Middle Ground Buoy and Upper Buoy in the Gasper Channel, winds hauling more to the Eastward put about and Stood back to the Sauger points, and Anchored in 8½ fms water with Best Bower and gave her 50fms of Cable. Got the Top Mast Studding Sail booms off the yards and housed the Royal Masts.

Thursday August 9th 1827.
Light variable winds throughout and hot Sultry Weather. At 10am hove short and made Sail. At 12 it falling calm furled Sails and gave the Ship 45fms Cable on the Best Bower. Sent John Stewart Seaman to the Hospital in Calcutta.

Friday August 10th 1827.
Light winds at ye S & W and fine Weather. At Daylight Sighted the Anchor found a Round turn round the Stock. Brought up with small Bower in ¼ less 5fms and gave her 40fms. At Noon Furled Sails and Set the Top Mast & Top Gallant Rigging up Fore & Aft. Tradesmen as most Requisite.

Saturday August 11th 1827.
Winds from the S & W with drizzling Rain. Washed clothes and employed paying the Sails down into the Main Hold. Tradesmen as most useful.

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HC Vansittart

Sunday August 12th 1827.
Light winds S & W’d with much Rain.

Monday August 13th 1827.
Moderate SW’ly winds and fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Decks and under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Tradesmen as most useful.

Tuesday August 14th 1827.
SW’ly winds and fine weather. Employed Scrubbing the Outside and under the Boatswain Knotting Yarns. Loosed the Sails to Dry. Tradesmen at their various occupations.

Wednesday August 15th 1827.
SW’ly wind and Rain. AM Scrubbed Hammocks and under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Tradesmen as most useful. Pumped Ship 28 inches.

Thursday August 16th 1827.
Winds and weather as yesterday. People employed at Junk Work and Scrubbing the Paint Work on the Gun Deck. Carpenter repairing the gratings. Armourer at the Forge. Cooper making Buckets.

Friday Aug 17th 1827.
SW Winds with hard Squalls and much Rain. Scrubbed Clothes and at Junk Work. Carpenter making a Top Gallant Studding Boom.

Saturday August 18th 1827.
Moderate SW wind and fine weather. Washed the Gun Deck and loosed Sails to Dry. Tradesmen variously employed.

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New Anchorage

Sunday August 19th 1827
Winds & weather as yesterday. AM Performed Divine Service. At 11.30am weighed and hauled out to the Westward and Brought up with the Small Bower in 5 fms. S.E.P. Sauger EbN. The wreck of the Sophia NWbW, Upper Buoy of the Gasper SE ½ S. At 2.30 Furled Sails.

Monday August 20th 1827.
Light SW winds and fine weather. At 8am Weighed and made Sail and worked through the Gasper Channel, least water ¼ less 5fms. NB This log end at Noon and contains 12 hours to commence Sea Log.

[End of Harbour Journal]

[Start of Sea Log]

Towards Penang

Tuesday August 21st 1827.
C&D S16E 110. 2pm passed the Reef Buoy. 4.30 Passed the Floating Light Buoy. 8pm Mr Black Pilot left the Ship. A moderate Monsoon Winds SEbE throughout and fine weather. Bent the Flying Jib. AM Stowed the anchors, unbent the Sheet and Small Bower Cables and paid the Ranges down and Anchor Gier. Sailmaker on the best Main Top Sail. Other Tradesmen as useful. Lat 20.7N (obs) Long 89.16E (obs).

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HC Vansittart

Wednesday Aug 22nd 1827.
C&D S16 110. Light SW monsoon throughout and fine weather. People variously employed under the Boatswain. Pumped Ship 12 inches. Gunner painting the Boats. Tradesmen as most Requisite. Lat 18.47N Long 90.8E.

Thursday Aug 23rd 1827.
C&D S16E 101. Strong SW breeze throughout with hard Squalls and much Rain in the latter part. People variously employed. Lat 17.30N Long 90.25E.

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Towards Penang

Friday Aug 24th 1827.
C&D S30E 87. Blowing hard throughout with Squalls and Rain. People variously employed Carpenter repairing the Second Launch. Other Tradesmen as most requisite. Lat 16.15N Long 90.59E.

Saturday August 25th 1827.
C&D S38E 111. Strong breeze throughout with hard Squalls and Rain. Watch variously employed. Cooper repairing Butts. Other Tradesmen as most necessary. A strange Sail Standing to the S’d & E’d. Lat 14.38N Long 92.35E.

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Sunday August 26th 1827.
C&D S50E 65. Moderate SW winds throughout with Rain at times. The unsettled appearance of the weather prevented the performance of Divine Service. At 6pm North end of the Great Cocos due East, South end of ditto S74E distance about sixteen miles. At daylight Little Cocos just in sight from the Poop S10W, body of Cocos S25E. Table Island off the North end S42E. Lat 13.56N Long 93.28E.

Monday Aug 27th 1827.
C&D S23E 147. Fresh breeze throughout with hard Squalls at times and much rain in the latter part. Island of Narcondam [in the Andaman Sea] bearing ESE at 6.30 NEbE½E. Watch employed trimming and making Sail. Tradesmen as most Requisite. Lat 11.38N Long 94.49E.

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Towards Penang

Tuesday August 28th 1827.
C&D S27E 167. First part light winds WSW and Rain. Middle & Latter parts fresh breezes and fine weather. People variously employed. Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Fore Top Sail. Other Tradesmen as most requisite. Lat 9.11N Long 96.5E.

Wednesday August 29th 1827.
C&D S29E 160. Strong breeze WSW throughout with hard Squalls and Rain at times. People variously employed under the Boatswain and getting the Sails up out of the Hold. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Fore Top Sail. Carpenter about the Larboard waist nettings. Lat 7.9N Long 97.55E.

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HCS Vansittart

Thursday August 30th 1827.
C&D S50E 85. Fresh WSW breeze and fine. Up Royal Masts. At 6pm The Island of Pulo Bouton S78E. Crossed Royal Yards. Variable light winds throughout with Rain at times. AM Bent the Sheet & Small Bower Cables & otherwise under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as yesterday. Gunner painting the Ship Outside. Lat 6.16N Long 99.8E.

Friday August 31st 1827.
C&D S48E 34. Variable light winds throughout and fine weather. People variously employed. Gunner painting the Outside of the Ship. Sounding 32fms. Light Airs. At 9.15am Pulo Bouton 39 W’d. Pulo Penang S51E. Noon Pulo Bouton N32W. Lat 5.53N Long 99.40E.

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Towards Penang

August 31st 1827 Continued.
Moderate Breeze and fair weather. At 9.30pm Brought up with the Best Bower in 5½ fms water and gave her 30fms of Cable. This Log contains 36 hours and ends at Midnight to commence Harbour Logs.

[End of Sea Log]

[Start of Harbour Journal]

Saturday September 1st 1827.
At 5am weighed and made Sail and worked into Penang Harbour. At 11.30am brought up in Penang Harbour with the Best bower in 8fms water. Veered away to half Cable. Flag Staff NW½W.

Sunday Sept 2nd 1827.
Light variable winds and fine weather. Employed cleaning Ship. Sent the empty Butts on Shore.

Monday Sept 3rd 1827.
Wind and weather as yesterday. AM Stayed the Fore Mast & Fore Top Mast and set the Rigging up. Employed taking in Beetle [Betel] Nut on Acct of the Capt. And received 16 Butts of Water. Gunner over the Starboard Side. Received 20 Chinamen as Charter party passengers.

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HCS Vansittart

Tuesday Sept 4th 1827.
Variable light winds throughout and rain at times. Employed receiving Betel Nut and under the Boatswain. Carpenter on the Larboard waist nettings. Gunner painting inside. Scrubbed Hammocks & Clothes and under the Boatswain.

Wednesday Sep 5th 1827.
Light winds throughout and much Rain. Employed receiving Betel Nut and under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as necessary. Pumped Ship 24 inches.

Thursday Sept 6th 1827.
Winds and weather as yesterday. Received on Board Rattans on Acct of the Captain. Washed the Gun Deck. Gunner painting inside, Other Tradesmen as most requisite. Depth of Water Fwv 23.6 Aft 22.6.

Friday Sept 7th 1827.
Variable light Airs and Rain throughout. Two Boats of Pepper on Acct of Capt. Dalrymple. And under the Boatswain. Carpenter employed wedging the Tiller up outside. Other Tradesmen as most necessary. Draft of Water Fwd 12.6 Aft 22.9.

Saturday Sept 8th 1827.
Light Airs and much Rain. AM Washed the Gun Deck & otherwise variously employed. Carpenter as yesterday.

Sunday Sept 9th 1827.
Moderate winds and Calms throughout and fine weather. Arrived here the Heroine Country Ship. Draft of Water Fwd 23.5 Aft 22.9.

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Penang

Monday Sept 10th 1827.
Light winds throughout and fine weather. Loosed Sails to Dry and under the Boatswain. Received 11 Cases of Muskets, Government Stores for Malacca & Singapore. Confined in Irons Daniel Moore for Theft.

Tuesday Sept 11th 1827.
Winds and weather as yesterday. Weighed and dropped outside. Sailed from here the Windsor. At Noon falling calm anchored with the Small Bower in 8fms.

Wednesday Sept 12th 1827.
At Daylight weighed and dropped out with the tide it being a perfect calm. 4.30pm Brought up with the Best Bower in ¾ less 7fms. Squally & hard Rain.

Thursday Sept 13th 1827.
At 4am weighed and made all Sail. Light variable Airs and calms with Sultry weather. People variously employed. Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Fore Top Sail. Gunner painting the Stern, NB This Log contains 12 hours and ends at Noon to commence the Sea Log. Received on Board Lieut. Col. Baynes and Mr Patullo as Passengers to Singapore.

[End of Harbour Journal]

[Start of Sea Log]

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HCS Vansittart

Friday Sept 14th 1827.
C&D ---- 42. Light variable Airs with first part , middle squally and rain, latter moderate weather. Tradesmen as yesterday. HC Ship Scaleby Castle in Company. NW Extreme of Pulo Penang at ye Poop bearing S½W. Eastern extreme of ditto South. Boutin Island with Queda Peake EbN½N. Northern Boutin NEbN¼ in 13fms. Lat 5.27N (obs) Long 100.7E (obs).

Saturday Sept 15th 1827.
C&D ---- 61. At 4pm Northern part of Prince of Wales Island NNE. South extreme of the Mainland SE. At 6pm North Westerly extremes of Penang N¾E. Soundings 24fms. At 1pm turned the hands out and punished Daniel Moore with 18 lashes for Theft. Variable winds throughout. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain. Lat 4.41N (obs) Long 100.20E (obs).

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Penang to China

Sunday Sept 15th 1827.
C&D S2W 28. Light SW winds throughout and fine weather. AM Performed Divine Service. Body of Pulo Dending EbS. Sounding 34fms. Pulo Javia from the Main Rigging SE. AM mustered to Divisions, Reefing Tacking and Fire Stations. Lat 4.16N (obs) Long 100.5E.

Monday Sept 17th 1827.
C&D S18E 55. At 0.30pm Pulo Javia SbE Pulo due East. At 6pm Pulo Javia from the Mast Head SWbS. Little Dending S32E. Variable light Airs throughout with much Rain in the latter part. Employed trimming and making Sail. Tradesmen as most Requisite. Lat 5.45N Long 10.15E.

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HCS Vansittart

Tuesday Sep 18th 1827.
C&D S17E 43. At 6pm Pulo Javia N77W. Southward of the Lamberlays N75E. Noon Lamberlays N60E. Moderate SW winds throughout and fine weather. AM People employed under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most useful. Scaleby Castle in Company. Lat 3.20N Long 100.32E.

Wednesday Sept 19th 1827.
C&D S41E 28. At 6pm The Samburlays NbW. Variable south winds and Rain in the middle and latter parts. AM People variously employed. Sailmaker on the best lower Studding Sail. Cooper making Buckets. Other Tradesmen as most necessary. Scaleby Castle in Company. Lat 3.11N Long 100.50E.

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Penang to China

Thursday Sept 20th 1827.
C&D S35E 30. Variable SE’ly light winds throughout and fine weather. People variously employed. Tradesmen as most requisite. HC Ship Scaleby Castle in Company. Lat 2.43N Long 101.25E.

Friday Sept 21st 1827.
C&D ---- 24. At 6pm Brought up with the Best Bower in 17¼fms.Midnight the Ship Swung, The Tide Setting SEbS. At Anchor. Calm. Light variable Airs throughout with hot Sultry weather. 5.30am Weighed & made Sail. AM Washed Clothes & otherwise employed. Carried away Fore Royal Yards. At 9.30am Brought up with the Kedge in 19fms. Lat 2.51N (obs) Long 100.51E (obs).

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HCS Vansittart

Saturday Sept 22nd 1827.
C&D ---- 18. Variable light Airs and fine weather. Employed trimming & making Sail. HC Ship Scaleby Castle in Company. At 1.30pm weighed the Kedge and made all Sail. At 3.30pm let go the Kedge and parted the Hawser. 30fms from the end. Taken aback. At 7pm brought up with the Small Bower in 13fms. Ship Swung at Anchor. At 8.30am Weighed and made Sail. Lat 2.49N (obs) Long no obs.

Sunday Sept 23rd 1827.
C&D ---- 31. Light winds throughout and Rain.At 2.30pm weighed and made Sail. At Sunset Parcelar Hill N70E. West end of Pulo N39E. Calm Soundings 23fms. At 9.30pm anchored with the Small Bower in 16fms water. The Ship Swung. The unsettled state of the weather prevented the performance of Divine Service. HC Ship Scaleby Castle in Company. At 5am weighed & made Sail. Lat & Long no obs.

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Penang to China

Monday Sept 24th 1827.
C&D ---- 56. Light winds throughout and fine weather. At 10.30am brought up with the small Bower in Malacca Roads. People variously employed. Saw a Strange Sail which turned out to be the Cashimore [Cashmere ?]. Scaleby Castle not in sight. Well 18 inches. West end of Fishers Island N65W. Malacca Flag Staff N52E. Outer water Island SE. Shifted the Fore Top Sail with the 2nd Best. At Sunset Parcelar Hill N6W. Extremes of Land to the Northward. N25W. Cape Rachado S69E . Lat & Long No obs.

Tuesday Sept 25th 1827.
C&D ---- 24. Light Airs throughout & fine weather. At Anchor. At 5.30pm weighed and made Sail, wind falling light Brought up with the Small Bower in 13fms. People under the Boatswain. Sailmaker middle stitching the Best Fore Top Sail. At Anchor. Variable light Airs. At 4.30am weighed and made Sail. Lat & Long no obs.

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HCS Vansittart

Wednesday Sept 26th 1827.
C&D ---- 45. Variable light NE winds and Calms throughout and fine weather. 2.30pm Let go the Kedge in 32fms of water. At 8.30pm weighed and made Sail Washed Gun Deck and under the Boatswain. Strange Sail in sight. Lat 1.44N (obs) Long 102.40E (obs).

Thursday Sept 27th 1827.
C&D ---- 62. Moderate Winds throughout and fine weather. Anchored with the Kedge in 25fms. At 5.30pm weighed the Kedge and made Sail. Employed rattling down the Fore and Main Rigging. Sailmaker on the Fore Top Sail. Armourer at the Forge. Midnight Mount Formosa NE¼N. At 9.30am tacked in 7fms Mount Formosa bearing NW. Stood into Southward and had soundings in 7,8,9 & 10fms. Lat 1.29N (obs) Long 103.0.30E.

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Penang to China

Friday Sept 28th 1827.
C&D ---- 52. Light variable ESE Airs throughout with hot Sultry weather. At 6pm Brought up with the Kedge in 16fms. AM Washed Clothes and otherwise under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most requisite. At 11.30pm the Ship Swung on the flood. At 4am weighed and made Sail. Lat 1.32N (obs) Long 103.7.15E (obs).

Saturday Sept 29th 1827.
C&D ---- 59. Moderate light winds throughout and fine weather. Brought up with the Kedge in 8fms. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as per days past. Midnight weighed and made Sail. Lat 1.21N (obs) Long 103.17.45E (obs).

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HC Ship Vansittart

Sunday Sept 30th 1827.
C&D ----. Variable light winds throughout with small Rain at times. The necessary duty of the Ship prevented the performance of Divine Service. At 8pm brought up with the Kedge in 16fms. At Anchor. At 4.30am weighed and made Sail. HC Ship Scaleby Castle in Company. Lat & Long no obs.

Monday October 1st 1827.
C&D ---- At 3pm Brought up with ye Small Bower in 9fms. Delivered 3 Bengal Post Office Packets. 1 from Penang, 1 from Malacca, 1 Bundle of Newspapers and 6 loose letters. Variable winds and Rain at times. Found the fore Top Sail Yard Sprung in three places, shifted it with the spare one. Set the Top Mast and Top Gallant Rigging up Fore & Aft. At 9 Anchored with the Small Bower in ½ less 5fms in Singapore Roads. Received a Boat of Rattans. Tradesmen as most useful. Sent 20 empty Butts on Shore. No obs.

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Penang to China

Tuesday Oct 2nd 1827.
C&D ---- At Anchor. Light winds and fine weather. Sent the Military Stores on Shore. Received a Boat of Water and one of Rattans. Tradesmen as most useful. Draft of Water Fwd 23.6 Aft 23.4.

Wednesday Oct 3rd 1827.
C&D ---- 109. First part light winds, middle and latter parts fresh breeze and Rain at times. At 4pm weighed and made Sail. AM Employed birthing the Anchors and Cable and receiving the new lower tacks & sheets. Sailmaker makinga new Poop Awning. 1am Bintang Hill SbW. Other Tradesmen as most requisite. At midnight passed through the South Channel, saw Pedra Branca distinctly with the night glass. At Daylight land in sight. No obs.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Thursday Oct 4th 1827.
C&D N11E 90. Moderate SSW winds throughout and fine weather. Pulo Oar West. AM employed spar lashing the booms and otherwise at Junk Work under the Boatswain. Sailmaker middle stitching the best Main Sail. armourer at the Forge. Lat 3.36N Long 105.18E.

Friday Oct 5th 1827.
C&D N28E 113. A fresh SbW monsoon throughout and fine weather. AM Washed clothes and employed Scrubbing the Ships Side and otherwise under the Boatswain drawing yarns. Cloudy with Rain. Tradesmen as most necessary. Lat 5.22N Long 106.31E.

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Penang to China

Saturday Oct 6th 1827.
C&D N38E 77. First part fresh SWbS breeze middle and latter light Airs and Calm. Pumped Ship 13 inches. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain fitting new Rigging to the Giggar. Sailmaker middle stitching the best Fore Top Sail. Other Tradesmen as most useful. Lat 5.55N Long 106.54E.

Sunday Oct 7th 1827.
C&D N45E 47. Light Airs SWbS throughout with hot Sultry weather. AM Performed Divine Service and mustered to Divisions, Reefing etc. Lat 6.25N Long 107.21E.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Monday Oct 8th 1827.
C&D N45E 61. Variable light Airs SEbE throughout and rain in the middle part. AM People employed under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Sailmaker making a New Quarter Deck Awning. Other Tradesmen as most requisite. Lat 7.11N Long 108.19E.

Tuesday Oct 9th 1827.
C&D N45E 63. Light variable NWbN winds throughout with rain at times. AM People employed under the Boatswain working at Junk. Tradesmen as per days past. Chinese picking Oakum. Soundings 55fms. Pumped Ship 12 inches. Lat 7.53N Long 109.1E.

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Penang to China

Wednesday Oct 10th 1827.
C&D N21E 14. Variable winds throughout and fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck and otherwise under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Sailmaker about the Quarter Deck Awning. Calm. Lt 8.7N Long 109.15E.

Thursday Oct 11th 1827.
C&D N70E 75. Variable light SEbE winds throughout and fine weather, AM Roused the Sails up made them up afresh and Stowed the Sails room. Otherwise under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Tradesmen as before. Pumped Ship 12 inches. Lat 9.6N Long 109.12E.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Friday Oct 12th 1827.
C&D N39E 42. Variable ENE winds throughout and passing showers. Pulo Sapata from the Mast Head NbW. Strange Sail from the Mast Head. AM Washed clothes and employed rattling down the Main and Mizen Rigging. Tradesmen as most useful. Lat 9.45N Long 109.40E.

Saturday Oct 13th 1827.
C&D N67W 84. Fresh NEbE breeze throughout and fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Tradesmen as most requisite. Lat 10.18N Long 110.35E.

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Penang to China

Sunday Oct 14th 1827.
C&D ---- 95. Variable NE winds throughout with Squalls and Rain in the latter part. Carried away the Main Royal Yard, and Shifted it with another. The unsettled state of the weather prevented the performance of Divine Service. Lat 11.20N Long 111.11E.

Monday Oat 15th 1827.
C&D N1E 44. Light variable ESE winds with much Rain at times. People variously employed. Carpenter making new top Gallant an Royal Yards. Sound of Thunder & vivid Lightning. Other Tradesmen as for days past. At 12pm Spoke the American Brig Danube from Manilla 8 days and bound to Boston. Lat 111.12N long 11.6E.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Tuesday Oct 16th 1827.
C&D N23E 44. Moderate NEbN winds throughout. AM employed getting the Anchors higher up and under the Boatswain. Carpenters making a New Fore Top Gallant Yard. Sailmaker about a Suit of Sails for the Barge. Lat 12.34N Long 111.33E.

Wednesday Oct 17th 1827.
C&D N44W 58. Light variable NE winds throughout and fine weather. Taken aback. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain. Carried away Main Top Sail Tye and rove a new one. Lat 13.40N long 111.39E.

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Penang to China

Thursday Oct 18th 1827.
C&D NE 85. Winds NEbE throughout with Squalls and rain in the latter part. Carried away Fore Top Gallant Mast and shifted it with a spare one. Employed trimming the Ship by the Stern and under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as per days past. Lat 13.38N Long 111.30E.

Friday Oct 19th 1827.
C&D N59W 128. Fresh breezes NEbE throughout with hard Squalls and Rain at times. Wore Ship. AM Washed Clothes and under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most necessary. Struck the Royal Masts and Jib Boom in and lower Booms under Anchors. Lat 14.4N Long 111,5E.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Saturday Oct 20th 1827.
C&D S51E 98. Strong NEbN winds throughout with Squalls at times. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Tradesmen as most requisite. At Noon held a consultation of Officers when the following opinion was the result. As the NE monsoon appears to have fairly settled and with Strong Southerly currents we do have the possibility of being able to beat up China Sea, unless than a month from this time and having only three weeks Water on Board we are unanimously of the opinion that our best plan is to put into one of the Harbours on the Coast of Cochin, China for the purpose of filling up on our Water and proceed there by the Palawan Coast [The Philippines] or up the China Seas as may appear most expedient. Lat 13.37N Long 111.38E.

Sunday Oct 21st 1827.
C&D N71W 117. At 1pm Tacked and bore up to Xuandare[?]. A fresh breeze throughout and rain at times from the N & E. The Duty of the Ship prevented the performance of Divine Service. Squally with Rain. Bent the Bower Cables. Lat 14.28N Long 109.37E.

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Penang to China

Monday Oct 22nd 1827.
C&D ----. Winds NE. At 3pm Abreast of Pulo Cambin saw Nest Island. At 4.30 rounded the Northern extreme within half mile in 12fms during a hard Squall & heavy rain. Steered in West between Nest Island and the north extreme. The water gradually shoaled to ½ less 8fms. It fell Calm as we came in with heavy rain which obliged us to Anchor with the Island off the Cove West ¼ South, which is too far to the Southward, during the North East Monsoon, during the night the wind went all round the Compass with incessant rain. At Daylight sent a Cutter to look for a Watering Place. At 8 she returned and reported a good watering place in a small Bay bearing NbE of the Ship. Sent 2nd Launch and Raft and 20 Butts to the Shore. Employed filling Water and variously about the Rigging. Unbent the courses to repair, Variable winds with Showers at times bearings at Anchor. NW entrance N72E, Southward entrance S29E Nest Island S19E. Island off Vingloin N38, Buoy Rock N45W. Northern entrance to inner Harbour N32W. Western entrance to – N48W. No obs.

[see Page 212 for Instruction on Soundings in the Sunda Strait, Java.]

Tuesday Oct 23rd 1827.
C&D ----. At 3pm the Boat returned with 20 Butts filled. Incessant Rain and variable winds. At daylight sent the remainder of the Butts on Shore. AM Stayed the Masts and set the Rigging up Fore & Aft. No obs.

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HCS Vansittart

Wednesday Oct 24th 1827.
C&D ---- 16. At 1pm the Boats returned with the remainder of the Water. Light variable winds with Squalls & Rain. St 5.30am weighed and made Sail with a light Air from the Northward., AM Unbent the small Bower and paid the Ranges down below. AM Stowed the Best Bower Anchor. Tradesmen as requisite. Lat 13.20N (obs) Long 109.25E (obs).

Thursday Oct 25th 1827.
C&D S14E 176. Fresh NNE Monsoon throughout and rain at times. Up Royal Masts and Yards. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain drawing yarns. Lat 11.13N Long 110.23E.

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Penang to Chine

Friday Oct 26th 1827.
C&D S16E 162. Strong NW breeze throughout with hard Squalls and rain in the latter part. AM Washed clothes and otherwise as necessary. Tradesmen as most useful. Lat 7.46N Long 111.16E.

Saturday Oct 27th 1827.
C&D S62E 155. First and middle parts strong WSW breezes with hard Squalls and much rain latter more moderate and fine weather. split the Main Top Gallant Sail shifted it with ye best. Pumped Ship 12 inches. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd best Main Top Gallant Sail and altering the new Top Gallant Studding Sails. Other Tradesmen as most requisite. Lat 6.39N Long 113.13E.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Sunday Oct 28th 1827.
C&D N76E 95. At 1.30pm Saw the Louisa Shoal from the Deck bearing S3E. Moderate WSW breezes throughout an fine weather. AM Performed Divine Service and Mustered to Divisions reefing Tacking and Fire Stations. Lt 7.9N Long 114.56E.

Monday Oct 29th 1827.
C&D N51E 108. Pleasant SWbW breeze throughout and fine weather. AM Bent the Small Bower Cable and under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Sailmaker on the 2nd Main Top Gallant Sail and Top Gallant Studding Sail., Carpenter about the Boats. At 9.30 saw breakers from the deck bearing W at which time it fell Calm, the Ship drifting towards the breakers. At 9.30 Saw breakers from the deck. At 10 it sprung up a light SW from the ---- with which steered out NbW and cleared the breakers about 3 Miles. At Noon breakers from E to S in patches. Lat 7.55N Long 116.7E.

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Penang to China

Tuesday Oct 30th 1827.
C&D N46E 89. At 2pm placed Mr Crawford 3rd Officer and Mr Horsman 5th ditto under arrest for fighting publicly in the Steerage. At daylight saw the Coast of Palawan bearing from SE½E to ENE. Distance Leagues. Variable NNW light winds throughout and heavy Swells from the N’wd in the latter part. Bent the Sheet Cable and under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as yesterday. Sounding no ground. Lat 9.9N Long 116.55E.

Wednesday Oct 31st 1827.
C&D N20E 20. Light variable WbN Airs and Calms throughout. AM Washd the Gun Deck and otherwise variously employed. Tradesmen as most requisite. Lat 9.33N Long 117.13E.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Thursday November 1st 1827.
C&D N23E 79. Variable winds and calms with hard Squalls at times and Rain. People variously employed under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most useful. Lat 10.58N Long 117.5E (obs).

Friday Nov 2nd 1827.
C&D N38E 79. Light variable South winds throughout and fine weather. AM Washed clothes and Hammocks. Unbent the Sheet Cable and paid all the ranges down off the Gun Deck. Carpenters about the Boats. Sailmaker on the 2nd Main Gallant Sail. Lat 11.33N Long 118.29E.

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Penang to China

Saturday Nov 3rd 1827.
C&D N18E 108. Pleasant NW breeze throughout with fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck & under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Sailmaker fitting the new Awnings. Tradesmen as most requisite. Lat 13.28N Long 118.58E.

Sunday Nov 4th 1827.
C&D N41E 73. First & middle parts moderate wind latter blowing fresh from the NW with hazy weather. The unsettled state of the Weather prevented the performance of Divine Service. Lat 14.30N Long 119.30E.

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The HC Ship Vansittart

Monday Nov 5th 1827.
C&D N 8. And fine weather. First & middle parts blowing hard NNW latter more moderate. Brisk gale. AM People employed under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Sailmaker making Boat Covers. Other Tradesmen as most requisite. At 2.30pm a point of making to the South. NNE the summit of a high mountain NbE, extremes of land North to East. At 4pm Point of Capones Island N29W [Philippines] off ditto N2W. Great Island on the entrance of Subic Bay N20E. North entrance to ditto N10E South ditto S28E. Extremes of land to South about SEbE. Lat 14.35N Long 119.42E.

Tuesday Nov 6th 1827.
C&D N55W 67. First part moderate winds and latter parts strong breezes and heavy Swell from the Northward. Ship pitching deep at times. AM People employed under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Tradesmen as yesterday. Well 12 inches. Got the Royal Masts down on Deck. Lat 15.8N Long 118.52E.

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Penang to China

Wednesday Nov 7th 1827.
C&D N76E 46. Moderate NNE winds and fine weather and heavy Swells from the Northward. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as for days past. Lat 15.12N Long 119.23E.

Thursday Nov 8th 1827.
C&D N5W 35. First part light NbW winds middle and latter parts fresh breezes & fine weather. People variously employed. Sailmaker repairing the old Awnings. Carpenters about the Boats. Lat 15.48N Long 119.30 (obs).

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HC Ship Vansittart

Friday Nov 9th 1827.
C&D N45W 47. Fresh North breeze throughout and pleasant weather. AM Washed clothes and under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as yesterday. At 2pm Adder Island W¼S, Sister Island SEbE, Point Cayman EbN. Lat 16.36N Long 119.4E.

Saturday Nov 10th 1827.
C&D N 50. First & middle parts moderate NNE winds latter fresh breeze and fine weather. Well 16 inches. Spoke the Dutch Ship Vrow Helena from Batavia to China. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most requisite. Shifted the Fore Top Sail with the Best. Lat 17.13N Long 118.57E.

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Penang to China

Sunday Nov 11th 1827.
C&D N35W 162. Strong winds throughout with heavy Swell. The unsettled state of the weather prevented the performance of Divine Worship. At 8.30pm departed this life Edward Dunning, Carpenter. Pumped Ship14 inches. At 10am committed the body of Edward Dunning, Carpenter to the deep with the usual Ceremony. Lat 19.36N Long 117.58E.

Monday Nov 12th 1827.
C&D N41W 168. Strong NEbE breeze throughout and fine weather. Employed as per log. Tradesmen as most necessary. Drizzling rain. Up Royal Masts, yards & Giggar mast, and out Flying Jib Boom and Bent the Sails. Lat 21.48N Long 115.46E.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Tuesday Nov 13th 1827.
C&D ----. Moderate light winds and clear. Bent the Sheet Cables. People variously employed, Gunner painting the Ship outside. Shortened Sail. Tradesmen as most useful. At 6pm saw the Lemus bearing WNW. At 1am passed between the Great Lena & Poolay. Running though the Islands. NB This log contains 36 hours and ends at midnight to commence Harbour logs. Variable and tide running down brought up with the Best Bower in 15fms in the Lantea Passage. No obs.

[End of Sea Log]

[Start of Harbour Journal]

Wednesday Nov 14th 1827.
At 2pm weighed and made Sail and run up to Linteim with a light Southerly breeze. At 8pm anchored in 10fms. Variable winds & fine weather throughout. AM employed shifting the Top Gallant and Royal Masts with the long ones. Tradesmen as most necessary. Gunner over the Larboard Side.

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At China

Thursday Nov 15th 1827.
At 3pm weighed and made Sail in company with the Windsor and Astell. Light variable winds throughout and fine weather. Employed shifting the Top Sails and painting the Ship outside. Tradesmen as useful.

Friday Nov 16th 1827.
At 5 weighed and made Sail and worked up to the 2nd Bar. At 9 crossed the Small Bar, least water ½ 4fms, at 11.30 anchored with the Small Bower in ¼ less 5fms. Moderate winds throughout from the North and West with fine weather. Employed as per log. At 5pm weighed and made Sail. At 10 crossed the 2nd Bar least water ¼ less 4fms. At 11 anchored about one mile above the Bar with the Small Bower in ½ 5fms.

Saturday Nov 17th 1827.
Winds and weather as yesterday. At 9am weighed and made Sail. At 1pm crossed the 1st Bar least water ¼ less 4fms. At 2 Brought up with the Small Bower in 5½ fms in the lower part Whampoa. Pumped Ship 20 inches. People variously employed.

Sunday Nov 18th 1827.
At 7.40am weighed and made Sail. At 8 anchored with ye Best Bower and moored Ship half Cable each way. People employed unreeving the running Rigging and unbending sails. Tradesmen as most requisite. Capt. Dalrymple left the Ship.

Monday Nov 19th 1827.
Variable light winds throughout and fine weather. AM Scrubbed Hammocks washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the worst Main Top Sail. Arrived here the HCS Windsor.

Tuesday Nov 20th 1827.
Light Airs and fine weather. AM Scrubbed clothes and employed filling Bettle [Betel] Nut. Tradesmen as yesterday. Sailed the Kelly Castle for the Bar.

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HCS Vansittart

Wednesday Nov 21st 1827.
Light variable airs with small rain at times. Employed discharging the Chow Chow Chop and filling Bettle Nut. Sent the Packs & Hoops to Whampoa. Caulker caulking the Launch, Carpenters putting up new bulk head to the awning Cabins. Sailmaker as yesterday. Capt. Dalrymple visited the Ship. At 7pm Departed this life John Puddicombe Ord. Seaman.

Thursday Nov 22nd 1827.
Winds as yesterday with cloudy weather. Employed in the Hold and under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as yesterday. Sent the Body of the deceased on shore to be buried at 3pm.

Friday Nov 23rd 1827.
Moderate winds and pleasant weather. Scrubbed clothes & variously employed. Sent the bread up to Whampoa. Tradesmen as before PS 24 inches.

Saturday Nov 24th 1827.
Light NE winds and cloudy weather. AM People employed in the Hold and at Junk Work. Tradesmen as most requisite.

Sunday November 25th 1827.
Resh winds and fine weather. Washed & cleaned Ship throughout. PS 10 inches. Arrived here the H.C. Ship Inglis.

Monday Nov 26th 1827
Moderate light winds throughout and fine weather. Employed discharging Bettle Nut and Rattans. Sailmaker on the Main Top Sail. Carpenter listing the Launch.

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At China

Tuesday Nov 27th 1827.
Winds and weather as yesterday. People employed as before. Tradesmen as per days past. Arrived here the Heroine Country Ship.

Wednesday Nov 28th 1827.
Fresh breeze and fine weather. Employed discharging Bettle Nut and under the Boatswain. Tradesmen at their different occupations.

Thursday Nov 29th 1827.
Light winds throughout and pleasant weather. Employed discharging Bettle Nut and Rattans. Carpenter making new Fore Castle ladders. Sailmaker on the Best Jib and 2nd Fore Top Gallant Sail.

Friday Nov 30th 1827.
Winds and weather as yesterday. Employed discharging Private Trade and under the Boatswain. AM Caulker caulking the water Way Seams on the Gun Deck. Other Tradesmen as before. PS 20 inches.

Saturday December 1st 1827.
Light winds and fine weather. AM Washed clothes and Stowing the booms afresh. The Hoppo came on board and measured the Ship. Tradesmen as most requisite.

Sunday Dec 2nd 1827.
Wind and weather as per days past. Washed and cleaned Ship throughout. Rowed guard.

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HC Ship Vansittart

Monday Dec 3rd 1827.
Light winds and rain throughout. Employed discharging H.C. Cotton. Tradesmen as most useful.

Tuesday Dec 4th 1827.
Winds a South & East and fine weather. Employed delivering H.C. Cotton and clearing the after Hold. Caulker on the Gun Deck, other Tradesmen as most necessary. Draft of Water Fwd 21.2 Aft 21.0.

Wednesday Dec 5th 1827.
Light variable Airs and cloudy weather. Employed delivering H. Compy Rattan. Washed the Gun Deck and washed Clothes. Sailmaker on the Flying Jib otherwise Tradesmen as useful. PS 18 inches.

Thursday Dec 6th 1827.
Light Airs and Calms throughout with fine weather. Employed delivering H, Compy Cotton and clearing the after Hold. Caulker on the Gun Deck. Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Jib.

Friday Dec 7th 1827.
Pleasant breeze throughout and fine weather. Employed delivering Hon Compy Cotton. Tradesmen as yesterday.

Saturday Dec 8th 1827.
Winds and weather as yesterday. Employed discharging Hon Compy Cotton & Private Trade and clearing the Fore Hold. Received a boat of shingle ballast 75 tons. Tradesmen as most useful.

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At China

Sunday Dec 9th 1827.
Light Airs and Calm. AM cleaned ship throughout.

Monday Dec 10th 1827.
Moderate E breeze and fine weather. Employed clearing the Orlop Deck. Tradesmen as most useful.

Tuesday Dec 11th 1827.
Ditto winds & weather. Employed receiving Tea on Acct of the Hon Compy. Gunner painting the Gun Deck. Tradesmen as most necessary.

Wednesday Dec 12th 1827.
Light South winds and pleasant weather. Employed in the Hold and otherwise under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most useful.

Thursday Dec 13th 1827.
Winds and weather as yesterday. Received a Chop of Teas on Acct of the Hon Compy and employed rattling down the Top Mast rigging and getting Cotton up out of the hold. Tradesmen as before.

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H.C.S. Vansittart

Friday Dec 14th 1827.
Light N & E winds and fine weather. Employed discharging Cotton on Acct of the Captain. Otherwise Stowing the Hold and blacking down the rigging. Caulker caulking the Lazretto. Sailmaker on the Top Gallant Sails, other Tradesmen as useful.

Saturday Dec 15th 1827.
Winds and weather as yesterday. Employed discharging Cotton. Washed the Gun Deck. Stowing Teas & received a Boat of water. Gunner painting the Cabins. Tradesmen as most necessary.

Sunday December 16th 1827.
Light winds and fine weather, cleaned Ship throughout.

Monday Dec 17th 1827.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Surveyed the Ship and employed Stowing the Lazretto and in the Hold. Tradesmen as most useful.

Tuesday December 18th 1827.
Light Airs and pleasant weather. Employed discharging Cotton and in the Hold stowing Teas. Received a Boat of Water. Painting on the Upper Deck. Calms. Tradesmen at their different occupations.

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At China

Wednesday Dec 19th 1827.
Winds & weather as for days past, Employed receiving Teas on Acct of the Hon Compy and Stowing in the Hold. Sailmaker on the 2nd Main Top Sail, other Tradesmen as useful.

Thursday Dec 20th 1827.
Moderate winds and pleasant weather. Employed discharging H. Compy’s Lead and in the Hold. Caulker caulking the butts on the Upper Deck, other Tradesmen as before.

Friday Dec 21st 1827.
Light variable winds and small rain. Received two Chops of Tea on Acct of the Company. Received a Boat of ballast. Caulker as yesterday. Painters painting the Cuddy, Sailmaker on the 2nd Main Top Gallant Sail. Confined in Irons Henry Ha[y]nes for drunkenness and disobedience of Orders.

Saturday Dec 22nd 1827.
Variable light Airs with thick misty weather. Employed in the Hold stowing Teas and inder the Boatswain. Reeving running rigging . Sailmaker on the Main Top Sails. Other Tradesmen as most useful. Received on board from the Windsor new Fore Top Sail. Fell overboard and was drowned William Wanstall boy. PS 18 inches.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Sunday December 23rd 1827.
Fresh breeze throughout at N & E washed and cleaned the Ship throughout.

Monday Dec 24th 1827.
Light winds and cloudy weather. Employed in the Hold as necessary. Sailmaker on the Main Top Sail. Caulker lining the Gun Deck portes.

Tuesday Dec 25th 1827.
Winds and weather as yesterday. Washed the upper Deck. James Bashford joined the Ship as Seamen.

Wednesday Dec 26th 1827.
Light Airs and Calms employed receiving Teas on Acct of Hon Compy and Stowing on the Hold. Sailmaker on the Main Top Sail. Painter painting the Steerage. At 2pm turned the hands out and punished Henry Ha[y]nes with 1 Dozen lashes.

Thursday December 27th 1827.
Variable winds and fine weather. Employed receiving Teas on Acct of the Hon Compy. Tradesmen as yesterday.

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At China

Friday December 28th 1827.
Light Airs and Calm. Received the Bread. Clearing the Main and Fore Orlop and Stowing in the Hold. Carpenters building up the Cable Tier bulk heads. Other Tradesmen as before.

Saturday Dec 29th 1827.
Fresh breeze at N & E and fine weather. Employed in the Hold and shifting the Small Bower Cable with the inner Junk. Tradesmen as yesterday.

Sunday Dec 30th 1827.
Light winds N & E and fine weather. Washed and cleaned Ship throughout. PS 18 inches .

Monday Dec 31st 1827.
Weather as yesterday. Receiving Tea on Acct of the Hon Company and Stowing in the Hold. Boatswain Reeving running rigging. PS 19 inches.

Tuesday January 1st 1828
Moderate East winds and fine weather. Employed clearing the Orlop and in the Hold. Gunner painting the Quarter Deck. Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Main Top Sail.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Wednesday January 2nd 1828.
Variable light winds and fine weather. Received a Boat of Water and employed receiving Teas on Acct of the Hon Compy. Gunner painting the inside. Tradesmen as most useful.

Thursday Jan 3rd 1828.
Winds and weather as per days past. Received two Chops of Tea on Acct of the Hon Compy. PS 17 inches.

Friday January 4th 1828.
Fresh E breeze and fine weather. Received one Chop of Tea otherwise as most useful. Sailmaker on the 2nd Main Top Sail. Gunner painting the inside.

Saturday January 5th 1828.
Southerly winds and pleasant weather. Received two Chops of Tea. Employed Stowing the Gun Room and after Hold. Crossed Top Gallant Yards and otherwise under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most useful. Well 17 inches. Draft of Water Fwd 22.10 Aft 20.7.

Sunday January 6th 1828.
Winds and weather as yesterday. Washed and cleaned Ship throughout. PS 18 inches.

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China

Monday January 7th 1828.
Light variable winds with rain in the latter part. Received a Chop of Tea on Acct of the Hon Compy and Stowing in the Hold. Scrubbed Hammocks & Clothes. Tradesmen as most requisite. PS 22 inches.

Tuesday January 8th 1828.
NE winds and pleasant weather. Employed receiving Teas on Acct of the Hon Compy and Private Trade. Bent the Top Sails and Top Gallant Sails. Tradesmen as most useful.

Wednesday Jan 9th 1828.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Employed reeiving Teas on Acct of the Hon Compy and Private Trade. Bent Fore Sail and Fore & Aft Sails. Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Main Sail. Tradesmen as useful. PS 20 inches.

Thursday January 10th 1828.
Light W winds and fine weather. Employed Receiving Teas on Acct od the Hon Compy and Stowing the Hold. Tradesmen as for days past. Draft of Water Fwd 22.8 Aft 21.10.

Friday Jan 11th 1828.
First part light winds at N & E and latter parts from the Southward and fine weather. At 6am unmoored the Ship, at 9 weighed and dropped down to the Lower part of Whampoa Reach and anchored with the Small Bower. Crossed Royal Yards.

Saturday Jan 12th 1828.
Moderate winds throughout with rain in the latter part. At 5am weighed and made Sail. At 8 anchored just above the 2nd Bar. At 5pm weighed and crossed the Bar least water 4½ fms. At 7 anchored about 2 miles below the Bar with the Best Bower and gave her 40fms of Cable.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Sunday Jan 13th 1828.
Fresh breeze and fine weather. AM cleaned Ship throughout. PS 16 inches. Sailed from here the Farguharson.

Monday Jan 14th 1828.
Light winds Southward and pleasant weather. Employed receiving Teas on Acct of the Compy. AM shifted the Top Gallant Masts with ye Short ones. Gunner painting the Ship outside. Sailmaker on the 2nd Main Sail.

Tuesday Jan 15th 1828.
Winds and weather as yesterday. Employed Stowing the Orlop Deck and restowing the booms. Carpenters making a Top Mast Studding Sail Boom. Gunner over the side. Tradesmen as useful, loosed the Sails to Dry. PS 21 inches.

Wednesday Jan 16th 1828.
Light Airs and Calm. Employed receiving Teas on Acct of the Hon Compy and Private Trade Stowing the Orlop. Bent the Main Sail. Sailmaker on the Studding Sails, other Tradesmen a necessary. Sent the Barge for a Trip of Water.

Thursday January 17th 1828.
Variable light Airs and pleasant weather. Employed receiving Teas and otherwise under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as their different occupations. Sent the Barge for a Trip of Water.

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China

Friday January 18th 1828.
Fresh N breezes throughout and rain in the first part.Employed receiving Teas on Acct of the Compy and Private Trade. Received 21 butts of Water. Tradesmen as most useful. Well 18 inches.

Saturday January 19th 1828.
Fresh breeze and fine weather. Employed stowing the Orlop and under the Boatswain drawing yarns. Loosed the Sails to dry. Tradesmen as most requisite. PS 21 inches.

Sunday Jan 20th 1828.
Strong N winds and pleasant weather. AM leaned Ship throughout. Passed here the H,C, Ship Astell.

Monday Jan 21st 1827.
Light winds and pleasant weather. AM People variously employed. Tradesmen as necessary. Draft of Water Fwd 2.8 Aft 22.7.

Tuesday Jan 22nd 1828.
Variable light Airs and fine weather. People variously employed. Received the Chow Chow Chop. Tradesmen at their different occupations. Sent the Barge foe a Trip of Water.

Wednesday Jan 23rd 1828.
Winds and weather as for days past. Employed receiving the Stock and Teas on Acct of the Company and otherwise as necessary. Tradesmen as most useful. Loosed the Sails to Dry. PS 21 inches. Draft of Water Fwd 23.1 Aft 22.10.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Thursday Jan 24th 1828.
Southerly light winds with hot weather. AM Washed clothes and washed the Gun Deck otherwise at junk Work. Tradesmen as necessary. Received on board John Thompson as Seaman.

Friday Jan 25th 1828.
Light Airs throughout and pleasant weather. People variously employed. Sailmaker on the old Fore Sail. Other Tradesmen as most useful.

Saturday Jan 26th 1828.
Fresh S breezes and fine weather. People variously employed. Tradesmen as useful. PS 21 inches. Capt. Dalrymple joined the Ship.

Sunday Jan 27 1828.
Moderate winds N & E and pleasant weather. Received the last of our Teas. At 10am weighed and run down below the Little Bar and anchored. At 1 Mr Rawes joined the Ship with the H. Compy’s Dispatches. At 3 weighed and run down to Chunpie and anchored with the small Bower in 7fms. Water on Board leaving China 16,000 Galls. Draft of Water Fwd 23.11 Aft 22.10.

Monday Jan 28th 1828.
Moderate N breeze and fine weather. 5.30am weighed and made Sail in Company with the H.C. Ship Windsor. This Log contains 12 hours and ends at Noon to commence Sea Logs. At Noon a Large China Boat upset near us in a Squall. Sent two Boats and picked up the crew consisting of Four Men, other Chinese boats were about the Ship at the time, not one of them would go to assist in saving their own Countrymen.

[End of Harbour Journal]

[Start of Sea Log]

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Tuesday Jan 29th 1828.
C&D S83W 183. April North Monsoon throughout with thick rainy weather. H.C. Ship Windsor East. AM unbent the Cables and paid the ranges down below. At 1.30pm Macoa [Macao] West dist 8 Miles. Tradesmen as most requisite. Fresh breeze and rain. Lat 19.23N Long 111.45E.

Wednesday Jan 30th 1828.
C&D S33W 230. Strong NEbN Monsoon throughout with rain at times. AM People variously employed & under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Fresh breeze and rain. Other Tradesmen as most requisite. Lat 16.8N (obs) Long 109,37E.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Thursday Jan 31st 1828.
C&D South 214. Fresh NbE Monsoon throughout and much rain. People variously employed trimming and making Sail. Tradesmen at their respective occupations. Lat 12.41N Long 111.4E.

Friday February 1st 1828.
C&D S4W 195. Pleasant NE Monsoon throughout. AM Washed clothes and otherwise under the Boatswain. Carried away Fore Top Mast Studding Sail Boom. Found Main Top Gallant Yard Sprung. Carpenter making a Fish for the Top Gallant Yards. Other Tradesmen as most requisite. Bearing & Distance of North Natuna S19W 282 miles. Lat 9.45N Long 109.42E.

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Towards St Helena

Saturday Feb 2nd 1828.
C&D S17W 158. A pleasant East monsoon throughout and fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Sailmaker on the Old Lower Studding Sail. Tradesmen as most requisite. Lat .44N Long 10.49E.

Sunday February 3rd 1828.
C&D S12E 135. Light East winds and fine weather. AM Performed Divine Service and Mustered to Divisions – viz. Reefing tracking weighing and Fire Stations. At 7am Great Natuna bearing SWbW. Lat 4.3N Long 108.39E.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Monday February 4th 1828.
C&D S18W 94. Variable light ENE winds throughout with rain at times. At 5pm Extremes of Great Natuna W to NWbW. Body of Mountain NW. At 2am Saw West Island bearing NE½E. AM unbent the small Bower Cable and under the Boatswain. At Junk Work. Scrubbed Hammocks. Sailmaker on the Old Main Sail. Other Tradesmen as most useful. Lat 2.28N Long 108.18E.

Tuesday Feb 5th 1828.
C&D S2W 87. Light NbE winds and fine weather. AM People employed at Junk Work. West Island N38E. Tradesmen as yesterday. Noon The Gap Rock NW½W. The White Rock SbW. The Tamboylans [Tambelan Island]. Lat 1.9N Long 107.5E.

[Crossed the Equator]

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Towards St Helena

Wednesday Feb 6th 1828.
C&D S10W 85. Variable NbE winds throughout with rain in the middle part, latter fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck & under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as useful. Sunset extremes of the Tambeylans from NWbW to NNW½W. At 3.30am saw the Island of St Barbe bearing WSW. Noon St Barbe NNW½W. Lat 0.8S Long 107.22E.

Thursday Feb 7th 1828.
C&D S3W 77. Light NE Winds and pleasant weather. Hove too for ye Windsor. AM People employed under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Soundings 24fms. Other Tradesmen as most requisite. Noon Gasper Island S18W. Lat 1.08S Long 10.13E.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Friday Feb 8th 1828.
C&D ---- 107. First & middle parts moderate WNW winds latter fresh breeze and fine weather. AM People employed under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Sailmaker on the old Jib. Other Tradesmen as most requisite. At 5pm Gasper Island bearing S52W. Noon Shoal Water island S80E. Entrance point due North. Body of Middle Island N21E. Soundings 22fms. Lat 3.13S (obs) Long 106.48E (obs).

Saturday Feb 9th 1828.
C&D ----. First part blowing fresh NWbW with hard squalls and rain. Middle and latter parts fine weather. At 10.30pm brought up with ye Best Bower in 13fms. And gave her 50fms of Cable. At anchor. At 5.30am weighed & made Sail. Tradesmen at their different occupations. Lat 4.50S (obs) Long 106.25 (obs).

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Towards St Helena

Sunday Feb 10th 1828.
C&D ---- 35. Light NW winds with rain at times. The necessary duty of the Ship prevented the performance of Divine Service. Current setting at S & W. At 6.30pm Brought up with the Best Bower in 10fms. At 4,30 weighed and made Sail. Lat 5.21S (obs) Long 106.7E (obs).

Monday Feb 11th 1828.
C&D ----. Taken aback at ye Southward with heavy Rain. At 5am weighed and made Sail with a light breeze SE. At Noon The Brothers bearing South thwart the way Island due North. At 6am Anchored with ye Best Bower in 16fms. At Anchor. Light variable winds and fine weather. Sent the Cutter ashore for wood. Tradesmen as useful. Bearings when at Anchor. North end of the North Sister WbS, North Island NbE. Small Island of ditto just open to the Eastward White Cliff of the Watering place open to the Northward of the Sisters in 19fms. Lat 5.42S (obs)

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H.C. Ship Vansittart.

Tuesday Feb 12th 1827.
C&D ---- 8. At Anchor. 5am Confined in Irons William Brown and William Roberts for disobedience of Orders and excessive insolence to Mr Owen 6th Officer. At 7 Turned ye hands out & punished the prisoners with 18 Lashes each. Received on board as passengers to England – Mr John Deans, Mrs Margaret Deans, Master John Palmer Deans, Miss Margaret Ann Deans [from Java] with their two [Bengal] Native Servants Buxoo and Ayat. Variable light Airs throughout. At 9am weighed and made Sail. People variously employed. Lat 5.52S (obs).

Wednesday Feb 13th 1828.
C&D ---- 22. At 5pm Weighed and made Sail. At 12.15 It fell calm and finding the Ship drifting towards the Reef off Hants Island, Let go the Best Bower in 32fms – Veered to 120fms ---- and brought up all Standings. Strom Rock S15E. South Point of Woody Island S27W. AM People employed under the Boatswain at Junk Work. At 5.30am weighed and made Sail. Noon Cockatow Peak [Krakatoa] due South Tamarind Island Peak N28E Zee Chip NW ½ W. Lat 6.20S (obs).

[For a good description of Krakatoa and Tamarind islands and the channels between, see Directions for sailing to and from the East Indies, China, New Holland and the Cape of Good Hope by John Horsburgh, 1811: googlebooks .]

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Towards St Helena

Thursday Feb 14th 1828.
C&D S65W 29. Variable light Airs & Calms throughout. AM Stowed the Anchor, Unbent the Cables and paid the ranges down below. Tradesmen as useful. At 6am Peak of Krakatau N88W. Tamarind Island N56E, Keyns Tubrain N50W. Peak on Princes Island [Panaitan] S10E, At Noon Lampoon Peak NbE¾E. Lat 6.23S Long 104.40E.

Friday Feb 15th 1828.
C&D S45W 17. Light variable Airs throughout and hard rain in ye latter part. People employed under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Squally Rain. Sailmaker on ye Old Mizen Top Sail. Other Tradesmen as most necessary. At 10am Keysers Peak NEbN. Lat 6.40S Long 104.26E.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Saturday Feb 16th 1828.
C&D S34W 76. Variable light WNW winds with hard Rain in ye middle part. PS 13 inches.AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Taken aback at the SE. Braced round on the Larboard Tack. Squally and heavy Rain, Thunder & Lightning. Sailmaker as yesterday. Cooper making Butts. Lat 7.33S Long 103.39E.

Sunday Feb 17th 1828.
C&D S10W 71. First & middle part light variable Airs, latter a fresh breeze with passing Showers. Strange Sail West. Ship pitching heavy at times. The unsettle state of the weather prevented he performance of Divine Service. Noon mustered to Divisions, Reefing, Tacking & Fire Stations. Lat 8.58S Long 103.39E.

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Towards St Helena

Monday Feb 18th 1828.
C&D South 28 miles. Variable WSW winds throughout with hard Squalls and rain at times. AM People employed at Junk Work. Tradesmen as most requisite. Lat 9.12S Long 103.41E.

Tuesday Feb 19th 1828.
C&D S38W 33. Variable light N Airs throughout with hot Sultry weather, Employed under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Tradesmen as most requisite. Lat 9.29S Long 103.89E.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Tuesday Feb 19th 1828 Continued
Confined Michael Tant on suspicion of having stolen a Gold Watch and Seals from the Cabin of Mr Deans Passenger on the night of Sunday Feb 17th. Turned the Hands out and commenced a strict Search. Found the Watch Ribband and Seals concealed in the Prisoners Birth. After their being shown to the Prisoner he confessed the Robbery and being desired to produce the Watch. He went forward with a Midshipman and took the Watch from the Corner of the Grain Room where it was concealed. He said there were others concerned with the Robbery but refused to name them. Confined him in Irons and at Noon tied him up and gave him Three Dozen Lashes, upon which he confessed that John Wall was concerned in the Robbery.

Wednesday Feb 20th 1828.
C&D S66W 109. Moderate SSE Trade throughout and fine weather, AM Washed Gun Deck and employed at Junk Work. Carpenter putting up New Quarter Deck Hammock nettings. Sailmaker pointing a New Fore Top Sail. Lat 10.31S Long 102.27E.

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Towards St Helena

Thursday Feb 21st 1828 C&D S54W 70. Light SEbE Trade throughout and pleasant weather. People employed at Junk Work. Light Airs. Tradesmen as yesterday. Lat 11.9S Long 101.35E.

Friday Feb 22nd 1828.
C&D S41W 77. Pleasant SE Trade throughout and fine weather, AM Washed clothes and under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the 2nd Fore Sail. Carpenters about the Starboard Quarter Deck Nettings. Cooper packing Butts. Lat 12.1S Long 100.3E.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Saturday Feb 23rd 1828.
C&D S36W 41. Light ESE Trade throughout with Sultry weather. PS 14 inches. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain working Junk Work. Lat 12.35S Long 100E.

Sunday Feb 24th 1828.
C&D S42W 35. First part light SE Trade, latter increasing with fine weather throughout. AM Performed Divine Service and at Noon Mustered to Divisions Reefing Tacking F.S. Lat 12.11S Long 99.36E.

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Towards St Helena

Monday Feb 25th 1828.
C&D S41W 140. First and middle parts light SE winds with heavy Swell, latter strong breeze & passing Showers. Stranger bearing South. Hove too and sent a Boat on Board the Dutch Brig Sophia from Antwerp bound to Batavia. At 5 Up Boat and made Sail. Cloudy and Rain. Squally with Rain. AM People employed under the Boatswain making Points. Sailmaker on ye 2nd best Fore Sail. Other Tradesmen as most requisite. Lat 14.33S Long 98.7E.

Tuesday Feb 26th 1828.
C&D S57W 218. Strong SEbE Trade through out and fine weather. AM People employed under the Boatswain a Junk Work. PS 16 inches. Carpenter making a New Top Main Studding Sail Boom and fitting a new Fore Top Gallant Yard. Other Tradesmen as before. Lat 16.27S Long 94.58E.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Wednesday Feb 27th 1828.
C&D S71W 235. Strong SE Trade throughout and pleasant weather. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain Working at Junk. Tradesmen as yesterday. Unshipped the Giggar Mast. Lat 18.0S Long 91.24E

Thursday Feb 28th 1828.
C&D S69W 225. Fresh SE Trade throughout with passing Showers. PS 19 inches. AM People employed at Junk Work. Tradesmen as most necessary. Lat 19.14S Long 87.48E.

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Towards St Helena

Friday February 29th 1828.
C&D S68W 194. A pleasant SSE Trade with fine weather and passing showers. AM Washed clothes and otherwise under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Tradesmen as most requisite. Lat 20.25S Long 84.32E.

Saturday March 1st 1828.
C&D S66W 199. Pleasant SSE Trade throughout with fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under Boatswain at Junk Work. Sailmaker making a Mizen Royal. Other Tradesmen as most useful. PS 13 inches. Lat 21.40S Long 81.31E.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Sunday March 2nd 1828.
C&D S74W 165. Moderate ESE Trade throughout with cloudy weather. Performed Divine Service. Noon mustered at Divisions. Lat 22.27S Long 78.39E.

Monday March 3rd 1828.
C&D S77W 175. A Pleasant East Trade throughout & fine weather. AM Employed under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Sailmaker on ye Best Main Sail. Tradesmen as requisite. Shifted ye Main Sail for the Old One. Lat 23.4S Long 75.58E.

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Towards St Helena

Tuesday March 4th 1828.
C&D S81W 168. Fresh East Trade throughout with Squalls and rain at times. Well 14 inches. AM People employed as per days past. Tradesmen as most requisite. Lat 23.26S Long 78.21E.

Wednesday March 5th 1828.
C&D S78W 187. A Pleasant East Trade throughout & fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain drawing and knotting yarns and making new Royal Sheets. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Main Sail. Tradesmen at their different occupations. Lat 24.2S Long 70.20E.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Thursday March 6th 1828.
C&D S85W 214. Fresh East Trade throughout and fine weather. Well 12 inches. AM People variously employed. Tradesmen as useful. 24.15.17 and 24.14.37 Lat’d by X in the tail of the Great Bear [Constellation]. At 2.30am Arcturus [bright red star] Lat 24.27S Long 60.45E.

Friday March 7th 1828.
C&D S78W 207. Strong EbN Trade throughout and fine weather. Squally. AM People variously employed under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Tradesmen as useful. At 3am Lat’d by X Arcturus 24.45.58. Lat 25.17S Long 63.8E.

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Towards St Helena

Saturday March 8th 1828.
C&D S75W 219. Strong ENE Trade throughout with Squalls and Rain in ye latter part. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain fitting a new Fore Top Mast Stay. Well 10 inches. Tradesmen as most requisite. Lat 26.6S Long 59.56E.

Sunday March 9th 1828.
C&D S77W 216. Strong East Trade throughout with hard Squalls and confused Sea. Carried away ye Main Top Mast Studding Sail Boom. PS 15. The unsettled state of the weather prevented the performance of Divine Service. Shifted ye Jib to the best and got the Flying Jib Boom in. Lat 27.9S Long 56.38E.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Monday March 10th 1828.
C&D S75W 255. Fresh SEbE Trade throughout with rain in ye latter part. AM clearing the Sail Room and under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as needful. Lat 28.5S Long 52.46E.

Tuesday March 11th 1828.
C&D S69W 179. Moderate East Trade throughout with hazy weather. AM employed shifting ye ---, Top Sails and Top Gallant Sails. PS 12 inches. Sailmaker on ye best Main Sail. Carpenter making new boom boards. Other Tradesmen as most requisite. Lat 28.59S Long 49.24E.

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Towards St Helena

Wednesday March 12th 1828.
C&D S76W 194. Moderate East Trade throughout with fine weather. Cloudy. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain setting up ye Fore Top Sail and Top Gallant rigging. Tradesmen as per days past. Crossed the Fore Royal Yards. At 1am Departed this life John Palmer Deans infant son of John and Margaret, Passengers. At 11am Committed the body of the deceased to the deep with the usual Ceremony. Lat 30.8S Long 46,28E.

Thursday March 13th 1828.
C&D S80W 147. Pleasant SSE Trade throughout and fine weather. AM People variously employed under the Boatswain working up Junk. Carpenter about the boom boards. Other Tradesmen as before. 45 days from Macoa. Lat 30.34S Long 43.49E.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Friday March 14th 1828.
C&D S74W 193. First & Middle parts moderate EbS Trade latter variable N & E & fine weather. AM Washed clothes & scrubbed Hammocks, otherwise under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on ye 2nd best Main Top Sail. Out from Macoa 46 days. Lat 31.16S Long 39.29E.

Saturday March 15th 1828.
C&D W67 86. First and Middle parts light variable winds, latterly a fresh breeze at SSW and fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain. Strange Sail NNW standing Westward. The Stranger showed Spanish Colours. Hove too and spoke. The Spaniard from Manilla 54 days. Lat 31.22S Long 38.44E.

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Towards St Helena

Sunday March 16th 1828.
C&D S82W 172. Variable winds throughout with a heavy confused Swell. Well 13 inches. AM Performed Divine Service. Water on Board last Sunday 9,809¾ Galls Expended 1,163¾ Water Remaining 8,646. Lat 31.56S Long 36.21E.

Monday March 17th 1828.
C&D N78W 60. Light North variable winds throughout and fine weather. Strange Sail WNW. AM People employed under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Sailmaker on ye 2nd best Main Top Sail Carpenter making panels for the after Cabin. Cooper making Buckets. Hove too for the Stranger. Spoke the Bark [Barque] Arcturus of Whitby bound to Hull from Isle of France [Mauritius]. Lat 31.21S Long 34.57E.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Tuesday March 18th 1828.
C&D S81W 96. Light variable WbN winds throughout with pleasant weather. 7.40pm Lat’d by X Pollux 31.16S. AM People variously employed. Tradesmen as yesterday. Lat 31.49S Long 33.80E.

[Pollux: Brightest Star in the Constellation Gemini]

Wednesday March 19th 1828.
C&D S58W 210. First and Middle parts an increasing S½N breeze, latter blowing hard and fine weather. AM People employed under the Boatswain working up Junk. Tradesmen as most useful. NE Strong breeze. Down Royal Yards Masts and Gaff. Bent ye Main Stay Sail. Lat 33.23S Long 30.41E.

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Towards St Helena

Thursday March 20th 1828.
C&D N84W 54. Variable North winds throughout with cloudy weather and heavy Swells at South & West. Well 17 inches. Increasing Squalls. AQM People variously employed under the Boatswain. Carpenter fishing the Spare Fore Top Sail Yards. Other Tradesmen as requisite. Lat 33.26S Long 29.55E.

Friday March 21st 1828.
C&D S87W 58. First part a fresh gale middle and latter variable Airs with thick weather and heavy Swell. Tradesmen as yesterday. Lat 33.7S Long 29.26E.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Saturday March 22nd 1828.
C&D S72W 236. Fresh increasing E breeze and fine weather. AM Washed and Scrubbed clothes, washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the new Lower Studding Sail. PS 14 inches. Other Tradesmen as most requisite. Up Mizen Top Gallant Yards. Longitude – Lunar 25.14. 45 E. Lat 34.50S Long 25.50E.

Sunday March 23rd 1828.
C&D N87W 125. Fresh NWbN breeze throughout. Strange Sail SW. The weather too unsettled to perform Divine Service. Wore Ship Strange Sail to Leeward burnt a blue light. PS 14. At 11am Departed this life Margaret Ann Deans, daughter of Mr John and Mrs Margaret Deans, Passengers. Lat 34.26S Long 24.31E.

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Towards St Helena

Monday March 24th 1828.
C&D S50E 79. First part a fresh WNW Gale latter part more moderate and fine weather. People employed under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Heavy gusts at times. Sailmaker on the Old Fore Top Sail and Topmast Studding Sail. Other Tradesmen as useful. More moderate. PS 20. Strange Sail which proved to be the Astell. Wore Ship. At 5pm Committed the body of the deceased to the deep with the usual Ceremony. Lat 34.59S Long 23.40E.

Tuesday March 25th 1828.
C&D S84W 135. H.C. Ship Astell astern. Wore Ship. Strange Sail NNE on ye Starboard Tack. 6 Strange Sail in sight. Moderate winds throughout and fine weather. AM Shifted the Fore Top Sail Yard with the spare one and stayed the Fore Top Mast and set the rigging up. Tradesmen as necessary. Variable Easterly. Up Royal Masts and Yards. 7 Strange sail from the Mast Head. Lat 35.15S. Long 23.8E.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Wednesday March 26th 1828.
C&D S35W 61. First part light Airs middle and latter part strong breeze with passing showers. Down Royal Yards and housed the Masts. PS 14. Soundings Ground 60fms. Turned the Hands out and punished John Thompson with 2 dozen lashes for insolence to Mr Horsman 5th Officer – and being off deck on is Watch. AM Washed the Gun Deck and as necessary. Sailmaker on the Old Fore Top Sail. Other Tradesmen as useful. Lat 35.0S Long 21.28E.

Thursday March 27th 1828.
C&D S17E 12. First and middle parts strong Breeze latter moderate with fine weather throughout. AM People variously employed and under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as yesterday. At 1am Placed Mr Cartwright under arrest for refusing to quit the Quarter Deck when ordered by me and being drunk at the time. At the same time placed Mr Denny 4th Officer under arrest for rescuing Mr Cartwright from the Quarter Master although ordered by me not to interfere and for being drunk at the time. At 1am Held a consultation of Officers in the Cuddy on the above mentioned Subject. Lat 35.8S Long 21.25E.

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Towards St Helena

Friday March 28th 1828.
C&D S17W 70. First and middle parts moderate NWbW winds latter fresh breeze and fine weather. PS 18. Employed as per log. Carpenter making a Fore Top Gallant Mast. Sailmaker on the Fore Top Sail. Ship pitching deep carried away Fore Top Gallant and Royal Masts. Lat 36.3S Long 20.42E.

Saturday March 29th 1828.
C&D N43W 70. First part a fresh breeze middle and latter parts light variable winds and fine weather. Strange Sail SWbW. AM Washed the Gun Deck and employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker as yesterday. Carpenter making a Fore Royal Mast. Lat 35.33S Long 20.3E.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Sunday March 30th 1828.
C&D N72W 127. Pleasant SE breeze throughout and fine weather. Well 12 inches. Up Fore Royal Mast and Yards. AM Performed Divine Service. At Noon Mustered at Divisions Reefing Tacking and Fire Stations. Land bearing NEbN. 4 Sail in sight. Lat 34.37S Long 17.45E.

Monday March 31st 1828.
C&D ---- 179. Fresh SWbW breeze throughout with fine weather. Carried away the lower Studding Sail Boom. AM Shifted Sails with the Old Ones. Carpenter making a New Giggar [Jigger] Mast. Lat 32.56S (obs) Long 14.56E (obs).

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Towards St Helena

Tuesday April 1st 1828.
C&D N59W 236. A fresh South breeze throughout and fine weather. Well 16 inches. AM Employed shifting the Top Gallant masts with the long ones and set the after swifters up of fore rigging. Lat 30.50S Long 12.6E.

Wednesday April 2nd 1828.
C&D N53W 202. A fresh SbE breeze throughout with pleasant weather. AM People employed rattling down and blacking the rigging Fore and Aft. PS 14. Carpenter making a New lower Studding Sail Boom. Sailmaker on the Old fore Top Sail. Lat 28.38S Long 9.7E.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Thursday April 3rd 1828.
C&D N52W 201. Strong SSE Trade throughout and fine weather. AM People employed blacking and laring. Gunner painting the outside and the masts. Carpenter repairing the Boom Board. Sailmaker on the Fore Top Gallant Sail. Lat 26.43S Long 6.43E.

Friday April 4th 1828.
C&D N49W 109. Steady SSE Trade throughout with fine weather. AM People variously employed. Gunner on the outside. Carpenter repairing the Launch. Lat 24.6S Long 4.48E.

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Towards St Helena

Saturday April 5th 1828.
C&D N27W 143. First and middle part steady SSE breeze latter at S & W. with pleasant weather throughout. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain. Caulker caulking the 2nd Launch. Other Tradesmen as yesterday. Lat 23.24S Long 2.48E.

Sunday April 6th 1828.
C&D N52W 139. Steady South Trade throughout and fine weather. Fell overboard and was drowned William Jarvis Seaman. Hove too and lowered the Boats. AM Performed Divine Service. St Helena N42W distant 500 miles. Lat 21.48S Long 0.32E.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Monday April 7th 1828.
C&D N35W 84. Variable light winds throughout and fine weather. AM People variously employed under the Boatswain. Tradesmen at their different occupations. Lat 20.6S Long 0.13W.

Tuesday April 8th 1828.
C&D N45W 15. First part moderate winds middle & latter parts from SSE pleasant weather throughout. PS 14. AM Scrubbed Hammocks and cleaned the Upper Deck. Sailmaker on ye 2nd Fore Top Sail. Gunner painting the boom boards. Other Tradesmen as most necessary. St Helena N54W 335 miles. Lat 19.14S Long 1.48W.

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Towards St Helena

Wednesday April 9th 1828.
C&D N58W 130. Steady SE Trade throughout with fine weather. PS 14 inches. AM Washed the Gun Deck & under the Boatswain making Mats. Sailmaker repairing the Old Main Top Mast Studding Sail. Strange Sail bearing South. Carpenter repairing the Head. Lat 17.53S Long 2.22W.

Thursday April 10th 1828.
C&D N54W 163. Pleasant SEbS Trade throughout and fine weather. Employed hauling the Bower Cables and as necessary. At 10.30am the Island of St Helena bearing NWbN. Lat 16.10S Long 4.40W.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Friday April 11th 1828.
C&D ----. At 8pm Brought up with small Bower in – fms of Water. Found riding here H.C. Ship General Harris and Atlas. Steaded the Ship with the Kedge. The Church bearing SbE. High Knoll S½W. NB This log Contains 36 hours and ends at Midnight to commence Harbour logs.

[End of Sea Log]

[Start of Harbour Journal]

Friday April 11th 1828 Continued.
Moderate Trade throughout and pleasant weather. Employed Watering the Ship and as necessary. Sailmaker on the best Main Top Gallant Sail. Other Tradesmen as useful. Arrived here the H.C.S. Windsor.

Saturday April 12th 1828.
Winds and weather as yesterday. Received a Boat of Water and washed the Gun Deck, otherwise as useful. Arrived here H.C. Ship Scaleby Castle. Employed watering.

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St Helena

Sunday April 13th 1828.
Pleasant Trade throughout and fine weather. AM cleaned Ship throughout. Arrived here H.C. Ship Princess Charlotte of Wales.

[End of Harbour Log]

[Start of Sea Journal]

Monday April 14th 1828.
A Strong Trade and fine weather. Received the last of our Water. Hoisted the Yawl in and employed preparing for Sea. This Log contains 12 hours and ends at Noon ro commence Sea Logs. Received on Board Col. Bayne Passenger to England. Sent Mr Deans’ Native Servants on board the General Harris and received Mrs Tatter from the Artillery as Servant to Mrs Deans. PM Manned yards and Saluted His Excellency Gen’l Walker on his embarkation. Water on leaving St Helena 11,204 Galls.

[Brigadier General Alexander Walker was Governor of St Helena from 1823 to 1838.]

Towards England

Tuesday April 15th 1828.
C&D N53W 231. 3pm Sailed the H.C. Ship Windsor. At 6pm weighed and made sail in Company with H.C. Ship Atlas. Well 18 inches. A fresh Trade throughout and & fine weather. AM Employed birthing the Anchor & Cables. Tradesmen as necessary. Lat 14.24S Long 7.8W

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Wednesday April 16th 1828.
C&D N48W 138. Pleasant SEbE Trade throughout and fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain. PS 12. Sailmaker on ye Fore Top Sail. H.C. Ship Atlas in Company. Reinstated Mr Denny & Mr Cartwright they both having expressed very great contrition and given solemn promise of future good conduct. Lat 12.58S Long 9.40W.

Thursday April 17th 1828.
C&D N49W 124. Light SE Trade throughout with rain in the middle & latter parts. AM Washed clothes and under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as yesterday. H.C. Ship Atlas in Company. Lat 11.33S Long 10.29W.

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Towards England

Friday April 18th 1827.
C&D N45W 193. Light SSE Trade and fin weather throughout. Well 13 inches, AM People variously employed and under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on ye Best Mizen Top sail and making a Boats Covers out of the old Quarter Deck Awning. Other Tradesmen as necessary. Atlas in Company. Lat 10.8S Long 11.45W.

Saturday April 19th 1828.
C&D N44W 124. Pleasant SE Trade throughout & fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain working up Junk. PS 10 inches. Sailmaker about the Boats Covers. Under Easy Sail for the H.C.S. Atlas. Other Tradesmen as requisite. Lat 8.36S Long 13.12W.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Sunday April 20th 1828.
C&D North 71. The Island of Ascension NNW½W. PS 13 inches. Pleasant SSE trade and fine weather. Employed as per log. Atlas in Company. Hove too off the Island of Ascension. Lat 7.55S (obs) Long 14.15W (obs).

Monday April 21st 1826.
C&D N47W 142. Fresh SEbE Trade throughout & fine weather. AM People employed under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Tradesmen as before. H.C.S. Atlas in Company. Lat 5.58S Long 16.0W.

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Towards England

Tuesday April 22nd 1828.
C&D N28W 177. Steady SEbS Trade throughout with sultry weather. AM Washed clothes and otherwise under the Boatswain. PS 10. Tradesmen as most Requisite. Atlas in Company. Shifted the Jib with the Old One. Lat 4.3S Long 18.2W.

Wednesday April 23rd 1828.
C&D N41W 146. Moderate SEbS Trade throughout with hot Sultry weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Tradesmen as most necessary. Atlas in Company. Scrubbed Hammocks. Lat 2.8S Long 19.47W.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Thursday April 24th 1828.
C&D N38W 93. First and middle parts light SSE Trade latterly variable at ESE and fine weather throughout. AM People variously employed under the Boatswain. PS 12 inches. Sailmaker on 2nd best Main Top Gallant Sail. At 6am Confined in Irons John Campbell BM for drunkenness. Lat 15S Long 20.47W.

Friday April 25th 1828.
C&D N36W 54. Variable light East winds throughout with hot Sultry weather. AM Washed clothes and got the Main Top Sail Yard out of the Cha—and Stowed on the booms. Otherwise under the Boatswain. PS 12. Tradesmen as most useful. H.C.S. Atlas in Company. At 8am Turned the Hands out and punished John Campbell BM with one dozen lashes for Drunkenness. Also Thomas Peters with one dozen lashes for disobedience of Orders to Mr Owen 6th Officer. Lat 0.8S 54. Long 21.9W.

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Towards England

Saturday April 26th 1828.
C&D S79W 22. Variable light Airs and calm throughout with Sultry weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck otherwise under the Boatswain working up Junk. Tradesmen as most requisite. Atlas in Company. Lat 0.67S Long 21.34W.

Sunday April 27th 1828.
C&D S67W 29. Light ENE Airs and Calms with rain in the latter part. PS 14. AM Performed Divine Service and at Noon mustered at Divisions. Atlas in Company. Lat 0.4S Long 21.52W.

[Crossed the Equator]

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Monday April 28th 1828.
C&D N¼E 92. First part SE light Airs middle and latter parts moderate breeze with rain. PS 13 inches. AM People variously employed under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most requisite. Atlas in Company. Schooner bearing WSW Standing at ye South. Strange Sail NNE. Hove too. The Stranger proved to be the Juno[?] from London bound to Valparaiso. Filled and made Sail. Lat 0.53N Long 22.13W.

Tuesday April 29th 1828.
C&D N26W 141. Strong East breeze throughout and cloudy weather. Found the Royal Yard Sprung. Shifted it with ye spare one. Carried away the lower Studding Sail Boom. PS 115. AM Washed clothes and under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Carpenter making a new lower Studding Sail Boom. Sailmaker on the 2nd Main Top Gallant Sail and Royal. Armourer at the Forge. Atlas in Company. Lat 3.2N Long 22.19W.

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Towards England

Wednesday April 30th 1828.
C&D N31W 79. Moderate ENE winds throughout wit rain in the latter part. Well 14 inches. AM Washed the Gun Deck and as necessary. Tradesmen as most useful. Atlas in Company. Variable Squally and hard rain. Lat 4.7N Long 23.54W.

Thursday May 1st 1828.
C&D N56W 125. First part fresh NNE breeze middle and latter parts variable with much rain. AM People employed at Junk Work. Tradesmen at their different occupations. Taken back at the South. Atlas in Company. Lat 5.12N Long 25.1W.

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H.C. Ship

Vansittart

Friday May 2nd 1828.
C&D N73W 105. Moderate NNE Trade and pleasant weather. AM Washed clothes and otherwise under the Boatswain working up Junk. PS 12. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Jib. Other Tradesmen as most useful. Atlas in Company. Lat 5.45N Long 27.14W.

Saturday May 3rd 1828.
C&D N62W 134. Pleasant NNE Trade throughout and fine weather. PS 18. AM Washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Carpenter making panels for the lining of the Cuddy. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Jib. Shifted ye Main Royal with the 2nd best. Tradesmen as most useful. Atlas in Company. Lat 6.43N Long 28.57W.

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Towards England

Sunday May 4th 1828.
C&D N52W 146. Pleasant NNE Trade throughout and fine weather. AM Performed Divine Service. Atlas in Company. Lat 8.26N Long 31.7W.

Monday May 5th 1828.
C&D N57w 138. A moderate NEbN Trade and fine weather. PS 18 inches. AM People variously employed under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as before. Atlas in Company. Lat 10.33N Long 33.7W.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Tuesday May 6th 1828.
C&D N49W 125. Pleasant NNE Trade throughout and fine weather. AM Employed shifting the Booms and Boats further forward. PS 15. Tradesmen at their different occupations. H.C. Ship Atlas not in sight. Lat 10.52N Long 34.40W.

Wednesday May 7th 1828.
C&D N35W 163. Fresh NEbE Trade throughout and pleasant weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck and otherwise under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Jib. Carpenter about the lining of the Cuddy. Lat 13.9N Long 36.12W.

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Towards England

Thursday May 8th 1828.
C&D N28W 181. Strong ENE Trade throughout & pleasant weather. Well 16 inches. AM Employed under the Boatswain working up Junk. Tradesmen as per days past. Brig bearing WNW standing at ye West. Lat 15.50N Long 37.30W.

Friday May 9th 1828.
C&D ---- 152. Fresh ENE Trade throughout and fine weather. AM Washed clothes, scrubbed Hammocks otherwise under the Boatswain. PS 18. Hove too and Spoke the Tullock Castle out six weeks from England. Filled and made Sail. Lat 18.19 (obs) Long 38.41W (obs).

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Saturday May 10th 1828.
C&D ---- 143. First and middle parts fresh East Trade latter more moderate with fine weather throughout. PS 15. AM Scraped and cleaned the Gun Deck otherwise under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the Fore Top Mast Studding Sail. Tradesmen as before. Lat 20.38S Long 38.6W.

Sunday May 11th 1828.
C&D ---- 85. Variable ESE winds throughout with rain in the latter part. Shifted the Jib with the Best. The unsettled state of the weather prevented the performance of Divine Service. PS 13. Increasing breeze. Lat 21.41 (obs) Long 38.42W (obs).

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Towards England

Monday May 12th 1828.
C&D N56E 29. Light variable SE winds throughout with fine weather. PS 12. AM Scrubbed the Ships Side otherwise under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Sailmaker repairing the Mizen and best Jib. Other Tradesmen as before. Rove new Tiller Rope. Lat 22.3N Long 38.7W.

Tuesday May 13th 1828.
C&D N41E 22. Light variable North winds throughout and fine weather. AM Washed clothes and at Junk Work. Tradesmen as most requisite. Lat 22.14N Long 38.15W.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart.

Wednesday May 14th 1828.
C&D N30W 142. First part light variable NEbN winds middle and latter parts strong breeze and fine weather. PS 14. AM Scraped & cleaned the Gun Deck otherwise under the Boatswain. Lat 24.22N Long 39.58W.

Thursday May 15th 1828.
C&D N23W 166. Steady SbN breeze throughout and fine weather. PS 20. AM Employed clearing the Sail Room and restowing it afresh. Sailmaker an ye best Main Top Sail. Other Tradesmen as most necessary. Lat 26.50N Long 40.14W.

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Towards England

Friday May 16th 1828.
C&D N36W 138. Moderate EbN Winds and pleasant weather. AM Washed & scrubbed clothes otherwise under the Boatswain working up Junk. PS 17. Sailmaker on ye Best Jib. Other Tradesmen as most necessary. Lat 28.28N Long 41.35W.

Saturday May 17th 1828.
C&D N45W 77. Light NEbN winds throughout & fine weather. PS 19. AM Washed the Gun Deck and employed setting the Bobstays up, staying the Fore and Fore Top Masts, and setting the rigging up, otherwise under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as per days past. Lat 29.29N Long 42.10W.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Sunday May 18th 1828.
C&D N61W 37. Light Est winds and Calms throughout. AM Performed Divine Service. PS 12. Lat 29.38N Long 42.25W.

Monday May 19th 1828.
C&D N31E 91. First and middle parts light variable SSE winds latter fine breeze with pleasant weather. AM People employed under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Sailmaker middle stitching the Fore Top Gallant Sail. Other Tradesmen as most requisite. Lat 30.57N Long 42.3W.

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Towards England

Tuesday My 20th 1828.
C&D N45E 170. Fresh South breeze throughout with Cloudy weather. PS 14. AM Washed clothes shifted the Fore and Main Courses with the 2nd best, otherwise under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as yesterday. Lat 33.11N Long 40.1W.

Wednesday May 21st 1828.
C&D ---- 206. First and middle parts fresh SWbW breeze latter fresh Gale with fine weather. AM Employed shifting the Main top Mast and Mizen top Gallant Masts with the short ones. Increasing breeze West & rain. Carpenter making new Cross Trees. Sailmaker repairing the Main Royal. Carried away the Min Top Mast and Top Gallant mast. PS 13. Lat 35.12N (obs) Long 36.59W (obs).

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Thursday May 22nd 1828.
C&D N45E 89. Split the Fore Top Sail and shifted it with the best. PS 14. Bent the best Main Top Sail and set it. Variable West winds with heavy Swell with small rain in the latter part. AM Up Royal Masts Yards otherwise as necessary. Bark [Barque] bearing NWbW standing at ye NE. Tradesmen as most useful. Lat 36.17N Long 36.00W.

Friday May 23rd 1828.
C&D N10E 105. Spoke the Bark Wellington free trade from Madras to London. First part fresh SE breeze middle and latter parts increasing Gale with thick rainy weather. AM People employed as per Log. Tradesmen as requisite. Down Royal Yards and housed the Masts. Lat 38.01W (obs) Long 35.42W (obs).

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Towards England

Saturday May 24th 1828.
C&D N46W 25. Exchanged colours with a Portuguese Brig bearing EbS. Furled the Main Sail shifted the Fore Sail with the best. PS 19. Strange Sail NbW. Bent the Main Stay Sail. Fresh East breeze throughout with rain in the first part. AM Scraped and cleaned the Gun Deck otherwise under the Boatswain. Sailmaker repairing 2nd Best Fore Sail. Other Tradesmen as most needful. Lat 38.18N Long 35.33W.

Sunday May 24th 1828.
C&D N71E 107. Pleasant NE breeze throughout and fine weather. Shifted the Fore Sail with the 2nd best. PS 18. AM The Duty of the Ship prevented the performance of Divine Service. Up Royal Masts and Yards. Lat 38.24N Long 34.8W.

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Monday May 26th 1828.
C&D N61E 188. Fresh NNW breeze throughout and fine weather. PS 18. Carried away lower Studding Sail Boom. Passed a ship standing at the Westward under American Colours. AM Roused the chain Cable up and birthed it afresh. Otherwise under the Boatswain at Junk Work. Sailmaker on the 2nd Main Top Sail and lower Studding Sail. Carpenter fishing the Old lower Studding Sail Boom and making new Main Hatchway Gratings. At 6am The Island of Flores EbS Corvo E. [Azores] Lat 40.8N Long 31.25W.

Tuesday May 27th 1828
C&D N46E 204. At 2.30 Corvo bearing SbW. Strong West breeze throughout with thick misty weather. AM Washed clothes and under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as before. Lat 42.22N lOng 28.15W.

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Towards England

Wednesday May 28th 1828.
C&D N54E 205. Strong WbN breeze throughout with fine weather. Heavy Swell NW. PS 15. AM Scraped & cleaned the Gun Deck otherwise under the Boatswain. Tradesmen at their different occupations. Strange Sail standing at ye SW, Lat 44.5NL Long 24.28W.

Thursday May 29th 1828.
C&D N65E 171. First and middle parts fresh West breeze latter more moderate with fine weather. AM Employed blacking down the lower rigging. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Fore Top Sail. Other Tradesmen as before. Lat 45.20N Long 20.45W,

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Friday May 30th 1828.
C&D N65E 147. Moderate NNW winds throughout and thick misty weather. Small rain. A People employed at Junk Work. Tradesmen as yesterday. PS 12. Lat 46.25N Long 17.49W.

Saturday May 31st 1828.
C&D N61E 165. Pleasant West breeze throughout with fine weather. AM Scrubbed Hammocks washed the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the Fore Top Sail. PS 12. Other Tradesmen as most useful. Lat 47.42N Long 16.52W.

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Towards England

Sunday June 1st 1828.
C&D ---- 167. Steady WNW breeze throughout with Cloudy weather. PS 12. AM Performed Divine Service and at Noon mustered at Divisions. Lizard N66E 207 miles. Lat 48,44N (obs) Long 9.59W (obs).

Monday 2nd June 1828.
C&D ---- 165. Fresh W½S breeze throughout with fine weather. Drizzling rain. AM Bent the Cables and rove the Harbour Gier. Sailmaker on the Fore Top Sail. Cooper making buckets. At 4am Hove too and came on board Mr Randale Pilot and took charge of the Ship to the Downs. Lat 49.30N (obs) Long 6.10W.

[Pilot came on board the Vansittart about 50 miles SSW of Land's End (Lat 50.67N Long 5.72W) for the 360 miles up the English Channel to the Downs.]

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H.C. Ship Vansittart

Tuesday 3rd June 1828.
C&D ---- 153. First and middle parts steady WNW breeze latter variable from WSW with fine weather. PS 13. AM Washed clothes & as necessary. Tradesmen as useful. Noon Needle Point bearing EbN½N. St Aldans Head NbW½W. Deveril Point N½E. The Bill of Portland NE. At 1030pm Mr Rawes Purser left the Ship with the H. Company’s dispatches. Off St Aldans Head. Lat 50.35N (obs) Long 2.43W (obs).

Wednesday June 4th 1828.
In the first and middle parts a fresh WSW breeze latterly increasing from the SW with rain. Dunnose N14W. Culver Cliff N14E. At 9.30am Brought up with the Best Bower in Margate Roads in 8fms water and veered to 50fms. East Buoy of Margate Sand N½W. At 10pm Departed this life Edward Hawton Seaman. At 6am Committed the body of the deceased to the deep with the usual Ceremony. Hove too and took Mr James Shuttle Pilot on Board. Rounded the North Foreland. NB This log contains 36 hours and ends at Midnight to commence Harbour Logs.

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England

Thursday June 5th 1828.
In the first and middle part a fresh Gale from the West with hard Squalls and Rain. Veered away to 80fms latterly more moderate. PS 17 inches.

Friday June 6th 1828.
At 2am Weighed and made Sail with a strong breeze from WNW. At 6am Split the Main Top Sail and the Mizen. At 6.30am brought up with the Best Bower in Pansan Hole in 3fms. Veered away to 100fms Buoy of Kedge bearing SWbW distant one mile. Shifted the Main Top Sail with the best. Sailmaker preparing the Mizen.

[End of Sea Log]

[Start of Harbour log]

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H.C.S. Vansittart
June 11th – July 1828 Continuation of Log

Saturday June 7th 1828
At 3am Weighed and made Sail and worked up to The Nore. At 8am let go the Best Bower in 9fms and veered away to 10fms on the Chain, the Nore Light Vessel WbS. At 3pm Weighed and made Sail. At 8.30pm brought up with the Best Bower in 12fms and gave her 40fms of Cable. Hy Edmonds [signed]

Tuesday June 8th 1828.
At 3,30am Weighed and made Sail and worked up to Hole Haven. At 8.30 brought up with the Best Bower in 12fms and gave her 60fms of Cable. Hy Edmonds [signed]

Monday June 9th 1828.
At 3.30am Weighed and was taken in tow by the Albion Steam Boat. At 9am brought up with the Best Bower in 7fms about one Mile below Gravesend. Mr Perry Company’s Pilot came on Board and took charge. Blackwall. at 4 Weighed and was taken in tow by the Albion and Favourite at 10.30. Lashed alongside the Hulk. The Ships Company left the Ship. Employed discharging Stores & birthing the Ship. Mr Baker came on Board, Company Inspector. All Officers on Boaard. Hy Edmonds [signed].

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Tuesday June 10th 1828.
Light Winds and fine weather. Employed getting the Boats and Spars out and stripping the Ship. All Officers on board. Hy Edmonds [signed].

Wednesday June 11th 1828.
Wind & weather as yesterday. Employed getting the Guns out and stripping Ship. All Officers on board. Hy Edmonds [signed].

Thursday June 12th 1828.
Light Winds and fine weather. Employed stripping Ship and washing and cleaning throughout. All Officers on board. Hy Edmonds [signed].

Friday June 13th 1828.
Wind and weather as per days past . At 1pm cast off from the Hulk and hauled into the Basin and lashed alongside the Engine House. Officers on board 1st & 3rd. Hy Edmonds [signed].

Saturday June 14th 1828.
Light Winds and fine weather. At 6pm hauled into the Import Dock. Employed delivering Baggage and Teas on Acct of the Hon Company. Officers on board Chief and 3rd. Gunner painting the Ship inside. Draft of Water Fwd 20.3 Aft 22.10.

Sunday June 15th 1828.
Docks Shut. Hy Edmonds [signed].

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Monday June 16th 1828.
Light Airs with small rain in the first part. Employed discharging the Hon Companys Teas. Officers on board. Chief & 3rd. Hy Edmonds [signed].

Tuesday June 17th 1828.
Fresh breeze from the NE and fine weather. Employed discharging Hon Companys Teas & Private Trade. Officers on board Chief & 3rd. Pumped Ship at 10 inches. Hy Edmonds [signed].

Wednesday June 18th 1828.
Moderate Winds from Eastward with passing Showers. Employed discharging Hon Compy Teas and Private Trade Silk. Gunner painting Ship inside. Officers as yesterday. Pumped Ship 15 inches Hy Edmonds [signed].

Thursday June 19th 1828.
Fresh East Winds with passing Showers. Employed discharging Hon Companys Teas and Private Trade. Gunner Painting the Ship. Officers on board Chief & 3rd. Hy Edmonds [signed].

Friday June 20th 1828.
Light Winds and cloudy weather. Employed discharging Hon Compys Teas. Officers as yesterday. Pumped Ship 14 inches. Hy Edmonds [signed].

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Saturday June 21st 1828.
Fresh W Winds and much Rain. Employed discharging Hon Compys Teas and Private Trade. Officers 1st & 3rd. Hy Edmonds [signed].

Sunday June 22nd 1828.
Docks Shut. Hy Edmonds [signed].

Monday June 23rd 1828.
Light Winds and fine weather. Employed discharging Hon Companys Teas. Gunner painting the Ship outside. Officers on board chief & 3rd. Pumped Ship 14 inches. Hy Edmonds [signed].

Tuesday June 24th 1828.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Employed discharging Hon Companys Cargo and Private Trade. Gunner painting outside. Officers on board Chief & 3rd. Hy Edmonds [signed].

Wednesday June 25th 1828.
Light Airs and fine weather. Employed as yesterday. Officers on board chief & 3rd. Pumped Ship 13 inches. Hy Edmonds [signed].

Thursday June 26th 1828.
Winds and weather as yesterday. Employed discharging Teas on Acct of the Hon Company. Officers on board Chief & 3rd. Pumped Ship 14 inches. Hy Edmonds [signed].

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Friday June 27th 1828.
East Winds and fine weather. Employed as yesterday. Officers as before. Pumped Ship 12 inches. Hy Edmonds [signed].

Saturday June 28th 1828.
Wind and weather as yesterday. Employed discharging Hon Companys Teas. Officers on board Chief & 3rd. Hy Edmonds [signed].

Sunday June 27th.
Docks Shut. Hy Edmonds [signed].

Monday June 30th 1828.
Fresh breezes and fine weather, Employed discharging Hon Companys Teas and the last of the Private Trade. Officers on board chief & 3rd. Pumped Ship 14 inches. Hy Edmonds [signed].

Tuesday July 1st.
Westerly Winds and rain. Employed discharging Hon Companys Teas. Officers on board Chief & 3rd. Hy Edmonds [signed].

Wednesday July 2nd 1828.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Employed as before. Officers on board chief & 3rd. Hy Edmonds [signed].

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Thursday July 3rd 1828.
Westerly Winds and fine weather. Employed as yesterday. Officers on board Chief & 3rd. Pumped Ship 12 inches. Hy Edmonds [signed].

Friday July 4th 1828.
Light Winds and fine weather. Employed discharging Hon Companys Teas. Officers on board Chief & 3rd. Pumped Ship 12 inches. Hy Edmonds [signed].

Saturday July 5th 1828.
Fresh Westerly Winds and fine weather. Employed as yesterday. Officers as before. Hy Edmonds [signed].

Sunday July 6th 1828.
Docks Shut. Hy Edmonds [signed].

Monday July 7th 1828.
Moderate winds and ---- weather. Employed as before. Officers on board Chief & 3rd. PS 12 inches. Hy Edmonds [signed].

Tuesday July 8th 1828.
ESE winds and fine weather. Employed discharging the last of the Hon Compys Teas. Officers on board chief & 3rd. PS 14 inches. Hy Edmonds [signed].

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Wednesday July 9th 1828.
Winds as yesterday. Employed getting the Shingle Ballast out and clearing the Hold & Lazeretto. Officers on board Chief & 3rd. Hy Edmonds [signed].

Thursday July 10th 1828.
Fresh breeze with much rain. Employed about the ballast & getting the Stores out. Officers on board Chief & 3rd. Hy Edmonds [signed].

Friday 11th July 1828.
Moderate at times NW and fine weather. At 6.30 hauled the Ship into the Export Dock and made fast alongside the Atlas. Employed clearing the Limbers and discharging Stores. At 12.30 Cleared Ship by His Majesty’s Customs. Officers on board Chief & 3rd. Hy Edmonds [signed].

This is the continuation of my Original Journal. W.H.C. Dalrymple [Signed] Witness G Bryant.

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[Page 212: - Instruction on soundings in the Sunda Strait, Java.]

October 22nd 1827.
Mr Lemondine recommends, in fine weather in the want of not finding a Pilot off Palmyras [Palmyra Island] to Stand over to the Eastern reef about 14fms towards the Reef to endeavour to make the floating light, where there is a Pilot Brig Stationed to take Pilots from Outward Ships. In 19fms off Point Palmyrass [Palmyra Island] the light is not seen except in clear weather. NB There is no light vessel in the Western Channel and the One in the Eastern channel is in Lat 21.5 North.

Bearings at Anchor in Xuandei harbour North entrance N73E.

Southern ditto S28E, Nest Island S19E, Island off Vinglom N88W.

Buoy Rock N45W. North entrance to inner Harbour N31W. Western entrance ditto N48W.

It appears to be high water at 10am at which time the Buoy Rock was covered and out of sight. At 5pm when we reached the anchorage it was quite visible about the size of a long Boat.

The Marguia Island just shut in with the South entrance there are 8fms water a long mile within the Buoy Rock an within the Small Island off the Cove bearing South there are fms.

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List of the Crew HC Ship Vansittart 7th voyage 1827/8
No, Names Stations Casualties [With added notes from Farrington etc.]
1 William H C Dalrymple Commander [William Henry Clarence Dalrymple was born in England 10 Jan 1791. He was midshipman in Royal Navy 6m; midshipman Marquis of Ely 1805/6 & 1808/9; 4th mate Marchioness of Ely 1811/2; 3rd mate Marchioness of Ely 1813/4; 2nd mate Marquis of Ely 1815/6; 2nd mate Marchioness of Ely 1817/8; Capt Vansittart (4) 1820/1. 1822/3. 1824/5 & 1826/7.]
2 Henry Edmonds Chief Mate [Born England 7 Jun 1795, midshipman Winchelsea (3) 1811/2 & 1813/4; 4th mate Asia (6) 1815/6; 3rd mate Regent 1818/9; 3rd mate Farquharson 1820/1; 2nd mate Warren Hastings (5) 1822/3; 2nd mate Vansittart (4) 1824/5; 1st mate Vansittart (4) 1826/7.]
3 John Rickett Second Mate [Born England on 7 Nov 1801. Midshipman Astell 1813/4; midshipman Cambridge 1815/6; midshipman Dunira 1817/8; 5th mate Vansittart (4) 1820/1; 4th mate Warren Hastings (5) 1822/3; 3rd mate Bridgewater (3) 1824/5; 2nd mate Vansittart (4) 1826/7. John Rickett, FRMS, late of HEICS and of Hong Kong, He died May 11, 1878, aged 76 and was buried in Croydon Cemetery. " Rest weary soul, rest, sweetly rest." Mr. Rickett resided in the Wellesley Road for some time, but removed into Dingwall Road before his death. He was an ardent meteorologist, and kept a perfect set of instruments for recording the weather. For some time he published these in the Croydon Advertiser, but growing infirmities prevented his taking a complete register, and when he could no longer furnish a perfect report he discontinued them altogether. He was a strict Conservative, and had ideas of his own which made him resolve never to wear an overcoat. ]
4 Adam H Crawford Third Mate [Adam Howden Crawford was at North Berwick, 17 Oct 1804, son of Alexander, farmer, & Euphemia Howden, of Rhodes. Midshipman Vansittart (4) 1818/9 & 1820/1; 6th mate Vansittart (4) 1822/3; 4th mate Vansittart (4) 1824/5; 3rd mate Vansittart (4) 1826/7; 2nd mate General Kyd 1828/9; 2nd mate Vansittart (4) 1830/1 & 1832/3. He married Margaret Buchan Chalmers, born 1821, died 1896 aged 75. Their children were Euphemia Crawford, born 1855, died 1924 aged 69 & Francis Chalmers Crawford, died 1906. They were buried in Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh.]
5 Henry Denny Fourth Mate [Born England 23 Oct 1804, acting midshipman to cape, Mauritius and Mediterranean 8m; midshipman Charles Grant 1822/3; 5th mate Roxburgh Castle 1824/5; 4th mate Vansittart (4) 1826/7.]
6 J D Horsman Fifth Mate [John Dalrymple Horsman was born Madras Feb 1808, midshipman Atlas (4) 1822/3, home in Vansittart (4); 6th mate Vansittart (4) 1824/5; 5th mate Vansittart (4) 1826/7; 4th mate Herefordshire 1828/9; 3rd mate Rose (4) 1830/1; 2nd mate Rose (4) 1832/3. He became a captain and in the 1840's lived in Edinburgh. His brother, E Horsman was MP for Cockermouth.]
7 J B Owen Sixth Mate [6th mate Vansittart (4) 1826/7.]
8 J W Wilson Surgeon [James William Wilson, surgeon's mate Inglis 1812/3; surgeon Vansittart (4) 1814, 1814/5, 1816/7, 1818/9, 1820/1, 1822/3, 1824/5, 1826/7, 1828/9 & 1830/1.]
9 Richd Rawes Purser [Born 11th Sep 1785 and baptised Shap, Westmorland 13 Sep. He served as Purser on the Juliana in 1811/2 to Batavia; on the Wexford 1813/4 & 1815/6; on the Warren Hastings 1818/9 to China; on the Vansittart 1820/1 & 1822/3 1824/5 & 1826/7 to China.]
10 Willm Cartwright Surgns assist
11 John Waters Boatswain
12 David Scott Gunner
13 James Thornton Master at Arms
14 Edward Dunning Carpenter Died at sea Novr 11th 1827
15 Arthur Richardson Midshipman
16 Charles Godfrey Midshipman
17 Ambrose Skinner Midshipman
18 George Marsh Midshipman
19 John Gordon Midshipman Run Augst 5th 1827 at Sauger
20 John Clark Caulker
21 Henry Batchelor Cooper
22 Joseph Stewart Captns Cook
23 Lewis Noel Ship's Cook
24 John Scarf Captns Steward
25 Lewis Morrish Ship's Steward
26 John Campbell Boatswain's Mate
27 William Brown Boatswain's Mate
28 Thomas Carr Boatswain's Mate
29 John Day Boatswain's Mate
30 Benjn Hastings AB [Able Bodied Seaman]
31 Francis McGill do
32 Richd Smith do
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Crew of the HC Ship Vansittart
No, Names Stations Casualties [With added notes from Farrington etc.]
33 John Wade AB [Able Bodied Seaman]
34 William Brown do
35 Henry Dennis do
36 William Lowe do
37 John Buckofen do
38 Thomas Coleman do
39 James Strickland do
40 John Burke do Died Augst 1st 1827 at Sauger
41 Frederick Fraser do
42 John Gurney do
43 John Peters do
44 Charles Benson do
45 Mathw Carlile do
46 Antony Cramer do
47 John South Gunner's Mate
48 John Rider Gunner's Mate Disrated as Gunner's mate and Rated AB [Able Bodied Seaman] July 6th 1827
49 Richd Watson Carprs 1st Mate
50 William Wanstall Carprs 2nd Mate Apprentised Carpenter Novr 12th 1827. [Described as a boy when he died at Whampoa.]
51 Robert Dalgety Caulker's Mate
52 John Noice Cooper's Mate
53 William Lewis Quarter Master
54 Henry Jackson do
55 Thomas Davis do
56 William Rich do
57 Patrk Burrell do
58 James Armstrong do
59 Andw Inglis do Died Augst 4th 1827 at Sauger
60 George Thompson do
61 James Hashan do Disrated to AB [Able Bodied Seaman] July 6th 1827
62 Henry Haynes do Disrated December 20th 1827 Rated Ordy Seaman
63 Thomas Thomas do
64 John Stewart do Sent sick to the Hospital Calcutta Augst 9th 1827
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Crew of the HC Ship Vansittart
No, Names Stations Casualties [With added notes from Farrington etc.]
65 John Burns Sailmaker
66 John Chisholm Armourer
67 Thomas Farmer Butcher
68 James Watson Baker
69 Charles Helper Poulterer
70 Saml Woodhough AB
71 Joseph Antonia do
72 John Puddicombe do Died in China Novr 21st 1827
73 Edward Hawton do Died June 4th 1828
74 James Hetley do
75 John Hopple do
76 William Jarvis do Unfortunately drowned April 6th 1828
77 William Jones do
78 Charles Coleman do
79 William Dennis do
80 Pascoe Cheshire do
81 Danl Moore do
82 John Thompson do Died July 11th 1827 Sauger
83 Rich Philips do Died July 5th 1827 Sauger
84 Michl Tant do Disrated to Ordy Seaman for theft Feby 19th 1828
85 Robert Higgins do
86 John Davis do
87 Samuel Gregg do
88 Thomas Horsburgh do
89 Martin Burke do
90 Joseph Budgett do
91 Thomas Connelly do
92 Ernest Reiniky do
93 John Sutton do
94 Nich's Scriven do
95 Willm Robberts do
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Crew of the HC Ship Vansittart
No, Names Stations Casualties [With added notes from Farrington etc.]
96 Peter Brown do
97 John Evans do
98 John Cox do
99 Francis Brown do
100 Michl Murphy do
101 John Barker do Run Augst 5th 1827 at Sauger
102 John Brown do
103 William Elliott do
104 John Robertson do
105 John Hill do
106 John Wm Parry do
107 Joshua Anderson do Joined ship at Sauger July 27th 1827
108 Geo Roll do Joined ship at Sauger July 27th 1827
109 Joshua Anderson do Joined ship at Sauger July 27th 1827
110 William Tilly do Joined ship at Sauger July 27th 1827
111 John Farren do Joined ship at Sauger July 27th 1827
112 William Green do Run at Penang Septr 11th 1827 - Joined ship Sauger July 27th 1827,
113 Alexr Scott do Joined ship Singapore Octr 2nd 1827
114 James Bashford do Joined ship China Decr 25th 1827
115 John Thompson Marine working his passage joined at China Jany 24th 1828
116 Jacob Brown Ordy Joined ship at Sauger July 27th 1827
117 John Miller do
118 Alexr Anderson do
119 John Williams do
120 Dennis Leary do
121 John Sullivan do
122 James Wood do
123 William Cannon do
124 John Sullivan do
125 Peter Walstrom do
126 Peter Young do
127 George Pearce do
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Crew of the HC Ship Vansittart
No, Names Stations Casualties [With added notes from Farrington etc.]
128 William Wackenfield Ordy
129 Willm Johnson do
130 Thomas Hanslove do
131 Alexr Cable do
132 John Mayne do
133 Peter Telemacus do
134 Willm Ellis do
135 John Wall do
136 John Colls do
137 Michl King do
138 Michl Donaghue do
139 Thomas Parker do
140 Cornelius Connolly do
141 John Clare do
142 Thomas Petrie do
143 Andrew Jansen do
144 John Oakley do
145 Danl Higgins do
146 John Havre do
147 Jonathn Parker do Died July 13th 1827 at Sauger
148 Thomas Kane Boy Ordy Decr 16th 1827
149 John Baker do do
150 John Thompson do
151 Willm Wanstal do Drowned in China Decr 22nd 1827
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List of passengers returning to England
No, Names Descriptions Remarks [With added notes etc.]
1 John Deans Esqr Merchant Returning from Java
2 Mrs M Deans Wife of J D do
3 Master J[ohn] P[almer] Deans Child of J D Died March 12th 1828
4 Miss M[argaret] A[nn] Deans Child of J D Died March 12th 1828
5 Buxoo Bengal native servant )Sent on board the General Harris at St Helena to their native Country
6 Ayat Bengal native servant )Sent on board the General Harris at St Helena to their native Country
7 John Thompson Mariner Charter party passenger
8 Mrs Tatter
Returning from St Helena and acting as servant to Mrs Deans
9 Lieut Col Baynes H C Service St Helena April 15th
The above were landed were landed at Southampton on the 4th June 1828
[Page 220:]
List of passengers proceeding from port to port
No. Names Description Where & when received Where and when delivered [With added notes etc.]
1 Mr T Connolly Bengal Civil Servant Sauger Augt 25th 1827 Macoa Nov 13th 1827
2 Mr Robt Trotter do Sauger Augt 7th 1827 Macoa Nov 13th 1827
3 Col Baynes
Penang Sepr 13th 1827 Singapore Octr 2nd 1827
4 Boxoo Native servant Penang Sepr 13th 1827 Singapore Octr 2nd 1827
5 W J Patullo Civil servant Penang Sepr 13th 1827 Singapore Octr 2nd 1827
6 Boxoo Native servant Penang Sepr 13th 1827 Singapore Octr 2nd 1827
7 Menedade Native servant Penang Sepr 13th 1827 Singapore Octr 2nd 1827
8 Ingon Native servant Sauger Augt 7th 1827 Macoa Novr 13th 1827
9 John De Sauzy Native servant Sauger Augt 7th 1827 Macoa Novr 13th 1827
I do declare upon honour that the ----gning[?] are true & correct list of ship Company Troops & passengers to the best of my knowledge & belief. - W H C Dalrymple


The Ledger & Pay Book for this voyage has not been transcribed.


APPENDIX 1

Notes and Glossary

  1. Called to Quarters - in this context means called to action stations.
  2. Country Ships - Honourable East India Company's ships that plied between ports in the Eastern seas.
  3. ODNB - Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
  4. Editor's notes in square brackets.
  5. Extra ships - ships built in India and hired by the HEICS for a particular voyage. These were often made from better materials than those made in Britain and were considered to be longer lasting (The East Indiamen by Russell Miller).
  6. Hull Down - so far away the hull is out of sight below the horizon.
  7. Letters of Marque - A Government licence given to the owners of private ships during the time of war, commissioning them to attack and seize the ships or property of the enemy.
  8. NI = Native Infantry.
  9. The Ship's Log contains the Sea Log where entries are from noon the day before to noon on the date of entry. The Harbour Journal contains the normal 24 hours from midnight. It also seems that hour by hour events are put on the left side of the Journal form as they happen and then the Captain sits down after midday to write up the highlights of the previous 24 hours on the right side.


APPENDIX 2

Glossary of Abbreviations and Terms
Abbreviations in the log have been expanded where possible.

Please see the Wikipedia Glossary of nautical terms for additional information.

Cable's length (distance): tenth of a nautical mile (approx 101 fathoms).
1 Fathom: 6 Feet (1.8 metres).
1 league: 3 statute miles (4.828032 km) on land or 3 Nautical miles = 3.45 land miles, (5.556 km at sea). On land it was the distance one could walk in about an hour.
Nautical miles: 1.151 miles approx. The nautical mile is based on the circumference of the Earth and is equal to one minute of latitude.


Arrack: distilled alcoholic drink made from the sap of coconut flowers.
Bales: of cloth.
Bankshall: is a warehouse in the East Indies.
Bar: of sand etc., across river mouth.
Bateing: Lowering, letting down, depressing.
Beating: sailing as close as possible towards the wind (perhaps only about 60°) in a zig-zag course to attain an upwind direction to which it is impossible to sail directly; also known as tacking.
Bend, bent: to tie or attach.
Billet wood: wood for living quarters.
Bobstay: a stay which holds the bowsprit downwards, counteracting the effect of the forestay. Usually made of wire or chain to eliminate stretch.
Bowsprit Shrouds: ropes extending from the head of the Bowsprit to the bow & sides of the vessel.
Bumkin: sometimes Bumpkin - an iron bar or spar projecting from the ship’s side.
Butter nut: probably butternut squash for drinking.
C&D: course & distance.
Can/Cann: Indian hemp.
Careened: cleaning the underside of the ship of barnacles etc.
Carronade: a short smoothbore, cast iron cannon, which was used by the Royal Navy and first produced by the Carron Company in the 1770s.
Catharpining: short ropes or iron clamps used to brace in the shrouds toward the masts.
Cathead:  To prepare an anchor, after raising it by lifting it with a tackle to the cat head, prior to securing it alongside for sea. An anchor raised to the cat head is said to be catted.
Caulk: sealing crevices in deck etc.
Caulker: a filler and sealer.
Chaldron: bushels = 8 gallons.
Chist: a bag or chest containing items belonging to a sailer.
Chops: [of tea] sealed boxes.
Chow chow chop: last boat with small & personal items.
Cleat (Clete): a T shaped piece of metal or wood to which ropes are attached..
Cockets: Seals belonging to the King’s Custom House or a sealed document with certificates showing that duty had been paid on the merchandise.
Coiar [coir]: A rope made from the fibre of the Coconut in Malaysia.
Congo: "chops of congo tea" were loaded onto East Indiamen at Whampoa, China for export to England.
Conn: Position for directing a ships steerage, helm etc. (Hence modern: Conning-tower on a submarine).
Cordage: rope.
Courses down: all sails attached to lowest yards.
Crossjack: a square yard used to spread the foot of a topsail where no course is set, e.g. on the foremast of a topsail or above the driver on the mizzen mast of a ship rigged vessel.
Cuddy: a small cabin in a boat.
Cutter: small boat fitted for rowing or sailing.
D'ft: draft, depth of boat or ship.
Dawk boat: An old postal system used in Pakistan.
Dials: sense not known.
Disrate: to reduce in rank or rating; demote.
Divisions: Parade of Ships Crew.
Dolphin striker: a short near vertical spar under the bowsprit.
Dunnage: packing to protect cargo.
F'ms: fathoms.
False Fire: Used for signalling at sea at night. A composition which burned with a blue flame was packed into a wooden tube and when ignited would burn for several minutes.
Fidded: small wooden bar attached to a small mast in the upper rigging.
Fish pieces: to repair a mast or spar with a fillet of wood.
Flints: hard stone.
Fluted the fore rigging: Meaning not sure, perhaps a form of tying and folding the rigging.
F'ded: folded.
F'wd: forward, front of ship.
Frapping: to frap, the use of rope to bind.
Gaff: repair a mast or spar with a fillet of wood.
Gall't: gallant, a top sail.
Gammoned: the lashing of ropes.
Gang cask: a gang is a narrow platform on a deep-waisted ship leading from the quarter-deck to the forecastle. Presumably these casks were set on this gang.
Giggar: see Jigger.
Grapnals: A small anchor with several flukes.
Gunwale: Gun Whale - upper edge of side of ship.
Gig: Captain's gig: A light narrow ship’s boat generally rowed, at the disposal of the ship's captain for his use in transportation to other ships or to the shore.
Gunter: The gunter is defined as a wire that leads from one point near the end of a gaff to a point near the other end. A vessel with a gunter rigged mainsail is called a gunter rig.
Halse/Hawse: the shaft or hole in the side of a vessel's bow through which the anchor chain passes.
H C'ys: Honourable Company.
Hoppo: Chinese Customhouse Officers - overseers.
Hoy: a type of wherry, barge, bark, lighter, under the general description of river craft, used for transporting cargo to and from ship etc.
Hull down: ship almost beyond the horizon, only showing the sails.
Inclinable: favourable.
Jiggermast & sails: a jiggermast is a fourth mast set at the stern of the ship and carrying triangular sails.
Jolly boat: a type of small ship's boat used to ferry personnel & small items to & from the ship.
Junk: old ropes, cables, oakum etc.
Jury: a temporary sail or mast, often used in an emergency.
Kedge: anchor used for warping.
Kentledge: pig-iron etc. used for ballast - "so as to avoid tilts and shifts".
Launch: shallow draft boat.
Lazeretto: a small stowage locker at the aft end of a boat, sometimes used as a quarantine.
Leadsman: A sailor who takes soundings with a lead.
Letters of Marque: A Government licence given to the owners of private ships during the time of war, commissioning them to attack and seize the ships or property of the enemy.
Lights: lightning.
Lighters: Flat bottomed boats used for transporting cargo to a wharf, see under 'Hoy'.
Limber: detachable gun carriage.
Lumber: labourer for unloading cargo.
Martingale: lower stay of rope used to sustain strain of the forestays.
Mats, Matts: a thick web of rope yarn used to protect the standing rigging from the friction of other ropes.
Mechanics: Tradesmen .
Messenger: An endless rope or chain passing from the capstan to the cable to haul it in.
Miz: mizzen; the third and smallest mast.
Mizzling: thick mist or fine rain.
Muller: used for grinding paint colours.
Mungeet: The Bengal Madder or Munjeet, a plant whose roots are used for dying.
Nipper: short rope used to bind a cable to the moving line propelled by the capstan.
Oakum: used for sealing crevices in deck etc.
Offing: a position at a distance from shore.
Owers Light: off Selsley Bill.
Paddy: Rice with the husk or in the Straw.
Paying: filling a seam with caulking or pitch.
Pendante: A length of wire or rope secured at one end to a mast or spar and having a block or other fitting at the lower end.
People: Captain Rawes describes his crew as 'people'.
Puddening: Fibres of old rope packed between spars, or used as fender.
Quoins: Tapered blocks, probably used to prevent guns and barrels from moving.
Rattan: Tough stems of palms used for wickerwork, canes, sticks etc.
Rattling: working on rigging etc.
Roads: The term Roads (short for roadstead) indicates the safety of a port; as applied to a body of water, it is a partly sheltered area of water near a shore in which vessels may ride at anchor".
Reg'g: replacing.
Reeving: threading a line through blocks (& tackle).
Rep'r: repairing.
Requisite: required by circumstances.
Rouse: haul by force.
Rowed/row/road guard: communicating by flag.
Salt petre, beating of: meaning not known.
Scuttle: a small opening, or lid thereof, in a ship's deck or hull.
Serang: a native captain of a crew of sailors in the East Indies.
Shift: change or alter.
Shockbury: Shoeburyness.
S'l/Sig'l: signal.
Sinnet & Spun yarn: to do with rope making.
Skysails: A sail set very high, above the royals. Only carried by a few ships.
Spanker: A full-rigged ship has a spanker sail aft but not a spanker-mast.
Spoke: an action - not sure of context in this case.
Spring, sprung: split or cracked.
Spritsail: is a four sided sail usually laced on to the mast along its luff. It can range from almost square to having a pronounced peak. It may or may not have a boom, but it will always have a sprit. A sprit is a spar which supports the peak of the sail.
Standing: the fixed part of rigging that support the masts.
Stayed: secure with stays.
Steerage: Section of a ship for inexpensive accommodation with no individual cabins.
Stilt: Not known in this sense.
Stream 'anchor': A light anchor for use with a bower in narrow waterways.
Studding Gear / Sails: Long and narrow sails, used only in fine weather, on the outside of the large square sails.
Sun: Sunn-hemp – Indian Hemp.
Sway: to move or hoist.
Swayed: moved.
Swifters: a pair of shrouds fixed above the other shrouds for swifting or stiffening a mast.
Syrang: An official in India, someone in charge of a harbour craft.
Tierces: casks or crates.
Tindal: a petty officer among lascars, or native East Indian sailors; a boatswain's mate; .
Trimming: preparation for sailing.
Trestle-tree: two pieces of timber, horizontally fore & aft on opposite sides of the mast-head to support the cross-trees & mast above.
Trussel: a furled sail.
Turned: the action, in this case, of punishment such as being tied to the mast.
Twanky Tea: an inferior grade of green tea.
Trow: a small river sailing craft, much used on the river Severn.
Twined: the act of tying a man of object to the mast.
Unbent: detached.
V'ble: variable.
Warping: moving ship from one place to another.
Waist: the central deck of a ship between the forecastle and the quarterdeck.
Waist anchors: spare anchors for use in emergency.
W'r: weather.
Weigh: raise anchor before sailing.
Whiskers: spreaders from the bows to spread the bowsprit.
Wore ship: is a past tense form of "wear ship": to turn away from the wind.
Yawl: A rowboat on davits at the stern of the ship.


APPENDIX 3

Bibliography:

  • Barnettmaritime Internet Site on the explanation and history of the HEICS www.barnettmaritime.co.uk.
  • Contemporary Newspaper and Journals.
  • Miller, Russell: "The East Indiamen" publ. Time-Life Books 1980.
  • Cotton, E: "East Indiamen - The East India Company's Maritime Service" London 1949.
  • East India Company Archive - British Library. Ref: L/MAR/B/217C. Journal and Log of the H.E.I.C. Ship Huddart 10 March 1806 to 6 October 1807.
  • Eicships.threedecks.org for information concerning types of ships in the HEICS see: www.eicships.threedecks.
  • Farrington, A: "Catalogue of The East India Ship's Journals and Logs. 1600 - 1834". British Library 1999.
  • Farrington, A: "A Biographical Index of East India Company Maritime Officers 1600 - 1834". British Library. 1999.
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  • Hardy, C: "Register of Ships - The East India Company 1760 - 1810" London 1811.
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  • Pbenyon Internet Site dedicated to information on HMS ships of the period: www.pbenyon.plus.com.
  • East_Indiamen: www.wow.


APPENDIX 4

Captain Dalrymple

William Henry Clarence Dalrymple was born in England 10 Jan 1791. He was the son of Colonel George Dalrymple and his wife Martha Willett Miller. He was married in 1830 to Margaret Werge, the daughter of Lt-Col Oswald Werge. They had two daughters: Mary Mary and Ellen Arbuthnot. William Dalymple served in the HEICS as: midshipman in Royal Navy 6m; midshipman Marquis of Ely 1805/6 & 1808/9; 4th mate Marchioness of Ely 1811/2; 3rd mate Marchioness of Ely 1813/4; 2nd mate Marquis of Ely 1815/6; 2nd mate Marchioness of Ely 1817/8; Capt Vansittart (4) 1820/1. 1822/3. 1824/5 & 1826/7. He died in 1838.


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