THE HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY SERVICE

This is the Journal & Log of the Honourable East India Company Ship, the Repulse on her voyage to Whampoa 1831-1832. Commanded by Captain Henry Gribble.

EXTRACTS

THE JOURNAL AND SHIP'S LOG

OF THE HON. COMPANY'S SHIP

REPULSE

(EAST INDIA DOCKS, BLACKWALL, LONDON, ENGLAND)

Written by The Commander, Captain Henry Gribble

Voyage to Madras, Bengal and China

4 Jan 1831 - 21 Apr 1832

(British Library Ref: L / MAR / B / 51F.)

Extracted by
Bryant G. Bayliffe & Julian A. Rawes
January 2016


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.


Repulse

Her first voyage was from England in November 1820 under Captain John Paterson who commanded her for the next two voyages. On her fourth voyage to China in 1826, she was commanded by Captain Charles B Gribble. Voyages 5 & 6 were under Captain Henry Gribble. All six voyages were to China.

The National Maritime Museum has a collection of ships logs. Amongst their collection are duplicate logs from the Repulse covering five voyages to China made by Christopher Hill, midshipman to 4th Mate from 1822 to 1832.

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

REPULSE: Built by Wigram, launched 1820, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 166ft 4in, keel 133ft 10¾in, breadth 43ft 3½in, hold 17ft 1in, wing transom 26ft, port cell 29ft 4in, waist 1ft 4in, between decks 6ft 7in & 6ft 4½in, roundhouse 6ft 4¾in, ports 14 middle & upper, deck range 97ft 6in, 1334 tons. Principal Managing Owner: John F Timins.

          6 1830/1 Madras, Bengal and China

          L/MAR/B/51P      Journal 4 Jan 1831-21 Apr 1832

          L/MAR/B/51L(1)  Ledger

          L/MAR/B/51L(2)  Pay Book

          Capt Henry Gribble

          Downs 20 Feb 1831 - 24 May Madras - 4 Jun Saugor

          6 Aug - 18 Aug Penang - 17 Sep Whampoa - 5 Nov

          Second Bar - 27 Jan 1832 St Helena - 17 Mar 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 commander described as Commodore. 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

Image 1: Hampshire Telegraph - 14 Feb 1831
Image 2: Morning Post - 21 Feb 1831
Image 3: Morning Post - 17 Mar 1832
Image 4: Caledonia Mercury - 19 Mar 1832


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 20 --- Thames A hoy or lighter, a small sailing craft used on the Thames for loading crew and passengers and cargo.
Page 22 --- Magnet & William IV Steam packets operating at Deptford.
Page 23 --- Sarah Described by Captain Gribble as a wreck [damaged] buoy a Collier brig on Saturday 19th Feb 1831 when she collided with the Repulse at Gravesend. Her master was John Richardson.
Page 23 --- The Swift Described by Captain Gribble as a Pilot Sloop which towed the Repulse from Gravesend.
Page 27 HCS Vansittart (4) Built at Calcutta by Gilmore 1813. 165ft long, 1273 tons. Made at least eleven voyages to China. Now on her tenth voyage under Captain Robert Scott.
Page 51 HCS Duke of Sussex Built by Thames Shipbuilding Co, launched 14 Dec 1826, length 166ft, 1336 tons. Made at least four voyages to China. Now on her third voyage under Captain Walter Horrocks Whitehead. Her crew and passenger list on the 1831/2 voyage has been published on the website: shadowsoftime.co.nz/dukesussex.html.
Page 72 HMS Crocodile Post Office packet, frigate, launched 28th Oct 1825. 6th rate, armament 28, 500 tons. She was in the Far East during 1829-1831 and was noted at Madras by Captain Gribble, her commander was probably Captain R Bancroft. In later years she spent much time in central and north American waters. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/C/01191.html. She was on harbour service from 1850 and sold in 1861.
Page 73 HMS Calcutta Designed by Sir Robert Seppings, and was the only ship built to her draught. Built in teak at Bombay Dockyard, launched 14 March 1831. 2nd rate, 84 guns, sail, length 196ft, 2291 tons, 720 crew. Noted at Madras by Captain Gribble on Saturday 28th May 1831, as she was beginning her maiden voyage to England under Captain Jervoise. A history of her is to be found on Wikipedia. See also www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/C/00767.html. She was sold in 1908. There ia rare survival of her figurehead. In 2013 the figure was restored, see: West Country News, in Devon and transported to the National Navy Museum where she is now housed.

   
HMS Calcutta in 1890 and her figurehead in 2013.

Page 73 HCS Coote A cruiser belonging to the Company, noted as a 'sloop of war' by Captain Gribble at Madras on Sunday 29th May 1831. In 1838 she was in the Gulf of Bombay and Aden. One of her main tasks was to suppress piracy in the seas around the Arabian Peninsula, bay of Bengal and the northern India ocean. See: www.barnettmaritime.co.uk/mainbombay.htm.
Page 73 HCS Syren Ship noted by Captain Gribble at Saugor as setting sail on Sunday 29th May 1831. She may have been the Country ship trading between India and China, which was noted in the Bay of Bengal in 1818.
Page 75 HCS Atras A pilot brig noted by Captain Gribble at Saugor on Saturday 4th June 1831.
Page 76 HCS Lady Melville Built by Wells, launched 1813, length 165ft, 1263 tons. Ten voyages to China are recorded of which this was her ninth, under Captain Robert Clifford. The website: www.historic-shipping.co.uk/robwigram/lmelville%2013.html, has a detailed history of her. Owned by Sir Robert and Octavus Wigram. She was sold to John Campbell Aug 1832 for £10,000 and broken up in London in 1834.

Lady Melville.
Page 76 HCS Thames (5) Built by Barnard, launched 1819, length 166ft, 1330 tons. Seven voyages to China are recorded of which this was her sixth, Commanded by Captain James Keith Forbes.
Page 76 HCS Farquharson Built by Gordon of Deptford 1820. Length 166ft, 1326 tons. Made at least seven voyages to China. Now on her sixth under Captain John 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 77 HCS Edward Bennett A sloop carrying cotton for the Company noted by Captain Gribble at Saugor on Thursday 16th June 1831.
Page 86 HCS Sherburne Probably the Sherbourne, a Company ship, described by Farrington as a chartered ship of 645 tons, owned by Smart & Co. I 1833 this ship sailed to Bengal under Captain Joseph Corbyn. This was her only recorded voyage by Farrington.
Page 87 HMS Wolf Sloop, launched 1826, armament 18, 454 tons. Sailed to the Far East in 1830. She was noted in the Bay of Bengal on 18th Aug 1931. A hulk and coal depot from 1848. See a history of her on: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/W/05264.html. She was disposed of in 1878.
Page 87 HCS Marquis of Huntly Built by Brent and launched in 1811, length 167ft, 1279 tons. Sailed to China 11 times and now on her 10th voyage under Captain John Hine.
Page 89 HCS Malcolm The only ship of this name found in Farrington, is a chartered ship of 600 tons which made four trips to Madras and Bengal between 1825 and 1831. Unfortunately this Malcolm was in the South Downs on 7th May 1831, which would rule it out as Captain Gribble notes the Malcolm in the Strait of Malacca on 23rd Aug 1831.
Page 92 HCS Hythe Built by Barnard, launched 1820, length 166ft, 1333 tons. Sailed to China at least six times. Now on her 6th voyage, under Captain Thomas Shepherd.
Page 101 HCS General Kyd Built Calcutta 1813. 1286 tons. Made at least nine voyages to China, one from India. Now on her ninth under Captain Alexander Nairne.
Page 103 HCS Herefordshire Built 1814, 165ft long, 1279 tons. Sailed to China at least 11 times. Now on her 10th voyage under Captain William Hope.
Page 104 HCS Buckinghamshire Built in Bombay 1816. 166ft long, 1369 tons. Sailed to China at least 10 times. Now on her 9th voyage under Captain Richard Glasspoole. After her last voyage under the Company flag in 1833/4, she was sold for £10,550.
Page 104 HCS Waterloo (1) Company's own ship built by Wigram, launched 21 Oct 1816. Length 166ft, 1325 tons. Nine voyages to China, of which this is the 8th. This was under Captain William R Blakely.
Page 109 HCS Lady Amelia Listed by Farrington as Ann & Amelia (3). She was a chartered ship of 587 tons, owned by Joseph Somes of London. Three trips to China are recorded of which this her third, under Captain William Compton. Farrington records her as "went on shore 1st September 1832 at Berck near Boulogne and abandoned". She was built at Chittagong in 1816, sold at Calcutta in 1823 as a free trader. In 1824 she was a convict ship from England to Australia. She was driven ashore in a gale and lost four of her thirty crew. Wikipedia has a detailed history of her.
Page 116 --- Orynthia She departed London and arrived at Bombay on 1st February 1825. She had departed Bombay on 22nd February 1825 and arrived at Portsmouth on 9th June 1825 under Captain Holton. She departed London and arrived at Singapore on 8th August 1827 under Captain Rixon. She departed Singapore 8th September 1827 and arrived at the Downs on 19th Jan 1827 under Captain Rixon. She departed on 20th June 1829 under Captain W Rixon to Batavia and Singapore. Lloyds Register 1838, states that she was built at Chepstow in 1823, her master was Captain Cox, she weighed 318 tons, Owned by Johnson's of London, sailing from London to Bermuda.
Page 167 --- George Washington A sloop built at Providence, R.I., USA in 1793; purchased by Congress at Providence 12 October 1798. See Wikipedia for her history. She passed the Repulse on Thursday 8th March 1832. in the North Atlantic and noted as a brigantine of Providence out of Amsterdam. See also the website: Ships named 'George Washington' for ships named George Washington.
Page 168 --- Julia A Swedish ship noted by Captain Gribble in the North Atlantic on 10th March 1832. She was heading to Hamburg from Rio de Janeiro and had been at sea for 85 days.
Page 172 --- Caesar A free trader noted riding at The Downs on 17th March 1832.
Page 175 --- Dart A Thames steam vessel acting as a tug for the Repulse on 22nd March 1832.
Page 175 --- Albion A Thames steam vessel acting as a tug for the Repulse on 22nd March 1832.


Contents of Ship's Log


Log Pages Description Date

1-18 Lists of crew and passengers


19-25 Harbour Log 4th Jan - 20th Feb 1831

26-72 Sea Log - Towards Madras 21st Feb - 24th May 1831

72-73 Start of Harbour Log - Madras 24th May to 30th May 1831

73-76 Sea Log - Madras to Bengal 31st May to 4th June 1831

76-81 Harbour Log at Saugor 4th June to 14th Aug 1831

82-87 Sea Log Saugor to Penang 15th Aug to 18th Aug 1831

88-91 Sea Log Penang to Singapore 20th Aug to 27th Aug 1831

92-100 Singapore to Whampoa 28th Aug to 12th Sep 1831

100-111 Harbour Log at Whampoa Reach 13th September to 17th November 1831

112-147 Sea Log towards St Helena 18th November 1831 to 27 January 1832

147-148 St Helena Harbour log 27 January to 28th January 1832

148-172 St Helena to England. 28th January to 17th March 1832

173-178 Harbour Log 18th March to 21st April 1832


The Journal

[Page 1: Front board cover with label 1831 2 51 F]


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

[Page 001:]

This is my original Journal

Henry Gribble
Commander

Witness
G Bryant

I hereby certify that I have in pursuance of
the Courts Regulations, delivered to the Clerk
to the Committee of Shipping, the prescribed
certificate of the good conduct of the
following officers who have served under
my command.

Mr Edward Jacob Chief Officer
Mr Arthur C. Watling second
Mr Mansell Rogers third
Mr Christopher Hill fourth

Henry Gribble [signed]
Commander

Witness
G Bryant [signed]


[Page 002:]

SHIP'S COMPANY
NO. NAMES DESCRIPTION WHERE BOARDED WHERE LANDED [NOTES]
1 Henry Gribble Esqre Commander Gravesend 17th Febry 1831
[Henry Gribble was born in north Devon 7 March 1804 and bap in Cross St Chapel, Barnstable on 10 July 1804. He came from a HEICS family of ship captains and officers, he was the son of Captain Charles Besly Gribble, & Mary Ann his wife. His HEICS career started with midshipman: Princess Charlotte of Wales 1818/9; 2nd mate to St Petersburg 5m; 5th mate Princess Charlotte of Wales 1820/1; 5th mate Herefordshire 1822/3; 3rd mate Charles Grant 1824/5; 1st mate Princess Charlotte of Wales 1826/7; Captain Repulse 1828/9 & 1831/2. In 1839 he was author of an account of a Journey to Canton. His wife was named Harriet, born Hampstead, and was living in Kensington in 1851 his wife and children Marie, born Hampstead, Beatrice, born Hampstead, Agnes, born Macao, Catherine, born Macao, Ellen, Kollongsoo Amoy, and Henry, born Hampstead. He died in 1856, leaving a Will. ]
2 Edward Jacob Chief Mate Gravesend 17th Febry 1831
[Edward Prince Jacob, bap Eglwysilan 5th Oct 1790, Glamorgan, son of James & Catherine; apprentice in coasting service 1y 6m; free mariner Metcalfe to India 1807, home as midshipman Thomas Grenville; 5th mate Royal George (4) 1809/10; 4th mate Royal George (4) 1811/2 & 1813/4; 3rd mate Royal George (5) 1816/7; 2nd mate Repulse 1820/1 & 1822/3; transferred as 1st mate Royal George (5) 2 Nov 1823; 2nd mate Royal George (5) 1824/5; 1st mate Reliance 1827/8; 1st mate Repulse 1830/1; 1st mate Castle Huntley 1832/3.]
3 Arthur C Watling Second Mate Gravesend 17th Febry 1831
[Arthur Capon Watling, born Sotterley, Suffolk, 16 Jan 1797; son of Arthur Utting Watling & Hannah Capon; midshipman Royal George (4) 1809/10 & 1811/2; midshipman Henry Addington (2) 1813/14; 3rd mate Mangles 1815/6; 4th mate William Pitt (2) 1818/9; 4th mate Repulse 1820/1; 3rd mate Royal George (5) 1822/3; 3rd mate Repulse 1824/5; 2nd mate Repulse 1826/7; 1828/9 & 1830/1; 2nd mate Bombay (3) 1832.3. He married Maria Dobson and in 1868 he was living at 5 Brunswick Square, London. He died in 1879 aged 82.]
4 Mansell Rogers Third Mate Gravesend 17th Febry 1831
[Mansel Rogers, 3 Jul & bap Middleton, Sussex 10 Jul 1806, son of John & Brappel; midshipman Royal George (5) 1822/3 & 1824/5 (transferred to Lowther Castle); midshipman Repulse 1826/7; 4th mate Princess Charlotte of Wales 1828/9; 3rd mate Repulse 1830/1; 3rd mate Farquharson 1832/3. ]
5 Christopher Hill Fourth Mate Gravesend 17th Febry 1831
[Christopher Hill, born 7 Jan & bap St Pancras, London 5 Feb 1805, son of Christopher & Elizabeth; midshipman Repulse 1822/3 & 1824/5; 6th mate Repulse 1826/7; 5th mate Repulse 1828/9; 4th mate Repulse 1830/1; 3rd mate Thames (5) 1832/3. Christopher Hill made parallel logs of his five voyages to China on the Repulse. These are lodged in the National Maritime Museum.]
6 John Rugg Fifth Mate Gravesend 17th Febry 1831
[John Salmon Rugg, born 12 Oct & bap Detling, Kent 15 Nov 1808, son of Robert & Ann; midshipman Kellie Castle 1824/5 & 1826/7 (home from China as 6th mate Farquharson); 6th mate Repulse 828/9; 5th mate Repulse 1830/1; 4th mate Warren Hastings (3) 1832/3. Brother to Jane Rugg, whose Will was proved in 1849. John Rugg died at Debtling on 2nd March 1878 aged 69.]
7 George Hamilton Sixth Mate Gravesend 17th Febry 1831
[George Hamilton was born at Oban, Scotland on 9 Apr 1809, son of James, Controller of Customs, & Dora; midshipman Repulse 1828/9; 6th mate Repulse 1830/1; 4th mate Duke of Sussex 1832/3.]
8 William Scott Surgeon Gravesend 17th Febry 1831
[William Scott, surgeon's mate Repulse 1820/1, 1822/3 & 1824/5; surgeon Repulse 1826/7, 1828/9 & 1830/1.]
9 Nicholas G Glass Purser Gravesend 17th Febry 1831
[Nicholas Gribble Glass, Purser Hope (2) 1806/7; Marchioness of Exeter 1808/9; Hope (2) 1810/1, 1812/3 & 1814/5; Bridgewater (5) 1816/7; Lowther Castle 1818/9, 1820/1 & 1822/3; Warren Hastings (3) 1824/5 ; Repulse 1826/7, 1828/9 & 1830/1; Warren Hastings (3) 1832/3. It is probable that Captain Henry Gribble and Nicholas Gribble Glass were related.]
10 Thomas Glendenning Boatswain Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

11 Samuel Barton Gunner Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

12 William Perring Master at Arms Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

13 William Whaites Carpenter Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

14 J E Jacobs Midn & Coxn Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

15 Marshfield Mason Midshipman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

16 W E Kent Midshipman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

17 J Drake Midshipman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

18 W B Bradford Midshipman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

19 John Murray Surgeon's mate Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

20 John Winbury Caulker Gravesend 17th Febry 1831
Died in China 13th Nov 1831.
21 Peter Forbes Cooper Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

22 Colin Dorward Captn's cook Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

23 John Kydd Ship's cook Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

24 Richard Reader Captn's steward Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

25 James Shafe Ship's steward Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

26 Charles Docking Boatsn's mate Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

27 Thomas Bonney Boatsn's mate Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

28 Thomas Evans Gunner's mate Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

29 William Clarkson Gunner's mate Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

30 William Dickenson Carpr's 1st mate Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

31 James Bathy Carpr's 2nd mate Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

32 James Sibun/Syburn Caulker's mate Gravesend 17th Febry 1831
Died in Bengal July 1st 1831
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33 Joseph Wilkins Cooper's mate Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

34 William Brown Quarter Master Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

35 John Langley Quarter Master Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

36 Thomas Barratt Quarter Master Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

37 Robert Robertson Quarter Master Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

38 James McPherson Quarter Master Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

39 John McLeane Quarter Master Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

40 Philip Porter Sail Maker Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

41 Richard Horton Armourer Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

42 Joseph Warwicker Butcher Gravesend 17th Febry 1831
Died in Bengal July 19th 1831
43 John Nash Baker Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

44 Thomas Messenger Poulterer Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

45 Henry Rayment Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

46 William Rivett Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

47 Thomas Poland Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

48 Gilbert Allen Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

49 Daniel Dingwell Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

50 James Curnow Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

51 Watson Park Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

52 Thomas Smith Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

53 Henry Pritchard Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

54 James Broad Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

55 Thomas Vernon Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

56 William Bennett Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

57 Edward Ashton Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

58 William Carey Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

59 William Falkner Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

60 Henry Spiers Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

61 Richard Cannon Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

62 Stephen Simmonds Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

63 James Griffin Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

64 Louis Thomas Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

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65 William Vaughan Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

66 William Morgan Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

67 George Plummer Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

68 James Wage Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

69 William Pennington Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

70 James Wilkinson Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

71 Francis Creamore Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

72 John Slowman Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

73 Richard Downes Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

74 Charles Stephens Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

75 Samuel Kydd Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

76 Angus McCarthy Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

77 John Gill Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

78 John Harling Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

79 Henry Morrison Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

80 George Price Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

81 William Jones Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

82 Charles Falkey Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

83 George Birch Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

84 Thomas Layford Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

85 Jno Wm Gingleback Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

86 Thomas Wilson Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

87 Thomas Boyle Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

88 Robert Edgar Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

89 Joseph Spiers Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

90 Charles H Martin Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

91 Abraham Starling Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

92 Adam Moodie Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

93 John Thorns Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

94 William Brown [2] Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831
Died at sea 30th Mar 1831
95 Thomas Brown Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

96 John Hemick Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

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97 John Osborne Seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

98 Robert Chisholm Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

99 Samuel West Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

100 James Smith Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

101 Manuel Keating Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

102 John Fogg Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

103 Charles Allen Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

104 Edward Farell Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

105 Andrew Christopher Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

106 Robert Ward Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

107 James Cherry Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

108 William Botham Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

109 Thomas Morgan Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

110 William Soymour Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

111 Joseph Harvey Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

112 John Migelle Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

113 Robert Hudson Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

114 John Simpson Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

115 Abraham Sutton Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

116 Robert Carr Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

117 Edward Noakes Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

118 Edward Thompson Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

119 Edward Prangs Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

120 Samuel Pardey Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

121 Robert Brabham Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

122 Isaac Westman Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

123 William de Jersey Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

124 Thomas Wilson (2) Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

125 Henry Kaler Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

126 John Lee Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

127 John Jacob Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

128 William Diamond Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

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129 John Butcher Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

130 Henry Montague Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831
Run at Madras 30th May 1831
131 Jno Wm Reid Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

132 Joseph Parker Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

133 George Bradfield Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

134 George Saunders Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

135 William Thacker Ordinary seaman Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

136 Joseph Hawkins Surgeon's servant Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

137 Thomas Hopwood Boatswn's servant Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

138 James Shackleton Gunner's servant Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

139 George Milgate Carpenter's servant Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

140 James Shafe Boy Gravesend 17th Febry 1831

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PASSENGERS
1 Major General Dalrymple H M's service Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
2 Ensign Hen Dalrymple H M's 26th Reg Adjutant to Major General Dalrymple Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
3 Mrs Dalrymple
Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
4 Miss Jane Dalrymple
Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
5 Georgiana Dalrymple
Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
6 Charlotte Dalrymple
Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
7 Mrs R E Norton
Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
8 Miss A Henry
Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
9 Miss Isabella McLeane
Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
10 Miss Fanny Treasure
Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
11 John Fraser Esqre
Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
12 Mr J W Goodwyn Writer Madras Estabt Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
13 Mr G I Gibbes Writer Madras Estabt Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
14 Ensign Bremner HM's 46th Reg Foot Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
15 Ensign Hall HM's 46th Reg Foot Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
16 Ensign McGreger HM's 46th Reg Foot Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
17 Ensign Murrey HM's 48th Reg Foot Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
18 Ensign Reid HM's 54th Reg Foot Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
19 Lieut Denham HM's 55th Reg Foot Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
20 Liuet Coleman HM's 55th Reg Foot Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
21 Ensign Dixon HM's 55th Reg Foot Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
22 Ensign Pender HM's 62nd Reg Foot Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
23 Lieut J B Fenton HM's 67th B N I Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Bengal 5th June 1831
24 Mr F H Hawtree Cadet Bengal Estabt Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Bengal 5th June 1831
25 Mrs A J Kelso Cadet Madras Estabt Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
26 Mr G H Walker Cadet Madras Estabt Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
27 Mr W B Stevens Cadet Madras Estabt Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
28 Mr F C Varson Cadet Madras Estabt Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
29 Henry Webber Cadet Madras Estabt Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
30 Elizabeth McSauly Servant Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
31 Mary Foly
Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
32 Annee Native servant Gravesend 18th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
33 Mr H C J Courtland
[Gravesend] 17th Febry 1831 Bengal 5th June 1831
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H C's Recruits Artillery
1 James Allen Qr Mr Sargeant Gravesend 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th 24th May 1831
2 Henry Judd Sergeant Gravesend 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
3 Daniel Denne[?] Sergeant 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
4 John Cunningham Sergeant 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
5 Thomas Lalhy Corporal 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
6 John Francis Corporal 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
7 Jonathan Pursglove Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
8 Thomas Harrington Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
9 James McLaughlin Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
10 Hugh Madden Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
11 Matthew Stucham Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
12 Charles Bayley Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
13 Robert J Calvert Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
14 Joseph Farrell Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
15 Hugh Douglas Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
16 John Donovan Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
17 James Hember Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
18 Timophy Coughlan Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
19 Martin Cooney Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
20 John Freeman Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
21 George Bogg Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
22 John Curran Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
23 Robt O'Sullivan Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
24 John Mackay Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
25 Peter Gibney Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
26 John Kelly Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
27 John Wharton Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
28 Pat Fitzpatrick Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
29 John Kinna Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
30 James Holt Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
31 Thomas Conway Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
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32 Joseph Glover Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
33 John Darlington Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
34 Robert Belgrave Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
35 Jas Cleary Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
36 James Healey Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
37 Daniel Lowney Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
38 John Johnson Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
39 Pat Keough Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
40 Alexander Thomas Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
41 James Seddon Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
42 John Sullivan (1) Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
43 John Sullivan (2) Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
44 James Willoughby Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
45 Micl Langan Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
46 John Davies Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
47 Peter Doyle Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
48 Micl Corcoran Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
49 Micl Pierce Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
50 Thomas Daily Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
51 William Lane Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
52 Micl Rahilly Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
53 Edward Cornell Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
54 James Rogers Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
55 Micl Prendergast Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
56 Pat Halloran Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
57 Nicolas Punch Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
58 John McDermott Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
59 John Pigott Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
60 John Waldegrave Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831

Infantry
61 William Rogers Sergeant Major 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
62 Thomas Jones Corporal 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
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63 Frederick Leeder Corporal 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
64 John Dougherty Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
65 Denis Sheehan Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
66 John Ronan Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
67 Samuel Brooks Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
68 Richard Byrce Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
69 Thomas Nowlan Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
70 John Mansfield Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
71 John McGovern Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
72 Thomas Walls Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
73 Pat Farrell Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
74 Michael Driscoll Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
75 William Green Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
76 Thomas Rogers Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
77 Edward Spicer Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
78 James Shepherd Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
79 Edward Hench Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
80 Michael Tierney Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
81 James Hanaghan Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
82 Bernard Donegan Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
83 James Preston Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
84 George Jacques Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
85 Edward Morris Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
86 John Clyne Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
87 John Quin Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
88 George Page Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
89 Robert Garside Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
90 James Simpson Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
91 Robert McCrenn Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
92 James Gallagher Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
93 William Jones Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
94 Joseph Threlfall Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
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95 Thomas Lane Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
96 Daniel Cavanagh Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
97 William Kingsworth Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
98 James Kennedy Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
99 James McCarthy Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
100 John Gettins Private 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831

A List of women and children accompanying the foregoing Detachment.
1 Martha Francis Wife of John Francis 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
2 Catherine Cleary Wife of Pat Cleary
17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
3 Bridget Cleary Daughter of Pat Cleary aged 14 mths 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831 Died at sea 7th May 1831
4 Sarah Thomas Wife of Alexr Thomas 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
5 Margaret Punch Wife of Nicholas Punch 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
6 Elizabeth Nowlan Wife of Thomas Nowlan 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
7 Sarah Spicer Wife of Edward Spicer 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
8 Catherine Lane Wife of Thomas Lane 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
9 Michael Lane Son of Thomas Lane aged 16mts 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
10 Sarah Kennedy Wife of James Kennedy 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
11 Margaret Keough Wife of Pat Keough 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
12 John Keough Son of Pat Keough aged 1 yr 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831

1 William Underwood Private H M's 57th Reg 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
2 Ann Underwood Wife of Wm Underwood 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
3 Henrietta Underwood Daughter of Wm Underwood aged 2yrs 2mts 17th Febry 1831 Madras 24th May 1831
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PASSENGERS

William Saunders Actg 2nd Lieut of Engineers Madras 30th May 1831 Bengal 5th July 1831

Lady Grey
Bengal Aug 5th 1831 Penang Aug 18th 1831

Miss Franks
Bengal Aug 5th 1831 Penang Aug 18th 1831

Sir Charles Grey Chief Justice Bengal Bengal Aug 5th 1831 Penang Aug 18th 1831

Miss Grey
Bengal Aug 5th 1831 Penang Aug 18th 1831

Master Grey
Bengal Aug 5th 1831 Penang Aug 18th 1831

L Coxen Servt to Lady Grey Bengal Aug 5th 1831 Penang Aug 18th 1831

3 Female Native servants to Lady Grey Bengal Aug 5th 1831 Penang Aug 18th 1831

5 Male Native servants to Sir C Grey Bengal Aug 5th 1831 Penang Aug 18th 1831

E T Barton Esq Bengal Civil Service Bengal Aug 5th 1831 Penang Aug 18th 1831

F S Norris Esq Member of the Britsh Factory in China Bengal Aug 5th 1831 China Septr 12th 1831

Thos Sandes Esq Proceedg to China for the benefit of his health Bengal Aug 5th 1831 China Septr 13th 1831

Thomas Fox Esqre Merchant 2nd Bar China Nov 16th 1831 Deal 17th March 1832

Richard Maiben Sergeant
Discharged St Helena 28th Jany 1832

James Forger Private
Discharged St Helena 28th Jany 1832

John Clarke Private
Discharged St Helena 28th Jany 1832

James Mullane Private
Discharged St Helena 28th Jany 1832
I declare upon honour the foregoing a true & correct List of the ships company, troops and passengers to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Henry Gribble, Comdr

Witness: G Bryant

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Harbour Log

Tuesday Jany 4th 1831.
At 11am boarded the Ship and received Mr Master, Company’s Surveyor. Found on board 150 tons Iron Kentledge, 12 tons Iron Ore, 12 fathoms Billet Wood, 1 old Hawser, 1 Pilot’s Kedge Anchor, 26 Gun Carriages, Beds and Quoins complete, 2 mooring Swivels for Chain and Hemp Cables, 1 spare Fish Anchor Stock. 1 Set of Splicing Tails. One spare Topmast Fid, 2 spare Tillers, 1 Paint Stone and Muller and 1 Spare Cap. Received on board 1 Best Bower Chain Cable 140 fathoms and 1 Stream ditto 105 fathoms. Officers on board 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th. Draft of water F14.1, A14.6. Wind SE & hazy.

Wednesday 5th.
Wind NE and hazy. Employed filling water and receiving 70 fms Billet Wood. Riggers on the lower Yards. Officers on board 1st, 4th and 5th.

Thursday 6th.
Wind northerly and fair. Employed receiving the small Bower Cables and Old Cordage. Riggers on the Fore Yard. Dft of water F15.0, A14.6. Officers on board 1st, 4th and 5th.

Friday 7th.
Wind northerly and fair. Employed filling water and levelling Billet Wood in the Hold. Draft of water F14.10, F14.6 Officers on board 1st, 4th & 5th.

Saturday 8th.
Light breeze westerly and fair. Employed on the Rigging and in the Hold. Received 3 half worn Cables 114fms each and some crossing Rigging. Draft of Water F15.3 A14.8 Officers on board 1st, 3rd & 5th.

Sunday 9th.
Dock gates shut.

Monday 10th.
Wind SW and fair. Employed levelling Billet Wood in the Hold and receiving Ship’s Stores. Officers on board 1st, 3rd and 5th.

Tuesday 11th.
Wind easterly with light frost. Employed receiving Lead Ore on acct of the Hon Coy and receiving the Ship’s Guns. Officers on board 1st, 3rd and 5th. Draft of Water F15.6, A15.3.

Wednesday 12th.
Light airs with hazy weather. Employed receiving Lead on acct of the Hon Coy and the Ship’s Guns. Draft of Water F15.10, A15.6. Officers on board 1st, 3rd and 5th.

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Thursday 13th Jany 1831.
Light airs easterly and cloudy. Employed receiving Lead, Ship’s Deals & Provisions. Dft of Water F15.10, A15.10.

Friday 14th.
Light airs easterly and hazy. Received 25 tons of Iron, Kentledge and one Sheet Cable120fms. Dfr of water F16.3, A16.1. Officers on board 1st, 3rd and 5th.

Saturday 15th.
Light airs easterly and foggy. Employed getting the Raft in and Ship’s Stores. Dft F17.0, A16.2. Officers on board 1st, 3rd and 5th.

Sunday 16th.
No work done in the Docks.

Monday 17th.
Light airs and misty. Employed storing the Booms and getting the Long Boat in. Received 1 10 Inches Hawser and 1 8 Inches ditto. Dft of water F17.0, A15.2. Officers on board 1st, 4th and 5th.

Tuesday 18th.
Light airs southerly with rain during the night. Employed receiving Bricks and Clay on acct of the Hon Coy and otherwise as most necessary. Dft F17.2, A16.6. Officers on board 1st and 4th.

Wednesday 19th.
Moderate breeze easterly with cloudy weather. Employed receiving Iron on acct of Captain Gribble and otherwise as necessary. Officers on board 1st and 4th. Dft of water F17.4, A16.10.

Thursday 20th.
Fresh breeze easterly with rain. Employed receiving Beer on acct of the Victualling Bill and as necessary. Officer on board 1st & 4th. Dft F17.6, A17.0.

Friday 21st.
Light breeze westerly with drizzling rain. Employed receiving Steel on acct of Captain Gribble and Ship’s Stores. Officers on board 1st & 3rd. Dft of water F17.6, A17.4.

Saturday 22nd.
Light airs and wet. Employed receiving Private Trade and Ship’s Stores. Officers on board 1st & 3rd. Dft of water F17.8, A17.8.

Sunday 23rd.
No work done. The gates being shut.

Monday 24th.
Wind NE and fair. Employed receiving Ship’s Stores and hoisted large Cutter in board. Filling water. Officers on board 1st & 3rd. Dft F18.4, A17.10.

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Tuesday 25th Jany 1831.
Wind from the northward with frost. Employed getting up the anchors and receiving sundry stores. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. Dft F18.6, A17.10.

Wednesday 26th.
Wind from the northward with fine clear frosty weather. Came alongside the Thames Hoy with stationery. Employed receiving the same with sundry stores. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. Dft F18.7, A18.1.

Thursday 27th.
Wind from the WSW with snow and sleet. Employed variously receiving Stores. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. Dft of water F18.10, A18.2.

Friday 28th.
Light breeze northerly and frosty. Employed receiving Ship’s Stores and otherwise as necessary. Officers on board 1st & 3rd.

Saturday 29th.
Light airs northerly and fair. Employed as most necessary. Officers on board 1st, 3rd & 5th. Dft F10.2, A17.11.

Sunday 30th.
Dock gates shut.

Monday 31st.
Wind NW with frosty weather and snow. Employed as most necessary with Officers on board 1st & 4th.

Tuesday Feby 1st.
Wind variable @ SW with heavy fall of snow. Received some Company’s Cargo. Officers on board 1st, 4th & 5th. Dft F19.3, A18.0.

Wednesday 2nd.
Snowy weather with southerly wind. Employed variously. Officers on board 1st, 4th & 5th.

Thursday 3rd.
Rain @ Eastward with cold weather. Employed in receiving Company’s Cargo and reeving the Ship. Officers on board 1st, 4th & 5th. Dft F19.3, A18.3.

Friday 4th.
Strong gales at Westward with rain. Employed receiving Stores, Private Trade and Hon Coy’s Cargo. Officers on board 2nd, 3rd & 5th. Dft F19.6, A18.4.

Saturday 5th.
Fresh breeze @ WNW and frosty. Employed receiving Stores Private Trade & Hon Coy’s Cargo. Officers on board 2nd, 3rd & 5th.

Sunday Feby 6th.
Dock gates shut.

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Monday Feby 7th 1831.
Wind @ SW. Employed receiving Stores and Cargo. Officers on board 2nd, 3rd and 5th. Dft F19.5, A19.4.

Tuesday 8th.
Strong winds @ SW with rain at times. Employed receiving private trade and Victualling Bill Stores. Completed filling the water. Officers on board 1st, 3rd & 5th. Dft f19.7, A19.7.

Wednesday 9th.
Wind SW with fine weather. Employed receiving Company’s Cargo and Private Trade. Officers on board 1st, 3rd & 5th. Dft F19.8, A19.8.

Thursday 10th.
Wind and weather as yesterday. Receiving Victualling Bill Stores and Sprits for use of the military. Officers on board 1st, 3rd & 5th. PM Moves the Ship into the Basin preparatory to going out. Dft F19.8, A19.8.

Friday 11th.
Light airs SW and fine. At 11.30 am Hauled out of the Docks and were taken in tow by the Magnet & William the 4th Steam Packets & at 2.30 brought up with the Best Bower and moored Ship with 51 fms each way. Gravesend Church bearing SWbS. Captain Gribble and all Officers on board.

Saturday 12th.
Light airs SW and fair. Employed receiving Clothing for King’s Troops in India, Company’s Cargo, Private Trade and Passengers’ Baggage. Dft F20.2, A20.6. All Officers on board.

Sunday 13th.
Light airs variable with fine weather. Cleaned off the decks & Pumped Ship @ 19 inches.

Monday 14th.
Light airs easterly with fine weather. Employed in receiving Private Trade, Company’s Cargo and Passengers’ Baggage.

Tuesday 15th.
Light airs easterly and fair. Employed receiving Private Trade Stores and Baggage. PM bent sails. Dft F20.3, A19.8.

Wednesday 16th.
Fresh breeze SW and fair. Received Ship’s Potatoes, Powder and Live Stock, Passengers’ Baggage and Cuddy Stores. Blacked the Bends etc. Dft F20.4, A19.10.

Thursday 17th.
Blowing strong @ WNW and rain at times. AM Mr Timins came on board and paid the Ship’s Company. PM received Passengers’ Baggage and six Post Office mails. Mr Thomas / Pilot came on board and took charge. Mr Courtland Passenger returning to India, Joined.

Friday 18th.
AM Fresh breeze westerly and fair. Employed receiving Passengers and Baggage, 100 Company’s Recruits with 9 women and 3 children.

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[Friday continued]
9 King’s Officers and 4 Charles Party Passengers. The Ship’s Powder and Private Trade ditto.

Saturday 19th.
At Daylight crossed the Top Gallant Yards. At 10am unmoored and hove short. All Passengers having joined at 12pm weighed and made sail with fresh breezes @ NW, at 4 passed through the Hope and at 4 when close to the Wreck [damaged] Buoy a Collier Brig standing on the Starboard Tack stood athwart Hawse and carried away our Jibboom and Spritsail Yard although she had been hailed and desired to tack when at a sufficient distance to have avoided us. When under the Bows the mate Michael Wiseman climbed on board to save his life and informed us the Brig’s name was Sarah / Jno Richardson / master/ and that he had repeatedly advised him to go about before they came in contact. At 5.30 anchored in ¼ less 10fms with Best Bower, Nore Light bearing WbS veered away to 60 fms and furled sails. Got the wreck [damaged] in and un-stowed the Booms. Got another Jibboom ready for going out. PM more moderate and fair. The Swift / Pilot Sloop / joined us in the Hope and kept ahead as usual. At midnight Mr Glass / Purser Joined the Ship with the Dispatches.

Sunday 20th.
At 7.20 weighed and made sail with a strong breeze @NbE with rain at times. At 9.30 brought up on Knob’s Channel in 7 fathoms and veered away to 50 fms. Knob Buoy bearing NbW, Shivering Buoy WSW. In 2nd reefs and furled sails. Employed getting out the Jibboom and Fore Topsail Yard across the Forecastle as a temporary Spritsail Yard N.B. This Log contains only 12 hours and ends at noon to regulate Sea Logs. Water on board 34895 Gallons.

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Monday Feby 21st 1831.
C&D 4 miles At 2.30pm weighed and made sail with a strong breeze variable @ North’d and occasional hailstorms. At 3 crossed the Flats, least water 4fms, at 5pm rounded North Foreland, at 6 parted company with the Swift Pilot Sloop off the South Break Buoy and stood through the Downs, at 7.15 passed the South Foreland lights in one off shore 1 mile.

Variable NbW and hazy. Set the Jib. At 8am abreast of St Kathrine’s Point NNE. [St Catherine's Point] People employed getting out the Dolphin striker – trimming sails and as most necessary. Cleaned the Orlop Deck. Bill of North 3 or 4 Leagues. Lat (obs) 50.14N Lon 2.18W.

Tuesday Feby 22nd 1831.
C&D 4 miles. Variable @ N, at 2.15 Bill of Portland NNE¾E Distance about 9 Leagues. Variable & hazy. Sounded 26 fathoms. Cloudy with drizzling rain 63-25. 37fms coarse sand and muddy. 36fms gravel. At 7am the land in sight @ deck bearing NW¼W to NWbN distance 5 or 6 Leagues supposed to be the Start. The Vansittart the Lee Quarter tack off 5. Variable @ NNW with drizzling rain and thick. Several sail in sight @ Deck. At 8am extremes of the Land @ NW½N to N½E. Lat (obs) 49.51N, Long 4.19W.

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H. C. Ship Repulse

Wednesday 23rd Feby 1831.
C&D S62W 116. Pleasant breeze Easterly and cloudy. Decreasing breeze @ East’d. Variable @ S and cloudy. Sick List Seamen 3, Soldiers 3. Hazy. Light airs variable and hazy. At daylight several sail in sight and among them a large Ship supposed to be the Vansittart. AM employed in securing the anchors and unbending the Cables, unreeving harbour and anchor gear. Lat 48.57N Long 6.49W.

Thursday 24th Feby 1831.
C&D S76W 43. Variable @ W’d and cloudy. Increasing breeze variable @ W’d & fair. Variable & cloudy with drizzling rain. Sick List Seamen 3, Soldiers 3. Fresh breeze variable & foggy. Light breeze & variable @ North & hazy. At daylight several sail in sight. Vansittart NW¾N. Fair. AM Got the flying Jibboom out scraped and cleaned the Lower Decks. Variously employed. Vansittart at noon N½E 7. Lat 48.39W Long 8.15.30W.

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England towards Bengal

Friday 25th Feby 1831.
C&D S20W 170. Variable @ WNW cloudy. Well 11 inches. Light squalls @ NW. Sick List Seamen 5 Soldiers 3. Hazy. At Daylight Vansittart hull down astern. AM Employed working up Junk & getting up Shifting Backstays. Mechanics as most necessary. Lat 45.57N Long 9.28W

Saturday 26th 1831.
C&D S29W 191. Variable & squally. Throughout a fresh breeze with occasional light squalls & a long swell @ NW with smooth water. Fine. Well 12 inches. At 6am passed a small Bark [Barque] standing to the S’d. AM Washed the Gun Deck cleaned and fumigated the Orlop and otherwise employed as most necessary. Fresh breeze and cloudy @ NW with a long swell and smooth water. Got up the shifting topmast Backstays. Lat 43.1N long 12.7W.

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Sunday 27th Feby 1831.
C&D S28W 150. Variable @ NW with occasional light squalls. Well 11-9 inches. Strange Brig steering to the NE’d. Sick List Seamen 3, Soldiers 4. Light breeze variable @ N’d. Decreasing breeze. Passed a Bark [Barque] standing to the SW. Variable with light passing squalls. Foggy. AM the weather too damp & unsettled to perform Divine Service. Mustered the Ship’s Company & paraded the troops. Water expended 1762 Gallons remaining 33132 gallons. At noon 3 Strange Sail in sight. Lat 40.48N Long 15.29W.

Monday 28th Feby 1831.
C&D S28W 72. Light breeze variable @ NW’d to NE with cloudy weather and fair. Well 13 inches. AM Swayed the Lower Yards higher up and got the Jibboom farther out otherwise stacking the Stream Anchor down the Hold. Trimming sails as requisite. Light airs @ NE to NW & cloudy. Sick List Seamen 4 Soldiers 3. Carpenter making whiskers for reeving the Jibboom. At daylight 2 Sail in sight from the Top standing to the SW. Soldiers picking Oakum Lat 38.53N Long 15.47W.

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Tuesday 1st March 1831.
C&D S37W 107. Light breeze very variable @ NW to NE with smooth water and cloudy weather throughout. Well 8 inches. Sick List Seamen 4, Soldiers 4. Variable & fair. AM Getting Skysails and Royal Studding Sails bent and otherwise as most necessary mechanics [Tradesman] as most useful. Very indifferent observations. Lat 37.37N Long 15.7W.

Wednesday 2nd March 1831.
C&D S28.30W 142. Pleasant breeze @ NE with fine weather and smooth water throughout. Variable @ SE with light rain, fine weather. Sick List Seamen 4 Soldiers 2. Well 11inches. AM Re-stowed the Larboard Booms and otherwise employed in fitting new whiskers and Picking Oakum. Sailmaker repairing the main Topsail. Variable @ E’d Well 12 inches. Lat 34.42N Long 16.50W.

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Thursday 3rd March 1831.
C&D S25W 154. Variable @ NE and fair. Well 6 inches. At 2.40 saw the Island of Madeira bearing SEbE. At 8am extremes of the Island E¾N. AM People & mechanics employed as most requisite. At 11.30 Body of the Island EbN. At noon shifted the main Topsail with the old one. Lat 32.9W Long 18.6W.

Friday 4th March 1831.
C&D S27W 147. Variable @ SE & fair. First part moderate breeze, middle & latter parts light breeze with fine weather. Well 11 inches. Sick List Seamen 4, Soldiers 4. Fine. AM washed clothes and scrubbed hammocks otherwise variously employed on the old Topsail. Variable @ S’d Well 12 inches. Lat 29.66N long 19.42W.

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Saturday 5th March 1831.
C&D S17W 59. First & middle parts light airs & calm latterly moderate breeze with fair weather throughout. PM Carried away the after leg of mizzen Topmast Crosstrees in staying fitted a new one. Shifted the Fore Topsail with the old one. Well 11 inches variable with light airs @ N’d & W’d. Freshening breeze. Fine weather. Sick List Seamen 4, Soldiers 6. Well 11½. AM washed the Gun Deck cleaned and fumigated the Orlop otherwise employed in fitting whiskers for Jibboom and getting the fore Topsail Yard in to the Chairs from off the Forecastle. Lat 28.59N Long 19.20W.

Sunday 6th March 1831.
C&D S4W 187. Fresh breeze E’d throughout fair. Decreasing breeze. Well 5 inches. Sick List Seamen 4 Soldiers 6. Increasing breeze & fine weather. Well 7 inches. AM Performed Divine Service. Mustered Ship’s Company and paraded the Troops. Water expended 1929 Gallons, remaining 31204 Gallons. Lat 25.37N Long 19.34W.

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Monday March 7th 1831.
C&D South 247. Pleasant breeze variable @ E’d. At noon carried away the Larboard Lower Studding Sail Boom shifted over the other and set the Sail again. Strong breeze throughout with fine weather and tolerable high swell on. The water greatly discoloured in the latter part. PS 4 inches. Well 8 inches fresh breeze EbS. AM People and mechanics employed as most requisite. Sick List Seamen 4, Soldiers 3. Carried away Larboard Fore Topmast Studding Sail Boom. Got another up and settled. Carried away Fore Top Gallant Yard & split the Sail. Well 11 inches. EbS Fine. Lat 21.20N Long 19.59W.

Tuesday March 8th 1931.
C&D South 232. Steady fresh Trade throughout with hazy weather. Well 9 inches’ PM Crossed a new fore Top Gallant Yard with a 2nd best. Sail bent. Found the Fore Topsail Yardarm sprung. AM Employed in getting spars out of the main lashings for the Carpenter’s Crew to work upon, otherwise as most requisite. Well 11inches. Sick List Seamen 5, Soldiers 3. Pleasant breeze ENE & fine. Lat 17.25N Long 19.34 W.

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Wednesday March 9th 1831.
C&D South 193. A pleasant Trade with fair weather throughout and a high swell. Well 12 inches. Steady breeze. Sick List Seamen 5, Soldiers 4. Fine weather. AM washed the Gun Deck and paraded the Troops. Carpenter’s Crew making a new Fore Top Gallant Yard and Lower Studding Sail Boom. Armourer making Hooks and Thimbles and Sailmaker repairing the old Mizzen Topsail & Fore Top Gallant Sail. Lat 14.3N, Long 19.00W

Thursday March 10th 1831.
C&D S8W 138. Pleasant Trade @ NE. PM Shifted the Courses and Top Mast Booms. Well 10 inches. At 7pm confined in Irons William Seymour Seaman for impertinence to Mr Rugg 5th Officer. Well 6 inches. Variable @ N’d and cloudy. Variable @ N to NNE. AM got a pull of the Bobstay Lanions and set the rigging up fore & aft. Well 7 inches. Lat 11.47N Long 19.54W.

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Friday March 11th 1831.
C&D S9W 60. Variable light airs @ NE to NW throughout with sultry weather and occasional Riplings. Well 7½ inches. PM Rove the 2nd best Lower Tacks and Masts and the old Lower and Topsail Braces. PS. Light airs @ NNE. AM got the Fore Topsail Yard ready for shifting and a new Lower Studding Boom over Orloop as most necessary. Light breeze @ NWbN. At 9am Turned the Hands out and reprimanded the Prisoner Wm Seymour and released him from Confinement. Well 6 inches. Sick List Seamen 6 Soldiers 6. Lat 10.43N Long 20.17W

Saturday March 12th 1831.
C&D S9W 72. Light variable airs @ NE with fine weather throughout. Well 8 inches. Light breeze @ E’d. Light airs @ NE. AM Washed clothes and the Lower Deck. Cleaned and fumigated the Orlop otherwise employed as most useful. Sick List Seamen 6, Soldiers 6. Lat 9.14N Long 25.15W.

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Sunday March 13th 1831.
C&D S3W 106. Light breeze @ NNW and fair weather. Well 7 inches. AM Performed Divine Service, mustered Ship’s Company and paraded Troops. Water expended 1964 Gallons, remaining 29,246 Gallons. Lat 7.15N Long 20.21W.

Monday March 14th 1831.
C&D S2E 103. Light breeze variable @ N throughout with a head swell, vivid Lightning. Well 10 inches, Light airs @ SE to SW. roll @ N’d Sick List Seamen 6, Soldiers 6. AM employed Rattling down the Rigging and otherwise as most necessary. Sailmaker repairing the old sails, Carpenter making a Water Crane. Cooper making Funnels etc. Well 8 inches. Armourer at the Forge. Lat 5.28N Long 20.11W.

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Tuesday March 15th 1831.
C&D S10E 45. Light breeze very variable throughout with heavy rain in the middle watch and lightning. A Strange Sail at the poop bearing SE standing to S’d. Well 9 inches variable @ North with lightning N’d, NE, SE & cloudy. Taken aback @ SE. Tacked Fresh Squall with hard rian and very vivid Lightning. At daylight Stranger SE¼E. Sick List Seamen 9, Soldiers 2. Light airs. Stranger SEbE. Shifted the Fore Top Yard with the spare one otherwise as most useful. Employed troops picking Oakum. Variable @ W’d. Lat 4.36N Long 20.9W.

Wednesday March 16th 1831.
C&D S5E 53. Light airs @ westward, squally with long swell at S’d. Taken aback with a heavy squall @ E’d and rain. Light airs variable @ Westward & cloudy. Well 5 inches. 4 Sail in sight. AM Washed and scrubbed clothes. Washed the Gun Deck and cleaned a fumigated the Orlop Deck. Sick List Seamen 9, Soldiers 2. Lat 3.19N Long 20.44W.

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Thursday March 17th 1831.
C&D S18E 67. Light variable airs @ W’d. Excessive heavy rain. Several Sail in sight @ mast head. PM confined in Irons Pat Farrell, Michael Pearce and John Sullivan, recruits for riotous conduct and disobedience of orders. Strangers still in sight to windward. Variable @ W’d. Squally & rain. Variable @ West’d with a long head swell. Heavy rain. 4 Sail in sight. Sick List Seamen 7, Soldiers 4. AM held a court of enquiry on the 3 Prisoners, found them all guilty of the charges preferred against them and sentenced them to be punished at the gangway. Lat 2.17N Long 19.43W.

Friday March 18th 1831.
C&D S14E 53. Variable light airs @ N. Sail at the poop. Cloudy & threatening @ South. Shortened sail. Well 8 inches. Variable @ W’d. AM Trimmed Ship by the head otherwise employed as most useful. Mechanics as the days past. At daylight 4 Sail in sight. At 7.30am paraded the Troops and prepared to put the punishment awarded into operation but on their promise of future good conduct commuted to solitary confinement in Jno Sullivan’s case days and a further detention in Irons for 3 days on Pat Farrell and Michael Pearce’s case. Light breeze. Well 7 inches. Lat 1.27N Long 19.30W.

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Saturday March 19th 1831.
C&D S4E 100. Variable breeze @ W’d. 4 strange Sail in sight @ poop. Well 9 inches. AM Performed the usual ceremony on crossing the Line otherwise employed as most requisite. Cleaned & fumigated the Orlop Deck. Lat 00.12 South Long 19.25W.

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Sunday March 20th 1831.
C&D S42E 71. Light airs and calm with occasional heavy storms. AM the Weather too wet to admit of the Performance of Divine Service. At noon mustered the Ship’s Company. Water expended 1780 gallons remaining 27460. Variable @ SSW & squally. Sick List Seamen 7, Soldiers 4. Noon no observations. Lat 1.5S Long 18.36W.

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Monday March 21st 1831.
C&D S20W 35. Light airs throughout with occasional heavy showers. At 2pm taken aback @ S’d in a hard squall with much rain carried away the Boom. At daylight 2 strange sail in sight bearing NNW. AM paraded the Troops and discharged Michael Pearce and Pat Farrel out of Confinement. People washed Clothes and otherwise as most necessary. Well 7 inches. Sick List Seamen 7, Soldiers 3. Lat 1.38S Long 18.24W.

Tuesday March 22nd 1831.
C&D S5E 32. Light airs variable throughout with cloudy weather. Well 5 inches. AM Troops scrubbed Hammocks and at 10am paraded them and discharged Jno Sullivan Recruit out of Confinement. Washed Gun Deck and otherwise employed as most necessary. Variable @ SE. Sick List Seamen 6, Soldiers 2. Lat 1.47S Long 18.22W.

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Wednesday March 23rd 1831.
C&D S18E 45. Light breeze variable throughout & fair with a long head swell. Well 5 inches. AM Employed in drying sails and otherwise as most necessary. 2 Sail in sight to the North. Sick List Seamen 9, Soldiers 3, sultry. Lat 2.40S Long 18,.8W.

Thursday March 24th 1831.
C&D S40W 93. First part variable and calm. Increasing breeze @ SE and latter part to a steady fresh Trade. The Stranger N½E Hull down. At 8am carried away the Main Topsail Shifted it with 2nd best. People and Mechanics most usefully employed. Sick list Seamen 9. Soldiers 3. Lat 3.58S Long 19,8W.

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Friday 25th March 1831.
C&D S40W 202. Throughout a fresh Trade with occasional smart squalls. Well 5 inches. AM Sailmaker as yesterday. Carpenter making Long Boats Masts. Armourer at the Forge. Cooper making Buckets. Boatswain overhauling Store Blocks and fitting spare ones. Pleasant Trade & fine. Well 9 inches. Lat 7.12S Long 21.18W.

Saturday 26th March 1831.
C&D S35W 191. Fresh Trade throughout and fair weather. Split Fore Top Gallant Sail shifted it with the old one. Well 10 inches. AM washed & scrubbed clothes. Washed the Gun Deck and cleaned and fumigated the Orlop. Sick List Seamen 5, Soldiers 4. Well 12 inches. Lat 10.9S Long 23.5W.

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Sunday 27th March 1831.
C&D S22W 189. Pleasant Trade & cloudy throughout with fine weather a head swell on during the first part. AM Performed Divine Service and mustered the Ship’s Company. Paraded the Troops. Water expended 1562 Gallons Remaining 25797. Sick List Seamen 4, Soldiers 3. Lat 13.24S Long 24.17W.

Monday 28th March 1831.
C&D S22W 223. A strong Trade throughout with fine weather. Squally. Well 5 inches. Shifted the Top Gallant Sail with 2nd best. AM Roused the new Sais ot of the Sail Room and fitted the Fore and Main Topsails and Courses on the Gaff and launched spare. Armourer at the Forge. Sick List Seamen 4, Soldiers 3. Lat 16.58S Long 25.42W.

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Tuesday 29th March 1831.
C&D S22W 184. Pleasant Trade throughout with fair weather and a long swell @ SW in the latter part. Set the Fore Topmast Studding Sail. Well 9 inches. AM Gave the Best Bowers coat of Anti-corrosive Preparation otherwise people employed as most necessary. Sailmaker repairing the old main Topsail. Other mechanics as for days past. Well 7 inches. Sick List Seamen 4, Soldiers 3. Lat 19.51S Long 26.54W.

Wednesday 30th March 1831.
C&D S16W 177. Fresh Trade throughout with a long head swell and occasional heavy showers. Carried away the Flying Jibboom as consequence of the weather. Got the wreck in. At 8am Departed this life Wm Brown (2) Seaman. At 8am committed the body of the deceased to the Deep with the usual Ceremony. People and Troops washed clothes otherwise variously employed. Carpenters and Crew making a new Flying Jibboom. Boatswain fitting new Gyes. Other mechanics as necessary. Sick List Seamen 3, Soldiers 3. Lat 22.51S Long 26.1W.

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Thursday 31st March 1831.
C&D S3½E 93. First & latter parts moderate breeze variable and fair middle part with Light airs with some rain. PM got the new Flying Jibboom out and bent the Sail. variable @ NE to W rain. Head swell. AM People under the Boatswain, Carpenter and other mechanics as most useful. Got the Skysail Masts up and crossed the Yards. Sick List Seamen , Soldiers 3. Lat 25.55S Long 24.57W.

Friday 1st April 1831.
C&D S35W 123. A moderate breeze variable throughout with unsettled weather. Well 7 inches. Squally @ SW. AM People and mechanics employed as most requisite. Sick List Seamen 5, Soldiers 3. Lat 25.33S Long 25.4W.

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Saturday 2nd April 1831.
C&D S39E 81. Light breeze variable with occasional light squalls and rain. Well 9 inches. AM washed the Gun Deck and cleaned & fumigated the Orlop Deck otherwise People and mechanics as most useful. Shifted the Main Royal with the new one. Sick List Seamen 6. Soldiers 5. Lat 26.27W. Long 22.43W.

Sunday 3rd April 1831.
C&D S17E 14. Variable and Calms throughout with long swell @ SW’d n the latter part causing the Ship to lurch heavy at times. AM Too much motion in the Ship to admit of performance of Divine worship. Noon mustered Ship’s Company & paraded Troops. Water expended 206 gallons water remaining 25749. Well 10 inches. Sick List seamen 4, Soldiers 4. Lat 26.38S Long 22.38S.

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Monday 4th April 1831.
C&D S9E 48. Light breezes variable throughout with fair weather, a heavy head swell in the middle & later parts, variable and fair. AM bent the Fore Topmast Stays and got the Skysail masts and rigging down on Deck Lowered the Main topsail to repair the Larboard Clete which we found stranded, otherwise People employed as most requisite. Sailmaker making a new Main Topmast Studding Sail and overhauling the 2nd best Mizzen Topsail. Sick List Seamen 5, Soldiers 5. Lat 27.34S Long 22.32W.

Tuesday April 5th 1831.
C&D S9E 48. moderate breeze throughout variable with unsettled weather an heavy head swell causing the Ship to pitch deep in the first & middle parts. Latterly fine weather and smooth water. At 3pm the Top Gallant Sails Ship pitching very much split the Mizzen Topsail & shifted it with the best. People & mechanics employed as most necessary. Troops picking Oakum. Sick List Seamen 5, Soldiers 5. Lat 29.37S Long 21.36W.

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Wednesday 6th April 1831.
C&D S43E 212. Shifted the Fore Sail with the 2nd best. Fresh breeze throughout with fair weather. Latter part thick hazy weather with rain. AM Employed under the Boatswain and trimming sails mechanics variously employed. Sick List Seamen 2, Soldiers 5. Noon cloudy no observations. Well 8 inches. Lat 32.13S Long 18.45W.

Thursday 7th April 1831.
C&D S27W 105. First and middle parts light breezes variable with heavy rain and very unsettled weather. Latterly a steady breeze @ SW with fine weather. A long heavy swell @ SW throughout. AM Shifted Jib with the new one. Otherwise employed as most requisite. Carpenter and other mechanics variously employed. Sick List Seamen 2, Soldiers 9. Well 9 inches. Lat 33.0S Long 16.54W.

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Friday 8th April 1831.
C&D S75E 245. Fresh breeze @ SW & fine weather in the first and latter parts middle part squally a long swell throughout @ SW. PM shifted the Mainsail with the 2nd Best. At daylight a ship on the Lee quarter At 11 the ship hoisted her colours. Noon Stranger Hull down astern, AM People and mechanics employed as most requisite. Passing squalls & rain. Bent new Fore Royal. Sick List Seamen 2, Soldiers 10. Lat 34.31S Long 12.12W.

Saturday 9th April 1831.
C&D S78E 244. Borne away Mizzen Top Gallant Yard. A brisk gale throughout & fine weather and a heavy swell @ SW. Steady breeze. Stowed the Driver. AM Shifted the Fore and Main Top Gallant Sails with the new ones otherwise employed fitting the new Main Topsail. Cleaning Decks and as most necessary. Noon down Royal Yards. Sick List Seamen 2, Soldiers 7. Lat 35.3S Long 7.21W.

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Sunday 10th April 1831.
C&D N84E 167. Stranger WbS. A strong breeze in the first part with long swell @ SW light breeze variable & the swell going down. AM Stranger still in sight @ mast astern. AM The weather too cold for the performance of Divine Service Mustered the Ship’s Company and Paraded the Troops. Water expended 1802 gallons Remaining 21927 Gallons. Sick List Seamen 1, Soldiers 7. Lat 34.40S Long 3.58W.

Monday 11th April 1831.
C&D S39.3S 38. First and middle parts Light airs and calms, latterly a moderate breeze with fine weather throughout. PM Confined in Irons Peter Gibney Recruit for disobedience of order of Captain Fenton Commanding Officer of the Troops. AM People employed under the Boatswain Sailmaker overhauling the pld Main Topsail other mechanics as most necessary. Trimmed Ship by the Head. Sick List Seamen 2, Soldiers 7. Lat 35.4S Long 00.42½ E.

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Tuesday 12th April 1831.
C&D S62E 149. At daylight a large ship bearing SW¼S Hull Down at Deck. AM found the Iron Work of the Dolphin Striker gone. Got it in board and fitted wooden Jaws to it and got it out again otherwise People and mechanics employed as most requisite. AM showed our number which she answered with her own which proved to be the Duke of Sussex closed with her and at 9.30 sent a boat on board. Returned filled and made sail. Sick List Seamen 4, Soldiers 7. Lat 36.12S Long 00 46W.

Wednesday 13th April 1831.
C&D S74E 183. Fresh breeze throughout variable with light squalls & rain in the latter part. PM Carried away the Fore Topmast Studding Sail Boom, shifted the Main one forward. Well 9 inches. Sussex NNE¼E. AM got a spar out of the Lashings for a Topmast Studding Sail Boom otherwise employed as most useful under the Boatswain. Mechanics as most requisite. At daylight the Sussex on the Lee quarter, Distance 2½ miles. Sick List Seamen 3 soldiers 6. Noon the Sussex NNW 4 miles. Lat 36.41S Long 2.51E. [from Sea Chart] Cape @ N78.30E. 627.

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Thursday 14th April 1831.
Fresh breeze in the first part decreasing latterly with fine weather throughout. Sussex WbN. A 30 minutes past noon carried away the Fore Top Gallant Mast. Got the pieces down & fidded another. Variable @ SSE cloudy. AM Washed clothes otherwise employed under the Boatswain Carpenter making a new Fore Topmast Studding Sail Boom. At daylight the Sussex ½ courses down astern. Sick List Seamen 3. Soldiers 6. Lat 35.40S Long 8.09E.

Friday 15th April 1831.
C&D S189E 127. Light breezes throughout and pleasant weather. Light breezes throughout with fine pleasant weather. Well 9 inches, Variable and fair. Squally. Sussex burnt a Blue Light answered it. Sussex NEbN. AM Shifted the Topsails with the new ones, washed the Gun Deck otherwise as most necessary. Sick List Seamen 3, Soldiers 7. Noon Sussex north 1 mile. Lat 35.6S Long 8.41E.

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Saturday 16th April 1831.
C&D S72E 85. First and middle parts light airs inclining to Calms latterly a freshening breeze @NE and fair. AM People and Mechanics as most usefully employed, NNE & cloudy. Sussex NW 5 miles. Sick List Seamen 4, Soldiers 4. Lat35.22S Long 10.22E.

Sunday 17th April 1831.
C&D S72E 240. The Sussex still in sight @ North’d AM The wet & unsettled state of the weather prevented the Performance of Divine Service, Well 6 inches. Sick List seamen , Soldiers 5. Lat 36.34S Long 15.68E.

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Monday 18th April 1831.
C&D S64E 86. First & middle parts unsettled weather with variable winds increasing in the latter part to a fresh squall @ S with a high sea on causing the Ship to be a little uneasy. At daylight got the Flying Jibboom on board and the Royal Yards down otherwise employed as most necessary. Sick List Seamen 5, Soldiers 5. In Jib & Top Gallant Sails. Very indifferent observations. Lat 37.17S Long 16.43E

Tuesday 19th April 1831.
C&D S85E 119. A brisk gale @ SSE in the first part and towards night leaving a high sea which caused the Ship to plunge deep at times latterly moderate with smooth water. More moderate and the sea gone down, out all reefs and made sail. Crossed Mizzen Top Gallant Yard otherwise as most requisite. Carpenter making a new Fore Top Gallant Studding Sail Boom. Sick List Seamen 6, Soldiers 5. Lat 37.11S Long 19.11E.

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Wednesday 20th April 1831.
C&D N88E 69. First part light airs & Calms middle and latter parts squally unsettled weather with rain. PM Shifted the Driver with the new one. Well 7 inches. Out all reefs and made sail. At 10am a smart squall @ S’d in which the breeze suddenly freshened up. Down Royal Yards. In Jib & Driver. AM People and mechanics employed a most necessary. Heavy rain & light swell. Sick List Seamen 11, Soldiers 11. Lat 37.12S Long 20.38E

Thursday 21st April 1831.
C&D East 226. In Top Gallant Sails & driver, 2nd reef, Main & 3rd reef mizzen Topsail. A strong breeze @ SSW throughout with recurring smart squalls. AM People employed under the boatswain as most necessary. Sailmaker on the old Fore Topsail, other mechanics as most requisite. Trimmed Ship by the head. Crossed Main Royal Yard. Set lower & topmast Studding Sail. Sick List Seaman 10, Soldiers 11. Lat 37.22S Long 25.21E.

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Friday 22nd April 1831.
C&D East 271. A strong breeze throughout with occasional smart gusts and a high following sea, In Driver. PM Confined in Irons Thomas Vernon for disobedience of orders and neglect of Duty. In Studding Sails. AM People employed under the Boatswain with the old Fore Topsail shifted the Jib with the small one. Variable @ SW & clear. Well 8 inches. Set Fore Topmast & Lower Studding Sails. Sick List Seamen 9, Soldiers 9. Lat (obs) 37.37S Long 31.18E.

Saturday 23rd April 1831.
C&D East 208. First part a fresh breeze @ W’d with a high sea on. Middle part decreasing & very variable with frequent showers latterly a strong breeze @ NNE & hazy with smooth water. AM Found the Main Top Gallant Yard sprung. Shifted it with it with another otherwise employed cleaning the Lower Decks and as most necessary. Sick List Seamen 8 Soldiers 8. Lat 37.37S Long 35.25E.

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Sunday 24th April 1831.
C&D East 207. First par a strong breeze with an unsettled appearance moderating towards midnight with much lightning during the night Latterly a pleasant breeze variable & fair. In Main royal & fire Topmast Studding Sail. Out 2nd reefs topsails and made sail. AM The unsettled state of the wind prevented the Performance of Divine Services. Noon mustered the Ship’s Company & released the Prisoner Thomas Vernon out of Confinement on his promising future good conduct. Water expended 1964 Gallons Remaining 18,205. Sick List Seamen 3, Soldiers 8. Lat 37.37S Long 39.38E.

Monday 25th April 1831.
C&D N88E 157. Light pleasant breeze throughout with fine weather and a long swell @NW during the night decreasing latterly. Variable NWbW Ell 6 inches Fair. AM Got a Pale of the Bobstays & set the Rigging up fore & aft. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd best fore Top Gallant Sail. Sick List Seamen 3, Soldiers 6. Lat 37.33S Long 42.48E.

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Tuesday 26th April 1831.
C&D S87E 212. First and latter parts fresh breeze variable & fair middle part squally weather. Latter hard squalls with heavy rain. Thunder & Lightning. Out all reefs and made sail. AM People employed under the Boatswain as most necessary. Sailmaker in the old Fore Topsail and Main Top Gallant Sail other mechanics as most requisite. Lat 37.21S Long 47,13E.

Wednesday 27th April 1831.
C&D N89E 215. Fresh breeze throughout with chiefly fine weather. Variable @ west. Well 10 inches. Out all reefs Set Fore Topmast Studding Sail. AM People & mechanics employed as most requisite. Got the Flying Jibboom out & bent the sail. Sick List Seamen 5, Soldiers 5. Lat 37.24S Long 51.29E.

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Thursday 28th April 1831.
C&D East 141. Variable at SW clear. First & Latter parts fresh breeze with fine weather. Middle part variable with long swell @ W’d. Carried away Fore Topmast Studding Sail Boom. AM Washed clothes and the Gun Deck. Cleaned the Orlop got a spar out of the Main Lashings for a Topmast Studding Sail Boom. Sick list seamen 10, Soldiers 6. Lat 37.20S Long 54.49E

Friday 29th April 1831.
C&D East 185. First and middle parts fresh breeze decreasing in the latter part with fine weather throughout. Variable West & fair. AM Shifted the Main Top Gallant Mast with the long one otherwise employed as most necessary under the Boatswain. Carpenter making a new Topmast Studding Sail Boom. Carried away the Larboard Main Top Gallant Studding Sail Boom. Sick List Seamen 9 Soldiers . Lat 37.7S Long 58.41E.

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Saturday 30th April 1831.
C&D N84E 149. Fine pleasant weather throughout with a moderate breeze variable & smooth water, Well 5 inches variable @NNE & fine. AM Shifted the Fore & mizzen Top Gallant masts with the Long Poles. Trimmed Ship by the head with salt water. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd best driver & Royals. Lat 36.53S Long 61,47E.

Sunday 1st May 1831.
C&D N77E 199. A pleasant breeze with fair weather & smooth water throughout. Shifted the Jib with the middle one. AM The weather too cold & damp to permit of the Performance of Divine Service. Noon mustered the Ship’s Company& Paraded the Troops. Water expended 1877 gallons, remaining 16,328. Sick List Seamen 9, Soldiers 5. Lat 36.9S Long 65.43E

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Monday 2nd May 1831.
C&D N79E 219. Fresh breeze NEbN fair, throughout with hazy weather. Well 7 inches. AM People employed under the Boatswain as most necessary. Sailmaker repairing 2nd Best Fore and Mizzen Topsails. Carpenter making a Topmast Studding Boom and Hooping the sprung Main Top Gallant Yard. Noon down Royal Yards. Sick List Seamen 6m Soldiers 6. Lat 36.31S Long 70.8E.

Tuesday 3rd May 1831.
C&D N73E 197. A steady fresh breeze @ NNE with smooth water and hazy weather throughout. PM Confined in Irons John Lee Seaman for using Mutinous Language on the Gun Deck on the Hands being turned out after Dinner. AM Washed clothes otherwise employed a most necessary. Held a court of enquiry on the Prisoner John Lee & found him guilty of the Charge, sent him to be punished at the Gangway. At Noon Turned the Hands out & punished the Prisoner with 2 dozen Lashes at the Gangway. Sick List Seamen 8, Soldiers 6. Lat 34.42S Long 74.1E.

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Wednesday 4th May 1831.
C&D N68E 196. A fresh breeze NNE & fine throughout with very smooth water. Well 5 inches. AM People employed under the Boatswain as most necessary. Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Main Topsail & Driver. Caulker caulking over the Castle Tiers. Carpenter and other Tradesmen as most requisite. Sick List seamen 7, Soldiers 6. Lat 33.23S Long 77.37E.

Thursday 5th May 1831.
C&D N64E 148. Fresh breeze N Squally Well 6 inches. Set Top Gallant Sail. In Jib & Fore Top Gallant Sail. Squally unsettled weather throughout. With a cross sea on the latter part causing the Ship to Pitch a little occasionally. AM People employed under the Boatswain making nippers & mechanics as per days past. In Main Gallant Sail. Sick list Seamen 7, Soldiers 6. Lat 32.10S Long 80.9E.

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Friday 6th May 1851.
C&D N118. 109. First part a strong breeze with rain and a nasty cross swell, on the middle & latter parts a pleasant breeze & swell going down. AM Saw a Strange sail bearing WSW apparently in distress with loss of Main Topmast and at 10.30 began to close with Stranger. At 11 Tacked, up Courses and hove too Larboard Tack. West & fair. Daylight the swell being considerably less. Sick List Seamen 7 Soldiers 6. Wore. Tacked. Stranger W 6 miles. Lat 30.34S Long 80.34E.

Saturday May 7th 1831.
C&D North 111. Hove to. Well 10 inches. Variable @ SW. At 8am Departed this life Bridget daughter of Catherine & Pat Cleary Recruit aged 14 months. AM Washed the Gun Deck cleaned & fumigated the Orlop Deck . Shifted the Topsails with the 2nd suit and the Main Royal & Driver. Otherwise People & mechanics employed as most requisite. Variable @ S’d. Well 6ins. Sick List Seamen 8, Soldiers 7. Lat 28.34S Long 80.27E.

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Sunday 8th May 1831.
C&D N3W 146. Variable airs @ SbE & fine smooth water. Well 7 inches. AM Performed Divine Service. Noon Mustered Ship’s Company and Paraded the Troops. Water expended 1840 Gallons Remaining 14,488 Gallons. Sick List Seamen 7 Soldiers 8. Lat 26.0S Long 80.17E.

Monday 9th May 1831.
C&D N14W 198. A pleasant Trade throughout with fine weather ad smooth water. AM People employed under the Boatswain Rattling & Blacking down the Rigging. Mechanics employed as most requisite. Gunner and Crew painting outside. Sick List Seamen 5, Soldiers 8. Lat 22.48 Long 79.26E.

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Tuesday 10th May 1831.
C&D N8W 180. A steady pleasant Trade with very fair weather and smooth water throughout. Well 6 inches & variable @ E’d. AM People employed under the Boatswain. Blacking down the Rigging. Scraping the masts & Gunner painting outside. Carpenter as most requisite other mechanics as necessary. Trimmed the Ship by the Head. Sick List Seamen 3, Soldiers 13. Lat 19.42S Long 78.57E.

Wednesday [sic] 11th May 1831.
C&D North 202. First & last parts pleasant Trade & fair weather latterly frequent light squalls. Well 6 inches. AM Washed the Gun Deck & Troops washed clothes otherwise People & mechanics employed as most requisite. Sick List Seamen 2, Soldiers 9. Lat 16.28S Long 78.51E.

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Thursday [sic] 12th May 1831.
C&D N5W 224. A fresh Trade throughout light squalls & smooth water. AM shifted the Mainsail with the old one & Fore Royal with the new. Carried away the Fore Topmast Studding Sail Yard in consequence of the tauts giving way & the Main Fore Gallant Studding sail boom in bracing up. People employed under the boatswain as most necessary & the mechanics as per days past. Caulker on the Fore Orlop. Sick List Seamen 2, Soldiers 9. Lat 12.27S Long 78.18E.

Friday 13th May 1831.
C&D N7W 216. Pleasant Trade with fine weather & smooth water throughout. Well 6 inches. AM Emplyed as most necessary under the Boatswain. Gunner & Crew painting outside mechanics as per days past. Sick List Seamen 2, soldiers 9. Lat 8.52S Long 77.31E.

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Saturday 14th May 1831.
C&D N2W 157. First part pleasant Trade & fine weather middle & latter parts squally unsettled weather with heavy rain. AM Washed the Gun Deck cleaned & fumigated the Orlop and as most necessary. Sick List Seamen 4, Soldier 9. Noon cloudy no observations. Lat 6.31S Long 77.26E

Sunday 15th May 1831.
C&D North 77. Light breeze variable @ NNW with fine weather and smooth water throughout. AM Performed Divine Service. Mustered Ship’s Company & Paraded the Troops. Sick List Seamen 4, Soldiers 9.Lat 5.14S Long 77.26E.

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Monday 16th May 1831.
C&D North 80. Light airs with fine weather & very smooth water throughout. Well 5 inches. AM Hauled out the Sheet Cable and berthed it for the full due otherwise employed under the Boatswain as most necessary. Gunner & Crew painting outside. Sailmaker on the Old Foresail. Sick List Seamen 4, Soldiers 9. Lat 3.35S Long 83.77.

Tuesday 17th May 1831.
C&D N½W 75. Light airs inclining to calm with very smooth water and fine weather. Well 7 inches & fine. AM Hauled up the small Bower Cables & berthed them otherwise People & mechanics employed as most necessary. Sick List Seamen 5, Soldiers 3. Lat 2.15S Long 81.47E.

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Wednesday 18th May 1832.
C&D N1W 70. Very light airs throughout, squally unsettled weather in the middle part. Taken aback, squally & rain. AM Washed clothes, cleaned the Gun Deck, fumigated the Orlop otherwise as most necessary. Mechanics as for days past. Sick List Seamen 5, Soldiers 3. Lat 1.10S Long 80.39E

Thursday 19th May 1831.
C&D N8E 56. Light airs & variable throughout with occasional squalls & smooth water. Well 7 inches. AM People & mechanics employed as most requisite. Got a small pull of the Fore & Main Topmast Stays. Sick List Seamen 8, Soldiers 3. Lat 00.29S Long 81.46E.

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England towards Madras

Friday 20th May 1831.
C&D N5E 83 Light airs very variable with fine weather & smooth water throughout. Well 7 inches. AM Bent Cables and otherwise employed in securing Harbour Gear & Caulker on the after Orlop other mechanics variously employed. Sick list Seamen 4 Soldiers 3. Lat 1.8N Long 81.54E

Saturday 21st May 1831.
C&D N11E 180. First part increasing breeze with a threatening appearance @ W’d. Middle and latter parts fresh breeze and cloudy. Squally. AM washed clothes and the Gun Deck cleaned and fumigated the Orlop otherwise employed in securing Harbour Gear. Sick List Seamen 5 Soldiers 3. Lat 4.00N Long 82.29E.

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Sunday 22nd May 1831.
C&D N10W 218. Fresh breeze throughout with fine clear weather & smooth water. Sick List Seamen 2 Soldiers 3. At 7.15am The Land about the Friars Head in Ceylon bearing W½N to 10½S @ Poop & is about 7 or 8 Leagues. At 10.30am False Friar S54W. At 10.30am Friars Head S62W & Kettle Bottom just open of Friars Head bearing S63W. Noon Friars Head S64W the extremes of the Land at SW to SWbW. Water expenditure 2233 gallons remaining 10187. Lat 7.48N Long 81.41E.

Monday 23rd May 1831.
C&D – 177. First part Light airs variable middle & latter parts strong breeze @ W hazy. At 4pm Friars Head SWbS extremes of the land @ SW½W to SW. Strong Land breeze & fine weather. Well 6 inches. AM People employed under the Boatswain as most necessary. Carpenter & other mechanics as most requisite. Sick List Seamen 5 Soldiers 2. Lat 10.17N Long 80.56E (obs).

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Tuesday 24th May 1831.
C&D ----. Well 7 inches. Sick List Seamen 4 Soldiers 2. Sounded 20 fms. At Sunrise the extremes of the Coast of Coromandel @ SW½W. offshore 6 or 7 miles. The village of Covelong NWbW½W. St Thomas Mount NNW¼W. Shortened sail & at 9am anchored in Madras Roads with Best Bower in 9¼ fms. The Flag bearing SW. Veered to 50fms & furled sails. Saluted the Fort. Riding here HM Ship Crocodile & several smaller ships, at 11am Captain Gribble left the Ship. PM Landed the Passengers Post Office Parcels & disembarked the Hon Coy’s Recruits. Employed delivering Passengers’ Baggage otherwise as most necessary. NB This Log contains 36 hours & ends at midnight to regulate the Harbour Log Draft of Water F19.2 A19.6.

[end of Ships Log]

[start of Harbour Log]

Wednesday 25th May.
Fine weather throughout employed in delivering Passengers’ Baggage Sending Water Butts Receiving water & otherwise as most necessary. Received 2 Boxes & 1 Letter Packet for the Post Master General Bengal & 1 Box for the Secretary to Government. PM Found the Fore Spring Stay carried away just below the Splice got it down to resplice and on examination the Standing Stay found 2 strands of that also gone in the splice. Got the Lower Tackles up to steady the mast. Wind Southerly with fine weather throughout.

Thursday 26th.
Light breeze Southerly & fair. Employed delivering Private Trade, resplicing the Standing Fore Stay & otherwise as most necessary. Pumping Ship with Large Pumps. Sick List 3.

Friday 27th.
Wind & weather as yesterday. Employed delivering Private Trade and receiving water otherwise as required. Sick List 3.

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Saturday 28th 1831.
Winds Southerly & hazy employed as yesterday anchoring in the Roads HMS Calcutta and a sloop of war.

Sunday 29th.
Fresh breeze SW’y & fair. Employed receiving water & Sailed the Syren South Seaman anchored in the Roads a sloop of war (H.C. Cruiser Coote). Sick List 10.

Monday 30th.
AM Moderate breeze @ SW & fair, received some water & fresh provisions. Employed preparing for Sea. Mr Saunders Passenger for Bengal and that his passengers for the same Settlement joined the Ship. N.B. This Log contains only 12 hours and ends at noon to regulate Sea Logs.

[end of Harbour Journal]

[start of Sea Log]

Tuesday May 31st 1831.
C&D N78E 146. At 5 Captain Gribble joined the Ship. At 6.30 Mr Glass Purser joined. Hove up & made sail. Found that Henry Montague Ordinary Seaman had run from the Ship. Variable @ SSE. AM Washed the Gun Deck & shifted the Fore & Mizzen Top Gallant Masts with the Short Pole one otherwise employed as most requisite. Sailmaker on the Boat’s Sails. Sick List 8. Lat 14.30N Long 83.29E.

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towards Bengal

Wednesday 1st June 1831.
C&D N40E 153. Peasant breeze with fair weather & smooth water but considerable swell on. AM Shifted the Main top Gallant Mast with the short one otherwise employed as most necessary mechanics variously employed. SWbW & hazy. Sick List Seamen 8. Lat 15.58N Long 84.7E.

Thursday 2nd June 1831.
C&D N24E 140. Well 7 inches. SSE. Taken aback. Lightning Variable @ SSW & hazy. Bent 2nd best Main Sail. AM Got the Main Topmast Studding Sail Booms off the Yards & washed all the Gear. Bent the Fore Topmast Staysail otherwise employed as most requisite. Sick List 8. Lat 19.8N Long 85.16E.

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Friday 3rd June 1831
C&D N34E 130. Moderate Monsoon SbW with pleasant weather throughout. Well 7 inches. At 4am Hove to sounded 65fms. At 4.30 filled & made sail. ground 20fms. At 6.30 saw the Land bearing N½E. AM People & mechanics employed as most requisite. Noon cloudy no observations. At 11.30 AM saw a Brig under sail bearing NE 4 Leagues & at 11.00 saw Land bearing about NNE. Sick List 6. Lat 20.37 Long 87.27E (obs).

Saturday 4th June 1831.
C&D --- 93. At 1.40pm closed with the Brig – sail & received Mr Evans Branch Pilot from the Atras Pilot Brig. At 9pm saw the floating Light bearing ENE. At 11.30 anchored with the best Bower in the western channel in 12 fms. Furled sails & veered to 60fms. At 4.30 weighed & made sail. At 10am passed the Spit Buoy. At Noon sighted Saugor Land Lat (obs) 21.24N. Lat 21.24N Long 88.19E.

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Saugor Roads

[Sunday 5th June 1831]
At 4.30 anchored in Saugor Roads in 9½ fms with Best bower veering to 45fms. Down Top Gallant Yards & unbent sails. At 5.30 Captain Gribble with Mr Glass Purser and Captain Fenton left the Ship. Found riding here Hon Coy Ships Lady Melville, Thames, Farquharson & Vansittart. Delivered the mails to the Dawk Boat [Postal Boat]. PM moderate & fair. NB This Log contains 36 hours & ends at noon to regulate Harbour Logs. Sick 6.

[end of Sea Log]

[start of Harbour Log]

Monday 6th June 1831.
Light breeze variable @ SbE with occasional squalls thunder lightning. Struck Top Gallant Masts & Top Masts & got the Jibboom in otherwise employed reeving the running rigging& Caulker on the Gun Deck. Sailmaker middle stitching the middle Jib. All well.

Tuesday 7th.
Light airs Sultry with occasional squalls employed cleaning the Fore Hold & refitting the Fore Topmast rigging & topmast Yard. Caulkers & Sailmaker as yesterday. Carpenter & other Tradesmen as most requisite. Got Fenders over the side. Preparatory to delivering Cargo, PM a very hard squall @ NW with heavy rain thunder & lightning. All well.

Wednesday 8th.
Wind & weather as yesterday. People & mechanics employed as yesterday. Sick List 3.

Thursday 9th.
Squally rainy weather & sultry. Employed in cleaning & levelling the Fore Hold. Stowing the Lazaretto & Sailmaker repairing & middle stitching the 2nd Best Main Top Gallant Sail. Carpenter making matts for the 2nd Launch. Passed up the River 3 Barks [Barques]. Sick List 3.

Friday 10th.
Variable & squally in the forenoon latterly a pleasant breeze @ SW. Employed as yesterday. Washed the Gun Deck & Pumped Ship 14 inches with Large Pumps. Sailmaker repairing 2nd Best Fore Top Gallant Sail. Sick List 2.

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Repulse

Saturday 11th. Squally all round & heavy rain. Thunder & lightning in the early part latterly blowing fresh but fair, employed in the Hold & on the rigging. Sailmaker as yesterday. Caulkers on the Gun Deck

Sunday 12th.
A smart squall & heavy rain in the morning, clearing up after the middle of the day. Mustered the Ship’s Company. PM Fair but blowing fresh. Sick List 1.

Monday 13th.
Daylight a heavy squall @ NW with thunder & lightning. Employed delivering Private Trade & on the rigging. PM Blowing fresh @ S’d & squally. Caulker on the Gun Deck. Carpenter making Boats’ Masts. Sick List 3.

Tuesday 14th.
Squally wet weather throughout, employed as yesterday. Sailmaker on the small sails. Carpenter and other mechanicsas yesterday. Sick List 2. Draft of water F18.10 A18.6.

Wednesday 15th.
At daylight squally with rain & blowing fresh @ S. throughout the day. Employed in the Hold & on the rigging. Got the Main Spring Stay down & shifted it. Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Driver. Caulker on the Topsides other mechanics as most requisite. Sick List 5.

Thursday 16th.
Blowing fresh in the forenoon moderating in the evening & fair. At daylight came alongside the Sloop Edwd Bennett with Cotton on acct of the Compy. Employed cleaning her & releasing her with the Import Cargo. Otherwise employed as yesterday. AM Confined in Irons James Macpherson 2nd Mate for insolence & disobedience to Messrs Hill & Jacobs & Drunkeness Sick List 5.

Friday 17th.
Light airs & fair employed delivering Company Cargo & otherwise as most necessary. AM Released the Prisoner James McPherson out of Irons on his expressing regret for his conduct & promise of future good conduct. Sick List 6.

Saturday 18th.
AM moderate & fair. Employed in the Hold & on the rigging. Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Main Topsail. Caulkers on the side. Carpenters & other mechanics as most necessary. Delivering the Private Trade Saugor. PM a heavy squall @ NW & heavy rain. Sick List 6.

Sunday 19th.
AM Squally with heavy rain. Washed the Gun Deck. PM a smart squall @ NW with rain during the night. Sick List 6.

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Monday 20th June.
Heavy rain in the morning with cloudy weather. People employed in the Hold. Riggers fitting & overhauling Blocks. Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Main Topsail. PM Squally weather with constant rain. Sick List 7.

Tuesday 21st.
Squally during the night with heavy rain during the first & latter parts. Employed in the Hold & on the rigging. Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Main Topsail & Caulkers on the sides. Sick List 11.

Wednesday 22nd.
Blowing fresh @ S’d with occasional showers & a smart squall during the night. Employed as yesterday. Sailed for China the H.C. Ship Lady Melville. PM Condemned the old Mainsail. Sick List 15.

Thursday 23rd.
Fresh breeze S’d & fair. Scrubbed & washed clothes. Employed in the Hold & on the rigging. Sailmaker making Boat’s Covers. Sick List 12.

Friday 24th.
Wet squally weather with strong S’ly winds. People & mechanics employed as yesterday. Sick List 12.

Saturday 25th.
Fresh breeze @ SW with heavy rain showers. Employed in the Hold & otherwise as most necessary. Sick List 11.

Sunday 26th.
Moderate breeze @ S’d with constant rain. Scraped & cleaned the Gun Deck & Mustered the Ship’s Company. Sick List 11.

Monday 27th.
Fresh breeze with occasional squalls employed in the Hold. Riggers variously employed. Got a pull of the Gammoning. Sailmaker making a suit of sails for the Launch. Sick List 13.

Tuesday 28th.
Pleasant breeze S’ly & fair. Employed as yesterday. Sick List 11.

Wednesday 29th.
Wind variable @ S’d & fair. Employed receiving Cotton on acct of the Company Painting Ship, otherwise in the Hold & as most necessary. Sick List 14.

Thursday 30th.
Moderate & fair. Employed receiving Cotton & delivering remains of the Private Trade & freighted goods. Gunner & Crew painting. Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Mainsail. Sick List 12.

Friday July 1st.
Blowing fresh @ S’d & fair. Fidded the Spritsails & otherwise as most necessary. Sick List 10.

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Saturday 2nd July 1831.
Fresh breeze @ S’d with hard squalls & rain during the night. Got the Jibboom out swayed the Topsail Yards on the Cap. Carpenter as before Caulkers on the Topsides. Sick List 13.

Sunday 3rd.
Variable @ S’d & cloudy with squalls & rain during the night. Washed upper & Gun Deck & mustered Ship’s Company. Sick List 12.

Monday 4th.
Light breeze ‘ S’d & cloudy with fair weather. Stayed the masts & set the Rigging up Fore & Aft. Caulker on the Topsides Carpenters as before & building Storerooms. Sick List 10.

Tuesday 5th.
Ditto winds & weather. Employed rattling & blacking down the Rigging & as most requisite. Mechanics as before. Sick List 8.

Wednesday 6th.
Fresh breeze @ S’d with rain during the night. Got the Top Gallant Masts up & serviced as requisite mechanics as before. Sick List 10.

Thursday 7th.
Pleasant breeze & fair weather during the day with cloudy weather & squally, rain during the night. Washed upper & Gun Decks. People washed clothes mechanics as useful. Sick List 9.

Friday 8th.
Cloudy & squalls with much rain. Scrubbed Hammocks. Clapt a whole Cable Service on the Bower & Sheet Cables otherwise as requisite mechanics variously. Sick List 9.

Saturday 9th.
Light breeze & fair weather. Employed receiving Cotton on acct of the Hon Compy. Boatswain on the Rigging mechanics variously. Sick List 14. Draft F18.3 A19.0.

Sunday 10th.
Cloudy with occasional showers. Washed Upper & Gun Decks. Noon Mustered Ship’s Company. Sick List 14.

Monday 11th.
Light variable breeze & sultry . Employed receiving Cotton on acct of the Hon Compy in the Hold & about the rigging mechanics as requisite. Sick List 13.

Tuesday 12th.
Variable @ SE Squally. Employed in the Hold. Boatswain on the Rigging mechanics as most necessary. Sick List 10.

Wednesday 13th.
Fresh S’ly breeze with squalls & rain ar times. Employed receiving Cotton on acct of the Hon Compy & as most necessary. Sick List 12.

Thursday 14th.
Fresh breeze & squally. Employed in the Hold & receiving Private Trade cotton. Boatswain about the Rigging. Mechanics variously. 3am Departed this life Joseph Warwicker butcher. At 4pm Sent the body away for interment. Sick List 14.

Friday 15th.
Moderate breeze @ S’d with squalls during the night. Employed receiving Cotton on acct of the Hon Compy Sick List 13. Draft F20.1 A20.4.

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Saturday 16th.
Pleasant breeze @ S’d with fair weather. Employed in the Hold & as most useful. Sick List 13.

Sunday 17th.
Ditto winds & weather. Washed upper & Gun Decks. Noon mustered Ship’s Company. Sick List 13.

Monday 18th.
Pleasant breeze @ S’d & fair weather. Employed receiving Cotton on acct of Captain Gribble & as most useful mechanics as requisite. Sick List 14. Draft of water F21.0 A20.0.

Tuesday 19th.
Ditto winds & weather. Employed as yesterday. Sick List 14.

Wednesday 20th.
Light airs with sultry weather. Employed in the Hold & otherwise as most necessary. Sailmaker overhauling best mizzen Topsail. Sick List 14.

Thursday 21st.
Light airs with heavy rain. 4am Departed this life James Syburn [Sibun] Caulkers Mate Employed receiving Cotton on acct of Captain Gribble & with Hold. Sailed the H.C. Ship Thames for China. PM Sent the body of the deceased ashore to be committed to the Deep. Sailors as yesterday. Carpenter making Jibboom. Sick List 14. Draft F21.8 A21.6.

Friday 22nd.
Light breeze E’ly occasional showers. Employed in the Hold. Carpenter as yesterday Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Fore Topsail & 2nd Best Awning. Sailed the H.C. Ship Farquharson for China. Washed Clothes. Sick List 15.

Saturday 23rd.
Light breeze @ SE in the first pat freshening up latterly @ S’d with heavy showers. Sailed the H.C. Ship Vansittart for China. Employed in the Hold & as most necessary. Sick List 12.

Sunday 24th.
Blowing fresh @ SSW with constant heavy rain. Cleaned & fumigated the Gun Deck. Ranged the Sheet Cable. Pumped Ship @ 14 inches Sick List 11.

Monday 25th.
Fresh Gale @ SSW with dry weather. People & mechanics employed as most necessary. Sick List 8.

Tuesday 26th.
Blowing fresh @ SW & fair. Employed variously mechanics as most necessary. Sick List 11.

Wednesday 27th.
Wind moderate & fair. Received the last craft of Cotton tamped in the Hold & as necessary. PM Strong breeze @ SW & heavy rain. Sick list 10.

Thursday 28th.
Strong breeze @ SW with constant heavy rain. People & mechanics employed as most requisite Sick List 11.

Friday 29th.
Blowing hard @ SW with dry weather. Bent Sails & serviced as most requisite. Washed & Scrubbed Clothes. Sick List 12.

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Saturday 30th July.
Strong blow & fair weather. Washed the Gun Deck otherwise People & mechanics employed as requisite. Sick List 9.

Sunday 31st.
Blowing hard @ SW in the forenoon moderating latterly with occasional showers. Mustered Ships Company. Sick List 8.

Monday August 1st.
Fresh breeze SW’ly with foggy weather & constant light showers. Employed receiving Stores & Private Trade Salt Pease & Rice otherwise as most necessary in the Hold & about the Rigging. Sailmaker repairing Royal Studding sails & top Skysails. Carpenter as most requisite. Sick List 8.

Tuesday 2nd August.
Strong breeze SW’ly with several smart Squalls. Received some baggage on acct of Sir C Grey and some stores otherwise People & mechanics employed as most necessary. Sick List 7.

Wednesday 3rd.
Strong SWbS breeze & fair. Employed setting a new Fore Stay & otherwise as most necessary. Sick List 8.

Thursday 4th.
More moderate & fair. Employed as most requisite. Came aboard the Ship Mr Clark Pilot Joined. Sick List 9.

Friday 5th.
Light airs with constant rain. At daylight unmoored Ship & hove to 60 fms out Best Bower. AM Shifted the Hemp with the Chain from the small Bower Anchor. PM Captain Gribble with Passengers Joined the Ship. Employed receiving Baggage & a fresh breeze S’ly with fine weather. Received 4 Post Office Packets. Sick List 11.

Saturday 6th.
AM Fresh blow & fair. At 9am weighed & dropped down under Topmasts towards Saugor. At 1.30 anchored at low water in 6 fms. Saugor 1st bearing WbN Flag Staff Middleton Point bearing N ½ E SE Point Saugor East veered to 60 fms & furled sails. PM Variously employed at sunset crossed Top Gallant Yards with the Sails Bent. Received 4 Post Office Packets. Captain Clapperton of the Master Attendant’s Department dispatched the Ship. Sick List 12.

Sunday 7th Aug.
At 7am weighed with a fresh breeze @ SW & fine weather. & turned through the Channel. At noon passed the Spit Buoy. Crossed the Royal Yards & set the sails. NB. This Log containing 12 hours and made at noon to regulate Sea Logs. Quantity of Water on board 9000 Gallons.

[End of Harbour Log]

[Start of Sea Log]

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Towards Penang

Monday 8th August 1831.
C&D S49W 112. 1pm Passed Reef Buoy. 2.30 The Floating Light in sight. At 4pm Passed the Floating Light West. At 6 hove to for the Pilot Brig & at 7 The Pilot left the Ship. Filled & made sail. AM Unbent the Sheet Cable & paid the Ranges of the Bowers down. Secured the Best Bower Anchor otherwise People & mechanics as most necessary. Out reefs & Crossed Royal Yards. No observations. Sick List 15. Lat 19.49N Long 89.50E.

Tuesday 9th Aug 1831.
C&D S43E 148. First & middle parts squally with rain & unsettled weather, latterly fair. Carried away Fore Gallant Yard it is to be presumed it must have been sprung before noon. Crossed a new one & set the Sail. AM unbent the small bower Cable & secured the anchor, otherwise People and mechanics employed as requisite. Sick List. 12. Lat 18.00N Long 91.41E.

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Wednesday 10th August 1831.
C&D S39E 127. Variable & squally with rain. Unsettled weather throughout with frequent hard squalls & heavy rain. Well 9 inches. Sick List 11. Lat 16.9N Long 93.2E.

Thursday 11th August 1831.
C&D S20W 89. Variable SbW. First & latter parts fresh breeze with cloudy weather. Middle part squally with rain. AM People employed as most requisite. Sailmaker on the old fire top Gallant Sail. variable with thick hazy weather. Bent new Driver. Well 11 inches.Sick List 9. Lat 14.48N long 93.33E.

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towards Penang

Friday 12th August 1831.
C&D S32E 170. Fresh breeze throughout with fair weather and smooth water. Saw the Cocos Islands ENE dist 4 or 5 Leagues. At 4.30pm Little Cocos bearing S¾E great Cocos @ Sb¾E to E¾S. Body of Table due East. Pumped Ship. Fair. Slipper & Table @ SWbS¼S 4 of 5 miles. The north land of Great Cocos SbW. AM Got the Stream Anchor to the cathead. Washed the Gun Deck & otherwise People & mechanics employed as most requisite. Fair. Well 9 inches. Sick List 8. Lat 12.19N Long 94.33E.

Saturday 13th Aug 1831.
C&D S31E 187. Pleasant breeze with fine weather throughout. AM Scrubbed clothes & 1st set of Hammocks. Bent the small Bower for a sheet otherwise employed hoisting water out of Lazaretto & as most necessary. Well 8 inches & cloudy. Sick List 8. Noon no observations. Lat 9.14N Long 95,10E.

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Sunday 14th August 1831.
C&D S29E 140, Variable @ SWbS. Pleasant breeze throughout with mostly fair weather. Well 10 inches. Water expended 1631 gallons remaining 8369 gallons. Fidded Skysails masts & got Royal Studding Sail booms out. AM Performed Divine Service.. Sick List 7. Noon no observation. Lat 7.26N Long 97.21E.

Monday 15th August 1831.
C&D ---- 88.4 miles. First part fresh breeze middle & latter parts light airs & Calms with fair weather. At 5.30pm Donn of Pulo Bouton NEbE¾E. South extreme of Laddas E¾N. At 8am Body of Pulo Bouton NE. At 9.50pm extremes of Land @ E¾N to NbE½E. AM People & mechanics variously employed. A Bark [Barque] bearing ENE dist 4 or 5 Leagues. Noon extremes of the Laddas & Lancavas @ East to NE½E. Sick List 6. Lat 6.16N (obs) Long 99.1E (obs).

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Tuesday 16th Aug 1831.
C&D ----. Light airs & calms with smooth water throughout. Sent a boat on board the Ship Sherburne. Sounded 37fms mud. Well 9 inches. Light of Pulo Bouton NNE½E Sherburne WbS. Daylight extremes of Land E½S. Well 7 inches variable light airs. Extremes of Land @ E½S to NW¼N. Donn of Pulo Bouton N½W. Lat S13N (obs) Long 99.30 (obs)

Wednesday 17th Aug 1831.
C&D ----. Light variable airs. Sunset extremes of Lant @ EbS to NWbN. Sherburne SSW½W. Sunrise Pulo Penang SE½S Elephant Hill EbS¾SW. 8am Elephant Hill EbS. Donn of Pulo Bouton NW½N. Sick List 6. Lat 6.2N (obs) Long 99.53E (obs).

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Thursday 18th Aug 1831.
C&D ----. Light breeze with fine weather throughout. 6pm Pulo Penang E¼N. Peers Abus westerly. Flagstaff on the Hill SWbS. Pleasant breeze @ NE fair. At 45 min past midnight anchored with Best Bower in about 3 miles from the anchorage & furled sails. At daylight weighed with a fresh S’ly wind & worked into the anchorage and at 10am anchored with Best bower in 13fms. The Flagstaff bearing West veered to 30fms & furled sails. Found riding here HMS Wolf & H.C. Ship Marquis of Huntly. PM Sir Charles Grey & family with other passengers disembarked. Employed delivering their baggage & as most necessary. Confined in Irons William Rivett Seaman for neglect of duty & disobedience of orders. Landed the Packits for this Port. NB This Log contains 36 hours & ends at midnight to regulate the Harbour Logs.

Friday 19th.
Light airs with fine weather. A Employed in receiving Pepper otherwise as most necessary. At 11.30am Captain Gribble joined the Ship. Hove short & hauled home the Topsails. NB. This Log contains only 12 hours & ends at noon to regulate the Sea Logs.

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Strait of Malacca

Saturday Aug 20th 1831.
C&D ----. At 2.30 received the Post Office Packet by the Purser. Weighed with a moderate breeze @ N’d & worked out with the weather Tide. At anchor. At 7 This Tide having done anchored with the Stream in 7fms. Furled Sails. At 8pm the North Point of Penang west. At 4.30am weighed with a Light breeze @ E’d made all sail. AM People & mechanics employed as most requisite. At 9.15am the north Point of Penang Pulo bearing NNE½E. Noon Saddle Island SEbS Sick List 14. Lat ---- Long 100.10E (obs)

Sunday Aug 21st 1831.
C&D ----. Light breeze variable & fair weather. At 4.20pm body of Saddle Island SEbE¾E Point of Penang SEbE N½N. AM the wind too unsettled to admit of the performance of Divine Service. Noon mustered the Ship’s Company & released the Prisoner Wm Rivett out of Irons with a reprimand. Sick List 13. Water expended 1613 gallons remaining 6756 gallons. Lat 4.17N (obs) Long 100.18E (obs).

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Monday Aug 22nd 1831.
C&D ----. Light variable airs and Calms. Sunset Pulo Jarra S28W. AM People & mechanics employed as requisite. 3 vessels in the NW Quarter. Sick List 14. Noon ditto Jarra NNW¾W. Southermost of Sambilangs NNE¼E. Lat 3.40N (obs) Long 100.26E (obs).

Tuesday 23rd Aug 1831.
C&D ----. Light airs & Calms throughout with fine weather. 4pm Body of Sambilang N7#190E. 6pm Southernmost of the Sambilang NbE. Washed clothes & 2nd best Hammocks and washed the Gun Deck otherwise People & mechanics employed as most requisite. At daylight the Ship Malcolm bearing NW. The High Land of the Coast @ N½E to East in 36fms. Sick List 13. Noon Extremes of the High Land @ NN¾E to E¾N 29fms. Lat 3.31N (obs) Long 100.46 (obs).

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Strait of Malacca

Wednesday 24th August 1831.
C&D ----.Light variable airs. Anchored with the Kedge in 19fms. Variable @ SE Cloudy. Two sail in sight one SbW one SbE. Sick List 10. Lat 3.22N (obs) Long 100.41E (obs).

Thursday 25th Aug 1831.
C&D ----. Sunset the Arras in sight @ Fore Topsail yard SSW. Sunset the Arras @ Lower Yards bearing about SbW½W to SSW. Light variable @ NW & fair. PM Confined in Irons Hy Spears Ordinary Seaman for neglect of Duty. 11.30 anchored with the Kedge in 38fms. Tide setting. Squally rain. Soundings 50,37, 40 & 38 fms. Parcelar Hill E1S. Sick List 10. Lat 2.56N (obs) Long 100.57½E (obs)

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Friday 26th Aug 1831.
C&D ----. Pleasant weather throughout with Light breeze variable. 5pm Parcelar Hill N13E. Spoke the Charles Kier from Bombay. 7.30pm shortened sail & anchored in 18fms with stream veered to 50fms & furled sails. At anchor. Weighed with light breeze & made sail. 9.30 Parcelar NW¾N. Rhachado EbS, Hammock N43½E. Sick List 11. Lat 2.30N (obs) Long ----.

Saturday 27th August 1831.
C&D ----. 4.30pm Cape Rhachado SW & W. A Schooner bearing SbW & Charles Kier SW. 10.25 Mount Formosa NNW½W. Squally @ SW& rain. Well 9 inches. 8am Little Carinon SEbS½S. Sick List 11. Lat ----.

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Singapore Harbour

Sunday 28th Aug 1831.
C&D ----. 2pm Passed the south Point of St John’s in a smart squall with thick weather. At 2.25 anchored in Singapore Roads in 6 fms. With Best Bower veered to 30fms & furled sails. Flag Staff on the Hill bearing NW¼W. Found riding here the Bark [Barque] Sherburne & several other vessels. PM Sent Water Butts on shore for water. AM Light airs variable with cloud weather. Water expended 1474 Gallons Remaining 5381. Sick List 11. Lat ----.

Monday 29th Aug 1831.
C&D ----. 3pm Anchored in the Roads. The H.C. Ship Hythe from Bombay. 8pm receiving Boat Load of water & some Timber for Ship’s use. Confined in Irons Charles Falkey Seaman for disobedience language & neglect of Duty. 4am made all sail & at 4.30 weighed with a light breeze @ NW. 9am Red Cliffs SW. St Johns WbS. Noon Bintang Hill SEbE. Pt Romania SEbN. Bintang Hill N7W. Sick List 8.

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Tuesday 30th August 1831.
C&D N27E 102. Light breeze @ S’d & fair. 5.30pm Sunk Pedra Branca @ poop bearing SSW. Pt Romania SWbW½W. 6pm Bintang HillS4½W. Squally @ E’d & rain. Well 7 inches cloudy. AM sunrise the Anchors unbent the Cables otherwise employed as most necessary. Squally with showery rain. Noon two ships in sight. No observations. Sick List 9. Lat 2.57N Long 105.11E.

Wednesday 31st Aug 1831.
C&D N23E 168. First part squally with fine weather & a steady monsoon during the remaining part of the Log. 6.15pm The Anambas Islands @ SSE½E to SE¼E. AM washed the Gun Deck otherwise employed as most requisite. Transported the Stream Anchor aft into the Fore Chains. The Sherburne SSW Hull down. Sick 11. Noon Sherburne half courses down astern. Lat 5.0N Long 105,25E.

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Towards China

Thursday 1st Sept 1831.
C&D N22E 131. First & middle parts pleasant monsoon with fine weather latterly squally @ NW & smooth water. Daylight no ship in sight. Variable @ W’d & squally. AM Restored the Starboard Booms Got the Skysail yards masts & Royal Studding Booms down. Otherwise employed as most requisite mechanics variously. Sick List 10. Lat 6.58N Long 107.27E.

Friday 2nd Sept 1831.
C&D N33E 297. Squally @ NW Made all sail. Fresh breeze throughout with occasional squalls. Light rain. A Strange Sail in the NE Quarter. AM Restored the Starboard Booms otherwise People & mechanics variously employed. Noon Stranger SbE Courses down. Sick List 8. Lat 9.56N Long 109.2E.

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Saturday 3rd Sept 1831.
C&D N34E 175. Fresh breeze throughout with occasional squalls & smooth water. Well 14 inches. AM Washed clothes & the Gun Deck otherwise People & mechanics variously employed. Sick List 8. Lat 12.17N Long 111.0E.

Sunday 4th Sept 1831.
C&D N2¾E 127. First & middle parts squally with heavy rain. Latterly clear pleasant weather & a swell on. Well 8 inches. AM Performed Divine Service mustered the Ship’s Company. Water expended 1460 Gallons Remaining 4535. Sick List 7. Lat 14.1N Long 112.7E

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Towards China

Monday 5th Sept 1831.
C&D N2½E 99. Light breeze variable otherwise very fine weather & smooth water. AM People & mechanics employed as most requisite. Sick List 10’ Lat 15.15N Long 112.55E

Tuesday 6th Sept 1831.
C&D N2½E 39. Light airs & Calms throughout with fine weather & smooth water. Variable @ SSE & sultry. Passing showers. Sick List 10. Lat 15.44N Long 113.14E.

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Wednesday 7th Sept 1831.
C&D N23E 77. Light breezes variable throughout with some rain in the night. Well 6 inches. Calms with rain . AM People & mechanics employed as most requisite. Fitting Boats. Lat 17.13 N Long 113.47E.

Thursday 8th Sept 1831.
C&D N15E 40.First & middle parts light and very variable throughout with Calms and heavy dense clouds hanging about the horizon. Latterly freshening breeze & squally. Well 8 inches. AM Washed clothes & the Gun Deck otherwise People & mechanics employed as most necessary. Variable with light rain . No observations. Sick List 19. Lat 18.20N (obs) Long 113.51E.

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Towards China

Friday 9th Sept 1831.
C&D N5W 99. First part squally dirty weather with the wind very variable middle & latter parts a moderate monsoon with clear pleasant weather & a swell @ NE. Well 6 inches. Crossed Royal Yards. Daylight out 1st reefs & made sail. A Strange Sail WNW Courses down. AM Bent cables Fidded Skysail masts & got Royal Sail Booms up otherwise People & mechanics employed as most necessary. Sick List 11. Lat 19.54N Long 113.47E.

Saturday 10th Sept 1831.
C&D N4W 93. First part moderate breeze & rain middle & last parts light airs very variable with strong Riplings. Well 9 inches. AM Hoisted water of the Lazaretto otherwise People & mechanics employed as most necessary. Sick List 11. Lat 21.13N Long 113.35E.

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Sunday 11th September 1831.
C&D N331W 66. Light breezes variable with fine weather throughout. Well 9 inches. Daylight bore up for the passage. NE extremes of Land 11.15am Passed SW Pt of Little Lema bearing E. AM the necessary Duty of the Ship prevented the performance of Devine Service. Linting [Lin-ting] Peak WNW½W. Water running out Board 3074 gallons. Lat 22.3N Long 114.22E (obs).

Monday 12th Sept 1831.
C&D ----. 6.45pm Achow NbE. Chichow SbW. Light variable breeze @ NE to SW & fine weather. 10.30 anchored in 10fms with the Best Bower veered to 25fms & furled sails. Peak Lintin NbE½E. Peak of Lantoa E¾S. 7am Made sail & hove short. At 9 the Flood having made weighed & worked to windward with a pleasant breeze @ N’d. At 20 past noon anchored in 8 fms with Best Bower veered to 30fms & furled sails. Peak of Lintin bearing NE½N. Peak of Lantoa S80E½E. PM Shifted the Top Gallant sails with the long ones otherwise employed as most requisite. Lat ----.

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China

Monday 12th Sept (continued) Found riding here the H.C. Ships Farquaharson & The Hythe. Anchored under Lantea at 4pm. NB This Log comprises 36 hours & ends at midnight to regulate Harbour Logs. Sick List 10.

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[start of Harbour Log]

Tuesday September 13th 1831.
Moderate breeze @ NE occasional showers. At 30 past noon weighed worked to windward. At 3pm anchored under Lintin in 10fms with Best Bower. Lintin Peak bearing ENE veered 60fms furled sails. PM Mr Glass Purser with Achow Pilot joined the Ship. Squally with heavy rain during the night. Sick List 11. Wednesday 14th.
AM moderate & fair. At 11am The Flood having made weighed & made sail with pleasant breeze variable @ NE. At 4pm crossing Lankeet Flat least water 4½ fms. At 6pm anchored under Chuenpee [Chuenpi] in 13fms with Best Bower veered to 30fms & furled sails. SE Point of Chuenpee [Chuenpi] bearing NEbESan Pan chow S½W. Clear pleasant weather. Confined in Irons Charles Allen Ordinary Seaman for disobedience of orders. Sick List 8.

Thursday 15th.
AM Light breeze @ SE & cloudy. 4.30pm The Flood having made, shortened in Cable & made all sail. At 5.30 weighed & stood for the Bocca Tigris. At 7 passed the Forts. At 7.30 passed Tiger Island and at 9am The Tide having done, anchored below The Little Bar in 7 fms. Released Jno Halling out of Irons with an admonition. Charles Allen after being flogged by the Boys of the Ship with 6 Tails of the Cat over the Posterior. At 2pm weighed & dropped over the Little Bar & at 6 anchored about 5 below the 2nd Bar in 7fms with the Best Bower. Furled sails & veered to 20fms. Found riding here the H.C. Ship Vansittart. PM Confined in Irons James Griffin Ordinary Seaman for neglect of duty & disobedient conduct. Sick List 10.

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Friday 16th Sept 1831.
AM Light breeze @ NE & fair. At daylight weighed & dropped up towards the Bar but at 8am finding there was insufficient Tide to take us over, anchored in 6½ fms below the Bar. Furled sails. AM Held Court of Enquiry on the Prisoner Jas. Griffin & finding him guilty of the Charge punished him with one dozen lashes. Hoisted the Launch out otherwise employed as most necessary. A smart shower at 3pm. Sick List 11.

Saturday 17th.
At daylight made all sail. At 6.30am weighed and stood up with a light breeze Easterly for the Bar but the wind becoming scant dropped anchor under. 7.40 The wind favouring us a little & having more water on the Bar weighed & stood up. 8.30 crossed the Bar least water 4½fms. At noon the Ebb having made strong shortened sail & anchored in 6½ fms about 1½ [miles] below the Brunswick Rock. Unbent the Mainsail & the small Studding sails. 8pm weighed at about ¼ Flood & dropped up passed the Rock & into the Reach of Whampoa. At midnight anchored in 6½ fms. About ½ mile below Junk River Creek. Veered away & moored the Ship 36fms each way Best Bower to the Flood. Joined Captain Nairne of the General Kyd Senior Officer of the fleet. Sick List 8.

Sunday 18th.
Light airs with hot sultry weather. Unbent sails washed the Gun Deck otherwise employed as most necessary. Draft of water F22.8 A22.3. Sick List 10.

Monday 19th.
Hot sultry weather with light airs variable . Stayed the masts and set up the Rigging fore & aft. Otherwise People & mechanics employed as most requisite. Captain Gribble left the Ship for Canton. Sick List 12.

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Whampoa Reach

Tuesday 20th Sept 1831.
Wind & weather as yesterday Rattled down & blacked the Rigging Yards etc. Sick List 11.

Wednesday 21st Sept 1831.
Sultry weather with light airs variable. People & mechanics employed as most necessary. Gunner & Crew painting the masts & Booms. Sick List 8.

Thursday 22nd Sept 1831.
Pleasant breeze Northerly & fair. People & mechanics employed variously. Sick List 8.

Friday 23rd.
AM cloudy with occasional Showers & scrubbed clothes & Hammocks. PM Blowing a smart gale @ E’d with incessant heavy rain. Struck Top Gallant Yards & Masts. Moderating with evening & clearing up a fine night. Sick List 8.

Saturday 24th.
Fresh breeze & occasional showers. People & mechanics employed as most requisite. Sick List 8.

Sunday 25th.
Light airs Northerly with clear pleasant weather. Captain Gribble left the Ship in charge & the Boats for Chuenpee [Chuenpi] to render assistance to the Marquis of Huntly who had taken the ground. AM Performed Divine Service. Sick List 7.

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Monday 26th September 1831.
Light breeze with clear pleasant weather. Employed delivering Private Trade on acct of Captain Gribble & Officers. Sick List 7.

Tuesday 27th.
Light airs variable with fine weather. Employed delivering Private Trade Cotton. Sick List 6.

Wednesday 28th.
Light breeze with fine weather. Employed as yesterday. Sick List 6.

Thursday 29th.
Winds & weather as for days past. Employed delivering Private trade Cotton otherwise as most necessary. Sick List 7.

Friday 30th.
Fresh breeze easterly with rain in the latter part. Employed delivering Private Trade Cotton. Sick List 6.

Saturday 1st October.
Moderate breeze NE’ly with fine weather. Employed as for days past, anchored in the Reach H.C. Ship Herefordshire. Sick List 7.

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Whampoa Reach

Sunday 2nd October 1831.
Light airs with sultry weather, Performed Divine Service and mustered the Ship’s Company. The H.C. Ship Buckinghamshire warped down to the end of the Reach preparing to leaving. Sick List 7.

Monday 3rd Oct.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Employed delivering Cotton on acct of Captain Gribble & Officers. Confined in Irons Francis Creamore Seaman for Drunkenness. Sick List 7.

Tuesday 4th.
Fresh breeze NE’ly & cloudy. Employed as for days past. PM An increasing breeze with rain. Sick List 8.

Wednesday 5th.
Blowing a fresh gale @ E’d with sharp squalls at times and heavy rain. At 11am Struck Top Gallant Yards. No chops down. Employed as most necessary. PM more moderate with occasional showers. Released the Prisoner Francis Creamore out of Irons with a reprimand. Sick List 15.

Thursday 6th.
Moderate breeze @ S’ly with occasional showers. Employed delivering Cotton on acct of Hon Compy. Left for Second Bar the H.C. Ships Waterloo & Buckinghamshire. Sick List 6.

Friday 7th.
Light breeze @ N’d & fair. Employed as for days past. Sick List 7.

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Saturday 8th October 1831.
Light breeze & fair. Employed delivering Cotton & cleaning the Hold. Carpenter making a main Top Gallant Mast. Sick List 8.

Sunday 9th.
Light airs and cloudy. Daylight washed the Decks and Pumped the Ship out at 13 inches. Noon Mustered the Ship’s Company. Sick List 10.

Monday 10th.
Light airs & sultry. Employed delivering Cotton on acct of the Company. AM Mr Ravenshaus visited the Ship and Surveyed her along with the Captains Crunkhurst Kelloway & others appointed to be at service. The Hoppoo also visited the Ship and measured her. At Daylight the Main Sprung Stay fell to Deck having broken short in the half[?] of the mounting. Sick List 7.

Tuesday 11th.
Light airs variable & fine. Delivered the last of the Cotton. Employed preparing the Holds for Tea & as most necessary. Carpenters making a new Top Gallant Mast. Cooper putting up Butts. Caulkers on the After Orlop. Draft of Water F16.10 A18.3. Sick List 8.

Wednesday 12th.
Light airs and sultry. Employed in the Hold as yesterday and as most necessary . Sick List 9.

Thursday 13th.
Sultry weather with very light airs. Received the Bolnas. Employed in the Hold & as most necessary. At 7am Confined in Irons Henry Spiers Seaman for neglect of duty at 10am held a court of enquiry & found him guilty of the charge punished him with 2 dozen lashes. PM Close & sultry. Sick List 10.

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Whampoa Reach

Friday 14th October 1831.
Light airs & sultry. Employed in the Hold & as most necessary. Sick List 9.

Saturday 15th.
Light airs & fair. Daylight washed clothes. Delivered 3 Chops of Lead and another 2 Chops of Congoer [tea]. Otherwise employed as most necessary. Sick List 7.

Sunday 16th.
Hot sultry weather. Daylight washed Decks 8am Fidded Top Gallant masts & crossed Top Gallant Yards. AM mustered the Ship’s Company. Well 9 inches. Sick List 6.

Monday 17th.
Light airs sultry throughout. 2 Chops Congo [tea]. Employed storing them otherwise as most necessary. Sailmaker on the Jib & Driver Carpenter as most necessary. Sick List 6.

Tuesday 18th.
Light variable & cloudy. Scrubbed 2nd Best suit of Hammocks. Received 2 Chops Congoee [tea] otherwise employed as most necessary. PM Heavy rain. Sick List 7.

Wednesday 19th.
Light breeze & fair in the forenoon. Received 2 Chops of Congoee [tea]. Employed in the Hold & as most necessary, Draft of Water F17.10 A18.3. Sick List 9.

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Thursday 20th Oct 1831.
Light airs NE & cloudy, Employed in the Hold & as most necessary. AM Confined in Irons Robert Carr Ordinary Seaman for Theft. Left for 2nd Bar the H.C. Ship Lady Melville. Sick List 7.

Friday 21st
Light breeze NE’ly & fair. Employed in the Hold & as most necessary. Caulkers on the Gun Deck Washes the Gun Deck. Sick List 12.

Saturday 22nd.
Pleasant weather & fair, Received 2 Chops of Tea, otherwise employed as requisite. Washed clothes. Sick List 12.

Sunday 23rd.
Light breeze & fair. Received Guard in Company with Bombay’s Boat mustered the Ship’s Company. Sick List 13.

Monday 24th.
Fresh breeze northerly & fair. Received 2 Chops of Twanky Tea. Employed stowing it. Filling water otherwise as most necessary. Caulkers on the Gun Deck, Carpenter & mechanics as most necessary. Discharged The Prisoner Robert Carr from Irons for want of evidence. Draft of water F18,6 A18.3. Sick List 13.

Tuesday 25th.
Strong breeze for the most part @ NE & fair. Employed in the Hold and as most useful. Carpenter & Crew building Storerooms & as most requisite. Sick List 12.

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Whampoa Reach

Wednesday 26th Oct 1831.
Variable @ NW. Received 2 Chops of Congres on acct of the Hon Compy some Private Trade. Employed stowing them, mechanics as most useful. Sick List 10.

Thursday 27th.
Wind Northerly with rain in the morning latterly fine but cloudy. Employed in the Hold & as most useful. Carpenter & Crew at sundry requisite. Cooper setting up Butts. Armourer at the Forge Sick List 13.

Friday 28th.
Light airs and fair. Employed receiving Teas and as most necessary mechanics variously. Sick List 14.

Saturday 29th.
Light airs and sultry. Employed in the Hold & as most necessary. Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Topsail otherwise mechanics as requisite. Sick List 16.

Sunday 30th
Light breeze Northerly & fair. Mustered the Ship’s Company. Sick List 16.

Monday 31st.
Fresh breeze Northerly & fair. Received 2 Chops Congoes Employed stowing them & reeving the ship. Sailmaker and mechanics as most useful. Left the Reach for 2nd Bar the H.C. Ships Farquharson & Vansittart. Sick List 12.

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Tuesday 1st November 1831.
Fresh breeze northerly & fair. Received 2 Chops of Teas. Bent sails, otherwise employed as requisite. Sent the 2nd Launch with 13 men for the carriage of Treasure from Canton to the H.C. Ship Lady Amelia. Sick List 11.

Wednesday 2nd.
Light breeze northerly & fair. At 8am The Flood having made unmoored Ship & hove in to 25fms on the Best Bower. Received 3 Chops of Congoes[?] [tea]. Employed stowing them otherwise as most requisite. PM Captain Gribble Joins the Ship. Draft of Water F21.9 A19.11. Sick List 15.

Thursday 3rd
At 8.30 The Flood making hove short & at 9 weighed & made all sail. with a light air @ N’d. At 10 a light air springing up @ S’d cleared all up and warped down below the shipping. At 2pm furled sails and at 2.30 anchored with the Best Bower in 6¼ fms about 1 mile above the Brunswick Rock veered to 20fms. PM Light airs with drizzling rain The General Kyde ½ mile off. Sick List 15.

Friday 4th.
AM Light airs S’ly with drizzling rain. At 9.30 weighed & warped down below the Rock. AM Employed warping & dropped down the River the Kyde in company. At 2pm anchored in  8 fms about 3 miles above the 2nd Bar. With Best Bower. Furled sails. PM Employed in the Hold stowing as most necessary. Sick List 16.

Saturday 5th.
Light airs variable @ S’d & sultry. At Daylight tripped the anchor & dropped down within about ½ mile of the Bar. & anchored in 4½ fms. At 9am having veered a long warp out & the Flood Tide having made, weighed & warped over the Bar. AM employed warping down towards the anchorage but at 2pm The Tide making too stray and the breeze & S’d anchored about 3 miles above the shipping. At 4pm tripped the anchor & dropped down with the Ebb into a berth and anchored in 6½ fms veered to 40fms & furled the Fore & Aft Sails. The Kyde anchored along with us. Found riding here The H.C. Ships Farquharson, Thames, Lady Melville & Vansittart. Sick List 16.

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2nd Bar

Sunday 6th November 1831.
Light airs variable @ S’d & fair. Employed in the Hold during the Forenoon and cleaning up the warps and upper Deck. PM Mustered the Ship’s Company. Sick List 16

Monday 7th.
Light airs and sultry. Employed as necessary and stowing Tea. Boatswains Crew overhauling topsail Tyes and otherwise as necessary. Sailmaker repairing the Topmast Studding Sail other mechanics as most requisite. Sick List 14.

Tuesday 8th.
Light breeze variable @ S’d & fair. Employed in the Hold and otherwise as most necessary. Fitted new Top Gallant Tyes. Sailmaker as yesterday. Sick List 17.

Wednesday 9th.
Moderate breeze variable @ S’d & fine. Received some Teas and I boat load Water. Boatswain Gang fitting a new Main Spring Stay. Set Hawser. Mechanics as most necessary washed the Gun Deck. Sick List 17.

Thursday 10th.
Light breeze S’d & fair. Employed in receiving & stowing Teas otherwise as most necessary. Sick List 22.

Friday 11th.
Light breeze variable & fair. Employed receiving Trade and as most useful. Sick List 23.

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Saturday 12th November 1831.
Light airs fair. Employed stowing Teas Hoisted in the Launches and otherwise variously employed . Received the Chow Chow Chop. Sick List 30.

Sunday 13th.
Fresh breeze N’y & fair. Employed in stowing Teas mechanics as most requisite. At half past 5pm Departed this life John Winbury Caulker. Sent the Boatswains Book to Canton. Sick List 27.

Monday 14th.
Employed as most necessary about the Ship in preparing for Sea. Mechanics as requisite Scrubbed Hammocks and clothes. At 5pm sent the Body on Shore for interment. Sick List 30.

Tuesday 15th.
Fresh breeze N’ly & fair. Received the filling up Chop and 20 Boxes of Treasure on acct of the Hon Compy. Sick list 32.

Wednesday 16th.
Fresh N’ly wind & fair. Washed upper & Gun Deck otherwise preparing the Ship ready for Sea. At 4pm Captain Gribble joined he Ship. At half past 4 Mr Majoribanks with Mr Lindsay came on board & dispatched. At 5 Mr Glass answered with the Despatches Saluted Mr Majoribanks with 15 Guns & manned the Yards. Draft of Water F22.3 A21.7. Sick List 36.

Thursday 17th.
A daylight hove short and made sail. At 5.30 weighed. AT 8 passed the Bocca Tigris with a fresh breeze N’d in Company with the H.C. Ships Thames & Vansittart. At noon passed Lintin. Employed in trimming sails securing the anchors & as requisite. This Log contains 12 hours and ends at noon to commence Sea Logs. Water on Board 15120 gallons. Sick List 31.

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Towards St Helena

Friday 18th November 1831.
C&D S25W 208. AM Passed Lintin. 2.45 The Island of Potoe East distance 3 miles in ¼ less 7fms. Grand Ladrone NE½E. high Land of Montana [Montanha] NbE. Fresh monsoon with cloudy weather throughout. AM employed as most useful. Cloudy no observations. Sick List 28. Lat 18.66 N Long 112.0E.

Saturday 19th November 1831.
C&D S28W 237. Fresh monsoon with cloudy weather and light passing showers of rain. Pumped Ship. AM restored the Larboard Booms and Sailroom otherwise as useful. Carpenter making a new Main Top Gallant Yard other mechanics as requisite. H.C. Ships Duke of Sussex and Lady Melville in company. Sick List 20. Lat 15.21N Long 110.10E (obs).

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Sunday 20th November 1831.
C&D S3W 240. Strong Monsoon with squalls and much rain at times. AM The necessary duty of the Ship prevented performance of Divine Service. Carried away the Mizzen Topsail Yards and split the sail. Water expended 612 gallons Remaining 14508 gallons. Squally rain. Carried away the Main Top Gallant Studding Sail Boom. AM Employed un-stowing the Booms for a spare to make a Mizzen Yard, trimming sails & as most useful. Carpenter making a mizzen Top Sail Yard. Sick List 28. Very indifferent observations. Lat 11.39N Long 110.5E.

Monday 21st November 1831.
C&D S14W 199. Fresh breeze throughout with constant heavy rain PS [Pumped Ship] Mizzen topsail Yard and bent the Best Sail. AM employed in cleaning the Gun Deck & drying clothes and employed as most necessary. Carpenter making a new Mizzen Top Gallant Studding Sail. Parted company with the Sussex and Melville. Sick List 25. Lat 8.7N Long 109.15E.

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Tuesday 22nd November 1831.
C&D S35W 176. First & middle parts moderate breeze with passing heavy rain latterly light passing showers. Daylight The Thames N & the Melville NNE both hull down. AM People employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker making a new Topmast Studding Sail. Cooper making new Top Gallant Yard. Variable @ NNE & cloudy. A swell @ NW. Noon The Thames bearing North hull down and The Melville Courses down astern. Lat 5.46N Long 107.34E.

Wednesday 23rd Nov 1831.
C&D S39W 127. Moderate breeze variable throughout with squalls & much rain. PS. AM People employed as most useful. A Squall @ E’d. Two sail in sight @ --. Sick List 28. Lat 4.11N Long 106.13E.

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Thursday 24th November 1831.
C&D S24W 47. First part variable breeze & fair middle light airs & Calms with drizzling rain latterly very variable @ NE with rain. PS 7 inches. Daylight 2 ships in sight @ Deck. AM Employed trimming sails & as most useful. Ground 46 fms. 8am saw the Land @ Deck bearing @ SEbE to SWbS. Noon 2 ships in sight. Sick List 30. Lat 3.28N Long 105.54E.

Friday 25th Nov 1831.
C&D ----. 4.45pm Pt Dumas SE¼. 5.30pm Extremes of Anambas @ E¾S to EbN½N. First part light breeze variable @ W’d with rain middle fresh breeze with squalls & much rain latterly strong breeze & fair. AM Employed ranging Cables and readying anchor gear. Sick List 34. Lat 0.15 N (obs) Long 105.13 (obs).

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Saturday 26th November 1831.
C&D ----. First part strong breeze with squalls and heavy rain middle more moderate latterly pleasant breeze and fine weather. PS 17½ inches. AM employed trimming sails & as most useful. Noon Monopin Hill SEbE. Sick List 32. 8am anchored with the Best Bower in 12fms veered to 30. PS. AM Employed trimming sails & as most useful. The duty of the Ship prevented the performance of Divine Service. Daylight Mount Monopin N½W. Water expended 1194 gallons remaining 13313. 8am Monopin Peak NW½NLat 1.40N (obs) long ----.

Sunday 27th November 1831.
C&D ---- 91. First part pleasant & fair weather, middle fresh squally, latterly moderate with fine E ½ weather & cloudy throughout. 4.30pm Monopin Peak E½N in 10fms. Anchored with Best Bower in 12fms & veered to 30. PS. Daylight Mt Monopin N½W. Stranger showed her number The Orynthia. Sick List 37. Lat ----.

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Monday 28th November 1831.
C&D ---- 146. 2nd Point west in 16fms. 6pm ---- NbE¾E. First part in the Gap in the Panaitang Hills. 6.45 Lumpana East in 6fms. First part variable @ W’d drawing to the South in the PM latterly @ SW & fine weather. AM Employed trimming sails & as useful. Sailmaker repairing 2nd Best Jib. PS 10½ inches. Sick List 27. Lat ---.

Tuesday 29th November 1831.
C&D ---- 50. First part fresh breeze @ SW’d middle moderate latterly light breeze @ W’d & fair. Anchored with the Best Bower in 8 fms. PS. Daylight The Brothers in sight @ rigging. 9 weighed & made sail. Brothers SSW. AM Employed washing upper Deck and as most useful. Sick List 26. Lat 1.55S (obs) Long 106.9 (obs).

[heading S to SW from the Java Sea into and through the Sunda Strait the Repulse was making poor progress against the prevailing winds coming from a southerly direction. The Log shows they spent much of the time “working to windward” an expression which says it all. Using land features to locate their position normal readings of Latitude & Longitude are not taken. Ed.]

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Wednesday 30th November 1831.
C&D ----. Working to Windward. First part squally with heavy rain middle more moderate latterly pleasant breeze with fair weather. Anchored with the Best Bower in 8fms & veered to 30. PS. AM Washed the Gun Deck otherwise as most useful. Sailmaker on 2nd Best Main Topsail. 7am The Brothers @ NE¾N. Weighed & made sail with a pleasant breeze @ W’d. PS. Noon Nicholas Point SbE½E. [Sunda Strait], Thwart the Way bearing SbW½W. Sick List 23. Lat 5.30S Long 105.59E.

Thursday 1st December 1831.
C&D ----. Working to Windward. Variable @ SW. Anchored with the Best Bower in 14fms & veered to 30. PS, Nicholas Pt SE½S, Wind variable @ SW in the PM with Fresh breeze squally with light variable freshening towards noon . AM Employed working Ship & as useful. Nicholas Point SE½S. Weighed with a light breeze @ SW. Sick List 21. Lat ---- Long ----

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Friday 2nd December 1831.
C&D ----. Working to Windward. 5pm weighed with least breeze variable @ SW. Thwart the Way bearing SbE¾E. Monument at Anger SbE. Sick List 22. Lat ----.

Saturday 3rd December 1831.
C&D ----. Working to Windward between the Islands of Crokatoa & Pk of Berry. Noon Pk of Crokatoa SW ½. Brothers NWbW½W. 6am weighed & made sail. The wind squally @ SW. PS.

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Sunday 4th December 1831.
C&D ----. Moderate breeze variable @ W’d with occasional Light Squalls during the night latterly fine pleasant weather. 4.15 Crokatoa SE½S. 6.20pm Panasang NEbE½E. PM Stowed the Bower anchor. The necessary duty of the Ship prevented the performance of Divine Service. Prince’s Peak SEbS¾S. Water expended 1207gallons remaining 12104 Gallons. Sick List 23. Lat 6.14S (obs) Long 104.55E (obs).

Monday 5th December 1831.
C&D ----. First part wind variable @ S’d middle and latter parts light airs variable with occasional showers. PS. Daylight Low Land about Flat Point @ NNE to N. AM Scrubbed 2nd Suit of Hammocks and washed clothes. Trimming Ship and as requisite. Low Lands NNE½E. Lat 6.9S (obs) Long 104.19E (obs).

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Tuesday 6th December 1831.
C&D S20W 40. First part light airs & Calms with a swell @ W’d middle & latter parts Light breeze variable with heavy rain. PS. High Land NEbE½E. Daylight 6 Ships in sight @ Deck. Split the Flying Jib & shifted it with the Best. AM Washed Gun Deck otherwise as most necessary. Sailmaker on the Old fore Topsail. Carpenter making a Topmast Studding Sail Boom. Sick List 20. Noon 4 Sail in sight. Lat 6.29S Long 104.23E.

Wednesday 7th December 1831.
C&D S40W 28. Variable & cloudy with heavy rain throughout. AM Got the stream Anchor on board. North swell. Otherwise People employed as most requisite mechanics as required. Noon cloudy no observations. Sick List 18. Noon 1 Sail in sight ESE. Lat 6.52S (obs) Long 104.5E.

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Thursday 8th December 1831.
C&D S56W 71. Squally and unsettled throughout with almost constant heavy rain and a confused swell. PS. AM People and mechanics employed as most requisite. Lifted the Larboard side Anchor higher up. Sick List 28. Lat 7.38S Long 103.11E.

Friday 9th December 1831.
C&D S54.3W 161. A Light Trade variable throughout with fine weather during the greater part. A long swell. AM Hoisted water out of the Lazaretto and otherwise employed as most requisite. Sailmaker on 2nd Best fore Jib and Mizzen topmast Studding Sail. Squally rain. PS 7 inches. Sick List 14. Lat 9.16S Long 101.4E.

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Saturday 10th December 1831.
C&D S55W 113.Variable @ SSE & cloudy. Shifted the Mizzen Topsail and Jib with the Best. Light Trade variable throughout with occasional gusts during the night. PS. AM Washed clothes and the Gun Deck otherwise People and mechanics employed as most requisite. Sick List 12. Lat 10.11S Long 99.29E.

Sunday 11th December 1831.
C&D S80W 148. A light Trade throughout variable with remarkably fine clear weather. PM A Sail in sight @ masthead bearing NW. Daylight The Stranger NE Hull down @ masthead. AM Variable SW & fair. Performed Divine Service and mustered the Ship’s Company. Water expended 1141 gallons remaining 10965 gallons. Sick List 9. Lat 10.32S Long 97.4E.

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Monday 12th December 1831.
C&D S70W 154. A Light Trade throughout with remarkably clear pleasant weather. PS. Variable @ S’d. AM Re-stowed the Sailroom and employed as most requisite under the Boatswain. Carpenter making new Whiskers. Sailmaker as necessary. Sick List 5. Lat 11.14S Long 94.38E.

Tuesday 13th December 1831.
C&D S37W 178. A moderate Trade the first and middle parts. Freshening latterly with fine clear weather. AM People employed under the Boatswain as most necessary. Sailmaker & Carpenter as yesterday. Variable @ S to ESE & light rain. Sick 4. Lat 12.36S Long 93.6E.

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Wednesday 14th December 1831.
C&D S26.15W 216. Fresh Trade throughout with clear weather. PS. Fair. AM People under the Boatswain working up Junk. Cooper making new Whiskers. Sailmaker repairing the old Main Topsail. Sick List 7. Lat 14.24S Long 89.2E

Thursday 15th December 1831.
C&D S59W 233. Split the Main Top Gallant Sail shifted it with the old one. Fresh Trade throughout with fine weather airs a high swell @ SE. Wind SEbS Fair. PS. AM People under the Boatswain as yesterday. Sailmaker and Carpenter as yesterday. Sick List 9. Lat 16.10S Long 85.45E

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Friday 16th December 1831.
C&D S59W 204. First & middle parts Fresh Trade with occasional smart squalls and unsettled weather latterly clear pleasant weather. PS. Variable @ NE & rain. AM People and mechanics employed as for days past. Sick List 9. 0Lat 17.55S Long 82.43E.

Saturday 17th December 1831.
C&D S67W 206. Pleasant Trade with fine weather throughout and a confused swell during the first part. AM Washed clothes and the Gun Deck otherwise People & mechanics employed as most requisite. Sick List 8. Lat 19.21S Long 19.23E

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Sunday 18th December 1831.
C&D S72W 200. Variable @ ESE & fine. Pleasant Trade throughout with confused swell and hazy in the latter part. PS. EbS & fair. AM Performed Divine Service and Mustered the Ship’s Company. Water expended 1191 gallons remaining 9774 gallons. Sick List 5. Lat 20.25S Long 76.2E.

Monday 19th December 1831.
C&D S75W 188. Moderate Trade throughout with fine weather and a confused swell during the first and middle parts. AM Roused the Best Bower Cable up gave it a coat of anti-corrosive preparation. Otherwise People and mechanics employed as most requisite. Set up the Bowsprit Shrouds. Sick List 7. Lat 21.14S Long 72.49E.

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Tuesday 20th December 1831.
C&D S74W 175. A light Trade throughout with clear pleasant weather and a high Swell. PS. Cloudy. AM People and mechanics employed as for days past. Sick List 6. Lat 22.5S Long 69.49E

Wednesday 21st December 1831.
C&D S73W 169. An unsettled Trade throughout with occasional squalls and a long Swell on. AM Washed the Gun Deck otherwise People and mechanics employed as most necessary. PS. Sick List 6. Lat 22.57S Long 66.55E.

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Thursday 22nd December 1831.
C&D S72W 153. A Light Trade throughout with clear pleasant weather. Variable @ SE. Pumped Ship. AM People under the Boatswain and knotting yarns. Employed as most requisite. Sick List 5. Lat 23.44S Long 64.17.

Friday 23rd December 1831.
C&D S71W 93. Light breeze variable @ SE to NE with clear pleasant weather. AM Got a new pair of Whiskers and otherwise employed under the Boatswain as for days past. Cooper and mechanics as previously employed. NEbE & fair. Sick List 8. Lat 24.14S Long 92,31E.

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Saturday 24th December 1831.
C&D S70W 70. Light airs very variable throughout with rainy looking clouds hanging about the horizon during the first & middle parts latterly clear pleasant weather and smooth water. AM Washed the Gun Deck and People washed clothes & otherwise employed as most necessary. Sailmaker and mechanics as for days past. Sick List 7. Lat 24.34S Long 61.19E

Sunday 25th December 1831.
C&D S68W 98. Light breeze variable throughout with some showers. PS. AM Performed Divine Service and Mustered the Ship’s Company. Water expended 1139 gallons remaining 8534 gallons. Sick List 6. Lat 23.10S Long 59.38E.

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Monday 26th December 1831.
C&D S65W 134. Down Skysail Yards. Strong breeze throughout variable @ NE to North with frequent hard squalls & smooth water. Carried away fore Topsail Studding Sail Boom. Down Royals Yards. Down Mizzen Top Gallant Yard and housed the Mast. AM Employed trimming sails & as most requisite. Noon no observations. Sick List 7. Lat 26.20S Long 57.9E.

Tuesday 27th December 1831
C&D S75W 117. Taken aback with a smart squall @ SSW. Carried away the Driver Boom. First part fresh breeze variable with unsettled weather and a heavy swell @ NW middle & latter parts moderate breeze variable with Light Squalls & confused swell. AM People employed under the Boatswain Carpenter making a Driver Boom from the Jib main spar. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd Best Fore Top Gallant Sail and Best Mizzen Topsail. Sick List 9. Lat 26.50S Long 55.5E.

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Wednesday 28th December 1831.
C&D S73W 150. Moderate breeze variable @ S & cloudy throughout with a heavy swell on @ SE. AM Got the Driver Boom out and bent the Best Driver. Hoisted water up out of the Lazaretto. Otherwise employed as most requisite. Sick List 5. Lat 27.48S Long 52.16E.

Thursday 29th December 1831.
C&D S65W 168. Fresh breeze throughout variable and fair latterly thick cloudy weather with rain. AM People employed trimming sails mechanics as most useful. Sick List --. Lat 28.41S (obs) Long 48.88E.

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Friday 30th December 1831.
C&D S72W 150.First part fresh breeze with pleasant weather middle and latter parts Light breeze very variable @ NW to SE with frequent squalls @ N’d and a confused swell. A threatening looking Squall @ N’d. AM People and mechanics variously employed. PS 5 inches Sick List 8. Lat 29.7S Long 46.3E.

Saturday 31st December 1831.
C&D S54W 72. Light breezes variable with frequent passing squalls and smooth water. PM Shifted the topsails and top Gallant Sails with the Best. AM Scraped & cleaned the Gun Deck otherwise People employed as most requisite. Variable @ NWbN & fair. Sick List 9. Lat 29.53S Long 45.32E.

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Sunday 1st January 1832.
C&D S80W 69. First part fresh breeze with a heavy swell on increasing in the middle part latterly Calms. PS. Daylight shifted the Fore Topsail with the Best. AM Performed Divine Service & Mustered the Ship’s Company. Water expended 1111 gallons remaining 7523 gallons Sick List 9. Lat 29.58S Long 44.13E.

Monday 2nd January 1832.
C&D S31W 32. Light airs and Calms during the first and middle parts increasing latterly with fine weather throughout and a swell S’d. Lat 30.5S Long 44.0E.

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Tuesday 3rd January 1832.
C&D S82W 107. First part fresh breeze middle & latter parts Light breeze with a heavy swell @ SW throughout the Ship remarkably easy. Variable @SE to South. PS. People employed under the Boatswain working up Junk etc. Carpenter as yesterday. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd Best Foresail. Sick List 8. Lat 30.17S Long 41.58E.

Wednesday 4th January 1832.
C&D S79W 148. A moderate breeze variable @ SW to NE throughout with a heavy swell @ SW. A Strange Sail @ Masthead bearing about NE. Daylight a large Ship bearing ENE Courses down @ Deck. AM Scrubbed Hammocks washed the Gun Deck and otherwise employed as most necessary. Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Mainsail. Carpenter and their mechanics as for days past. Noon the Stranger out of sight @ Deck. Sick List 10. Lat 30.48S Long 39.10E.

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Thursday 5th January 1832.
C&D S68W 198. Fresh breeze variable ENE fair, with pleasant weather and smooth water throughout. AM employed under the boatswain Sailmaker and Carpenter as for days past. NbE & cloudy. Sick list 10. Lat 31.57S Long 35.30E.

Friday 6th January 1832.
C&D S71W 83. First part light breeze variable @ North and hazy middle & latter parts clear pleasant weather with a light breeze very variable. AM Washed clothes otherwise People employed under the Boatswain. Tradespeople as yesterday. Sick List 7. Lat 32.36S Long 34.5E.

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Saturday 7th January 1832.
C&D S67W 97. First and middle parts Light airs variable. Latterly a moderate breeze@ NE with clear pleasant weather and smooth water throughout. AM Washed the Gun Deck & People employed working up Junk & mechanics as for days past. Sick list 8. Lat 33.20S Long 32.18E.

Sunday 8th January 1832.
C&D S80W 41. Light breeze variable during the first part and middle & latter parts Calms with smooth water throughout. AM the weather too cold for the performance of Divine Service. Noon mustered the Ship’s Company & at Quarters. A Strange Sail on the weather beam Courses down @ Masthead, apparently a small ship. Pumped Ship. Water expended 1127 gallons remaining 6395 gallons. Sick List 10. Lat 33.44S Long 31.41E.

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Monday 9th January 1832.
C&D N58W 72. A Brisk Gale variable @WSW during the first & middle parts with a high swell on. Latterly more moderate with clear weather. Variable @ SW & fair with a long swell on. Daylight Passed a Cutter under French Colours standing to the NE. AM People & mechanics employed as most requisite. Sick List 11. Lat33.16S Long 30.28E

Tuesday 10th January 1832.
C&D S1E 49. First & middle parts fresh breeze variable @ SW with a heavy swell on causing the Ship to pitch deep at times but remarkably early Latterly light & variable with fine weather. PM Confined in Irons Jas [John.] Fogg Ordinary Seaman for the character of Wm Jones. AM Held a court of enquiry on the Prisoner Jas. [John] Fogg and finding him guilty sentenced him to solitary confinement and remanded him into Irons. AM People employed under the Boatswain making Points [prints] & Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Mainsail. Carpenter and other mechanics variously employed. Sick List --. Lat 34.3 Long 30.40E.

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Wednesday 11th January 1832.
C&D S61W 178. Strong breeze @ Eastward with clear pleasant weather throughout and a high following Sea Latterly. Carried away the Starboard ---[?] of Main Topsail. AM Hoisted Water up out of the Lazaretto otherwise People & mechanics employed trimming sails & as requisite. PS. Variable @ NE. Decreasing wind. Sick List 10. Lat 35.9S Long 27.20E.

Thursday 12th January 1832.
C&D N53W 47. First and middle parts fresh breeze variable and fair with smooth water latterly a high swell on @ SW and occasional light squalls. Variable @ W’d & squally. AM People employed working up Junk. Pumped Ship. Variable @ WNW with smart gusts at times. Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Fore Top Gallant Sail. Sick List 9. Lat 34.55S Long 26.34E.

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Friday 13th January 1832.
C&D S40W 26. Saw the Land bearing about North. 6.25pm Round Mountain ENE 9.30pm Light winds throughout variable @ Westward with fine weather and a heavy swell during the middle and latter parts. AM Washed clothes and Scrubbed 2nd suit Hammocks otherwise employed under the Boatswain as necessary Sailmaker repairing the Studding Sails and the Fore Top Gallant Sail. 9.20am Saw the Land @ Deck bearing NNE. Sick List 10, Lat 35.20S Long 26.10E.

Saturday 14th January 1832.
C&D S85W 74. Light breeze and Calms with fair pleasant weather and a long swell @ W’d. AM Washed the Gun Deck otherwise employed making matts etc. Sailmaker repairing the Old Fore Top & Gallant Sails and mizzen Topsail. Caulkers caulking the Butts outside. PS. Variable @ East fair. 11am a ship in sight Courses down @ Masthead bearing WNW. Sick List 9. Lat 35.41S Long 24.39E.

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Sunday 15th January 1832.
C&D N84W 54. Fresh breezes variable with squally weather throughout. Passed a ship under English Colours standing down to the Eastwards. Noon Mustered the Ship’s Company and released the prisoner Jas. Fogg [John] out of Confinement. The weather too unsettled to admit of Performance of divine Service. PS. Frequent Light Squalls. At 7am A Sail @ Deck bearing North. At 11am showed my Colours to the Stranger who hoisted English Colours. Saw a Brig in shore standing to the Eastward. Water expended 1116 gallons remaining 5280 gallons. Sick List 7. Lat 35.36S Long 20.22E

Monday 16th January 1832.
C&D N56W 16. First & middle parts a fresh Gale @ W’d with a high Sea on causing the Ship to pitch deep at times latterly wind with a long swell @ SW fine weather throughout. Daylight The Stranger Hull down. Light breeze variable @ WSW & a long swell on. AM People employed under the Boatswain Sailmaker on the Old Driver & Fore Top Gallant Sail. Carpenter making a mizzen Royal Yard. Caulkers on the Upper Deck in the Waist. Sick List 8. Lat 35.(S Long 23.6E.

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Tuesday 17th January 1832.
C&D N58W 149. Fresh breeze throughout and hazy with a head swell on during the first & middle parts decreasing latterly. Saw Land @ Poop bearing @ NbE to NE. Sunset Extremes of Land @ NE¾E to NNE¾E. Daylight the swell having gone down made sail. 6am The Land @ N’d bearing @ NE to ESE. AM People employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker & other mechanics as for days past. Noon Captain Gribble opened Packet No 7 in presence of the Chief and second Mates. Lat 34.22S Long 16.2E.

Wednesday 18th January 1832.
C&D N40W 245. Strong breeze variable @ S’d and hazy throughout with fine weather. PS 6 inches. AM Hoisted water out of the Lazaretto Shifted the Mainsail and mizzen Topsails with the old ones otherwise employed shifting Boats Davits and as most necessary. Sailmaker as yesterday Caulkers on the Starboard side of Quarter Deck and Waist. Sick List 9. Lat 31.30S Long 12.32E.

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Thursday 19th January 1832.
C&D N45W 228. Fresh breeze throughout with fine weather. PM Shifted the Driver and Jib with the 2nd Best. PS. SSE Cloudy. AM Got a pull of the bobstays Rigging up Fore & Aft Shifted the Fore & Main topsails with the canted the Main Topsail Yard more up. Sailmaker making the Main top Gallant Studding Sail. Caulkers on the Larboard side of the Gun Decks. Carpenter as most useful. Sick List 9. Lat 28.59S Long 9.25E

Friday 20th January 1832.
C&D N44W 135. 4am A strange Sail bearing WbS Hull down @ Deck. First & middle parts moderate breeze decreasing latterly with fine weather throughout. 3am The Larboard Main Topmast Stay gave way & fell on the Deck AM People washed clothes. Employed in squaring Dead eyes and as necessary. Variable @ S’d and fair. PS 5 inches. Shifted the Starboard Boat Davits with the new ones and got the Punt in Board. Caulkers over the side hardening the Butts. Gunner & Crew painting the Boats. Sick List 7. Lat 27.35S Long 7.27E.

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Saturday 21st January 1832.
C&D N43W 103. PM Found the 2nd shroud on the Larboard side of Fore Rigging stranded. Shifted it. Hove in a Strand and set it up again. Variable @ S’d & Cloudy. AM Washed the Gun Deck Hove the Jibboom farther out and otherwise employed as most useful under the Boatswain. Sailmaker and other Tradesmen as yesterday. Variable @ SSW and fair. Lat 26.28S Long 6.8E.

Sunday 22nd January 1832.
C&D N42W 143. Light breeze variable @ SSW with fine weather throughout. Strange Sail Topsails down @ Forecastle bearing NNW. PM Got the Spindle Jibboom out and bent the Sail. Daylight The Stranger SbE Topsails down. AM Performed Divine Service and at Noon Mustered the Ship’s Company. PS. Variable @ SSW & cloudy. Water expended 1133 gallons remaining 4147. Sick List 5. Lat 24.44S Long 4.20E.

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Monday 23rd January 1832.
C&D N43W 153. Moderate breeze variable @ SSW throughout with fine weather and smooth water. PS. Light rain. PM Sealed and Loaded the Guns. AM Employed in rattling down the Rigging Blacking Yards. Caulkers on the Larboard side of Gun Deck. Carpenter putting Butts up. Armourer at the Forge. Variable SSE & fair. Sick List 5. Lat 23.6S Long 2.26E

Tuesday 24th January 1832.
C&D N53W 154. Light breeze variable @ SSW to SE and fair with smooth water throughout. PS 6 inches. AM Washed the Dun Deck and scrubbed 1st Hammocks of one watch. Painted the Masts and otherwise employed painting the Outside Blacking the Bends & re-stowing the Booms. Sailmaker and Carpenter as yesterday. Variable SSE & fair. Sick List 5. Lat 21.19S Long 0.33E.

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Wednesday 25th January 1832.
C&D N43W 172. Pleasant Trade throughout with fine weather. Variable @ S’d to E’d & drizzling rain. AM Scrubbed Hammocks Bent the Cables and un-stowed the Anchors. Otherwise employed in Painting Boats etc. Fresh Trade @ SE & fair. Sick List 4. Lat 19.20S Long 1.32W

Thursday 26th January 1832.
C&D N39W 169. First & middle parts moderate Trade with fair weather latterly frequent light passing squalls @ E’d & cloudy. AM People washed & scrubbed clothes. Washed the Gun Deck and otherwise variously employed. Carried away the Main Topmast Studding Sail Yard. Sick List 3. Lat 19.19S Long 3.34W

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Friday 27th January 1832.
C&D ---- 130 miles. Fresh breeze variable and fair during the first and middle parts. Found the Main Topsail Yard sprung. Shifted it with another. At 5.30am Saw the Island of St Helena @ Deck bearing NbW½W distance 7 leagues. A sail bearing NNE. At 7.30 made the Private Signal to the Island and showed our number. At 9.30 Shortened sail & hauled round under Barn Point. At 10 anchored in 16fms with Best Bower The Church bearing SEbS PS. Found riding here The H.C. Ships Duke of Sussex, Thames & Vansittart also several small ships. PM Sailed the Vansittart. At Noon Mr Brabazon[?] Master Attendant came on Board and Mustered the Ship’s Company. PM Received a boat load of Water. NB This Log contains 36 hours and ends at midday regulate the Harbour Logs. Sick List 4. Lat --- Long ----.

[End of Sea Log]

[start of Harbour Log]

Monday 28th.
Pleasant weather. AM Employed watering the Ship as most necessary, NB This Log contains 12 hours and ends at Noon to regulate Sea Logs, Sick List 5.

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Sunday 29th January 1832.
C&D N4W 129. 2pm Completed our Water. Hoisted the Boats up and at 2.30 Hove short. 3.30 Captain Gribble joined the Ship. Weighed and stood out in Company with the Sussex. Daylight the Sussex SWbS 5 miles and 2 ships WSW. PS. Variable @SE fair. AM Performed Divine Service and at Noon Mustered the Ship’s Company. Water on Board 10041 gallons. Noon Sussex SW 2½ miles and the other ships dropping astern. Lat 14.21S Long 7.14W

Monday 30th January 1832.
C&D N42W 156. A moderate Trade throughout with fine weather. Daylight The Sussex SSW 10 miles. AM Secured the anchors for Sea and unbent the Cables otherwise employed as most requisite. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Fore Topsail. Noon Sussex SSE 8 miles. Sick List 4. Lat 12.34S Long 9.0W.

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Tuesday 31st January 1832.
C&D N40W 161. Pleasant Trade with fine weather throughout. Variable @ SSE & fine. Daylight The Sussex Hull down astern. AM Employed under the Boatswain as most useful Sailmaker and other Tradesmen as yesterday. Noon the Sussex half Topsails down @ Deck. Sick List 5. Lat 10.37S Long 10.45W.

Wednesday 1st February 1832.
C&D N39W 168. Light Trade with pleasant weather throughout. PS. Variable @ SSE & cloudy. Sussex not in sight. AM People employed under the Boatswain Sailmaker as yesterday repairing the Main Topsail and finding it too much crippled for use Cut it up. Variable @ SE. Sick List 5. Lat 8.22S Long 12.32W.

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Towards England

Thursday 2nd February 1832.
C&D N38W 145. A Light Trade throughout with fine weather. Cloudy. AM Washed the Gun Deck otherwise employed under the Boatswain as most necessary. Sailmaker as yesterday. Sick List 5. Lat 6.35S Long 14.2W.

Friday 3rd February 1832.
C&D N38W 148. Light Trade throughout with fine weather and very smooth water. AM People employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker middle stitching the best and repairing the 2nd best Main Topsails. Carpenter variously employed. SSE fair. Sick List 6. Lat 4.42S 15.33W.

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Saturday 4th February 1832.
C&D N38W 132. Light Trade variable @ Southward with fine weather throughout. AM Shifted the Fore and mizzen Top Gallant Masts with the shorter one. Otherwise employed as most necessary. Carpenters variously employed. Sailmaker as yesterday. Condemned the Short Pole Main Top Gallant Mast it being badly sprung in the Shire Hole. PS. Fair. Lat 3.1S Long 16.54W.

Sunday 5th February 1832.
C&D N35W 116. A very Light Trade throughout with some showers of rain in the latter part. Variable SSE Cloudy with rain. AM The wet state of the weather prevented the performance of Divine Service Noon mustered the Ship’s Company. Water expended 1071 gallons remaining 8970 gallons. Sick List 5. Lat 1.34S Long 18.2W.

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Towards England

Monday 6th February 1732.
C&D N28W 106. Light Trade throughout variable @ SbE to SSE with clear pleasant weather but moist atmosphere. AM Washed the Gun Deck otherwise People employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Main Topsail and middle stitching the best Fire Topsail. Sick List 6. Lat 0.05S Long 19.51W

[Crossed the Equator]

Tuesday 7th February 1832.
C&D N19W 97. Light Trade with fine weather during the first and middle parts latterly a smart squall @ N’d with heavy rain. AM People and mechanics variously employed. The watch scrubbed 2nd Hammocks. Variable N’d squally with heavy rain. Sick List 8. Lat 1.25N Long 20.23W.

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Wednesday 8th February 1832.
C&D N10W 70. Light and variable SE & S throughout with fine weather and smooth water. PS. Daylight A Schooner in the NE Quarter to the S’d a large ship NW. AM Shifted the Long Pole Main Top Gallant Mast with the short one Fidded the Sliding Gunter Skysail masts Rove new Topsail Halyards and otherwise employed as most necessary under the Boatswain. Lat 2.12N Long 20.25W

Thursday 9th February 1832.
C&D N3W 53. First & middle parts Light airs SE and fair weather with a long head swell causing the Ship to pitch considerably at times. Latterly squally @ N’d & E’d. PM Confined in Irons Wm. Dickenson Carpenters Mate for Insolence to Mr Watling 2nd Officer. PS Lightning @ E’d. AM The Fore Topsail having given way in several places shifted the Mizzen Top Gallant Sail with the Best otherwise employed in trimming sails. Sailmaker on 2nd best Main Topsail. 2 Sail in sight ahead standing to the S’d a larger ship bearing WbN. Variable @ SE to S & squally. Noon 6 Sail in sight @ Masthead. Sick lIst 10. Lat 3.36N Long 20.28W.

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Towards England

Friday 10th February 1832.
C&D N13W 46. Light airs variable @ EbN throughout and cloudy with a long swell @ NE. PM Held a Court of Enquiry on the Prisoner William Dickenson and finding him guilty on his apologising to Mr Watling before the Ship’s Company released him with a reprimand. PS. Variable @ E’d. Daylight The Large Ship to Leeward bearing WbS Courses down and a Brig on the weather quarter. AM People washed clothes and Larboard Watch scrubbing 2nd Suit hammocks otherwise employed under the Boatswain, Sailmaker as yesterday. Sick 10. Lat 4.19N Long 20.39W

Saturday 11th February 1832.
C&D N53W 101. 4.30 Passed a Brig under French Colours. Squally unsettled weather during the first and middle parts latterly moderate and fair with very smooth water. AM Washed the Gun Deck otherwise employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker as per days past. Carpenter making a Main Topmast Studding Sail Boom. Sick List 8. Lat 5.21N Long 22.0W

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Sunday 12th February 1832.
C&D N45W 176. An Increasing Trade with thick hazy weather throughout. Driver Skysail yards and masts got the spindle Jibboom in and the Royal Studding Sail Booms off the yards. Variable @NE cloudy. Performed Divine Service and at Noon mustered the Ship’s Company. Water expended 1074 gallons remaining 7896 gallons. Noon indifferent observations. Sick List 7. Lat 7.17N Long 24.6W.

Monday 13th February 1832.
C&D N43W 202. Strong Trade with hazy weather throughout. Cloudy. AM People & mechanics as variously employed/ Sailmaker repairing the 2nd Best Foresail. Examined and condemned the old Fore Topsail. AM Passed a Bark [Barque] hull down to Leeward who showed English Colours. Sick List 7. Lat 9.41N Long 26.34W.

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Towards England

Tuesday 14th February 1832.
C&D N32W 154. A steady fresh Trade with smooth water throughout. AM People employed under the Boatswain as most requisite. Sailmaker’s Gang as yesterday. Carpenter making Topmast Studding Sail Yards. Armourer at the Forge and Cooper making Coiar Buckets. Sick List 8. Lat 12.12W Long 28.13W.

Wednesday 15th February 1832.
C&D N19W 172. A moderate Trade with fair weather throughout. PS. Cloudy. AM Washed the Gun Deck otherwise People employed as most requisite. Sailmaker middle stitching the best Main Sails. Variable @ ENE fair. Sick List 6. Lat 14.50N Long 29.11W.

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Thursday 16th February 1832.
C&D N5W 136. Light Trade with fine weather and smooth water throughout. PS. Freshening breeze cloudy. AM Fidded the Skysail masts and set the Skysail and Royal Studding Sails. Otherwise employed as most necessary under the Boatswain. Sailmaker middle stitching the best Foresail. Carpenter and other mechanics as most necessary. Lat 16.57N Long 29.23W.

Friday 17th February 1832.
C&D N3W 176. Variable @ East and cloudy. Fresh Trade during the middle and latter parts with fine weather throughout. AM People and mechanics employed as most requisite Gunner & Crew painting the Ship inside. Sick List 5. Lat 19.51 Long 29.32W.

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Towards England

Saturday 18th February 1832.
C&D N5W 215. A Brig standing to the Westward outward bound and a ship to the Eastward bearing about NNE. A strong breeze variable @ SE to South with smart squalls and heavy rain during the night. Stranger SES hull up. AM Washed the Gun Deck and Got Skysail Masts and Royal Studding Sail Booms on Deck. Shifted the Fore Top Gallant Sail and Mizzen Royal with the Best Sails. Otherwise employed as most requisite. Sailmaker overhauling the old Flying Jib and best Driver. PS. SbE fair. Sick List 5. Lat 23.38N Long 29.51W.

Sunday 19th February 1832.
C&D N16E 103.Moderate breezes variable throughout with fine clear weather. Bent the Fore Topmast Staysail. AM The weather too cold to admit of a performance of Divine Service. . Noon Mustered the Ship’s Company. Split the Fore Top Gallant Sail shifted it with another. Water expended 1070 gallons remaining 6726 gallons. Passed an American Brig standing to the westward. Lat 25.22 Long 29.17W.

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Monday February 20th 1832.
C&D N84W 104. A moderate breeze with occasional smart Puffs & fine weather throughout. A long heavy swell @ Northward. Daylight a sail in sight @ Masthead bearing about South. AM Shifted the Foresail and Driver with the Best and Jib with the small one. Otherwise employed as most necessary under the Boatswain. Sailmaker repairing the Flying Jib and Fore Top Gallant Sail and converting the best Mizzen Top Gallant Sail with a Main Royal. Sick List 3. Lat 25.32N Long 31.111W.

Tuesday 21st February 1832.
C&D N7E 80. Fresh breeze throughout with a long heavy swell @ N’d and squally weather during the middle part. AM People and mechanics employed as most useful. Noon indifferent observations. Sick List 3. Lat 26.20N Long 31.4W.

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Towards England

Wednesday 22nd February 1832.
C&D N84W 61. A strong breeze variable @ NbE throughout with a long heavy swell @ N’d and occasional passing squalls in the latter part. PM Rove in the Tiller Ropes. Cleaned the Gun Deck People employed as most requisite under the Boatswain Sailmakers middle stitching and reducing the Large Jib and as yesterday. Sick List 3. Lat 25.20N Long 32.12W,

Thursday 23rd February 1832.
C&D N13W 24. Furled Mainsail. A brisk Gale variable @ SE throughout with mostly fine weather and a considerable Sea running. AM People employed under the Boatswain making Laniard Matts Etc. Sailmaker as yesterday. PS. Variable NE with frequent smart squalls. Sick List 3. Lat 26.27N Long 32.38W.

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Friday 24th February 1832.
C&D N61E 43. First & middle parts a smart Gale and frequent hard gusts decreasing latterly with fine weather. Furled Mainsail. Furled Fore and Mizzen Topsails and Mainsail. AM People & mechanics employed as most necessary. Sailmaker as per days past. Noon Split the Main Topsail in shaking the reef out and shifted it with the Best. Sick list 2. Lat 26.69N Long 33.20W

Saturday 25th February 1832.
C&D N34W 130. PS. Squally with light rain . AM Washed the Gun Deck shifted the Fore & mizzen Topsails with the Best Sails. Otherwise employed under the Boatswain as most necessary. Sailmaker on the jib and 2nd best Main Topsails. Variable @ NE & fair. First part a fresh breeze with occasional squalls middle & latter parts a light breeze with fine clear weather and a long swell @ N’d. Sick List 2. Lat 29.10N Long 38.21W

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Towards England

Sunday 26th February 1832.
C&D N8W 54. First & middle parts moderate breeze variable with a long swell latterly a fresh gale @ N’d with a high Sea and fine weather throughout. AM The necessary duty of the Ship prevented the performance of Divine Service. A hard squall @ NNE. Water expended 1037 gallons remaining 5688 gallons. Noon in Fore & Mizzen Topsails. Sick list 2. Lat 30.6N Long 38.29W.

Monday 27th February 1832.
C&D S45E 60. A strong Gale throughout with frequent hard squalls and a high Sea on clear dry weather throughout. Down Top Gallant Yards. AM People employed as most necessary Sailmaker on 2nd best Main Topsail and Fore Top Gallant Sail & other mechanics variously employed. Sick List 2. Lat 29.29N Long 37.41W.

[progress affected by stormy weather]

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Tuesday 28th February 1832.
C&D S53E 39. Furled Main Topsail. A strong Gale during the first and middle parts with frequent hard gusts and a high Sea on . Latterly more moderate fine clear weather throughout. AM People employed under the Boatswain as most necessary Sailmaker as yesterday. Carpenter and other mechanics as variously employed. PS. Sick List 1. Lat 29.18N Long 37.6W.

Wednesday 29th February 1832.
C&D N60W 128. First part moderating and Sea going down middle and latter parts breeze variable with fine weather. AM People and mechanics employed as most requisite Sailmaker on the Jibs and Main Top Gallant Sail. Variable @ NE Fair. Sick List 2. Lat 30.17N Long 39.13W.

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Towards England

Thursday 1st March 1832.
C&D N37W 100. Light breeze variable @ N’d & E’d with fine weather and a long swell @ Northward throughout. PS Variable @ NE. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Shifted the Courses with the Best Sails. Otherwise employed under the Boatswain as most necessary. Trimmed Ship by the Head. Sailmaker on the Fore Royal Old Flying Jib and Large Jib. Carpenter & other mechanics as most necessary. Sick List 2. Lat 31.37N Long 40.23W.

Friday 2nd March 1832.
C&D N17E 8. Light airs and Calms throughout with a swell @ Eastward. Light variable @ SW & fair. AM People washed clothes otherwise employed as most necessary. Sailmaker as yesterday Cooper Shaking Butts. Sick List 2. Lat 32.43N Long 40.21W.

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Saturday 3rd March 1832.
C&D N28E 41. Light airs variable & Calms throughout with cloudy weather. AM Passed a Brig showing English Colours standing to the Southward. AM The Watch scrubbed Hammocks & otherwise People employed under the Boatswain as most requisite. Sailmaker and Cooper as yesterday. Sick List 2. Lat 32.7N Long 39.58W.

Sunday 4th March 1832.
C&D N10E 47. First part light breezes variable @ N’d and W’d with thick fog Banks hanging about the horizon Middle part a strong breeze with a heavy head swell latterly fine weather with a confused swell. Up Mainsail Down Jib and Skysail. PS. Swell going down Made Sail . AM The necessary duty of the Ship prevented performance of Divine Service. Water expended 956 gallons remaining 4732. Sick List 2. Lat 33.11N Long 39.49W.

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Towards England

Monday 5th March 1832.
C&D N38E 148. Light breeze with clear pleasant weather throughout and a swell @ N’d. Re-stowed the Sail room otherwise People & mechanics as variously employed. Sick List 2. Lat 35.23N Long 38.1W.

Tuesday 6th March 1832.
C&D N47E 71. Strange Sail NbE. Shifted the Jib. Light airs inclining to Calm with fine clear weather and smooth water throughout. Daylight The Stranger Topsails down @ Masthead bearing NNW. AM Watch scrubbed Hammocks. People and mechanics employed as most requisite. PS. SW Fair. Condemned the Old Main Topsail. Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Fore Topsail. Sick List 2. Lat 36.21N Long 36.58W.

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Wednesday 7th March 1832.
C&D N42W 98. First part Light airs and Calms middle and latter parts an increasing breeze with a long swell @ NNE and fair. PS. Variable @ SE. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck otherwise People employed under the Boatswain making Matts etc. Sailmaker as yesterday Cooper and other mechanics as necessary. Noon The Strange Sail in sight at Masthead bearing about NWbN. Sick List 2. Lat 37.42N Long 36.40W.

Thursday 8th March 1832.
C&D N47E 153. Moderate breeze throughout with a long swell @ NNE and cloudy weather to the S’d. & E’d. AM People employed under the Boatswain Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Fore Topsail other Tradesmen as most useful. Variable @ SbW. Spoke the George Washington Brigantine of Providence from Amsterdam. Sick List 2. Lat 39.40N Long 33.17W.

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Towards England

Friday 9th March 1832.
C&D N59E 148. Moderate breeze variable @ S’d and W’d with smooth water and a swell @ NW during the latter part. AM People washed clothes washed the Gun Deck and otherwise employed as most necessary under the Boatswain Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Driver. Sick List 2. Lat 40.59N Long 29.30W.

Saturday 10th March 1832.
C&D N59E 179. Variable SWbW. Fresh breeze with smooth water cloudy weather. 11pm Spoke the Swedish Brig Julia from Rio [de] Janeiro headed to Hamburgh out 85 days all well. AM People employed under the Boatswain making Points & Matts Sailmaker on the Od Driver Gunner and Crew painting outsides. PS. Variable @ West cloudy. Sick List 2. Lat 42.42N Long 26.4W.

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Sunday 11th March 1832.
C&D ----. 143. Variable @ SW fair. First part a moderate breeze @ S’d & W’d and fair. Middle & latter parts light breeze variable @ N’d & E’d with drizzling rain and smooth water. Water expended 894 gallons remaining 3837 gallons. AM The state of the weather prevented the performance of Divine Service. Lat 43.14N (obs) Long 23.32W (obs).

Monday 12th March 1832.
C&D ----. 157. First & middle parts a light breeze variable and cloudy weather. Latter part fresh breeze nd fair with a long swell @ NNW. AM People and mechanics variously employed. Variable @ SW & fair. Sick List 2. Lat 45.12N (obs) Long 21.0W (obs).

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Towards England

Tuesday 13th March 1832.
C&D ---- 219, A strong breeze variable @ West’d to NNW throughout with a high Sea on and occasional mart squalls. AM People and mechanics as variously employed. Squally variable @ WbN, Sick 2. Lat 47.9N (obs) Long 16.33W (obs).

Wednesday 14th March 1832.
C&D --- 221. Carried away Lower Studding Sail Yards & split the Sail. First part strong breeze variable and fair middle and latter parts a brisk Gale with a high Sea running and frequent squalls. Furled Main Sail & Mizzen Topsails, down Royal Yards. AM Rove Harbour Gun and the Messenger otherwise People and mechanics employed as requisite. Noon in Topsail and Jib. Sick List 7. Lat 48.27N (obs) Long 11.23W (obs).

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H.C. Ship Repulse

Thursday 15th March 1832.
C&D ---- 236. In Top Gallant Sails & Jib. A strong Gale with a high Sea running and cloudy weather. Passed a ship standing to the WNW. AM People and mechanics employed as most requisite. Passed several vessels outward bound. PS. Set the Jib. Sick List 9. Lat 49.16N (obs) Long 6.70W. (obs).

Friday 16th March 1832.
C&D ---- 120. Strong breeze variable @ north. Saw the Land bearing North @ Main Top Sail. First & latter parts fresh breeze variable and cloudy and other part light airs and Calms. With fine weather. White sand & shells Lat (obs) 49.51N. AM Bent Cables and unstowed the anchors otherwise People and mechanics variously employed. PS. Variable @ WbN. 9am The Land in sight @ Deck . Noon The Land about the Start bearing NNW. Lat ---- Long ----.

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In the Downs

Saturday 17th March 1832.
C&D ---- 156. Variable @ westward. First part fresh breeze increasing to a stormy Gale @SW with thick dirty weather. and rain. Clearing up and moderating in the latter part. Daylight several craft in sight working up and down Channel. 6am Filled and made sail. At 9.40 Saw Beachy Head bearing NNE distance about 8 miles. At 11.30 Picked up Dover Pilot vessel and took Mr Andrews Pilot out of her for the Downs. At 12.30 passed the High Land of Farleigh. At 1.30 Picked up the Deal Pilot vessel and took Mr Russell Branch Pilot out of her just after passing the Owers Light House. At 3.30pm Passed Dover. At 4 rounded the South Foreland and at 11.40 anchored in the Downs in 7fms with Best Bower. Buoy of the Break bearing NEbN distance 1 mile and Sandown Castle WbN½N veered to 45fms and furled sails. Found riding here the Caesar Free Trader and a number of other vessels. PM Fresh breeze Westerly and fair. NB This Log contains 36 hours and ends at midnight to regulate Harbour Logs.

[End of Sea Log]

[Start of Harbour Log]

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Sunday 18th March 1832.
AM A fresh Gale @ Westward with fine weather. At 5.30 weighed and made sail, Ran through the Gull Stream. At 8.30 rounded the Buoy of Margate Sand. In working up the Queen’s Channel hauled as necessary. Noon Passed the Pansan Buoy. At 2pm anchored in 8 fms the Kent Knoll Buoy SSW and the Nore Lights vessel West veered 45fms and furled sails. PM Sealed the Guns otherwise employed as necessary. Blowing fresh @ Westward with rain. Sick List 19.

Monday 19th March 1832.
AM blowing hard @ WNW and fair. At 9am The Flood Tide having made weighed and worked to windward but the wind increasing with the Flood to a strong Gale anchored in 8 fms about 1 miles below Nore Light veered to 45 fathoms and furled sails. PM Struck the Top Gallant Yards and Masts and otherwise employed as most necessary. Smart squalls in the afternoon with some rain.

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Tuesday March 21st 1832.
AM more moderate. Weighed with the first of the Flood and tried to work to windward but the breeze increasing to a strong Gale @ NNW and having carried away the claw of the Main Topsail Anchored again with the Best Bower in 8fms. The Nore Light bearing S½E and the town of South End NNW. Furled sails and gave her 60fms Cable. PM Dried the Small Sails and otherwise employed as most necessary.

Wednesday 21st.
Fresh breeze @ WN W. At 10am Weighed and made sail. At 11 Carried away the Larboard Claw of the Main Topsail. Stopped & set it again. At 1pm in Standing over towards the Essex shore while in Stays the Ship took the Ground in the Middle ground and having for about 10 minutes threw all aback and backed her off into deep water without sustaining any injury. At 4pm the Flood having done anchored in the lower part of Gravesend Reach with the Best Bower gave her 45fms and furled Sails. PM The Hon Compy’s Ship Duke of Sussex & Vansittart passed us in tow by Steam Vessel. PM Captain Gribble left the Ship.

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Thursday March 22nd 1832.
AM Moderate & fair. At 10am Delivered the Ship’s Powder. At 11 the Dart & Albion Steam Vessels came alongside. Hove up the Anchor and stood up the River. At 2pm in passing through Barking Reach took the ground and hung for about 10 minutes floating off as the Tide made without sustaining any injury. At 4pm Passed Woolwich and at 4.30 passed alongside the Hulk off Blackwall. The Ship’s Company left the Ship. Unbent the Sails and commenced unreeving the Ship. All Officers on Board. Draft of Water F21.03 A21.00. Reported the Ship ready for Docking.

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Friday 23rd March 1832.
Moderate & fair. Employed delivering Ship’s Stores & unrigging the Ship, too little water at the Gates to admit of our Docking. All Officers on Board.

Saturday 24th.
Blowing strong @ N’d with rain during the night Employed delivering the Guns Sails & Ship’s Stores. All Officers on Board. Delivered the Hon Company’s Treasure.

Sunday 25th.
Moderate & fair. No work going on. All Officers on Board.

Monday 26th.
Light winds Northerly & fair. Employed delivering Stores and as most necessary. All Officers on Board.

Tuesday 27th.
Light winds NE & fair. Employed as most necessary. All Officers on Board.

Wednesday 28th.
Moderate breeze NE & fair. Employed cleaning & painting Ship. All Officers on Board.

Thursday 29th.
Fresh breeze NE & fair. Employed as most necessary Cleaning Ship etc. All Officers on Board.

Friday 30th.
Moderate & fair Employed as most necessary Cleaning Ship etc. All Officers on Board.

Saturday 31st.
Light airs & fair. AM hauled into the Basin and successively into the Import Dock. All Officers on Board Draft of Water Forward 19ft 4inches & Aft 21ft 2 inches.

Sunday April 1st.
Dock Gates Closed.

Monday 2nd.
Light winds NNW & fair. Commenced delivering Teas and delivered the Spice on freight. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Tuesday 3rd.
Light breeze Westerly & fair. Employed delivering Teas on account of the Hon Company & Private Trade. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

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Wednesday April 4th.
Fresh breeze Northerly & fair. Employed as per days past. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Thursday 5th.
Fresh breeze Northerly & fair. Employed delivering Teas. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Friday 6th.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Employed as per days past. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Saturday 7th.
Fresh breeze Easterly & fair. Employed as per days past. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Sunday 8th.
Dock Gates shut.

Monday 9th.
Fresh breeze Easterly & fair Employed delivering Teas on account of the hon Company. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Tuesday 10th.
Fresh breeze N Easterly & fair. Employed as yesterday. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Wednesday 11th.
Bowing Stormy @ Eastward & fair. Employed delivering Teas on Account pf the Hon Company. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Thursday 12th.
Moderate & fair. Employed as yesterday. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Friday 13th.
Light breeze S Easterly & fair. Employed as per days past. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Saturday 14th.
Light airs Easterly & fair. Employed as per days past. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Sunday 15th.
Dock Gates Closed

Monday 16th.
Light airs variable @ Southward & Westward with fine weather. Employed delivering Teas. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Tuesday 17th.
Moderate breeze Westerly & fair. Employed as yesterday. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

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Wednesday April 18th.
Fresh breeze Southerly& cloudy Employed as per days past. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Thursday 19th.
Fresh breeze variable @ Northward & Westward. with passing showers. Delivered the last of the Cargo. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Friday 20th.
The Dick Gates closed being Good Friday.

Saturday 21st.
Moderate breeze Southerly & fair. Hauled out & into the Export Dock and at 1pm the Officers of His Majesty’s Revenue cleared the Ship. Officers on board 1st & 3rd.

This is the continuation of my Original Journal.
Henry Gribble Commander [signed]
Witness: G Bryant [signed]

[the End]


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

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  • Barnettmaritime Internet Site on the explanation and history of the HEICS www.barnettmaritime.co.uk.
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  • Cotton, E: "East Indiamen - The East India Company's Maritime Service" London 1949.
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  • East_Indiamen: www.wow.


APPENDIX 4

Captain Gribble

Henry Gribble was born in north Devon 7 March 1804 and bap in Cross St Chapel, Barnstable on 10 July 1804. He came from a HEICS family of ship captains and officers, he was the son of Captain Charles Besly Gribble, & Mary Ann his wife. His HEICS career started with midshipman: Princess Charlotte of Wales 1818/9; 2nd mate to St Petersburg 5m; 5th mate Princess Charlotte of Wales 1820/1; 5th mate Herefordshire 1822/3; 3rd mate Charles Grant 1824/5; 1st mate Princess Charlotte of Wales 1826/7; Captain Repulse 1828/9 & 1831/2. In 1839 he was author of an account of a Journey to Canton. His wife was named Harriet, born Hampstead, and was living in Kensington in 1851 his wife and children Marie, born Hampstead, Beatrice, born Hampstead, Agnes, born Macao, Catherine, born Macao, Ellen, Kollongsoo Amoy, and Henry, born Hampstead. He died in 1856, leaving a Will.

His father Charles Gribble, b. Barnstable 10 Nov 1772, Midshipman Rockingham 1798/9; midshipman Carnatic (2) 1790/1; in Benjamin brig in coasting trade (4m) and to Norway (4m); 4th mate Exeter (2) 1792/3; 2nd mate Triton (3) 1794/5; 4th mate Calcutta (4) 1797/8; 2nd mate Calcutta (4) 1800/1; Capt Royal George (4) 1804/5, 1806/7, 1811/2 & 1813/4; Capt Princess Charlotte of Wales 1816/7, 1818/9 & 1822/3; Capt Repulse 1826/7 1828/9 & 1830/1; also Principal Managing Owner Princess Charlotte of Wales 1818/9-1828/9. He was buried in Ilfracombe 11 Jan 1831. He sold the Princess Charlotte of Wales to J. Childers on 20 Apr 1831 for £3000 after which she was dismantled. He married Mary Ann Baker in Barnstable on 22 Sep 1802 and had issue:-

  1. Henry, of whom above.
  2. Charles Besly, b. Barnstable 6 Jul 1807. Midshipman Orwell 1825/6; 6th mate Marquis of Wellington (1) 1826/7; 3rd mate Princess Charlotte of Wales 1828/9; 2nd mate Duke of Sussex 1830/1; 1st mate Herefordshire 1832/3. See Family Search for a biography of him.
  3. Ellen Cuthbert, b. 25 Mar 1814.
  4. Catherine Rose, b. 24 Apr 1817.
  5. Emily, b. 27 Apr 1819.

Nelson Gribble, bap 25 Apr 1780 in Lustleigh, Devon, son of Nelson Beveridge & Honour Gribble; midshipman Royal Charlotte (5) 1795/6; 6th mate Thames (2) 1798/9; 3rd mate Princess Mary (2) 1800/1; 3rd mate Lord Castlereagh (1) 1802/3; 1st mate Lord Eldon 1805/6.


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