THE HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY SERVICE

This is the Journal & Log of the Honourable East India Company Ship, the Earl St Vincent on her voyage to Bombay 1806-1807. Commanded by Captain Charles Jones.

EXTRACTS

THE JOURNAL AND SHIP'S LOG

OF THE HON. COMPANY'S SHIP

EARL ST VINCENT

(BLACKWALL, LONDON, ENGLAND)

Written by The Commander, Captain Charles Jones

Voyage to Bombay

9 Jan 1806 - 8 Sep 1807

(British Library Ref: L / MAR / B / 209E.)

Extracted by
Bryant G. Bayliffe & Julian A. Rawes
May 2017


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.


Earl St Vincent


Painting depicting the Earl St Vincent rescuing the crew and passengers of the Ganges.
Painted by William John Huggins in 1807, original held by the Royal Maritime Museum.

The first of her name in the HEICS, she was built by Barnard in 1799. Her first voyage was from England to Madras and China in January 1800 under Captain John Brook Samson followed by two further voyages. This was her 4th voyage and was commanded by Captain Charles Jones after which Captain Samson returned as her commander for another two voyages. Her final voyage was in 1811-13 under Captain William Larkins Pascall.

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

EARL ST VINCENT: Built by Barnard, launched 1799, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 146ft 1in, keel 118ft 7½in, breadth 36ft ¼in, hold 14ft 9in, wing transom 23ft 5in, port cell 26ft 9in, waist 1ft 5in, between decks 6ft 2in & 6ft 4¼in, roundhouse 6ft 5¼in, ports 13 middle & 10 upper, deck range 83ft 9in, 808 tons. Principal Managing Owner: John Pascall Larkins.

4 1805/6 Bombay
L/MAR/B/209E Journal 9 Jan 1806-8 Sep 1807
[There appears to be no surviving Ledger and Pay Book]
Capt Charles Jones
Portsmouth 30 Mar 1806 - 19 Aug Bombay - 2 Dec Goa -
15 Dec Bombay - 7 Feb 1807 Tellicherry - 28 Feb Anjengo -
7 Mar - Point de Galle - 16 Jun St Helena - 8 Sep Long Reach
28 May 1807 rescued crew of sinking Ganges


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).


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: The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Friday, March 28, 1806; Issue 11506. British Library Newspapers, Part I: 1800-1900.


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.

This year's convoy consisted of HMS Leopard as the escort and the Lady Burgess, Lord Melville, Fame, Lord Nelson, Sovereign, Asia, Walthamstow, Alexander, two Transports & a South Whaler, and of course Earl St Vincent.

The return convoy commenced from Point de Galle [Ceylon] on Wednesday 25th March 1807, escorted by HMS Concorde. The ships in the convoy were: Ganges, Lord Nelson, Lady Jane Dundas, Walthamstow, Hugh Inglis, Alexander, Sovereign, Harriet, Monarch, Huddart. Asia, Bengal & Lord Castlereagh, Earl St Vincent.

Page 2 HMS La Psyché Taken 1805, presumably from the French, 5th rate, armament 32. She arrived at Bombay on Friday 21st November 1806, departed on the Saturday 10th January 1807 and returned to Bombay on the 18th January. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/P/03737.html, for information on her.
Page 2 HMS Albion Launched 1802, 3rd rate, armament 74, 1743 tons. She arrived at Bombay on the 9th September, On Wednesday 22nd October 1806 HMS Albion left Bombay on a Cruise. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/A/00155.html, for her history. She was disposed of in 1836.
Page 2 HMS Concorde Taken from the French in 1783, 5th rate, armament 28, 889 tons with a compliment of 257.

On this occasion she must have been short of crew as she pressed a large number of the Earl St Vincent's crew. She was commanded by Captain J. Cromer. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/C/01067.html, for her interesting history. She was disposed of in 1811.

Page 4 HCS Lady Burgess Built by Perry in Blackwall, London, launched 1799, length 146ft, 821 tons. She made four voyages to Bengal under Captain Archibald Francis William Swinton. She had set off from Portsmouth on 30 Mar 1806 but was wrecked in a storm on the 20th April on Leytons Rock [John Letton's Rock], south-west of Boavista Island in the Cape Verde Islands. Most of her crew and passengers were saved. Captain Jones records the event in his entries on the 20th, 21st and 23rd April. See a full account of her on the 'Events' page.

Page 7 HCS David Scott (2) Built by Pitcher, launched 1801, 166ft long, 1276 tons. Sailed to China at least 7 times. She sailed from Deptford on Monday 10th Feb 1806 on her 3rd voyage Captain John Locke. who was also her owner. Her last recorded voyage was in 1815.
Page 7 HCS Essex (5) Built by Perry, launched 1802, 165ft long, 1257 tons. Sailed to China at least 7 times. Now on 2nd voyage under Captain George Bonham.
Page 7 HCS Bengal (2) Built by Wells, launched 1799, length 146ft, 818 tons. This was her 4th trip to India, commanded by Captain Adam Cumine. Her last and 5th recorded trip was in 1808 when she disappeared after parting company off Mauritius on 14 March 1809.
Page 8 HCS Lord Hawkesbury Built by Randall, launched 1786, length 144ft, 803 tons. She is recorded by Farrington as making at least eight voyages to India. Recorded by Captain Jon es on Monday 3rd March 1806 as off Long Reach, England. Farrington states that she returned from India in March 1806 and didn't sail to India again until Jan 1807, therefore she may have been on other business at this stage.
Page 8 HCS Duke of Montrose Built by Randall, launched 1784, length 143ft, 762 tons. She made eight voyages to India and China of which this was her 8th, commanded by Captain John Paterson.
Page 8 --- Diana The Diana of Yarmouth fouled the Earl St Vincent on Tuesday 11th March 1806 while at Deptford.
Page 9 HCS Alexander (3) An 'extra' ship built at Liverpool 1804, length 128ft, 614 tons. Seven voyages are recorded of which this was her 2nd, under Captain John Robinson Franklin. Captain Franklin was an American by birth and spent his first five years on the high seas in the American trade. She was part of the Convoy but had headed for Bengal. She arrived at Bombay from Bengal on Tuesday 14th October 1806. The Alexander was sold in 1817 as a hulk or broken up.
Page 9 HCS Sovereign (2) Built by Randall 1801, length 132ft, 617 tons. Six recorded voyages to the Far East of which this was her 3rd, under Captain Alexander Campbell.
Page 9 HMS Prospero Bomb Built 1803, type 'bomb' armament 8. She accompanied the Earl St Vincent in the English Channel from Sundey 23rd March 1806 till 26th March 1806. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/P/03708.html. Her commander at the time was Captin Gustavus Stupart. She foundered off Dieppe in a storm on 18th Feb 1807 under her commander William King, Captain King was drowned.
Page 9 HCS Lord Melville (1) Built by Dudman, launched 1803, length 146ft, 818 tons. Six voyages are recorded by Farrington of which this was her second, under Captain Charles Lennox. Captain Jones noted her in the Channel, along with the Sovereign off the South Downs on Tuesday 11th March 1806. They were in fact part of the convoy to India. The Lord Melville narrowly avoided founding on a reef in the Cape Verde Islands, see Events.
Page 10 HMS Leopard Built and launched at Sheerness 1790, 4th rate, armament 50, 1056 tons, complement 343. See Wikipedia and www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/L/02699.html, for her history. On this occasion she acted as an armed escort in the North Atlantic for the annual fleet to the Far East. In 1814 she was wrecked off Anticosti Island in the Gulf of St Lawrence, while acting as a troop carrier, all lives were saved. She was commanded by Captain Edward Crofton.
Page 10 HCS Fame (3) Built by Perry at Bristol, repaired 1802, length 118ft, 492 tons. Three voyages are recorded of which this was her third, under Captain John Valentine Baker. On 24th September 1806 while on her way to Bengal she was captured by the French frigate Piedmontaise.
Page 10 HCS Lord Nelson Built by Barnard, launched 1799, length 146ft, 819 tons. Five voyages are recorded of which this was her fourth, under Captain William Charles Hutton. On 28th October 1808 she parted company with the fleet in a gale under the same Captain and was never heard of again.
Page 10 HCS Asia (4) Built by Humble at Liverpool, launched 1798, length 146ft, 819 tons. She made five voyages of which this was her 4th, under Captain Robert Wardlaw. She was wrecked on a sandbank on the river Hooghly, Bengal on 1st June 1809.
Page 10 HCS Walthamstow Built by Randall, launched 1799, length 118ft, 824 tons. This was her 4th trip to India, commanded by Captain Donald Macleod. Her last and 6th recorded trip was in 1811.
Page 14 HCS Sir William Poulteney Repaired by Barnard in 1805, length 123ft, 656 tons. Seven voyages are recorded to India. She sailed from England between 1805 and 1807 and she was at Bombay May and June 1806. Her commander was Captain Henry Christopher. One of the charter passengers of the Earl St Vincent was George Grassley, 3rd mate of the Sir William Poulteney, who was picked up at Bombay 28th day of January 1807 and landed at Gravesend Septr 10. For more details of George Grassley, see under the passenger entry on page 14.
Page 73 --- Ulysses Built at Haverhill and registered in Salem, USA in 1798. She weighed 340 tons and was 100ft long. Her early history is well recorded, see:
  • ee.stanford.edu/~gray/ships/ulysses.html, for more details. In 1804, under her commander, Captain Mugford, she sailed from Salem to Marseille when she was hit by a major storm, which took away her rudder. Captain Mugford and her crew rigged up a new rudder. The following picture is of her with her temporary rudder at Marseille, painted by Antoine Roux.


    The Ulysses with her rudder.

    She was still traiding in 1806 when on Tuesday 22nd July 1806, while near to Madagascar, Captain Charles John Jones passed and spoke to her Master John Robert Dallinge. Captain Jones states that "she proved to be the American ship Ulysses of Salim John Robert Dallinge Master from Bengal which place she left the 30th May, he informed us a general peace was concluded with the Country Powers in India".

  • Page 93 --- Prince of Wales A packet arrived at Bombay Monday 29th September 1806 from Bussorah (Basra) in Iraq and again on Monday 26th of January 1807. Possibly a sloop of 148 or 151 tons, with 14 guns, launched in 1805 at the Bombay Dockyard for the Bombay Marine. She had an active military career and after the end of the First Anglo-Burmese War (1822–24), was sold at public auction. See Wikipedia
    Page 94 HCS Experiment (4) Built by Wells, launched 1802, length 124ft, 549 tons. Four voyages are recorded of which this was her third, under Captain James Normand. Described by Captain Jones as an 'Extra' ship which arrived at Bombay on Tuesday 7th October 1806 and left for England on Sunday 21st December 1806. On her fourth and last voyage in 1807, under Captain John Logan, she parted company in a gale on 28th October 1808 and was not heard of again.
    Page 94 HMS Bellone A frigate called Bellone, captured from the French on 12 Oct 1798, see: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/B/00531.html. She arrived at Bombay on Tuesday 14th October 1806 and again on 28th December 1806.
    Page 95 HCS Anna Described as a Country ship by Captain Jones on Wednesday 22nd October 1806 as leaving Bombay for China. She is possibly one of two Country ships recorded by Farrington: 1/ Anna (2) with two recorded voyages between Bengal and England; 2/ Anna (3) built Bombay 1790, with two recorded voyages between India, China 1798 and 1801.
    Page 96 HCS Mercury Not to be confused with the Comapny ship Mercury (2), listed by Farrington, which happened to be at Madras at the same time. The ship that Captain Jones described was the Company’s cruiser Mercury, which he recorded as arriving at Madras from Busorah [Basra] on Saturday 25th Octobar 1806. She sailed again to Bussorah on Tuesday 18th November.
    Page 99 HMS Albatross Launched 1795, armament 18. She had captured the La Gloire in 1901. Captain Jones records that she arrived at Madras on Saturday 22nd November 1806 with two French prizes La Gloira and Henrietta. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/A/00144.html and Wikipedia for further details. Disposed of in 1807.
    Page 99 --- La Gloira Launched at Bayonne in 1799, she became a privateer in the Indian Ocean. She was captured on 23 March 1801 by HMS Albatross, under Captain William Waller. On Saturday 22nd November 1806, Captain Jones records her as a French prize that arrived at Madras with HMS Albatross. See Wikipedia for her history.
    Page 99 --- Henrietta Commissioned in Bordeaux in late 1803, she served in the Bay of Biscay until mid-1804, and then in the Indian Ocean, based at Île de France (now Mauritius). The French privateer Henrietta captured a British merchant ship called James Sibbald between Bengal and Bombay, according to a Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 24 August 1805. HMS Powerful captured her off Ceylon in June 1806. Captain Jones records the French prize as arriving at Madras on Saturday 22nd November 1806 with HMS Albatross.
    Page 99 HCS Charlotte A Country ship from Bengal that arrived at Madras on Saturday 22nd November 1806.
    Page 99 HMS Pitt Built by the East India Company of teak at the Bombay Dockyards in 1805. She was purchased by the Royal Navy and classified as a 5th rate frigate, armament 42. Captain Jones recorded her as arriving at Madras on Tuesday 25th November 1806. In October. under her commander Lieutenant Michael Fitton, she had succeeded in cornering the French privateer Superbe. She was recorded again on Wednesday 10th December as patrolling off the coast of India. In 1807 she was renamed the Salsette. Her history is recorded by: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/S/04069.html, under both names. In 1835 she became a receiving ship at Woolwich and was broken up in 1874.
    Page 99 HCS Reliance A Country ship that arrived at Madras from Bengal on Wednesday 26th November 1806.
    Page 99 HCS Nautilus A company brig/sloop. A Packet at Madras from Busorrah (Basra) on Wednesday 26th November 1806. It is possible that this is the same East India Company ship that was involved in a confrontation with an American Navy sloop called the Peacock on 30 June 1815. See Wikipedia.
    Page 108 HCS Mornington 1/ Farrington only records two voyages for the Mornington, 1799-1800 & 1801-1802, both to Bengal. He gives no further details.
    2/ Farrington also records the Earl of Mornington, a 241 ton Company packet, which made two recorded voyages to India, 1799-1802 & from Madras to England in 1803. See Wikipedia for the history of this ship. It states that she was a packet launched in 1799, purchased by the Royal Navy in 1804 and broken up at Sheerness in 1808. This ship was in the Madras/Ceylon area in October 1806 as she, under her Commander Captain Robert Nicholas, had assisted in cornering the French privateer Superbe, which the schooner Pitt, under the command of Lieutenant Michael Fitton was engaging.

    Captain Jones records the Mornington as a Company sloop arriving Bombay Wednesday 24th December 1806. Later on he describes it as a Company cruiser. It is not clear to which ship Captain Jones was referring.

    Page 108 HCS Tornate A company sloop arriving Bombay Wednesday 24th December 1806. Probably a 'Country' ship, she sailed for Surat on Thursday 8th January 1807.
    Page 108 HMS Victor A sloop launched 1798, armament 18, compliment 120. She arrived at Bombay on Monday 29th December 1806. She was disposed of in 1808. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/U/05020.html, for her history.
    Page 109 HCS Lady Barlow A Company, probably a 'Country', ship that sailed from Bombay on Friday 9th January 1807. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/U/05020.html, which records she trading for the Company 1806-1808. In 1805 she visited London with seal skins from Australasia under her Sydney based owner Robert Campbell but the Enderbys and the East India Company denied entry. See: www.danbyrnes.com.au/blackheath/thebc46.htm.
    Page 109 HCS Duncan Not to be confused with the Lord Duncan. It is assumed that she was a 'Country' ship. She arrived at Bombay from Penang on Saturday 10th January 1807.
    Page 109 --- La Bellone A 34-gun French privateer captured off the coast of Ceylon by the HMS Rattlesnake and HMS Powerful under the command of Sir Edward Pellew on 12th July 1806. She was noted by Captain Jones at Bombay on Sunday 4th January 1807. See Wikipedia.
    Page 110 HCS Huddart Built by Wells, launched 1802, length 124ft, 547 tons. Eight voyages to India are recorded. This was her third, under Captain Bayliffe. Captain Jones records that she sailed from Bombay on unday 11th January 1807.
    Page 110 HCS Fury A Company 'Pacquat' that arrived at Bombay from Buccorah (Basra) on Thursday 15th January 1807.
    Page 110 HCS Ganges Built by Wells and launched 1797. Length 181ft, 1502 tons. Four voyages to the Far East are recorded by Farrington this was her last, her commander was Captain Thomas Talbot Harrington. Captain Jones describes her as a Company ship at Madras as "run down below the Middle Ground" on Friday 16th January 1807. In 1804 she had been involved in the Battle of Pulo Aura. See The Ganges, East Indiaman by W. J. Huggins, in Bulletin of the Victoria Memorial Calcutta, 8 (1974) pp.21-23, illus. On her return voyage and being in danger of going under she was shadowed by the Earl St Vincent and finally sank off the Cape of Good Hope on 29 May 1807 with no loss of life. Her crew and passengers were transferred to the St Vincent.
    Page 113 HMS Grampus Launched at Portsmouth on 20th March 1802, 4th rate, armament 50. She was excorting convoys to China in 1805. Noted by Captain Jones near Bombay on Monday 2nd February 1807, while she was excorting an East India Company convoy from China. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/G/02041.html, for her history. She was disposed of in 1832.
    Page 114 HCS Milford On Tuesday 3rd February 1807 while off the of India, Captain Jones records that the ship's jolly boat returned from the 'Milford'. There is an assumption here that this is probably a Country ship which Farrington recorded under two headings as making two voyages: one from Bengal to England in 1799 under Captain Michael Jordan, and another from Bengal to England in 1805/6 under Captain George Doulgas. Farrington records on the latter voyage that she was built at Bombay in 1786, weighed 625 tons and was owned by Bruce Fawcett & Co.
    Page 116 HMS Culloden Built 1783 by Randall at Rotherhithe. 3rd rate, armament 74, 1683 tons with a complement of 594. She had quite a career fighting the French and was involved in some of the most famous battles in the Napoleonic wars. Her history is at: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/C/01210.html. In 1799 she was involved in the Egyptian campaign, see also Wikipedia. In 1799 she was involved in the Egyptian campaign, see also Wikipedia. Not mentioned is that she was at Madras with the Royal Navy fleet on Wednesday February 17th 1808, commanded by Admiral Sir Edward Pellew, Rear-Admiral of the Red, and Commander in Chief of Her Majesty's ships and vessels in the East Indies. The Fleet had returned from destroying Dutch ships at Batavia. On the Pbenyon site there is an extract from the ship's log detailing her surviving a hurricane in 1809. She was broken up in 1813.

    Admiral Sir Edward Pellew, later 1st Viscount Pellew, was born 19th April 1757 and died at Teignmouth 23rd January 1833. He was also immortalised by C.S. Forrester in his Hornblower series of books. See Wikipedia for his life and career.

    Page 120 HMS Sceptre Built at Deptford by Dudman after a design by Wir William Rule and launched in December 1802. 3rd rate, armament 74, 1727 tons. She served in the Napoleonic Wars and the war of 1812. See Wikipaedia and Pbenyon for more information. She was sighted by Captain Jones off the coast of India on Tuesday 24th Frbruary 1807, at the time her Captain was probably Joseph Bingham. She was broken up in 1820.
    Page 124 HMS Bombay Launched 1793, 672 ton frigate for the East India Company. She served as the Bombay until the Royal Navy purchased her in 1805 as a 5th rate with armament of 38, complement of 235. Recorded by Captain Jones as arriving at Point de Galle on Saturday 7th March 1807. In 1808 she was renamed the Ceylon. See Wikipedia and Pbenyon for further information. Disposed of in 1857.
    Page 125 HCS Panther A Company cruiser that arrived at Point de Galle on Friday 13th March 1807.
    Page 125 HCS Lord Castlereagh Built by Barnard 1802. Length 145ft, 812 tons. She made 7 voyages to India and China of which this was her 2nd under Captain Christopher Kymer. Her last recorded voyage was her 7th in 1819. She is here recorded by Captain Jones as arriving at Point de Galle from Bombay on Saturday 14th March 1807.
    Page 126 HMS Wilhelmina A Dutch frigate Furie, built by Flushing in 1978. Captured 24th October 1798 and entered the Royal Navy under the name Wilhelmina as a 5th rate, armament 32, 827 tons.


    Capture of the Furie & Waakzamheid

    See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/W/05235.html and Wikipedia for a detailed history of her. Captain Jones records her as arriving at Point de Galle on Sunday 15th March 1807. She spent most of her career in the Far East and ended up as a guardship at Penang before being sold at Penang in 1813.

    Page 126 HCS Lady Jane Dundas Built by Clevely, launched 1800, length 146ft, 826 tons. This was her 4th trip to India, commanded by Captain Hon Hugh Lindsay. Her last and 5th recorded trip under Captain John Eckford was in 1808 when on 14th March 1809 off Mauritius she parted company with the convoy and was not heard of again. Captain Jones records her as arriving at Point de Galle on Sunday 15th March 1807.
    Page 126 HCS Hugh Inglis Built by Clevely, launched 1799, length 146ft, 821 tons. This was her 3rd trip to India, commanded by Captain William Fairfax. Her last and 7th recorded trip under Captain William Fairfax was in 1816. Captain Jones records her as arriving at Point de Galle on Sunday 15th March 1807.
    Page 126 HCS Harriett (3) Built by Perry, launched in 1802. Length 125ft, 550 tons. Six voyages to Bengal, this was her 3rd. Her commander was Captain William Lynch. Captain Jones records her as arriving at Point de Galle on Sunday 15th Mach 1807. She was burnt at Calcutta 15th October 1812.
    Page 126 HCS Monarch Extra ship built by Mestaer 1801, length 126ft, 609 tons. This was her 3rd trip to India, commanded by Captain Stephen Hawes. Her last recorded trip was in 1810. Captain Jones records her as arriving at Point de Galle on Sunday 15th Mach 1807.
    Page 156 HCS Baring Built by Barnard, launched 1801, length 146ft, 820 tons three decker. Six voyages to India are recorded of which this was her third, under Captain James Carnegie. On Thursday 21st May 1807 on the return voyag near to South Africa, Captain Jones recorded that he had spoken to a passing Indiaman called Baring. She was sold in 1814 and became a convict ship to Australia. The last note of her was in New South Wales in 1824.
    Page 169 HMS Antelope Launched at the King's Yard, Sheerness 10 Nov 1802, 4th rate, armament 50, 1107 tons. She was noted as moored at St Helena Roads on Tuesday 16th June 1807. In 1805 H Beazeley was appointed Captain of the Antelope. For her history see: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/A/00272.html. She was converted into a prison ship at Bermuda in 1824 and deposed of in 1845.
    Page 169 HCS Worcester Captain Jones noted her on Tuesday 16th June 1807 as a 'stow' ship at St Helena, otherwise not traced.
    Page 169 HCS Alfred Captain Jones noted her on Tuesday 16th June 1807 as a 'stow' ship at St Helena, otherwise not traced.
    Page 169 HCS Montrose Captain Jones noted her on Tuesday 16th June 1807 as a 'stow' ship at St Helena, otherwise not traced.
    Page 172 --- Scorpion A whaler noted by Captain Jones on Saturday 20th June 1807 as setting sail under convoy from St Helena for England, otherwise not traced.
    Page 172 --- Torturia A Swedish ship noted by Captain Jones on Saturday 20th June 1807 as setting sail under convoy from St Helena for England, otherwise not traced.
    Page 172 --- Atlantic A whaler noted by Captain Jones on Saturday 20th June 1807 as setting sail under convoy from St Helena for England, otherwise not traced.
    Page 208 HMS Canada Launched 1766, 3rd rate, armament 74. On 24th April 1800 while in Torbay, the Channel Fleet, under the command of Sir Alan Gardner, departed, viz. Ville de Paris, Barfleur, Glory, London, Neptune, St George, Temeraire, Windsor Castle, Ajax, Achilles, Cumberland, Canada, Captain, Centaur, Defence, Defiance, Elephant, Excellent, Hector, Impetueux, Marlborough, Ramilies, Resolution, Robust, Russel, Saturn, Superb, Terrible, Venerable, Warrior, Sheerness, Amelia, Sea Horse, Thames, and Havick. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/C/00809.html, for her histoy. On Sunday 7th September 1807, the Lieutenant of the Canada came on board the Earl St Vincent while in the Thames Estuary. In 1811 she was a prison ship at Chatham and she was disposed of in 1834.


    Contents of Ship's Log


    Log Pages Description Date

    1-5 Crew and passengers lists


    6-11 Harbour Log 29th January 1806 - 31st March 1806

    12-17 Passenger List


    18-88 Sea Log 1st April 1806 - 19th August 1806

    28 Loss of the Lady Burgess in Cape Verde Islands 20th April 1806 - 21st April 1806

    89-100 Harbour Log at Bombay 20th August 1806 - 29th November 1806

    100-102 Sea Log from Bombay 30th November 1806 - 2nd December 1806

    102-103 Harbour Log at Goa 2nd December 1806 - 8th December 1906

    103-106 Sea Log from Goa 9th December 1806 - 14th December 1806

    107-111 Harbour Log at Bombay 15th December 1806 - 29th January 1807

    112-115 Sea Log from Bombay to Terricherry 30th January 1807 - 4th February 1807

    115-116 Harbour Log at Terricherry to St Helena 5th February 1807 - 12th February 1807

    117-122 Sea Log from Terricherry to Anjengo 13th February 1807 - 27th February 1807

    122-125 Harbour Log at Anjengo 28th February 1807 - 7th March 1807

    125-127 Harbour Log at Point de Galle 8th March 1807 - 25th March 1807

    128-169 Sea Log to St Helena 26th March 1807 - 16th June 1807

    160 Loss of the Ganges Friday 29th May 1807.

    169-172 Harbour Log at St Helena 17th June 1807 - 27th June 1907

    173-208 Sea Log St Helena to England 28th June 1807 - 7th September 1807

    209- Harbour Log 28th June 1807 - 7th September 1807


    The Journal

    [Page 001:]


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

    Received 12th September 1807
    Captain Jones Commander

    This is my original Journal
    Chas Jones [signed]
    Witness C Collingwood

    [Stamp] 1806 7 209 E


    [Page 002:]

    SHIP'S COMPANY
    NO. NAMES DESCRIPTION [NOTES]
    1 Charles Jones Esq Commander [Charles Jones was born 25th Feb 1756, bap St Margaret's, Lothbury, London 21st Mar 1756, the son of John & Ellen. Seaman Bridgewater (2) 1769/70; midshipman Gatton 1771/2; midshipman Northumberland (2) 1773/4; 5th mate Europa (1) 1776/7; 3rd mate Granby 1778/9; 2nd mate Europa (2) 1781/2; 1st mate Europa (2) 1785/6; 1st mate Northumberland (3) 1787/8 & 1790/1; Capt Northumberland (3) 1792/3; Capt Europa (2) 1795/6; Capt David Scott (2) 1801/2 & 1803/4; Capt Earl St Vincent (1) 1805/6; Capt Warren Hastings (3) 1810.]
    2 James Gumm 1st Officer [James Gumm, bap Holy Trinity, Guildford, Surrey 13th Mar 1775, son of George. Midshipman Lascelles 1791/2; 4th mate Warren Hastings (1) 1794/6; 3rd mate Arniston 1796/7 & 1799/1800; 1st mate Earl of St Vincent (2) 1801/2, 1803/4, 1805/6 & 1807/8.]
    3 Thomas Dumbleton 2nd Officer [Thomas Dumbleton, born 10 Nov 1783, bap East Horsley, Surrey 13 Dec 1783, son of Charles & Sarah. Midshipman Coutts 1796/7; 6th mate Duke of Buccleugh (1) 1798/9; 5th mate Lord Thurlow 1800/1; 3rd mate Sir William Bensley 1801/2; 3rd mate Earl of St Vincent (1) 1803/4; 2nd mate Earl of St Vincent (1) 1805/6; 2nd mate Walmer Castle 1805/6; Capt Larkins (1) 1809/10, 1811/12, 1813/14 & 1815/6.]
    4 Robert Brooks 3rd Officer [Robert Brooks, born England. Midshipman Exeter (2) 1799/1800; 6th mate Glatton (4) 1801/2; 4th mate Earl St Vincent (1) 1803/4; 3rd mate Earl St Vincent (1) 1805/6; 2nd mate Earl St Vincent (1) 1807/8; Capt Tyne 1809/10; 1st mate Minerva (7) 1814/15.]
    5 William Munday 4th Officer [William Mund[a]y, bap Speen, Berks 25th July 1784, son of William & Mary. Midshipman Exeter (2) 1799/1800; seaman David Scott (2) 1801/2; midshipman David Scott (2) 1803/4; home as 6th mate Cirencester; 4th mate Earl St Vincent (1) 1805/6; 3rd mate Earl St Vincent (1) 1807/8; 2nd mate Exeter (2) 1809/10; 1st mate Elphinstone 1811/12; 2nd mate Elphinstone 1815/6.]
    6 Thomas Freeman 5th Officer [Thomas Freeman, born Stepney, Middx 12th Mar 1782, son of Joseph & Sarah (Dissenters). 5th mate Earl St Vincent (1) 1805/6; 3rd mate Harriet (3) 1807/8; 2nd mate Harriet (3) 1809/10; 2nd mate Princess Charlotte of Wales 1811/12.]
    7 George Cole 6th Officer Died 31st July 1807. [George Cole, 6th mate Earl St Vincent (1) 1805/6. NEWSPAPER REPORT: The Bury and Norwich Post: Or, Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, and Cambridge Advertiser (Bury Saint Edmunds, England), Wednesday, September 16, 1807; Issue 1316. British Library Newspapers, Part II: 1800-1900.ewspapers, Part II: 1800-1900. "On the 31st July died, on his voyage home, Mr. George Cole, of the Earl St Vincent East Indiaman, son of J. J. Cole, Esq. of this city."]
    8 Thomas B Horseley Surgeon [Thomas Brown Horseley, surgeon Thomas Brown Horseley (1) 1803/4, 1805/6, 1807/8, 1809/10 & 1811/2 Warren Hastings (3) 1813/14 & 1817/8.]
    9 James William Pears Purser [James William Pears. Purser Brunswick 1799/1800; Ceres (4) 1801/2; Brunswick 1803/4; Earl of St Vincent (1) 1805/6, 1807/8, 1809/10 & 1811/12; Warren Hastings (3) 1813/4, 1815/6 & 1817/8. Died 13 Feb 1819.]
    10 William Martin Boatswain
    11 Alexander Stephenson Gunner
    12 William Smith Master at Arms
    13 James Barham Carpenter
    14 John Samuel Yeats Midshipman Entd La Psyché 24 December 1806
    15 Henry Hall Midshipman [Henry Hall, bap St Mary's, Hull, Yorks., son of Thomas, Sailmaker. In Bee in Baltic Trade5y; midshipman Earl St Vincent (1) 1805/6; 4th mate True Briton (4) 1808/9.]
    16 George Pelly Midshipman [George Pelly, bap Western sub Edge, Glos 20th Aug 1787, son of Rev John & Eugenia. Midshipman United Kingdom 1803/4; midshipman Earl St Vincent (1) 1805/6; 5th mate Canton 1807/8; 3rd mate Earl St Vincent (1) 1809/10; 2nd mate Chapman 1811/12; 2nd mate Indus 1813/14.]
    17 Joseph Luddington Midshipman [Not in Farrington.]
    18 William Mingay Midshipman [Not in Farrington.]
    19 Augustus Aykboom Surgeon's Mate
    20 Charles Fisher Caulker
    21 William Noble Cooper Ran at Bombay 29th Jany 1807
    22 Edward Rashfield Capt's Cook
    23 Joseph Bodman Ships Cook
    24 Robert Grant Capt's Steward
    25 Maurice O'Neil Ships Steward
    26 Thomas McDonald Boatswain's Mate
    27 Michl Fredk Lodovic Gunner's Ass't
    28 William Phillips Gunner's Ass't Ent'd Albion 17th Sept 1806
    29 William Kenell Carpenter's Ass't
    30 William Gravely Carpenter's Ass't
    31 George Goulden Caulker's Ass't
    32 Robert Mussett Cooper's Ass't Pressed H.M.S. Concorde Aug 19th 1806
    33 William Ellsdon Quarter Master
    34 John Brown Quarter Master Pressed H.M.S. Concorde Aug 19th 1806
    35 John Fredk Hanson Quarter Master Run January 13th 1807 Bombay
    36 John White Quarter Master Run September 24th 1806 Bombay
    37 Hugh Rutherford Armourer
    38 Joseph Pittman Butcher Pressed H.M.S. Concorde Aug 19th 1806
    39 John Gibbs Baker
    40 John Felix Whitmore Poulterer Drowned at Point De Galle 17th March 1807
    41 Jacob Bowick Seaman
    42 Thomas Hall Seaman Pressed H.M.S. Concorde Aug 19th 1806
    43 Manuel Raimundo/\Emanuel Raimondo Seaman
    44 George Courtney Seaman Pressed H.M.S. Concorde Aug 19th 1806
    45 Samuel Lawrence Seaman Pressed H.M.S. Concorde Aug 19th 1806
    [Page 003:]
    46 Andrew Thompson Seaman
    47 John Peter Trevor/[Travers] Seaman
    48 Andrew Asplin Seaman
    49 Robert Clarke Seaman
    50 Thomas Birch Seaman
    51 Andrew Skelling Seaman
    52 Fredrick Junison Seaman
    53 William Lewis Seaman Press'd H.M.S. Concorde Aug 19th 1806 Bombay
    54 John Thomas Seaman
    55 James Cross Seaman
    56 Andrew Cochrane Seaman
    57 Caleb Thomas Seaman Press'd H.M.S. Concorde Aug 19th 1806
    58 John Baker Seaman
    59 James McCloud Seaman Press'd H.M.S. Concorde Aug 19th 1806
    60 James Nokes Seaman Press'd H.M.S. Concorde Aug 19th 1806
    61 Orme Kendric Scroon Seaman
    62 Peter de Vert Seaman
    63 Courant Hiron Seaman
    64 Hendric Lockson Seaman
    65 Pieter Pealus Seaman
    66 John Marks Seaman
    67 John Adam Smidt Seaman
    68 Marks Booms Seaman
    69 Johan Lewis Seaman
    70 Johan Peters Seaman
    71 John Conner Seaman
    72 Henry Castor Seaman
    73 Franciso Garcier Seaman
    74 Robert Bowen Seaman Press'd H.M.S. Concorde Aug 19th 1806
    75 William Gray Seaman
    76 John Langford Seaman
    77 Charles Fenning Seaman
    78 John Hollis Ordinary Seaman
    79 William Marks Ordinary Seaman Press'd H.M.S. Concorde Aug 19th 1806
    80 James Darby Ordinary Seaman Press'd H.M.S. Concorde Aug 19th 1806
    81 Lewis Strobler Ordinary Seaman
    82 George Jenkins Ordinary Seaman Run January 7th 1807
    83 Henry Hudson Ordinary Seaman
    84 George Jones Ordinary Seaman
    85 David Casey Ordinary Seaman Press'd H.M.S. Concorde Aug 19th 1806
    86 John Bellborough Ordinary Seaman Ran at Bombay 13th January 1807
    87 David Crawford Ordinary Seaman Press'd H.M.S. Concorde Aug 19th 1806
    88 Robert Rayner Ordinary Seaman
    89 Janus Todd Ordinary Seaman
    90 William Adams Ordinary Seaman
    91 William Gardner Ordinary Seaman Press'd H.M.S. Concorde Aug 19th 1806
    92 William Francis Ordinary Seaman Press'd H.M.S. Concorde Aug 19th 1806
    93 John Baker Ordinary Seaman Press'd H.M.S. Concorde Aug 19th 1806
    94 Henry Mayo Ordinary Seaman Press'd H.M.S. Concorde Aug 19th 1806
    [Page 004:]
    95 Thomas Pearce Ordinary Seaman Press'd H.M.S. Concorde Aug 19th 1806
    96 John Wall Ordinary Seaman
    97 William Myers Ordinary Seaman
    98 Thomas Hanson Ordinary Seaman Press'd H.M.S. Concorde Aug 19th 1806
    99 Richard Smith Ordinary Seaman
    100 William Holland Ordinary Seaman Press'd H.M.S. Concorde Aug 19th 1806
    101 Daniel Stephenson Ordinary Seaman
    102 Francis Capriera Ordinary Seaman
    103 Thomas Middleton Ordinary Seaman
    104 Thomas Nicholas Ordinary Seaman
    105 Edward Buxton Capt's Steward
    106 Charles Cotterill Capt's Steward
    107 James Webb Boatswain's Steward
    108 William Jones Carpenter's Steward Press'd H.M.S. Concorde Aug 19th 1806
    109 William Cunningham Gunner's Steward
    Shipp'd at Bombay
    Received from the Lady Burgess
    110 William Walker Midshipman Run at Bombay 1st January 1807
    111 George Mullener[?] Sailmaker
    112 Samuel Pierce Seaman
    113 Andrew Wilson Seaman Run at Bombay 13th January 1807
    114 Thomas Howart Seaman Ent'd H.M.S. Albion 8th Sep 1806
    115 Daniel Harrington Seaman
    116 John Kain [Cain] Seaman Ent'd La Psyché Jan'y 2st 1807
    117 Charles Blake Seaman
    118 Robert Robertson Seaman
    119 John Vetrurian Seaman
    120 Salvador Coni Seaman Ran January 28th 1807
    121 Manuel Frederic[s] Seaman
    122 Francis Pose Seaman Ran Point de Galle 26 March 1807
    123 Jose Lewis Seaman
    124 Joseph Legg Seaman
    125 Jno Nicholas Seaman
    126 James Davis Seaman
    127 George Dunbar Seaman
    128 William Lowe Seaman
    129 Henry Newton Seaman
    130 John Cooke Quarter Mast'r Died on board at St Helena 27 June 1807
    131 John Suainsburg Seaman
    132 Janus Syndecomb Seaman
    Chinese shipp'd at Bombay
    1 Tho's Brown Ordinary seaman
    2 Athang Ordinary seaman
    3 Assane Ordinary seaman
    4 Ahee Ordinary seaman
    5 Alan Ordinary seaman
    6 Along[?] Ordinary seaman
    7 Asang Ordinary seaman
    8 Alin Ordinary seaman
    9 Angee 1st Ordinary seaman
    10 Angee 2nd Ordinary seaman
    11 Asee Ordinary seaman
    12 Asam Ordinary seaman
    [Page 005:]
    Passengers reced [received] Portsmouth 29th March 1806
    [Left side:]

    Landed 20th Aug 1806
    Mrs Clora Stodart

    Miss Matilda Ballner

    Margaret Lewis

    Mr Thos McDonald

    Mr Thos McDonald Writer
    Geo J Hadow Writer
    Evan Lloyd Writer
    Arthur Bedford Peppin Ass't Surgeon [Arthur Peppin married Carolin Codrington in Milverton on 28th July 1822 and was later a surgeon in Lyme Regis.]
    Chas Jas Johnson Free Mariner
    Thos Peregrine Free Mercht
    Willm McIntosh

    Sidi Ali Mahomid Chughai

    Sidi Abderaman Servant to Sidi Chughai
    Sidi Mahomed Servant to Sidi Chughai
    John Ramsay Servant to Mrs Stodart
    Reced [Received] at Gravesend 20th Janry 1806
    Lascars carried as
    Passengers to Bombay landed 20th Aug 1806
    Majr John Willowby

    Sago

    Sumshen

    Golamshung

    Maysden

    Rosen

    Fally Mahomed

    Alisa

    Abraham

    Jeneer

    Chutah Samshew

    Sahomed

    Balamhina

    Temaun

    Chaun

    Kinsar

    John Mahomed

    Bastian

    Sud Mahomed

    Mawulah

    Bolard

    Addie

    Caveir

    Omah

    Right side

    Rec'd [Received] Portsmouth 30th March 1806
    Soldiers

    Capt Robert Marcus Shearman 86 Rt Foot
    Sergeant Arncot 34 Foot
    Smith 34 Foot
    Private Michl Ryan 34 Foot
    Thomas Shearman 34 Foot
    W J Isles 34 Foot
    John Harley 34 Foot
    Samuel Wau 34 Foot
    Thomas Easterbrook 34 Foot
    Patrick Dunn 34 Foot
    John Cooney 34 Foot
    John Myrtle 34 Foot
    Dennis Debeny[?] 34 Foot
    John Coates 34 Foot
    John Manning 34 Foot
    Willm Folly 34 Foot
    John McLammon 34 Foot
    John Sutton 34 Foot
    Joseph Juniten 34 Foot
    John Davey 67 Foot
    John McLoughman 67 Foot
    John Palsen 67 Foot
    Joseph Baldero 67 Foot
    John Blanes[?] 67 Foot
    William Cliffin 67 Foot
    David Rickets 67 Foot
    Thomas Chivers 67 Foot
    Thomas Gerald 67 Foot
    Mrs Davy 67 Foot
    Peter Welsh 78th Regt
    John English 78th Regt
    Richard Gilbert 78th Regt
    Mrs Gilbert 78th Regt

    Received from the Lady Burgess
    Landed at Bombay 23rd August 1806
    Dennis Higarty

    William Forest



    Remainder of the passengers continued a few leaves further [Page 12]


    [Page 006:]

    Harbour Log

    Ship Earl St Vincent at Deptford

    Thursday Jany 9th 1806.
    Fresh breezes from the SW with fair weather. AM Mr Kingham Hon Coy Inspector examined the ship & left Mr Pargiter Surveyor. Employed in the hold clearing the limbers. First Officer on board.

    Friday 10th.
    In the first part heavy squalls with thunder lightning & hail, middle & latter moderate and fair weather. Rec’d 40 new Butts. Employed in the hold stowing them. Officer on board the 4th.
    Saturday 11th.
    Moderate winds from the West with rain in the latter parts. Employed filling Water and scraping the decks. PM rec’d the ships coals. AM Captain Jones visited the ship. Officer on board the 4th.

    Sunday 12th.
    Moderate winds from the SW & cloudy with rain in the first part. AM washed the decks. Officers on board the 4th & 5th.

    Monday 13th.
    For the most part light breezes from the NW with fair weather. Set the lower rigging fore & aft. Painted the lower mast. PM rec’d some ship’s Stores. Draft of water F & A 14.0. Officers on board as yesterday.

    Tuesday 14th.
    Moderate winds from the West & fair in the middle & latter parts. Employed in the hold stowing Butts & filling water. AM fidded the top mast otherwise employed. Rec’d the Ship’s Guns. Officers on board 4th & 5th.

    Wednesday 15th.
    Strong breezes with heavy squalls of rain in the middle & latter parts. Crossed the topsails yards, otherwise employed receiving the running rigging & in the hold filling water. Draft of Water F14.1, A14.3. Officers on board the 4th & 5th.

    Thursday 16th.
    Strong gales from the NW with heavy squalls & rain in the middle & latter parts. Riggers employed about the rigging. AM Rec’d the best of small bower Cables. Officers on board 1st & 4th.

    Friday 17th.
    Moderate breezes from the West with hazy weather. Rec’d the bower sheet & spare Anchors got the lower yards athwart for rigging. Bent the small lower Cable. Officers on board 2nd, 3rd & 5th.

    Saturday 18th.
    First part light breezes from the West & hazy weather, latter blowing fresh from the SW with rain. Employed receiving on board Ship Stores. Set up topmast rigging fore & aft & rigging the lower yards. Captain Jones visited the Ship. Officers on board 2nd, 3rd & 5th.

    Sunday 19th.
    Fresh breezes from the West with fair weather. Employed scraping & cleaning the Ship. Rec’d 31 fathoms of wood. Draft of water F14.10, A14.3. Officers on board 2nd, 3rd & 5th.

    Monday 20th.
    Strong gales at WSW & cloudy weather, Swayed the lower yards up. Bent sails, rec’d on board 37 Butts, employed stowing them. Rec’d Longboat & Ship’s Stores. Bent the best bower Cable. Officers on board 2nd, 3rd & 5th.

    Tuesday 21st.
    Light breezes from the West with fair weather. Employed filling water & rec’g various small stores & 31 fathoms of wood. Draft of water F15.8, A14.10. Officers on board 2nd, 3rd & 5th.

    Wednesday 22nd.
    Moderate breezes from the West with cloudy weather. Employed rec’g Coals on acct of the Hon Coy. Rec’d a new sheet Cable. Officers on board 3rd & 6th.

    Thursday 23rd.
    Fresh breezes for the most part with cloudy weather. Rec’d Iron on acct of the Hon Coy. PM bent the sheet Cable. Draft of water F16.2, A15.10. Officers on board 3rd.

    Friday 24th.
    Fresh breezes from the WNW in the first & middle parts, latter blowing strong with heavy squall. Employed rec’g Iron in acct of the Hon Coy. At 10 AM Mr Slaney Pilot came on board at Noon hove out of the Tier & at 3pm made sail. At 6 came to with the best bower in the upper part of Gravesend Reach & moored Ship a cable each way. PM pumped ship. Draft of water F16.6, A16.1. Captain & all Officers on board.

    Saturday 25th.
    At Gravesend. First & middle parts strong gales from the West with clear weather, latter moderating. Unbent the Sails & put hem below. Officers on board 2nd, 4th, 5th & 6th.

    Sunday 26th.
    Moderate breezes from the East in the first & middle parts, latter fair weather wind veering round to the South with rain. Employed scraping & cleaning the decks. PM pumped Ship. Officers on board 2nd, 4th & 6th.

    Monday 27th.
    First & middle parts moderate breezes from the East with fair weather, latter fresh breezes with rain. Employed rec’g on board Iron on acct of the Hon Coy. Riggers under the Boatswain. Draft of water F16.6, A16.3. Officers on board 2nd, 4th & 6th.

    [Page 007:]

    Tuesday 28th January 1806.
    Variable winds from the SW with cloudy weather. Employed rec’g on board Iron on acct of the Hon Coy. Cleared hawse. Riggers on the rigging. Tradesmen as necessary. Draft of water F16.6, A16.6. Officers on board 2nd, 4th & 6th.

    Wednesday 29th.
    First & middle fresh breezes from the NW with cold weather latterly accompanied with rain, sleet & snow. Employed getting the Guns out of the hold & rec’g Pitch & Tar on acct of the Hon Coy. Officers on board 1st, 2nd & 6th.

    Thursday 30th.
    Moderate breezes from the NW with cold frosty weather. Employed rec’g on board pitch & Tar on acct of the Hon Coy & Ship’s Stores. Riggers on the rigging. Officers on board 2nd, 4th & 6th.

    Friday 31st January.
    Light breezes from the NW with fair weather. Employed rec’g on board Iron on acct of the Hon Coy & as necessary in the hold. PM Rec’d on board 25 Lascars & Tradesmen as necessary. Officers on board 4nd, 4th & 6th. Draft of water F18.1, A15.0.

    Saturday 1st February.
    Winds & weather as yesterday. Employed rec’g on board Tar on acct of the Hon Coy. AM Captain Jones visited the Ship. PM Cleared hawse. Draft of water F18.8, A15.8. Officers on board 2nd, 4th, 5th & 6th.

    Sunday 2nd.
    Moderate breezes from the NE with mostly fair weather. Scraped & cleaned the Gun Deck. Rec’d on board 25 Bundles of Clothing & Bedding for the Lascars. Officers on board 2nd , 4th , 5th & 6th .

    Monday 3rd.
    First part moderate breezes from the NE middle & latter fresh gales with cloudy weather. Employed in the hold & rec’g on board Ship’s Stores. Officers on board 2nd, 4th, 5th & 6th.

    Tuesday 4th.
    Fresh breezes from the East with cloudy weather. Employed as necessary. The Armourer at the Forge. Officers on board 2nd, 4th & 5th.

    Wednesday 5th.
    First part light breezes from the East with fair weather. Middle & latter blowing strong from the SW with rain. AM employed rec’g Cargo on acct of the Hon Coy. PM Cleared hawse. Officers on board 2nd, 4th, 5th & 6th.

    Thursday 6th.
    Fresh breezes from the SW with cloudy weather. Employed rec’g shot on acct of the Hon Coy & Beer on the Victualler’s Bill. Officers on board 1st & 4th.

    Friday 7th.
    Chiefly fresh breezes from the SW & fair weather. Employed in the hold. Riggers on the rigging. Armourer at the Forge. Officers on board 1st & 4th.

    Saturday 8th.
    Moderate breezes from the SW & fair weather, latter part showers of rain. Employed rec’g Cargo on acct of the Hon Coy & in the hold. PM Set up the Bobstays & fore rigging. Captain Jones visited the Ship. Draft of water F18.9, A16.8. Officers on board 1st & 4th.

    Sunday 9th.
    Fresh breezes for the most part from the West with some flying showers in the middle part. AM washed the deck & cleared hawse. Officers on board 1st & 4th.

    Monday 10th.
    Light breezes from the SW with fair weather. Employed rec’g Cargo on acct of the Hon Coy. PM Set the main rigging up. Sailed the Hon Coy Ship David Scott. Draft of water F19.0, A17.0. Officers on board 1st & 4th.

    Tuesday 11th.
    Light airs with calms & fair weather. Employed rec’g Cargo on acct of the Hon Coy, stowing in the hold. Got the fore yard on the deck. Riggers on the rigging. AM sailed the Hon Coy Ships Essex & Bengal. Officers on board 1st & 3rd.

    Wednesday 12th.
    Light airs & calm with fair weather. AM swayed the fore yard up. Employed rec’g Cargo on acct of the Hon Coy. Officers on board.

    Thursday 13th.
    Variable winds & weather. At 8am Mr Crafter Pilot came on board, unmoored & dropt down with the ebb about ½ mile then moored the Ship again. Otherwise employed rec’g Private Trade on acct of the Captain & Officers, with some Ship’s Stores. Officers on board 1st & 3rd. Draft of water F18.2, A17.6.

    Friday 14th.
    Moderate winds & fair weather in the first part layer blowing fresh from the South with squalls & rain. Employed rec’g Cargo on acct of the Hon Coy & Stores on the Victuallers Bill. Boatswain about the rigging. Officers on board 1st & 3rd.

    Saturday 15th.
    Light winds variable with throughout with showers at times. Employed in the hold, about the rigging, got the main yard on Deck & fresh rigged it. AM Captain Jones visited the Ship. Draft of water F19.5, A18.0. Officers on board 1st & 3rd.

    Sunday 16th.
    First & middle moderate breezes from the West with cloudy weather latter fresh gales & hard rain. AM scraped & cleaned the Gun Deck. Officers on board 3nd & 3rd.

    Monday 17th.
    First part strong breezes from the West with rain latter & middle veering round to the North with fair weather. Employed rec’g on board Marine Stores on acct of the Hon Coy & ship store spirits. Boatswains about the rigging. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd.

    Tuesday 18th.
    Fresh breezes from the NE with cold weather. Rec’d on board 25 casks of wet provisions on the Victualling Bill. Employed under the boatswain, Tradesmen as necessary. PM cleared hawse. Draft of water F19.8, A18.5. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd.

    Wednesday 19th.
    Moderate breezes from the East with cloudy weather. Employed taking in the Hon Coy Cargo and Private Trade, otherwise as necessary. Draft of water F19.9, A18.10. Officers on board 2nd, 3rd & 4th.

    [Page 008:]

    Thursday 20th February 1806.
    Moderate breezes from the SE with cloudy weather. Rec’d on board Guns on acct of the Hon Coy & Private Trade. Riggers under the Boatswain. Officers on board 2nd, 3rd & 4th.

    Friday 21st.
    Moderate breezes from the NW with fair weather. Employed rec’g Guns & Cargo on acct of the Hon Coy dry provisions in the Victuallers Bill. Draft of water F19.9, A20.0. Officers on board 2nd, 3rd & 4th.

    Saturday 22nd.
    Fresh breezes from the SW with mostly fair weather, Employed in the hold under the Boatswain, blacked the yards. AM Captain Jones visited the Ship. All Officers on board.

    Sunday 23rd.
    Fresh breezes from the NW and fair weather. AM washed the Gun Deck. PM cleared hawse. All Officers on board.

    Monday 24th.
    Light breezes from the West with fair weather. AM Stayed the Mast & set the rigging up Fore & Aft. PM employed rec’g the Hon Coy Cargo. Blacked the Bends. All the Officers on board.

    Tuesday 25th.
    Light breezes from the West with fair weather. Employed rec’g the Hon Coy Cargo & Private Trade. Boatswain about the rigging. Draft of water F19.9, A20.1. All the Officers on board.

    Wednesday 26th.
    First & latter parts moderate breezes from the NW, middle strong gales & hard squalls. Employed rec’c Private Trade of Ship’s provisions. Boatswain about the rigging. All Officers on board.

    Thursday 27th.
    Throughout a heavy gale from the NW with hard squalls. Rec’d remainder of the Ship’s Provisions. At noon in a heavy squall the Ship drove let go the Sheet Anchor & brought her up. PM got a Pilot on board & weighed the Sheet Anchor. Blowing to fresh to moor Ship again. All Officers on board.

    Friday 28th.
    First & middle parts fresh gales with heavy squalls, latter more moderate. At 8pm Weighed. The small bower Anchor & hove into ½ cable service on the best Bower. All Officers on board.

    Saturday 1st March.
    Light breezes throughout the first part, cloudy & small rain the latter with fair weather. At 3am Hove short & at daylight sighted the Anchor dropt about a cable lengths & came to. At 9am Wore away & moored Ship a cable each way. PM Employed rec’g spars on acct of the Hon Coy. Pumped ship. Draft of water F20.4, A20.2. All Officers on board.

    Sunday 2nd.
    Moderate breezes from the NW & fair weather for the most part. AM washed & cleaned the Gun Deck & otherwise employed rec’g Spars & Oars on acct of the Hon Coy. AM Captain Jones visited the Ship; All Officers on board.

    Monday 3rd.
    Strong breezes from the NW with squalls & rain in the first & middle parts latter moderate & fair. Employed rec’g Copper on sct of the Hon Coy. AM Passed by for Long Reach te Hon Coy Ships Lord Hawkesbury & Duke of Montrose. All Officers on board.

    Tuesday 4th.
    Moderate breezes from the North with fair weather. Employed rec’g Spars on acct of the Hon Coy & Medical Stores. Draft of water F20.10, A20.5. All Officers on board.

    Wednesday 5th.
    Moderate breezes from the NE & fair weather. Employed rec’g goods on acct of the Hon Coy & Spars. Draft of water F21.3, A20,9. Captain & Officers on board.

    Thursday 6th.
    Moderate winds & weather. Employed rec’g Grapnals on acct of the Hon Coy. Rec’d the Ship’s Powder. PM cleared hawse. Captain & all Officers on board.

    Friday 7th.
    Light breezes from the SW & fair weather. Employed reshowing the After Hold & rec’g some Private Trade with Ship’s Stores. PM Pumped Ship. Captain & Officers on board.

    Saturday 8th
    Light winds from the East with foggy weather in the middle part. Employed rec’g Cargo on acct of the Hon Co. The ship’s Sails & some Stores. PM bent sails. Captain & Officers on board.

    Sunday 9th.
    First part moderate breezes & fair weather, middle fresh breezes from the NW with heavy squalls & snow. AM swayed the top Gallant up. Cleaned the Gun Deck & cleared hawse. Draft of water F25.6, A 25.0. Captain & all Officers on board.

    Monday 10th.
    Fresh breezes from the NW with heavy squalls & snow in the middle part. Employed rec’g the Ship’s Cables & raft[?] otherwise under the Boatswain. Captain & all Officers on board.

    Tuesday 11th.
    Fresh breezes from the North with squalls & snow in the first & middle parts, Employed with the Ship’s raft[?] & Store Cordage. PM the Diana of Yarmouth came foul & carried away our Jib Boom. Draft of water F21, A21. Captain & all Officers on board.

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    Wednesday 12th March 1806.
    First & middle parts moderate breezes from the NE, latter blowing strong with snow. Rec’d some Private Trade. Hoisted in the Boats. AM fidded top gallant Mast. PM Mr Blyth came on board & took charge of the Ship.

    Thursday 13th.
    In The Hope. Fresh breezes from the West in the first & middle parts with sharp frost & snow. At Noon unmoored & at 2pm weighed & run down. At 5 Anchored with the best bower in the upper part of The Hope & at 10 moored Ship ½ Cable each way. Mr Larkins came on board & Paid the Ship.

    Friday 14th.
    Henry Brown this day made use of very mutinous language on the Quarter deck threatening to string Captain Jones up in the presence of the following Officers, Thomas Dumbleton 2nd, Robert Brooks 3rd, William Munday 4th & Thomas Truman 5th. Moderate breezes from the West with rain at times. Employed some stores & otherwise clearing the Ship for Sea. PM Pumped Ship.

    Saturday 15th.
    Light winds & calm for the most part fair weather. At 10 tripped the Anchor & dropt down about a mile & came to with the best bower. Employed rec’g Potatoes for the use of the Ship.

    Monday 16th.
    Fresh breezes from the East with constant rain. At Noon weighed & dropt down with the ebb & at 3pm Anchored with the best bower in the Shell Haven. Bent the Sheet Cable to the small bower Anchor & scalded the Guns.

    Monday 17th.
    Fresh gales from the East with constant rain. AM scraped & cleaned the Gun deck. PM struck top gallant masts & wore away the whole Cable service.

    Tuesday 18th.
    First & middle parts fresh gales from the East with constant rain, latter light breezes & foggy. At midnight hove in the half Cable service. AM fidded top gallant masts & top gallant yards, at Noon weighed & dropt down, and at 3pm Anchored with the best bower off The Chapman Head. Pumped Ship.

    Wednesday 19th.
    Light variable winds with thick weather & rain at times. At 2pm Tripted [tripped?] the Anchor & dropt down a mile, came to with the best bower.

    Thursday 20th,
    Moderate breezes throughout with rain in the first & middle parts latter fair. At Noon weighed with a light breeze at NNW in company with the Alexander & Sovereign. At 2pm past the Nore and at half past 3 came to with the best bower in Girdlers Hole in 10½ fathoms the buoy of the Girdlers SWbS. The buoy of the Nob North, the Shivering Sand buoy WNW distance about ½ mile.

    Friday 21st.
    Towards The Downs. Moderate breezes in the first & middle parts latter calm. At half past 10am weighed with a light breeze from the NW. At half past crossed the Flats least water 4¼ fathoms. At half past 4pm is falling Calm came to with the best bower in 10fms. The North Foreland Light House SWbW. Off shore about 4 or 5 miles.

    Saturday 22nd.
    Throughout moderate breezes & fair weather, At 5am weighed with a moderate breeze from the South & turned into the Downs. At half past 10 came to with the best bower in 9 fms the South Foreland SW, Deal Castle WbN & Sandown Castle NW off shore 2 or 3 miles PM MrWilgguldin’s clerk came on board and Mustered the Ship’s Company. Mustered The People at their Quarters.

    Sunday 23rd.
    Winds variable from the South & cloudy weather, rain in the latter part. At half past 5pm a breeze springing up from the SSE weighed in company with the Prospero Bomb & turned out of the Downs. At midnight the wind shifting to the West bore up for the Downs Dungeness Light bearing SWbS distance 2 or 3 Leagues.

    Monday 24th.
    Light breezes from the South with cloudy weather. At 3am Anchored with the best bower in 1½ fms. The South Foreland lights bearing SWbW½W. distance off shore aout a mile. At 11am weighed & at half past 12 Anchored in the Downs. The South Foreland bearing SW. Deal Castle WNW Sandown Castle NW½N distance off shore about 2 miles. Pumped Ship. Mustered the People at their Quarters.

    Tuesday 25th.
    Light breezes from the North with heavy weather & small rain. At 10am weighed with a light breeze from the North & stood out of the Downs in company with Prospero Bomb. Hon Coy Ships Lord Melville & Sovereign & about 30 Sail of Vessels. NB The log contains 12 hours & ends at Noon.

    [End of Harbour Log]

    [Start of Sea Log]

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    Ship Earl St Vincent down Channel

    Wednesday 26th March 1806.
    C&D SWbW 41. At 5am Dungeness Lighthouse NE about 2 leagues. At 7pm the high land of Fairleigh NE Fairleigh NbW dist 3 or 4 leagues. At daylight a very thick fog, could not see the Prospero saw several of the fleet to leeward & some on the other tack. Saw the high land of Fairleigh NNE about 5 leagues. At Noon too thick to see the land, it being Calm & the flood having made, let go the Kedge Anchor.

    Thursday 27th March 1806.
    C&D NWbN 70. At Anchor. Throughout light airs variable & Calms with thick heavy weather. At 6pm Beachy Head NW½W 3 or 4 leagues. At Noon the Owers light NbE about 3 miles. Selsea Bill NNW 2 or 4 leagues. At 5pm mustered the People at their Quarters. At 4pm Selsea Bill NEbE about 8 miles. Culver Cliffs about 5 or 6 miles. At half past 7 Anchored with the best Bower in 13 fms in St Helens Road. The White Mark WNW. This Log contains 36 hours & ends ay midnight.

    [End of Sea Log]

    [Start of Harbour Log]

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    Friday 28th March 1806.
    At the Motherbank. Moderate breezes from the East with cloudy weather, At 6am weighed & run into The Motherbank & at 8 came to with the best bower on the edge of the Bank in 16fms of water.The town of Ryde SWbS. The Gill Hicker Point NE. PM Rec’d signals & instructons from His Majesty’s Ship Leopard. Received 30 Soldiers beds. PM Pumped Ship. Mr Pears came on board with the Hon Coy’s dispatches.

    Saturday 29th.
    Fresh breezes from the East with cloudy weather. At 8am repeated The Leopard’s signal to prepare for Sailing & every body to repair to their respective ships. Employed rec’g the water & Provisions for the troops & Passengers baggage. PM Embarked Thirty Recruits for His Majesty’s 34th, 67th & 74th Regiments.

    Sunday 30th.
    Moderate breezes from the East cloudy weather. At 6am repeated the Leopard’s signal to unmoor & at 10 to weigh. Captain Jones & Passengers came on board at Noon. Weighed & turned out to St Helens. At half past 5 signal to weigh & then to Anchor. Came to with the best Bower in 9fms. Bembridge SWbS, Priory NW. AM Confined David Copey [Casey] Seaman in irons for disobedience of orders & striking the Boatswain.

    Monday 31st.
    Moderate winds & weather, at daylight The Commodore made the signal to weigh. At 6am weighed. At 7 hove to & at 9 made sail in company with the following ships (under Convoy of His Majesty’s Ship Leopard) viz Lady Burgess, Lord Melville, Fame, Lord Nelson, Sovereign, Asia, Walthamstow, Alexander, two Transports & a South Whaler. NB. This Log contains 12 hours and ends at Noon. Water on Board 23,172 Gallons.

    [End of Harbour Log]

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    [ORIGINAL LOG PAGES COVERING PASSENGER LISTS - 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, SHOWN BECAUSE OF COMPLEXITY OF LAYOUT.]

    Passengers from port to port on the Malabar Coast

    Return of the Detchment of H.M. 84th Regt. proceeding to Goa the head quarters
    of the Corps on board the Earl St Vincent. Ca[pt Jones reced [received] at Bombay the 28th November landed Decr 2 1806.

    Lieutenants 2
    Ensigns 1
    Privates 96
    Women 3
    Total 102 sign'd Matthew Burns Lt H M 84 Regt Com'g Detachments
    The return given in by the Com[manding] Officer did not specify their names.

    Return of Detachment embarked on the Hon'ble Comy Ship Earl St Vincent
    at Goa for Bombay 8th December 1806 Disembarked Bombay 16 Decr

    ------------
    [Added on the left]

    Rich. Ardgrave
    Will. West
    John Taylor
    John Scoffin
    Eron Wilkinson
    Thos Greenhatch
    John Petersgill
    James Harty
    Wm Hutchinson
    Henry Lord
    Thos Joyce
    Ralph Nixon
    John Hungerbelly
    Jam. Forster
    Ann Forster
    Sam. Forster 3 years
    Will. Forster 4 years
    ------------
    [Original in centre]

    Detachment of Artillery Privates 1
    HM 86th Regt " 13

    Women 1

    Children 2

    Children 3
    HM 86th Regt Sergeants 3

    Privates 1
    First Batt 2nd Regt Native Offrs 1 Total 110 signed Robert Cockburn Major of Brigade

    Havildars 3 [Indian Sergeant]

    Natgees[?] 1

    Privates 30

    Puckulies[?] 1

    Women 28

    Children 26
    Seana[?] Batt 4th Regt Native Offrs 1

    The Officer in charge of the Detachment went up in the Concorde & we could not obtain their names.

    ------------
    [Added on the right]

    Ann Forster
    Margt Perry 6 years
    Jane Perry 4 years
    Edw Perry 6 years
    Thos Perry
    Hy Cocket
    Thos Chandler
    John Broughton
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    List of Invalids rece'd from HMS Concorde 27th January 1807 at Bombay returned to that ship Point de Galle March 20th 1807.

    John Drake
    Thomas Hasty
    Christopher Ericson
    Thomas Johnson
    Peter Edgecombe
    John Garratt
    George Wockey
    James Horton
    Thomas Reynolds
    Hans Holstein

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    A list of Passengers, Charter Party Passengers and Military on board the Hon'ble Company's ship Earl St Vincent bound to England.

    Colonel Charles Reynolds Surveyor General
    Richard Torin Esqre Senior Merchant
    Mrs Ann Torin

    Major George Williams Company's Service
    George Brown Esqre Senior Merchant
    Mrs Bell Gumm wife of Mr Gumm, Chief Officer
    Lieut Arthur Company's Marine

    Embarked at Bombay Jany 29. 1807. Landed at Lymington Septr 5th 1807.

    Children

    Miss Eliza Torin died 10th June
    Mastr Charles Torin 4 years
    Mastr Benjamin Torin 2 years
    Mastr Charles Rebenech 6 years
    Miss Mary Rebenech 6 years Embkd Bombay Jany 29th 1807
    Marian Dardell 6 years Landed at Gravesend Septr 10. 1807
    Charlotte Dardell 4 years
    Mastr Charles Carsellis 6 years
    George Brown 6 years
    Henry Brown 5 years
    Thomas Young 5 years
    Charles Kenedy 6 years
    Michael Kenedy 5 years

    Servants

    Helena McConville

    Ann Taylor

    Jno Enesfield

    Vincent

    Moosoolinaru[?] Mr Torin's ret'd 20th June
    Lucy

    Mawanjee Byrarnjee

    Manuel de Souza

    Mary Taylor 6 years daughter of Ann Taylor

    Attend'g Miss Rebenech
    Attend'g Miss Dardells
    embk'd at Bombay Jan'y 29. 1807
    landed at Lymington Septr 5th.

    Col Reynolds [embarked at Bombay Jant 29 1807 - landed at Lymington Septr 5th]
    Mr Brown [embarked at Bombay Jant 29 1807 - landed at Lymington Septr 5th]

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    Charter Party Passengers
    Received at Bombay 28th day of January 1807 Landed at Gravesend Septr 10.

    Mr George Grassley late 3rd mate HCS Sir Wm Pultney [Upon researching Farrington's book on HEICS Officers the following is recorded: Robert Grasley, bap Spilsby, Lincs. 20th April 1784, son of Thomas and Mary. 3rd Mate Sir William Poulteney 1804/5; dismissed 16th June 1805. [Note the difference in forename and why was he dismissed?]. He embarked, with a wife, on the Earl St Vincent on 28th January and disembarked at Gravesend on 10th Sept 1807. On Wednesday 25th February 1807, Captain Jones records an incident that gives an insight into the character of George Grassley: "PM Confined George Grassley, Charter Party Passenger, for getting drunk & striking the Master at Arms and disturbing the Peace of the Ship". He was released the following day.]
    Mrs Grassley his wife
    George Incell Discharged soldier
    Mrs Incell his wife
    John Hussy Discharged soldier
    Mrs Hussy his wife
    John Hussy 8 yrs child of John and Mrs Hussy
    Thomas Hussy 2 yrs child of John and Mrs Hussy
    Catherine Hussy 1 yrs child of John and Mrs Hussy

    Invalids H.M.Navy
    embk'd Jany 29. Bromley, landed Gravesend Septr 10

    John Denton
    Thomas Chicken
    Thomas Foxhall
    William Reynolds
    John Murphy
    James Swift

    From St Helena to England
    Rec'd at St Helena 26th June 1807.

    Mr Law Senior Merchant Landed Septr 5 at Lymington
    Mr Rolleston Senior Merchant Landed Septr 5 at Lymington
    Ensign Cocksedge Company's service Landed Septr 6 at Deal
    Mr J J James late 4th Officer Ganges Landed Septr 6 at Deal. [John Jones James, bap Rhyayader, Radnor, son of John & Jane. In her majesty's Ordnance Service 5 years; 6th mate Coutts 1802/3; 4th mate Ganges 104/5; 2nd mate Harriet (3) 1807/8; 1st mate Harriet (3) 1809/10 & 1811/12. ]
    John Quay Servant to Mr Law Landed Septr 5 at Lymington
    Samuel Capon Servant to Mr Rolleston Landed Septr 5 at Lymington

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    Miltary
    A Detachment of her Majesty's 77th Regiment of Foot. Received at Anjengo [India] 3rd March 1807 for Europe .

    1 Colonel B. Whitelocke
    2 Capt A V Brown
    3 Lieut John Heriot
    4 Lieut P Baird, Adjt
    5 Lieut Gordon McNeil
    6 Lieut Robt Place
    7 Serg Major James Potter
    8 Qr Mr Sergt John Powell
    9 Sergt John Alexander
    10 Sergt Frederick Bailey
    11 Sergt Joseph Bird
    12 Sergt Alexander Campbell
    13 Sergt Henry Cater
    14 Sergt William Dodds
    15 Sergt Stephen Emery
    16 Sergt John Traiter
    17 Sergt John Gardner
    18 Sergt William Lambert
    19 Sergt John Morgan
    20 Sergt Elias Phillips
    21 Sergt Thomas Tucker
    22 Sergt Christopher Welch
    23 Corporal William Bearcroft
    24 Corporal James Burns
    25 Corporal Henry Calton
    26 Corporal George D'Arcy
    27 Corporal Thomas Fellows
    28 Corporal Daniel Gilliard
    29 Corporal James Gouldie
    30 Corporal Samuel Herring
    31 Corporal John Hamilton
    32 Corporal Abraham Harrison
    33 Corporal John Jones
    34 Corporal William Keeling
    35 Corporal Patrick Morissy
    36 Corporal Thomas Oliver
    37 Corporal Benjamin Smith
    38 Corporal Martoch Sullivan
    39 Corporal Francis Simpson
    40 Corporal Robert Thompson
    41 Corporal Joseph Welch
    42 Corporal William Wilkins
    43 Drummer John Burton
    44 Drummer Richard Gerrard
    45 Drummer James Havert
    46 Drummer Isaac Hyat
    47 Drummer John Jordan
    48 Drummer Brian McGeary
    49 Drummer John Russell
    50 Drummer Charles Edgar
    51 Drummer John Hargar
    52 Drummer Charles Dunbar
    53 Drummer Walter Burke
    54 Drummer John Miller
    55 Private John Avers Senior
    56 Private John Avers Junior
    57 Private George Avers
    58 Private William Busby
    59 Private Church Boggs died April 17. 1807
    60 Private William Bailey
    61 Private William Catchpole
    62 Private James Collins
    63 Private William Davies

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    Military continued

    64 Private Miles Francy
    65 Private John Huntley
    66 Private John Harper
    67 Private Benjamin Johnson
    68 Private James Murry
    69 Private Alexander Macdonald
    70 Private Patrick Rowland
    71 Private William Nixon
    72 Private Joseph Powers
    73 Private Charles Reid
    74 Private Francis Slater
    75 Private George Wood
    76 Private John White



    77 Diana Bailey
    78 Joannah Powell




    Children
    79 John Avers 2 years
    80 William Bailey 4 years
    81 Jane Campbell 4 years
    82 John Mann 3 years
    83 James Potter 4 years




    Landed at Gravesend Septr 10th 1807

    List of a detachment of the 77th Regt who were Rece'd at Anjengo [India] 3 March 1807 and disembarked at Point de Galle [Ceylon] 25 March 1807.
    1 Corporal John Campbell
    2 Corporal Willm Wright 21 Private Thos Lewis
    3 Private Edwd Bagnell 22 Private Willm Williams
    4 Private John Boyd
    5 Private John Bedford
    6 Private John Crawley
    7 Private James Gallaghan
    8 Private Robert George
    9 Private Joseph Hodges
    10 Private James Lee[?]
    11 Private John Mackay
    12 Private James Murphy
    13 Private Hugh McStay
    14 Private Charles Mansu-[?]
    15 Private Samuel Pethers
    16 Private John Pilly
    17 Private John Ralph
    18 Private Brian Shiarn[?]
    From the Hon'ble Company's late ship Ganges
    Detachment 77th Regiment rec'd from the Ganges 28th May 1807.
    1 Sergt Francis Cripps
    2 Corporal John Thompson
    3 Corporal Nathaniel James
    4 Corporal John Cornish
    5 Corporal John Poole
    6 Corporal William Burrows
    7 Corporal James Quin
    8 Corporal George McCruken
    9 Corporal Matthew Buck
    10 Corporal James Brooks
    11 Corporal John Bond
    12 Corporal John Dalton
    13 Corporal Joseph Hall
    14 Corporal William Joyce
    15 Corporal William Lear
    16 Corporal Robert McCruchen
    17 Corporal Michael O'Reilly
    18 Corporal John Piggot
    19 Corporal Samuel Sly



    Women

    Mary Unwin

    Lucy Dalton



    Child

    John Cripps 4 years






    Landed Gravesend Septr 10 1807

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    I do declare upon honor that the foregoing are true & correct lists of the ships company & passengers to the best of my knowledge & belief.

    Chris Jones [signed]
    Witness C Collingwood

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    [Start of Sea Log]

    Ship Earl St Vincent in Channel

    Tuesday April 1st 1806.
    C&D ---- 155. Moderate breezes fair weather. Commodore signal to make sail. At 5pm The Bill of Portland NbE 7 or 8 leagues. At 8pm Portland Lights NEbE½E. At 11am The Lizard light houses NNE ½E 5 leagues. At Noon The Lizard NEbN. Unbent the sheet Cable & stowed the Anchor. In company with HMS Leopard, the Asia, Lady Burgess, Walthamstow, the Fame, Sovereign & Alexander, Extra ships, Two Victuallers for the Cape & a South Whaler. Water on leaving Portsmouth 23,172 Gallons.

    Wednesday 2nd April 1806.
    C&D S23W 172. Pleasant breeze fine weather & a large swell. At 6pm Signal to gather round the Commodore and observe his motions. At 7am Signal for stern most ships to make more sail. At 10am saw a large Line of Battle ships a Frigate & Brig. At 11am The Commodore sent his Boat on board the line of Battle ships. I take a departure from the Lizard as it bore yesterday at 11am. The Commodore spoke the strange sail. Lat 47.20N Long 6.54W.

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    Earl St Vincent towards Bombay

    Thursday April 3rd 1806.
    C&D S25W 137. Pleasant breezes & fine weather. Pumped Ship. At Noon punished David Cassey with one dozen lashes for striking the Boatswain refusing to come on Deck when ordered. In company with The Fleet. Lat 45.11N Long 8.16W

    Friday 4th April 1806.
    C&D S26W 175 Fresh gales with fine weather, latter a large swell. Pumped the Ship every two hours she having made so much water. At 8 past near 7 Sail of the line and 2 Frigates under Rear Admiral of the Blue. At noon they were out of sight. Lat 42.40N Long 10.5W

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    Earl St Vincent towards Bombay

    Saturday April 5th 1806.
    C&D S27W 145. First & latter parts fresh breezes and cloudy middle variable with lightning , Hail & Rain. Pumped Ship every two hours makes about 3 inches of water per hour. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck & mustered the People at their Quarters. Too much swell to exercise [the guns]. In company with the Fleet. Lat 40.33N Long 11.31W.

    Sunday April 6th 1806.
    C&D S3E 79. First & middle parts moderate & fair latter a fresh Gale & hasey [hazy] with a large swell. I could not perform divine service, blowing so fresh and too large a swell. Pumped Ship every two hours. Signalled ships to leeward to make all sail. In company with the Fleet. Water expended this week 1029 gallons water on board 22143. Lat 39.15N Long 11.26W.

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    Earl St Vincent towards Bombay

    Monday April 7th 1806.
    C&D S50W 13. First & middle parts fresh Gales & chiefly fair. Middle strong winds & cloudy with a large swell at the Westward. Pumped Ship every two hours makes about 3 inches of water per hour. Sovereign long way astern. In company with the Fleet. Lat 38.54N Long 11.37W.

    Tuesday April 8th 1806.
    C&D S26W 77. Fresh breeze decreasing fine weather with large swell from the Westward. Ship continued to make water. Lat 37.29N Long 12.20W.

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    Earl St Vincent towards Bombay

    Wednesday April 9th 1806.
    C&D S2E 58. Chiefly light breezes from the West. At daylight saw a large ship to the SW. The Leopard went in chase of her & at Noon came into the fleet again not having come up with her. Signal Convoy to continue the same course. AM washed the gun deck and exercised the People at the Guns. Lat 36.28N Long 18.17W.

    Thursday April 10th 1806.
    C&D S37W 138. Pleasant breeze WNW with fine weather. At 6pm Commodore made signal that a suspicious vessel was in sight … be on your guard … repeated. In Company with the Fleet. Lat 34.31N Long 13.59W.

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    Earl St Vincent towards Bombay

    Friday April 11th 1806.
    C&D S2W 72. Chiefly very fine weather with light breezes NWbN. At 5pm the Commodore made a signal Blue Flag at the Main which we did not understand. At daylight a Strange Sail to the SW standing to the Southward. The Leopard in chase all the morning. In Company with the Fleet. Lat 33.23N Long 14.31W.

    Saturday April 12th 1806.
    C&D S13W 88. Fresh breezes throughout latterly a very large swell from the West. Pumped Ship every two hours she makes about 2 inches per hour. Lat 31.49N Long 14.54W

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    Earl St Vincent towards Bombay

    Sunday April 13th 1806.
    C&D S45W 124. Strong winds NNW with some squalls in the night, a very large swell from the NW. At 6pm Signal that a suspicious vessel was in sight to the SE. At half past 10am The Commodore made signal he saw the Land bearing WSW. At Noon the Salvages [Savages] SW about 5 leagues. Signal Convoy to close. Could not perform Divine Service on the Quarter Deck there being too large a swell. Pumped Ship every two hours. Water expended this week 1149 Gallons remaining 20994. Lat 30.24N Long 16.39W.

    Monday April 14th 1806.
    C&D S59W 152. Moderate breezes from the NNE & very fine weather. At 7am saw the Island of Palma bearing SW 14 or 15 leagues. Signal make all possible sail. Lat 29.05N Long 18.23W.

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    Earl St Vincent towards Bombay

    Tuesday April 15th 1806.
    C&D S27W 145. Pleasant breezes NbE & fine weather. At 4pm the body of the Island of Palma ESE 10 or 12 leagues. Pumped Ship every two hours makes 2 inches of water per hour. In Company with the Fleet. Lat 26.54N Long 19.38W.

    Wednesday April 16th 1806.
    C&D S29W 153. Pleasant Trade NE & fine weather. Smooth water. In company with the Fleet. Lat 24.53N Long 20.0W.

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    Earl St Vincent towards Bombay

    Thursday April 17th 1806.
    C&D S31W 184. Fresh Trade NEbN, very fine weather. Pumped Ship every 4 hours she makes about 2 inches per hour. AM Hauled up the Cables [from the hold] & took the services off them. Also the sails made them up better & put them down again. In company with the Fleet. Lat 28.18N Long 22.44W.

    Friday April 18th 1806.
    C&D S20W 184. Fresh Trade ENE hazy weather. At 1pm The Commodore made signal for Longitude. Pumped Ship every 4 hours. AM Shifted our sails with the old ones. In company with the Fleet. Lat 19.30N Long 23.51W.

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    Earl St Vincent towards Bombay

    Saturday April 19th 1806.
    C&D S9W 167. Pleasant Trade East fair hazy weather. AM scraped & cleaned the Gun Deck too much swell to exercise the Guns. In Company with the Fleet. Lat 16.48N Long 24.19W.

    Sunday April 20th 1806.
    C&D ---- 77. Pleasant Trade NE hazy weather. At 4pm The Commodore made signal for the Fleet to stand although he did otherwise, he immediately hauled away to the SE. A half past 4 Signal to bring to. At 5 Signal he saw Land which must be the Island of Salt [Cape Verde Islands], at 6 the Signal to steer South. At 2am several Guns were fired to the E sending danger. Commodore made Signal to bring to, on the Larboard Tack & he kept turning to Windward till daylight when we discovered high breakers bearing EbN about 9 miles and a Ship on shore with only one Mast standing which Proved to be The Lady Burgess who struck about 2am. Sounding as per Log & found Strong Current to the S. Turned to windward all the morning. At Noon the Breakers East about 9 miles. Could not perform divine service this AM consequence of the unfortunate event mentioned in the Log. [several Soundings 40 to 45 fms coral] Water expended this week 1190 gallons remaining 19504. Lat 15.46 (obs) Long 23.29 (obs).

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    Monday 21st April 1806.
    C&D ---- 39. Fresh NE breeze chiefly hazy weather. At 3pm Spoke the Lord Melville who informed me before their boat left the Lady Burgess she had gone to pieces, her night heads were just above water & that they had saved Captain Swinton & some of the Crew. Bent lower Cable & un-stowed the Anchor. [Many soundings around 80fms taken]. At noon The Peak on the Island of May EbN½N. The Eastern extremity of St Jago about 2 leagues. NB. I make The Shoal. The Burgess was lost in Lat 15.45N and working home to Port Praya Bay to be in Long 23.15W. Lat 15.8N (obs) Long 23.45W (obs)

    Monday continued.
    At half past 1pm made sail per Signal & stood into the Bay & at 3 anchored in Port Praya Bay with the best bower in 8fms water. The Flag bearing NW½W. Distance off the landing Place about 1 mile. The Easternmost Point of the Bay EbS¾S. The Westernmost WbS¾S. At 4pm The Commodore made Signal for all Commanders. Went on board. Found riding here a Danish Ship, American Ship & a Portuguese Brig. NB The above Log made at midnight.

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    Earl St Vincent Port Praya Bay [Cape Verde Island]

    Tuesday 22nd April 1806.
    Moderate breezes from the NE & fine weather. Sent the Boat on shore for water. AM The Captains of H. C. Ships held a Consultation. The Distribution of the unfortunate sufferers who were saved from the Lady Burgess & it was unanimously agreed they should be equally distributed on board the Ships of the Fleet as possible. Received on board two soldiers that were saved from the Lady Burgess. Employed about sundry jobs. Received on board some water.

    Wednesday 23rd April 1806.
    Chiefly fresh breezes from the NE fair weather. Employed watering & sundry other jobs. AM The crew of the Lady Burgess came on board & were distributed on board the different Ships in the Fleet.

    Thursday 24th.
    Fresh breezes from the NE. Employed at sundry jobs. PM The Commodore made Signal to prepare to sail.

    Friday 25th.
    Fresh breezes from the NE fine weather. At 3am the Commodore made signal for every person ro repair on board. At 8am Weighed and stood out & hove to till all the ships were out of Port. At noon made sail. The Fort bearing NNW 3 or 4 leagues. This Log contains 12 hours & ends at Noon.

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    Saturday 26th April 1806.
    C&D S4E 167. Pleasant NE breeze & fine weather. PM unbent the Cable and stowed the Anchors. AM washed the Gun Deck & exercised the People at the Great Guns & small Arms. I take a departure from St Jago at Noon yesterday when it bore NNW about 5 leagues. Lat 14.53N Long 23.37W at Greenwich. In company with HMS Leopard, the H. C. Ships Asia, Walthamstow, Lord Nelson, Lord Melville, Sovereign, Alexander & Fame, two King’s Victuallers & a South Whaler. Signal to close & make more sail. Water in Store as leaving St Jago 20770 Gallons. Lat 12.35N Long 22.2W.

    Sunday 27th April 1806.
    C&D S33E 116. First & middle parts moderate NE breeze latter light airs & hazy. The Ship makes two inches water an hour. Pumped her out every four hours. The winds being variable could not perform divine service on the Quarter Deck. Water expended in 2 days 323 Gallons Remains 20385. Lat 10.49N Long 20.58W.

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    Monday 28th April 1806.
    C&D S34E 86. Light breezes ENE & fine weather. At 4pm the Commodore made Signal There would be an opportunity of sending letters to Post. At daylight he made the above signal & mine to go on board of him, when I received orders to take charge of the Fleet & proceed….. At 7am he made signal the convoy had leave to part company & to put themselves under my orders as Senior Officer. At 8am Gave him 3 cheers - & made sail. Commodore out of sight. Lat 9.16N Long 0.9W

    Tuesday 29th April 1806.
    C&D S34E 97. Light breezes NNE very hot weather. At Sunset the Whaler hull down to Westward. At daylight the Whaler out of sight. Gunner exercising the People at the Great Guns. Master at Arms exercising some of the men in small Arms. Pumped Ship. In Company with the Asia, Lord Melville, Lord Nelson, Walthamstow, Fame, Alexander & Sovereign. 2 King’s Victuallers. Lat 7.37N Long 19.14W.

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    Wednesday 30th April 1806.
    C&D S34E 34. Light airs variable NEbN Fair. At daylight made the signal for Ships astern to make more sail. Hove to for ships astern. The fleet in Company. Lat 6.50N Long 18.35W

    Thursday 1st May 1806.
    C&D S34E 33. Light breezes NbE sultry weather & some rain. At 9am made signal for an Officer from each ship and delivered them my sailing instructions. AM cleaned the Gun Deck & set up the main topmast rigging. At Noon repeated Signal with a Gun for a boat with Officer from the Lord Melville. Hove to to pick up the Ship’s boats. At 11am made Signal strange sail bearing ESE. Lat 6.18N Long 18.36W.

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    Friday 2nd May 1806.
    C&D S15W 28. Light airs variable with some rain at times. Sultry weather. Pumped Ship. At half past 1pm made signal with Compass SSE should the wind come fair. AM Exercised the People at the Guns and small Arms. Fleet in Company. Lat 5.60N Long 18.43W.

    Saturday 3rd May 1806.
    C&D S22W 38. Light airs variable with frequent rain & some thunder & lightning. Hove to for the Lord Melville & a Transport being a long way astern. Fleet in Company. Lat 3.27N Long 18.57W.

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    Sunday 4th May 1806.
    C&D S26W 12. Light airs with Calms with much rain. At 5pm made signal 49 & SSE the course. At 10am made signal for the leadmost ships to shorten sail with Lord Melville’s Pendant. Very hard rain all this forenoon could not perform divine service on the Quarter Deck. Water expended this week 1222 Gallons remains 19231. Lat 5.35 (obs) Long 19.2W.

    Monday 5th May 1806.
    C&D S9W 18. Light airs & Calms with sultry weather. At 1am made signal for Longitude for Chronometer. Lord Melville 18.18W, Sovereign 18.22W & Alexander 18.26W. Made signal to steer South should the wind come fair. Make all possible sail. Gunner exercising the people at the Great Guns. Master at Arms at the small arms. Lat 5.18N Long 19.5W.

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    Tuesday 6th May 1806.
    C&D S42E 35. Light airs variable North with rain & sultry weather. Pumped Ship. Sternmost Ships NW 3 or 4 miles. Lord Melville long way astern. Fleet in Company. Lat 4.54N Long 18.42W.

    Wednesday 7th May 1806.
    C&D S56E 76. Moderate breezes SbW throughout & pleasant weather. Bore up the ships to Leeward. AM The Gunner exercised the People at The Great Guns, Master at arms at the small arms. All the Fleet in Company. Lat 4.6N Long 17.39W.

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    Thursday 8th May 1806.
    C&D S63E 45. Light breezes SW & fine weather. Pumped Ship. [Longitude check by chronometer from 6 ships in the convoy Mean 15.53 West]. Sternmost ships NW 1½ miles. All the fleet in Company. Longitude observation at 9am 15.4 West. Lat 3.51N Long 16.59W.

    Friday 9th May 1806.
    C&D S65E 32. Light airs with much rain in the night. At half past 3am made signal with the Lord Melville’s Pendant which not being answered after an hour and a half, Fired a Gun. Several ships a long way astern at daylight have gone under easy sail all the morning. Lat 3.42N Long 16.30W.

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    Saturday 10th May 1806.
    C&D S71E 18. Light airs and calms, sultry hot weather. Calms at W to NW. AM Washed the Gun Deck. The weather being squally did not exercise the Ship’s Company but mustered them at Quarters. Pumped Ship. All the Fleet in Company. Lat 3.36N Long 16.13W.

    Sunday 11th May 1806.
    C&D ---- 54. Variable winds & unsettled weather. with rain. Compass Signal SbW. At 6am made signal with Lord Melville’s Pendant. Pumped Ship. At Noon mustered the Ship’s Company. The wind too variable & cloudy to perform divine service on the Quarter Deck. The two Transports detain us, went under easy sail the whole of the night. Water expended this week 1120 Gallons remaining 18181. Lat 2.45N Long 16.31W.

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    Monday 12th May 1806.
    C&D S45W 87. Moderate breezes ESE with fine weather. At 2pm made signal for Longitude observation. [5 ships] Mean 13.62 West. At daylight found the 2 Transports were not in sight. Asia, Lord Melville, Walthamstow, Lord Nelson, Fame, Alexander & Sovereign in Company. Lat 1.35N Long 17.32W.

    Tuesday 13th May 1806.
    C&D S41W 101. Pheasant Trade & fine weather. Tradesmen variously employed in necessary jobs. Longitude by the mean of 5 sights at 9am 16.19W at Greenwich. Lord Melville a long way to leeward. By the Chronometer I find we have been set much further to the westward than by the Observation. Lat 00.20N Long 18.38W.

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    Wednesday 14th May 1806.
    C&D S34W 135. A pleasant Trade & fine weather. Pumped Ship. People employed working up Junk. At half past 6am made signal 89 with Lord Melville’s Pendant. Sternmost ships NE 3 miles. Pumped Ship. All the fleet in Company. Lat 1.32S Long 19.53W

    Thursday 15th May 1806.
    C&D S28W 116. Moderate Trade pleasant weather. At 9pm Confined John Langford [not in crew?] & Francis Caversa [Caprina? see crew] Seamen in irons. For spilling the Rum cask on the Quarter Deck & stealing the liquor. At 9am Punished the Prisoners John Langford with 18 Lashes & Francis Caversa with 12 lashes for the above offence then released them from confinement, Lat 2.57S Long 20.48W.

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    Friday 16th May 1806.
    C&D S17W 93. Light Trade SE & fine weather. Pumped Ship. Tradesmen usefully employed. People working up Junk. All the fleet in Company. Lat 4.18S Long 21.15W,

    Saturday 17th May 1806.
    C&D S16W 82. Moderate SE breezes very fine weather. At 2pm made the signal for Longitude by Chronometer – [7 ships] mean 19.45 West. AM washed the Gun Deck and exercised the People at the Guns & small arms. Fired some Guns off to try if they are wet & loaded them again. Lat 5.43S Long 21.38W.

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    Sunday 18th May 1806.
    C&D S22W 100. Moderate breezes SEbE & fine weather. Pumped Ship. Finding the rate of going of my chronometer has altered lately and instead of losing 10 seconds a day it only loses two, I this day corrected my Longitude accordingly [accurate Longitude is vital for safe navigation] All the fleet in Company the Lord Melville a long way astern. At Noon mustered the Ship’s company but did not perform divine service being obliged to carry our Royals & every sail to keep ahead of the fleet. Pumped Ship. Water expended this week 1104 gallons remaining 17190. Lat 7.20S Long 22.16W.

    Monday 19th May1806.
    C&D S24W 120. Moderate Trade SSE chiefly fine weather. At 6 the Lord Melville courses down. Signal 112 with her Pendant which was not answered until 40 minutes past 8. Immediately after hoisted signal 24 with her Pendant and have been bearing down to the Lord Melville from daylight till 10am. Hauled to the wind. Showers of rain. Lat 9.8S Long 23.6W.

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    Tuesday 20th May 1806.
    C&D S37W 129. Moderate breezes EbS fine weather. People employed working up Junk. Gunner painting the lower masts. All the fleet in Company.Lat 11.13S Long 24.5W.

    Wednesday 21st May 1806.
    C&D S40W 138. Pleasant Trade SEbS fine weather. At 2pm the Walthamstow made signal she wished to Part company. Answered it was too soon yet cannot give leave. Pumped Ship. Employed trimming the Ship. All the fleet in Company. Lat 13.1S Long 25.36W.

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    Thursday 22nd May 1806.
    C&D S22W 134. Pleasant trade SE with some showers of rain. At 6am the Lord Melville courses down on the weather quarter made signal 134 with her Pendant & kept it up from half past 6am till 10 without being answered. Pumped Ship. Shortened sail for the Lord Melville. All the fleet well up except the Lord Melville. Lat 15.16S Long 28.30W.

    Friday 23rd May 1806.
    C&D S11W 103. Variable EbS with frequent showers of rain. At 6am the Lord Melville hull down to the NNW we have been under easy sail for her these last 24 hours. Employed working up Junk. AM Confined in irons George Jenkins & Thomas Clarke, seamen, on suspicion of having stolen a cask of spirits. Lat 16.59S Long 26.51W.

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    Saturday 24th May 1806.
    C&D S20E 71. Moderate breezes EbS fine weather. At 6am made signal 93 with Lord Melville’s Pendant. Pumped Ship. At half past 9am made signal an opportunity would offer to send letters into Port. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised the People at the Great Guns and small Arms. All the fleet in Company. Lat 17.52S Long 26.25W

    Sunday 25th May 1806.
    C&D S29E 45. Throughout light breezes North fair weather. At 1pm made the Fame & Sovereign signal for Longitude by Lunar. Pumped Ship. At 5pm made signal 41 with compass signal SEbS. At 6pm Hove to for the purpose of giving Permission to the Walthamstow and Lord Nelson to part company. Could not perform divine service this morning in consequence of having communication with the fleet. Water expended this week 1173 Gallons remains 16007. Lat 18.33S Long 26.1W

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    Monday 26th May 1806.
    C&D S60W 66. Variable winds & frequent showers & cloudy weather. At 1pm made signal 65 with Lord Melville’s Pendant. At 2pm made the signal to the Walthamstow & Nelson that they had permission to part company. They hoisted their colours & stood Eastward. Pumped Ship. At 5pm made signal 49 with compass signal SSE. Lat 18.59S Long 27.2W

    Tuesday 27th May 1806.
    C&D S53W 88. Fresh breezes SSE chiefly fair weather. At 7pm released out of irons George Jenkins & Thomas Clarke not being able to get sufficient evidence of the charge against them. Pumped Ship. Turned Thomas Macdonald before the Mast for drunkenness and neglect of his duty. All the fleet in Company. Lat 20.8S Long 27.58W.

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    Wednesday 28th May 1806.
    C&D S29W 92. Moderate breezes with fine weather. At 2pm made signal for Longitude for Lunar answered Asia, Lord Melville, Sovereign & Alexander – mean 25.33 West. Pumped Ship. People employed working up Junk. All the fleet in Company & well up. Lat 21.50S long 28.46W.

    Thursday 29th May 1806.
    C&D S25W 45. Light airs and Calms in the latter parts fine weather throughout. Gammoned the Bowsprit afresh and set up the fore rigging. At 6am the Asia made signal 264 answered in the affirmative. Lat 22.11S Long 28.51W

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    Friday 30th May 1806.
    C&D ---- 27. Light airs North fine weather. At 5pm made signal 41 with Compass signal SSE. Pumped Ship. AM set up Main & mizzen rigging. All in the fleet in Company. AM Captains Wardlow & Lennox on Board. Lat ---- Long ----.

    Saturday 31st May 1806.
    C&D S5W 17. Light airs & Calms. At 5pm made signal 41 with compass signal SSE. AM put in irons William Myers seaman stealing Water from the 3rd Mates berth. Gunner painting the Quarter Deck. All the fleet in Company. Lat 22.30S Long 29.16W

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    Sunday 1st June 1806.
    C&D S21W 58. Light airs and variable SE towards noon. Shortened sail for the Melville. At 5pm made signal 41 with Compass signal SSE. At noon mustered the Ship’s Company but did not perform divine service on the Quarter Deck the wind being light & variable. Expenditure of Water this week 1268 Gallons remains 14769. Lat 23.18S Long 29.38W

    Monday 2nd June 1806.
    C&D S18E 9. Very light airs SEbE with fine weather. At 5pm made signal 41 with compass SSE the course. Pumped Ship. AM Punished William Myers seaman with one dozen lashes for theft. All the fleet in Company. Lat 23.23S Long 29.35W.

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    Tuesday 3rd June 1806.
    C&D S42E 100. Moderate breezes NW chiefly fine weather, some squalls in the latter part. At 8am Pumped Ship & again at noon At 5pm made signal 41 with compass signal SSE. Employed working up Junk. All the fleet in Company. Lat 24.41S Long 2822W.

    Wednesday 4th June 1806.
    C&D S85E 72. Light breezes SbE very fine weather. At 1pm made signal for Longitude for chronometer. Asia 26.31W, Alexander 26.50W, Sovereign 26.54W and Fame 26.24W.At 10am Confined in irons Henry Carter for stealing his mess mates Water. Lat 24.39S Long 27.3W.

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    Thursday 5th June 1806.
    C&D S3W 85. Light breezes SbW chiefly fair weather, At 5pm made signal 41 with compass signal SSE. At 10am the Sovereign made signal 269 answered in the affirmative. At noon released Henry Carter seaman the charge not being fully Proved against him. Pumped Ship every 4 hours. All the fleet in Company. Lat 25.51S Long 27.58W.

    Friday 6th June 1806.
    C&D S19W 47. Light breezes SEbS fair weather. At 6am made signal 110. At 10 made the Telegraphic signals for the fleet to hoist the Affirmative Flag instead of the Pendant in answer to my signals in future. Hove to for Ships astern to come up. Pumped Ship every 4 hours. Lat 26.32S Long 28.15W.

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    Saturday 7th June 1806.
    C&D S25E 109. Pleasant breeze EbS & fine weather, At 1pm made signal for Longitude. The mean 26.47 West. Shortened sail for the Lord Melville. At 9am made signal to form order of sailing. The Lord Melville detains the fleet very much by not paying a proper attention to trimming her sails. Longitude by the 5 sights at 9am 26.4 West of Greenwich. Lat 28.10S Long 27.23W.

    Sunday 8th June 1806.
    C&D S28E 85. Light breezes NE Fair weather. At 1pm made signal for Longitude to Fame 26.19, Sovereign 26.40 & Alexander 26.27. Pumped Ship every 4 hours. At Noon made signal to steer SEbS. The weather having the appearance of a shift to Windward did not perform divine service on the Quarter Deck. Water expended this week 1196 remains 13609. Lat 29.20S Long 26.37.

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    Monday 9th June 1806.
    C&D S70E 26. Light airs variable SWbS & Calms, fine weather. AM Confined in irons Henry Carter and William Myers on suspicion of having stolen the Distilled water. Pumped Ship every 4 hours. All the fleet in Company. Lat 29.30S Long 26.9W.

    Tuesday 10th June 1806.
    C&D S27E 22. Light airs variable & calm chiefly fine weather. Pumped Ship. 9am made signal 92. Longitude by means of 3 sights 24.42 West of Greenwich. All the fleet in Company. Lat 29.48S Long 25.57W.

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    Wednesday 11th June 1806.
    C&D S25E 60. Light airs NE & fine weather with a large swell from the SW. At 5pm made signal 41 with Compass signal steer SSE. Filled some salt water to trim Ship. AM released Henry Carter William Myers out of irons. Lat 30.48S 25,27W.

    Thursday 12th June 1806.
    C&D S38E 7. Calms with a light air in the middle part with fine weather. At 5pm made signal 41 with Compass signal SEbS. At 7am made signal 92 and Lord Melville’s Pendant she being a very long way astern. Lat 30.46S Long 25.22W.

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    Friday 13th June 1806.
    C&D S79E 35. First and middle parts light airs latter strong winds West variable & some hard squalls. At 5pm made signal 41 and compass signal steer SEbS. Pumped Ship. Strong winds got down the the top gallant yards. All the fleet in Company. Lat 31.1S Long 24.42W.

    Saturday 14th June 1806.
    C&D S68W 60. First part strong winds variable flying all round. The middle and latter more more moderate & cloudy. At daylight the Sovereign WbN bow down to join her, a very bad wind, we have been obliged to bear down to her several times these 24 hours. Pumped Ship frequently. AM cleaned the Gun Deck too much swell to Exercise [the guns]. Lat 31.23S Long 25.47W.

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    Sunday 15th June 1806.
    C&D S16W 46. Light breezes SEbS cloudy weather. At 5pm made signal 41 and SE the course. At 2pm made signal for Longitude by Chronometer. Asia 24.19W, Lord Melville 24.39W, Fame 24.31W, Alexander 24.39W, Sovereign 24.38W. At Noon made signal No 92. Water expended this week 1626 gallons remains 12483. Lat 32.17S Long 26.2W.

    Monday 16th June 1806.
    C&D S62E 110. Moderate breezes SW cloudy weather a large swell at the SW. At 5pm Made signal 41 and compass signal SE. Pumped Ship. Under an easy sail most of the 24 hours for the Lord Melville. Squally rain. All the fleet in Company. Lat 33.7S Long 24.6W.

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    Tuesday 17th June 1806.
    C&D N84E 47.Chiefly light airs SbE and very fine weather. Pumped Ship. At 5pm made signal 41 and to steer SE. Employed working up Junk. Lat 32.58S Long 29.29W.

    Wednesday 18th June 1806.
    C&D S50E 21. Light airs variable & Calms with cloudy weather. At daylight Asia & Melville a long way to the NW. All the fleet in Company. Pumped Ship. Lat 33.11S Long 22.51W.

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    Thursday 19th June 1806.
    C&D S41E 91. Chiefly a fine breeze ENE & fair weather. At 5pm made signal 41 with compass signal SE. Signal to close, At 4am the Sovereign made a signal to speak & Wore after, she informed one her Bowsprit was sprung, sent our Carpenter on board to examine it. At noon made signal to heave to & for the Fleet to send Carpenters with tools on board the Sovereign. Washed the Gun Deck & exercised the Great Guns and small arms. Lat 34.14S Long 21.34W

    Friday 20th June 1806.
    C&D S65E 110. Moderate breezes NE very fine weather. Pumped Ship. We have been under easy sail these 24 hours for the Sovereign who is putting a Fish on her Bowsprit. Lat 34.52S Long 19.34W

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    Saturday 21st June 1806.
    C&D S77E 146. Pleasant breezes NE fine weather. Pumped Ship. At 4am the Sovereign made signal her damage war repaired. At 5 made signal 41 with Compass signal ESE, at half past signal to heave to and send on board for Carpenters of the Fleet. All the fleet in Company. Lat 35.29S Long 16.40W.

    Sunday 22nd June 1806.
    C&D S116E 174, Fresh breezes North and cloudy weather, At 5 made signal 41 and Compass signal ESE. Pumped Ship. At 1pm made signal for Longitude for Chronometer. Sovereign made signal of Latitude by very good observation 36.14 West. Water expended this week 1084 gallons remains11299. Too much wind to perform divine service. Lat 36.7S Long 13.8W.

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    Monday 23rd June 1806.
    C&D S86E 132. First part a fresh gale NNW middle & latter more moderate & cloudy weather. At 10am made signal 93 with the Melville’s Pendant. Pumped Ship. Up main top gallant yards. All the fleet in Company. Up the fore top gallant yards. Lat 36.8S Long 10.25W

    Tuesday 24th June 1806.
    C&D S87E 158. First & middle parts moderate breezes & fine weather latter light airs. At 5pm made signal with compass signal EbS. Employed filling salt water to trim Ship. Pumped Ship every 4 hours. Lat 35.58S Long 7.24W.

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    Wednesday 25th June 1806.
    C&D S83E 124. First part light airs middle & latter fresh breezes chiefly fair weather. All the fleet in Company & well up. Longitude by the mean of several observations taken at 2pm 5.32 West. Lat 26.0S Long 4.49W.

    Thursday 26th June 1806.
    C&D S05E 101. Fresh breezes NNW cloudy weather. At 5pm made signal with Compass signal ESE. Pumped Ship. At 1pm made signal for Longitude by Lunars. At 8am made signal 94 with Melville’s Pendant. At noon signal to steer SEbE. Lat 36.16S Long 0.54W.

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    Friday 27th June 1806.
    C&D S74E 189. Fresh gales NNW chiefly fair weather towards noon squally. Pumped Ship. At 4pm made signal 41 with Compass signal SEbE. At 9am made the Lord Melville’s signal for the number of days water which is now on board at full allowance who answered five weeks. Shortened sail for the Fame. Pumped Ship All the fleet in convoy. Lat 36.53S Long 2.57E.

    Saturday 28th June 1806.
    C&D S75E 78.First part fresh gales WNW middle & latter light airs & Calms. At 9am made the signal for all Commanders and held a consultation on the state of the Lord Melville she having only 5 weeks water. We are of the opinion that by a reduction that Captain Lennox can make in the present allowance of water to the Ship’s Company & a quantity of water that can be supplied by the Asia & Alexander she will then have ten weeks water, which we think quite sufficient to last her to her port of Destination. [next in the margin] At 4pm hove to & made the Asia & Alexander signals for the number of days water they now have on board, at full allowance. The Asia answered 84 days & the Alexander 72. Lat 37.15S Long 4.25E

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    Sunday 29th June 1806.
    C&D S75E 32. Light airs and Calms chiefly fine weather. Pumped ship [3 times] At 9am made the Asia, Alexander & Sovereign signals to send water on board the Lord Melville. Being obliged to heave to and frequently to make signals while the boats were taking water to the Lord Melville could not perform divine service on the Quarter Deck. Lat 37.23S Long 5.46E

    Monday 30th June 1806.
    C&D S70E 47. Light breezes in the first & middle parts with fine weather latter calm with a thick fog. Pumped Ship. At 5pm made signal 41 with compass signal SEbE. At 1pm made the signal for Longitude by Lunar & Chronometer. Mean by Lunar 7.30 East Chronometer 7.34E. Lat 37.34S Long 5.59E.

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    Tuesday 1st July 1806.
    C&D S55E 57. Light breezes EbN, very foggy weather throughout. At 3pm Thomas Middleton fell from, the main stay on to the deck, fractured his thigh & otherwise much bruised. Foggy & could not see the ships. Pumped Ship. All the fleet in Company. Lat 38.12S Long 6.59E.

    Wednesday 2nd July 1806.
    C&D S67E 65. Light airs NE and Calms with cloudy weather. At 5pm made signal 41 with compass signal SE. Under very easy sail for the Lord Melville she being a long way astern. At 1pm made signal for Longitude by chronometer. Answered Asia 10.29E & Alexander 10.39E. AM cleaned the Gun Deck and exercised the People at the Guns & small arms. Lat 38.38S Long 8.15E.

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    Thursday 3rd July 1806.
    180C&D S85E 88. First part light airs West middle & latter fresh gales cloudy weather with some squalls. At 2pm saw a strange sail bearing WbS standing to the Northward. At 5pm the strange sail bearing NWbW Pumped Ship every 4 hours. All the fleet in Company. Lat 38.30S Long 10.1E.

    Friday 4th July 1806.
    C&D S81E 77. Chiefly light breezes South very fine weather. At 5pm made signal 41witth compass signal SE. Pumped Ship [twice]. All the fleet in Company. Lat 38.34S long 11.43E.

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    Saturday 5th July 1806.
    C&D S64E 161. Chiefly fresh gales WbN cloudy weather with some showers a large swell at SW. Strong riplings. At 1pm made signal for Longitude by Chronometer. Answered Asia 16.0E, Lord Melville 15.48E, Fame 15.35E, Sovereign 15.57E & Alexander 16.15E. At 5pm made signal 41 with compass signal SE. At noon made signal for Latitude. The mean of the fleet 39.4S. Lat 39.23S Long 14.50E.

    Sunday 6th July 1806.
    C&D N73E 165. First & middle parts fresh breezes NW with cloudy weather, latter a strong gale with a very large swell. The Ship labouring very much. At 5pm made signal 41 with compass signal SE. Have been obliged to keep the Pump going frequently these 24 hours. Strong winds & squalls, cloudy. Lat 39.50S Long 18.13E.

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    Monday 7th July 1806.
    C&D N83E 100. First part moderate winds WNW middle light airs & fair weather, latter fresh breeze the swell much decreased. Shortened sail for the Fame. At 1pm made signal for Latitude, The Mean of the fleet 39.35. Pumped water every 4 hours. At Noon Longitude by Chronometer by the Mean of the fleet 24.38E. All the fleet in Company. Lat 39.20S Long 20.21E.

    Tuesday 8th July 1806.
    C&D N74E 119. Moderate breezes chiefly and cloudy weather. At 1pm made signal for Longitude the mean of the fleet 24.38E. At 9am the Asia made signal to speak the Commanding Office and soon after made Telegraph that the Madras & Bengal ships wished to part. Answered by the Earl St Vincent cannot give permission. Filled some salt water to trim the Ship. Lat 38.22S Long 22.27E.

    [Earl St Vincent was heading for Bombay. Alexander, Asia , Fame, Lord Melville and Sovereign were heading for Madras. The Fame was later captured by the French. Of the original fleet, The Lady Burgess had sunk and the Lord Nelson and Walthamstow had already separated themselves from the fleet.]

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    Wednesday 9th July 1806.
    C&D N11E 84. Variable winds & cloudy weather. Squally. At 5pm made Longitude by Chronometer & mean of the fleet 27.24E. Sternmost ships WNW 3 miles. At 5pm made signal 49 with Compass signal ESE. Pumped Ship every 4 hours. All the fleet in Company. Latitude mean of the fleet 38.34S. Lat 35.48S Long 24.0E.

    Thursday 10th July 1806.
    C&D N59E 150. First part moderate breezes & hazy middle fresh gales latter strong winds with thick weather. Asia, Lord Melville & Alexander hoisted their Colours & bore up to the Southward. The Sovereign did not hoist her Colours or follow the other Ships. Pumped Ship [several times] All the fleet in Company. Lat 37.18S Long 26.43E.

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    Friday 11th July 1806.
    C&D N11E 74. Chiefly strong winds SbE with thick squally weather. Pumped every two hours. Bore down to join the Lord Melville. All the fleet in Company. Lat 36.5S Long 27.1E.

    Saturday 12th July 1806.
    C&D S24E 39, Strong gales throughout with thick weather & large swell. At 2pm signal course EbS also a signal for all ships of the fleet to show a light every two hours during the night. Pumped every hour she makes 6 inches of water per hour. All the fleet in Company. Lat 36.40S Long 27.20E

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    Sunday 13th July 1806.
    C&D N74E 74. First & middle parts strong winds NE with a heavy swell & much lightning in the middle part latter a fresh gale. Bore down to the Sovereign. At 3pm made signal 49 with Compass signal EbN also made signal 69. Obliged to keep the Pump going. All the fleet in Company. Under easy sail for Sovereign & Lord Melville. Could not perform divine service on the Quarter Deck being too much Sea. Lat 36.29S Long 28.48E

    Monday 14th July 1806.
    C&D N38E 129. First part a fresh breeze middle & latter moderate & fair weather. Up top gallant Masts. Pumped Ship [several times] At 1pm At 1pm made signal for Longitude per Chronometer. Asia 25.00E, Fame 35.23E. Sovereign 34.5E & Alexander 34.40EAM Washed & cleaned the Gun Deck. All the fleet in Company. Lat 34.62S Long 30.25E.

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    Tuesday 15th July 1806.
    C&D N59E 89. Moderate breezes NNW fine weather. At 2pm made signal for Longitude per Chronometer. AM found some of the Bread damaged in the Bread Room & that the ship leaked under the Counter. All the fleet in Company. Lat 34.4S Long 32.37E.

    Wednesday 16th July 1806.
    C&D N84E 105. Moderate breezes NE chiefly fair weather & smooth water. Bore down on the Fame. At 5pm made signal 49 with Compass signal NE. Pumped Ship every four hours. All the fleet in Company. Lat 33.47S Long 33.2E.

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    Thursday 17th July 1806.
    C&D N19E 68. First and latter parts moderate breezes & fair the middle Thunder & lightning & rain. At 1pm made signal for Longitude per Chronometer. Asia 40.52E, Lord Melville 39.38E, Fame 40.21E & Sovereign 39.32E. At 5pm made signal 41 with Compass signal NNE. All the fleet in Company. Lat 32.25S Long 38.28E.

    Friday 18th July 1806.
    C&D N19E 111. Light breezes NW fine weather & smooth water. At 1pm made signal for Longitude per Chronometer. Asia 41.30E, Fame 40.45E, Sovereign 39.32E & Alexander 40.12E. Pumped Ship every 4 hours. At 5pm made signal 41 with Compass signal NNE Lat 30.54S Long 34.10E.

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    Saturday 19th July 1806.
    C&D N10E 86. Light breezes NW very fine weather. At 1pm made signal for Longitude per Chronometer. [All fleet sighting] AM washed the Gun Deck and exercised the Great Gun & small arms. Pumped Ship every 4 hours. Lat 29.31S Long 34.20E

    Sunday 20th July 1806.
    C&D N73W 14. Light airs Westerly with a large swell from the Westward. At 4pm made the signal for Longitude per Lunar. Asia 40.52E, Fame 40.53E & Sovereign 40.19E. Mustered the Ships Company too large a swell to perform divine service on the Quarter Deck. Pumped Ship [several times]. Water expended this week 1028 Gallons remains 7184. Lat 29.22S Long 34.23E.

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    Monday 21st July 1806.
    C&D N19E 38. Light airs NbE bore down to the Fame. [Several Longitude sights] At daylight the Melville a long way astern, made signal 92 with her pendant. Kept it flying for an hour but she never answered it, although the Asia was near her and repeated the signal. At half past 9am made the signal 92 again with the Lord Melville’s Pendant & fired a Gun which was not noticed for an hour & a half. The Asia also repeated this signal. Longitude by Chronometer & Lunar at 2pm the Mean of 7 sights 41.46E. Lat 28.39S Long 34.27E.

    Tuesday 22nd July 1806.
    C&D N28E 79. Moderate breezes NWbW. & fine weather. At 1pm saw a sail to the East and at half past 4 spoke her, she proved to be the American ship Ulysses of Salim John Robert Dallinge Master from Bengal which places she left the 30th May informed us a general peace was concluded with the Country Powers in India. At 5pm the Lord Melville bearing EbS courses down to the Leeward, bore away from 6pm all 10 to join her & then hauled up again but saw nothing, at daylight she was to the SE. Lat 27.39S Long 35.9E.

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    Wednesday 23rd July 1806.
    C&D pleasant breezes WbN fine weather. At 1p Made signal for Longitude by Lunar & Chronometer. [several sights] Sounded ground at 50fms. Pumped Ship every 4 hours. Made signal 41 & NE the course. All the fleet in Company. Lat 25.17S Long 35.4E.

    Thursday 24th July 1806.
    C&D N22E 92. Light breezes in the first & middle parts latter light airs & variable throughout. Fine weather. At 1pm made signal for Longitude by Lunar & Chronometer. Mean of sights 41.45 E. AM Captain Lennox [of the Lord Melville] came on board. Made course signal ENE. Lat 23.36S Long 35.43E.

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    Friday 25th July 1806.
    C&D N49E 86. First part Calm middle & latter pleasant breezes. Longitude by the mean of the fleet. Lunar 42.7 Chronometer 42.8.at 6am made the Sovereign signal to go ahead & look out for land. 11am she made signal she saw the land bearing SE & at noon we saw it from the main top bearing SE like small low Islands the sea breaking very high on it. Bore up & stood NbW. Longitude in the Mean of the Fleet at Noon Lunar 43.19E, Chronometer 43.29E. I correct all my dead reckonings this day. Lat 22.27S Long 43.19E

    Saturday 26th July 1806.
    C&D N23W 130. Pleasant breezes very fine weather. Longitude 9pm 42.53E. Pumped Ship every 4 hours. AM washed the Gun Deck & exercised the People at the great Gun & small arms. All the fleet in Company. Lat 20.5S Long 42.24E

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    Sunday 27th July 1806.
    C&D N9E 128. Pleasant breezes SSW fine weather. At 1pm Made signal for Longitude Lord Melville, Fame, Sovereign & Alexander answered. Soundings 40 fms. Pumped Ship every 4 hours. AM Performed divine service on the Quarter Deck. Water expended this week 1035 gallons remains 6147. Lat 17.52S Long 42.43E

    Monday 28th July 1806.
    C&D N8E 87. Pleasant breezes very fine weather. At 1am my signal for Longitude 5 ships answered. Soundings no ground at 80 & 100 fms. Pumped Ship every 4 hours. Lat 16.27S long 42.56E.

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    Tuesday 29th July 1806.
    C&D N76E 166. Pleasant breezes SSW very fine weather. At 1pm made signal for Longitude by Lunar & Chronometer. 4 ships answered. Employed working up Junk. Pumped Ship every 4 hours. All the fleet in Company. Lat 13.22S Long 43.17E.

    Wednesday 30th July 1806.
    C&D N2W 73. First & middle parts moderate breezes SWbS fine weather latter variable with some showers. At half past 5am made the Island of Comoro bearing NNE 4 or 5 leagues. At 7am the Sovereign made signal for seeing land bearing WNW we saw something like breakers in that direction but was not certain they were & did not get Soundings. At half past 9am the extremes of the Island of Comoro from N½W to East. The highest part of it NNE½E distance 5 leagues. At Noon hung cloudy over the Land could not see it. Sounded no ground at 60 fms. Lat 12.13S Long 43.15E.

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    Thursday 31st July 1806.
    C&D N27W 36. Light airs South chiefly fine weather. At 2pm the Lord Melville hove to & made the signal for a man overboard. At 6pm the body of the Island of Comoro bearing about East. The North end NEbE distance 10 or 12 leagues. At 6pm the Northern most point of Comoro bearing E ½ S distance 10 or 12 leagues. Went under little sail the Lord Melville being a long way astern. Lat 11.27S Long 42.59E.

    Friday 1st August 1806.
    C&D N4E 88. Pleasant breezes SSW very fine weather. Employed about sundry jobs. Sounded no ground at 10 fms. Pumped Ship every four hours. All the fleet in Company. Lat 9.42S Long 43.6E

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    Saturday 2nd August 1806.
    C&D N22E 163. Fresh breezes NW fine weather. At 1pm Longitude per Chronometer 4 sights. Pumped Ship every 4 hours. Too much swell to exercise. All the fleet in Company. Lat 6.52S Long 43.8E

    Sunday 3rd August 1806.
    C&D N30E 156. Pleasant breezes SE & fine weather. Large swell at the South. Made signal for Longitude. 4 sightings. At noon mustered the Ship’s Company could not perform divine service on the quarter Deck being obliged to look out for the Shoal of Tatram. Lat 4.30S Long 45.7E.

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    Monday 4th August 1806.
    C&D N51E 161. Moderate breezes SSE fair weather. Made signal for Longitude by Chronometer 4 sights. Pumped Ship. Employed about sundry jobs and painting the outside of the Ship. Lat 2.42S Long 47.12E.

    Tuesday 5th August 1806.
    C&D N48E 129. Moderate breezes SEbS pleasant weather. Longitude by Chronometer 4 sights. At 9am made signal by Telegraph that the Bengal & Madras Ships would have permission leave in 3 degrees north. At 11am the Asia spoke us. Pumped Ship. Lat 1.10S Long 48.48E.

    [Crossed the Equator]

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    Wednesday 6th August 1806.
    C&D N44E 126. Chiefly fresh breezes SSE & fine weather. Fleet’s Longitude by Chronometer 4 sights. Sounded for ground, no ground at 80 fms. At 10am Made the Lord Mewlville signal to know how many days water she had then on board, she answered 28 days. Pumped Ship, All the fleet in Company. Lat 00.13N Long 50.17E

    Thursday 7th August 1806.
    C&D N50E 138. Fresh breezes SSW chiefly fine weather some showers. Fleet’s Longitude by Chronometer. At 9am made signal for the Fleet to bring to. At 10 made signal the Asia, Lord Melville, Alexander & Sovereign had permission to part company. At 11am the Asia hoisted her Colours, gave the Earl St Vincent three cheers & made sail. Lat 1.44N Long 52.3E.

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    Friday 8th August 1806.
    C&D N45E 107. Light breezes SWbS very fine weather. Pumped Ship [several time]. At sunset the Madras & Bengal ships hull down to the SE. Gunner painting the Ship. The Fame in Company. Longitude by several sights 10am 53.50 East of Greenwich. Lat 3.2N Long 53.19E.

    Saturday 9th August 1806.
    C&D N47E 106. Light breezes WSW fine weather throughout. At 11am confined in irons Caleb Thomas acting Boatswains Mate for threatening to strike Mr Monday 4th Officer and making some very mutinous axpressions to me when I sent for him on the Quarter Deck to reprimand him for his conduct. Pumped Ship. AM washed the Gun Deck & exercised the People at the great Guns and small arms. Lat 4.9N Long 54.36E.

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    Sunday August 10th 1806.
    C&D N53E 142. Fresh breezes SWbW very fine weather. Pumped Ship [every 6 hours] Performed divine service on the Quarter Deck. The Fame in Company. Water expended this week 1074 gallons remains 4065. Lat 6.8N Long 56.4E.

    Monday 11th August 1806.
    C&D N44E 160. Fresh breezes SWbW very fine weather. Pumped Ship every 4 hours. At 11am had a consultation with Sworn Officers on the conduct of Caleb Thomas who had behaved [-------?] the 9th instant and it is in their unanimous opinion that he should remain in irons until the Ships arrival at Bombay. When application should be made to the Captains of the Navy to try him. Longitude by several sights Lunar & Chronometer at 10am 59.18 East. Lat 7.38N Long 57.36E.

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    Tuesday 12th August 1806.
    C&D N46E 147. Moderate breezes SWbW & pleasant weather. Pumped Ship every 6 hours. Shortened sail for the Fame. AM Hauled up the Cables & put mooring services on them. Under easy sail for the Fame these 24 hours. Lat 8.55N Long 59.42E.

    Wednesday 13th August 1806.
    C&D N42E 168. Pleasant breezes WSW fine weather. Pumped Ship every 6 hours. Note. For these last three nights the Sea has had a very particular appearance of small luminous bodies and the whole surface of a opake [opaque] white. Lat 11,16N Long 61.36E.

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    Thursday 14th August 1806.
    C&D N38E 148. Pleasant breezes WSW fine weather. Pumped Ship [several times] AM Set up the fore topmast rigging. The Fame in Company. Lat 13.0 N 63.9E.

    Friday 15th August 1806.
    C&D N32E 159. Pleasant breezes WbN hazy weather. Pumped Ship AM Bent the Cables and un-stowed the Anchors. Lat 15.13N Long 64.36E.

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    Saturday 16th August 1806.
    C&D N32E 144. Moderate breezes NWbN cloudy weather. Pumped Ship [several times] AM Washed the Gun Deck and exercised the People at the Great Guns & small arms. Fame in Company. Lat 17.11N Long 65.36E.

    Sunday 17th August 1806.
    C&D N26E 140. Pleasant breezes West cloudy weather, AM Mustered the Ships Company. Could not perform divine service on the Quarter Deck it having the appearance of Squally Weather. Lat 19.1N Long 67.0E.

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    Monday 18th August 1806.
    C&D S85E 141. Moderate breezes WSW cloudy weather. At pm made signal to the Fame for Longitude. Sounding ground at 50 fms. At 10am saw sail to the Eastward standing to the Southward. Squally rain. No observations. Lat 18.48N Long 69.29E.

    Tuesday 19th August 1806.
    C&D ----. Moderate breezes WSW cloudy weather with some rain. At 4pm saw the Land bearing SEbS distance 5 or 6 leagues. At 5 Saw the Island of Kenery [Khanderi] bearing NEbE about 3 leagues. At 6am Kenery ENE 7 or 8 leagues. At 8am ditto EbS½S 2 or 3 miles. The Lighthouse Nbe. At 10am Mr Arthur a Lieutenant in the Marine came on board & took charge of the Ship. Saluted The Fort with 9 Guns which were returned. At 11 anchored in the Harbour, soon after took the Bridles off the Mooring Chain. The Church bearing NWbW. Lat ---- Long ----.

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    Tuesday 19th August 1806 [continued].
    At 1pm Came on board a Lieutenant from His Majesty’s Ship Concorde & pressed 28 of the Ships Company. At 2 Sent the Packet on Shore. Captain Jones & passengers left the Ship. This Log contains 36 hours and ends at midnight.

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    Wednesday August 20th 1806.
    Moderate breezes throughout these 24 hours chiefly fair weather. AM Confined & Jno Fredk Hanson Quarter Master on suspicion of his broaching The Liquor Cask on the Quarter Deck. Unbent the sails & unrove the Running Rigging.

    Thursday 21st.
    Ditto wind & weather with some showers in the middle part. AM Sent the Ship’s Powder to The Magazine. Employed delivering Cargo on acct of the Hon Coy. PM blacked the Bends & Pumped Ship.

    Friday 22nd.
    Moderate winds & weather with frequent squalls & rain. Employed delivering the Hon Coys Cargo. Caulker on the Ships sides. AM Rec’d two Tindals & twenty Lascars to Work the Ship.

    Saturday 23rd.
    Light winds & hot sultry weather. Employed delivering Cargo and clearing the Orlop Deck to deliver the Spars. Caulker as yesterday. Boatswain about the rigging. AM Rec’d five of our men from H.M.S. Concorde. PM disembarked the Recruits. Pumped Ship.

    Sunday August 24th 1806.
    Moderate breezes from the SW with fair weather. AM washed the Gun Deck. Pumped Ship.

    Monday 25th.
    Winds & weather as yesterday. Employed delivering the Hon Coys Cargo. Striking yard & top masts. Boatswain overhauling the rigging. Sent on shore the Ships Treasure. Pumped Ship.

    Tuesday 26th.
    Winds & weather as for days past. Employed delivering the Hon Coys Cargo. Boatswain about the rigging. Caulker on the sides. Pumped Ship.

    Wednesday 27th.
    First part moderate breezes & fair weather middle & latter cloudy with hard rain. Employed delivering Spars on acct of the Hon Coy. Tradesmen as necessary. Pumped Ship.

    Thursday 28th.
    Moderate breezes from the NW with continual rain. Employed delivering Spars & Pitch &Tar on acct of the Hon Coy. Pumped Ship.

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    Friday August 29th 1806.
    Fresh breezes from the WNW with continual hard rain. Employed delivering Spars on acct of the Hon Coy. Pumped Ship. Draft of Water F19.6 A20.9.

    Saturday 30th.
    First & middle parts variable winds from West with passing showers latter fair. Delivered the last of the Spars, otherwise delivering Hon Coy Cargo. Caulker on the Orlop.

    Sunday 31st.
    Moderate breezes from SW with fair weather, AM washed the Gun Deck. Pumped Ship.

    Monday September 1st.
    Moderate breezes from SW with passing showers. Employed delivering the Hon Coy Cargo & Private Trade. Punished Jno Frederick Hanson with One dozen lashes for theft. Draft of Water F18.6 A21.

    Tuesday 2nd.
    Fresh breezes from the SW with passing showers. Employed delivering Hon Coy Cargo & Private Trade. Caulker on the Orlop. Pimped Ship.

    Wednesday September 3rd.
    Moderate breezes from the SW with cloudy weather. & passing showers. Employed as for days past. Boatswain about the rigging. Caulker on the Top Sides.

    Thursday 4th.
    Moderate breezes from the SW with frequent squalls & heavy showers of rain. Employed delivering Cargo on acct of the Hon Coy. Boatswain about the rigging. Caulker on the Top Sides. Draft of Water F18 A20.

    Friday 5th.
    Ditto wind & weather. Employed delivering Cargo on acct of the Hon Coy. Private Trade on the acct of the Captain. AM arrived a Country Ship from Bengal Fidded the Mizzen Top Mast, Crossed the Crossjack & Main top sail yards. Draft of Water F18 A19.6.

    Saturday 6th.
    Winds & weather as days past. Employed delivering Cargo on acct of the Hon Coy & Private Trade on acct of the Captain & Officers. PM fidded the fore top mast & crossed the Yards. Caulkers on the Bends other tradesmen as necessary. PM Pumped ship.

    Sunday 7th.
    Fresh breezes with frequent Squalls & showers of rain. AM washed the Decks. PM pumped Ship.

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    Monday September 8th 1806.
    Moderate breezes throughout with Squalls & rain. Employed delivering cargo on acct of the Hon Coy & Private Trade on acct of the Captain & Officers. Caulkers on the Bends. Cooper setting up Butts.

    Tuesday 9th.
    Fresh breezes and cloudy weather with some showers of rain. Employed delivering Hon Coy’s Cargo & private trade on acct of the Captain & Officers. Tradesmen as yesterday. AM arrived HMS. Albion.

    Wednesday 10th.
    First & middle parts moderate breezes from the West with showers of rain latter blowing strong with frequent Squalls. Employed delivering cargo o acct of the Hon Coy & private trade on acct of the Captain & Officers. Boatswain reeving the Running Rigging.

    Thursday 11th.
    Throughout fresh breezes from the SW with constant rain and frequent Squalls. Employed clearing the fore hold. Caulker on the Orlop. Deck. PM Pumped Ship.

    Friday 12th.
    Ditto winds & weather. Employed in delivering Private Trade & clearing the Fore hold. Tradesmen as yesterday.

    Saturday September 13th.
    Moderate breezes from the SW with mostly fair weather. Employed delivering the Hon Coy cargo & Private Trade. Pumped Ship.

    Sunday 14th.
    Winds & weather as yesterday. AM Set up the Bobstays stayed the Fore Mast & fore top Mast & set the rigging up. Rec’d on board one Serang two Tindals & 23 Lascars. Draft of Water F19.7 A17.6.

    Monday 15th.
    Moderate breezes from the SW with passing showers. Employed delivering Hon Coy Cargo & private trade, filling Water & otherwise as necessary.

    Tuesday 16th.
    Fresh breezes from the SW with passing squalls & rain. Employed delivering Private Trade & filling Water. Pumped Ship. Draft of Water F17.6 A16.6.

    Wednesday 17th.
    Fresh breezes from the SW with much rain. Rec’d 40 tons of Stone Ballast & a longboat laden with Water, otherwise employed getting ready for Sea. Pumped the Ship. Draft of Water F18.0 A17.3.

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    Thursday 18th September 1806.
    Light breezes from the West with cloudy weather & rain at times. Employed coiling the Cables in the Hold and taking in Water. Rec’s 32 tons of Ballast. Pumped Ship.

    Friday 19th.
    Fresh breezes from the South with some heavy showers. Employed watering the Ship. Rec’d some clothing for H.M. 86th Reg’t at Goa. Pumped Ship.

    Saturday 20th.
    Moderate breezes & fair weather. Employed receiving Spirits for Goa otherwise under the Boatswain. PM Pumped Ship.

    Sunday 21st.
    Ditto winds & weather. AM Fidded top gallant Masts & washed the Decks. Pumped Ship.

    Monday 22nd.
    Moderate breezes from the West & fair weather. Employed receiving military Stores for the troops & otherwise clearing the Ship. PM Confined Frederick Hanson Quarter Master in irons for jumping overboard with an intention of leaving the Ship and abusive language to the Commanding Officer.

    Tuesday 23rd September.
    Light breezes from the West with fair weather. Employed receiving Water & provisions for the troops. AM Punished Frederick Hanson with 2 dozen lashes for above Crime. PM Confined Thomas Macdonald for Drunkenness & insolence to the Commanding Officer.

    Wednesday 24th.
    Ditto winds with some heavy rain in the middle part. AM bent sails otherwise clearing the Ship for Sea. PM Pumped Ship. John White Quarter Master run from the Ship. Draft of Water F18.9 A18.7.

    Thursday 25th.
    Moderate breezes & fair weather throughout. People variously employed under the boatswain & tradesmen as necessary. PM Blacked the Bends.

    Friday 26th.
    Ditto winds & weather. People variously employed under the Boatswain. Carpenter repairing the Cutter otherwise Tradesmen as necessary.

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    Saturday September 27th 1806.
    Light variable winds & fair weather. AM washed the Gun Deck otherwise employed as necessary. Punished Thomas Macdonald with one dozen lashes for Drunkenness & abusive language to Mr Dumbleton.

    Sunday Sept 28th.
    Variable winds & fair weather throughout. Employed clearing ship & Pumped Ship.

    Monday 29th.
    Land & Sea breezes fair weather. People variously employed under the Boatswain Tradesmen as necessary. PM arrived the Prince of Wales Packet from Busorah [Bussorah (Basra), Iraq].

    Tuesday 30th.
    Light land & sea breezes with hot weather, hoisted the Longboat otherwise employed as necessary. Pumped Ship.

    Wednesday October 1st.
    Winds & weather as yesterday. AM washed the Gun Deck Caulker caulking the longboat.PM Exercised the Great Guns. Unbent the fore top sail to middle stitch.

    Thursday 2nd October 1806.
    First & middle parts light variable winds & fair weather with much thunder & lightning to the North. AM leased sails to air. Sailmaker middle stitching the fore top sail. Unbent the mizzen top sail. PM down top gallant yards. Pumped Ship.

    Friday 3rd.
    Light land & sea breezes with hot sultry weather. Employed un-stowing the Booms & Sailmaker middle stitching the 2nd best mizzen topsail. AM confined in irons Daniel Stephenson Ordinary Seaman on suspicion of theft. At Noon punished him with 2 dozen lashes for concocting[?] a Plan for breaking open the Gun room & for breaking open the Chest belonging to Thomas Birch.

    Saturday 4th.
    Light land & sea breezes with fair weather, AM washed the Gun Deck & exercised the great Guns. PM Pumped the Ship.

    Sunday 5th.
    Winds & weather as yesterday latterly attended with thunder & lightning in the NE. Employed clearing the Ship . Rec’d 2 men from HMS Albion.

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    Monday 6th Oct 1806.
    Winds & weather as per days past. AM Set the Bobstays up, stayed the Masts & set the rigging up fore & aft.

    Tuesday 7th.
    Land & sea breezes fair weather throughout. People variously employed under the Boatswain. Arrived the Hon Coy Extra Ship Experiment.

    Wednesday 8th.
    Winds & weather as per days past. Latterly a hard squall from the Land. Employed as necessary under the Boatswain, exercised the great Guns. Painting the Cutter.

    Thursday 9th.
    Light land & sea breezes with fair weather throughout. People variously employed.

    Friday 10th.
    Variable winds with cloudy weather latterly much rain. AM loosed sails to dry. Exercised the Great guns.

    Saturday 11th.
    Light land & sea breezes fair weather. AM washed the Gun Deck. Loosed the sails to dry.

    Sunday 12th October 1806.
    Winds & weather as per days past latterly variable with squalls & rain. AM Mustered the Ships Company.

    Monday 13th.
    Light land & sea breezes with fair weather throughout. AM loosed sails to dry. PM Exercised the Great Guns Sailmaker middle stitching the mizzen fore top gallant sail. Pumped Ship.

    Tuesday 14th.
    Winds & weather as yesterday. Employed as necessary. Sailmaker repairing the old Fore top sail. AM arrived the Alexander from Bengal. PM arrived HMS Bellone.

    Wednesday 15th.
    Winds & weather as per days past. AM washed the Gun Deck, exercised the Great Guns. Sailmaker as yesterday.

    Thursday 16th.
    Winds & weather as per days past. Employed working up Junk otherwise as necessary. Sailmaker making a Main Royal Stay Sail. Pumped Ship.

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    Earl St Vincent in Bombay Harbour

    Friday 17th October 1806.
    Land & sea breezes with fair weather. Employed working up Junk. Sailmaker middle stitching & repairing the best Main Sail.

    Saturday 18th.
    Moderate land & sea breezes with fair weather. AM washed the Gun Deck & exercised the Guns otherwise employed under the Boatswain. PM received Thirty One Packages for His Majesty’s 78th Reg’t at Goa.

    Sunday 19th.
    Ditto winds & weather. AM crossed top gallant yards & washed the Decks. Mustered the Ships Company.

    Monday 20th.
    Light land & sea breezes with hot sultry weather. Employed watering the Ship otherwise under the Boatswain. Sailmaker making a mizzen royal. Exercised the Guns. PM Pumped Ship.

    Tuesday 21st October 1806.
    Dittp winds & weather. AM Received on board Sixteen Officers and Three Hundred & Twenty One Non-Commissioned Officers & Privates belonging to His Majesty’s 78th Reg’t for Goa, otherwise employed receiving Baggage Stores.

    Wednesday 22nd.
    Light land & sea breezes with hot sultry weather. At 6am sailed HMS Albion on a Cruise & Anna Country ship for China. At 3pm Disembarked his Majesty’s 78th Reg’t with their Baggage Mess Stores for Butchers Island, PM Down top gallant yards.

    Thursday 23rd.
    Moderate land & sea breezes. AM Slipped the Mooring Chain & warped higher up the Harbour & moored Ship a Cable each way. PM unbent the Main sail & Main topsail. Tradesmen as necessary.

    Friday 24th.
    Ditto winds & weather. AM Stripped the Main Mast. People employed under the Boatswain overhauling the rigging & Caulker in the Main chains & Tradesmen as necessary.

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    In Bombay Harbour

    Saturday 25th October 1806.
    Land & sea breezes hot sultry weather. Employed getting the Main rigging overhead . PM Rigged the Main top Mast --- The Company’s cruiser Mercury from Busorah [Basra]. Tradesmen as necessary. Pumped Ship.

    Sunday 26th .
    Light land & sea breezes with sultry weather. AM Fidded the Main topmast. Washed the Decks & mustered the Ships Company.

    Monday 27th.
    Ditto winds & weather. AM fidded the Main top gallant Mast, swayed the Main Yard up & crossed the topsail yard otherwise employed under the Boatswain. Armourer at the Forge. Caulker on the Gun Deck.

    Tuesday 28th.
    Light land & sea breezes hot sultry weather. Employed under the Boatswain about the Rigging. PM bent the Main sail & Main topsail. Caulker on the Gun Deck otherwise tradesmen as necessary.

    Wednesday 29th October 1806.
    Ditto winds & weather. People variously employed under the boatswain. Caulker on the Gun Deck other Tradesmen as necessary. PM loosed sails to dry

    Thursday 30th.
    Light land & sea breezes sultry hot weather. AM Hauled the Sails up to air otherwise employed under the Boatswain. Carpenter building a Rice & Bread Room on the Orlop Deck other Tradesmen as yesterday. Cleared Hawse.

    Friday 31st.
    Moderate land & sea breezes sultry weather. People variously employed under the Boatswain & working up Junk. Carpenter building store rooms other Tradesmen as necessary.

    Saturday November 1st.
    Wind & weather as yesterday. AM washed the Gun Deck. PM cleared Hawse and exercised the great Guns.

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    Earl St Vincent in Bombay Harbour

    Sunday November 2nd 1806.
    Winds & weather per days past. At noon Mustered the Ships Company.

    Monday 3rd.
    Winds & weather as per days past, hauled the sails up to air, otherwise employed working up Junk. Caulker on the Water way seams of the Gun Deck otherwise Tradesmen as necessary. Pumped Ship.

    Tuesday 4th.
    Light land & sea breezes with fair weather. Employed working up Junk, fluted the mizzen rigging. Sailmaker middle stitching the 2nd Main top gallant Sail. Caulker on the fall[?] and Gun Deck.

    Wednesday 5th.
    Ditto winds and weather. Employed as necessary under the Boatswain. AM cleared Hawse. Sailmaker middle stitching the main Stay Sail. Pumped Ship. AM Arrived HMS Concorde.

    Thursday 6th.
    Winds & weather as per days past. Set the Bobstays up. Stayed the masts and set the Rigging up fore & aft.

    Friday November 7th 1806.
    Moderate land & sea breezes fair weather. People variously employed under the Boatswain working up Junk and packing Oakum. Caulkers on the Gun Deck.

    Saturday 8th.
    Ditto winds & weather. Employed under the Boatswain repairing the Boarding Netting. AM Scraped the Gun Deck. PM exercised the Guns. Tradesmen as necessary. Arrived a Danish Brig.

    Sunday 9th.
    Moderate land & sea breezes. AM Crossed top gallant Yards. Washed and scraped eh Gun Deck. Mustered the Ships Company. Pumped Ship.

    Monday 10th.
    Regular land & sea breezes fair weather. AM crossed the royal yards otherwise employed under the Boatswain & for preparing for Sea. PM Cleared Hawse.

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    In Bombay Harbour

    Tuesday November 11th 1806.
    Winds and weather as for days past. AM washed the Gun Deck and cleared Hawse otherwise as necessary.

    Wednesday 12th.
    Wind and weather as for days past. Employed working up Junk and picking Oakum. Caulker on the Gun Deck. Sailed HMS Concorde.

    Thursday 13th.
    Ditto winds & weather. AM loosed sails to air otherwise employed as necessary. Caulker finished the Gun Deck.

    Friday 14th.
    Light land & sea breezes with fair weather. Hoisted the Yawl in and painted her otherwise employed as necessary.

    Saturday 15th.
    Ditto winds & weather. AM washed the Gun Deck exercised the Guns otherwise employed as necessary.

    Sunday November 16th 1806.
    Winds & weather as per days past. AM mustered the Ships Company. Lascars quitted the Ship.

    Monday 17th.
    Moderate land & sea breezes fair weather. employed Watering the Ship. Otherwise under the Boatswain. Carpenter building a Sail Room

    Tuesday 18th.
    Ditto winds & weather. People variously employed under the Boatswain and picking Oakum. Tradesmen as necessary. PM Sailed the Hon Coy Packet Mercury for Busorah. Exercised the People at the Guns.

    Wednesday 19th.
    Wi nds & weather as for days past. People employed under the Boatswain, Tradesmen as necessary. Arrived a Country Ship from Bengal. PM Pumped Ship.

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    Earl St Vincent in Bombay Harbour

    Thursday November 20th 1806.
    Moderate land & sea breezes fair weather. Employed working up Junk otherwise as necessary, middle stitching the Driver.

    Friday 21st.
    Winds & weather as yesterday. People variously employed & Sailmaker making a new Quarter Deck Awning, other Tradesmen as necessary. PM arrived HMS Psyche and Concorde. Received Ten Chinese and one Serang one Tindal and fifteen Lascars.

    Saturday 22nd.
    Fresh land & sea breezes. AM washed the Gun Deck cleared hawse and exercised the Guns. PM PM arrived HMS Albatross with La Gloira & Henrietta French Prizes, also the Charlotte Country Ship from Bengal.

    Sunday 23rd.
    Ditto winds & weather. washed the Ship inside & outside. AM Mustered the Ships Company. PM arrived a small ship a French Prize.

    Monday November 24th 1806.
    Moderate land & sea breezes fair weather, people and Tradesmen variously employed. PM arrived a small ship under Danish Colours from Mauritius. Rec’d one Tindal & four Lascars.

    Tuesday 25th.
    Fresh land & sea breezes fair weather, loosed sails to air. Tradesmen variously employed. PM arrived HM Frigate Pitt from a Cruise, a Country Ship from Bengal and a Grab Brig under English Colours.

    Wednesday 26th.
    Ditto winds & weather. AM washed the Gun Deck and exercised the People at the Guns. PM arrived the Country Ship Reliance from Bengal and the Nautilis Packet from Busorah. Rec’s some clothing for his Majesty’s 84th Reg’t at Goa.

    Thursday 27th.
    Winds and weather as for days past, employed preparing the Ship for Sea. At 8am HMS Concorde made the signal for convoy to the Southward.

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    In Bombay Harbour

    Friday November 28th 1806.
    Regular land & sea breezes. At 4am wore away and unmoored, at 8 weighed and run down against the Flood and at 9 Anchored with the best bower below the middle ground. PM rec’d four Officers and ninety six Recruits and 3 men belonging to HM 84th Reg’t with sundry Military Stores.

    Saturday 29th.
    Ditto winds and weather, at 5am Captain Jones came on board, at half past 8 HMS Concorde made the signal to weigh, sent our boat with an Officer for Signals Instructions. Mr Harris[?] pilot came on board at 9 weighed & stood out with a light land breeze, the Concorde in Company at Noon the Pilot left us, the Island of Kenery [Khanderi] then bearing S½W and the lighthouse N½W. NB This Log contains 12 hours and ends at Noon.

    [End of Harbour Log]

    [Start of Sea Log]

    Earl St Vincent towards Goa

    Sunday November 30th 1806.
    C&D ---. Light land & sea breezes with fair weather. At 4pm Fort of Kenery [Khanderi] NEbE 7 or 8 miles. At sunset the extremes of the land to the South SSE½E. At 7am Fort Victoria E½S 7 or 8 miles. At Noon extremes of the land from N to SEbS. Soundings 9 fathoms. Fort Victoria NE½E distance 4 leagues. Cannot perform divine service being obliged to attend to other matters. Pumped Ship. Commodore ESE I mile. Lat 17.5N (obs) Long ----.

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    Earl St Vincent towards Goa

    Monday December 1st 1806.
    C&D ----. 76. Light land & sea breezes with fine weather throughout. Commodore SE. Pumped Ship. Soundings Ground 12 fms. At 10am passed a strange Brig standing to the North. 10am Commodore made signal to keep near the Senior Officer. At Noon the Fort of Gheriah [Geriah] E½S 3 or 4 leagues. AM washed the Gun Deck and mustered the Ships Compny and the soldiers to their Quarters. Lat 16.38N (obs) Long ----.

    Tuesday December 2nd 1806.
    C&D ---- 86. Land & sea breezes throughout with fair weather. At 3pm saw a strange ship standing to the North bearing SW. At 3 Commodore made signal to continue the same course and Sail though he acted otherwise. At sunset the extremes of the land to the South SbE. At Noon Angoda [Algoada] Point SE½E. 8 or 9 miles. St George’s Island SbE½E distance about 8 or 9 leagues. Lat 15.35N (obs) Long ----.

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    Towards Goa

    Tuesday December 2nd (continued).
    C&D ----. At 2pm anchored in Goa roads with the best bower in 5 fathoms water. Agoada Fort NbW½W. The Monastery of Nasser Seniora de Caba SEbS. The extremes of St George’s Island S½W off the Agoada shore about ¾ of a mile. Wore away & moored a Cable each way. Disembarked the Recruits belonging to HM 84th Reg’t. Captain Jones went ashore; found riding there Two Portuguese Ships. NB This Log contains 36 hours and ends at Midnight.

    [end of Sea Log]

    [Start of Harbour Log]

    Wednesday December 3rd 1806.
    Regular land & sea breezes. Employed delivering Baggage and Stores belonging to HM 84th Reg’t and preparing the hold for Water. PM Rec’d a Bullock for the use of the Ship.

    Thursday 4th.
    Fresh land & sea breezes fair weather. Employed delivering Military Stores & receiving Water.

    Friday 5th.
    Winds & weather as yesterday. Employed Watering the Ship and otherwise as necessary. PM Pumped Ship. Cleared hawse.

    Saturday 6th.
    Moderate land and sea breezes with fair weather. AM washed the Gun Deck scrubbed the Hammocks otherwise as necessary. Rec’d a boat load of Water and 15 Bullocks for the use of the Ship.

    [Page 103:]

    Earl St Vincent in Goa Roads

    Sunday December 7th 1806.
    Winds and weather as yesterday, employed filling Water. PM cleared hawse. Rec’d four Bullocks for the use of the Ship.

    Monday 8th.
    Winds & weather as for days past. AM Rec’d on board 19 Invalids [incl.] one woman & four Children belonging to HM 84th Reg’t and 96 Seapoys [incl.] men women & children 1pm Captain Jones and Passengers came on board, unmoored Ship and at 10pm weighed for signal and stood out West and WNW. Draft of Water F18.2 A17.10. NB This log contains 24 hours and ends at midnight.

    [End of Harbour Log]

    [Start of Sea Log]

    Tuesday December 9th 1806.
    C&D ----. 44. Land & sea breezes with fair weather. At daylight the Vengola [Vengurla] Rocks NbW about 10 miles. At Noon Vengola [Vengurla] Rocks SE. Extremes of the Land to the North’d NbE. Soundings variable 10 to 18 fathoms. Lat 15.59 (obs) Long ----.

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    In Goa Roads

    Wednesday December 10th 1806.
    C&D ---. 57. Throughout land & sea breezes with fair weather. At half past 2pm the Commodore made signal to Tack. At 5pm Saw a strange Sail W’d cleared for Action, she proved to be HMS Pitt from Bombay, she sent her boat on board us. At 8the extremes of the Land from NbE to ESE. The first of the Gheriah [Geriah] ENE distance off shore 6 or 7 leagues. Lat 16.30N Long ----.

    Thursday December 11th 1806. C&D ----. 83. Regular land & sea breezes with fair weather. At sunset Gheriah [Geriah] Fort SE. At daylight the extremes of the Land to the North’d NBW. Tacked Pumped Ship. At Noon Point Angenual [Angenweel] NEbE distance off shore 6 or 7 leagues. Lat 17.30N Long ----.

    [Page 105:]

    Ship Earl St Vincent towards Bombay

    Friday December 12th 1806.
    C&D ----. Regular land & sea breezes WNW with fair weather. At 11am Anchored with the best bower in 7 fathoms. Fort Victoria bearing E½N off shore 3 miles. Lat 17.57N Long ----.

    Saturday 13th December 1806.
    C&D ----. 22. Throughout land & sea breezes with fair weather. At 2pm Sent the Cutter on shore for Bullocks. At 5pm she returned without any not being able to procure a supply. Hoisted in the boat. AM Washed the Gun Deck. At Noon the high land of Chaul NbW. Lat 18.23N (obs) Long ----.

    [Page 106:]

    Earl St Vincent towards Bombay

    Sunday December 14th 1806.
    C&D ----. Land & sea breezes NW with fair weather. At Sunset Kenery [Khanderi] N’d distance 4 or 5 leagues. Extremes of the land to the South’d SEbS. At daylight the Funnel NEbE. At Noon made The Flag Staff at Bombay E. Bombay lighthouse E½S. At 2pm Mr Strachan Pilot came on board and took charge of the Ship. Could not perform divine service the ship going into Port. Lat 18.58 (obs) Long ----.

    Sunday December 14th (continued).
    C&D ----. At 7pm Anchored with the best bower in 6 Fathoms. The lighthouse bearing North about 3 miles. The Commodore NW. NB This log contains36 hours and ends at Midnight.

    [End of sea Log]

    [Start of Harbour Log]

    [Page 107:]

    Earl St Vincent in Bombay Harbour

    Monday December 15th 1806.
    Land & sea breezes, at 9am stood out of the Harbour and at 11 oclock anchored with the best bower in 6½ fathoms. Bombay Church bearing NWbW Unbent the Sails struck the Top Masts and got the yards down. Fore & Aft Moored Ship. Sailed HMS Concorde.

    Tuesday December 16th.
    Regular land & sea breezes. AM disembarked the Invalids and Seapoys. Captain Hardie Master Attendant & Captain Skinner came and surveyed the Ship. PM employed hauling out the Cables up out of the Hold.

    Wednesday 17th.
    Winds & weather as for days past. Employed delivering Guns and Anchors on acct of the Hon Coy. Caulkers on the upper Decks, arrived HMS Bellone.

    Thursday 18th.
    Winds and weather as for days past. Employed delivering the Hon Coy Cargo. Caulkers on the Upper Decks. Pumped the Ship. Draft of Water F17, A17.6.

    Friday December 19th 1806.
    Winds & weather as for yesterday employed delivering the Hon Coy cargo otherwise under the Boatswain. Reeving the rigging Tradesmen as yesterday.

    Saturday 20th.
    Ditto winds and weather. Employed delivering The Hon Coy cargo and clearing the After Hold. Some hands under the Boatswain. Caulkers on the Upper Deck. Gunner painting the Round house.

    Sunday 21st.
    Land & sea breezes fair weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Sailed the Hon Coy Extra Ship Experiment for England. Draft of Water F16.6 A16.6.

    Monday 22nd.
    Light land and sea breezes with fair weather, delivered the last of the Hon Coy cargo, employed clearing the Hold and under the Boatswain.

    Tuesday 23rd.
    Winds and weather as for days past, employed as necessary. Caulker on the Bends. Draft of Water F15.3 A15.6.

    [Page 108:]

    In Bombay Harbour

    Wednesday December 24th 1806.
    Moderate land & sea breezes with fair weather. employed getting the Hold ready for Cargo. AM cleared Hawse. Caulker on the Bends. PM arrived the Hon Coy Sloops Mornington and Tornate.

    Thursday 25th.
    Winds & weather as yesterday, variously employed in the Hold and under the Boatswain.

    Friday 26th.
    Winds & weather as for days past, variously employed in the Hold and under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as necessary.

    Saturday 27th.
    Winds and weather as for days past. Employed as necessary. Caulkers on the Sides. Draft of Water F15.3 A15.6A.

    Sunday 28th.
    Ditto wids and weather. AM washed the Gun Deck. Sailed HMS Bellone.

    Monday 29th December 1806.
    Moderate land and sea breezes with fair weather employed receiving on board Alkali as Ballast and stowing it. AM cleared Hawse.

    Tuesday 30th December 1806.
    Ditto winds & weather, employed as yesterday otherwise under the Boatswain Caulker on the Sides. Arrived HMS Victor. Sent 10 men on shore on Liberty.

    Wednesday 31st.
    Winds & weather as yesterday, people employed as necessary. Carpenter stripping the sheathing & Copper from the Run[?] under the Counter for Caulkers.

    Thursday January 1st 1807.
    Fresh land and sea breezes with fair weather. Variously employed under the Boatswain. Rec’d some Alkali finished Caulking the Sides. Carpenter as yesterday.

    Friday 2nd.
    Ditto winds and weather, employed receiving some Alkali, cast the Booms loose to caulk under them otherwise employed picking Oakum . George Jenkins Seaman run from the Ship.

    [Page 109:]

    Earl St Vincent in Bombay Harbour

    Saturday January 3rd 1807.
    Fresh breezes from the NW in the first part latter moderate sea breezes and fair weather. Employed receiving Old Guns as Ballast and hoisting Water out of the Fore Hold. Carpenter Repairing the Copper under the Bows. Gunner painting the Stern.

    Sunday 4th.
    Land & Sea breezes fair weather, employed receiving old Guns as Ballast and hoisting up Water out of the Fore Hold. Carpenter repairing the Copper under the Bows. PM anchored HMS La Bellone[?].

    Monday 5th.
    Ditto winds & weather, employed in the Hold and delivering empty Butts. AM fidded the Mizzen top Mast and crossed the Cross Jack and Mizzen topsail yards. Tradesmen as yesterday.

    Tuesday 6th.
    Winds and weather as yesterday, employed in the Hold. Gunner painting the Ship Stern. Tradesmen. As necessary, allowed 15 men to go on shore Liberty.

    Wednesday 7th.
    Winds and weather as for days past. AM fidded the fore top Mast, got up the Fore & fore top sail yard and fore top gallant Mast, otherwise employed in the Hold. Tradesmen as necessary. Pumped Ship.

    Thursday 8th.
    Fresh land and sea breezes with fair weather, employed in the Hold and under the Boatswain. Painting the Ship. PM Cleared Hawse. Sailed the Hon Coy Ship Tornate for Surat,

    Friday 9th.
    Ditto winds and weather. AM fidded the Main top Mast swayed up the Main Yard & Main top gallant Mast crossed the top sail yard otherwise employed in the Hold. PM sailed the Hon Coy Ship Lady Barlow.

    Saturday 10th.
    Winds & weather as for days past, employed receiving Bales on acct of the Hon Coy. Tradesmen variously employed Gunner painting the Ship. AM Sent fifteen men on shore on Liberty. PM Sailed HMS Psyche. AM arrived the Hon Coy Ship Duncan from Penang.

    [Page 110:]

    In Bombay Harbour

    Sunday January 11th 1807.
    Fresh land & sea breezes with fair weather. AM washed and cleaned the Decks. Sailed Hon Coy Extra Ship Huddart.

    Monday January 12th.
    Ditto winds and weather., employed receiving Bales on acct of the Hon Coy and in the Hold. Gunner painting the Ship. Carpenter and Tradesmen at their several Avocations. PM Sailed a Portuguese Ship.

    Tuesday 13th.
    Winds & weather as for days past, employed receiving Cargo on acct of the Company, stowing in the Hold, Rec’d 20 Butts of Water. Sailmaker repairing old Sails other Tradesmen as necessary.

    Wednesday 14th.
    Land & sea breezes fair weather, employed receiving Cargo on acct of the Hon Coy and in the Hold. Tradesmen as necessary Gunner painting the Masts. PM arrived HMS Concorde.

    Thursday 15th.
    Winds and weather as for days past, employed receiving Cargo on acct of the Hon Coy and in the Hold. Gunner painting the Masts, other Tradesmen at their respective callings. PM arrived the Hon Coy Pacquet Fury from Bucorah.

    Friday January 16th 1807.
    Land & Se breezes fair weather, employed receiving Cargo on acct of the Hon Coy and in the Hold. Sailmaker repairing the old Sails other tradesmen as necessary. AM the Hon Coy Ship Ganges run down below the Middle Ground.

    Saturday 17th.
    Ditto winds and weather employed in the Hold and stowing the Lazeretto AM Bent sails.

    Sunday 18th.
    First part light and variable winds with passing showers middle & latter fresh breezes from the North with cloudy weather. AM washed the Gun Deck. Arrived HMS Psyche and a Country Ship.

    Monday 19th.
    Mostly fresh breezes from the NW with fair weather, employed receiving Cargo on acct of the Hon Coy and stowing the Lazeretto, Painting the Quarter Deck Tradesmen as necessary.

    Tuesday 20th.
    Moderate land & sea breezes and fair weather, employed receiving the Hon Coy Cargo. Stowed the Booms Caulker on the Longboat at 1am perceived the Ship Reliance to be on Fire, she cut and made sail and run on shore on the Womans Island and was burnt to the Water’s edge. [Old Womans Island, now part of Bombay, also known as Little Colaba.]

    [Page 111:]

    Earl St Vincent in Bombay Harbour

    Wednesday January 21st 1807.
    Moderate land & sea breezes employed receiving the Hon Coy Cargo and Private Trade. Stowing and getting ready for Sea. An Officer came on board from the Psyché and pressed John Cain [Kain] Seaman. Draft of Water F19.10 A 18.0.

    Thursday 22nd.
    Winds & weather as for days past employed receiving trade, some Water and stowing it, otherwise as necessary.

    Friday 23rd.
    Strong breezes from the South latter cloudy weather with hard squalls of rain, employed receiving Water and Provisions and in the Hold. Sailmaker making a flying Jib.

    Saturday 24th.
    Light winds mostly cloudy weather, employed receiving The Hon Coy cargo and Private Trade. Pumped Ship.

    Sunday 25th.
    Moderate land & sea breezes and fair weather, employed receiving the Hon Coy cargo and Ships Stores. AM loosed the sails to dry.

    Monday 26th.
    Ditto winds and weather, employed receiving Private Trade and Soldiers baggage for Cannanore [between Madras & Goa]. AM arrived the Prince of Wales Pacquet from Bucorah [Basra], Concorde made signal to prepare to Sail. AM Crossed top gallant Yards.

    Tuesday January 27th 1807.
    Moderate land & sea breezes. At 5am unmoored and at 9 weighed, falling calm came to with the best bower. At half past 2 weighed with the sea breeze dropped down below the middle Ground and anchored with the best bower. Employed receiving Water and Ships Stores. Rec’d on board Fourteen Invalid Seamen from HM Navy.

    Wednesday 28th.
    Ditto winds and weather. AM washed and cleaned the Decks otherwise clearing the Ship for Sea.

    Thursday 29th.
    Winds and weather as for yesterday, people variously employed clearing Ship for Sea. Draft of Water F20.5 A19.9. NB this Log contains 12 hours and ends at Noon.

    [End of Harbour Log]

    [Start of Sea Log]

    [Page 112:]

    In Bombay Harbour

    Friday January 30th 1807.
    C&D ----. 89. At 5pm Captain Jones and Lieut. Macks came on board & took charge of the Ship. At half past weighed in Company with HM Ship Concorde saluted the Fort with 9 Guns & stood out SWbS. First & middle fresh breezes latter light winds with fair weather. At sunset the Island of Kenery SE½S 6 or 7 miles .Made more sail. At Noon Gheriah [Geriah] SE½S extremes of land to the North NbE distance off shore 3 leagues. Lat 16.53N (obs) Long ----.

    Saturday 31st January 1807.
    C&D ----. 80. Throughout land & sea breezes and fine weather. At 2pm Gheriah [Geriah] Fort SE At 3 passed a Strange Sail standing to the Westward. At 8am Agoada Fort EbN½N. St George’s Point EbS. At Noon the Fort of Agoada E½N off shore 8 or 9 miles. At 2pm anchored with the best bower in 5 fathoms. Agoada Fort bearing North and the Monastery of Nassa Seniora de Caba E ½ S. Southernmost extremes of St George’s Island SbW. . Lat 15.32N (obs) Long ----. NB This log contains 36 hours and ends at Midnight.

    [End of Sea Log]

    [Start of Harbour Log]

    [Page 113:]

    Earl St Vincent

    Sunday 1st February 1807.
    Land & Sea breezes fair weather. Rec’d a boat of Water and nine Bullocks for the use of the Ship. At 11pm weighed per signal in Company with HMS Concorde. NB This Log contains 24 hours and ends at Midnight.

    [End of Harbour Log]

    [Start of Sea Log]

    Monday February 2nd 1807.
    C&D ---- 36. Land & Sea breezes with fair weather. At sunset the extremes of the land to the South SE. At 7am Saw a strange fleet bearing SbE. At 9am Hove to and sent our boat on board the Stranger, they proved to be country ships from China under Convoy of HMS Grampus. At Noon the extremes of the land from NEbN to SE. Lat 15.6N Long ----.

    [Page 114:]

    Towards Tellicherry

    Tuesday 3rd February 1807.
    C&D ----. 99. Throughout land sea breezes and fine weather. At 2pm the Jolly boat returned from the Milford hoisted her in and made sail. Pumped Ship. At half past 3pm HMS Grampus & Conway hull down astern. At 3pm the Concorde made signal no 72 & 92. At daylight the extremes of the land from NbE to ESE Distance off shore 4 leagues. Sailmaker making new Hammocks. At noon the extremes of the land to the South’d SEbE. Lat 13.30N Long ----.

    Wednesday 4th February 1807.
    C&D ----. 53. Land & Sea brezes Eastward with fair weather. At 5pm saw two strange sails bearing SbE. Commodore made signal No. 138. AM Condemned and cut up the small bower Cable. At Noon the extremes of the land to the South ‘d SEbE. Lat 12.51N (obs) Long ----.

    [Page 115:]

    Earl St Vincent in Tellicherry Roads

    Thursday 5th February 1807.
    C&D ----. 72. Light land & sea breezes SW with fair weather. At 7pm Signal to make more sail. At Sunrise Mount Dilly SE about 4 or 5 leagues. At Noon Mount Dilly EbN distance of shore 6 or 7 miles. Pumped Ship. Lat 12.1N (obs) Long ----.

    Thursday (continued)
    C&D ----. 53. Sea breezes and fair weather, At 5pm anchored with the small bower in 4¼ Fathoms in Cananore [
    Cannanore] Roads the flagstaff bearing N½W. Mount Dilly NW. Green Island SE distance off shore about 3 miles. NB This Log contains 46 hours and ends at midnight.

    [End of Sea Log]

    [Start of Harbour Log]

    [Page 116:]

    in Tellicherry Roads

    Friday 6th February 1807.
    Moderate land & sea breezes, employed delivering clothing and Stores for the HM 80th Reg’t . Reported the Ship ready for Sea. Rec’d two bullocks for the use of the Ship.

    Saturday 7th.
    Ditto winds & weather. At 5am weighed with a light land wind and stood out of the roads. At 11am anchored in Tellicherry roads with the small bower in 5 fma. The flag staff bearing NbE. Green Island NWbN the extremes of the land to the South SSEbS off shore about 2 miles. Rec’d 3 Bullocks for the use of the Ship.

    Sunday 8th.
    Land & sea breezes. Employed delivering Bales for the Residents and Watering the Ship. AM Saw three strange sail under Arab colours two of them Anchored in the Roads. Rec’d 13 Butts of Water and 4 Bullocks.

    Monday 9th.
    Ditto winds & weather. Employed receiving Water and preparing the Ship for Sea. PM arrived and anchored there ships under Arab colours. PM Twined Alexander Stephenson before the Mast for Drunkenness and neglectof Duty.

    Tuesday 10th February 1807.
    Light land and Sea breezes with fair weather. Employed stowing the Orlop Deck & PM arrived the HMS Pitt.

    Wednesday 11th.
    Ditto winds & weather, employed stowing the Gun Room and receiving Private Trade with Water and Provisions.

    Thursday 12th.
    Ditto winds and weather. At 10am weighed and stood SW. two strange Sail in sight they proved to be HMS Culloden, Adm Sir Edw Pellew [Commander of the Culloden] and Victor, The Concorde in Company. NB This Log contains 12 hours and ends at Noon.

    [End of Harbour Log]

    [Start of Sea Log]

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    Earl St Vincent towards Mupy [Mahé]

    Friday February 13th 1807.
    C&D ----. 554. At half past 5pm Commodore made signal to close and to make more Sail. At 6pm The Sacrefece Rock [Sacrifice Rock off Payyoli] SEbS½S. This Ships in Tellicherry Roads, NNE. AM washed the Gun Deck. At 8am Calicut flagstaff EbS about 6 miles. At half past 11am anchored in Calicut Roads in 5 fathoms Flag staff bearing E distance 3 miles. Employed Watering the Ship. Rec’d some live Cattle for the use of the Ship. NB This Log contains 36 hours and ends at midnight.

    [End of Sea Log]

    [Start of Harbour Log]

    Saturday 14th February 1807.
    C&D -----. Land & Sea breezes cloudy weather, employed receiving Bales on acct of the Hon Coy and filling up our Water. Delivered a bale of Broad Cloth to the Resident of Tellicherry. NB This Log contains 12 hours and ends at Noon.

    [End of Harbour Log]

    [Start of Sea Log]

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    Towards Mupy [Mahé]

    Sunday 15th February 1807.
    C&D ----. 41. Throughout land & sea breezes and fair weather. At 5pm weighed in Company with the Concorde. At daylight the extremes of the land from NNE to SEbE. Soundings Ground 11fms. At 11 Commodore made signal No. 72. At Noon one of the strangers Hove to to speak the Commodore. Extremes of the land to the South’d SEbS½S. Could not perform divine service being obliged to attend to the Commodore’s motions. Lat 10.40N (obs) Long ----.

    Monday 16th February 1807.
    C&D ----. Land & sea breezes with fair weather. At 2pm passed a strange Sail standing up the Coast. At 4pm signal No.13. At 6pm anchored in Cochin Roads in 5¼ fms the Flag Staff bearing NEbE distance 3 miles. At 9am weighed per signal. At Noon Flag Staff NbE½E. Lat 9.56N (obs) Long ----.

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    Earl St Vincent towards Mupy [Mahé]

    Monday 16th February continued.
    At half past 5pm anchored with the small bower in 4¼ fathoms. The Flag Staff at Mahé bearing NEbE distance off shore 2½ miles. Carried out a Hawser to steady the Ship. NB This Log contains 36 hours and ends at Midnight.

    [End of Sea Log}

    [Start of Harbour Log]

    Tuesday 17th February 1807.
    Light land & sea breezes and fair weather, employed delivering the Hon Coy cargo. Pumped Ship.

    Wednesday 18th.
    Ditto winds and weather delivered the remainder of the Hon Coy Cargo otherwise employed in preparing to receive Pepper.

    Thursday 19th. First part light land & sea breezes latter squally with rain employed in the Hold preparing to r4eceive Pepper. PM down top gallant Yards.

    Friday 20th.
    Land & sea breezes cloudy weather employed in the Hold and receiving Pepper on acct of the Hon Coy. PM arrived the Hon Coy cruiser Mornington. Draft of Water F19.9 A18.8.

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    Earl St Vincent at Mahé

    Saturday 21st February 1807.
    Land & sea breezes cloudy weather. employed receiving Pepper on acct of the Hon Coy Rec’d two Butts of Water for the Ship. AM arrived the HMS Psyché. Draft of Water F20 A19.

    Sunday 22nd.
    Winds & weather as for days past employed receiving Pepper on acct of the Hon Coy. PM sailed HMS Psyché to the Southward, received a Man from her. Received ten Bullocks.

    Monday 23rd.
    Ditto winds & weather, employed receiving Pepper on acct of the Hon Coy. PM Sailed the Hon Coy cruiser Mornington for Anjengo.

    Tuesday 24th February 1807.
    Land & Sea breezes with sultry hot weather, employed receiving Pepper on acct of the Hon Coy PM a large ship passed to the North suppose to be HMS Sceptre. Pumped Ship.

    Wednesday 25th.
    Ditto winds & weather employed as yesterday. PM Confined G[eorge] Grassl[e]y Charter Party Passenger for getting drunk & striking the Master at Arms and disturbing the Peace of the Ship. Dropped top gallant Yards. Pumped Ship.

    Thursday 26th.
    Ditto winds and weather employed receiving Pepper on acct of the Hon Coy and clearing the Ship for Sea. At 8am released George Grassl[ey from confinement he being sensible of the impropriety of his conduct,

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    Earl St Vincent at Allupy

    Friday 27th February 1807.
    Regular land & sea breezes. AM Captain Jones and Passengers came on board. NB This Log contains 12 hours and ends at Noon.

    [End of Harbour Log]

    [Start of Sea Log]

    Saturday 28th February 1807.
    C&D ----. 69. Weighed per signal in Company with HMS Concorde. At 8am the extremes of the land to the South SE. Anchored with the small bower in Anjengo roads in 11½ fathoms. The Flagstaff bearing ENE off shore 2 or 3 miles. Lat ---Long ---

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    Earl St Vincent at Anjengo

    Saturday 28th February 1807 - continued.
    C&D ----. PM rec’d three butts of Water & six Bullocks for the use of the Ship. Washed the Gun Deck. Pumped Ship. Found riding here the Hon Coy Cruiser Mornington. NB This Log contains 36 hours and ends at Midnight.

    [End of Sea Log]

    [Start of Harbour Log]

    Sunday March 1st.
    Land & Sea breezes with cloudy weather, rec’d three Butts of Water and six Bullocks, employed clearing the Ship otherwise as necessary.

    Monday 2nd March.
    Ditto winds and weather. Employed preparing to receive Troops. Tradesmen as necessary, sjghted the Anchor found the Cable much rubbed close to the clinch, let go the best Bower. Employed setting up the rigging Fore & Aft.

    Tuesday 3rd March 1807.
    Winds & weather as for days past. Rec’d on board the Detachment of HM 77th Reg’t and baggage & consisting of Two Officers and Non-commissioned Officers Drummers and Privates. Mr Dyne[?] came on board and mustered the Ships Company. Concorde made signal for Sailing, Draft of Water F22.3 23. NB This Log contains 12 hours and ends at Noon.

    [Page 123:]

    Earl St Vincent towards Point de Galle [Ceylon]

    Wednesday 4th March 1807.
    C&D ----. 46. . Light winds NNW & fair weather, weighed in Company with HMS Concorde. Signal to steer SE, PM Sailed the Hon Coy Cruiser Mornington for Bombay. At half past 11am passed a line of Battle Ships & two Merchant vessels. At Noon Cape
    Comorine [southern tip of India] NEbE 7 or 8 leagues. Lat 7.59N Long ----.

    Thursday 5th March 1807.
    C&D S58E 107. Throughout a pleasant breeze NW and fair weather. AM washed the Gun Deck. Signal 41 with compass to SEbE. Pumped Ship. In Company with HMS Concorde. Lat 7.2N Long ----

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    Towards Point de Galle

    Friday 6th March 1807.
    C&D ----. 39. Moderate breezes West fair weather three strange sail in sight bearing E’d could not see the Commodore. At 8pm a light on shore SEbE. At 6am saw the land bearing EbS. At 6am the flagstaff of Colombo Fort NEbE off shore 4 or 5 leagues. Extremes of the land to the South SEbE the extremes of the land to the South SSE dist off shore 4 or 5 leagues. Lat 6.59N (obs) Long ----.

    Saturday 7th March 1807.
    C&D ----. 48. Winds WbS and weather as for days past. At daylight the South extremes of the Island of Ceylon ESE off shore 8 or 10 miles. At Noon the extremes of the land from NbE to ESE dist off shore 5 leagues. At 2pm The flagstaff of Point de Galle ESE dist 7 or 8 miles. Could not see the Commodore. Variable winds & squalls with heavy rain, a strange sail on the Offing which proved to be the Bombay frigate. At half past 5pm anchored with the best bower in 17 fathoms Grey sand, The flagstaff bearing NNE off shore about 2 miles. Two small vessels lying in the Harbour. Lat 6.74N (obs) Long ----. [The page does not indicate the next change from Sea to Harbour Log layout]

    [Harbour Log]

    [Page 125:]

    At Point de Galle

    Sunday 8th March 1807 Moderate land & sea breezes cloudy weather, employed receiving Water loosed sails to dry. Rec’d three bullocks for the use of the Ship. PM Pumped Ship. Confined Hugh Rutherford in irons for disobedience of orders. At sunset down top gallant yards.

    Monday 9th.
    Ditto winds and weather, at daylight veered away and moored Ship, employed receiving Water and stowing it. Rec’d two Bullocks. PM released the Prisoner. Pumped Ship.

    Tuesday 10th.
    Moderate breezes from the South, latterly cloudy weather. AM Sent all the empty Water Casks on shore for Water otherwise as necessary. Rec’d 3 Bullocks. Sailmaker making a Quarter Deck Awning.

    Wednesday 11th March 1807.
    Moderate breezes from the South with fair weather. AM rec’d a boat load of Water. Scrubbed Hammocks.

    Thursday 12th.
    Winds & weather as for days past. AM washed the Gun Deck otherwise employed under the Boatswain, reduced the number of Chests on the Gun Deck exercised the great Guns.

    Friday 13th.
    Light winds and fair weather, loosed the sails to dry, otherwise employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker making a New quarter deck awning. PM arrived the Hon Coy Cruiser Panther. Pumped Ship.

    Saturday 14th.
    Winds & weather as yesterday latterly cloudy with thunder & lightning. Employed stowing the Orlop deck. AM arrived HM Ships Bellone and Bombay HCS’s Ganges & Huddart, the Lord Castlereagh Country Ship from Bombay,

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    Sunday 15th March 1807.
    Moderate winds SW with fair weather. AM arrived HMS Wilhelmina, HCS Lady Jane Dundas, Walthamstow, Hugh Inglis, Sovereign, Alexander, Har[r]iett and Monarch.

    Monday 16th.
    Moderate breezes from the South with fair weather. AM loosed sails to dry. Otherwise employed as necessary. Sailed HMS Bellone.

    Tuesday 17th.
    Fresh breezes from the South and fair weather, variously employed, sailed HMS Bombay, arrived HCS Anna, Bengal. Lord Castlereagh. At 11pm John Felix Whitmore fell over board and was drowned.

    Wednesday 18th.
    Fist & latter part light breezes, middle fresh breezes from the South with fair weather. Employed receiving Water. AM washed the Gun Deck, sailed HCS Asia, Bengal and Lord Castlereagh, arrived The HCS Cruiser Nautilus, rec’d on board the Pacquets from her. Rec’d on board William Denton an invalid from HM Navy. Pumped Ship.

    Thursday 19th March 1807.
    Variable wind throughout, latterly hard squalls with thunder lightning & rain. AM loosed sails to dry, otherwise variously employed and receiving Water, arrived the HCS Lord Nelson from Bombay.

    Friday 20th.
    First & latter light variable winds and cloudy weather, middle blowing throughout strong from the SE with a heavy swell. AM found the Sovereign’s Main Mast had been struck by lightning the preceding evening and much damaged, sent our spare Mast to Fish it, loosed sails to dry, cleared hawse. Sent ten of the invalid Seamen on board the Concorde. Pumped Ship.

    Saturday 21st.
    Winds & weather as yesterday, employed receiving Water and stowing it, otherwise as necessary under the Boatswain.

    Sunday 22nd.
    Light winds and cloudy weather latterly attended with much thunder & lightning. AM washed the Gun Deck, otherwise as necessary under the Boatswain.

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    Earl St Vincent at Point de Galle

    Monday 23rd March 1807.
    Light airs from the NW and fair weather. rec’d on board some Spirits for the use of the Ship, otherwise preparing for Sea. Pumped Ship. Francis Jose run from the Ship.

    Tuesday 24th.
    Light winds from the SE with fair weather. AM unmoored and hove into half Cable on the Best Bower. At Non the Commodore made signal to unmoor. PM Crossed the gallant Yards.

    Wednesday 25th.
    Light winds and cloudy weather. At 8am Commodore made signal to weigh. At half past 9 weighed with a light breeze from the NE, at half past 11 fallen Calm anchored with the best bower in 16 fathoms. Sent on board the HC Brig Nautilus One Corporal and nineteen Privates belonging to HM 77th Reg’t. NB This Log contains 36 hours and ends at midnight. Sailed in Company with HMS Concorde in Convoy. Hon’ble Compy’s Ships Ganges, Lord Belson, Lady Jane Dundas, Walthamstow, Hugh Inglis, Alexander, Sovereign, Harriet, Monarch & Huddart. Asia, Bengal & Lord Castlereagh joined in the Offing.

    [End of Harbour Log]

    [Start of Sea Log]

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    Earl St Vincent towards St Helena

    Thursday 26th March 1807.
    C&D S15E 32. Light airs & sultry hot weather. At 6pm The extremes of the Island of Ceylon. From NbW to ENE distance off shore or leagues, at 6am the extremes of the land from NE½N to N½W distance 12 or 14 leagues. I take a departure at Point de Galle in Latitude Lat 6.1N and Long 80.19E. Signal for boats with Officers. Lat 5.32N Long 80.32E.

    Friday 27th.
    C&D S28E., 41. Light airs and Calms with sultry hot weather. At 3pm the Concorde made signal. No 4 which we did not comprehend, unbent the Cables and stowed the Anchors. In Company with the fleet. Lat 4.56N Long 80.81E.

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    Earl St Vincent

    Saturday 28th March 1807.
    C&D S34E 35. Light airs variable with some squalls and occasional rain. Confined in irons Jno Wall and Thomas Macdonald for being drunk the former was very abusive to the Master at Arms, but both appearing sensible of their offence & Watt begging the Master at Arms pardon on the Quarter Deck by the Ships Company they were released from Confinement first promising future amendment. In Company with the fleet. Lat 4.29N Long 81.10E.

    Sunday 29th March 1807.
    C&D S22E 44. Light airs variable with sultry weather. At Noon reinstated Alexander Stephenson Gunner on his promise of keeping sober for the future. Pumped Ship. Could not perform divine service having variable winds & squally weather. Lat 3.45N Ong 81.26E.

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    Towards St Helena

    Monday 30th March 1807.
    C&D S50E 37. Light Airs NE variable and sultry hot weather.AM washed the Gun Deck and mustered the people at their Quarters. No observations the Sun being nearly vertical. Lat 3.19N Long 81.54E.

    Tuesday 31st March 1807.
    C&D S51E. 52. Light winds SW variable and rain. At Noon punished Hugh Rutherford Armourer with a dozen lashes for not obeying my orders “ to go to work at his Forge at daylight to make a Punch out of a piece of Priming Wire that had been broke into one of the touch-holes of a Gun on the Gun Deck. The Officer who had the Morning Watch went to him and repeated my orders and desire[?] him to proceed to work immediately. Not withstanding these orders were reiterated he was not at work at 10am. He again had the order given him but without effect. At noon when he was sent for to me on the Quarter Deck to give his reasons for not obeying the preceding orders he made a very insolent and improper reply & made use of mutinous language. Lat 2.46N Long 82.34E.

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    Earl St Vincent towards St Helena

    Wednesday1st April 1807.
    C&D S48E 63. Light airs with much rain on the latter part. Hove to for the Huddart. Squally with rain. The Commodore ordered the Huddart as being a very heavy sailer [slow]. Pumped Ship. In Company with the fleet. Huddart and Monarch’s Signal to make sail. Lat 2.50N (obs) Long 83.26E.

    Thursday 2nd April 1807.
    C&D S33E 80. Light breezes SWbS variable with squalls and rain. In Company with the fleet. Lat 1.43N Long 84.4E.

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    Towards St Helena

    Friday 3rd April 1807.
    C&D S28E 96. Fresh breezes SW Frequent squalls with some rain. Pumped Ship. In Company with the Fleet. Lat 0.25N Long 84.49E.

    [Crossed the Equator]

    Saturday 4th April 1807.
    C&D S28E 104. Light breezes SWbW with frequent squalls and much rain. The Ship having made some Water Pumped her out every 4 hours. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck too much swell to exercise the Great Guns. Lat O.47S Long 85.37E.

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    Earl St Vincent towards St Helena

    Sunday 5th April 1807.
    C&D S12E 128. Fresh breezes NE with much rain in the first part latter fair weather. Pumped Ship. Could not perform divine service being squally weather and heavy swell. Water expended 1755 gallons remains 17764. Lat 2.50S Long 86.3E

    Monday 6th April 1807.
    C&D S12E 82. First & middle parts moderate breezes WNW fair weather, latter light airs with fine weather. At daylight the Concorde with her main top Mast down. Noon Concorde got up Main top Masts. Lat 3.30S long 86.88E.

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    Towards St Helena

    Tuesday 7th April 1807.
    C&D S14E 31. Light airs West variable chiefly fair weather. Pumped Ship every 4 hours. In Company with the Fleet. Lat 3.54S Long 86.22E.

    Wednesday 8th April 1807.
    C&D S45E 18. Light airs and calm chiefly fair weather. Could not see the Commodore’s light. Went on board the Commodore. Lat 4.5S Long 86.38E.

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    Earl St Vincent towards St Helena

    Thursday 9th April 1807.
    C&D S13E 80. Light breezes SW and fine weather. Pumped Ship every 4 hours having judged she makes about 4 inches per hour. In Company with the Fleet. Lat 5.35S Long 86.57E.

    Friday 10th April 1807.
    C&D S2E 133. Moderate breezes WNW with frequent squalls & rain. Pumped Ship every 4 hours. All the fleet in Company. Signal 92 with our Pendant. Lat 7.33S Long 87.2E.

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    Towards St Helena

    Saturday 11th April 1807.
    C&D S5E 133. . Fresh breezes WNW in the first part with squally weather, the latter moderate and cloudy. Pumped Ship every four hours. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck too much swell to open the Ports [portholes] In Company with the fleet. Lat 9.47S Long 87.15E.

    Sunday 12th April 1807.
    C&D S2E 45. Light breezes WNW with cloudy weather. Pumped Ship every four hours. Tacking signal. Could not perform divine service being obliged to go on board Concorde per signal. Water expended this week 1803 gallons remains 15966. Lat 10.26S Long 87.17E.

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    Earl St Vincent towards St Helena

    Monday 13th April 1807.
    C&D S42W 95. Light breezes SEbS and very fine weather. Longitude by Chronometer Mean of 5 ships. Umped Ship every four hours. AM washed the Gun Deck and mustered the People at their Quarters. Lat 11.34S Long 86.13E.

    Tuesday 14th April 1807.
    C&D S41W 89. Light breezes SE & very fine weather. Pumped Ship every four hours. People employed working up Junk. Lat 12.28S Long 85.16E.

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    Towards St Helena

    Wednesday 15th April 1807.
    C&D S42W 93. Moderate breezes SEbE pleasant weather. Pumped Ship every four hours. Suspended Alexander Stephenson Gunner for drunkenness and neglect of Duty. In Company with the Fleet. Lat 13.22S Long 84.14E.

    Thursday 16th April 1807.
    C&D S40W 121. Pleasant breezes SE fine weather. At 7pm put in irons Emanuel Raimondo Seaman for attempting to stab Jno Peters seaman with a Chisel. At noon released the prisoner. The Officers having given him a good character, and he being sensible of the offence he had committed and a promise of good behaviour for the future. Lat 14.44S Long 82.54E.

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    Earl St Vincent towards St Helena

    Friday 17th April 1807. C&D S52W 142. Fresh breezes SEbE with frequent squalls and rain. Pumped Ship every four hours. AM Got up one of the hand Pumps as it could not be worked, discovered a quantity of Pitch & Oakum in it. Longitude Mean of the fleet 81.6E. In Company with the fleet. Lat 16.11S Long 80.38E.

    Saturday 18th April 1807.
    C&D S51 147. Fresh breezes SEbS with some showers of rain. Departed this life Church Boggs Private HM 77th Reg’t Pumped Ship every four hours. In consequence of Alexander Stephenson being suspended for drunkenness this day made Jno Denton an invalid seaman from the Concorde Gunner. AM washed the Gun Deck and exercised the people at the Guns. Harriet a long way astern. Lat 17.34S Long 78.4E.

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    Towards St Helena

    Sunday 19th April 1807.
    C&D S45W 145. Fresh breezes EbS fine weather and smooth water. Signals 48 and 92 to ye Harriet. AM Got up the larboard Pumps and examined them cleared out the Well. Having frequent showers of rain could not perform divine service on the Quarter Deck. Water expended this week 1740 gallons remains 14226. Lat 19.48S Long 77.6E

    Monday 20th April 1807.
    C&D S56W 110. Signal 134 to ye Huddart. Moderate breezes with fine weather. AM got the small bower Anchor within board and unstocked it. At noon spoke the Commodore. Pumped Ship every four hours. Makes about 2 inches water per hour. Exercised some of the Guns. Lat 20.37S Long 75.39E.

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    Earl St Vincent towards St Helena

    Tuesday 21st April 1807.
    C&D S60W 80. Light breezes EbN pleasant weather. Pumped Ship every 4 hours. People employed working up Junk, some hands exercising the Great Guns. Lat 21.22S Long 74.17E.

    Wednesday 22nd April 1807.
    C&D S60W 47. First & middle parts light breezes EbN and fair, the latter variable cloudy and rain. Shifted the Main top Sail. Pumped Ship. In Company with the Fleet. Lat 21.37S Long 73.34E.

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    Towards St Helena

    Thursday 23rd April 1807.
    C&D S58W 121. Fresh breezes SbE with some squalls of rain and swell from the South. Signal No.48 and 134 to ye Monarch. Pumped Ship every four hours she makes about 2 inches per hour. In Company with the fleet. Harriet a long way astern. Lat 22.41S Long 71.42E.

    Friday 24th April 1807.
    C&D S62W 166. Fresh breezes SE and mostly fine weather. In Company with the fleet. Lat 23.44S Long 69.2E.

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    Earl St Vincent towards St Helena

    Saturday 25th April 1807.
    C&D S58W 142. Pleasant breezes ESE chiefly fine weather. Longitude by chronometer from Ganges 63E, Asia 63.56E. Lord Nelson 63.0E & Concorde 63.25E. Signals No. 48 & 93 to ye Huddart. AM washed the Gun Deck and exercised the People at the Guns. Pumped Ship every four hours. She makes about 2 inches water per hour. Lat 24.18S Long 66.38E.

    Sunday 26th April 1807.
    C&D S64W 134. Moderate breezes SSE fine weather. towards noon variable and cloudy. Pumped Ship every four hours. Could not perform divine service on the Quarter Deck the wind being variable and likely to be squally. Signal 162 Ganges. Water expended this week 1563 gallons remains 12663. Lat 25.16S long 64.4E.

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    Towards St Helena

    Monday 27th April 1807.
    C&D S70W 128. Pleasant breezes East fine weather. At 3pm The Commodore made signal a strange sail to the ENE. At sunset the strange sail out of sight. AM Shifted topsails and Courses. In company with the fleet. Lat 25.59S Long 62.34E.

    Tuesday 28th April 1807.
    C&D S69W 118. pleasant breezes East. At 9am Longitude by 5 sights sun & moon 56.45E. Lat 26.24S Long 60.32E.

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    Earl St Vincent towards St Helena

    Wednesday 29th April 1807.
    C&D S67W 67. Variable winds North with some squalls Calm in the latter part. At 9am Commodore made signal for a boat with an Officer. Sent our boat. In company with the fleet. Lat 26.56S Long 59.22E.

    Thursday 30th April 1807.
    C&D S83W 109. First part moderate breezes South fine weather. latter fresh gales with rain and a heavy swell from the South. Pumped ship every four hours. AM Bent the Storm stay Sail. In Company with the fleet. Lat 27.8S Long 57.21E.

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    Towards St Helena

    Friday 1st May 1807.
    C&D N80W 115. First part strong breezes SSE and squally middle and latter strong gales with continual rain and a heavy swell. Could not see the Commodore the whole of the night. At 2am saw a ship’s light to Leeward and another to Windward. At daylight only one ship in sight bearing West. Burnt a blue light. Keep one Pump working constantly these 24 hours. Lat 26.47S Long 55.15E.

    Saturday 2nd May 1807.
    C&D N19W 23. First part strong gales with squalls and rain, middle and latter moderate and fair with a heavy swell at Southward, Saw nothing of the Commodore. At daylight saw six ships to the NE and two to the NW. Ship has made some Water as to require one Pump going without interruption. At 11am saw the Commodore he made signal for us to Tack. Wore Ship to join the fleet. Lat 26.26S Long 55.7E.

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    Earl St Vincent towards St Helena

    Sunday 3rd May 1807.
    C&D N45W 80. Moderate breezes WSW with some showers of rain. At half past 4pm joined the Commodore and fleet, found the Lord Nelson, Huddart & Harriet missing. At 5pm the Commodore made signal 103 & 93 to the Hugh Inglis with several Guns. In Company with the Commodore and 10 ships. Could not perform divine service being squally. Lat 24.45S Long 54.5E

    Monday 4th May 1807.
    C&D S71W 96. Light breezes SW and fair weather. Keep one Pump continuously working. In Company with the Fleet. Lat 15.16S Long 52.35E.

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    Earl St Vincent towards St Helena

    Tuesday 5th May 1807.
    C&D S44W 105. Moderate breezes SEbE and mostly fine weather. At 6am the Commodore had some signal flying but he being so much ahead could not make it out. Alexander hoisted 296. Kept the Pump going. AM washed the Gun Deck. At noon Signal to steer West. Commodore and part of the fleet a long way ahead Commodore Courses down ahead. Lat 26.34S Long 57.11E.

    Wednesday 6th May 1807.
    C&D S65W 167.Fresh breezes SbE and fine weather. At 1pm Confined in irons Henry Castor Seaman on a charge of stealing Sugar, by Mr Truman 5th Officer. At 10am Punished Henry Castor Seaman with 18 lashes for the aforesaid offence, also Jno Lewis seaman with one dozen lashes for refusing to twist Foxes[?] when the Boatswain ordered him. Lat 27.57S Long 48.12E.

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    Earl St Vincent towards St Helena

    Thursday 7th May 1807.
    C&D S57W 157. Pleasant breezes SSE fine weather. Keeping the Pump going the Ship makes about 5 inches of Water per hour. In Company with the fleet. Our signal to speak. Captain Cromer [of the Concorde] came on board. Lat 28.39S Long 45.28E.

    Friday 8th May 1807.
    C&D S76W 78. Moderate breezes EbS fine weather. Ship makes about 5 inches per hour, keep one pump going. In company with the fleet. Lat 28.49S Long 44.12E.

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    Towards St Helena

    Saturday 9th May 1807. C&D S76W 92. Pleasant breezes East very fine weather. AM washed the Gun Deck and exercised the People at the Guns. In company with the fleet. Signal 162 to the Hugh Inglis. Lat 29.20S long 42.30E.

    Sunday 10th May 1807.
    C&D S75W 44. Chiefly moderate and cloudy towards noon variable with some showers. Ship makes about 5 inches per hour. Keep one Pump working. Longitude by Chronometer mean of the fleet 35.25E. The wind being variable with some showers of rain could not perform divine service. Water expended this week 1461 gallons remains 9823. Lat 29.41S Long 40.23E.

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    Earl St Vincent towards St Helena

    Monday 11th May 1807.
    C&D S75W 136. Moderate breezes NEbN very fine weather. Keep one Pump going. AM The fleet except the Asia a long way ahead, Commodore Courses down. Lat 30.37S Long 37.52E.

    Tuesday 12th May 1807.
    C&D S75W 135. Pleasant breezes NNE fine weather. PM the Commodore so far ahead could not observe his signals. Employed filling salt water to trim Ship. Keep one Pump working the Ship makes about 5 inches water per hour. Signal 163 to ye Sovereign. Saw the land bearing NW. Lat 31.12S Long 35.20E.

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    Towards St Helena

    Wednesday 13th May 1807.
    C&D S34W 156. Fresh breezes EbN with heavy weather. At 1pm saw the land bearing NW distance 7 or 8 Leagues. At 5pm the extremes of the land at WbN to NE distance off shore 4 or 5 Leagues. Filled some salt water to trim the Ship. NB. I find by making the land at 16m that we have been set to the Westward about One degree more than the last Lunar gives and Chronometer as right. Lat 34.1S Long 28.9E.

    Thursday 14th May 1807.
    C&D S75W 49. First part fresh breezes NEbN and heavy, latter strong gales and a very large swell. Taken aback. At daylight Lord Castlereagh missing. Lat 34.57S Long 37.11E.

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    Earl St Vincent towards St Helena

    Friday 15th May 1807.
    C&D N10E 35. First and middle parts strong gales WNW and fair weather. The latter moderate and cloudy with a heavy swell. Commodore not in sight. Kept one Pump working and occasionally two. Wore Ship strong gales. At Noon the Commodore and all the fleet in sight except the Lord Castlereagh. Lat 36.6 (obs) Long 27,52E.

    Saturday 16th May 1807.
    C&D N59W 26. First part moderate and cloudy middle & latter fair with a great swell from the Westward. At daylight found the Sovereign missing. Longitude by Chronometer [5 sights] Lat 35.54S Long 27.25E.

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    Towards St Helena

    Sunday 17th May 1807.
    C&D N42W First & middle parts fresh breezes NE and fair weather latter strong winds and cloudy. Longitude by Sun & Moon at 2pm 22.34E. At Noon saw the land bearing N½W 12 or 14 leagues. The wind too strong and too large a swell to perform divine service on the Quarter Deck. Water expended this week 1535 gallons remains 8279. Lat 34.16S Long 26.44E

    Monday 18th May 1807.
    C&D S12E 31. First & middle parts strong gales NW latter moderate and fair weather. Down top Gallant Yards. At 5pm the extremes of the land to the E’wards ENE about 6 leagues. At 7pm the extremes of the land at NNW to ENE a remarkable flat hill N¾E off shore about 10 leagues. Find the Hugh Inglis missing we have now only 7 ships exclusive of HMS Concorde. Up top Gallant Yards. Lat 35.10S Long 27.24E.

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    Earl St Vincent towards St Helena

    Tuesday 19th May 1807.
    C&D S27E 58. Chiefly strong gales WSW with fair weather, towards noon variable drizzling rain and moderating with a great swell. The Ship makes so much water as to require two Pumps constantly working. HMS Concorde and 6 Indiamen in Company. Ganges a long way to Leeward. Lat 35.50S Long 27.54W.

    Wednesday 20th May 1807.
    C&D N54E 39. Strong gales West throughout with a heavy swell from the Westward. At 5pm made the signal & Telegraph to the Commodore that we are leaky and not to press us with carrying sail as we keep two Pumps constantly going. Finds she makes Water at the Wood ends forward. The above signal was answered by HMS Concorde ”So – so”. At 10am spoke the Ganges inform me she makes 14 inches water per hour. In company with the remaining fleet. Lat 35.51S Long ----.

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    Towards St Helena

    Thursday 21st May 1807.
    C&D S65E 30. Strong gales NWbN frequent hard squalls and a very large Sea. Hove to. At 2pm saw 5 ships to the Eastward made signal to get the Commodore, we soon discovered them to be English East Indiamen, they came into the fleet and hove to. I made signal to one nearest to us to show her number which was answered Baring, she then informed by Telegraph there was hard fighting between France and Prussia, too much Sea to hoist a boat out, at 5pm they made sail. Saw nothing of the Commodore all night. The Ship has made so much Water as to keep two Pumps going without intermission and occasionally three Pumps are employed. NB The weather proving very bad in the night at daylight the Ganges was the only ship in sight. Lat 36.37S Long ----.

    Friday 22nd May 1807.
    C&D N53E 37. Strong gales NbE in the first part with very hard squalls thunder & lightning and hail, middle & latter moderate and fair with a heavy swell. Split the main top sail & carried away the main the main stay sail stay. Ganges bearing East. At half past 10 saw a strange sail to the NW standing to the Eastward, she showed American colours on passing us. Bent new main top Sail. In Company with the Ganges. Lat 36.15S Long 21.34E (chr.).

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    Earl St Vincent

    Saturday 23rd May 1807.
    C&D N61E 52. First and middle parts strong gales NW with hard squalls and a large Sea, latter part moderate & fair. At 3pm joined the Ganges a strange sail being near her signal she was from Bremen last from Batavia her papers regular. Kept two Pumps going constantly. At 9am made signal to Ganges to steer NW. At noon the strange sail NE. Lat 37.11S Long 21.5E (chr.).

    Sunday 24th May 1807.
    C&D N10E 35. First part moderate West and fair middle calm, latter fresh gales and cloudy. Fidded the Main top gallant Masts. At 10am 2 strange sail to the NE. Ship has not made quite so much water the last 24 hours, in company with the Ganges who informed me she is very leaky. Ganges Longitude by Chronometer 21.45E. Cannot perform divine service, People obliged to attend the Pumps. Lat 37.2S Long 21.4 (chr.).

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    Towards St Helena

    Monday 25th May 1807.
    C&D S34W 46. First part fresh gales NWbW and cloudy middle and latter moderate and fair. Ganges Longitude per chronometer at Noon yesterday 20.57E. At 9am Captain Harrington came on board informs me the Ganges makes 22 inches of water per hour and that leak is about the Wood ends and Stern that he could not carry much sail. We have been obliged to bear down to her frequently as she holds a very bad wind and carries little sail. We make as much water as requires 2 Pumps perpetually working. Lat 36.38S Long 22.0E.

    Tuesday 26th May 1807.
    C&D S14W 21. Moderate breezes NWbW and cloudy weather. Confined in irons Andrew Thompson Seaman for abusive language to Mr Brooks 3rd Officer. Ganges in Company. One Pump continually working. Scraped & cleaned the Gun Deck. Lat 36.43S Long 21.59E (chr.)

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    Earl St Vincent towards St Helena

    Wednesday 27th May 1807.
    C&D S11E 27. First and middle parts moderate SW latter hard gales with exceeding high Sea. Hove to for the Ganges Signal 48 & 49 and Compass signal WNW. Kept the Pumps going. At 1pm released Andrew Thompson from confinement. The Ganges in Company several signals were made by her the substance of which was “The leak was increasing and her situation was very distressing”. Down top gallant Yards and Masts and Jib boom. Lat 37.11S Long 22.24E (chr.)

    Thursday 28th May 1807.
    C&D S72E 40. Strong gales with frequent hard squalls and a large Sea. From 2 to 5pm several signals from the Ganges she being about 4 miles ahead we could only make out one of them expressing her very distressing situation. We could not give her any Assistance as we were laying to under close reefed Main topsail blowing very hard with frequent sudden squalls, continued to burn blue lights throughout the night which we answered and kept as near her as our situation could admit. At daylight she bore SEbS about 4 miles we discovered she had a signal of distress flying at her Main top Mast head, with a continual firing of Guns. We immediately bore down to her under all possible sail. At 9am she made signal per Telegraph “The Ship is sinking send boats immediately”. The swell too great at the time to hoist out the boats: but it soon after subsiding the only Boat we had was hoisted out and sailed to her. The wind being light and variable we were unable to get near her before Noon, when she bore SSEbS 2 miles. Lat 37.41S Long ----.

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    Towards St Helena

    Friday 29th May 1807.
    C&D S58E 9. Light airs variable and very fine weather. At half past 1pm the launch from the Ganges came alongside with all the Passengers and several other Persons. Rec’d them all on board and sent the Boat back again immediately accompanied by our Boat. The boats continued to pass to and from the Ship until every individual belonging to her was got on board us. Captain Harrington came on board in the last boat at 9pm and informed me when he quitted the Ganges she had 10 feet of water in her Well, we continued by her during the night, Captain Harrington expressing a desire in the Morning to return to her again. At 7am wore and stood towards her and at 9am Captain Harrington left the St Vincent for the purpose of boarding her, but in his approach the ship he observed the Water running out of the scuttles on the Gun Deck the Forecastle being nearly under water and the Ship gradually sinking. He fortunately did not board her thinking it would be attended with imminent danger, in less than 10 minutes after this period she foundered and not a vestige remained in view of this unfortunate Ship. Longitude by Sun & Moon at half past 10am 19.50E. Lat 38.15S Long 20.42E (chr.).

    Saturday 30th May 1807.
    C&D ----. 68. Light breezes NbE very fair weather. Variously employed and making arrangements for the accommodation of the Passengers and Crew of the Hon Coys late Ship Ganges who amounted to 209 & with our own People 439 Souls. NB By the Chronometer we are 28 miles to the Westward of accounts and 23 miles to the South since yesterday. Went to allowance of Quantity of Water per man in consequence of the number of People on board. Lat ---- Long ----.

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    Earl St Vincent towards St Helena

    Sunday 31st May 1807.
    C&D N25W 103. Moderate breezes NEbN very fine weather. Ship makes so much water as to require one Pump constantly working and sometimes two. Punished Jno Travers [/Trevor] Seaman with One dozen lashes for making use of insolent language to Mr Monday 4th Officer and Emanuel Frederics Seaman with two dozen lashes for absenting himself from watch and neglect of duty. Employed trimming the Ship the Pepper having shifted over to the Port in the last Gale. People at the Pumps cannot perform Divine Service. Expended this week 1411 gallons remains 5541. Lat 37.15S Long 16.29E.

    Monday 1st June 1807.
    C&D N84W 109. Moderate breezes EbN fine weather. Longitude by several sights of the Sun and Moon at 10am 14.50E. AM washed and cleaned the Gun Deck Keep one Pump working and sometimes two. Tacked. Lat 37.10S Long 14.19E.

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    Towards St Helena

    Tuesday 2nd June 1807.
    C&D N16E 97. Moderate breezes NbE variable with some showers and smooth water. Ship makes so much water as to keep one Pump working and sometimes two. Lat 35.31S Long 14.27E.

    Wednesday 3rd June 1807.
    C&D N21W 119. Moderate breezes WNW chiefly fine weather. Keep one Pump working. Lat 33.57S Long 14.31E.

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    Earl St Vincent towards St Helena

    Thursday 4th June 1807.
    C&D N25W 41. First part moderate breezes SbW middle calm, latter light airs and fair throughout. Ship makes about 12 inches of Water per hour. Lat 32.59S Long 13.0E.

    Friday 5th June 1807.
    C&D N32W 97. Chiefly light breezes with very fine weather. People employed on Sundry necessary Jobs. Ship makes the same water as yesterday. Out jib and spritsail Yard. Lat 31.54S Long 12.14E.

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    Towards St Helena

    Saturday 6th June 1807.
    C&D N32W 141. Moderate breezes SE pleasant weather. Ship makes about 10 inches of water per hour. PM washed the Gun Deck and mustered the People to their Quarters. The strange sail bearing SE half topsails down. Lat 30.17S Long 10.21E

    Sunday 7th June 1807.
    C&D N50W 164. Fresh breezes SbE fine weather with large swell. At sunset the stranger SE courses down. At daylight the stranger not in sight. Pumped the Ship out 3 times within the hour. The ship rolling very much prevented divine service being performed on the quarter Deck. Expended 1165 gallons of water this week remains 4370. Lat 28.26S Long 7.32E.

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    Earl St Vincent towards St Helena

    Monday 8th June 1907.
    C&D N54W 150. Pleasant breezes SSE and fine weather. At 3pm saw a Brig to the NE standing to the NW, at 5 hauled towards her and fired a Gun, but finding he had no wish to speak, and sailing better than we did stood on our course again in the morning she was not in sight. Ship makes about 12 inches water per hour. Lat 26.53S Long 4.55E. [Captain Jones is clearly worried about the sea worthiness of the ship, hense trying to speak to the passing ship.]

    Tuesday 9th June 1807.
    C&D N47W 107. Pleasant breezes SSE fine weather. People and Tradesmen employed on Sundry necessary work. Ship made same water as yesterday. Lat 25.49S Long 3.16E.

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    Towards St Helena

    Wednesday 10th June 1807.
    C&D N34W 113. Moderate trade SbE and fair weather. People employed on Sundry necessary Jobs. The Ship makes as much water as per days past can hear it rushing into the Magazine. Lat 24.8S Long 1.57E.

    Thursday 11th June 1807.
    C&D N31W 104. Light breezes SE and cloudy weather. AM stocked the small bower anchor. Longitude by Sun & Moon at 2pm 3.25E.The Ship makes about 14 inches water per hour. At noon punished Emanuel Frederics with 2 dozen lashes for Theft. Cloudy. Lat 22.35S Long 0.57E.

    [Crossed the date line]

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    Earl St Vincent towards St Helena

    Friday 12th June 1807.
    C&D N31W 90. Light trade SbE fine weather. Longitude by mean of several sights of the Sun & moon at 3pm 0.56E at Greenwich. Ship makes about 16 inches per hour. Lat 21.18S Long 0.5W.

    Saturday 13th June 1807.
    C&D N30W 122. Moderate breezes SE fine weather. Employed shifting sails and bending the old ones. Ship makes the same water as yesterday. Lat 19.34S Long 1.19W.

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    Towards St Helena

    Sunday 14th June 1807.
    C&D N3W 154. Fresh trade SbE fine weather towards noon squally. AM Washed the Gun Deck and examined every man’s chist bag and Hammock several articles of Wearing Apparel etc having been stolen. In consequence of the above circumstance could not perform divine service. Water expended this week 1165 gallons remains 3212. Water expended this week 1165 gallons remains 3213. Lat 17.24S Long 2.55W.

    Monday 15th June 1807.
    C&D N49W 150. Fresh breezes SEbS cloudy weather. Ship makes the same water as per days past. Lat 15.55S Long 5.1W.

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    Earl St Vincent.

    Tuesday 16th June 1807.
    C&D ---- ----.Very fresh trade SE with hard squalls in the night. Cloudy. At half past 2pm saw the Island of St Helena bearing NWbW 12 or 14 leagues. At 6pm Barn Point NbW½W distance 4 or 5 leagues, a strange sail WbN. Split fore topsail, shifted it At 10am anchored in roads in 20 fms Water. Sugar Loaf Point ENE, the flagstaff S½W off shore half mile. SE hard squalls, split the Jib. Found riding here HMS Antelope and Concorde and the HC Ships Lady Dundas, Bengal, Hugh Inglis, Walthamstow, Asia, Lord Castlereagh, Lord Nelson, Monarch, Sovereign, Harriet, Huddart and Alexander. The Stow[?] Ships Worcester, Alfred & Montrose. 2 Whalers and a Swede. Lat -- Long --.

    [Change from Sea Log to Harbour Log]

    Wednesday 17th June.
    Fresh breezes fom the SE with squalls and rain. Rec’d a Boat of Water. Employed hoisting up and starting salt water. AM Captain Jones and Passengers went on shore. PM Jno McCraw Seaman belonging to the late HCS Ganges departed is life. Ship makes 16 inches Water per hour. PM arrived the HCS Lord Castlereagh.

    Thursday 18th June.
    Ditto winds and weather, employed trimming Ship by the Stern to search for leaks. AM struck top gallant Masts and Yards. PM a boat from HMS Antelope came on board with an Officer and took 35 of the Men belonging to the late HCS Ganges. Captain Jones came on board. Arrived the HCS Extra Ship Monarch.

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    In St Helena roads.

    Friday 19th June 1807.
    Light winds variable with heavy rains. PM weighed and Warped the Ship farther in shore and Anchored with the Best bower in 10 fathoms mud[?] off Munden Fort. Let go the small bower under foot. PM Rec’d 33 Men from the HMS Antelope, part of the crew belonging to the late HCS Ganges.

    Saturday 20th.
    Light winds variable with some showers. Moored Ship with the small Bower to Leeward otherwise employed under the Boatswain, blacking the Yards and about the rigging. Carpenter over the Bows. Caulker on the Bends discovered the ship to make water on the Starboard side of the Stern at the wood[?] ends.

    Sunday 21st.
    Light winds from the SE and cloudy, employed receiving Water. Carpenters & Caulkers as yesterday. AM HMS Antelope made the signal for Commanders, rec’d 2 boats of Water. PM The Master Attendant came on board and mustered the Ships Company, sent the Powder on shore at Ruperts Valley, searching for the Leak and lightening the Ship by the head

    Monday 22nd June 1807.
    Light winds from the SE and cloudy. AM HMS Antelope made the signal for a boat with an Officer. Carpenter under the Boatswain, Caulker on the Bends on the larboard side found some Butts very bad. AM arrived an American ship from China. PM a brig from the Cape. PM an Officer came on board from HMS Antelope with 30 Men to assist the ship.

    Tuesday 23rd.
    Light SE winds and fair weather, employed receiving Water and stowing the Lazaretto. PM found the Ship make much Water under the Counter on the Starboard, run the Guns Aft otherwise employed hoisting in Water and trimming the Ship by the Stern.

    Wednesday 24th.
    Light winds SE fair weather, employed receiving Water and about the rigging. Carpenter on the Bows Caulker on the bends and otherwise stowing the Lazaretto.

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    Earl St Vincent in St Helena roads

    Thursday 25th June 1807.
    Light SE winds and fair weather. Employed clearing he Lazaretto and trimming by the Stern. At 10am found the leak forwards had stopped Draft of Water forwards 19.6 supposed it to proceed from the scarfing of the Stern which was open and without a stop Water. Fidded the top gallant Masts and crossed top gallant Yards, Ship making 14 inches per hour.

    Friday 26th.
    Moderate winds SE cloudy weather employed re-stowing the Lazaretto and transporting the Guns forward, and receiving Water. Carpenters and Caulkers under the Stern and Counter, at 1pm Commodore made signal for everybody to repair on board their respective Ships. Ship still makes 14 inches of water per hour. Sent a barrel of Powder on shore to the Ordinance Office. Rec’d the Powder from the shore belonging to the Ship.

    Saturday 27th June 1807.
    Fresh breezes SE cloudy weather, at daylight Commodore made signal to unmoor. Employed stowing the Lazaretto and clearing Ship for Sea. At 11am unmoored and hove into 30 fathoms, hoisted in the Long boat. At noon the Commodore made signal to weigh. Captain Jones and Passengers came on board. At 2pm Carpenter finished under counter, got their Stages in. Commodore at 3pm made signal to weigh, informed him by Telegraph we were waiting for the Government Dispatches, he repeated the signal to weigh and drove out. At 5made signal to make sail and come within hail, spoke him Captain Jones informed him we were still without the Purser and Company’s Pacquet, the Commodore replied he should make sail and Captain Jones might follow or bore up and made Sail. At 6pm saw a boat astern hove to and Picked her up. Mr Pears Purser came on board out of her with the Company’s Packet. NB The occurrences from Noon belong to Sunday’s Log.

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    In St Helena roads

    Saturday continued.
    Sailed in Company with the following Ship under Convoy of HMS Antelope. Lady Jane Dundas, Hugh Inglis, Walthamstow, Asia, Bengal, Lord Nelson, Lord Castlereagh, Alexander, Sovereign, Harriet, Huddart, Monarch, Scorpion (Whaler), Torturia (Swede), Atlantic (Whaler), and a Brig.

    [End of Harbour Log]

    [Start of Sea Log]

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    Earl St Vincent towards England

    Sunday 28th June 1807.
    C&D N41W 103. Pleasant breezes fine weather. At 10pm the body of the Island bearing ESE 6 or 7 miles. At 4pm our signal to weigh and bring to. At 5pm our signal to come within hail. At half past spoke the Commodore who asked me the reason of our not coming out sooner, informed him we were waiting for the Governors Dispatches and the Purser had not yet brought them off, he answered he should immediately make sail and I might follow him and then made Sail after him. At 7pm saw a boat pulling up on our Wake, hove to and Picked her up she had the Purser and the Company’s Packets took them on board and made sail in Company with all the Fleet. Could not perform divine service being obliged to attend to Company Matters. Lat 14.42S Long 6.59W.

    Monday 29th June 1807.
    C&D N38W 96. Light breezes East fine weather. Ship makes 10 inches Water per hour. AM hauled up the Cables and took the service off. At 10am The Antelope made signal to the Swedish Ship Torturia to receive a tow rope, and soon after took her on tow. In company with the Fleet. Lat 13.25S Long 8W.

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    Towards England

    Tuesday 30th June 1807.
    C&D N37W 95. Light breezes SEbE pleasant weather. Ship makes about 16 inches of Water per hour, keep the small pumps constantly working. Commodore towing the Swede. All the fleet in Company. Longitude per Chronometer mean of the fleet 9.14W. Lat 12.8S Long 8.59W.

    Wednesday 1st July 1807.
    C&D N36W 120. Moderate breezes SEbE cloudy pleasant weather. At 5pm a signal for the Sovereign to take the Brig in Tow. At 11am the Commodore made to Signal per Telegraph “Hope your leak is not increasing” answered “We make 16 inches per hour”. In company with the Fleet. Lat 10.26S Long 10.11W.

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    Earl St Vincent towards England

    Thursday 2nd July 1807.
    C&D N36W 127. Pleasant trade SE with fine weather. Keep two pumps working. In company with the fleet. The Commodore towing the Swede the Sovereign the Brig. Longitude per mean of the fleet 11.50W. Lat 8.51S Long 11.27W.

    Friday 3rd July 1807.
    C&D N36W 107. Moderate breezes SEbE pleasant weather. AM un-stocked the small bower Anchor and stow it in The Forecastle. SM Signal for the Lord Castlereagh to take the Brig in Tow and the Walthamstow to take the Castlereagh station. Longitude per mean of the fleet 12.53W. Lat 7.35S Long 12.30W.

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    Towards England

    Saturday 4th July 1807.
    C&D N35W 124. Pleasant trade SE fine weather. Keep two pumps going. AM washed the Gun Deck and exercised the People at the Guns. In company with the fleet. Longitude by mean of the fleet 14.10W. Lat 5.50S Long 13.42W.

    Sunday 5th July 1807.
    C&D N53W 143. Pleasant breezes SSE Fair. Keep two Pumps working. Could not perform divine service the People being busy employed at the Pumps. Longitude per mean of the fleet. 15.53W. Signal to the Lord Nelson to make more sail. Water expended this week 2228 gallons remains 14960 [?]. Lat 3.56S Long 15.6W.

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    Earl St Vincent towards England

    Monday 6th July 1807.
    C&D N35W 150. Pleasant trade SEbS and fair weather. Ship makes 15 inches of water per hour. In company with the fleet. Longitude by mean of the fleet. Signal to the Atlantic to form the order of Sailing. Lat 1.59S Long 16.32W.

    Tuesday 7th July 1807.
    C&D N24W 130. Pleasant breezes SSE cloudy. AM got the small bower anchor and un-stocked it. Ship makes the water as yesterday. In company with the fleet. Commodore towing the Swede, Lord Castlereagh the Brig. Commodore signal to the Scorpion to come within hail. Lat 0.11S Long 17.25W.

    [Crossed the Equator]

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    Towards England

    Wednesday 8th July 1807.
    C&D N23W 115. Moderate breezes cloudy weather. Signal to close. People employed working up Junk. Ship makes 16 inches per hour. In company with the Fleet. Longitude by mean of the Fleet. 20.10W. Lat 1.32N Long 18.19W.

    Thursday 9th July 1807.
    C&D N22W 128. Moderate breezes SSE cloudy weather. Tradesmen employed about sundry necessary Jobs. Longitude by Chronometer mean of the Fleet 21.12W. Lat 4.4N Long 18.57W.

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    Earl St Vincent towards England

    Friday 10th July 1807.
    C&D N23W 124. Pleasant breezes SbE cloudy weather. Set the fore rigging up. Ship makes about 16 inches of water per hour. In company with the Fleet. Longitude by mean of the fleet 21.57W. Lat 6.8N long 19.49W.

    Saturday 11th July 1807.
    C&D N23W 62. First part light breezes SbE and cloudy, middle & latter variable with rain. Keep two Pumps going. In company with the Fleet. Lightning & small rain. Signal to close, Commodore and Lord Castlereagh cast off Tows. Lat 6.49N Long 20.14W.

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    Towards England

    Sunday 12th July 1807.
    C&D N26W 53. Variable winds squally & rain. Ship makes about 16 inches water per hour. At daylight the Swede and brig a long way Astern. Signal for Lord Castlereagh to take the brig in Tow. Rain. Could not perform divine service being squally & rain. Longitude by mean of the fleet. 22.33W. Expended this week 1736 gallons remains 13223. Lat 7.52N Long 20.38W.

    Monday 13th July 1807.
    C&D N22W 48. Light airs NE and calms with rain in the night. At Noon made the signal to send a boat on board the Commodore, answered in the affirmative. Signal ships astern to make more sail. In company with the fleet. Longitude per mean of the fleet 22.52W. Lat 8.38N Long 20.56W.

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    Earl St Vincent towards England

    Tuesday 14th July 1807.
    C&D N14W 40. Variable winds with much rain. At 7am Saw a strange sail to the NNE standing to the South. At 9am Commodore made signal for the fleet to stand on although he did otherwise. At 10am Hove to and sent his boat on board The strange sail who show Portuguese colours. Lat 9.30N Long 21.6W.

    Wednesday 15th July 1807.
    C&D N3W 43. Light variable winds and sometimes rain. Commodore signal to close. At 8am Commodore signal the Portuguese ship he spoke yesterday was 22 days from Lisbon not any News. In company with the Fleet. Longitude per mean of the Fleet 22.43W. Lat 10.13N Long 21.10W.

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    Earl St Vincent towards England

    Thursday 16th July 1807.
    C&D North 12. Light airs N fine weather. Ship makes the same Water as before. AM Set up the Main rigging. In company with the fleet. Longitude by mean of the fleet 22.43W. Tacked. Lat 9.43N Long 21.10W

    Friday 17th July 1807.
    C&D N50E 59. Light breezes NNW fine weather. Signal to close. In company with the fleet. Longitude per mean of the fleet 21.43W. Lat 10.38N Long 20.24W.

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    Earl St Vincent towards England

    Saturday 18th July 1807.
    C&D N80W18. Light airs NNW calms and fair weather. Ship makes as much water took up the two hand pumps continually going. AM Washed the Gun Deck and exercised the people at the Guns. Lat 10.39N Long 20.42W.

    Sunday 19th July 1807.
    C&D N79W 69. First part light airs middle &latter light breezes cloudy weather and rain. Keep the Pumps going continually working. Squally with rain this fore noon, could not perform Divine Service on the Quarter Deck. Water expended this week 1838 gallons remains 11603. Longitude per Mean of the Fleet 22.7W. Lat 11.3N Long 21.31W.

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    Towards England

    Monday 20th July 1807.
    C&D N33W 55. Variable winds NEbN with had rain at times. Keep two Pumps continually going. In company with the fleet. Longitude per mean of the fleet 23.40W. Signal to steer NNW. Lat 11.50N Long 22.25W.

    Tuesday 21st July 1807.
    C&D N30W 34. Light airs West and fine weather. At 10am The Commodore made signal to exercise the Great Guns and small arms, answered and exercised some of our great Guns. Ship makes the same Water as before. Longitude Mean of the Fleet 24.3W. Lat 12.11N Long 22.43W.

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    Earl St Vincent

    Wednesday 22nd July 1807.
    C&D West 81. Light breezes NbW very fine weather. The Ship makes the same water as before. At 10am Saw a ship to the NW standing to the Southward. Commodore went in chase of her. At Noon the Commodore spoke the strange sail. Lat 11.56N Long 24.6W.

    Thursday 23rd July 1807.
    C&D N16W 48. Light airs and cloudy weather. Bore up to join the Monarch. At 3pm The Commodore informed the fleet per Telegraph “ there had been a change of Administration, the French had been driven back by the Russians for several days and we were at war with Turkey. In company with the fleet. At 10am after signal went on board the Commodore. Lat 12.9N Long 24.54W.

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    Towards England

    Friday 24th July 1807.
    C&D N22W 52.light breezes ENE fine weather. Ship makes 16 inches water per hour, keep two Pumps constantly working. In company with the fleet. Longitude Mean of the fleet 27.14W. Signal stern most ships make more sail. Lat 12.59N Long 25.24W.

    Saturday 25th July 1807.
    C&D N38W 57. Light breezes EbN and fine weather. Hove to for the Monarch to come up. AM washed the Gun Deck. Longitude by mean of the fleet 27.56W. Lat 13.24N Long 25.50W.

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    Earl St Vincent

    Sunday 26th July 1807.
    C&D N78W 83. Moderate breezes NNE cloudy towards noon, variable & squally. Lord Castlereagh towing the Monarch. Ship makes the same water as before. At noon mustered the ships Company could not perform Divine service being variable, squally with rain. Longitude by mean of the fleet 29.33W. Water expended this week 1756 gallons remains 9147. Lat 13.47N Long 27.14W.

    Monday 27th July 1807.
    C&D N78W 50. Light variable winds and fine weather. Longitude by mean of the fleet 30.13W. in company with the fleet. Signal to steer NE. Lat 14.0N Long 28.5W.

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    Towards England

    Tuesday 28th July 1807.
    C&D N22W 115. A steady trade East and cloudy weather. At half past 10am the Commodore Tacked and went in chase of a vessel to the SE made our signal to lead the Fleet and 77 to the Walthamstow. At Noon the Stanger show Danish Colours and bore EbS. Ship makes same water as some time past. In company with the Fleet. Lat 15.42N Long 28,50W.

    Wednesday 29th July 1807.
    C&D N20W 102. Moderate breezes ENE cloudy weather. At 3pm The Commodore spoke the Danish Ship. AM employed un-stowing the Lazaretto and examining our water Butts having found several of them to have leaked very much. At 5am the Alexander made signal of a Lunar obs. 31.45W. A strange sail to the NW. Lat 17.6N Long 29.43W.

    [Page 189:]

    Earl St Vincent

    Thursday 30th July 1807.
    C&D N45W 116. Moderate breezes NEbE with some light squalls. Employed filling water to trim Ship. Keep two Pumps continually working. In company with the fleet. Longitude by mean of the fleet. 33.2W. Strange sail NE. Lat 18.18N long 31.9W.

    Friday 31st July 1807.
    C&D N41W 107. Pleasant trade NEbN with some squalls at times. Bore down to the Monarch. At 9am Departed this life Mr George Cole 6th Officer. Ship makes 18 inches per hour. The Monarch goes to Leeward so much as to oblige us to bear up to her frequently. Lat 19.37N Long 32.23W.

    [Page 190:]

    Towards England

    Saturday 1st August 1807.
    C&D N28W 98. Pleasant breezes NEbE and fine weather. At 5pm hoisted the colours half-mast high and committed the body of the deceased Mr Cole to the Deep. Employed examining the Water Casks in the Lazaretto. Keep 2 Pumps working. Longitude by Mean of the Fleet 35.6W. Lat 20.55N Long 33.11W,

    Sunday 2nd August 1807.
    C&D N21W 68. Light breezes NE in the first and middle parts later calm and fair weather. Ship continues to make the same Water. It being calm all morning and having occasion to brace the Yards frequently about to keep up the ships head the right way, could not perform Divine Service on the Quarter Deck. Water expended this week 1858 gallons remains 7989. Lat 21.41N Long 33.37W.

    [Page 191:]

    Earl St Vincent

    Monday 3rd August 1807.
    C&D N22W 110. Pleasant breeze NEbE fine weather. Shortened sail for the Castlereagh and her Tow, In company with the fleet. Longitude per mean of the Fleet 36.8W. Bore up to the ships to Leeward. Signal to close. Lat 23.27N Long 34.20W.

    Tuesday 4th August 1807.
    C&D N28W 104. Pleasant breezes ENE fine weather. Keep the Pumps working continually. People working up Junk. At daylight finding ourselves to Leeward of the Fleet braced sharp up and regained our station. In company with the Fleet. Lat 24.46N Long 38.3W.

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    Towards England

    Wednesday 5th August 1807.
    C&D N22W 100. Pleasant breezes EbN in the first and middle parts, latter variable with showers of rain. Keep two Pumps working. In company with the Fleet. Bore down on the Monarch. Lat 26.30N Long 35.34W.

    Thursday 6th August 1807.
    C&D N12W 102. Light breezes variable and squalls in the latter part. Ship makes Water as before. AM Hauled up the best bower cables and put the mooring service on them. In company with the Fleet. Longitude per mean of the Fleet 3.51W. Showers. Lat 28.2N Long 36,8W.

    [Page 193:]

    Earl St Vincent

    Friday 7th Aug 1807.
    C&D N12W 119. Moderate breezes East fine weather. Keep two pumps working. AM Hauled up the sheet and small bower Cables, and put a service on the small bower. In company with the Fleet. Signal 84 and 93 starboard, Signal to close. Lat 30.1N Long 36.25W.

    Saturday 8th July 1807.
    C&D N22W 106. Fresh breezes NE fine weather a large swell. At 3pm the Alexander made the signal having had Lunar observation 38.48W. AM washed the Gun Deck and mustered the People to the Quarter Deck too much swell to exercise. Signal to continue the same course the Commodore did otherwise. Lat 31.40N Long 37.12W.

    [Page 194:]

    Towards England

    Sunday 9th August 1807.
    C&D N29W 95.moderate breezes NEbE chiefly fine weather. Ship makes as much water as to keep two pumps constantly working. Longitude per mean of the Fleet 41.3W. The wind being variable with squally weather could not perform Divine Service on the Quarter Deck. Water expended this week 1688 gallons remains 6301. Lat 33.15N 37.56W.

    Monday 10th August 1807.
    C&D N11W 63. Light breezes variable fine weather. At 9pm went on board the Commodore. Ship makes the same water as before. Lat 34.18N long 38.11W.

    [Page 195:]

    Earl St Vincent.

    Tuesday 11th August 1807.
    C&D N5E 43. Light breezes hot weather. variable East. PM Commodore made signal for the fleet to supply us with a butt of Water each ship. Ship made the same water as before. Signal to steer NEbE. Lat 34.59N Long 38.60W.

    Wednesday 12th August 1807.
    N20E 21.light breezes and Calm with sultry weather. In company with the Fleet. Lat 35.31N Long 37.58W.

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    Towards England

    Thursday 13th August 1807.
    C&D N55E 46. Light airs West sultry weather. At 9am Commodore made signal to lead the fleet whilst he went in chase of the Brig, at 11am he spoke her. Keep two Pumps continually working. In company with the Fleet. Longitude per mean of the fleet 40.37W. Signal to continue the same course and sail. Commodore courses down bearing NWbN. Lat 36.2N Long 37.13 W.

    Friday 14th August 1807.
    C&D North 29. Light airs and calms and sultry hot weather. Keep two Pumps working, the Ship makes more water within these few days. In company with the fleet. The vessel the Commodore spoke yesterday was an American 21 days from Lisbon. Lat 36.13N Long 37.13W.

    [Page 197:]

    Earl St Vincent

    Saturday 15th August 1807.
    C&D N50E 90. Fresh breezes SWbW variable with rain in the first part, latter fair weather. AM washed the Gun Deck. At 7pm the Commodore made signal to lead the fleet, he went in chase of the Brig, at 9 spoke her, an American 35 days from Cadiz, Not any News. Longitude per mean of the fleet. 38.45W. Lat 37.7N Long 35.45W.

    Sunday 16th August 1807.
    C&D S86E 45. Fresh breezes NE with cloudy weather and a large swell in the latter part. Squalls with rain. Ship makes the same water as before, Keep two Pumps going. The swell too great to perform divine service on the Quarter Deck. Lat 36.39N long 34.52W.

    [Page 198:]

    Towards England

    Monday 17th August 1807.
    C&D N15W 46. Light breezes NEbE calm in the latter part fair weather. Course Signal to steer NE. AM Shifted some of our sails. Keep two Pumps constantly working. At daylight hove to per signal judge the Swede has sprung a leak as she had people at work over her Bows some of the Commodore’s boats are on board her. A strange ship to the SE. Lat 37.40N Long 35.6.

    Tuesday 18th August 1807.
    C&D N27E 84. First part light airs and Calms, middle & latter pleasant breeze and fair towards noon variable and rain. At daylight neither the strange ship or sloop in sight. In company with the Fleet. Longitude per mean of the Fleet 38.0W. Lat 38.56N Long 34.18W.

    [Page 199:]

    Earl St Vincent

    Wednesday 19th August 1807.
    C&D N39E 73. Moderate breezes NNW fine weather. Keep two pumps constantly working. In company with the Fleet. Lat 39.32N Long 32.46W.

    Thursday 20th August 1807.
    C&D N55E 118. Fresh breezes NW with some squalls and a large Northerly swell. At 1pm Departed this life Samuel Pearce Seaman at 7 buried the corpse. At daylight a strange sail to the SE the Commodore went in chase of her, at 9am he spoke her she showed American Colours. Keep two Pumps working. Commodore joined the fleet. Lat 40.41N Long 30.41W.

    [Page 200:]

    Towards England

    Friday 21st August 1807.
    C&D N54E 95. First part moderate North and fair middle cloudy. At 7am the wind to the Eastward & blew strong with a large confused Sea. At midnight the Commodore boarded an American from Texel. [Netherlands] Keep two pumps constantly working, In company with the Fleet. Lat 41.35N Long 28.59W.

    Saturday 22nd August 1807.
    C&D N85E 59. Fresh breezes NEbE cloudy weather a large swell. At 10am the Commodore made signal for the fleet to continue the same course though he did otherwise. AM Washed the Gun Deck, too much swell to exercise the Guns. Longitude by mean of the fleet 32.26W. Strange Sail SE. Lat 41.40N Long 27.18W.

    [Page 201:]

    Earl St Vincent

    Sunday 23rd August 1807.
    C&D East 91. Moderate breezes NNE cloudy weather variable squally an rain in the latter parts. At 4pm The Commodore spoke an American Schooner . No News. Keep two Pumps constantly working The weather being squally with rain in the latter part could not perform divine service on the Quarter Deck. Water expended this week 1266 gallons remains 5736. Lat 41.46N Long 25.17W.

    Monday 24th Aug 1807.
    C&D N58E 91. First & middle parts light and variable winds the latter fresh breezes NE & cloudy. In company with the Fleet. Longitude mean of the fleet 27.47W. Lat 42.30N Long 23.35W.

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    Towards England

    Tuesday 25th August 1807.
    C&D N58E 126. First part fresh breezes North middle & latter fair. Keep the Pumps constantly working. Lady Jane Dundas made signal having had a Lunar Obs. 25.22W. Signal Monarch to make more sail. Lat 43.28N Long 21.6W.

    Wednesday 26th August 1807.
    C&D N50E 127. Moderate breezes North very thick weather in the middle and latter parts. Ship makes the same Water as before. In company with the Fleet. Lat 44.29N Long 18.51W.

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    Earl St Vincent.

    Thursday 27th August 1807.
    C&D N46E 44. First & middle parts thick fog and drizzling rain latter fair with moderate breezes NW throughout. Keep the Pumps constantly working. In company with the Fleet. Lat 45.40N Long 16.57W.

    Friday 28th August 1807.
    C&D N56E 143. Pleasant breezes South chiefly fine weather. The Bengal towing the brig. Ship makes same water as before. Longitude by mean of the Fleet 17.40W. Lat 46.46N Long 14.9W.

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    Towards England

    Saturday 29th August 1807.
    C&D N66E 160. Fresh breezes NW cloudy weather. Keep two Pumps constantly working. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck, too much swell to exercise the Guns. In company with the fleet. Strange sail to NE. Lat 47.53N Long 10.35W.

    Sunday 30th August 1807.
    C&D N65E 117. Moderate breezes North variable in the latter part with some squalls and rain. Signal to gather round the Commodore. Ship makes the same water as before. The winds being variable with squally weather in the latter part could not perform Divine Service on the Quarter Deck. Lat 48.39N Long 7.56W.

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    Earl St Vincent

    Monday 31st August 1807.
    C&D N70 106. Moderate breezes NbE cloudy weather. At 7pm the Commodore made signal having got Soundings 84 fathoms. Keep two Pumps working. Stocked the best Bower Anchor bent the Cables. Castlereagh towing the Monarch, the Bengal the Brig. Lat 49.16N Long 5.23W.

    Tuesday 1st September 1807.
    C&D N17E 75. Moderate breezes NbE fine weather. At 3am saw an English Frigate to the north she came into the fleet and spoke to the Commodore. At 5am 4 strange sails in sight. In company with the fleet. At Noon several sail in sight. Lat 49.27N Long 3.31W.

    [Page 206:]

    Towards England

    Wednesday 2nd September 1807.
    C&D N74E 18. Light airs EbN very fine weather. PM The Commodore spoke the Sloop of War. At 4am Scilly light bearing NE. At daylight the Castlereagh & Monarch hull down to Leeward. Several vessels in sight. At 10am the Commodore spoke a Frigate. Longitude by mean of the Fleet 6.4W. Lat 49.29N Long ----

    Thursday 3rd September 1807.
    C&D East 5. Light airs Calms very fine weather. Hove to. PM several vessels in sight. Keep two Pumps constantly working. In company with the fleet. Calm. Lat 49.23N Long ----

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    Earl St Vincent

    Friday 4th September 1807.
    C&D ----. 101. Pleasant breezes WSW fine weather. At 2pm signal made for ships stern to make Sail and close. At 6 Saw the land from the Mast head bearing NNE, At midnight saw the Lizard Lights. At daylight saw land bearing EbN. At noon the Start Point NEbN. Keep two Pumps constantly working. Lat ----, Long ----.

    Saturday 5th September 1807.
    C&D ----, 108. Pleasant breezes WbN fine weather. At 6pm the Start Point NbW 6 leagues. At 10pm Portland Lights NNW. At daylight St Catherine’s Point ENE. At half past 6am hove to and sent the Hon Coy’s Packets on Shore and all the Passengers. [Lymington] At 10am Commodore made the signal to come within Hail. Lat 50.9N (obs) Long ----.

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    Towards England

    Sunday 6th September 1807.
    C&D ---. --- First and middle parts moderate breezes West latter strong gales chiefly Westward. At 6pm Beachy Head NE¼E. off shore 6 or 7 leagues. At 10pm saw Dungeness Light bearing EbN¼N. At midnight it bore NEbN. South Foreland light EbN½N. At 4am the South Foreland lights NNE about 2 leagues. At 6am in Anchored in the Downs in 10fms. Came on board Mr George Clendon Pilot and took charge of the Ship. Strong gales. Deal Castle WbN. Lat ---. Long ---

    Sunday 6th September 1807 - cont.
    C&D ----. ----. At Noon blowing very strong from the SW Struck top gallant Yard & Masts and veered to a whole Cable. PM received on board some fresh Provisions Beer etc. A Lieutenant from the Canada came on board and mustered the Ship’s Company. PM punished John Lewis Seaman with 2 dozen lashes for refusing to go to the Pumps when ordered and insolent behaviour to the Boatswain. This Log contains 36 hours and ends at midnight.

    [end of Sea Log]

    [start of Harbour Log]

    [Page 209:]

    Earl St Vincent towards the River

    Monday 7th September 1807.
    Moderate breeze from the SW and fair weather. At daylight up top gallant Masts & Yards At half past 6am weighed with the flood and at 4pm Anchored with the best Bower in the upper part of the Queens Channel in 7½ fathoms of water.

    Tuesday 8th.
    Moderate breezes at the SW and fair weather. At 2pm crossed the Flats in 4fms of water. At 5pm Anchored with the best bower in 10fms Blackstart[?] Beacon[?] BC. Oaze Buoy SwbW. Keep Two Pumps constantly working, Ship making the same as she did at Sea. [The “India Office Records” Stamp.]

    [THE LOG ENDS HERE ABRUPTLY, THERE ARE NO FURTHER ENTRIES FOR THE HARBOUR LOG.]

    [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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    • Eicships.info for information concerning types of ships in the HEICS see: www.eicships.info/help/shiprole.html.
    • Farrington, A: "Catalogue of The East India Ship's Journals and Logs. 1600 - 1834". British Library 1999.
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