Ships Log 1849 to 1852


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Captain Edward Purcell

 

1849

 

November/December – at Cork, Ireland, recruiting men, having proceeded there from Portsmouth in October, being 150 men short of complement; reported that a ‘rendezvous for volunteers’ had been opened up at the port, but it was a slow business; by mid-December, still reported to be 80 short of complement

 

1850

 

Jan/Feb – Cork, recruiting

 

21 Mar - arrived Plymouth Sound

 

22 Mar – 1 Apr – cruise in the Channel

 

l2 – 20 Apr - Devonport; short refit/preps for foreign service

 

26 Apr – sailed for the Mediterranean.

 

1 May – Lisbon

 

19 May – arrived Malta

 

May/June – Malta

 

Jul/Aug – squadron cruise off Sardinia in company with Queen, Caledonia, Powerful, Ganges and Bellerophon-

 

27 Jul – 2 Aug – at Malta, to take in more stores and fresh water

 

Sep /Oct – squadron cruise/exercises in western Mediterranean;

 

Oct – Port Mahon

 

Nov - BarcelonaDec – Barcelona/Cagliari/Malta

 

1851

 

Jan - May – Malta

 

May – five seamen found guilty of theft onboard; three given prison sentences, two to be flogged, each to receive four dozen lashes

 

21 Jun – sailed with other ships of the fleet for cruise

 

Jul – Tunis / Cagliari

 

Aug – squadron cruise – Sardinia / Corsica / Italian coast

 

Sep – Barcelona

 

Oct – Carthagena /Spezia / Cagliari

 

Nov/Dec – Malta

 

1852

 

Jan – Malta

 

Jan / Feb – squadron cruise off Malta

 

Feb = Malta

 

21 Feb – sailed Malta

 

13- 15 Mar - Lisbon

 

22 Mar – arrived Spithead – lost one seaman overboard from the fore topsail yard in the passage

 

28 May – sailed Spithead

 

2 Jun – arrived Sheerness

 

19 Jun - ship paid off

 

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