Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Launched : 26 Jan 1811 ; Disposal date or year : 1866
BM: 1772 tons ; Propulsion: Sail / Screw (1846)
Machinery notes: 450
Portsmouth 4 Jul 1811 Gone down to St. Helen's.
Portsmouth 28 Aug 1811 Arrived from a cruise in the Atlantic.
Portsmouth 11 Sep 1811 Sailed to join squadron off Flushing.
Deal 14 Sep 1811 Arrived : to join the fleet of Flushing.
Deal 17 Sep 1811 Sailed to join the fleet off Flushing.
Deal 16 Oct 1811 Is off the North Foreland, and expected to arrive in the Downs this evening.
Deal 5 Nov 1811 Remains in the Downs, due to adverse winds.
Portsmouth 1 Jan 1812 Dropped down to St. Helen's, for the Mediterranean.
Portsmouth 6 Jan 1812 Sailed from St. Helen's, for the Mediterranean.
Plymouth 8 Jan 1812 Arrived from Portsmouth, now in Cawsand Bay ; will sail this week for the Mediterranean.
Plymouth Dock 9 Jan 1812 Arrived from St. Helen's and sailed almost immediately for the Mediterranean.
18 Aug 1812 With the Fleet off Toulon.
18 Jan 1813 With the Ajax captured the vessels Bea and Masshauda.
16 Feb 1813 Captured the vessel Playmate.
13 April 1813 Captured the vessel Caro Soliman.
5 Sep 1813 a part of a squadron involved in operations in and off the port of D'Anzo.
22 Jul 1850 Balance of Prize Monies due 1813 paid, following the bankruptcy of the agent appointed to make payment.
Genoa 24 June 1814 Remains.
Port Mahon 7 Aug 1814 Remained.
Portsmouth 13 Nov 1814 Arrived from the Mediterranean with a convoy of transports, and merchantmen, now under quarantine at the Motherbank.
Portsmouth 14 Nov 1814 Arrived from the Mediterranean.
Portsmouth 14 Nov 1814 Remains under quarantine at the Motherbank.
Portsmouth 16 Nov 1814 Came in from quarantine.
Portsmouth 6 Dec 1814 Is paid off.
1830 Portsmouth in ordinary
Portsmouth 23 Nov 1833 In Harbour.
Portsmouth 23 Nov 1833 Is refitting in the basin.
Portsmouth 7 Dec 1833 Refitting for the Mediterranean.
Portsmouth 4 Jan 1834 Fitting out.
Portsmouth 21 Feb 1834 Went out to Spithead to wait for orders.
Portsmouth 1 Mar 1834 At Spithead.
Portsmouth 11 Mar 1834 Sailed for Plymouth and the Mediterranean station.
Plymouth 12 Mar 1834 Arrived from Spithead and will sail in a few days for Malta.
Plymouth 13 Mar 1834 In the Sound.
Gut of Gibraltar 3 Apr 1834 The Barham spoke with the Edinburgh, en route for Malta.
Malta 29 Apr 1834 Remains.
Vourla 22 Jul 1834 Arrived from Mytelene, and has since sailed to Scalanova and Nauplia.
Off Vourla 21 Aug 1834 Arrived from a cruise off Mytelene.
Vourla 27 Sep 1834 With the squadron here.
19 Dec 1834 Vourla Bay.
31 Jan 1835 is reported to be at Malta.
Malta 9 Feb 1835 sailed with a squadron for the Vourla, where it arrived circa 15 Feb..
1 Jul 1835 with the Mediterranean squadron, in the Levant, off Cape Sapienza.
Malta 16 Oct 1835 arrived from the Levant.
8 Dec 1835 at Malta.
Malta 7 Mar 1836 in Valetta harbour preparing for the Spring/Summer cruise.
Malta 11 Jun 1836 is reported to have returned to Malta from a cruise on 16 May, and sailed on 25th to resume her station with the squadron in the Archipelago.
Corfu 21 Jun 1836 sailed for Patras.
Portsmouth 17 Dec 1836 is to be paid off and put into ordinary.
Lisbon 22 Dec 1836 arrived from Gibraltar with marine artillery.
Portsmouth 7 Jan 1837 is expected hourly.
Portsmouth 15 Jul 1837 is expected to be commissioned here in a few days.
Portsmouth 16 Sep 1837 was taken out of the basin Thursday and is now alongside a hulk.
1838-39, part of a squadron looking after British interests on the coast of Mexico. See p. 305 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow. 2 May 1839 Jamaica sailed for Bermuda. 10 Jul 1839 at Halifax. 10 Aug 1839 Lieutenant James Inglis, appointed to Edinburgh, vice Lieutenant R. F. Cleaveland promoted to the rank of Commander. 10 Aug 1839 Portsmouth arrived on Wednesday evening, 21 days from Halifax : she came into harbour yesterday, and is to refit as soon as possible. She was hauled on to a slip to-day, to be examined, but is only lightly damaged in her false keel, and will be ready for sea in a few days ; her bottom was found very foul, being thickly studded with coral vegetation, in many places to a depth of eight or nine inches ; her copper has been on for 12 years, and though in excellent condition, it may have lost that galvanic principle, which usually keeps marine animal-algae from adhering to it. 17 Aug 1839 Portsmouth Lieutenants Henry S. Hawker, appointed vice Sibbald ; and W. Clark, appointed to the Edinburgh, vice Spettigue, promoted 7 Sep 1839 went out to Spithead Tuesday to await orders. 7 Sep 1839 Clerk Mr. Richard A. Godson, appointed additional ; and Clerk Mr. George James Starr, appointed to Edinburgh. 8 Mar 1840 at Vourla. 22 Apr 1840 arrived at Smyrna from Vourla, 16 May 1840 Master's Assistant A. J. Barnard, appointed to the Edinburgh 24 Jun 1840 with Sir John Louis' squadron beating up the Tenedos passage, en route for Vourla. 1 Jul 1840 Powerful and Edinburgh despatched to patrol off the coast of Syria. 12 Aug 1840 arrived off Beyrout. 14 Aug 1840 off the old castle and town at Beyrout. 9 Sep 1840 at Beyrout. 11 Sep 1840 Beyrout, the Cyclops opened fire on troops in the south part of the bay. 12 Sep 1840 Beyrout, the Princess Charlotte, Ganges, Benbow, Edinburgh and Revenge bombarded General Soliman's troops ashore. 14 Sep 1840 Beyrout, The bombardment continued and the allied troops fortified their positions. 1-2 Oct 1840 operations at Beyrout. See www.gazettes-online.co.uk of 17 Nov 1840.
31 Oct 1840, Mate R Jenner, (1832) of the Edinburgh, promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. ; 22 Oct 1840 at Beyrout, where sickness has spread amongst the squadron., Mr Boyle, the purser, having died. 2 Nov, 1840 arrived off St. Jean d’Acre.
3 Nov, 1840 bombardment of St. Jean d’Acre. Killed. 2 seamen, 1 drummer royal marine, 1 private royal marine. Wounded. Commander F. D. Hastings slightly; Mr. John Davies, Master, slightly; Mr. Joseph Plimsoll, Assistant-Surgeon, slightly; Mr. Henry Boys, Midshipman, slightly; 1 seaman, 1 boy, slightly; 1 serjeant royal marine slightly. Egyptian forces evacuate St. Jean d’Acre overnight and the town was occupied on the 4th by the Turks. See www.gazettes-online.co.uk of 1 Dec 1840.
8 Nov 1840 off St Jean d’Acre, 2,000 prisoners have been sent away in the Bellerophon, Thunderer, Revenge, and Edinburgh, to Beyrout. See www.gazettes-online.co.uk of 15 Dec 1840.
21 Nov 1840 Purser James Pinhorn, appointed to the Edinburgh ; Aug - Nov 1840 Capture of Acre and operations on the coast of Syria. Turkish Medals awarded to the Officers and Men employed during the Campaign. 16 Oct 1844 those onboard between 9 Sep - 10 Oct 1840, and at the bombardment of St. Jean D’Acre, on the 3 Nov 1840, will be paid their respective proportions of the grant voted by Parliament for the said services.
8 Dec 1840 Marmorice Bay, had arrived from Beyrout. 2 Jan 1841 Commander W. Clark, appointed to the Edinburgh ; Lieutenant John Blackmore, appointed to the Edinburgh; 12 Feb 1841, at Malta. 5 Mar 1841, Malta, has bent sail and is preparing for sea : her destination is reported to be Alexandria. 14 Mar 1841, Malta, arrived from having watered at Syracuse. 10 Apr 1841, Master George Wright (acting), appointed to Edinburgh from Dido, vice Davis, invalided. Mate _____ Maryatt, from Ganges appointed to Edinburgh ;" 27 Apr 1841, arrived at Gibraltar, for England. 29 May 1841, at Plymouth. 12 Jun 1841, Plymouth, is ordered to Spithead, to refit ; is short on complement, having discharged men who had completed four years. 12 Jun 1841, Chaplain Rev. P. Somerville, appointed to the Edinburgh ; 11 Jun 1841, Plymouth, sailed for Portsmouth. 26 Jun 1841, Purser James Pinhorn, appointed to the Edinburgh, to be Secretary to Rear Admiral Thomas. 3 Jul 1841, Portsmouth, was towed into harbour to be paid off. 14 Jul 1841, Plymouth, was paid off into ordinary. The following medals, pensions, and gratuities were awarded: A. Thompson, quarter-master, a medal, gratuity of £15, and pension of £27. 16s. ; Thomas Fleetwood, ship's corporal, a medal, gratuity of £7, and pension of £22 ; William Tye, gunner's mate, a medal, gratuity of £7, and pension of £25. 16s.; Serjeant Trescott, a medal, and a gratuity of £7. James Drudge, ship's cook, is not entitled to the medal and gratuity, having only served 20 years. The Humane Society have awarded a medal to Benjamin Young, second captain of mizenmast, for saving the life of a woman who fell overboard. On paying off, the ship's company disposed of the proceeds of savings of liberty liquor, in the following manner:- To the widows of two petty officers who had lost their lives in the ship, £5 each ; to the Seaman's Hospital, £5 ; to the Seamen and Marines' School, Bath-square, £5., to the Orphan Seamen and Marines' School, £5 ; to defray the funeral expenses of J. Canard, a shipmate, who died the day the Edinburgh arrived at Spithead, and was buried by desire of the crew, at Kingston, underneath the tablet they had erected to the memory of those who fell at Acre, £7 - Total, £32. 1846 Screw blockship 60 guns
20 Dec 1848 Steam Guard Ship, Portsmouth
11 Mar 1854 departed Spithead, with the fleet, for the Baltic - see p. 413 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
15 Apr 1854 captured Russian brig Patrioten [Prize Money per London Gazette of 21 Jul 1857].
13 Jun 1854 the French fleet joined the British in the Baltic at Baro Sound - see p. 419-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
Circa Jul 1854 the Lightning and Alban surveyed a channel between Lumpar and Ango Islands which was used on 28 Jul by the Edinburgh, Hogue, Amphion, Blenheim, and Ajax to approach fort Bomarsund - see p. 422 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
6 Aug 1854 Edinburgh assisted with the protection at the landing of troops near the Tranvik Point - see p. 420 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
10 Aug 1854 guns were landed and sent up to the British battery, in charge of men under officers from the Edinburgh, Duke of Wellington, and Euryalus - see p. 423-4 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
11 Aug 1854 guns were landed and sent up to the British battery, in charge of parties of men under Lieutenants from the Edinburgh, Hogue, Blenheim, and Ajax - see p. 423-4 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
16 Aug 1854 bombardment and capture of Bomarsund - see p. 424-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
1855 Bombardment of Sveaborg
1 Mar 1858 Commissioned at Sheerness.
3 Mar 1856 Asst. Paymaster FF Miller ; at Dublin
23 Apr 1856 present at Fleet Review, Spithead ; Captain Hewlet, CB
1860 Coast Guard Service, Leith District, Queen's Ferry, North Britain [Scotland]
1 Jan to 29 Feb 1864 Home Station : Stationary ship. Number of Cases of Disease and Injury.