ships

Ships of Bermuda - 1800-1850


Firefly, formerly John Gordon
1801, Firefly, was the "John Gordon", probably a privateer, R.N. purchased ship, built in Bermuda. (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Morne Fortunee
"The brig "Morne Fortunee" was hired for $50.00 a day by the RN 24/6/1803 to carry dispatches and was purchased into the RN about 29/8/1803. She was the brig "Glory" built at Bermuda in 1801 and was purchased for L3000, 105 tons." (Bermuda Hist Quarterly Vol 19, no 1, 1962).

HMS Leander
Captain Basil Hall joined the HMS Leander early in 1802, at age 14. She was a 50 ton frigate, flying the flag of Sir Andrew Mitchell and passed the winter of 1802/3 in Bermuda. "During the long winter of our slothful discontent at Bermuda, caused by the Peace of Amiens, the officers and young gentlemen of the flagship... were constantly balzing away among the cedar groves and orange plantations of these fairy isles." (Bermuda Hist Quarterly, Vol. 1, No 3, p 137-8).

Sir Andrew Mitchell
"Sir Andrew Mitchell", a Bermuda schooner, was purchased 1802 by the Royal Navy. (Bermuda Hist Quarterly Vol 19, no 1, 1962).

Ant
1803, Ant, Royal Navy Schooner built in Bermuda, 75 tons, (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Young Sydney
Mar 16 1804 the "Young Sydney", Captain Joseph Tapper master, age 35, and mate Abraham Gould age 27, volunteers of the French Militia, was towed to Mangrove Bay in a gale which had blown them eastward across the Atlantic from the American coast. They were carrying salt from Turks Is. The ship struck coral reefs, was taken as a prize. She was condemned in the autumn of 1804, sold to John Morris on 2 Nov 1804 for 13 shillings and fourpence. (Bermuda Hist Quarterly Vol1, No4, 1944).

Herring
His Maj. Schooner Herring, Bermuda October 1804
Sir,
I have the honor to acquaint your excellency that since my letter of the19 ..... the Herring and Pilchard have been launched, the former coppered and the inside work nearly compleat, the latter not yet coppered. The ship with spars for the several vessels arrived the day before yesterday which will enable the above vessels to be completed and ready for sea by the last of this month. The Capelin and Mackeral will not be launched until the middle of next month and I fear will not be ready to proceed to Newfoundland this winter. There being no iron ballast sent out for the schooners is of great inconvenience and the Navy Board have positively forbid any being purchased. The schooners being very buoyant obliges us to fill the hold with stone and carry all the water and provisions between decks so that the men have very little room. They are fine vessels of the kind and have the appearance of fast sailors. I beg leave to observe to your excellency that there being no establi! shment for the supply of necessaries, we are supplying them on the most reasonable terms possible and mean to forward the vouchers to the victualling board. The Officers and men are all in perfect health. I have the honor to remain &&&
John McKillop Lieut.
To: His Excellency Sir Erasmus Gower.

Haddock
1805, 30 Mar the Royal Gazette: "On Thursday 21st inst launched off the stocks at Mr Isaac Skinner's shipyard his Majesty's Schooner "Haddock". The above schooner is said (by every merchant abd shipbuilder) to be the completest vessel ever built in Bermuda". Haddock, 70 tons, built by Goodrich?, captured 1809. (Bermuda Historical Quarterly, Vol 18, no 2, 1961)

Bermuda
1805, Bermuda, 399 tons, Royal Navy sloop built in Bermuda, built by Goodrich for the Royal Navy, lost in 1808 (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Indian
1805, Indian, 399 tons, Royal Navy sloop built in Bermuda, built by Goodrich for the Royal Navy. Royal Gazette 13 Apr 1805: "Spanish War: Now or Never: Wanted: Seamen and Stout Landsmen: to compleat the crew of His Majesty's Sloop of War the "Indian" of twenty guns: Charles John Austen commander..." Two writs dated April 1806 both endorsed by Henry Tucker PMG and Charles Jhn Austen document the impressment and detention of William Brown and William Clocker, merchant seamen. (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Adonis
1806, Adonis, Royal Navy Schooner built in Bermuda, 142 tons, sold 1814 (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Alphea
1806, Alphea, Royal Navy Schooner built in Bermuda, 142 tons, lost 1813 (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Vesta
1806, Vesta, Royal Navy Schooner built in Bermuda, 142 tons, sold 1816 (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Laura
1806, Laura, Royal Navy Cutter built in Bermuda, 142 tons, capt'd 1812, rerigged as schooner (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Claudia
1806, Claudia, Royal Navy Cutter built in Bermuda, 142 tons, lost in 1809, (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Sylvia
1806, Sylvia, Royal Navy Cutter built in Bermuda, 142 tons, sold 1816 (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Alban
1806, Alban, Royal Navy Cutter built in Bermuda, 142 tons, capt'd 1810, retaken 1811, lost 1812 (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Bacchus
1806, Bacchus, Royal Navy Cutter built in Bermuda, 142 tons, lost 1807 (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Barbara
1806, Barbara, Royal Navy Cutter built in Bermuda, 142 tons, capt'd 1807, retaken 1808, sold 1815, rerigged as schooner (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Olympia
1806, Olympia, Royal Navy Cutter built in Bermuda, 142 tons, capt'd, recaptured, sold 1815 (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Cassandra
1806, Cassandra, Royal Navy Cutter built in Bermuda, 142 tons, lost 1807 (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

HMS Leopard
As mate on HMS Leopard c 1806, Capt Basil Hall was placed in charge of an American vessel which he took to Bermuda. "From the land of Bermuda being low, it is not easily got sight of; and as the whole cluster of islands is of small extent they are often missed by navigators steering, as they conceive, directly for them.... We steered for the harbour's mouth, and , having hoisted the joyous signal foa a pilot ( a union jack at the fore) we soon brought off our worthy black friend, old Jamie Darrell..." (Bermuda Hist Quarterly, Vol 1, No 3, pp139-141)

Ballahou
C1807-8, Ballahou, 70 tons, Royal Navy gun-schooner, built by Goodrich?, captured 1814. At one point she took part in an abortive attack on St Martin, a center of French privateers, under Lt Spearing who was killed. (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Bream
C1807-8, Bream, 70 tons, Navy gun-schooner, built by Goodrich?. (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Chub
C1807-8, Chub, 70 tons, Navy gun-schooner, built by Goodrich?, lost in 1812 running on a shoal. Master Lt Nisbet. (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Cuttle
C1807-8, Cuttle, 70 tons, Navy gun-schooner, built by Goodrich?. (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Grouper
C1807-8, Grouper, 70 tons, Navy gun-schooner, built by Goodrich?, lost in 1811. (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Herring
C1807-8, Herring, 70 tons, Navy gun-schooner, built by Goodrich?, sunk at Halifax. (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Mackerel
C1807-8, Mackerel, 70 tons, Navy gun-schooner, built by Goodrich?, sold 1815. (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Mullet
C1807-8, Mullet, 70 tons, Navy gun-schooner, built by Goodrich?, sold 1814. (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Pilchard
C1807-8, Pilchard, 70 tons, Navy gun-schooner, built by Goodrich?, sold 1814. (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Pike
C1807-8, Pike, 70 tons, Navy gun-schooner, built by Goodrich?, captured 1807, reatken 1808, foundered 1809. (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Porgey
C1807-8, Porgey, 70 tons, Navy gun-schooner, built by Goodrich?, foundered 1809. (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Snapper
C1807-8, Snapper, 70 tons, Navy gun-schooner, built by Goodrich?, lost 1810. (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Tang
C1807-8, Tang, 70 tons, Navy gun-schooner, built by Goodrich?, supposed captured 1811. (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )
C1807-8, Whiting, 70 tons, Navy gun-schooner, built by Goodrich?, captured 1812. (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Capelin
C1807-8, Capelin, 70 tons, Navy gun-schooner, built by Goodrich?, lost 1808. (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Shamrock
1808-9, Shamrock, Royal Navy schooner built in Bermuda, lost 1808 (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Thistle
1808-9, Thistle, Royal Navy schooner built in Bermuda, lost 1811 (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Mistletoe
1808-9, Mistletoe, Royal Navy schooner built in Bermuda (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Holly
1808-9, Holly, Royal Navy schooner built in Bermuda, lost 1814 (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Juniper
1808-9, Juniper, Royal Navy schooner built in Bermuda, sold 1814 (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Bramble
1808-9, Bramble, Royal Navy schooner built in Bermuda, sold 1815 (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Atalante
1809, Atalante, 399 tons, Royal Navy sloop built in Bermuda, built by Goodrich for the Royal Navy, carried a crew of about 120, lost in 1813 near the Halifax lighthouse. (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Martin
1809, Martin, 399 tons, Royal Navy sloop built in Bermuda, built by Goodrich for the Royal Navy, wrecked in 1817, built on same plan as Atalante. The "Martin", a fast sailing sloop built by McCallan (?), was lost off the Irish coast. (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Peggy
The sloop "Peggy" arrived in the Bahamas from Bermuda, 30 May 1810, in 10 days, with passenger Mre Vesey (CFE Hallett "Early Colonists of the Bahamas" 1996, p129).

Morgiana
1811, Morgiana, 399 tons, Royal Navy sloop built in Bermuda, built by Goodrich for the Royal Navy, sold in 1825 (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Linnet
The sloop "Linnet" arrived in the Bahamas from Bermuda, 21 May 1811 with passenger Mre Vesey (CFE Hallett "Early Colonists of the Bahamas" 1996, p129).

Seahorse
c1811, during the War of 1812, Mr Richard Darrell (1767-1861) was granted passage to England, in (?) the frigate Seahorse. A few days after they left Bermuda a ship hove in sight, which they first took to be the US frigate Essex, Capt Porter. The approaching vessel was discovered to be the British "Belvidere". (Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 1 no3, 1944, pp 142).

Poictiers
Wasp
Frolic
The British 18 gun brig "Frolic" was consort to 14 merchantmen homeward from Honduras and was separated from her convoy on Oct 16 in a heavy gale. She was repairing damage on the 17th when she sighted  sail which proved to be the American brig "Wasp". The following day, after 43 minutes of fighting, Frolic lost both her masts, 2 officers, and 15 seamen, 43 wounded out of the total ship's company of 110. The Wasp lost 8 men and about 8 wounded. A few hours later, the British 74 gun ship "Poictiers", Capt Sir John Poo Beresford, hove in sight, captured the "Wasp" and recaptured the "Frolic" and brought them both to Bermuda. Capt Beresford's wife died in Bermuda and was buried in St George's. He was the brother of Marshal Beresford who organized the Portuguese Division in Wellington's Army in the Peninsula. Both were bastard sons of Earl of Tyrone, afterwards 1st marquess of Waterford. (Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 1 no3, 1944, pp 142). Jacob Jones commanded the Wasp at the capture of the Frolic on Oct 18, 1812. The next day the Wasp and her prize were taken by the Poictiers to Bermuda. Commodore Jones died at Philadelphia 3 August 1850. (Pierce, Edw M (1869) Cottage cyclopedia of history & biography. p457.)

Sylph
1812, Sylph, 399 tons, Royal Navy sloop built in Bermuda, built by Goodrich for the Royal Navy, lost in 1815. In 1813 the sloop of war "Sylph" under command of Lt JD Browne convoyed 51 ships from Barbados to Bermuda. (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Africa
1812, Marryat arrived in Bermuda aboard the HMS "Africa". (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Lydia
27 Aug 1812, The "Lydia", master and owner Captain Comfort S Rena, sailed from New London, Conn. bound for St Bartholomew in the West Indies with a full cargo. She was a combination brig/schooner (brigantine), 113 tons. A week out she was captured by the British ship-of-war "HMS Orpheus", Capt Hugh Pigot& master's mate John Hooper, and set for Bermuda where she made port 8 Sep. There she was brought before the Admiralty Court as a prize. (Bermuda Hist Quarterly, Vol 18, no 1, 1961).

Chesapeake
On 1 June 1813, the "Shannon" (38 guns) captured the "Chesapeake" (44 guns) off Boston Light after a sharp and decisive engagement that lasted only fifteen minutes. The commander of the "Chesapeake", James Lawrence, who was mortally wounded in the fray, was related to the Cox family of Bermuda, and his senior officer was William Cox, son of a Bermudian who had emigrated to America. (Bermuda’s Story, pg 132).

HMS Menelaus
The captain of this vessel, Sir Peter Parker Bart. died in battle in Sep 1814, and his body conveyed on the "Hebrus" to be buried in the Islands of Bermuda. He was buried 14 Oct 1814 at St George's Church burial grounds by the Rev George Rennell, Chaplain of the HMS "Albion" (St George's Church Register, Rev Philip Hudson).

HMS Albion
8 Oct 1814 "His Majesty's ship "Albion", Rear Admiral Cockburn, and the "Hebrus" frigate arrived in Bermuda from the Chesapeake." (Royal Gazette & Weekly Adveritser).

Hebrus
8 Oct 1814 "His Majesty's ship "Albion", Rear Admiral Cockburn, and the "Hebrus" frigate arrived in Bermuda from the Chesapeake." (Royal Gazette & Weekly Adveritser). The "Hebrus" frigate on 2 Apr 1815 took the body of Sir Peter Parker, commander of the "HMS Menelaus" to be conveyed to England (Bermuda Hist Quarterly Vol1 No4 1944).

Cherub
In 1814, Thomas Tudor Tucker, born at Tucker House, St George’s, Bermuda and named for his uncle, the Treasurer of the US, commanded the "HMS Cherub" in an engagement off Valparaiso in the company with "HMS Phoebe", when the "USS Essex" was captured. (Bermuda’s Story, p132).

Six British frigates
6 frigates arrived at Bermuda July 1814 from "up the Straits" having on baord the 7th Fusiliers and 3 other regiments. They were soon joined by those brought on the Royal Oak, Dictator, and Diamond (see below) (Bermuda Hist Quarterly, Vol 1, no 3, 1944, p144)

Royal Oak
One of the British men-o-war which assembled at Bermuda to attack the American coast in August 1814 was the "HMS Royal Oak", with Major (later Lt-Gen) Sir Harry Smith (1787-1860) age 27 who wrote an account of the arrival at Bermuda. (Bermuda’s Story, p133). She left Bermuda Wednesday 3 August 1814 with Rear Admiral Malcolm and 30 or 40 sail of transport, on board troops recently arrived from Southern France, to rendezvous in Chesapeak Bay with the "Tonnant" and the "Surprise". "The wind blowing from the east made it difficult for the "Royal Oak" to leave the anchorage. The Admiral resolved on the boldest thing ever attempted, to take the fleet out through the North East Passage, never done before save by one frigate. There was but one man capable of piloting the "Royal Oak" (Joseph Hayward, "Uncle Joe") and he feared her bows would touch when the rudder was clear. Sir Harry Smith wrote: "To my honour there appeared not a foot to spare, it was a most extraordinary thing ever seen, the rocks visible all around the ship." At one moment the wind was very light, it almost died away; the only expression of Admiral Malcolm was "Well, if the breeze fails us it will be a good turn I have done the Yankees". The undertaking was successful, the expedition went up the Poatuxent and carried out the attack on the city of Washington." (H Watlington in Bermuda Historical Quarterly Vol XXV, No 1, 1968). (Bermuda Hist Quarterly, Vol 1, no 3, 1944, p144)

Dictator
Diamond 64s
These vessels along with the Royal Oak 74, above, arrived at Bermuda between July and August 1814 with the 4th, 44th, and 85th Foot aboard. Altogether a brigade of 3,500 troops disembarked on the North Shore, near Devonshire Dock, at a place still called "Forces Point", under the command of Maj-Gen Robert Ross of an Ulster family. (Bermuda Hist Quarterly, Vol 1, no 3, 1944, p144)

HMS Tonnant
On 1 August 1814, the HMS "Tonnant" with Vice Admiral Sir Alexander Cochrane K.B. and the frigate "Surprise" with Sir Thomas Cochrane, sailed from Bermuda, destined for Chesapeak Bay. See "Royal Oak" above. (Bermuda Historical Quarterly Vol XXV, No 1, 1968).

Surprise
On 1 August 1814, the HMS "Tonnant" with Vice Admiral Sir Alexander Cochrane K.B. and the frigate "Surprise" with Sir Thomas Cochrane, sailed from Bermuda, destined for Chesapeak Bay. See "Royal Oak" above. (Bermuda Historical Quarterly Vol XXV, No 1, 1968).

USS President
The peace between Great Britain and the US was signed at Ghent on 24 December 1814. News had however not crossed the Atlantic before the last Naval battle took place 15 January 1815. The USS "President", Commodore Decatur ran on a bank on  14 January. On the 15th, the "HMS Endymion" (Capt. Hope), the "Pomona", and the "Tenedos" engaged in firing shots at the "President", forcing surrender. The "President" was brought to Bermuda. (references: Bermuda Hist Quarterly Vol XXV, No1, 1968;  Alison's History of Europe in American Whig Review, Vol 1, No2, Feb 1845, pp172-3)

HMS Endymion
The peace between Great Britain and the US was signed at Ghent on 24 December 1814. News had however not crossed the Atlantic before the last Naval battle took place 15 January 1815. The USS "President", Commodore Decatur ran on a bank  off Sandy Hook, NY Harbour on  14 January. On the 15th, the "HMS Endymion" (Capt. Hope), the "Pomona", and the "Tenedos" engaged in firing shots at the "President", forcing surrender. The USS "President", Capt Stephen Decatur, was brought to Murray's Anchorage, Bermuda.  Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale died of wounds shortly after arrival and was buried at St Peter's, St George's. Midshipman R B Randolph later escaped the islands for NY.. (reference: Bermuda Hist Quarterly Vol XXV, No1, 1968). (Bermuda Hist Qurterly, Vol 1, No 3, 1944, p146).

Tenedos
The peace between Great Britain and the US was signed at Ghent on 24 December 1814. News had however not crossed the Atlantic before the last Naval battle took place 15 January 1815. The USS "President", Commodore Decatur ran on a bank on  14 January. On the 15th, the "HMS Endymion" (Capt. Hope), the "Pomona", and the "Tenedos" engaged in firing shots at the "President", forcing surrender. The "President" was brought to Bermuda. (reference: Bermuda Hist Quarterly Vol XXV, No1, 1968).

Pomona
The peace between Great Britain and the US was signed at Ghent on 24 December 1814. News had however not crossed the Atlantic before the last Naval battle took place 15 January 1815. The USS "President", Commodore Decatur ran on a bank on  14 January. On the 15th, the "HMS Endymion" (Capt. Hope), the "Pomona", and the "Tenedos" engaged in firing shots at the "President", forcing surrender. The "President" was brought to Bermuda. (reference: Bermuda Hist Quarterly Vol XXV, No1, 1968).

Elizabeth
Samuel B Robinson, in his will dated 3 Sep 1819 (W14:268) stated he was master of the ship "Elizabeth" now in St George's Harbour. His brother Benjamin is a boat builder of Bath, Maine. (ref: Early Bermuda Wills, pg 493).

Dasher
Roman Citizen newspaper, Oneida Cty, NY- Monday Feb. 17 1817.   Arr. at the beach, sch. Dasher, Larkin (of Yarmouth) 44 days from Bermuda. - Admiral Milne had not yet arrived from England. The December mail had reached Bermuda and was to proceed from thence to New York. - Eight sail of men-of-war was laying in port when the Dasher left;

Menai
Friday March 28 arr. His Majesty's ship Menai arrived at Chatham Dec. 31 from Bermuda.
(Roman Citizen newspaper, Oneida Cty, NY - 1817).

Retrieve
Thursday April 3 arr. The brig Retrieve of and for Liverpool struck on the north rocks of Bermuda on the 17th Feb.; received no material injury and went into St. Genete.(Roman Citizen newspaper, Oneida Cty, NY -  1817)

Bill
Saturday April 19 arr. The sch. Bill, Cary for New Brunswick arrived at Bermuda 22d March from Barbados in distress.(Roman Citizen newspaper, Oneida Cty, NY - 1817)

Leander
KCB
Freeling
Thursday April 24. Sailed. His Majesty's ship, Leander, 50 guns, Rear Admiral Sir David Milne; K.C.B. Capt. Chetham sailed from Portsmouth March 15 for Bermuda and Halifax.
The Freeling packet sailed from Falmouth Feb. 16 for Bermuda.
The Francis Freeling packet arr. at New York from Falmouth and Bermuda (last port 6 days) April 16th. (Roman Citizen newspaper, Oneida Cty, NY  1817)

HMS Leander
HMS Pactolus
HMS Forth
HMS Dee
HMS Harrier
Antoinette
Eliza Ann
Tuesday May 20 1817arr. His Majesty's ship Pactolus, Capt. Dobbie 11 days from Bermuda - HMS Leander, Rear Admiral Sir David Milne G.C.B., Capt. Chatham had arrived at Bermuda from Portsmouth and would sail for Halifax on or about the 1st June. Passengers on the Pactolus: His Excellency Major General Smyth Lieutenant Governor of the Province of New Brunswick, his Lady and suite; Lieut. Sparks R.E. and family, and Edward M'Swinney Esq. (Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia newspapers)
Friday May 23 1817arr. H.M.S. Forth, Rear Admiral Griffith, Capt. John Louis, Bart. sailed from Bermuda for Portsmouth 11th inst.
Monday May 26 1817arr. H.M. ship Dee from Bermuda.
Tuesday May 27 1817 arr. H.M. ship Harrier, Sir. C. Jones Capt. from Bermuda.
Friday June 6 1817 Sailed on Sunday last  the Harrier, Capt. Sir C. Jones for Bermuda.
May 24 1817 arrived at New York- Antoinette, Gillard - Bermuda; Eliza-Ann, Willis - Bermuda.
Sunday June 8 1817 arr. HMS Leander, Rear Adml Sir David Milne G.C.B., Capt Chetham from Bermuda
Thursday August 7 1817 arr.: brig Thomas, Winn - Bermuda 8 days;
Thursday August 28 1817 arr.: Monday morning: H.M. brig Saracen, Capt. Gore from Bermuda;
Wednesday November 12 1817 arr.:  brig Margaret, Davis - Turks Island to Mr. Jesse Woodward
Thursday November 13 1817-  Sailed: H.M. ship Dee for Bermuda.
Wednesday Dec. 17 1817 arr. Charleston sch. Neptune, Haywood from Bermuda 16 days.
Thursday December 25 1817 - H.M.S. Dee from hence arrived at Bermuda the 20th ult.
April 4 1818 arr.- Vixen, gun brig, Lt. Smith with the English January mail - 28 days from Bermuda
Thursday September 11, 1818 arr.: H.M. brig Saracen, Capt. Gore - Bermuda passengers John Dunsier Esq. and family.   
(reference: Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia shipping newspapers)

Minx
c1821, Minx, 84 tons, Royal Navy schooner built in Bermuda, on plans of "Assidious". (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

HMS Piraton
HMS Carnation
Lord Hobart (packet)
HMS Cyrene
March 17, 1821: Fri. Arrival H.M. ship Piraton, Capt. Montaqu, Bermuda
April 14, 1821:  Sunday arr. H.M.S. Carnation, Capt. Hall, 8 days from Bermuda, with the English February mail, received in Bermuda by the Lord Hobart, Packet, in 40 days passage from Falmouth.
May 5 1821: Thursday arr. H.M. ship Cyrene, Captain Tozer, 10 days, from Bermuda.
May 26 1821: Thursday arr. H.M. ship Cyrene, Captain Tozer, 10 days, from Bermuda. 
(reference: Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia shipping newspapers)

Antelope
The Antelope, a convict hulk arrived at Dockyard, Ireland Island, Bermuda in 1824. (Bermuda Journal of Archaeology & Maritime History, Vol 2 1990, pp88)

Dromedary

Dromedary
The Dromedary, a convict hulk, arrived at Dockyard, Ireland Island, Bermuda in 1826. (Bermuda Journal of Archaeology & Maritime History, Vol 2 1990, pp88)

Lady Burnaby
March 11 1826, "launched near Hamilton Mr Samuel Wood's schooner 150 tons "Lady Burnaby" one of the handsomest vessels ever built here." (Bermuda Settlers, Mercer, p114).

Coromandel
The Coromandel, a convict hulk arrived at Dockyard, Ireland Island, Bermuda in 1827. (Bermuda Journal of Archaeology & Maritime History, Vol 2 1990, pp88)

Pickle
1827, Pickle, 134 tons, Royal Navy schooner built in Bermuda. The smallest ship at the Battle of Trafalger. (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Pincher
1827, Pincher, 134 tons, Royal Navy schooner built in Bermuda. (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no2, 1961 )

Skipjack
The "Skipjack" was a 10-gun schooner built in Bermuda in 1827 for the Royal Navy, original name "Skylark" but changed before launching, and wrecked in the Cayman Islands in June 1841. (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no 2, 1961 )

Adventure
per Royal Gazette No 14, vol 1, 8 Apr 1828: "Just Received: for sale Adventure, from Nova Scotia, and for sale, 800 Bushels Potatoes in good order; butter, in crocks of 10 and 12 lbs.; cheese; turnips; 2 M feet boards, half barrel corned mutton; 1 barrel Do. beef. Apply on board, at Todd's Wharf, or to S G Spencer. St George's, 25th March 1828."

Boyle
per Royal Gazette No 14, vol 1, 8 Apr 1828: "For Sale: The cargo of Brigantine Boyle, James P Brownlow, master, from ST Thomas, viz-- superfine flour, corn meal, navy bread, rice, corn, beans, blackeyed pease, tar, pitch, rosin, tobacco, and pitch pine boards 1 1/2, 1 1/2, and 3 inch. Ingham & Frith. Hamilton, March 25, 1828."

Adelaide
per Royal Gazette No 14, vol 1, 8 Apr 1828: "The subscriber is now landing from the Brig Adelaide, from Trinidad, HHDs, and barrels, sugar, choice quality, molasses, in pancheons; writing paper; coffee, in barrels; chairs; all of which he will sell low, for immediate payment. John Wainwright. Hamilton, March 4, 1828.

Southworth
Archdeacon Aubrey George Spencer left Bermuda for England on 16 April 1828 aboard the Southworth. (Royal Gazette, Apr 29, 1828)

Rover
The brigantine Rover, James P Brenenlots(sp?), master, from St Thomas with cargo for asale "superfine flour, corn meal, black eyed pease, navy bread, rice corn, beans, tar, pitch rosen, tobacco, and pitch pine boards. Mar 25 1828 (Royal Gazette, Apr 29, 1828).

Lion
"The American brig Lion, Arthur Hall master, will sail for Bath, in the state of Maine, on or about the 1st June. A few passengers can be comfortably accommodated, by applying on board at Mr Sheddens's wharf." (Royal Gazette, 27 May 1828).

Haddock
The schooner "Haddock" was draughted by Claude McCallum and built in Bermuda, date unknown

Grecian
The schooner "Grecian" was built for the British Navy, date unknown.

Weymouth
The Weymouth, a convict hulk, arrived in Dockyard, Ireland Island, Bermuda in 1829. (Bermuda Journal of Archaeology & Maritime History, Vol 2 1990, pp88)

Alexander Grant
The "Alexander Grant" reportedly left Bermuda 8 November 1829 for Savannah, Georgia. "Louis Smith" was born in Bavaria aged now twenty seven years, embarked at Bermuda for the United States on the eighth day of November AD 1829 or thereabouts, in the ship "Alexander Grant", Capt. Thornton arrived in the United States, to wit, at Savannah on the thirty-first day of December AD 1839- and came to the city of Savannah, on the thirty first day of December AD 1839 and expect to reside in future at Savannah… sworn to on open court, this 20th day of June 1842. (source not documented)

Triton
Daniel Outerbridge Algate and his brother William died in a hurricane when the brig Triton was lost in 1832. (Hamilton Parish: Bermuda's Archictural Heritage Series 2002 pp210).

Firefly
"The HM Schooner "Firefly" was launched from the building yard of Mr E J Everson (Elias John Eveson) on Friday morning last. This vessel is built on an entirely new plan, with sliding keels, and is to be commanded by Lt Holland, who was the drafter, and under whose direction she has been built." (Royal Gazette, 18 Aug 1829 Tues) , lost in 1835. (Royal Naval Ships built in Bermuda , Bermuda Historical Quarterly, vol 18 no 2, 1961 )

Bolina
Port of Hamilton- reported inwards- Jan 2 (1835), schooner Bolina, Hughes, Trinidad. (Royal Gazette)

Hampshire
Port of St George- entered Dec 29 1834 "Barque Hampshire", Temperly, London with stores for Govt and goods for merchants. (Royal Gazette)

Fame
Port of St George- entered Dec 29 1834, Schooner "Fame", Place, Wilmington NC, lumber & etc to B J Tucker. Adv.: "For Turk's Island, to sail Jan 20, schooner Fame, John Place, master", passage or freight to Richard V Dunscomb, Paget. (Royal Gazette)

Experiment
Port of St George cleared- Jan 2 (1835), Sloop Experiment, Tynes, Norfolk, VA. (Royal Gazette)

Slyph
Port of St George- cleared-The brig Slyph, Capt Wainwright, arrived on Sat last (before 5 Jan 1835), 20 days from Trinidad- passengers Lt Elridge, Royal Engineers, Lady and 3 children. reported inwards:Jan 5 1835- Brig Slyph, Wainwright, Trinidad. (Royal Gazette)

Resolution
Port of St George- cleared- The schooner Resolution, Capt. Nash, 2 days from Antigua, arrived on Sat last (before 5 Jan 1835). Passenger Mr F Jones. Adv.: "On board the Resolution" goods for sale, arrived from Antigua; Samuel Nash, Hamilton. (Royal Gazette, 5 Jan 1835) Port of Hamilton-entered:Jan 5 (1835)- Schooner Resolution, Nash, just arrived from Antigua; soap, sugar, tar, molasses (Royal Gazette, 8 Jan 1835).
&c, to Samuel Nash. (Royal Gazette)

Bezsin K Reece
Brig Bezsin K Reece, Tuzo at Demerara would leave for these islands about Dec 31st. 1834. (Royal Gazette). (note: Bezsin King Reece was born in Antigua and died in Barbados in the 1830's.) Luna, Rob Roy, and Bezsin K Reece at Demerara 20th Dec- latter vessel to leave for Bermuda abt 10 Jan 1835. (Royal Gazette, 15 Jan 1835)

Jabez
Brigantine Jabez, Tuzo at Charleston from the West Indies 12th Dec.1834. (Royal Gazette).

Sehr Catherine
The Sehr Catherine, Howe, at Turk's Island hence (Jan 1835). (Royal Gazette)

Margaret
The British brig Margaret, Miller, from Belfast was totally lost on Pelican Island (near New Orleans) on the 8th Dec 1834- crew saved. (Royal Gazette)

Improvement
By the brigantine Improvement, Capt. Wingood, 6 days from NY, now off the west end of the island (Jan 1835). (Royal Gazette)

Hampshire
Advertisement.: "by the Hampshire, from London", boots & shoes for sale by E Fowler, Hamilton. Adv.: Jos. J Outerbridge "By the Hampshire of London" goods for sale (Royal Gazette, Jan 5 1835)

Lady Ogle
Thursday, 8 January 1835, Mailboat "Lady Ogle" with English mail for November arrived on Monday last. (Royal Gazette)

Augusta Ann
Schooner Augusta Ann, Darrell, cleared at New York, on the 18th Dec 1834 for Kingston, Jamaica. (Royal Gazette, 8 Jan 1835)

Palmetto
Brigantine Palmetto, George, from Grenada. (Royal Gazette, 8 Jan 1835) Palmetto, George, 23rd for the West Indies. (Royal Gazette, 15 Jan 1835)

Tamar
Brigantine Tamar, Williams, cleared at Halifax, 13th Dec, for Trinidad. (Royal Gazette, 8 Jan 1835)

Margaret
Adv.: By the "Trial", the "Margaret", and the "Brilliant", goods for sale by Geo and Rich'd J P Darrell, Hamilton. (Royal Gazette, 8 Jan 1835)

Brilliant
Adv.: By the "Trial", the "Margaret", and the "Brilliant", goods for sale by Geo and Rich'd J P Darrell, Hamilton. (Royal Gazette, 8 Jan 1835)

Standard
By the brig Standard on Friday last, Capt. Burrows, brought report of Jamaica and newspapers: Brig Agenoria was at Port Maria, when he left; The Velocity at Kingston; HM ships Vestal and Racehorse at Port Antonio; Thurs morning last abt 100 miles westward of Bermuda, Capt Burrows saw a vessel with distress signal- American schooner Hope, Capt. Joshua M Johnson of Portsmouth, NH bound to Key West, out 7 days- saved the crew. (Royal Gazette, 12 Jan 1835) Jan 12 1835- brigantine Standard, Burrows, Jamaica; rum, sugar, pimento, yams &c to Astwood.

Agenoria
See notes under "Standard". (Royal Gazette, 8 Jan 1835)

Velocity
See notes under "Standard". (Royal Gazette, 8 Jan 1835)

Hope
See notes under "Standard". (Royal Gazette, 8 Jan 1835)

Catherine
Monday last, Mr Benjamin Fox, Pilot proceeded from Running Gut to meet the Catherine, and capsized- 4 of the 5 were drowned. Mr Fox, Joe (a native of St Thomas), Geo Williams (of St Ann's), Richard Reynard, an apprentice to Miss Reynard of this town. Only one saved is Joe, an apprentice to Miss Duffie. Mr Fox was a married man, a native of the Bermudas. No bodies found- Kingston, Jamaica, Chronicle, Dec 19 1834. (Royal Gazette, 12 Jan 1835)

Lady Cockburn
Port of Hamilton, cleared Jan 9 (1835) brigantine Lady Cockburn, Beek, Barbados. (Royal Gazette, 12 Jan 1835)

Lewis
Port of St George, reported outwards Jan 8 (1835) American brig Lewis, Bissell, for Valparaiso, with her inward cargo. (Royal Gazette, 12 Jan 1835)

Roseway
Thursday, 15 January 1835: Mailboat Roseway 9 days from Halifax with English mail for December arrived Tuesday last. (Royal Gazette, 15 Jan 1835)

Rover
The brig Rover, Capt Ingham, from Demerara, arrived in port of Hamilton yesterday- passenger Jos C Yates. (Royal Gazette, 15 Jan 1835)

Goldfinch
H M packet Goldfinch sailed from Halifax 16th Nov, arrived at Falmouth in 14 days. (Royal Gazette, 15 Jan 1835)

Romulus
The Romulus, merchant vessel left London 12 Dec for these Islands. (Royal Gazette, 15 Jan 1835)

Champion
HMS Champion at Portsmouth Nov 27 1834. (Royal Gazette, 15 Jan 1835)

Luna
Luna, Rob Roy, and Bezsin K Reece at Demerara 20th Dec- latter vessel to leave for Bermuda abt 10 Jan 1835. (Royal Gazette, 15 Jan 1835)

Rob Roy
Luna, Rob Roy, and Bezsin K Reece at Demerara 20th Dec- latter vessel to leave for Bermuda abt 10 Jan 1835. (Royal Gazette, 15 Jan 1835)

Polly
Schr. Polly, Harriott, cleared Halifax for the West Indies Dec 16. (Royal Gazette, 15 Jan 1835)

Resolution
Richard S Frith, aged 13, a native of Southampton, died at sea on board the schooner "Resolution" on July 17 (1836), en route from Wilmington to Demerara (Royal Gazette 4 Oct 1836).

Nehemiah
Capt. Joseph Nelmes Frith, aged 36, died in a boating accident on Jan 6, leaving a wife and 6 children. He had gone out in a boat belonging to W P Perot of Port Royal, with a crew of 8, who went to the aid of the brig Nehemiah, on the northwest rocks (with a cargo of lumber for Jamaica, from St Stephens, NB, under the Capt John Heney). Her rudder had been damaged in a gale soon after leaving NB. The Captain and crew were safely landed at Mangrove Bay, but attempts were being made to salvae some of the cargo, when the tragedy took place. The 8 men were never found. (Royal Gazette 9 Jan 1839).

Gazella
The brig "Gazella", burthen 73 tons, master Nathaniel Vesey, arrived 7 Feb 1842 at the port of New York from Bermuda (see passenger lists).

Telegraph
The brig "Telegraph", burthen 86 738/3500 tons, master G T T Wells, arrived 17 June 1843 at the port of New York from St George's, Bermuda (see passenger Lists).

John H Stevens
The brig "John H Stevens", burthen 185 80/95 tons, master T A Hall, arrived 19 June 1843 at the port of New York from Bermuda (see passenger lists)

Enterprize
Dec 18 1844; John Strohecker and others petitioned for compensation for slaves aboard the schooner Enterprize seized following an emergency landing at Bermuda and insured by the Fire & Marine Co of Charleston, SC. The slaves were liberated by Bermuda. (Series: S165015 Year - ND00 Item - 02917; Series: S165005 Year - 1844 Item - 00057).  "A motion was made by Mr. John Quincy Adams, to amend the same, by inserting therein, after the entries of the resolutions moved by Mr. Rhett, in relation to the slaves liberated by the authorities of the island of Bermuda, from the American vessel Enterprise".... "Mr. Huger presented the petition of John Strobecker and others, praying the reimbursement of a sum paid for insurance on the schooner Enterprise, which vessel had been driven, in 1835, by stress of weather, into the port of Bermuda, and illegally detained by the authorities of that island; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations." (Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, 1789-1873 TUESDAY, February 11, 1840.)

Thames
Thames, convict hulk, arrived at Dockyard, Ireland Island, Bermuda in 1844. (Bermuda Journal of Archaeology & Maritime History, Vol 2 1990, pp88)

Catherine Mary
The brig "Catherine Mary" of Biddeford, burthen 158 tons, master Benjamin Blanchard, left Bermuda and bound for Boston on 22 Feb 1847. (see passenger lists)

Medway
The Medway, a convict hulk, arrived at Dockyard, Ireland Island, Bermuda in 1848. (Bermuda Journal of Archaeology & Maritime History, Vol 2 1990, pp88)

James
The brigantine "James", abt 287 tons burden, Captain Stowe, left London, England for Bermuda 21 Nov 1849 with children from St Pancras parish workhouse in London (see passenger list). (Raymond, 1994)

Somerset
In the late 1840's Captian Daniel R Williams was master of the brig Somerset. (Sandy's: Bermuda Architectural Heritage Series).