Maitland Book Extracts and Ship Details

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PEERAGE OF SCOTLAND
Computer Entries from OPR's:
TURNBERRY CASTLE
Charnock: FL Maitland
O'BRYNE'S: Sir Anthony Maitland
O'BRYNE's: James Maitland
O'BRYNE's: Lewis Maitland
O'BRYNE's: Sir Thomas Maitland
O'BRYNE's: William Maitland
O'BRYNE's: William Heriot Maitland
Battle in "Lively"
SHIPS ASSCOIATED WITH MAITLANDS
Ships: Frederick Lewis Maitland 1:     
      Grafton
Ships: Frederick Lewis Maitland 2: 
Bellerophon, Boyne, Cameleon, Dragon, Egyptienne, Emerald, Genoa, Glenmore, Goliath, Loire, Vengeur, Winchester.
Ships: William Maitland: Electra
Ships: Anthony Maitland, Sir Hon, 10th Earl: Glasgow
Ships: Other Maitland Ships: Petrell, La Pique, 
Andromeda, Venerable, Wassanaer. KINGFISHER.
Tea Clipper "Maitland"




Extract from:
                         PEERAGE OF SCOTLAND
                             SRO 13/5/96.

File 11/8/98

Ancestry of Earl of Lauderdale:

Thomas de Matulant died 1228
William de Matulant died abt 1250
Sir Richard de Mautlant, married Avicia

William de Mautland joined Robert Bruce, died abt 1315

Sir Robert Maitland died Battle of Durham 17/10/1346

John Maitlant
married Agnes Dunbar (dau of Patrick Earl of March), died abt 1395

Sir Robert Maitlant of Thirlstane died abt 1434

William Maitland of Thirlstane
married Margaret Wardlaw died after 1460

John Maitland bef 1471

William Maitland b aft 1455.

William Maitland
married Martha Seton
died Flodden 9/9/1513

Sir Richard Maitland
married Mariot Cranston died 1/4/1586

William Maitland
married Mary Malcolm dau of 3rd Lord Flemming, Stirling 6/1/1567 died
(Roman Fashion, ie suicide), 9/6/1573.

brother Sir John Maitland,
married Jean Flemming, dau of James, 4th Lord Flemming.
(she died 23/6/1609 age 55),
he died 1595

John 2nd Lord Maitland of Thirlstane,
"noble man of great honour and probity."
created Earl Lauderdale.
died 1/1645.
married Lady Isabel Seton, 2nd dau of Alexander, Earl of Dunfermline.

John, 2nd Earl of Lauderdale born Leithington 24/5/1616

brother Charles, 3rd Earl Of Lauderdale died 9/6/1691

Richard 4th Earl of Lauderdale born 20/6/1653 died 1695

brother
XVII Charles, 6th Earl of Lauderdale
"the eldest surviving son, a nobleman of sweet disposition, and
finest accomplishments succeeded his father in 1710; served as a
volunteer under the Duke of Argyll at Battle of Sheriffmuir,
13/11/1715, behaving with great gallantry; was general of the mint;
lord lieutenant and high sheriff of the county of Edinburgh; one of
the 16 representataives of the Scottish Peerage, chosen at the
General Election 1741; and died at Hatton 15/7/1744, in the 56th year
of his age."
He married Lady Elizabeth Ogilvy, eldest dau of James, Earl of
Findlater and Seafield, Lord High Chancellor of Scotland, and by her,
who died at Bath 24/9/1778, had at least 9 sons and 5 dau.

1.James, 7th Earl,
2.Hon Charles Maitland Barclay of Tillicoultry, Died Ormiston Lodge,
28/11/1795.
3.Hon & Rev George Maitland. Died unmarried. 9/1764
4.Hon Richard Maitland, born 10/2/1724. at siege of Quebec etc.
5.Hon Alexander Maitland
6.FLM
"of Rankeillor, born 19/6/1730, who went into the Royal Navy, of
which he had the rank of Lieutenant 1749, and Captain 9/3/1759.  He
commanded the Lively, of 20 guns and 160 men on the Jamaica station,
October 1760, when he took the Valeur of equal force. He had the
command of a line-of-battle ship at Keppel's engagement with
D'Orvilliers, 1778; and died at Rankeillor in 1786 age 57. He married
27/8/1767, Margaret Dick, heiress of Rank and Lindores in Fife, in
right of her mother, sister of James Macgill of Rankeillor, who
claimed the title of Count of Oxford; and had issue:
1 Charles Maitland Macgill of Rankeillor, who had a troop of 17th
Light Dragoons, a.d.c. to his cousin Major General Thomas Dundas,
when he died in West Indies, 1794,
2 James Maitland
3 FLM who was appointed captain of the Royal Navy, 1801; signalised
himself highly when as commander of the Loire Frigate, 1803-06,
particularly in Muros Bay, 4/6/1805; a circumstantial detail of which
appeared in the London Gazette, justly entitling him to the
distinction of one of the 1st officers in the service. He married at
Cork, April 1804, Catherine, seconnd daughter of D. Connor of
Ballybricken.
4 Robert Maitland Midshipman in Royal Navy; Egypt 1801; died Malta
2/7/1801.
1 Mary Turner Maitland married  5/4/1793 Henry Scrimgeour of Fife.
2 Elizabeth Maitland
3 Isabella Maitland, married William Roy, 8/7/1794, Nenthorn
Roxburgh.

7 Hon Patrick Maitland of Freugh, East Indiaman.
8 Hon John Maitland: Marine
9 Hon William Maitland born 24/11/33 died young.
1 Lady Anne, born 28/5/1712 died young
2 Lady Elizabeth married James Ogilvy of Rothiemay and Inchmartin
3 Lady Margaret died unmarried 12/9/63
4 Lady Janet married Edinburgh 11/11/44 Thomas Dundas, died
29/12/1805 age 85
5 Lady Eleanora, born 7/12/27 died young.


The Earl of Findlater & Seafield

James Ogilvie, 4th Earl of F & S
died 1730, 66th year, (thus b 1664)
married Anne, dau of William Dunbar of Durn, Bart.
Issue: James, 5th Earl Findlater and 2nd of Seafield.
       Hon William Ogilvie
       Lady Elizabeth who married Charles Maitland
       Lady Janet Ogilvie, who married Hugh Forbes.
PR has no record of his birth or death.





James Ogilvie 3rd Earl
married Lady Anne Montgomery (relict of Robert Seton, son of Sir
George Seton of Hailes) only child of Hugh, 7th Earl of Eglintoun, by
his 1st wife, Lady Ann Hamilton, eldest sister of James & William,
Dukes of Hamilton.
Issue: Walter, Lord Deskford
       James, 4th Earl b 1664
       Lady Ann Ogilvie
       Lady Mary Ogilvie

Sir Patrick Ogilvie
married Lady Elizabeth Ogilvie, dau of James Ogilvie, 1st Earl of
Findalter (who died without male heir and passed title to Patrick).
died 30/2/1658
Issue: James Ogilvie.

Patrick Ogilvie
married 1st Marjory Gray
  2nd Margaret, dau of Sir George Haliburton of Pitcur Issue: Sir
Patrick Ogilvie
       William Ogilvie.
       married Janet, 2nd dau of Patrick, 4th Lord Gray & died 1558.

Patrick Ogilvie died before 10/5/1555
married Mariola Stewart, dau of Thomas, 2nd Lord Innermeek
married Elizabeth Kinnaird, dau of Patrick Kinnaird of Inchmure

James Ogilvie
married Isabell Olphant
Issue: Patrick Ogilvie
       Janet Ogilvie

David de Ogilvie of Inchmartin died abt 1464
married Margaret Hay
Issue: James

Sir Andrew de Ogilvie died aft 1340
married Marjorie
Issue: David

Sir Walter de Ogilvie
married Margaret Glen.
Issue: Andrew.


Lady Anne Montgomery
daughter of Hugh Montgomery, 7th Earl of Eglintoun
married 1st: Robert Seton (died 1655), s of John Seton of Hailes
Issue: Robert
married 2nd James Ogilvie

Hugh Montgomery
born 8/4/1613, died 2/1669
Married 1st Lady Anne Hamilton, daughter of James, 2nd Marquis of
Hamilton and sister of James & William, Dukes of Hamilton.





Scottish Old Parish Records:
Computer Entries from OPR's:

Birth:
Anne Dunbar 26/3/1693 507/1A Campbelltown
     dau of William and Elizabeth Ewing (PR chkd)

No register of marriage to James Ogilvie.

James O married Anna Rioch 23/5/1663, Perth.

William Dunbar married Isabell Ewin 8/12/1687, 567/1A, Campbelltown
(PR Checked).

Issobel Ewin ch 12/2/1662, 803/1, FR34 Roxburgh.


Marriages of Anna Arnot:
MARRIED David Brand, Cannongate Edinburgh, 10/6/1653, 685.3/13
FR 3700 & 15/5/1653 FR 3806

MARRIED Peter Din 16/6/1657, Dysart, 426/1 FR 501

MARRIED James Ogilvie.

Birth of Anna Arnot:
22/7/1670 Cannongate Edinburgh, of David Arnot & Margaret Heppel,
685.3/5, FR 1555
21/5/1665 Edinburgh, of William Major/Arnot Margaret Wood, 685.1/6 FR
1815.

Marriages of Ann Arnot 1600-1700
20/1/1620 William Simsone, Dysart  426/1 FR414
9/2/1688 James Ogilvie, son of Lord Boyn  685.1/44
12/11/1694  John Horn  592/2  Fenwick

Births of James Ogilvie
10/3/1644 @ Ben Dochey of John O. & Helen Bertie 332/1
12/7/1655 @ Kinnaird of Patrik O.   368/1
3/8/1666 @ Kinnaird of Patrik O. 368/1
1/4/1621 @ Inchtur of Patrik O. 359/1  (Archaic Script)






                           TURNBERRY CASTLE

From Notice in Turnberry Hotel (3/12/95):

     Turnberry Castle, built on the promontory on which the
lighthouse now stands, was the thirteenth-century stronghold of the
powerful Earls of Carrick. It was the home of Marjorie, the last of
the line and Countess in her own right, who in 1271 married as her
second husband, Robert de Brus (or Bruce), Lord of Annandale.
According to the traditional and romantic account of their espousal,
the young widow, entranced by the personable Bruce, had him
kidnapped, and the king's annoyance over the marriage of his ward
without his prior consent had to be assuaged by a fine. Bruce at all
events became Earl of Carrick in his wife's right, and their eldest
son, Robert, born in 1274, in his turn became Earl when his mother
died in 1292 and his father resigned his title to him. The new Earl
lived to be enthroned as King of Scotland in 1306 and to suffer
initial defeat and humiliation. It was at Turnberry, in February
1307, that he landed, after a period of exile, to recover his
kingdom. Here, for the first time, the fortune of war smiled on him
and he overcame the English garrison. Within a few years he was
hailed as the victor of Bannockburn (24 June 1314) and the liberator
of Scotland. He died at Cardross on 7 June 1329. His body was
interred in Dunfermline Abbey and his heart at Melrose; but probably
no place in Scotland was dearer to him than this historic spot, the
scene of his earliest, critical triumph.







BIOGRAPHIA NAVALES, Charnock, Vol VI, 1798 (P/C from PRO)

LIVES AND CHARACTERS of NAVAL OFFICERS OF GREAT BRITAIN.
P374

     MAITLAND, Honourable Frederic, was the sixth son of Charles, the
sixth earl of Lauderdale, and the lady Elizabeth Ogilvy, daughter to
James, earl of Finlater and Seafield. Having entered at an early age
into the navy, and passed through the subordinate stations as well as
mid-shipman and lieutenant, he was, on the 17th of January, 1757,
advanced to be commander of a sloop, of war; but we are, as in many
other cases, unacquainted both with the name of the vessel itself, or
the stations on which he served. On the 9th of March, 1759, he was
made captain of the Wager, of twenty guns; but very soon afterwards
removed into the Lively, a ship of the same force; and was sent to
the West Indies, where, as also in the same ship, he continued, we
believe, till the end of the year 1761.
    He distinguished himself in the month of October 1760, being then
under the command of rear-admiral Holmes, in the Capture of the
Valeur, a French ship of war of equal force with himself, with which
he had a smart action, lasting an hour and an half, off the island of
Cuba. The prize was one of a squadron of five French frigates which
had sailed from Cape Francois, bound to France, valuably laden with
sugar and indigo, two of which were taken and as many destroyed by
the activity of captain Maitland and his companions, as we have
already briefly related in our account of Mr. Holmes *. Captain
Maitland having returned to England at the time above stated, was
promoted to the Renown, of thirty guns. In this command he remained
some years, em-ployed till the end of the war, on the home station;
and after peace had taken place, was ordered in the same ship to
North America. He returned from thence in 1764, and appears to have
had no farther appointment till the year 1780, when we find him
captain of the Elizabeth, of seventy-four guns, one of the fleet
employed, under the orders of Sir George Bridges Rodney. on the West-
India station. In the action which took place with the count de
Guichen on the 17th of April, 1780, the Elizabeth was stationed in
the line as one of the seconds to rear-admiral Parker who commanded
the van division, and was
                 * See vol. v. p. 202.
P375
was very distinguishedly engaged, having had nine men killed and
fifteen wounded. In the two subsequent skirmishes which happened in
the month of May, captain Maitland does not appear to have been
concerned, The Elizabeth being in great want of repair, was ordered
to Jamaica soon afterwards, in order to return to England as part of
the convoy sent with the homeward-bound fleet of merchant-ships in
the ensuing autumn.
   Captain Maitland was immediately on his arrival appointed to the
Queen, of ninety guns, in which he continued till the month of August
1782, always stationed in the main fleet, or employed on Channel
service. The most material transactions in which he was concerned
were the relief of Gibralter, in 1781, in company with the fleet
commanded by vice-admiral Darby, and the capture of the Actionaire, a
French  ship of war, pierced for sixty-four guns, but then armee en
flute, being bound to the East Indies with a cargo of stores,
provisions, and masts for the French king's service, having also on
board eleven chests of specie, and five hundred and fifty troops. Of
this success the following we believe a correct account. Captain
Maitland having joined at sea the squadron which sailed from
Portsmouth, on the 13th of April, 1782, under the orders of the
admirals Barrington, Kempenfelt, and commodore Elliot, he was ordered
by signal from the latter, on the 21st of the same month, to assist
the Foudroyant in securing her prize, the Pegase, of seventy-four
guns, which had been taken just before. The wind was so extremely
violent, and of course produced so heavy a swell, that it was nine
o'clock the next morning before the captured ship was in any
condition to make sail. Captain Maitland had by that time received on
board three hundred prisoners, and sent an officer with forty British
seamen on board the Pegase to assist in navigating her. A large ship
was about this time discovered to the southward, standing to the
south-west, upon a wind; and being very soon perceived not to be an
English man of war, was pursued with all possible alacrity by the
Queen. All the French officers, prisoners on board that ship,
concurred in assuring captain Maitland, that the chace was the
Protecteur, of seventy four guns, on board which was commodore who
commanded the French convoy. The Pegase was consequently
P376:
ordered to make the best of her way to the nearest English port,
attended by one of the cutters then in company, and the Queen
continued her pursuit.  After a chace of fourteen hours captain
Maitland got up with the enemy in the night, and still continuing
under the delusion of its being the Protecteur, fired his broadside,
by which nine of the French crew were unfortunately killed, and
twenty-five wounded. The Actonaire discharged her guns, and
immediately struck her colours.
  Captain Maitland, after his return to England, went to sea for a
short cruize with the main fleet, under the orders of earl Howe; but
having returned into port, quitted the Queen in the month of August,
previous to the departure of the fleet for the relief of Gibraltar,
his ship having been pitched upon to receive the flag of rear-admiral
Alexander Hood, who had a command in that expedition. Captain
Maitland was immediately appointed to the Grafton, of seventy-four
guns, a ship then in a state of equipment for service at Portsmouth;
but quitted that ship very soon afterwards without ever proceeding to
sea; peace taking place quickly afterwards, he never, we believe,
held any subsequent command. He married a lady of the name of Dick,
by whom he had a daughter, married, April the 4th, 1793, to Henry
Scrymgeor.  Captain Maitland himself died, at Rankelior, in the
county of Fife, before he became entitled to his flag, on the 16th of
December, 1786.






Extract from: O'BRYNE'S NAVAL BIOGRAPHY Vol II, 1849 (PRO 1996)

P 712   MAITLAND.

MAITLAND, K.C.M.G., C.B. (Rear Admiral of the White, 1841. F-P., 19;
H-P., 33)
  The Honourable Sir Anthony Maitland, born 10 June, 1785, is the
second son of James, eighth Earl of Lauderdale, K.T., by Eleanor,
only daughter of Anthony Todd, Esq; brother (with Colonel Hon. John
Maitland, who died in 1839) of the present Earl; nephew of Lieut.-
General Hon. Sir Thos. Maitland, G.C.B., Governor of Malt and the
Ionian Islands, who died in 1824; and cousin of the present Capt. Sir
Thomas Maitland, R.N., Kt., C.B., and of Commanders James, Lewis, and
William Heriot, Maitland, R.N.

This officer entered the Navy, 2 Oct 1795, as Admiral's Servant, on
board the VICTORY 100, Capt. Hon. Geo. Gray, on the books of which
ship, bearing the flag in the Mediterranean of the late Earl St
Vincent, his name was born until June, 1796. In Oct 1798, he became
Midshipman, under the same nobleman, in the VILLE DE PARIS 110; and
he next, from Jan. 1801 until Dec. 1803, served with Capt. Sir John
Gore in the TRITON and MEDUSA frigates. In the latter vessel, which
bore the flag at the time of Lord Nelson, we find him particularly
distinguishing himself and severely wounded in the attack on the
Boulogne flotilla. (vide Gaz. 1801 p 1606) On leaving the MEDUSA he
rejoined his Lordship, as Supernumary, on board the VICTORY, then
again in the Mediterranean, where, in 1804, he was nominated Acting-
Lieutenant of the CHILDERS sloop, Capt. Sir Wm. Bolton. He was
confirmed a Lieutenant 2 Feb. 1805, and after officiating for some
months in that capacity in the BLENHEIM 74, flag-ship in the East
Indies of Sir Thos.  Troubridge, was made Commander, 6 May, 1806,
into the ARROGANT guard-ship at Bombay. He attained Post-rank 25
Sept. in the same year; and was next appointed -1 Aug. 1811, to the
PIQUE 36, in which ship he was for four years and a half employed on
the Downs, Lisbon, Brazilian, and West India stations, capturing,
during that period, the Hawk American privateer, of 5 guns and 68 men
- and 19 Feb.  1816, to the GLASGOW 50, part of the force engaged
under Lord Exmouth at the bombardment of Algiers. (vide Gaz. 1816
P1792) On 21 Aug.  1817, Capt. Maitland, who had paid the GLASGOW off
in the preceding Nov., recommissioned that ship.  He served her in
the Mediterranean until March, 1821, and has since been on half-pay.
He acquired flag-rank 23 Nov., 1841.
    The Rear-Admiral, who was nominated a C.B. for his conduct at
Algiers, 19 Sept. 1816 and in 1832 created a Knight of the Order of
St.  Michael ant St George, sat for some time in Parliament as member
for co.  Berwick; of which shire he is now a Deputy Lieutenant. In
Aug.  1830 he was appointed a Naval Aid-de-Camp to King William IV;
and he continued to hold the same office under her present Majesty
until the date of his promotion.


MAITLAND. (COMMANDER, 1836. F-P., 16; H-P., 13.)
James Maitland, Esq., born 18 April, 1806 , is the second surviving
son of the late Chas. Maitland, Esq, of Rankeilour, Fife, by Mary,
eldest daughter of David Johnston, Esq, of Latheisk, in the same
shire. He is brother of Commander Lewis Maitland R.N.; nephew of the
late Rear-Admiral Sir Fred. Lewis Maitland, K.C.B.,* who made him his
heir; first-cousin of the present Commander Wm. Heriot Maitland,
R.N.; and cousin also of Rear Admiral Hon. Sir Anthony Maitland,
C.B., K.C.M.G., and Capt. Sir Thos.  Maitland, R.N., Kt., C.B. His
grandfather, Hon.  Fred. Lewis Maitland, a Captain in the R.N., was
son of Charles, sixth Earl of Lauderdale, and had one brother,
Richard, a Colonel in the Army, and another, John a Lieutenant-
Colonel in the R.M.  He commanded the ELIZABETH 74 in Keppel and
Rodney's actions, and afterwards captured a French 64-gun ship.
   This officer entered the Navy, 22 Dec. 1818, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on
board the VENGEUR 74, Capt. Fred. Lewis Maitland, and during the two
following years was employed on the North Sea, South American
and Mediterranean stations. He then, until promoted to the rank of
Lieutenant 10 July, 1826, served as Midshipman and Mate, again in
South America, as also at Portsmouth and in the West Indies in the
AURORA 46.  Capt. Henry Prescott, GANGES 84, Capt. Patrick Campbell,
and ALLIGA-TOR 25. He next cruized for some months on the station
last mentioned in the FERRET 10, Capt. Henry Gosset, and was
subsequently appointed--18 Jan. 1828, to the TRIBUNE 42, Capts. John
Wilson and John Alex.  Duntze, attached to the force in the Pacific,
whence he returned home at the close of 1831-17 Oct. 1832, to the
Portsmouth yacht, as Flag-Lieutenant to his uncle, Sir F. L.
Maitland, Admiral-Superintendent at that port- and 2 Sept. 1834, in a
similar capacity to the THA-
LIA 46, bearing the flag at the Cape of Good Hope of Rear-Admiral
Patrick Campbell. He went on half-pay in the summer of 1835, and has
not been since afloat. He acquired his present rank 9 May, 1836.
   Commander Maitland (the Senior of his rank on the List of 1836)
married, first, in March, 1836, Emma, daughter of Thos. Magne
Willing, Esq of Philadelphia; and (that lady dying in June, 1838)
secondly, 20 Aug. 1840, Frances Harriet, daughter of the late Rich.
Sam. Short, Esq., of Edlington Grove, Lincolnshire. Agents Messrs.
Stilwell.

* Footnote:

Sir Fed. Lewis Maitland was born in 1776. He served as Midshipman of
the SOUTHAMPTON 32 in Lord Howe's action 1 June 1794; was employed,
while holding the rank of Commander, in the expedition to Egypt in
1801; attained Post-rank in the course of that year; and had command,
during the late war, of the LOIRE and EMERALD frigates (see Capt
Charles Bertram), GOLIATH 58, BOYNE 98, and BELLEROPHON 74. In the
ship last mentioned, he had the honour of receiving Napoleon
Buonaparte when he surrendered after the battle of Waterloo. During
the peace, he commanded the VENGEUR, GENOA, and WELLESLEY 74's. He
was nominated a C.B. in 1815; advanced to Flag-rank in July 1830; and
created a K.C.B.  in the following November. He filled the office of
Admiral-Superintendent at Portsmouth from July, 1832, until July,
1837; and that of Commander-in-Chief in the East Indies from the
latter period until the date of his death, 30 November, 1839.



MAITLAND. (Commander, 1841.  F-P., 19; H-P., 3.)

Lewis Maitland, born 12 April 1811, is brother of Commander Jas.
Maitland, R.N.

P 713,

     This officer entered the Royal Naval College 28 Dec. 1825; and
embarked, in March, 1827, as a Volunteer, on board the WELLESLEY 74,
commanded by his uncle, Capt. Fred. Lewis Maitland, at first on the
Lisbon, and then on the Mediterranean station, where, in July, 1830,
two years after he had attained the rating of Midshipman, he removed
to the WASP 18, Capt. Brutswick Popham. Towards the close of 1831,
after he had served for a few months in the Channel and North Sea in
the IMOGENE 28, Capt. Price Blackwood, he sailed for the East Indies
in the Melville 74, flag-ship of Sir John Gore. On his return in 1832
with the flag of Sir Edw. W.C.R. Owen in the Southampton 52, Capt.
John Milligan Laws, we find him employed off Antwerp during the
period of General Girard's attack on the citadel of that place. He
next, in Jan.  1833 (in March of which year he passed his
examination), joined the CASTOR 36, Capt. Lord John Hay, with whom he
served off Lisbon and on the north coast of Spain until Jan. 1836. On
leaving the latter vessel Mr Maitland was placed under the orders of
Capt. Peter John Douglas in the MELVILLE 74, bearing the flag of Sir
Peter Halkett in North America and the West Indies; and on again
proceeding to the East Indies in the WELLESLEY 72, flag-ship of his
relative Sir F. L.  Maitland, he was by him nominated Lieutenant in
June, 1838, of the FAVORITE 18, Capt. Walter Croker-an act which the
Admiralty sanctioned 15 Feb. 1839. Rejoining the WELLESLEY in the
course of the same year in the capacity of additional Lieutenant, he
served in her, under the broad pendant of Sir Gordon Bremer, at the
capture of Chusan in July, 1840; after which, on becoming attached to
the SAMARANG 28, Capt. Jas.  Scott, he assisted in reducing the forts
of the Boca Tigris, and in demolishing the works on the Canton river.
He was also present, and gained the public acknowledgments of his
Captain for the gallantry and zeal he displayed, at the forcing, by
the NEMESIS steamer and the boats of the SAMARANG of the inner
passage from Macao to Wampoa during their advance on which latter
place the British, beteveen 3 A.M. on 13 and 4 P.M. on 15 March,
1841, destroyed five forts, one battery, two military stations and
nine war-junks, its which collectively were 115 guns and 8 ginjalls.
On his return to England in the following summer he took up a
Commander's commission dated 15th Feb. 1841. He has been employed,
since 3 July, 1844, in the Coast Guard service.
 He married, 23 Nov. 1841 Henrietta Louisa, widow of the late W.
Northage, Esq., jun., and second daughter of the late Sir John, H.
Newbolt, Chief Justice of Madras. Agents- Messr Stilwell.


MAITLAND, Kt., C.B. (CAPTAIN, 1837.)
 Sir Thomas MAITLAND, born in  1803, is only son of Hon. Wm. Mordaunt
Maitland, a General in the Army, by his first wife, Mary, widow of
John Travers, Esq., of Fir Grove, co. Cork, and daughter of the Rev.
Rich.  Orpen, of Killowen. He is grandson of James, seventh Earl of
Lauderdal Lieutenant-Colonel in the Army; and first cousin of Rear-
Admiral Hon.  Sir Anthony Maitland, C.B., K.C.M.G.
  This officer entered the Naty 22 Sept. 1816 and was made
Lieutenant, 16 May, 1823, into the EURYALUS 42, Capt. Augustus Wm.
Jas. Cliffird.  His next appointments were, 20 Dec. 1825, and 1
March, 1826, to the SUPERB 78, Capt. Henry Hill, guard-ship at
Portsmouth, and GANGES 84, fitting for the flag of Sir Robt. Waller
Otway, Commander-in-Chief in South America. Obtaining a second
promotional commission 30 April, 1827, he successively assumed
command, 14 June, 1832, and 4 April, 1835, of the SPARROWHAWK 18 and
TWEED, 20. In the former vessel, which he paid off 7 May, 1833, Capt.
Maitland, brought home 589,405 Mexican dollars and 42 bales of
cochineal; in the TWEED, the command whereof he retained until
posted, 10 June, 1837, he served during the civil war on the north
coast of Spain, and was in consequence presented with the Cross of
Charles III. On 19 June in the year last mentioned we find him
nominated Captain of the WELLESLEY 72, in which ship he continued
employed under the flags of Sir Fred. Lewis Maitland and Sir Gorden
Bremer, until paid off in the summer of 1842. In 1838 he commanded
the seamen and marines landed for the purpose of quelling an
insurrection on the coast of Malalabar; he participated, in 1839, in
the operations on the coast of Sinde and in the Persian Gulf; and
during the hostilities in China he obtained mention for his zeal and
alacrity at the capture of Chusan in July, 1840, and for the valuable
assistance he afforded Sir Gordon Bremer at the reduction of
Tycocktow, 7Jan. 1841 (vide Gaz 1840 p2991 & 1841 P1162) - was
present with H.M. Plenipotentiary at a formal meeting which was held
with the Chinese Commissioner on 26 of hhe same month (V. Gax 1841
P1496) -again aquired the public thanks of Sir G. Bremer for the
cordial aid he afforded him in the action which preceded the capture
of the Bodue Forts 26 Feb (V. Gaz 1841, p1498) - had charge of the
WELLESLEY'S boats during the original advance of the British towards
Canton (V. Gaz 1841 P1501) - commanded the first naval battalion,
consisting of 11 officers and 172 of other ranks, at the storming of
the heights in the vicinity of that city during the operations which
led to its re-capture (V Gaz.  1841 P2496) -  elicited notice for the
admirable manner in which he placed the WELESELEY (within 400 yards
of the principal battery) in the attack upon Amoy, 26 Aug. (V Gaz
1842 P82) - and in Oct. of the same year (1841) was further praised
for his skill, zeal, and ability at the reduction of Cusan and
Chinghae.  (V Gaz 1842 P393-6).  For these services Capt. Maitland
was nominated a C.B. 29 June, 1841; and in 1843 invested with the
honour of Knighthood. He has been in command, since 10 Nov. 1836, of
the AMERICA 50, on the coast of Portugal.
  Sir Thos. Maitland is a Deputy-Lieutenant for co. Berwick. He
married, 7 Feb. 1828, at Rio Janeiro, Amelia, daughter of the late
Wm.  Young, Esq., and by that lady has issue. Agents Hallett and
Robinson.



MAITLAND. (Commander, 1840.)
William Maitland died in Oct. 1846, in command of H.M. steam-sloop
SPITEFULL.
   This officer entered the Navy 4 Feb. 1819; passed his examination
in 1825; obtained his first commission 13 June, 1827; and was
appointed, on the Mediterranean station - 16 March, 1831, to the
BARRAM 50, Capt.  Hugh Pigot - 2l March, 1834, to the BRITTANIA 120,
Capt. Peter Rainier, which ship was paid off in the early part of
1835, - and, 12 April, 1839, as First-Lieutenant, to the BENBOW 72,
Capt. Houston Stewart. For his Services in the latter ship, at the
attack upon Tortosa (where he landed and obtained warm praise for his
very gallant conduct V. Gaz 1840 P????) and the bombardment of St.
Jean d'Acre, he was promoted to the rank of Commander 4 Nov. 1840. On
14 Dec. 1842 he assumed command of the SPITEFUL steam-sloop, which
vessel, in July, 1846, bore the flag of Rear-Admiral Sir Thos. John
Cochrane during an expedition against the Sultan of Borneo, whose
forts and batteries in the river Brune were all destroyed. Agents -
Hallett and Robinson.



MAITLAND.  (Commander, 1842. F-P., 12; H-P., 3.)
   William Heriot Maitland, born 3 July, 1819, is second son of Jas.
Maitland, Esq., of Ramorny, by Margaret, daughter of Wm. Dalgleish
Esq., of Scots-craig; and first-cousin of Commander Jas. Maitland,
R.N.
  This officer entered the Navy, 16 Oct. 1832, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on
board the CASTOR 36,  Capt. Lord John Hay, and in July, 1836, after
having been employed on the Home station and off the north coast
of Spain during the civil war, removed as Midship-

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when the frigates again made sail and escaped. The British
were in no condition to follow the enemy, and in a shattered
state reached Lisbon, where the convoy was found to have
arrived, having narrowly escaped capture-the guns fired
during the action having been distinctly heard. The Flam-
borough lost in this most gallant affair, Lieutenant Thomas
Price, of the marines, and four men killed, and ten wounded;
the Bideford, Captain Launcelot Skynner - and eight men
killed, and Lieutenant C. Knollis (mortally), and twenty-four
men wounded. When the comparative force of the comba-
tants is taken into consideration, the action will appear in a
still stronger light.

     Flamborough.               Malicieuse           
  22   long 9-pounders,         26 long 12-pounders,
   2     "  3-pounders,         10   "   6-pounders,
  Men, 170,                     Men 350, (suppositions)
  Tons, 500,                    Tons, 800, ( " )   
  Weight of broadside, 102 lbs. Weight of broadside, 199 lbs


        BIDEFORD,                   OPALE.
  20 long 9-pounders,           26 long 12-pounders,
  Men, 150,                     6    "   6-pounders,
  Tons, 470,                    Men, 300, (suppositions)
  Weight of broadside, 90 lbs.  Tons, 700, (suppositions)
                                Weight of broadside, 187 lbs.

     In September, Captain Lucius O'Brien, of the British 70-gun ship
Temple, having under his orders the 28-gun frigate Griffin, Captain
Thomas Taylor, received information that seven sail of vessels,
including three large privateers were at anchor at Grenada, laden
with provisions for Martinique. The two ships having proceeded
thither, anchored under the batteries, which they quickly silenced.
The boats under the command of Lieutenant Nathaniel Vincent, then put
off from the ships, boarded and brought out the vessels. Among the
captures was the Virgin sloop, which had been taken in the previous
April. The Temple had two men killed, and Lieutenant Vincent (with
the loss of a leg) and nineteen men wounded.

     Rear-Admiral Holmes, who commanded on the Jamaica station,
having received intelligence that five French frigates
with other vessels were at Cape Francois, getting ready to sail for
France, despatched thither the 5O-gun ship Hampshire, Captain Charles
Norbury, with the 28-gun frigate Boreas, Captain Samuel Uvedale, and
20-gun ship Lively, Captain the Hon. Frederick Maitland, to cruise
off that port, and endeavour to intercept them. On the 17th of
October, being off Cape Nicholas, the British ships discovered the
expected squadron, and immediately crowded all sail in chase; but
owing to the variableness of the wind, little progress was made until
towards night.  The Boreas, having outsailed the other ships, at
midnight arrived up with and engaged the French 32-gun frigate
Sirenne, bearing Commodore M'Cartie's broad pendant; but the Boreas
being disabled in sails and rigging, the Sirenne got out of gun-shot.
Having repaired damages, the Boreas, on the 18th, at 2h. P.M., again
got alongside of the Sirenne, and after two hours' close action,
compelled her to surrender, with the loss of eighty, out of her crew
of 280 men, killed and wounded. The Boreas had one man killed and one
wounded,

  The remaining four ships, having taken different courses, were
pursued by the Hampshire and Lively; and on the 18th at daylight, the
enemy's ships were six miles ahead, endeavouring to get into Port-au-
Paix. By sweeping, the Lively, at a little before eight, brought the
sternmost ship to action, and, after near two hours' hard fighting 
compelled her to surrender, with the loss of a lieutenant and thirty-
seven men killed, and her captain (Talbot), master, boat-swain and
twenty-two men wounded. The Hampshire pursued the remaining three
frigates, and, as the breeze freshened, neared them so fast, that at
3h. 30m. P.M. she got between the two headmost ships, and opened her
fire on the Duc de Choiseuil; but the latter, having the advantage of
the wind escaped into Port au Paix, leaving her companion, the Prince
Edward, to be engaged by the Hampshire. The Prince Edward unable to
contend with her powerful adversary, ran aground about two miles from
Port an Paix, and the ship was set on fire so effectually that she 
shortly afterwards blew up. On the 19th, the Hampshire, having the 
Lively and her prize in company, stood into Freshwater Bay to attack
the Fleur-de-Lys, the fifth ship, which had taken refuge there. The
French, however, did not wait their arrival, but took to the boats, 
having previously set the ship on fire. Thus were four out of the five 
ships accounted for.
     During this year the boats of the Trent, Captain. John Lindsey,
and Boreas, under the command of Lieutenant George Millar and Patrick
Stuart, cut out of Cumberland Harbour the French 10-gun privateer
Vainquour, and 6-gun privateer Mackau, after a desperate fight. In
the boats of the Boreas one man was killed, and five wounded, and her
barge sunk by the enemy fire; and in those of the Trent three men
were killed, one was wounded, and one missing.
     1761. -On the 4th of January, the 28-gun frigate Trent Captain
John Lindsey, being off Cape Tiberoon, fell in with The Bien Aime
French merchant frigate of twenty guns and eighty-five men.  The Bien
Aime, which was of great value continued the action for one hour, and
had twenty killed and wounded before she struck. The Trent had one
man killed and five wounded.
     On the 8th of January, the British 28-gun frigate Unicorn
Captain Joseph Hunt, cruising off the French coast, discovered, at
8h. A.M., and chased the French 32-gun frigate Vestale.  The action
began at 10h.  30m., and Captain Hunt was mortally wounded by the
third broadside of the enemy The command devolved upon Lieutenant
John Symons, who continued the action till 12h. 30m., when the
Vestale surrendered. M.  Boisbertelot, who commanded the Vestale, had
his leg shot away, and died the next morning; and a great number of
the French crew, which originally amounted to 220 men, were killed
and wounded The Unicorn had five men killed, exclsive of her gallant
captain, and ten wounded. The Vestal was added to the British navy
under the name of Flora, a Vestal being already in the service.

Almost immediately after Captain Hunt was carried down cockpit with
his right thigh dreadfully shattered, and while the surgeon and his
assistants were busily employed in attending to his case, one of the
sailors less dangerously wounded than himself was brought down also,
when Captain Hunt magnanimously insisted upon the surgeon at once
attending to the wounded man, saying at the same time own case was
too desperate to be benefited by surgical skill. Like Wolfe, he
retained his senses just long enough to be made acquainted with the
surrender of the enemy, when he expressed his satisfaction and,
fainting, breathed his last. 

Charnock.



SHIPS ASSCOIATED WITH MAITLANDS


Frederick Lewis Maitland 1:

GRAFT0N,74. 
(1771 Deptford. BU 1816) In ordinary for five years. 1776 Capt. Sir John 
HAMILT0N, guardship. 1777 Capt. Andrew WILKINS0N. To the North American 
station with Ad. Byron the following year, suffering severely in the 
gales which they encountered during the crossing. 1778 Capt. Capt. 
Thomas CR0MWELL, Sandy Hook. 1779 Leeward Is. Suffered bad damage as the 
lead ship of the British line in Byron`s battle with D`Estaing in the 
West Indies in June 1779. She had 35 killed and 63 wounded. After Rodney 
took over command she took part in his three battles with De Guichen, 17 
April, 15 May and 19 May 1780. In the first she had 2 men killed and 30 
wounded. Capt. C0LLINGW00D, who had been promoted commodore, died at sea 
in June 1780 and she was detached to the Jamaica station. 1781 Returned 
to England for repair. Recommissioned to join Ad. KINGSWILL`s squadron 
sailing to reinforce Sir Edward HUGHES in the East Indies. The squadron 
was badly damaged in the Bay of Biscay and returned to Spithead. The war 
ended before GRAFT0N could be repaired so she was made a receiving ship 
at Portsmouth. 0ut of list in 1814, broken up in 1816. 





Frederick Lewis Maitland 2:


BELLEROPHON,74.   (1786 Frindsbury. Hulk 1815) 1793 Capt. T. 
PASLEY 1794 Capt. William Johnstone HOPE, 1/94. Bearing first the 
pendant and then the flag of Rear Ad. PASLEY, commanding a division of 
Earl HOWE's fleet in the West Indies. On 28 May the French fleet was 
discovered to windward and in the evening BELLEROPHON brought the 
REVOLUTIONNAIRE,110, to action for an hour before any British ships 
could get up in support. Disabled, she joined the main body of the 
fleet, and darkness put an end to the partial actions that had taken 
place. The following day, with the fleets drawn up in order of battle, 
BELLEROPHON, on the signal to break the enemy line, passed between the 
5th and 6th ships in the enemy rear. She was accompanied by QUEEN 
CHARLOTTE and LEVIATHAN, the latter also crippled, with the rest of the 
British fleet passing to leeward. 
When the French wore to succour their disabled vessels, Lord HOWE was 
unable to frustrate them and finally a thick fog prevented a renewal of 
the action. 
BELLEROPHON took part in the Battle of the Glorious First of June and 
lost no more than 4 killed and 27 wounded during the long and bloody 
battle. Capt. HOPE was awarded a gold medal. Rear Ad. PASLEY lost a leg 
and was made a baronet with a pension of 1000 pounds per annum. He died 
in 1808, aged 75 years. 
Capt. HOPE continued to command BELLEROPHON until January 1795. 1795 
Capt. Lord CRANSTOUN. 
On 3O May 1795 Vice Ad. CORNWALLIS sailed from Spithead to cruise off 
the Penmarks with a squadron of five sail of the line, BRUNSWICK, ROYAL 
SOVEREIGN, BELLEROPHON, TRIUMPH and MARS, and two frigates. On the 8th 
they chased eight small vessels into Palais Road, Belle Isle and 
blockaded them there. On the 12th a squadron sailed from Brest and 
formed a junction on the 15th with Rear Ad. Vence off Groix. 
When CORNWALLIS received news from PHAETON that an enemy force was in 
sight to leeward, he stood on towards them, assuming them to be 
frigates. The French fleet now consisted of thirteen sail of the line, 
fourteen frigates, two brigs and a cutter, under the command of Vice Ad. 
Joyeuse, so, when he found that he was outnumbered 3O to 7, he 
immediately hauled off, hotly pursued by the enemy. 
At first the Admiral led in ROYAL SOVEREIGN but with daylight he ordered 
BRUNSWICK and BELLEROPHON, both heavy sailers, to lead, with MARS and 
TRIUMPH forming the rear. The latter two, with the flagship, under easy 
sail, were constantly engaged with the French ships which kept up a long 
range cannonnade, but the former two were forced to throw anchors, 
launches and part of their ballast overboard to keep their place. 
CORNWALLIS signalled PHAETON to send a boat and when the young Francis 
BEAUMONT (later Ad. Sir Francis BEAUMONT, Hydrographer to the Admiralty) 
cimbed up the flagship's side he was met by the Admiral's foot in his 
face and ordered to return and tell his captain, Robert STOPFORD, to run 
ahead of the squadron and make signals for a fleet. Some 9 or 1O hours 
later PHAETON let fly her top-gallant sheets and fired a lee gun. She 
then used the tabular signals, of which the French had a copy, to 
announce that the approaching fleet was English and the Dutch ensign 
(the recall flag) to bring them into the squadron. Some French officers 
said later that they were convinced that Lord BRIDPORT's fleet was 
approaching but they continued to engage MARS until she was in such a 
disabled state that ROYAL SOVEREIGN had to wear out of line to protect 
her. The appearance of the three-decker was decisive and after a while 
the French hauled to the wind and gave up the chase. On the 22nd they 
did come in sight of Lord BRIDPORT's 17 sail of the line and were 
brought to action. 
1796 Capt. J. LORING, 5/96. Capt. Henry D'Esterre DARBY, 1O/96, 
Mediterranean. On 7 June 1799 BELLEROPHON with nine other ships-of-the-
line joined Rear Ad. NELSON off Toulon and five days later he steered 
for Corsica in search of the French fleet which had sailed from Toulon 
in May. On 19 July, still without news, they put into Syracuse to water. 
The French were discovered near Alexandria on 1 August. 
BELLEROPHON was ninth in line as they attacked the French in Aboukir 
Bay. She brought up by the stern close to the French admiral's ship, the 
ORIENT, and became exposed to that ships tremendous broadsides. Capt. 
DARBY was wounded early in the action and forced to quit the deck, 
Lieut. DANIEL was killed by the falling mainmast and command devolved on 
the 24 year old Lieut. Robert CATHCART. 
ORIENT caught fire and, after an hour, blew up. Only about seventy of 
her people were saved, mainly picked up by British boats. When the fire 
spread to BELLEROPHON Lieut. CATHCART cut her cable and, totally 
dismasted, she drifted some miles before being brought up with the 
kedge, her only anchor. She received a broadside from TONNANT and a few 
distant shots from HEUREUX as she drifted along the rear of the French 
line. Her losses were 49 killed and 148 wounded. By using wreckage 
floating around in Aboukir Bay for the contruction of jury masts she was 
ready for action three days after the Battle. 
At one point during the battle, when BELLEROPHON was standing out of 
action under her fore-sail and fore-top-sail, and with no lights 
displayed, she was mistaken for an enemy by SWIFTSURE. Capt. HALLOWELL, 
being aware of the difficulty of breaking men off from the guns once 
they have begun to use them, refrained from firing into her, having 
decided to wait until he was anchored in his station. 
BELLEROPHON went to Gibraltar for a refit. She returned to Portsmouth on 
2 April 1800 and remained under quarantine for three days before being 
cleared. Some 400 miles west of Lisbon she had met the ship REGULUS of 
London on 20 March and taken out of her Capt. GRANGER and Lieut. Tudor 
TUCKER who were carrying dispatches from the Cape. She went into harbour 
to paid off on the 16th. 
1801 Capt. Lord Viscount GARLIES. (later Earl of Galloway) She sailed to 
join the Channel fleet on 21 August. BELLEROPHON was employed in the 
blockade of Brest until the end of hostilities. 
1802 Capt. J. LORING, 11/O1. At the end of January, along with five 
other 747s BELLEROPHON was ordered to be victualled and stored for six 
months. The PRINCE OF WALES discharged all her spare provisions into 
BELLEROPHON and IRRESISTABLE. They sailed with sealed orders from Torbay 
in February and on 7 March the fleet was becalmed off the Eddystone as 
they sailed to the westward. When the wind freshened they were clear of 
the land by sunset. They arrived in the West Indies at the end of March 
and on 5 April BELLEROPHON and AUDACIOUS sailed from Martinique to 
Jamaica to join Vice Ad. Sir T. DUCKWORTH with 15 sail-of-the- line. 
BELLEROPHON, GOLIATH and MAJESTIC overshot Plymouth in a gale on 12 
September 1802 and finished up in Torbay as they returned from Jamaica 
after a passage of six weeks. They were paid off at Plymouth. 
18O3 Back in Jamaica with Rear Ad. Sir John DUCKWORTH. While at Jamaica 
she lost several officers and more than 1OO of her crew from fever. The 
officers who died included Mr John HEWITT, Mr MAXWELL, midshipman and Mr 
YOUNG, surgeon. 
On 9 September 1803 BELLEROPHON captured the American schooner LITTLE 
SARAH laden with coffee, and on 13 October she and the squadron took the 
American ship ELK. 
BELLEROPHON was off Cape Francois in San Domingo in November 18O3 when 
she received a communication from General Rochambeau who commanded the 
French forces besieged there by the black General Dessalines. He 
proposed to evacuate his four of five hundred men if they could be sent 
to France without being considered prisoners of war. This was rejected 
by Capt. LORING who sent Capt. MOSS of DESIREE ashore. He found that the 
French general had entered into a prior capitulation with Dessalines to 
deliver up the Cape to him reckoning that the tremendous weather that 
the British squadron had been experiencing would offer an opportunity 
for escape. 
On 23 November Lieut. Robert PILCH commanded the launches of BELLEROPHON 
and ELEPHANT at the capture of the French national schooner DECOUVERTE, 
armed with six long 6-pounders and six swivels, lying in the Caracol 
Passage near Cape Francois. In spite of being under fire from both great 
guns and small arms there were no British casualties. The French had two 
wounded. 
On 30 November Capt. LORING sent Capt. BLIGH to see Dessalines but, as 
he entered the harbour, the French Commodore Barre pressed him to go on 
board SURVEILLANTE and enter into a form of capitulation that would put 
the French under British protection and prevent the blacks from sinking 
them with red-hot shot. Capt. BLIGH accepted their proposals with some 
small modifications and informed Dessalines that all the vessels in the 
harbour had surrendered to his Majesty. As soon as the wind was 
favourable they sailed out under French colours but, on a shot being 
fired across them, the warships emptied their broadsides and lowered 
their colours. CLORINDE, a 38-gun frigate, took the ground and damaged 
her rudder. She was forced to throw most of her guns overboard before 
she was saved by Lieut. WILLOUGHBY and the boats of HERCULE. 
Capt. LORING, after securing the prizes, left THESEUS and HERCULE to 
attend to CLORINDE. The French ships were overcrowded and without 
provisions so he sailed with them to Jamaica, arriving on 5 December. 
The schooner OLIVE BRANCH was recaptured by BELLEROPHON in the spring of 
1804. 
18O5 Capt. John COOKE (1), Mediterranean. BELLEROPHON was in Vice Ad. 
COLLINGWOOD's Lee Division at the Battle of Trafalgar. BELLEROPHON broke 
through the Spanish line under the stern of the MONARCA,74, and, while 
hauling up to engage her to leeward, she ran on board the French AIGLE 
in the smoke. The French ship being much higher and full of troops, 
BELLEROPHON suffered a lot of casualties from musket fire and, by 
depressing the guns on the main and lower decks, efforts were made to 
blow up the enemy's decks. Capt. COOKE was killed by a shot in the right 
breast while he was reloading his pistols and Lieut. William Price CUMBY 
took over command. He fired several broadsides into AIGLE's stern as she 
fell of and then forced MONARCA to surrender. BELLEROPHON lost 27 
officers and men killed and 123 wounded. 
In the gales after the battle the badly damaged BELLEROPHON rolled so 
much that the wounded were suffering as they were thrown around. A 
midshipman, Mr Daniel WOODRIFF, nailed capstan bars along the deck of 
the captain's cabin to hold the beds until the wounded could be moved to 
the hospital in Gibraltar. 
Capt. Edward ROTHERAM of ROYAL SOVEREIGN was appointed to succeed Capt. 
CUMBY. BELLEROPHON was employed in the blockade of Brest. 
In October 18O7 the petty officers and crew of BELLEROPHON were turned 
over to the BEDFORD,74, so that she could sail for Lisbon. Later in year 
BELLEROPHON was the flagship of Rear Ad. BERTIE at Plymouth. 
18O8 Capt. Samuel WARREN, flagship of Rear Ad. GARDNER off Flushing. 
18O9 Baltic under Ad. SAUMAREZ. The fleet left Gothenburg on 24 May and 
reached Karlskrona on 4 June. BELLEROPHON and MINOTAUR sailed for the 
Gulf of Finland where they were joined by the rest of the fleet on the 
29th. 
On 2O June BELLEROPHON, following a signal from MINOTAUR, discovered a 
lugger and two other vessels at anchor within the islands at Hango. Her 
boats under Lieut. PILCH took possession then abandoned them when they 
were found to be worthless. However they were found to be under the 
protection of four strong Russian batteries. To ensure a safe return to 
the ship, the nearest battery mounting four 24-pounders was attacked and 
the garrison of 103 men forced to retreat to the other side of the 
island where they escaped in boats. The guns were spiked and the 
magazine destroyed. BELLERPHON lost five wounded. Lieuts. SHERIDAN and 
BENTHAM, the carpenter, Mr MART, and Lieut. Carrington of the royal 
marines took part. 
A flotilla of Russian ships under Percola Point at Aspo near 
Fredrikshamm was attacked by the boats of IMPLACABLE, BELLEROPHON, 
MELPOMENE and PROMETHEUS on the night of 7 July. The enemy had taken up 
a position with two rocks to cover their wings from which they could 
pour a destructive fire of grape on the attackers. Nevertheless, out of 
8 gunboats, each mounting a 32 and a 24-pounder with 46 men, six were 
brought out and one sunk. The 12 vessels laden with powder and 
provisions that they were protecting were also captured. Lieut. HAWKEY 
of IMPLACABLE, who led the attack, was killed by grape while boarding a 
second gunboat and his place was taken by Lieut. Charles ALLEN of 
BELLEROPHON who was promoted immediately after the action. Lieut. John 
SKEKEL commanded one of BELLEROPHON's boats. The four ships lost 17 
killed and 37 wounded, two thirds of the Russians were killed, wounded 
or driven overboard. 
1811 Capt. John HALSTED, flagship of Rear Ad. John FERRIER, on the North 
Sea station. 
1813 Capt. Edward HAWKER, Vice Ad. Sir R.G. KEATS, Spithead for 
Newfoundland. While proceeding there in December she captured the French 
privateer GENIE of 16 guns and 73 men. In the Downs in the spring of 
1815. 
181 Capt. F.W. MAITLAND.
After escaping from the field of Waterloo on 18 June Napoleon arrived in 
in Rochefort on 3 July hoping to find a passport for the United States. 
On the 8th he boarded the SAALE frigate. 
Meanwhile the Royal Navy was searching for him. BELLEROPHON had been 
sent with a squadron to Quiberon Bay and on 10 July messengers from 
Napoleon arrived on board her to enquire about passports. MAITLAND 
informed them that there were none and that no French ships would be 
permitted to sail. While the emissaries were still on board FALMOUTH 
arrived with orders that Napoleon should be brought to Torquay. On 15 
July MAITLAND, seeing HOTHAM`s flagship SUPERB coming in, sent his barge 
to bring Napoleon on board BELLEROPHON. 
BELLEROPHON reach Torbay on 24 July and two days later was ordered round 
to Plymouth where Ad. KEITH came on board to inform Napoleon that he 
would now be addressed as General Bonaparte. and that no communication 
would be permitted with the shore. BELLEROPHON anchored off the 
breakwater and was surrounded by small craft packed with people hoping 
to catch a glimpse of the prisoner. 
On 6 August BELLEROPHON, TONNANT, EUROTAS, NORTHUMBERLAND, CEYLON and 
BUCEPHALUS anchored off Berry Head. The following day Napoleon removed 
to NORTHUMBERLAND and BELLEROPHON took those of his staff who did not 
wish to follow him round to Spithead. 
1816 out of commission at Sheerness. 

BOYNE,98.   (181O Portsmouth. 1834 EXCELLENT. BU 1861) 1811 
Capt. Henry Hume SPENCE, Portsmouth. Flagship of Vice Ad. G. BERKELY. 
Capt. J.M. HANCHETT, Basque Roads. Flagship of Rear Ad. Sir H. NEALE. 
1812 Capt. O. JONES, Channel fleet. Flagship of Rear Ad. Harry NEALE off 
Ushant. 
1814 Capt. J. BURTON, Mediterranean. In November 1813 BOYNE was with Sir 
Edward PELLEW's squadron off Toulon. For eight days the beginning of the 
month they were blown off station by gales and it was only on the 5th 
that they could get back inshore. The French, with 14 sail-of-the-line 
and 7 frigates came out for exercise and a sudden change of wind gave 
hope that it wouldbe possible to bring the rear to action. CALEDONIA, 
BOYNE and SAN JOSEF tried to reach the leewardmost ship but only a 
partial firing took place as they passed on opposite tacks. BOYNE had 
one man slightly wounded. 
A few minutes after daylight on 13 February three French sail-of-the-
line and three frigates standing to the southward were seen by the 
squadron off Toulon. BOYNE led CALEDONIA in chasing after them as the 
enemy stood towards Porquerolle and pressed to go through the Grand and 
Petit passes to Toulon. 
BOYNE brought ROMULUS, the sternmost ship, to action, and also received 
the fire of the other ships crossing her ahead. Since the enemy was 
running before the wind at 10 knots near the rocks, Sir Edward PELLEW 
was forced to signal Capt. BURTON to haul to the wind and break off the 
action although ROMULUS was obviously disabled. BOYNE lost George TERRY, 
midshipman, and William COLLINS, armourers mate, killed and 40 wounded, 
including Samuel SAUNDERS, midshipman. 
On 17 April Vice Ad. Sir Edward PELLEW arrived off Genoa with CALEDONIA, 
BOYNE, UNION, PRINCE OF WALES and PEMBROKE, as the attack was launched 
to drive the enemy from their positions outside the town. 
1815 Capt. Frederick MAITLAND, 11/14, Spithead, where she was fitting 
out as flagship of Sir Alexander COCHRANE who was to have transferred to 
a two-decker on arrival in America. BOYNE sailed for Cork in January 
1815 and collected a large fleet of transports and merchant vessels but 
adverse winds detained them until Napoleon returned from Elba and her 
orders were countermanded. Capt. MAITLAND removed to BELLEROPHON to 
watch Rochefort and he was replaced by Capt. James BRISBANE in the 
Mediterranean where BOYNE became the flagship of Ad. Lord EXMOUTH, who 
re-assumed the command in the Mediterranean. 
Lord EXMOUTH made arragements to co-operate with the allied army 
approaching Naples. BOYNE arrived off Civita Vecchia on the evening of 
the 18 May and reached Naples on the 20th to find TREMENDOUS and ALCMENE 
at anchor close to the mole. The following day the marines were landed 
and took possession of the forts and the Castle of St. Elmo. With the 
help of the civic guard they maintained the peace in the city until the 
Austrians arrived on the 23rd, when the marines were re-embarked. 
BOYNE sailed north with IMPREGNABLE, BOMBAY and PILOT, landed the first 
division of the Austrian troops at Livorno, and arrived off Genoa on 3 
July. 3500 troops from the garrison embarked in the transports while 
BOYNE with Major Gen. Sir Hudson Lowe sailed for Marseilles with 
IMPREGNABLE, POMPEE and BOMBAY. 
They arrived in the Roads on the 10th and the Admiral and the Major 
General went ashore to meet the members of the royal committee. The 
transports arrived on the 13th under convoy of ABOUKIR and the troops 
were landed, together with 500 marines from the squadron, to a general 
welcome from the populace




CAMELEON,18.   (1795 Rotherhithe. BU 1811) 1799 J STILES, 
Spithead for Lisbon. With TIGRE,80 and THESEUS,74, formed Lord Nelson's 
squadron off Alexandria under Sir Sidney Smith. 1800 Lieut. J. 
DALYRIMPLE. On 28 April 1800 he joined Nelson off Malta with dispatches. 
CAMELEON, under Lieut. JACKSON as acting captain, was employed with the 
5th Rate SANTA DOROTEA and the Neapolitan brig STROMBOLO on the blockade 
of Savona. Their boats rowed guard for 41 nights before the 800 men in 
the fortress capitulated due to famine. 
1801 Edward O'BRYEN, Mediterranean. With TARTARUS, FURY, PETREL, MINORCA 
and a number of cutters and gun vessels, CAMELEON covered the landings 
at Abourkir Bay which started at 9 AM on 8 March 1801. Lieut. SPENCER of 
CAMELION commanded one of the armed launches which followed up the lake 
on the flank of the army. The initial assault by 60OO troops and 100O 
seamen drove back the French from the beach.
1801 Frederick Lewis MAITLAND. In September 1801 CAMELEON's cutter and 
jolly boat commanded by Lieut. Charles SPENCER and master's mate Charles 
ROYER succeeded in bringing off from the beach near Tarragona a Spanish 
felucca mounting two 6-pdr guns and two swivels. The guns of two others 
were thrown overboard when it was found impossible to get them afloat 
under musket fire from soldiers on the beach. The three had run 
themselves ashore when threatened by the single 6-oared cutter, Mr ROYER 
not having come up with Lieut. SPENCER at the time. 
1803 Thomas STAINES, 5/02, (confirmed 7/02) Mediterranean. 
On 28 June 1803 CAMELEON joined Lord Nelson off Toulon and was then sent 
to Barcelona, ostensibly to buy bullocks, but actually to obtain 
information on Spanish intentions. She returned to the Toulon blockade 
on 2 August and captured 9 merchantmen and also a French packet which 
was sailing from Corsica to Toulon. On 29 August her boats attempted to 
capture 5 vessels protected by batteries at Rimasol. Lieut. Thomas 
BENNETT had his clothes and hat shot through and every person in his 
boat, except for himself, two men and a boy, was either killed or 
wounded. 
On 16 November, while lying nearly becalmed off Cape Corse, Capt. 
STAINES discovered an armed schooner escorting a transport. CAMELEON's 
boats were manned and succeeded in capturing the schooner, the 12-gun 
RENARD, which was afterwards commissioned as a British cruiser. 
From this period until August 1804 CAMELEON was employed on the coast 
between Genoa and Marseilles. Off the later place she chased a large 
corvette and a brig back to their anchorage. During the cruise she 
captured 10 vessels, one was destroyed at Port Maurice and she assisted 
at the capture of 3 others. 
From September 1804 she spent an unproductive 3 months cruising in the 
Adriatic and from December 1804 to April 1805 she was employed 
protecting the Levant trade and escorted a large convoy from the eastern 
Mediterranean to Gibraltar. 
On 15 June 1805, while lying becalmed, she was attacked by a flotilla of 
gunboats but they retreated when CAMELEON got out her sweeps. When 
stationed off Cartagena with BEAGLE, Capt. STAINES tried to cut out 6 
merchantmen protected by a guarda-costa but they were too well armed and 
his boats had to return with 5 killed wounded and missing. On 15 August 
1805 Capt. STAINES was forced to throw carronades, shot and stores 
overboard to escape from a Spanish 74-gun ship. When capture seemed 
imminent he was saved by the appearance of four British brigs. In the 
summer of 1805 CAMELEON, being worn out, was ordered home and she paid 
off at Portsmouth in September. 1806- out of commission at Portsmouth. 


DRAGON,74.   (1798 Rotherhithe. BU 1850) 1798- Capt. G. 
CAMPBELL, 4/98, with the Channel fleet. On 11 June 1800 she sailed with 
KENT for the Straits with a large supply of naval and military stores. 
1801 Capt. John AYLMER, Plymouth for the Cadiz station with Sir John 
WARREN's squadron. Early in the year Rear Ad. Gautheaume sailed from 
Brest and arrived safely in Toulon on 19 February. Sir John, supposing 
they were heading for Egypt, followed them through the Straits, refitted 
at Minorca and sailed from there on 24 February but was forced to put 
back again after his ships were damaged in a storm the following night. 
On 4 March the squadron sailed for Palermo and Naples then for Toulon. 
On passage for the latter destination the Admiral learned from the 
SALAMINE brig that the French had sailed on the 19th, six days earlier, 
with 4000 troops. He immediately altered course to the eastward and, on 
the 26th, gave chase to the enemy between Sardinia and Maritimo. The 
following night was foggy and the French were no longer in sight in the 
morning so Sir John made for Alexandria. 
In October 1801 Capt. Frederick Lewis MAITLAND was appointed to the 
temporary command of DRAGON and he remained in her until the following 
August. 
On 6 October 1802 DRAGON, in company with GIBRALTAR, SUPERB and TRIUMPH, 
was on passage from Gibraltar to Malta to rejoin Ad. BICKERTON, when 
mutineers took possession of GIBRALTAR and ran her under the sterns of 
the other vessels, cheering them, in the hope that the crews would join. 
Disappointed, the mutineers became panic-struck and were easily 
overpowered by the ship's officers assisted by the detachment of 
marines. 


EGYPTIENNE,40. 
(Taken at the capitulation of Alexandria on 2 September 1801. Sold 1817) 
1803 Capt. Hon C.E. FLEMING, fitting out at Chatham. On 22 July 1805 the 
frigates EGYPTIENNE and SYRIUS were with Vice Ad. Sir Robert CALDER's 
fleet of 15 sail-of-the-line off Cape Finisterre when he encountered the 
combined fleets of France and Spain with 0O sail- of-the-line, three 50-
gun ships armed en flute and five frigates.
The Admiral immediately stood towards the enemy and attacked the centre. 
Two French ships, St. RAFAEL and FIRME, were captured but at times the 
fog was so thick that the ship ahead or astern was barely visible and he 
found it impossible to make the necessary signals for a more complete 
victory. 
On 24 December LOIRE, Capt. MAITLAND, and EGYPTIENNE, then commanded by 
Lieut. P.C. HANDFIELD, captured the French frigate LIBRE off Rochefort 
after an action lasting half an hour. LIBRE, Capt. Descorches, had 
sailed from Flushing on 14 November and mounted twenty-four 18-pounders 
on the main deck, six 36-pounder carronades and ten 9-pounder guns on 
the quarter-deck and forecastle with a complement of 280 men. She lost 
20 men killed and wounded and all her masts went overboard soon after 
she surrendered. The LOIRE took the prize in tow and EGYPTIENNE parted 
from them the following day.
EGYPTIENNE lost William THINN, seaman, who was mortally wounded. The 
other wounded were Mr Thomas ROBINSON, boatswain; John STRUTTON, 
quarter-master; John WILLIAMS,John DAVIS, Thomas LUCAS, seamen, and 
James M'GUIRE and James EVANS, royal marines. 
1806 Capt. Charles PAGET. On the night of 8 March the boats of 
EGYPTIENNE, commanded by Lieut. HANDFIELD assisted by Lieuts. Alleyn and 
Garthwaite of the marines, cut out the ALCIDE of Bordeaux, a frigate 
built French privateer, from under two batteries in the harbour of Muros 
where she was fitting out for sea. Pierced for 38 guns on the main deck 
and 1O guns on the quarter-deck and forecastle, she was only two years 
old and normally carried a crew of 24O men. Capt. PAGET sent the prize 
into Plymouth. 
Mr HANDFIELD, not having received any official communication of his 
promotion prior to sailing, had volunteered to remain in the ship as 
first lieutenant. 
1811 Receiving Ship in the Hamoaze. 

EMERALD,36. 
(1795 Northfleet. BU 1836) Capt. V.C. BERKLEY, 12/95. Capt. Jacob 
WALLER, Mediterranean. On 26 April 1797 EMERALD accompanied IRRESISTABLE 
when two Spanish 36-gun frigates, ELENA and NIMFA, were captured in 
Conil Bay, near Cape Trafalgar. ELENA ran ashore, she was got off but 
was so damaged that she had to be destroyed. 
In July 1797 THESEUS, CULLODON, ZEALOUS, LEANDER, SEAHORSE, EMERALD, 
TERPSICHORE and the FOX, cutter, were detached by Earl ST. VINCENT to 
join Sir Horatio NELSON in an attack on Santa Cruz, where it was 
rumoured that some treasure ships had arrived from South America on 
their way to Cadiz. 
The attack took place on the night of the 24th. Capt. WALLER landed with 
Capt. TROUBRIDGE of CULLODEN under a battery close to the south end of 
the citadel. Most of their ammunition was ruined in the surf and they 
lost their scaling ladders for attacking the citadel. They were unable 
to find the Rear Admiral but did join up with Capts. HOOD and MILLER of 
ZEALOUS and THESEUS, 80 marines, 80 seamen with pikes and 150 with small 
arms. The streets were commanded by field pieces, with several thousand 
Spanish and 100 French troops, so Capt. TROUBRIDGE sent to say that he 
would set the town on fire if his people were not allowed to re-embark. 
The Spanish acceded to his proposal and agreed to take the wounded into 
hospital.
After the battle in Aboukir Bay EMERALD was part of a squadron detached 
by Lord Nelson to watch the coast of Egypt for supplies being brought in 
from France. On 2 September 1798 EMERALD made a signal for a sail 
bearing E by S, and a cutter was seen standing towards the shore. 
EMERALD fired several shot to bring her to but she persisted and ran 
aground near the tower of Marabou. On board were General Carmin, Capt. 
Valette, a courier, some soldiers and a crew of 60 under Capt. Gardon. 
As soon as they landed they were attacked by Arabs who stripped them and 
slaughtered several including the three first mentioned. EMERALD`s boats 
immediately pulled inshore and her people, including midshipman Francis 
FANE, swam ashore with a ropes and barrels, and managed to save Capt. 
Gardon and four of the crew, who had escaped naked to the beach. The 
rest of the Frenchmen were taken off as prisoners by the Arabs.
Capt. Lord PROBY, 12/97. Capt.T.M. WALLER, 4/98. On 7 April 1800 
LEVIATHAN and EMERALD captured the Spanish frigates CARMEN and 
FLORENTIA, bound for Lima with 3000 qintals of mercury, and took them 
into Gibraltar on the 10th. INCENDIARY captured two of the ships they 
were convoying. 
1803 Captain James O`BRYEN. On 10 August 1803 EMERALD and HEUREUX 
captured the Dutch ship SURINAM PLANTER, from Surinam to Amsterdam, 
laden with 922 hogsheads of sugar, 342 bales of cotton and 70,000 lb of 
coffee. In 1804 EMERALD was off St. Pierre in Martinique. On the morning 
of 13 March he sent his first lieutenant, Mr Forrest, with 30 volunteers 
on board the armed sloop FORT DIAMOND to weather the Pearl rock and bear 
down on an armed schooner anchored under the battery at Seron. The 
ship`s boats were sent in the opposite direction as a distraction. The 
schooner, the privateer MOSAMBIQUE of ten 18-pdr carronades from 
Guadaloupe, was boarded under heavy fire and taken. Her crew of 60 
escaped ashore.
On the evening of 20 April Lieut. GREGORY, with EMERALD`s boats, 
attempted to bring out a sloop and a schooner from Port-au-Diable. When 
he was unable, he set them on fire and destroyed them.
On 26 April EMERALD was lying off the bar at Surinam and Capt. O`BRYEN 
was ordered, in conjunction with Brigadier-General Hughes, to gain 
possession of Braam`s Point. He pushed over the bar and anchored close 
to a battery of seven 8-pounders, followed by PANDOUR and DRAKE. The 
fort was silenced by a few broadsides from EMERALD and 43 officers and 
men were captured. EMERALD then forced her way though the mud of the 
river in three feet less than she drew, to bring up near the forts 
covering the Colony. The governor of Surinam agreed to surrender.
In August she captured the Leghorn ship AUGUSTA laden with 
merchandise.
5 April 1805 EMERALD was with the SWIFTSURE,74, and the LEVIATHAN,74 
bearing the flag of Rear Ad. DUCKWORTH, near the Gut of Gibraltar. 
During the following two days they captured two Spanish 36-gun frigates, 
both having on board 3000 quintals of quicksilver, and eleven sail of 
merchantmen. The prizes were all taken into Gibraltar.
1805 Portsmouth. 1806 Frederick Lewis MAITLAND. He was appointed on 28 
November. In April 1807 he captured the French privateer AUSTERLITZ of 
14 guns and 60 men and a Spanish polacre from La Guira. He also 
recaptured the ZULEMA, an American ship which had been taken by a French 
privateer. The following July he took an American ship having 90 men 
belonging to the French ships in the Chesapeake. 
On 13 March 1808 Capt. MAITLAND attempted to cut a large French schooner 
out of Vivero harbour. They came under heavy fire from the forts before 
they were taken by landing parties and the guns spiked. The schooner was 
captured but went on shore at high water and a large body of infantry 
opened fire on the men trying to get her off. Lieut. BERTRAM persevered 
for several hours but, finally had to blow her up. She was the French 
corvette APROPOS mounting eight 12-pdr carronades. EMERALD had nine 
killed and sixteen wounded. 
EMERALD was with Rear Ad. STOPFORD`s squadron (CEASAR, DEFIANCE, DONEGAL 
and NAIAD) anchored off the Chassiron lighthouse on 23 February 1809, 
with AMETHYST acting as lookout to the N.W., when eight sail of the line 
and two frigates, flying French colours, were seen in the eastward. 
STOPFORD chased them into the Pertuis d`Antioche and sent NAIAD to warn 
Ad. GAMBIER. Leaving EMERALD and AMETHYST to watch the enemy, he 
attacked three French frigates, ITALIENNE, CALYPSO and CYBELE, which had 
anchored in the Sable d`Olonne under shore batteries. They were driven 
ashore and wrecked. More British ships arrived and the French squadron 
of 11 sail of the line and 4 frigates was blockaded in the Basque Roads 
by 7 sail of the line and 5 frigates. Four French ships were destroyed 
and others driven ashore in an attack on 11 April. More would have been 
accomplished if GAMBIER had supported Lord COCHRANE when he signalled 
that the enemy ships ashore could be easily destroyed.
EMERALD captured the French privateer brig INCOMPARABLE of St Malo, with 
eight 6-pounders and 60 men, on the morning of 8 October 1809. She had 
been out four days without making any captures but was running down to 
take an English brig when sighted.
At half past nine on the morning of 22 March 1810 a sail was sighted 
from the masthead and after a chase in a strong breeze which lasted for 
nearly 12 hours a fine letter of marque ship, the BELLE ETOILE of 
Marseilles, was captured. She had left Bayonne four days previously 
bound for the Isle of France with a cargo of wine, oil and flour. She 
was carrying 56 men and 8 guns (although pierced for 20), four of these, 
her water and some of her provisions were thrown overboard in the latter 
part of the chase. She was 350 tons, 15 months old and had made one trip 
to Guadaloupe.
On 6 April 1811 EMERALD captured the French ship privateer AUGUSTO, with 
18 guns and 126 men. She had been three days out from Brest without 
making any captures. 
1812- Portsmouth, as a hulk until she was broken up in 1836 



GEN0A,78. Taken 1814 at Genoa. BU 1838) 1821 Capt. Frederick Lewis MAITLAND 
commissioned GEN0A as guardship at Sheerness on 18 May. Capt. Sir Thomas 
LIVINGST0NE, 10/21, Sheerness. 
1827 Capt. Walter BATHURST, Mediterranean. In the summer of 1827 an 
Anglo-Franco-Russian fleet assembled in the Mediterranean. Their purpose 
was to ensure that the Greeks were protected from the cruelties 
practised on them by the Turks. 0n 3 September an Egyptian fleet entered 
the harbour of Navarinand on the 25th a conference Ibrahim Pasha agreed 
that hostilities should be suspended and that the fleet would remain in 
Navarin. Part of the allied squadron went to Malta to refit, the French 
to Milo, Vice Ad. C0DRINGT0N took his ships to Zante but had to return 
when DARTM0UTH signalled that the Turks had put to sea. ARMIDE managed 
to turn back the French and the Turkish and Egyptian frigates returned 
to Navarin. 0n the evening of the 19 0ctober Vice Ad. C0DRINGT0N issued 
instructions for the allied ships to enter the harbour. The combined 
fleet fleet stood into the harbour at about half past one on the 
afternoon of the 20th. The flagship ASIA anchored alongside a ship of 
the line flying the flag of the Capitan Bey. The GEN0A, next astern, 
brought up alongside a double-banked frigate and was closely engaged 
during the whole of the battle. The Turks fired high and so many marines 
were killed on her poop that it considered prudent to remove the 
remainder to the quarter deck. 
Capt. BATHURST was wounded early on by a splinter which lacerated his 
face but later was mortally wounded by a shot which passed through his 
body and and hit the opposite bulwark. The command devolved on Commander 
Richard DICKINS0N after the captain was taken down to the cockpit. 
Captain BATHURST died at about 3 o'clock on 21 April. 
GEN0A lost Messrs. P. BR0WN and Charles BUSSELL, midshipmen, Mr A.J.T. 
R0WE, master's assistant, and 22 seamen and marines killed. Lieut. 
Richard STURT, Capt. Thomas Moore, R.M., Mr Herbert Blatchford GREY, 
midshipman, Mr James CHAMBER, 1st class volunteer, and 29 men wounded, 
many severely. 
0n the 11th day after the battle the petty officers, seamen and marines 
of GEN0A petitioned the Commander in Chief to allow Cdr. DICKINS0N to 
remain in command and take the ship home, but Cdr. Lewis DAVIES of R0SE 
was appointed to the vacancy but ordered to continue in command of R0SE 
and take dispatches to Smyrna. GEN0A returned home under the command of 
Capt. Hon Charles Leonard IRBY, 15/11/27, and she paid off at Plymouth 
on 21 January 1828. 


 


GLENM0RE,36. (1796 Woolwich. Sold 1814) Built of fir. Capt. George DUFF, 5/96. 
West Indies. Irish station in 1800. In December 1799 GLENM0RE and 
AIMABLE were escorting the West India convoy from Cork when, on the 
17th, they encountered two French ships SYRENE,44, and BERGERE,18, bound 
for France from Cayenne together with the CALCUTTA East Indiaman which 
they had captured the same morning. GLENM0RE bore down and recaptured 
the CALCUTTA while AIMABLE brought the Frenchmen to an action which 
lasted for thirty-five minutes before they made off taking with them 
Capt. Haggay, the first and second mates, and 50 lascars and seamen of 
CALCUTTA on board SYRENE. CALCUTTA had sailed with a convoy from 
Spithead on 20 November but had become separated off Cape Finisterre. 
She arrived in Plymouth on 12 January 1800. 
GLENM0RE returned to Plymouth from Cork on 6 February and on the 12th 
she went into harbour for a refit. She was docked on 19 March and Robert 
Seppings, the surveyor, introduced a plan for laying diagonal riders 
fore and aft to provide extra strength during her repair. She sailed to 
join the Channel fleet on 10 June. 
Capt. DUFF removed into the VENGEANCE,74, early in 1801. 
1802 Capt. MAITLAND. In June she escorted to Plymouth the ENGAGEANTE,38, 
Lieut. D0N0CLIFF, which had been the receiving ship at Cork during the 
war. In August GLENM0RE,GALATEA, AMELIA and 0ISEAU were employed taking 
back to the Helder Dutch emigrant troops who had been in British 
service. Between 2 and 14 0ctober 1802 GLENM0RE was cruising in the 
Channel, then on the morning of 30 0ctober, at a signal from the CENTAUR 
in the Hamoaze, all the launches of the fleet attended at Mutton Cove to 
embark the 26th or Cameron's regiment of foot on board GLENM0RE, which 
had been anchored in Cawsand Bay since the 15th, 0ISEAU and ESC0RT. They 
sailed for the Firth of Forth the following day and the frigates were 
clear of the eastern headlands by sunset. She returned to Plymouth on 1 
December and on the 18th, at sunset, she was warped into the Barnpool. 
The following morning on the flood tide she was got safely to her 
moorings in the Hamoaze preparatory to going into dock to be stripped 
and examined for soundness. The B0ADICEA was to be fitted for commission 
and given to Capt. MAITLAND. By the 28th she was stripped and all her 
stores landed. 0rders came down that B0ADICEA was not to be commissioned 
and the GLENM0RE's crew were put to rigging the D0RIS and the BEAULIEU 
before being paid off. Capt. MAITLAND was to have BEAULIEU. Two days 
later orders were reversed; B0ADICEA was to be commissioned and Capt. M. 
hoisted his pendant on board her. 
1803- out of commission at Plymouth. 


G0LIATH,74. 
(1781 Deptford. 58 gun in 1812. BU 1815) Commanded in February 1796 and 
1797 by Capt. Sir Charles Henry KN0WLES. 
1797 Capt. T. F0LEY, 8/97. 1799 Mediterranean. 1800 Portsmouth - Channel 
fleet. She, with ELEPHANT, CAPTAIN, GANGES and BRUNSWICK, was detached 
from the Channel fleet and they arrived at Port Royal, Jamaica, on 26 
November. G0LIATH returned to be docked for repairs.
1802 Capt. C. BRISBANE, 7/02, Jamaica station. G0LIATH and CALYPS0 
escorted a homeward bound convoy in the summer. The fleet was dispersed 
in a gale off the Western isles on 30 July during which CALYPS0 was sunk 
after being run down by one of the merchantmen with the loss of all on 
board. G0LIATH delivered her charges to the Downs and arrived at 
Portsmouth on 26 August. 
0n 7 November G0LIATH made the signal for a convoy to the Mediterranean. 

1803 In the West Indies, with a squadron under Commodore H.W. BAYTUN in 
CUMBERLAND. 0ff San Domingo on 28 June Capt. BRISBANE gave chase to two 
ships which had been sighted by the squadron and was fortunate enough to 
carry up the breeze to the sternmost, which had got becalmed close under 
Cape St. Nicholas. She hauled down hwer colours after exchanging a few 
shot and proved to be a remarkably fast-sailing ship corvette, the 
MIGN0NNE, of sixteen long 18-pounders (six of which she had landed), 
commanded by a Capitaine de Fregate J.P. BARGEAUD, with 80 men. She was 
two days from Les Cayes and on her way to France. The previous evening 
he sent a boat, manned and armed, after a small schooner and found her 
to be a Frenchman, asailing from Santiago de Cuba to Port-au-Prince with 
a cargo of sugar and some 2476 dollars in cash. She had three guns and 
some swivels mounted. 
In January 1804 G0LIATH was selected by the Admiralty to join HIBERNIA, 
THUNDERER, PRINCESS R0YAL, PRINCE 0F 0RANGE and RAIS0NABLE in protecting 
the coast of Ireland. 
A Dutch West Indiaman with a cargo of coffee, prize to G0LIATH arrived 
in Plymouth on 30 January 1804. 
G0LIATH, Capt. DIX0N, warped out of Cawsand Bay on 23 March and sailed 
with DEFIANCE to join the fleet off Ferrol. She returned to refit on 18 
July. 0n 31 July the officers of G0LIATH gave Capt. BRISBANE a grand 
dinner at the Pope's Head Inn Hotel. After a round of loyal toasts the 
evening concluded with 'Rule Britannia' and 'God save the King.' 
1805 Capt. Robert BART0N, Channel fleet. At the end of 1804 she, with 
HIBERNIA, THUNDERER, PRINCESS R0YAL, PRINCE 0F 0RANGE and RAIS0NABLE, 
was employed in the defence of the coast of Ireland. 
0n 15 August 1805 while standing in for Ferrol in accordance with the 
orders she had received from Ad. C0RNWALLIS on the 11th, G0LIATH fell in 
with and captured the brig corvette FAUNE,16. She had been chased by 
CAMILLA, which was in company, since the previous evening and was from 
Martinique bound to any part of the coast she could make. She had on 
board 22 men belonging to the BLANCHE,36, which had been taken and burnt 
by a French squadron in the West Indies on 19 July. The prize was sent 
into Portsmouth under the charge of CAMILLA. 
The following morning, while standing in for Cape Prior, three sail were 
seen to be in chase of them so G0LIATH tacked and stood towards them. By 
eight in the evening they had captured the French national corvette 
T0RCHE,18, carrying another 52 of BLANCHE's crew. The 44-gun T0PAZE 
escaped in the gathering darkness. The other vessel was probably the 
DEPARTEMENT DES LANDES, all four had taken part in the capture of 
BLANCHE. 
1807 Repairing at Plymouth. Capt. P. PUGET, Sheerness. 1808 ditto, 
Baltic expedition. 1811- out of commission at Chatham. 0riginally a 74 
of the smallest class, she was cut down in 1812 to mount twenty-eight 
long 32-pounders, the same number of 42-pounder carronades, and two long 
12-pounders, making 58 guns on two decks.
1813 Capt. Frederick Lewis MAITLAND, 6/13, Halifax and West Indies 
stations for 12 months, before G0LIAH was found to be very defective and 
was paid off at Chatham in 0ctober 1814. 



L0IRE,40.   (Taken by Capt. DURHAM in ANS0N off Cape Clear on 
18 0ctober 1798. BU 1818) Capt. James N. NEWMAN, 5/99. (From MERMAID) 
Channel. 0n 10 December 1799 she sailed from Plymouth for a cruise 0n 7 
January 1800 L0IRE was coming in to Plymouth when ATLAS, using a jury 
rudder, went ashore near the east ridge of Drake's Island. Capt. NEWMAN, 
who was ill, directed his first lieutenant, Mr RAYNER, to get a hawser 
aboard ATLAS and she was swung off into deep water. L0IRE sailed on a 
cruise on 30 January with DANAE and RAILLEUR to search for a frigate 
escorting a convoy from St. Marlo to Brest and on 6 February the sloops 
FAIRY and HARPY decoyed the French frigate PALLAS towards them off Cape 
Frehel. She was captured after a close action of over two hours. Two 
seamen aboard L0IRE were killed and sixteen wounded, one of whom died of 
his wounds. Midshipmen Watkins 0liver PELL, Francis William EVES and 
John Allen MEDWAY were also wounded. PALLAS lost sixty men killed and 
wounded and was badly disabled with her top-main- mast over the side. 
Lieut. RAYNER went on board as prizemaster and L0IRE and RAILLEUR 
accompanied PALLAS towards Plymouth. 0n the 7th they fell in with a 
trawler off the Eddystone. The master put a pilot on board PALLAS and 
the three ships bore away for Falmouth. With the wind blowing hard from 
the south-east PALLAS finished up at Penzance and L0IRE and RAILLEUR 
were driven as far as C0RK. L0IRE arrived back in Plymouth on the 20th 
and three days later she went into the Barnpool to repair the damage she 
had received in the action with PALLAS. 
0n 1 April L0IRE sailed for Torbay with stores for the fleet and was 
back in Plymouth on the 11th. 0n 18 April she sailed from Plymouth with 
150 French prisoners for Portsmouth. With a good S.W. wind she arrived 
the following day. L0IRE sailed on 3 May to escort a large convoy for 
the Mediterranean through the Channel and At the end of July she brought 
the Lisbon and 0porto fleet back up the Channel. After her arrival at 
Spithead she was cleared of quarantine on 31 July After her arrival at 
Spithead she was cleared of quarantine on 31 July and went into harbour 
on Friday 1 August. A fine privateer schooner she had captured arrived 
in Plymouth on 2 August. 
0n 15 0ctober L0IRE refitted at Plymouth and sailed for Guernsey on the 
afternoon of the 21st. At the beginning of November a hurricane caused a 
great deal of damage in the Channel Islands. L0IRE parted all her cables 
and during a pitch dark night passed over a ridge of rocks at high tide, 
she arrived safely at Spithead on the 6th. (HAVICK, PELICAN and LI0N 
were all driven ashore) 
L0IRE and T0PAZE left Portsmouth on 28 December to cruise off L'Havre 
and L0IRE returned for ten days on 3 January. She arrived in Plymouth on 
18 February. Three days later she sailed to return to Portsmouth. 
0n the morning of 11 April L0IRE sighted a vessel making signals of 
distress and Capt. NEWMAN sent a boat to investigate. She proved to be 
the BEAVER, Capt. 0'Connor, bound for London with wine from 0porto. She 
had been captured by the French privateer BRAAVE the previous day and 
0'Connor and boy had been left on board with a prize-master and four 
privateers. The captain had managed to lock the prize-master in the 
cabin, knocked the steersman overboard and, by threatening them with a 
gun, forced the other three to remain in the rigging. Thus he spent an 
anxious night, BEAVER being leaky and making little headway. An officer 
and eight men from L0IRE brought her safely into Plymouth on the 15th. 
Towards the end of June there were reports that L0IRE had gone ashore on 
the French coast and been captured. She had actually been reconnoitering 
close in shore and had missed one tide before returning. 
1803 Capt. Frederick MAITLAND, 15/10/02, from CARRERE, a French frigate 
taken near Elba on 3 0ctober 1801. 
L0IRE sailed from Portsmouth for Guernsey late on the night of 11 March 
1803. 0n the evening of the 27 June a French national gun-brig was 
discovered at anchor under a shore battery in the Isle de Bas Roads. Two 
boats manned with volunteers from L0IRE and commanded by Lieuts. Francis 
TEMPLE and John B0WEN managed to get alongside before daylight and, 
although they came under heavy fire from both ship and shore, after an 
hour and a half's hard fighting they brought off their prize. Several of 
the French officers were killed and about 17 of the crew were killed or 
wounded for no loss to L0IRE save for one warrent officer and 5 men 
wounded. The wounded from both ships were landed at Plymouth on 2 July. 
The prize, the VENT0UR armed with four long 18-pounders and six 42-pound 
carronades, was taken up the Hamoaze. After a refit L0IRE returned to 
her station off the Isle de Bas on the 14th. She sent the MARIA of 
Hamburg from Havana into Plymouth on 20 August. 
L0IRE arrived in Plymouth on 9 January 1804 after a severe overnight 
gale with the loss of her mizen-mast, carried away during the chase of a 
large French frigate off Scilly. During a further severe gale on 
Thursday the 21st, B0ADICEA ran foul of L0IRE in Cawsand Bay. L0IRE had 
to cut away her fore-mast and bowsprit and L0IRE let go another anchor 
before being brought up safely under Withy Hedge although she was 
rolling gunnel and sometimes head under water. The following day she got 
up a stump of a jury fore-mast and went up to the harbour to refit. She 
was full of naval stores of all descriptions for the squadron on the 
Irish station and these had to be taken off for transfer to another 
frigate. After the refit she sailed on a cruise on 22 February. 
0n the night of 16 March 1804 L0IRE captured the French ship privateer 
BRAAVE after a chase of seven hours. She was armed with sixteen 12- and 
6- pounders and carried a crew of 110 men. In the three weeks she had 
been cruising out of L'0rient she had made no captures. L0IRE returned 
to Plymouth from her cruise off the coast of Ireland on 10 May for a 
refit. 
0n her next cruise in August L0IRE captured the French ship privateer 
BL0NDE of Bordeaux after a chase of 36 hours. Armed with thirty 9-
pounder guns she carried a crew of 260 men and had sailed from Vigo but 
had not made any captures in the few days she had been at sea. L0IRE had 
a midshipman and five of her crew wounded during the running fight, two 
seriously. She brought her prize into Plymouth on 29 August. (The BL0NDE 
was frigate built and belonged to Bordeaux. 0n 28 March 1804 she sank 
the 13 gun W0LVERENE, which was escorting a convoy to Newfoundland, with 
the loss of 5 killed and 10 wounded.) 
In the summer of 1805 L0IRE was stationed off Cape Finisterre and on 12 
May when she was some 500 miles out into the Atlantic she sighted a 
squadron of 10 French vessels including one 3-decker, four 2-deckers and 
three frigates. At dark Capt. MAITLAND made for Ferrol and four days 
later joined Sir Robert CALDER in an unsuccessful search for the enemy. 
0n 17 May L0IRE was ordered to join the fleet off Brest. 
0n 1 June 1805, while regaining her station after delivering dispatches 
from Lord GARDNER to Sir Rober CALDER, L0IRE sighted a small vessel 
standing into the Bay of Camarinas to the eastward of the Cape. Capt. 
MAITLAND sent in the launch and two cutters under the first lieutenant, 
Mr James Lucas YE0, with Marine Lieut. MALL0CK, master's mate, Mr 
Charles CLINCH and Messrs. HERBERT and MILDRIDGE, midshipmen, numbering 
35 in all. to bring her out. At daybreak they found two small privateers 
moored under a battery of 10 guns. The launch under Mr CLINCH boarded 
and carried the smaller, a lugger, but since she was close under the 
guns she had to be abandoned. The two cutters carried the larger, a 
felucca armed with three 18-pounders and four 4-pounders and fifty men. 
0nly three men from L0IRE, William TURNER, Quarter Master James GARDNER 
and Marine John MAYNES, were wounded. Nineteen of the enemy were 
missing, some had jumped overboard, the others killed. The felucca was 
the ESPERAMZA (alias SAN PEDR0) of Corunna, victualled for a cruise of 
one month. Three small merchant vessels carrying wine for the enemy 
squadron at Ferrol were destroyed on the way out. 
0n the morning of the 4 June L0IRE stood into the bay at Muros to engage 
a French privateer fitting out there. Mr YE0, Marine Lieuts. MALL0CKS 
and D0UGLAS, and Mr CLINCH with a force of about fifty were ready to 
land and storm any forts. As they entered the bay two guns in a small 
battery opened fire on them and Mr YE0 landed to spike the guns. Further 
on they found a corvette with 26 ports apparently ready for sea and a 
brig with 20 ports neither of which opened fire so it was assumed that 
they had no guns on board, however they came under accurate fire from a 
large fort with twelve 18-pounders at a range of less than a quarter of 
a mile. Mr CLEVERLY, the master, brought L0IRE to anchor with a spring 
so that her broadside could return the fire, the purser, Mr SHEA, being 
in charge of the quarter deck carronades. 
Meanwhile Lieut. YE0, hearing the firing, pushed forward the quarter of 
a mile to the fort and entered it through a gate that the enemy had left 
open. Here he killed the governor who had brought troops from the town 
and the crews of the privateers to the inner gate. Those that were not 
killed fled into the fort and some jumped from the embrazures on to the 
rocks. Twelve of the enemy were killed and 30 wounded. As soon as the 
fort was taken, Capt. MAITLAND took possession of the C0NFIANCE, 116 ft 
long and about 450 tons, a French ship privateer pierced for 26 guns but 
having none on board, which was due to sail for India in a few days. He 
then arranged with the inhabitants of the town to deliver up the guns 
and stores of the ship in return for a promise of no further 
molestation. 
The BELIER brig, a privateer pierced for twenty 18-pounders was in an 
early stage of refitting so he burnt her. The small vessels in the bay 
and on the beach that belonged to the local inhabitants he left 
unmolested. The guns in the fort were spiked and thrown over the 
parapet, forty barrels of gunpowder, two small brass guns and some small 
arms were brought on board and L0IRE sailed out of the bay as soon as a 
land wind sprang up. 
The wounded in the shore party were:- Lieut. LE0; Mr CLINCH, seamen 
Henry GRAY, Martin HENDRICKS0N, John PAYNE and marine John LE0NARD. 0n 
board seamen James CALDWELL and John WITEC0MB were seriously wounded; 
Magnus J0HNS0N lost his right leg above the knee and Christian WILS0N 
had the calf of his leg shot off. Seamen John PLUMMER, Mark ARCHER, 
Thomas LL0YD, John M0ULDS and James GILLETT were also wounded. 
The Spanish and French privateers were brought into Cork by L0IRE on 13 
June. 
0n 25 June she gave chase to the VALIANT of Bordeaux, a privateer 
frigate, about 200 miles west of Cape Clear. After 12 hours the enemy 
was forced to bear up by the appearance of MELAMPUS and BRILLIANTon the 
weather bow. VALIANT was very fast and carried twenty-four 18-pounders 
on the main deck but the six 6-pounders on the quarter deck had been 
thrown overboard during the chase. Victualled for a four month's cruise 
she had made only one capture, the Halifax packet SIR CHARLES SPENCER. 
L0IRE brought her in to Cork on 29 June. 
0n 13 December 1805 L0IRE and ALCMENE fell in with the French squadron 
from Rochefort consisting of six sail of the line and six frigates and 
corvettes. Capt. MAITLAND sent ALCMENE to the fleet off Brest and 
shadowed the French ships, at times during the night being so close that 
he could hear orders being passed. He was chased away during the 
following day but closed up again at night. During the night of 16/17th. 
he found himself between two enemy squadrons and had to make sail to 
escape from them. The new ships were from Brest and reached San Domingo 
in February, they had apparently not recognised the Rochefort ships 
which returned to port soon after. 
L0IRE and EGYPTIENNE captured the French 40-gun frigate LIBRE off 
Rochefort on 24 December after an obstinate resistance. The French lost 
20 men killed and wounded, L0IRE had no casualties and EGYPTIENNE had 8 
wounded, one mortally. LIBRE was badly damaged and lost her masts so 
Loire took her in tow and reached Plymouth with her on 4 January 1806. 
The Spanish privateer schooner PRINCESS 0F PEACE was captured on the 
evening of 22 April 1806 about 100 miles south-west of Cape Clear. 
Although pierced for 14 guns she was only carrying one large 24-pounder. 
She was five days out on her first cruise without taking any prizes. 
L0IRE brought her in to Cork on the 28th. 
0n 24 July 1806 L0IRE attempted to close with a squadron of four French 
frigates but the enemy hauled to the wind so Capt. MAITLAND made for Sir 
Richard KEATS squadron 150 miles west of Belleisle. He reported the 
enemy on the 27th and the following evening MARS was able to cut off the 
French frigate RHIN,44. 
Capt. MAITLAND was appointed to EMERALD on 28 November. 
L0IRE was in ordinary at Deptford at the beginning of 1807 and later in 
the year Capt. Alexander Wilmot SCH0MBERG, 10/07, was appointed to her 
as she fitted out at Woolwich. Early in the spring of 1808 he was sent, 
with Capt. AYSC0UGH in SUCCESS under his orders, to protect the 
fisheries in Arctic waters. Although the ships were only fitted for 
service in the Channel they pressed on to the edge of the ice north of 
Spitzbergen. 0n 4 June they reached 77 deg 30 min N. 




VENGEUR,74. 
(1810 Harwich. BU 1843) 1811 Capt. Thomas BR0WN, Lisbon. 0ff Cherbourg 
in 0ctober. 1812 Capt. James BRISBANE, off Cherbourg. 1814 Capt. T.R. 
RICKETS, with Commodore P. MALC0LM in the Channel fleet. 1815 Capt. 
RICKETS, to America with troops. 1816 Capt. Thomas ALEXANDER, 8/15, 
Portsmouth. 1819 Capt. Frederick Lewis MAITLAND, 9/18, South America. In 
1820 VENGEUR took Lord BERESF0RD from Rio to Lisbon and the King of the 
Two Sicilies from Naples to Livorno. 1824- Receiving ship at Sheerness. 



 


WINCHESTER,52. (1822 Woolwich. C0NWAY 1861. Sold 1921) 1822- Chatham. 1829 Capt. 
Charles J. AUSTEN, 10/29, Jamaica. 1831 Capt. Lord William PAGET, 5/31, 
West Indies. 1833 out of commission at Chatham. 1834 Capt. Edward 
SPARSH0TT, 6/34, East Indies. 1837 Flagship of Rear Ad. Sir Frederick 
MAITLAND, East Indies. She was ordered home in 1838. 
1840 Capt. John PARKER, flagship of Vice Ad. Sir Thomas HARVEY, N.A.W.I. 
station. 1842 Capt. Thomas W. CARTER, 8/41, N.A.W.I. station. 1844 Capt. 
Charles EDEN, 3/42, Cape of Good Hope.




William Maitland:


ELECTRA,18. (1837 Portsmouth. Sold 1862) 1838 William PRESTON, 11/37, South 
America. 184O E.R. MAINWARING, 4/38, South America. 1842- Arthur DARLEY, 
12 /41, N.A.W.I. 1846 William MAITLAND, 1/46, Portsmouth. 1848 Frederick 
BOUVERIE, 3/47, N.A.W.I. 1850 Portsmouth. 
 

 
Anthony Maitland, Sir Hon, 10th Earl:

GLASG0W,50. (1814 Blackwall. BU 1829) 1814 Woolwich. 1814 First commissioned 
by Capt. Henry DUNCAN, Portsmouth. At the beginning of 0ctober she 
conveyed Viscount Melville to Plymouth, and then cruised between Scilly 
and Cape Finisterre until the end of the war with America. She did not 
meet any enemy cruisers and her only action was the recapture of one 
British merchantman. 
After Napoleon returned from Elba, Capt. DUNCAN, under the orders of 
Lord KEITH, took command of a squadron in the Bay of Biscay. When he 
heard of Napoleon's surrender to the BELLER0PH0N and saw Royalist 
colours at Brest, he entered that port and remained four days before 
returning to Plymouth. 
GLASG0W was paid off at Chatham on 1 September 1815. 
1816 Capt. Hon. Anthony MAITLAND. GLASG0W joined Lord EXM0UTH's fleet 
off Portsmouth on 20 July for service against Algiers. The fleet 
rendezvoused at Gibraltar and the attack began on 24 August. GLASG0W, 
anchored close to the SEVERN, used her larboard guns against the town 
batteries. The Dutch MELAMPUS had her jib-boom over GLASG0W's taffrail. 
When IMPREGNABLE signalled that she had suffered 150 killed and wounded 
and requested help from a frigate to divert the fire, GLASG0W 
endeavoured to close with her. The lack of wind meant that, after an 
hour's exertion, she got no further than a short distance ahead of 
SEVERN where she was exposed to fire from the fish market batteries. 
GLASG0W lost 10 killed and 37 wounded. 
1817 She was so badly damaged at Algiers that she under repair at 
Deptford until recommissioned by Capt. MAITLAND in August for the 
Mediterranean. She returned home and paid off in March 1821 
1821 Capt. Bentinck C. D0YLE commissioned her in March. After conveying 
the remains of the late Queen from Harwich to Cuxhaven he took Sir 
Edward Paget and his family to the East Indies. He returned in 1824 
bringing the Marquis of Hastings from Calcutta to Gibraltar, before 
being paid off. 
1825 Capt. James A. MAUDE, 2/25, Portsmouth. He conveyed Lord Strangford 
to Cronstadt before sailing for the Mediterranean. She was with Vice Ad. 
C0DRINGT0N at the battle of Navarin on 20 0ctober 1827 and had two men 
wounded in the action. She returned home on 18 August 1828. 
1828 out of commission at Chatham. 



Other Maitland Ships 

The following probably relates to John Maitland (1771-1836), later 
Admiral, grandson of 6th Earl.

KINGFISHER,18. (1782 Rochester. Wrecked 1798) Eighteen 6-pounders and a 
complement of 120 men. 1794 Thomas Le Marchant G0SSELYN. KINGFISHER was 
attached to Lord H0WE's fleet on the memorable 1 June 1794. She spent 
the rest of the year cruising in the North Sea. Cdr. G0SSELYN was 
promoted in July 1795. 1797 John BLIGH, coast of Portugal. He captured 
the French privateer GENERAL,18, but only mounting 14 guns. He was 
promoted in April and succeeded by John MAITLAND from TRANSFER. 0n 1 
July the crew of the FINGFISHER mutinied. Capt. MAITLAND drew his sword 
and, supported by his first lieutenant, John PILF0LD, his other officers 
and the royal marines, rushed among the mutineers, several of whom were 
killed or wounded in the affray. The rest of the crew were reduced to 
obedience. Earl ST. VINCENT was so impressed that he immediately posted 
him into the SAN NICH0LAS, one of the Spanish prizes in the Tagus. The 
Admiralty confirmed the promotion the following month. The commander-in-
chief was afterwards in the habit of recommending "Doctor Maitlands 
recipe for mutineers" to the rest of his fleet. 
1798 Capt. PIERREP0NT (Charles Herbert, Earl MANVERS), who was 19 years 
old. 0n 8 January 1798 he captured the French privateer ship BETSEY of 
16 guns and 118 men, 9 of whom were killed or wounded. KINGFISHER had 
only one man wounded. When the prize money was distributed the 
KINGFISHER's crew subscribed 50 pounds to buy a sword for the first 
lieutenant, Frederick MAITLAND. KINGFISHER also captured the LYNX,10, 
the AVANTIVIA FER0LINA,1, and the ESP0IR,2. He was promoted into the 
SPARTIATE, one of NELS0N's prizes from Aboukir Bay. then in Lisbon. 
A few days later, on 3 December, while KINGFISHER was proceeding to sea 
under the command of Lieut. MAITLAND, she was wrecked on the bar at the 
mouth of the Tagus. A court martial at Gibraltar cleared Lieut. MAITLAND 
of blame for the loss. 



PETERELL,16. 
Sloop. (1794 Frindsbury. Harbour Service 1817) 1799 George J0NES, 
Mediterranean. 1800 Francis William AUSTEN, Mediterranean. 0n 21 March 
1800 PETERELL was in action with three French vessels, a brig, a ship 
and a zebec off Cape Couronne on the Riviera. He quickly drove the last 
two ashore then carried out a running fight with the brig that lasted 
for an hour and a half, often less than a cable's length from the shore, 
before the enemy struck after her captain and one seaman were killed. 
There were no British casualties. Among the officers which took part in 
the action were Lieut. PACKER, the master, Mr TH0MPS0N, and the purser, 
Mr HILL. The first lieutenant, Mr GL0VER, and the gunner were away in 
prizes with thirty of the men. 
The enemy brig was the LIGURIENNE, armed with fourteen 6-pounders and 
two 36-pound howitzers and commanded by Lieut. Francis Auguste Pelabon. 
She was only two years old and was fastened with screw bolts so that she 
could be taken apart and re-assembled. He learned from the prisoners 
that the ship was the CERF with fourteen six pounders and the zebec the 
J0LLIET mounting six 6-pounders. They had all sailed with a convoy from 
Cette to Marseilles. PETERELL captured two of the merchantmen, a barque 
and a bombarde, both loaded with wheat. The action was watched by 
MERMAID well to leeward and unable to come up to assist. 
PETERELL, PEARL and VICT0RIEUSE took the Genoese ship St J0SEPH & 
MARIA VEL0CE, bound from Genoa to Alexandria with wine, brandy and arms, 
on the 29 April 1801 and the French aviso PREV0YANT on the 30th. While 
with a squadron under Sir James SAUMAREZ in CASPER, PETERELL took the 
merchantman CHARL0TTE on 21 August 1801. 
1802 J. LAMB0RN, Plymouth. In the spring of 1802 PETERELL joined 
R0SARI0, CATYSF0RT and IM0GENE in a flying squadron under Capt. KING 
sweeping the south west coast for smugglers. 
0n 10 September a court martial was held on board CENTAUR in Plymouth to 
try Lieut. BUCHANNAN, first of PETERELL, for leaving the deck at sea 
while on watch and disobedience of orders. He was sentenced to be 
dismissed the service. (In consideration of his long and meritorious 
service Lieut. BUCHANNAN was restored to his rank at the beginning of 
1805 and appointed to the PRINCE GE0RGE) 
PETERELL went in for a refit on the 4 0ctober 1802 and orders came down 
for her on 16 November that when this was completed she was to sail for 
the Downs to open 'houses of rendezvous' at the various ports to enter 
seamen for the fleet. She came out from the Hamoaze on the 16 December 
to go into Cawsand Bay. During previous night it had blown a hurricane 
from the South West with a heavy sea in the Sound and all the ships in 
the bay had to strike yards and topmasts. 
During the second half of 1803 she was based at Portsmouth, carrying out 
regular cruises in the Channel. 0n 19 June she sent in the HUSNEL brig 
from Toulon, bound for Rotterdam with a cargo of wine and on 15 August 
she arrived with a convoy from the Downs. This activity continued 
through the winter until 16 March 1804 when she left Portsmouth with a 
convoy for Cork and thence to the West Indies. 
1805- ditto, Jamaica. While passing Cape Cerientes on 23 January 1805 
Capt. LAMB0RN discovered a French felucca which immediately weighed and 
ran inshore. He sent in boats to burn her while the crew made their 
escape ashore. The Frenchman had recently captured an American brig 
which had been taken into Havana. 
While in Jamaica PETERELL's surgeon was tried by court martial for 
neglect of duty to a wounded seaman on board. He was found guily and 
sentenced to 12 months in the Marshalsea and to be incapable of serving 
his Majesty again. 
PETERELL sailed from Jamaica early in September 1805 with the 
homebound convoy. She left the convoy to escort the merchantman TW0 
FRIENDS into Charlestown and off North Edisto Island on the 12 0ctober 
she was engaged by the French privateer schooner SUPERB which had been 
laying in wait off the port. The privateer ran alongside and attempted 
to board but PETERELL poured a broadside into her. After twenty minutes 
the Frenchman had had enough and sheered off. Capt. LAMB0RN gave chase 
but the schooner got the weather gage and escaped. Lieut. 
MAITLAND and one man from PETERELL were killed and four men 
wounded. 0ne Frenchman was captured, he thought 30 or 40 men had been 
killed in her. He said that they had mistaken PETERELL for a guineaman 
and did not realise that she was a ship of war until they were along 
side. 
Lieut. MAITLAND was buried in the churchyard of St. Philip's Church in 
Charlestown. Funeral honours were paid by the officers, sailors and 
marines of the ship and the British consul. 




La PIQUE,40. 
(The French La PALLAS (44 guns 350 men) taken by L0IRE, DANAE. FAIRY and 
HARPY on 6 February 1800. Sold 1819) La PALLAS was captured after a 
"close and running action" lasting two hours. She was quite new, on her 
first cruise, having left St Marloes six hours previously bound for 
Brest and then Mauritius. Harper, the master of a trawler, encountered 
L0IRE, and La PALLAS two leagues S.W. of the Eddystone and put a pilot 
on board the prize as she was much disabled, her main top-mast had gone 
over the side and standing and running rigging and sails cut to ribbons. 
L0IRE and La PALLAS then bore away for Falmouth with the wind blowing 
hard. 

1800 Capt. Y0UNG, Plymouth. 0n 9 September 1800 George BARNET, one of 
the mutineers of the DANAE, was hanged at the yard arm of PIQUE which 
was then lying in the Hamoaze. After an hour his body was lowered and 
taken to the Royal Naval Hospital for burial. He had been sentenced at a 
court martial on board CAMBRIDGE on 2 September. 
Capt. W. CUMBERLAND, Aug. 1802. 1803 Downs for Jamaica. 0n 6 December 
1803 PIQUE and the CUMBERLAND,74, captured two feluccas, REPUBLIC and 
TEMERAIRE; one French schooner, BELLE L0UISE, and two American vessels, 
ACTIVE and SALLY WALTER, all carrying the French garrison of Cape Nicola 
Mole in the North West corner of San Domingo, which they had evacuated 
during the night. The French commander General Noailles escaped with one 
brig. 
1804 Charles Bayne Hodgson R0SS, Jamaica station. After a chase of five 
hours PIQUE captured the French national cutter TERREUR,10, on 18 March 
1804. Six of the enemy's guns were thrown overboard in their effort to 
escape. She was commanded by Lieut. Colliner and had left San Domingo 
two days previously. The Spanish corvette 0RQUIJ0 was captured on later 
occassion. 
Lieut. William WARD in PIQUE's gig and Mr EVELEIGH, midshipman, in her 
yawl, boarded and captured without loss, the Spanish armed schooner 
SANTA CLARA off 0coa Bay on 17 March 1806. The enemy was armed with one 
9-pounder and carried 28 men. 
0n 26 March, while PIQUE was on passage from San Domingo to Curacoa, she 
encountered two French brigs of war standing in to the land. By superior 
sailing she closed and subjected both of them to heavy fire. A fluke of 
the wind enabled Lieuts. WARD and P. H. BAKER with no more than 30 men 
to board one of them and, although she was stubbonly defended, she was 
taken after about 5 minutes. Mr John TH0MPS0N, the master, and eight 
seamen were killed and both lieutenants and 12 seamen and marines were 
wounded. Capt. R0SS meanwhile had taken the other brig after a few 
broadsides. The brigs were the PHAET0N,16, with 120 men, commanded by 
Lieut. Freyanet, and V0LTIGEUR,16, with 115 men, commanded by Lieut. St. 
Craig. 
0n 1 November 1806 Capt. R0SS sent off three boats to intercept a 
schooner coming round Cabo Rojo in the S.W. of Puerto Rico but they lost 
her during a squall in the night. Lieut. BELL, in command, pushed on 
with Lieut. Baillie of the marines, landed at Caberet Bay, destroyed a 
three gun battery and captured a Spanish brig. The following day Lieut. 
BAKER, in the launch, drove a French privateer of 2 guns and 26 men on 
to the reef off Cabo Rojo and then, while returning to the ship, 
captured a 1-gun privateer after a long chase.
1811 Under repair at Woolwich. In the autumn Capt. Hon. Anthony MAITLAND 
commissioned her at Woolwich for service first in the Mediterranean and 
then in the West Indies during the latter part of the war with America. 
Two Swedish ships were taken by PIQUE in January 1814 and sent in to 
Guadaloupe; BERNAT, laden with flour and rice, on the 13th and MARGARET, 
in ballast, on the 19th. 
0n the morning of 26 April 1814 off the Silver Keys PIQUE captured the 
American privateer HAWK armed with four 6-pounder guns and one long 12-
pounder and carrying 68 men. 
PIQUE returned to Portsmouth at the end of the year and was back in the 
West Indies in the spring of 1815. 
1816 Capt. James Haldane TAIT, Jamaica. 
1817 Capt. John MACKELLAR. He exchanged into PIQUE from SALISBURY at 
Jamaica on 17 March 1817 due to the ill health of Capt. TAIT. When she 
left for home in September 1818 PIQUE encountered a dreadful hurricane 
during the passage and nearly foundered. She paid off at Deptford in 
December. 



ANDROMEDA,32  (1784 Liverpool. HS 1808) 1787 Capt. H.R.H. 
Prince WILLIAM HENRY. ANDROMEDA anchored at Port Royal on 15 November 
1788. The whole House of Assembly waited on him with its congratulations 
and on 2nd of December they voted 1000 pounds for the purchase of an 
elegant star encrusted with diamonds "as a humble testimony to the very 
high respect and esteem the island entertained for his eminent virtues." 
(Subsequently the same body voted 3000 guineas for a piece of plate for 
H.R.H. for "his great parliamentary services relative to the African 
slave trade.") On 19 May 1789 he was created Duke of Clarence and moved 
to command VALIANT.
1793 Capt. J. SALISBURY. 1794 Capt. J. SOTHERBY. North Sea. He was 
appointed to the BOMBAY CASTLE on 1 June 1795. 1795 Capt. William 
TAYLOR, who served on the coast of Scotland, at Newfoundland, at Halifax 
and in the Channel until the spring of 1799 when he moved to MAGNANIME. 
1799 Capt. Henry INMAN, 1/99, Sheerness. During the evening of 4 May 
1800, while ANDROMEDA was saluting in Margate Roads, some powder blew up 
in the cabin, wounding fourteen men and depriving them of their sight. 
Some of them recovered 
After spending some time blockading Dunkirk Capt. INMAN decided that it 
was possible to destroy or capture the enemy ships at anchor there. His 
plan was approved and he was joined by the necessary reinforcements on 
27 June 1800. Due to contrary winds the attack did not take place until 
7 July and this gave the French an opportunity to prepare to receive the 
large squadron of fire ships, cutters and luggers ranged against them. 
Mr. SCOTT, first Lieutenant of ANDROMEDA took command of the boats in a 
gig with Mr COCHRANE, third Lieutenant, in another boat. The second 
Lieutenant, Mr Andrew KING was left in charge of ANDROMEDA. The French 
frigate DESIREE, mounting 40 guns, with long 24-pounders on the main 
deck, and a complement of 30 men was captured by Cdr. Patrick CAMPBELL 
of the DART sloop but, although the captains of the fire ships remained 
on board until their vessels were enveloped in flames, the other four 
escaped by cutting and standing down the inner channel inside the Braak 
sands. They regained their old anchorage in the morning. (See DART for 
more details.) 
To observe the atttack Capt. INMAN had boarded the VIGILANT cutter and 
during the night he had a narrow escapo when his vessel was mistaken for 
a French gunboat. Fortunately the broadside fired at him was aimed too 
high and the crew lost no time in calling out the pass-word. 
Capt. INMAN sent a cutter with some of the more badly wounded officers 
and men from DESIREE under flag of truce to the commander of the French 
squadron. 
ANDROMEDA sailed from Portsmouth for the West Indies on 1 December 1800 
with Lord Lavington on board. 1801 Capt. J. BRADBY, West Indies. Capt. 
Edward Durnford KING removed to ANDROMEDA from LEVIATHAN and commanded 
her until the end of the war when he was obliged to return home due to 
bad health 
1802 Capt. Charles FEILDING brought ANDROMEDA home. She sailed from Fort 
Royal, Martinique, on 21 August 1802 and arrived in Portsmouth on 24 
September. She paid off on 8 October and was laid up. 1803- out of 
commission at Portsmouth. 


VENERABLE,74.   (1784 Blackwall. Wrecked 1804) 1794 Capt. Sir 
John 0RDE. 1795 Capt. W. H0PE, 1/95. Shortly after Vice Ad. A. DUNCAN 
hoisted his flag in her. Capt. J. BISSET was appointed his flag captain 
in September. 1796 Capt. Sir W.G. FAIRFAX, 11/96. 
At the beginning of 0ctober 1797 VENERABLE anchored off Yarmouth after a 
cruise which had lasted nineteen weeks. 0n the 9th the SPECULAT0R lugger 
brought the news that the Dutch were at sea and Ad. DUNCAN sailed with 
11 of his line-of-battle ships. He met with VESTAL and ACTIVE who 
confirmed that De WINTER had sailed two days earlier from the Texel with 
16 sail of the line, 5 frigates and 5 brigs and had followed a course 
along the Dutch coast. 

WASSANAER,64.   (Captured at Camperdown on 11 0ct. 1797 by Ad. 
DUNCAN's fleet. BU 1818) 1798 Capt. C. CRAVEN, 6/98. Flagship of Ad. 
PEYT0N in 0ctober. 1800 armed Ien flutei, Chatham for Lisbon. 1803- 
Powder hulk at Chatham 

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Maitland
tea clipper built in 1865 by William Pile, Sunderland. Dimensions: 183'0"35'0"19'5" and tonnage: 798,72 NRT and 754,58 tons under deck. Longitudinal section, deck plan and sail plan are preserved in the Science Museum, London. The builder's half model is in the possession of Joseph L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland. 
1865 December 2 
Launched at the shipyard of William Pile, Sunderland, for John R. Kelso, North Shields. 
1866 
Sailed from Sunderland to Hong Kong in 87 days. 
1866 July 11 - October 23 
Sailed from Foochow to London in 104 days. Captain Coulson. 
1867 June 1 - September 24 
Sailed from Foochow to London in 115 days. 
1867 November 5 - February 16 
Sailed from London to Shanghai in 103 days. 
1868 October 8 - January 25 
Sailed from Shanghai to London in 109 days. Captain Coulson. 
1869 July 29 - November 8 
Sailed from Hong Kong to London in 102 days. Captain Coulson. 
1870 September 10 - December 30 
Sailed from Foochow to London in 111 days. Captain Hunter. 
1871 February 12 - May 19 
Sailed from Cardiff to Hong Kong in 96 days. 
1871 July 8 - November 8 
Sailed from Foochow to London in 123 days. Captain Reid. 
1872 July 19 - November 6 
Sailed from Foochow to London in 110 days. Captain Reid. 
1873 July 10 - November 3 
Sailed from Foochow to London in 116 days. Captain Reid. 
1874 May 25 
Wrecked on a coral reef in the Huon Islands, New Caledonia, on voyage from Brisbane to Foochow. 

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