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His Majesty's Ship Comus Sheerness. [[5 columned table]] | Week days | No of days | Winds | No. of Sig's | Remarks & Occurrences Oct. 1814. | | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | | Sunday | 2d | N.E. | | Strong Breezes & fine AM Captain Taileur commissioned the Ship PM/ Same W'r [[Same weather]] Midnight weather as above | | Monday | 3d | S.E. | | AM/. Fresh breezes & Cloudy. Caulkers emp'd. caulking the Quarter deck & Forecastle. PM/ Same W'r Employed as above Mid't fine w'r | | Tuesday | 4th | Easterly | | AM/. Moderate and fine Imploy'd variously caulkers and Shipwrights employed as requests. PM/. Fresh breeses & Cloudy W'r Bricklayers putting up the Range Midt. Same Weather. | | Wednesday | 5th | S.W. | | AM/. Moderate & fine. Artificers employ'd as Requisite. PM/. Fresh breeses. Mid't Same Weather. | | Thursday | 6th | West'ly. | | AM/. Fine Weather. Caulkers & Shipwrights employ'd variously. Joined the Ship Lieu't Pierce, a party of 12 Men was lent from the Namur to set the Rigging Rec'd fresh beef & vegetables. PM/. Same W'r. Employ'd as before. Mid't. Same Weather. | | Friday | 7th | W.S.W. | | AM/. Fresh Breeses & Cloudy. People employed about the rigging and otherwise as necessary. Artifices employ'd variously. PM/. Same W'r. Employed as above Mid't. Same Weather. | | Saturday | 8th | W.S.W. | | AM/. Fresh breeses & Cloudy. Employed clearing the hold, and as otherwise necessary. Boatswain employed with a party in the rigging loft. PM/. Same W'r. Mid't. Same W'r. | | Sunday | 9th | West. | | AM/. Fresh breeses & fine. Employed variously. PM/. Same Weather. Mid't. Same Weather. | | Monday | 10th | W.N.W. | | AM/. Moderate and fine. Employed cleaning the Hold, and fitting the Rigging in the rigging loft. Artificers employed variously. PM/. Same Weather Employed as above Mid't. Same Weather. | | Tuesday | 11th | N.N.E. | | AM/. Fresh breezes and fine Employed stowing the iron Ballast and as Necessary. PM/. Same Weather Employ'd as above Mid't. Same Weather. |
Sheerness was a town in England where this ship was made ready and repaired for her trip. Mid't - Midnight D^o W'r - same weather - so same weather as above in the AM, for instance. Could one column be "No of Sig's" - abbrev. was used for "sightings". They recorded if they saw a ship. AM/. and PM/. is followed by Do W'r - meaning "same weather" Look at the 4th. It says "Mid't d^o Weather." which is "d^o" as a ditto, meaning, "the same".