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His Majestys Ship Comus Sheerness [[5 column table]] |Week Days|M'th Days|Winds|No of Sig't|Remarks and Occurrences Oct 1814| |---|---|---|---|---| |Wednesday|26th|S.SW| |AM/. Fresh breezes and Clear. Employ'd stowing the hold and setting the rigging. Rec'd provisions PM/. Fresh breezes and Cloudy. Employ'd as above. Mdt. Same Weather| |Thursday|27th|N.E.| |AM/. Fresh breezes and Cloudy. a party of then employ'd at the sail loft setting the Sails and drawing Stores. PM/. Fresh breezes and cloudy employ'd as above. Mdt. Same Weather| |Friday|28th|E.SE| |AM/. Fresh breezes and fine. Employ'd stowing the Hold. Shifted 3 tons of Iron Ballast from the Forehold to the Afterhold. PM/. Strong breezes with Rain. Employ'd as above Rec'd fresh beef. Md't Same Weather| |Saturday|29th|WSW| |AM. Fresh breezes and clear. Employ'd regulating the Ships Company. Noon Same W. PM/. Fresh breezes. Employed as above. Md't. Fresh breezes and cloudy. |Sunday|30th|N.E.| |AM. Fresh breezes and cloudy. Completed with Water and stored the Hold. Noon Same Weather PM/. Fresh breezes and cloudy. Same as above. Md't. Strong Gales and Cloudy. |Monday|31st|NE| |AM/. Fresh breezes and Cloudy. a party employed at the Dockyard. Employed pointing the Cables and otherwise as Requested. Formed the Ship Lieutenant Graham. PM/. Same W. bent the Bower Cables. Employed as above. Md't. Same Weather. |Tuesday|1st Nov'r|N.E.| |AM/. Fresh Gales & Cloudy. Emp'd as most requisite. PM/. Same Weather Employed as above Md't. Same Weather| |Wednesday|2d|E.NE.| |AM/. Fresh Gales and Cloudy. Employ'd at the dockyard and rounding the Cables. PM/. Same W rec'd a new cable. Employ'd splicing and stowing cable. Mid't. Fresh Breezes & clear.| His Majesty's Ship Comus. Sheerness. [[5 column table]] |Week Days|M'th Days|Winds|No of Sig't|Remarks and Occurrences Nov'r 1814| |---|---|---|---|---| |Thursday|3d|E.N.E.| |AM/. Fresh breeses & Cloudy. received Provisions pr. Lighter. Sent empty casks & Bread bags away. Rec'd all the sails bent the topsails. PM/. Same Weather Employ'd as requisite. Mid't Strong breeses.| |Friday|4th|E.S.E.| |AM/. Fresh breeses & Cloudy. Employed getting the guns on board and mounting them. bent the Courses. PM/. Same Weather Employ'd bending the small sails and otherwise as necessary. Mid't Same W'r.| | | |East.| | | |Saturday|5th|E.S.E.| |AM/. Fresh breeses with Rain Employ'd clearing ship and otherwise as Requisite. Noon Same Weather. PM/. Same Weather Employ'd as above. Rec'd powder. Mid't Fresh Gales.| |Sunday|6th|W B S| |AM/. Fresh breezes & fine loosed sails to day. Mustered Ship's Company by Ship's Books and read the Articles of War. Noon Same Weather. PM/. Same Weather. furled sails. at Sunset down Top Gall't yards. Mid't Same Weather.| |Monday|7th|W.S.W.| |AM/. Fresh breeses and fine Weather Artificers employ'd about the Guns Noon Same Weather. PM/. Same W'r. Employ'd drawing boats & rec'd Fresh beef Mid't Same Weather.| |Tuesday|8th|W.N.W| |AM/. Fresh Breeses & Cloudy. at 8, Shipped the Moorings and run out to little boat 9 came too in 6 1/2 fathoms. Garrison Point W.S.W. Minster Church S b E. Moored ship. Came onboard Commissioner and paid the Company. PM/. Same W'r rec'd 10 tons of Water. Sunset down Top Gall't yards. Mid't Same W'r.| |Wednesday|9th|W.N.W| |AM/. Fresh breeses & Cloudy. Employed clearing ship and as requisite. PM/. Strong breeses and cloudy. Employ'd as above. Midn't Same Weather| |Thursday|10th|W.NW| |AM/. Strong Breeses & Cloudy. Employ'd clearing ship for Sea bent the sh[[?]]t cable. Noon Same W'r. PM/. Fresh breezes and Clear Employ'd as above - Came on Board the Clerk of the Cheque and mustered the Ship's Company. Red'd a Pilot Mid't Same Weather.| | | |N. N.W| | |
Sheerness is a town where they restocked and repaired ships. Bower is referring to something on the bow. Md't = Midnight W. or W'r = Weather * "d'o W." = Same Weather - means "Ditto".