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His Majesty's Ship Comus. 
[[7 Columned Table]]
| H | K. | F. | Courses | Winds | No. Sig's | Remarks &c. Monday  21st Nov'r. 1814. |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | 
| 1 | 2 | - | W 1/2 N. | N.N.W.  |   | AM/. Moderate breeses & Cloudy. |  
| 2 | 3 | - | W B N. |   |   |   |
| 3 | 3 | - |   |   |   |   |
| 4 | 3 | - | W N.W. | N. b E. |   | 4  Same Weather. |
| 5 | 3 | 4 |   |   |   | 5:50 set Jib & Spanker |
| 6 | 3 | - | NW.B.W. |   |   | 7:10 in Topgall't sails and Jib |
| 7 | 3 | 6 | N.W. b W.N.W. |   |   | 7:30 out 2d reef topsails | 
| 8 | 4 | - | W B M | Vble.  |   | 8 Moderate breeses and hazy |
| 9 | 3 | 4 |   |   |   |   |
| 10 | 3 | 4 |   |   |   | 10 Tacked. 10:35 Tacked |
| 11 | 1 / 1 | 6 / 6 | E B. N. / N W b W |   | 11 Set royals. 11:45 in royals. |
| 12 | 4 | 4 |   | W.B.S. |   | Noon moderate breeses and cloudy |

[[5 Columned Table]]
| Course | Dist'ce | Lat'de in | Long'de in | Bearing and distance at Noon. |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | 
|   |   |   |   |   |
 
[[7 Columned Table]]
| H | K | F | Courses | Winds | No. Sig's | Remarks &c. Monday 21st Nov'r. 1814. |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | 
| 1 | 4 | - | N W 1/2 W. | N N E. |   | PM/. Moderate breeses & Cloudy. |  
| 2 | 4 | 4  |   |   |   |   |
| 3 | 5 | - |   |   |   | 3:25 Tacked. |
| 4 | 3 / 2 | - / - |   / Eb N.  |   |   | 4 Fresh breeses and cloudy.  4:15 tack'd |
| 5 | 4 | 6 | NW. b. W. |   |   | 5:20 tacked. 5:40 in Top Gall't Sails |
| 6 | 2 / 5 | - / - |  / East |   |   | 6 Fresh breeses & Cloudy W'r   |
| 7 | 3 / 3 | - / - | NW. b W. / East | N.N.E. |   | tacked occasionally.  | 
| 8 | 2 / 2 | 2 / 2 |  / NW b W. |   |   | 8 Mod'te breeses & Cloudy.  |
| 9 | - | } | Beating to |   |   |  Bembridge |
| 10 | - | } |   |   |   | light NNW. 3 miles |
| 11 | - | } | Windward |   |   | Midn't mod'te & fine. tacked occasionally |
| 12 | - | } |   | N.N.W. |   | working into St. Helens. |

[[7 Columned Table]]
| H | K | F | Courses | Winds | No. Sig's | Remarks &c. Tuesday 22d Nov'r. 1814. |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | 
| 1 | - | } |   | Vble. |   | AM/. Moderate fine W'r. |
| 2 | - | } |   |   |   | at 1 shortened sail and anchored in |
| 3 | - | } | Working |   |   | 9 F'tms in St. Helens. Bembridge Light |
| 4 | - | } |   |   |   | S. b W. 3/4 W. Nettleson [[Nettlestone]] Point NW 1/2 W.  furled |
| 5 | - | } | into |   |   | sails. & veered to 1/2 cable.  4 Mod'te & Cloudy. |
| 6 | - | } |   |   |   |   |
| 7 | - | } |   |   |   | 7 weighed and made sail turning into |
| 8 | - | } | Spithead. |   |   | Spithead.  8 Same Weather |
| 9 | - | } |   |   |   | 10:30 anchored in 8 f'ms with the Best. |
| 10 | - | } |   |   |   | Bower veered 1/2 cable.  South Sea Castle. |
| 11 |   |   |   |   |   | NE 1/2 N. |
| 12 |   |   |   | Vble- |   | Noon Mod'te & fine |

[[7 Columned Table]]
| H | K | F | Courses | Winds | No. Sig's | Remarks &c. Tuesday 22d Nov'r. 1814. |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | 
| 1 |   |   | Set single anchor Spithead | S.S.W. |   | PM/. Moderate and fine |
| 2 |   |   | Set single anchor Spithead |   |   | at 1 weighed and made sail farther |
| 3 |   |   | Set single anchor Spithead |   |   | in 3 anchored with the Small Bower |
| 4 |   |   | Set single anchor Spithead |   |   | not being able to get in  Furled |
| 5 |   |   | Set single anchor Spithead |   |   | sails. discharged 68 supernumeraries |
| 6 |   |   | Set single anchor Spithead |   |   | into the Prince Guard Ship |
| 7 |   |   | Set single anchor Spithead |   |   | 6 Calm fine Weather |
| 8 |   |   | Set single anchor Spithead |   |   |    |
| 9 |   |   | Set single anchor Spithead |   |   | 8 Calm fine Weather |
| 10 |   |   | Set single anchor Spithead |   |   |   |
| 11 |   |   | Set single anchor Spithead |   |   | Mid't light breezes and fine | 
| 12 |   |   | Set single anchor Spithead |   |   |   |

His Majesty's Ship Comus. moored at Spithead
[[5 Columned Table]]
| Week days | Nth Days | Winds | No Sgt. | Remarks & Occurrences Nov'r 1814 |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| Wednesday | 23d | S.SW |   | AM/. Moderate breeses and Cloudy |
|   |   |   |   | Washed cloathes. read the articles of war and |
|   |   |   |   | punished two men. at 8 weighed set the jib |
|   |   |   |   | & Staysails to shift our Birth farther in |
|   |   |   |   | 9 anchored in 10 fathoms with the Small |
|   |   |   |   | Bower. 10 moored ship a cable each way |
|   |   |   |   | PM/. Moderate & fine. [[?]] Fort. N N W 1/2 W. | 
|   |   | S.W. |   | Mod't Calm fine Weather |
| Thursday | 24th | S.W. |   | AM/. Calm fine Weather. |
|   |   |   |   | at 9 up Top Gall't Masts and loosed sails to |
|   |   |   |   | dry.  11 Furled sails rec'd 16 Shipwrights from |
|   |   |   |   | the Dockyard. Came onboard the clerk of |
|   |   |   |   | the Cheque and mustered the Ships Comp'y. |
|   |   |   |   | PM/. Moderate and fine artificers employed |
|   |   |   |   | about the Quarters. Sunset down Top |
|   |   |   |   | Gall't yards.  Mid't Fresh breeses & Cloudy |
|   |   |   |   | with rain. |
| Friday | 25th | S.W. |   | AM/. Fresh breeses and cloudy with constant rain. | 
|   |   |   |   | Artificers employ'd variously |
|   |   |   |   | up Top Gall't yards  mod't & Cloudy. |
|   |   |   | loosed sails.  PM/. Same W'r.  Furled sails |
|   |   |   |   | received sundry provisions Wd's Lighter |
|   |   |   |   | Sunset down T. Gall't yards. |
|   |   | SW b S. |   | Mid't mod'te with rain |
| Saturday | 26th | S.S.W. | AM/. Moderate and cloudy with Rain |
|   |   |   |   | Employed stowing the after hold. |
|   |   |   |   | 9 loosed sails to day and crossed T. Gall't |
|   |   |   |   | yards.  11:20 furled sails |
|   |   |   |   | PM/ Fresh breezes and hazy with Rain |
|   |   |   |   | down T. Gall't yards and struck the  |
|   |   |   |   | Masts.  8 More Mod'te.
|   |   | S.W. b. S. |   | Mid't. Strong breese with Rain | 
| Sunday | 27th | W NW | AM/. Strong breeses and cloudy. |
|   |   |   |   | Employ'd cleaning the decks. Up T Gall't  | 
|   |   |   |   | masts  crossed the yards and loosed |
|   |   |   |   | sails to day.  10:30 Mustered by divisions |
|   |   |   |   | PM/. Mod't and fine  furled sails.  4:30 down |
|   |   |   |   | T Gall't yards and struck the mast. |
|   |   | N.W. b W. |   | 8 Strong Gales.  Mid't  Same Weather. |
| Monday | 28th | N.W. b. W. |   | AM/. Moderate & Cloudy.  Scrubbed ham [[?]] |
|   |   |   |   | & washed cloathes.  8 up T. Gt. masts.  9 cross'd |
|   |   |   |   | T Gall't. yards.  Boats at the dock yards |
|   |   |   |   | for Stores.  PM/. Fresh breeses  Employed as |
|   |   |   |   | requisite.  Mid't Squally with constant |
|   |   |   |   | Rain.  discharged the Lighter. |

Transcription Notes:
Mid't - Midnight Mod't or Mod'te - Moderate Gall't - Gallant - there are Top Gallant sails or yards NW b. W. = Northwest by West. = b. or B means "by" One of the minor fortifications at Ryde (on Isle of Wight) called "Nettlestone Fort". It was above St. Helen's and Bembridge. It was on the west side of the town of Ryde. So it fits here. - supernumerary - those extras not needed on board anymore. Bower - nautical : an anchor carried at the bow of a ship artificers: skilled workers. Veered the anchor or Bower chain - to lock the windlass to prevent more chain from running out.

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