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His Majesty's Ship Comus. moored at Spithead
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| Week days | Mth Days | Winds | No Sgt. | Remarks & Occurrences Nov'r 1814 |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| Tuesday | 29th | NW B W. |   | AM/. Fresh breeses and squally with Rain.  employ'd starting spalling water & otherwise as requisite. 8 Completed out Water. 45 Tons  employ'd stowing Boatswain and Carpenter stores. rec'd 10 half barrells of powder - |
|   |   |   |   | PM/. Moderate and hazy. employed variously. Sunset. down Top Gall't yards and struck the masts. |
|   |   |   |   | Mid't fresh breezes & Squally with Rain |
| Wednesday | 30th | W.N.W. |   | AM/. Fresh breeses and squally with Rain  8 Same Weather.  at 9 light airs Northerly  up T. Gall't masts. and loosed sail today.  11:30 furled sails. |
|   |   |   |   | PM/. Light airs & hazy  Employ'd clearing ship for Sea.  8  Fresh breeses and fn  |
|   |   |   |   | Mid't. Same Weather. |
 
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| H | K. | F. | Courses | Winds | No. Sig's | Remarks &c. 1 Dec'r 1814. |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | 
| 1 |   |   |   | N. N.W. |   | AM/. Moderate clear Weather |
| 2 |   |   |   |   |   |   | 
| 3 |   |   |   |   |   |   |
| 4 |   |   |   |   |   | 4 Same Weather. |
| 5 |   |   |   |   |   |   |
| 6 |   |   |   |   |   |   |
| 7 |   |   |   |   |   |   |
| 8 |   |   |   |   |   | 8 Same Weather.  9 cross'd T. Gall't yards |
| 9 |   |   |   |   |   | 9:30 unmoored ship and hove in to |
| 10 |   |   |   |   |   | 1/2 cable on the Best Bower - |
| 11 |   |   |   |   |   | Noon Moderate & fine |
| 12 |   |   |   | N.B.W. |   |   |

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| Course | Dist'ce | Lat'de in | Long'de in | Bearings and distance at Noon. |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | 
|   |   |   |   | Single anchor at Spithead. |

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| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | 
| 1 |   |   |   | North. |   | AM.  Fresh bresses and fine. |
| 2 |   |   |   |   |   | 2:10  Weighed and made Sail |
| 3 |   |   |   |   |   |   | 
| 4 |   |   |   |   |   | 4  Same Weather. |
| 5 |   |   |   |   |   | 5  Dunnose Point NE b N 3 or 4 miles |
| 6 | 6 | - | W 1/2 N. | N.B.W. |   | 6 Mod'te & Cloudy. Needles Light North |
| 7 | 4 | 2 | W. N.W. |   |   | 7 or 8 miles |
| 8 | 3 | 4 | W B N |   |   | 8 Mod'te & Cloudy. Needles Light |
| 9 | 6 | - | W. N.W. |   |   | 5 or 6 miles. 8:30 Fresh breeses & |
| 10 | 6 | - | W 1/2 N |   |   | squally in Top Gall't sails and 2d |
| 11 | 6 | - |   |   |   | reef topsails  10 Mod'te & Cloudy |
| 12 | 6 | 2 |   |   |   | Mid't Same Weather |

His Majesty's Ship Comus
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| H | K | F | Courses | Winds | No Sig'ls | Remarks &c Friday 2d Dec'. 1814 |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| 1 | 6 | 4 | W 1/2 N | N.B.W. |   | AM/. Mod'te breeses & Cloudy. |
| 2 | 6 | 6 |   |   |   |   |
| 3 | 3 | - | W B N1/2 N |   |   |   |
| 4 | 4 | - | W 1/2 N. |   |   | 4 Fresh Breeses & Clear |
| 5 | 4 | 2 |   |   |   |   |
| 6 | 4 | 6 |   |   |   |   |
| 7 | 3 | 6 | N.B. N. |   |   | 7 set. T. Gatt't. sails & Spanker |
| 8 | 3 | - |   |   |   | 8 Mod'te & Cloudy. 9 out 2d reefs topsails |
| 9 | 5 | 6 | W NW |   |   | 11:50 saw the land. NWB N set Royals |
| 10 | 5 | 4 | N.W. B.W. |   |   | & Stansails. |
| 11 | 5 | - |   |   | Noon light breeses & fine Weather |
| 12 | 5 | - |   | N.B.E. |   | Several strange sail insight. |

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| Course | Dist'ce | Lat'de in | Long'de in | Bearings and distance at Noon. |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | 
| [[S 64°'42 W't | 72 miles | 50°00 N. | 3°17 [[SW?]] | Start Point N 45° West 17 miles |
 
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|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | 
| 1 | 1 | 4 | NW B W. | N. 1/3 E |   | PM/. Light breeses and fine |
| 2 | - | 6 | North. |   |   | 2":10 Start point N B 1/3 W. |
| 3 | 1 | 2 |   |   |   |   | 4 light breeses & Cloudy. Start point |
| 4 | 2 | - | N.B.W. |   |   | N B W 10 or 11 miles.  6 up  mainsail and |
| 5 | 3 | - | N 1/2 W. |   |   | in Royals.  Praul [[Prawle]] Point N.B.E. |
| 6 | 4 | 4 | N B W 1/2 W |   |   | 7:20 saw the Eddystone light NW B W. |
| 7 | 5 | 5 | W. N.W. |   |   | 8 Mod't & Cloudy. in T. Gall't sails. and 2d |
| 8 | 5 | 2 | N.B.W. |   |   | reef topsails.  Eddystone light NNW. 10 miles |
| 9 | 6 | 2 | North. |   |   | 9:30 up Foresail down. Jib shove too |
| 10 | 3 | 4 |   |   |   | Sounded in 39 fms 9"  55 Wore [[War]] ships. |
| 11 | - | up | E. N.E. off N.E. |   |   | Mid't Fresh Breezes & Cloudy. Eddystone |
| 12 |   | up S.S.W. off S.W. |   |   |   | West 8 or 9 miles |

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| H | K | F | Courses | Winds | No Sig'ls | Remarks &c Saturday 3d De'r 1814. |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| 1 | - |   | up S.S.W. | S.E. |   | AM/. Fresh breeses & Cloudy. |
| 2 |   |   | off W.S.W. |   |   | 1:40 Wore ship.  at 3 filled. |
| 3 |   |   | up E.S.E. off E.b.S. |   |   | 4 Same Weather  Sounded 33 fms Eddystone |
| 5 | - | } |   |   |   | light W B S.  5. out 2d reefs topsails. set |
| 6 | - | } |   |   |   | TGall't sails & Courses.  7:10 Sheered our N° |
| 7 | - | } | Standing off | 8 Moderate & Cloudy.  Several Strange sail |
| 8 | - | } | and on |   |   | insight.  Exch'd No's: with H M S. Kangaroo | 
| 9 | - | } | Plymouth |   | 108 | 10 hove too.  10:35 [[?]] 108 from H.M.S. |
| 10 | - | } | Sound. | Ulysses. ver [[veered]] down to close  H M S Captain |
| 11 | - | } |  | went onboard.  11 Captain returned ship  boat set |
| 12 | - | } |   | S.S.E. | courses. & tacked.  Noon Same W'r. Tacked. |
|   |   |   |   |   |   | made the African convoy sig'l to close.

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| Course | Dist'ce | Lat'de in | Long'de in | Bearings and distance at Noon. |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | 
|   |   |   |   | Eddystone SW. 6 miles. |

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|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | 
| 1 | - | } | Standing into |   |   | PM/. Fresh breeses & Cloudy. | 
| 2 | - | } |   |   |   | 12:45 hove too.  1:10 filled.  2 tacked  convoy |
| 3 | - | } | Plymouth |   |   | in Co.  2:30 up courses, down Jib.  3:40 in 2° |
| 4 | - | } | Sound. |   |   | reefs topsails.  4 Moderate fine. 4:30 came |
| 5 |   |   |   |   |   | to with the Small Bower in Plymouth |
| 6 |   |   |   |   |   | Sound.  furled sails & moored ship. |
| 7 |   |   | Moored in |   |   |  down top gall't yards. 6 Fresh breezes |
| 8 |   |   |   |   |   | & Cloudy.  Penlee Point W B S 1/2 S. |   
| 9 |   |   |  7 fathoms |   |   | 8 Same Weather  Menstone S B E.  Mount |
| 10 |   |   |   | S W B S. |   | Baton  S.E.B.E. |
| 11 |   |   |   |   |   |   | 
| 12 |   |   |   |   |   | Mid't  Fresh breezes & Squally. |


Transcription Notes:
-FILLED - nautical (of the wind) blow into (a sail), causing it to curve outwards. -Spalling water d'o -- means ditto or "Same" as in "d'o W'r" or "D'o Weather" - so I typed "Same W'r or Weather". Top Gallant - you see TGall't or Top Gall't E.B.S. = East by South. Mid't= Midnight Mod'te - Moderate Lat'de - Latitude Long'de - Longitude fms = fathoms

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