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His Majesty's Ship Comus Moored in Plymouth Sound.
[[5 Columned Table]]
| Week days | M'th Days | Winds | No. Sig'l | Remarks &c. December 1814 |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| Sunday | 4th | West |   | Am/. Strong breezes and squally with rain | 
|   |   |   |   | 12:40 struck top gall't masts. cleared ship |
|   |   |   |   | 9 up Top gall't masts & crossed the yards. |
|   |   |   |   | Mustered ship's company at divisions |
|   |   |   |   | PM/. Moderate and cloudy. employed variously |
|   |   |   |   | Sunset  down Top gall't yards. |
|   |   | West. |   | Mid't. Fresh breezes. |
| Monday | 5th |  N.W. |   | Am/. /Mod't & Cloudy with rain at times |
|   |   |   |   | Washed cloathes. 7:30 trade convoy sig'l to |
|   |   |   |   | unmoor. cross'd top gall't yards . Set up the |
|   |   |   |   | topmast rigging. Carpenters employ'd about |
|   |   |   |   | the hammer knittings.  PM./ Fresh |
|   |   |   |   | & Cloudy. People employed as requisite |
|   |   |   |   | Sunset down top gall't yards. |
|   |   |   |   | Mid't mod'te breezes. |
| Tuesday | 6th | N.N.E. |   | PM/. 
| Wednesday | 7th | N. N.W. |  | AM/. Fresh breeses & Cloudy |
|   |   |   |   | Employ'd as most requisite |
|   |   |   |   | PM/. Moderate & Cloudy. |
|   |   | N.W. B. W. |   | Mid't Same Weather. |
| Thursday | 8th | W. N.W. |   | AM/. Fresh breeses & Cloudy with rain |
|   |   |   |   | Employ'd clearing Tiers and stowing away |
|   |   |   |   | the Junk.  rec'd sundry provisions |
|   |   |   |   | PM/. Same W.  Employ'd stowing away the |
|   |   |   |   | Provisions. 6 Strong breezes struck |
|   |   |   |   | T Gall't masts.  8 Same Weather ranged St |
|   |   | W. N.W. |   | Sheet Cable.  Mid't. Same Weather. |
| Friday | 9th | W. N.W. |   | AM/. Fresh breeses with rain  washed |
|   |   |   |   | cloathes. rec'd water Pr. lighter |
|   |   |   |   | PM/. Fresh breezes & Cloudy Weather  Completed |
|   |   | S.E. |   | Mid't Fresh breeses & Cloudy. |
 W. N.W. |   | AM/. Fresh breeses with rain   |
| Saturday | 10th | S.E. |   | AM/. Fresh breeses & Cloudy. |
|   |   |   |   | Made Convoy sig'l to unmoor.  at 8 up |
|   |   |   |   | top gall't masks and crossed the yards. |
|   |   | W.S.W. |   | hove in to a cable on the Best Bower |
|   |   |   |   | 11 furled sails.  11:30 moored Ship again. PM/. |
|   |   | W B N. |   | on deck.  Mid't: Same Weather. |

His Majesty's Shop Comus. Moored in Plymouth Sound
[[5 Columned Table]]
| Week days | M'th Days | Winds | No. Sig'l | Remarks &c. December 1814. |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| Sunday | 11th | W NW |   | AM/. Strong breeses with rain | 
|   |   |   |   | 9 up lower yards & fidded [[fitted?]] top gall't masts |
|   |   |   |   | 11:30 mustered ship's company.  PM/. Strong |
|   |   |   |   | breeses with rain.  7 Struck top gall't masts. |
|   |   | S.W. |   | Mid't Fresh Breeses |
| Monday | 12th | S.W.B.W. | AM/. Fresh breeses with small rain |
|   |   |   |   | Wash'd cloathes & scrubbed hammocks |
|   |   |   |   | 9 seat top gall't masts on decks.  PM/. Fresh |
|   |   |   |   | Gales & Squally. freshened hawse occasionally |
|   |   | W.S.W. |   | Ranged the sheet cable. Mid't more Mod'te |
| Tuesday | 13th | W. N.W. |   | AM/. Strong gales. | 
|   |   |   |   | at 8 more moderate  loosed small sails |
|   |   |   |   | to day.  Employ'd as most requisite. |
|   |   |   |   | PM/. Fresh gales with rains  freshened hawse |
|   |   |   |   | Employ'd making a Sennet |
|   |   | S.W. |   | Mid't. Same Weather |
| Wednesday | 14th | W.S.W. |   | AM/. Fresh gales with rain. |
|   |   |   |   | 8 More moderate  9 up Top gall't masts and |
|   |   |   |   | loosed sails to day.  11 fresh gales with rain |
|   |   |   |   | Furled Sails.  PM/. Same Weather  seat top |
|   |   |   |   | gall't masts on deck and struck bower |
|   |   |   |   | yards.  4 Freshened hawse.  8 fresh gales |
|   |   | W.S.W. |   | Mid't more moderate. |
| Thursday | 15th | WSW. |   | AM/. Fresh gales with Rain. |
|   |   |   |   | Employ'd making Sennett and Mats for |
|   |   |   | 211 | the rigging.  9  ans'd sig'l as Pr. [[Previous]] Column |
|   |   |   |   | PM/. Same Weather.  Employ'd as requisite |
|   |   | W.B N. |   | Mid't fresh breezes. |
| Friday | 16th  |   |   | AM/. Fresh breeses with rain. Struck the  |
|   |   |   |   | Topmasts. veered to a cable and a half |
|   |   |   |   | on the Small Bower.  at Noon more mod't |
|   |   |   |   | PM/. Fresh breeses. hove short on the S'd [[Starboard]] |
|   |   |   |   | Bower and let go the Sheet anchor. | 
|   |   |   |   | ship.  12 Fresh breeses & Cloudy. |
| Saturday | 17th |   |  | AM/. Strong breeses & Cloudy. |
|   |   |   | 280 | washed cloathes, ans'd signal as Pr. Column |
|   |   |   |   | Employed making matts and Nippers |
|   |   |   |   | PM/. Same Weather.  Employed variously |
|   |   |   |   | 8 Same W'r. |
|   |   |   |   | Mid't. Strong Gales with Rain. |
| Sunday | 18th |   |   | AM/. Moderate & Cloudy. |
|   |   |   | 214 | loosed Sails to day. ans'd sig'l  Read prayers |
|   |   |   |   | to the Ships Company.  Noon furled Sails |
|   |   |   |   | PM/. Fresh breeses & Cloudy. Arrived HMS |
|   |   |   |   | Malta bearing the flag of Adm'l Hallowell |
|   |   |   |   | Mid't  Same W'r |

Transcription Notes:
Entry for Tuesday, 6th (1st page, 3rd entry) missing! Please transcribe before marking for Review. Thanks! - Emily, TC staff. S.W.B.W. - South West by West hawse = the part of a ship's bows through which the anchor cables pass; The 'Best Bower' being on the starboard bow. Sennet - a sennet whip - A summary punitive implement. hove short = The ship with her cable hove taut towards her anchor; sails are usually loosed and braced for canting; sheeted home. *When a ship is sighted, they send out signals and answer signals.

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