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His Majesty's Ship Comus at Sea
[[7 columned table]]
| H | K | F | Courses | Winds | No Sig. | Remarks and Occurrences Sunday 25th Dec. 1815 |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| 1 | - | } | up NE | E.S.E. |   | AM/. Mod'te and fine |
| 2 | - | } |   |   |   |   |
| 3 | - | } |   |   |   | 4 Same Weather. Sounded in 55 Fathoms Rocky |
| 4 | - | } | off N.N.E. |   |   | Bottom. 10 Sail of Convoy in sight |
| 5 | - | } |   |   |   | 5 made Convoy sig'l to make sail |
| 6 | 2 | - | N.b.E. |   |   | after laying by. hauled to the wind |
| 7 | 1 | 4 |   |   |   | on the Starb'd  Tack. Made Sail |
| 8 | 1 | 4 |   |   |   | 8 Md'te. and fine  12 sail of Convoy |
| 9 | 2 | 6 |   |   |   | in Company. Made sail as requisite |
| 10 | 3 | 4 | North |   |   | 9:30 Saw the land on the lee bow  |
| 11 | 4 | 4 | S by W | NE by E |   |
| 12 | 5 | - |   |   |   | Noon Fresh breezes and Cloudy |

[[5 columned table]]
| Course | Dist. | Lat. in | Long. in | Bearings and Distance at Noon |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| N 34 W. | 94 miles | 31° 28N. | 8° 12W't | Old Head of Kinsale N 1/2 W 14 miles |

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|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| 1 |   |   |   | NE |   | PM/. Moderate & Cloudy |
| 2 |   |   |   |   |   | at 2 old Head of Kinsale E.N.E. |
| 3 |   |   |   |   |   | 8 or 9 miles. |
| 4 |   |   |   |   |   |   |
| 5 | 3 |   | ESE | NE | 4 Moderate & Cloudy Weather. hauled to the wind an |
| 6 | 3 |   |   |   |   | the starb'd  tacks. |
| 7 | 2 | 4 |   |   |   | at 6 Fresh breezes & fine. |
| 8 | 2 | 6 | SE by E |   |   | Made and shortened Sail as |
| 9 | 2 | 6 | SE | NW | Necessary for the Convoy |
| 10 | 2 | 6 |   |   |   | 8 Fresh breezes & fine Weather. |
| 11 | 2 | 6 | ESE |   |   | Mid't. Old Head of Kinsale N.E. |
| 12 | 1 | 4 | E by S |   |   | 5 or 6 leagues 10 sail in Comp'y |
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[[7 Columned Table]]
 H | K | F | Courses | Winds | No. Sig. | Remarks and occurrences Monday 26th Dec 1815 |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| 1 | 2 | " | E S E. | N E. |   | AM/. Mod'te & clear |
| 2 | 2 | " |   |   |   |   |
| 3 | 1 / 1 | " / " |  / N N W. |   |   | 2.30 Tacked. |
| 4 | 2 | " | N N W. |   |   | 4 Mod'te & clear Weather, Old head of Kinsale |
| 5 | 2 | " | N b W. |   |   | N E. 5 or 6 leagues |
| 6 | 2 | " | N  N W. |   |   | 8 Tacked. Made Convoy sig'l for |
| 7 | 3 | " |   |   |   | convoy  Mod'te & clear Weather. 8 Moderate and Cloudy. Convoy |
| 8 | 1 | " |   |   |   |   |
| 9 | 1 | " | East. |   |   | in Company. Made and Short'd |
| 10 | 1 | " |   |   |   | Sail as requesite |
| 11 | 1 | 6 | S.E. |   |   | Noon. Mod'te & clear Weather. Store Ship |
| 12 | 1 | " | S. E by S. | SW b S. |   | & Convoy in Company. |

[[5 columned table]]
| Course | Dist. | Lat. in | Long. in | Bearings and distance at Noon |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
|   |   | 51 degrees 22 N | 8 degrees 31 W | Old head of Kinsale NE 13 miles |

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|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| 1 | 2 | " | E b N | S S W. |   | PM. Moderate and Cloudy. |
| 2 | 2 | " |   |   |   | 12.30 Wore Ship. 3.30 made Sig'l |
| 3 | 2 | " |   |   |   | for a pilot. 4 Fresh breezes. Old |
| 4 | 4 | " |   |   |   | Head of Kinsale North 5 or 6 Miles |
| 5 | 3 | 4 | E b S. |   |   | 6 Strong gales |
| 6 | 2 | 6 | S S E. | W b N |   | 6:30 tacked. Made sig'l for Pilot |
| 7 | 2 / 2 | " / 4 |   / S W b S. |   |   | burnt a blue light, close reef'd |  
| 8 | 5 | " |   |   |   | the Topsails. 8 Fresh Gales |
| 9 | 4 | " |   |   |   | With rain. 9 taken aback, hauled |
| 10 | " / " | 6 / 6 | W by S / S by W |   |   | to the wind on the Starbo'd  Tack |
| 11 | 1 | " |   |   |   |   |
| 12 | 2 | " |   |   |   | Mid't More Mod'te. |

The Majesty's Ship Comus at Sea

[[7 columned table]]
| H | K | F | Courses | Winds | No Sig. | Remarks and Occurrences Sunday 25th Dec. 1815 |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| 1 | 1| " | S b W. | W b S. |   | AM/. Fresh breezes |
| 2 | 2 | " |   |   |   | at 2 wore Ship |
| 3 | 2 | 2 | N b W. | W b N. |   | 4 Kinsale light NW b W. 4 leagues |
| 4 | 4 | 4 |   |   |   | hove too. |
| 5 | " | } | Laying too |   |   | Made sail as requisite. |
| 6 | " | } | for the Convoy |   |   |   |
| 7 | " | } |   |   |   |   |
| 8 | " | } | to get into the |   |   | 8 Fresh breezes W'r. Cork N NW. 2 miles |
| 9 | " | } | | Harbour |   | 10:30 bore up for the harbour |
| 10 | " | } |   |   |   | 11:20 Came too with the Best Br.. |
| 11 | - | } |   |   |   | in 9 fms.  Carlisle Fort S b W 1/2 W |
|   |   |   |   |   |   | Camden Fort W 1/2 W. Moored Ship | 
| 12 |  |  |   |   |   | Noon Fresh breezes & Cloudy |

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| Course | Dist. | Lat. in | Long. in | Bearings and Distance at Noon |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
|   |   |   |   | Moored into Cove or Cork |

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|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| 1 |   |   |   | E b N. |   | PM/. Strong breezes with rain |
| 2 |   |   |   |   |   |   |
| 3 |   |   |   |   |   |   |
| 4 |   |   |   |   |   | 4 Strong breezes with rain W'r. Employed variously |
| 5 |   |   |   |   |   |
| 6 |   |   |   |   |   | Struck the topgall't Mast &c |
| 7 |   |   |   |   |   | [[ranged?]] the sheet cable |
| 8 |   |   |   |   |   | 8 Strong breezes with rain W'r. |
| 9 |   |   |   |   |   |
| 10 |   |   |   |   |   |   |
| 11 |   |   |   |   |   |   |
| 12 |   |   |   |   |   | Mid't More Mod'te |

His Majestys Ship Comus Cove of Cork. 1814.
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| Week Days | Mth Day | Winds | No Sig. | Remarks &c December. |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| Wednesday | 28th |   |   | AM/. Fresh breezes. rec'd 7 tons of Water |
|   |   |   |   | from HMS. Tyre  Empl'd stowing away water. |
|   |   |   |   | PM/. Mod'te Sunset in Boats |
|   |   |   |   | Mid't. Fresh breeses with Rain |
| Thursday | 29th |   |   | AM/. Fresh breeses with rain |
|   |   |   |   | People employ'd making Matts & Nippers |
|   |   |   |   | Boats employ'd at the Dock Yards |
|   |   |   |   | drawing Stores. |
|   |   |   |   | PM/. Fresh breeses with rain Weather. received 8 Barrells of |
|   |   |   |   | Powder.  Mid't Fresh breeses with Rain W'r. |
| Friday | 30th | AM/. Strong breeses with Rain |
|   |   |   |   | sent the pennace to the Dock Yard. |
|   |   |   |   | for Boatswain's and Carpenter's Stores |
|   |   |   |   | PM/. Strong breeses with Rain W'r.  at 8 More Moderate |
|   |   |   |   | Midnight Strong breeses Weather. |
| Saturday | 31st | AM/. Strong breeses with Rain |
|   |   |   |   | 9 More moderate.  loose sails today |
|   |   |   |   | Fidded TGall't Masts.  Employed cleaning |
|   |   |   |   | ship & otherwise necessary. |
|   |   |   |   | PM/. Strong breeses with Rain W'r.  Mid't Strong breeses with Rain Weather. |

Transcription Notes:
The " seems to mean nothing. Maybe didn't take records then, or weren't moving. Taken aback: An inattentive helmsmen might allow the dangerous situation to arise where the wind is blowing into the sails “backward”, causing a sudden (and possibly dangerous) shift in the position of the sails.

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