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His Majesty's Ship Comus. of Cork 1815

[[5 Columned Table]]
| Week days. | M'th Day | Winds | No Sig'l. | Remarks &. January 1815 |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| Sunday. | 1st | West. |   | Am/. Moderate fine Weather. | 
|   |   |   |   | Mustered Ship's Company by Divisions. |
|   |   |   |   | Cross'd T Gall't yards. Rec'd vegetables |
|   |   |   |   | PM/. Same Weather. Sunset down Top Gall't yards |
| Monday. | 2d | West.. |   | AM/. Light airs & Cloudy. |
|   |   |   |   | Crossed top gall't yards. Blacked the |
|   |   |   |   | Bends. |
|   |   |   |   | PM/. Mod'te  variously employed. |
|   |   |   |   | Sunset down top Gall't yards. |
|   |   |   |   | Mid't Same Weather. |
| Tuesday. | 3d | Southerly |   | AM/. Moderate fine W'r  crossed Top |
|   |   |   |   | Gall't yards.  Employ'd as requisite. |
|   |   |   |   | Returned Empty provision Casks |
|   |   |   |   | PM/. Fine Weather.|
|   |   |   |   | Sunset  down top gall't yards. |
|   |   | Vble. |   | latter part Clear Weather | 
|Wednesday | 4th | Vble. |   | AM/. Mod'te & fine  at 8 loosed the |
|   |   |   |   | Topsails & fired a gun.  Crossed top |
|   |   |   |   | gall't yards.  at 10 furled sails |
|   |   |   |   | Sailmakers employed making |
|   |   |   |   | Boats Coverings |
|   |   |   |   | PM/. Light breeses with small |
|   |   |   |   | Rain  received 2 bags of vegetables |
|   |   |   |   | Sunset  in Boats |
|   |   | S.E. |   | Mid't light breezes. | 

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| H | K | J | Courses | Winds | No Sig's | Remarks &c Thursday 5th - Jan 7. 1815 |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| 1 |   |   |   | E S E |   | AM/. light breeses & hazy |
| 2 |   |   |   |   |   |   |
| 3 |   |   |   |   |   | at 4 A.M. Same W'r  day light loose the | 
| 4 |   |   |   |   |   | fore & main topsails & fired a gun |
| 5 |   |   |   |   |   | 9 repeated convoy sig'l to weigh |
| 6 |   |   |   |   |   | at 10 unmoored ship and hove |
| 7 |   |   |   |   |   | in to 1/2 a Cable. |
| 8 |   |   |   |   |   |   |
| 9 |   |   |   |   |   | at Noon hoisted the topsails |
| 10 |   |   |   |   |   | & set top gall't sails. |
| 11 |   |   |   | Vble. |   | Rec'd 2 1/2 tons Water from the |
| 12 |   |   |   |   |   | Leviathan |

[[5 Columned Table]]
| Course | Dist'ce | Lat in | Long in | Bearings & distance at Noon |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |

[[7 columned table]]
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| 1 | " | " |   | NE B. S.|   | PM/. Light breezes & fine |
| 2 | " | " |   |   |   | 12:30 Weighed & made Sail through |
| 3 | " | } | Up E B S.|   |   | the East passage. Convoy in Co. |
| 4 | " | } |  |   |   | 4 Light breezes & fine W'r. Roches Town NE b N. Cork |
| 5 | " | } | Off E.B.E. |   |   | Head to Set. |
| 6 | 1 | " | S.W. |   |   |   |
| 7 | 2 | 6 |   |   |   |   |
| 8 | 3 | " |   |   |   | 8 Mod'te & Cloudy  Commodore Starb'd |
| 9 | 3 | " | WS.W | N 1/2 E. |   |   |
| 10 | 4 | " | SW B W. |   |   | 10:30 | Old Head of Kensale N b E. 4 leag's |
| 11 | 4 | 2 | S.W. | N.E. |   | 11 Old Head of Kensale  reefs |
| 12 | 3 | 6 |   |   |   | Mid't Mod'te & Cloudy W'r. Comm'd'r & Convoy in Co. |

His Majesty's Ship Comus at Sea.
[[7 columned table]]
| H | K | J | Courses | Winds | No Sig's | Remarks &c Friday Jan'y 6th 1815 |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| 1 | 3 | 6 | SW. | N.E. |   | AM/. Mod'te & Cloudy. |
| 2 | 3 | " |   |   |   |   |
| 3 | 3 | 4 |   |   |   |   |
| 4 | 3 | 4 |   |   | 4 Mod'te & Cloudy W'r.  Convoy in Co. | 
| 5 | 3 | 4 | SW. 1/2 W. |   |   | 7:30 hoisted the topsails |
| 6 | 3 | " | W.SW. |   |   | 8 Mod'te & fine. 23 sail of Convoy in Co. |
| 7 | 3 | 4 |   |   |   | 9 Fired at 2 strangers coming into the |
| 8 | 3 | " |   |   |   | Convoy.  found them to be a Brig & Schooner |
| 9 | 1 / 1 | 4 / 4 | SE b E. |   |   | who had lost Mediterranean Convoy. | 
| 10 | " / 3 | up / " | NbW off NbE. / SW B W. | N b SE. |   | 9:30 bore up out 3d reefs & set top G'tsails |
| 11 | 6 | " |   |   |   | Noon Fresh breezes & Cloudy. |
| 12 | 6 | " |   |   |   | Convoy in Company |

[[5 Columned Table]]
| Course | Dist'ce | Lat in | Long in | Bearings & distance at Noon |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| S 15°W't. | 59 Miles | 50° '36 N | 8° '57 W't | Porto Santo S 18° W't  1005 Miles |

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|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| 1 | 4 | " | SW. | North |   | PM/. Fresh breeses & fine |
| 2 | 4 | " | SW B. W. |   |   |   |
| 3 | 3 | 4 | SW. |   |   |   |
| 4 | 3 | 4 |   |   |   | 4 Fresh breeses & fine W'r.  in 2d reefs up Courses |   
| 5 | 3 | 4 |   |   |   |   | 
| 6 | 4 |   |   |   |   | 6 Fres breeses 7 fine Weather.  Convoy in Co. |
| 7 | 4 |   | SW B W. |   |   |   |
| 8 | 3 | 4 |   |   |   |  at 8 set the Foresail |
| 9 | 4 |   | SW. | N. b. E. |   |   |
| 10 | 4 |   |   |   |   |   |
| 11 | 4 |   |   |   |   |  Mid't mod'te & Cloudy.  Convoy & Ulysses |
| 12 | 4 |   |   |   |   |  in Company | 

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| H | K | J | Courses | Winds | No Sig's | Remarks &c  Saturday  7th Jany. 1815 |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| 1 | 3 | 4 | SW. | North |   | AM/. Moderate & Cloudy |
| 2 | 3 | 4 |   |   |   |   |
| 3 | 2 | 4 |   |   |   | at 3 set the mainsail |
| 4 | 2 | 4 |   |   |   | 4 Moderate & Cloudy |
| 5 | 2 | 4 |   |   |   |   |
| 6 | 3 | 4 | 6:30 in 2d reefs. unbent the Cable |
| 7 | 4 | 2 |   |   |   |
| 8 | 4 | 2 |   |   |   | 8 Mod'te & fine   Ulysses & Convoy in Co. |
| 9 | 4 | " | W b S 1/2 S. | N.W. |   |   |
| 10 | 5 | 6 |   |   |   |   |
| 11 | 5 | 6 |   |   |   |   |
| 12 | 3 / " | " / up |  / W.B.S. off SW. |   |   | Noon Fresh breeses & Cloudy. |

[[5 Columned Table]]
| Course | Dist'ce | Lat in | Long in | Bearings & distance at Noon |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
|S 28°W't | 79 Miles | 49°'38 N. | 9°'40 W't | Funchall/Madena/ S 18°W't 1060 Miles |

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|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |

| 1 | " / 3 | up  / 4 | W b S. off SW. | N  1/2 W. |   |  PM/. Mod'te & Cloudy. |
| 2 | 4 | 4 |   |   |   |   | 
| 3 | 6 | 4 |   |   |   | Made & Shortened sail as requisite | 
| 4 | 7 | 4 |   |   |   | for the Convoy.  4:30 Close   reefed the | 
| 5 | 7 | 6 | S.W. | N.W.B.N. |   | topsails. |
| 6 | 7 | " |   |   |   |   |
| 7 | 6 | " |   |   |   |   | 
| 8 | 6 | " |  SW. 1/2 S. |   |   | at 8 Fresh Breezes with rain at |
| 9 | 6 | 2 |   |   |   | times, furled the Mizen topsail |
| 10 | 6 | " |   |   |   |   |
| 11 | 5 | 6 |   |   |   |   | 
| 12 | 5 | 2 |   |   |   | Mid't Fresh Gales & Squally. |

Transcription Notes:
REOPENED. Please don't ask for review if not completed yet. "Blacked the bends" is correct. "No Sig'l - Number of Signals - The boats would signal back and forth. Some records have shown a number in that column. Please read instructions - spaces between the pipes; three spaces between pipes in empty cells.

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