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His Majesty's Ship Comus at Sea
[[7 Columned Table]]
| H | K | F | Courses | Winds | No Sig'l | Remarks &c Sunday. 8th January 1815 |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| 1 | 3 | 4 | S.W  | W.S.W. |  | AM/. Fresh gales & squally with Rain |
| 2 | 5 | 4 |   |   |   | at 1 down top gall't yards |
| 3 | 5 | 4 |   |   |   | 2:30 Furled the fore topsail and mains. |
| 4 | 5 | 4 |   |   |   | heaved up the maintopsail  4 Fresh gales & squally with Rain W'r | 
| 5 | 5 | 4 | SW B S.|   |   |7:40 furled the main topsail |
| 6 | 4 | 2 |   |   |   |  | 
| 7 | 3 | 4 |   |   |   | 8 Fresh gales & squally with Rain W'r. 9 Struck top gall't masts |
| 8 | 3 | 4| SSW|  |   |  |
| 9 | 3 | } | up North |   |   | 10:40 set the foresail  |
| 10 | 3 | }  | off NW.  |   |   |   |   |
| 11 | 5 | 4 | S.W. | E NE. |   | Noon Fresh gales & Squally. |     
| 12 | 2 | 4 |  |   |   |   |      

[[5 Columned Table]]
| Course | Dist'ce | Lat in | Long in | Bearings and distance at Noon |
| ---  | ---  | ---  | ---  | --- |
| S16°W't | 145 Miles. | 46° 38 N. | 10° 31 W't | Funchall. S 21° W't 894 Miles. |

[[7 Columned Table]]
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| 1 | 4 | 4 | SW. | NE b E. |   | PM/. Fresh Gales 12:30 set maintopsail |
| 2 | 4 | 4 | SW½S.|   |   |   | 1:30 obs"d a sail on the Weather Bow. |
| 3 | 5 | 4 |   |   |   |  |  |
| 4 | 5 | 2 |   |   |   | 4 Fresh Gales W'r  Rain at times | 
| 5 | 3 | 4 | SW. | E.N.E. |   |   |
| 6 | 2 | 6 |   |   |   | at 6 Ulysses SW b S. 6.45 up foresail | 
| 7 | 2 | 4 |   |   |   |   |
| 8 | 3 | 4 |   |   |   | 8 Fresh gales. |
| 9 | 2 | 4 |   |   |   | 8:30 lost sight of the Commodore |
| 10 | 1 | 4 |   |   |   | 11:30  obs'd a blue light bearing astern |    
| 11 | 1 | 6 |   |   |   | Mid't Fresh Gales Squally W'r |     
| 12 | 1 | 6 |   |   |   |   |      

[[7 Columned Table]]
| H | K | F | Courses | Winds | No Sig'l | Remarks &c Monday 9th Jan'y 1815 |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| 1 | 3 | 4 | SW. | N.N.W. |   | AM/. Fresh gales & squally.  |
| 2 | 5 | 4 |   |   |   | 12:30 burnt a blue light  3:30 set the |
| 3 | 5 | 4 |   |   |   | foretopsail & burnt a blue light |
| 4 | 5 | 4 |   |   |   | Ulysses S b W.  4 Fresh gales & squally W'r. | 
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
| 5 | 5 | " | SW B S. | N.E. |   |   |
| 6 | 4 | 2 |   |   |   |   | 
| 7 | 3 | 4 |   |   |   | 7:20 fidded top gall't mast & crossed |
| 8 | 3 | " |   |   |   | the yards.  at 8 hove too on the |
| 9 | " | } | up N [[?]] W |   |   | Starb'd tack.  11 out all reefs & set |
| 10 | " | } | off NW. |   |   | top gall't sails. made sig'l for ships |    
|   | 1 | 4 | SW. |   |   | astern to make more sail |     
| 11 | 3 | 6 |   |   |   | Noon Mod'te with a Strong Sea |     
| 12 | 2 | 6 |   |   |   | 23 Sail of Convoy in sight |      

[[5 Columned Table]]
| Course | Dist'ce | Lat in | Long in | Bearings and distance at Noon |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| S 15 W't | 128 Miles | 44° 26 N | 11° 38 W't | Funchall. S 22° West 759 Miles - |

[[7 Columned Table]]
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| 1 | 4 | 4 | S.W. | NE b E. |   | PM/. Mod'te with small Rain |
| 2 | 4 | 4 | SW ½ S. |   |   |   |
| 3 | 5 | 4 |   |   |   | 4 Moderate with small Rain W'r. Convoy in Co. |
| 4 | 4 | 2 |   |   |   | 4:30 Carried away the head of the Main | 
| 5 | 3 | 4 | SW. | E.N.E. |   | top gall't mast sent head of the Main top gall't mast on deck |
| 6 | 2 | 4 |   |   |   | & repaired it. 6 Moderate with small Rain W'r. | 
| 7 | 2 | 4 |   |   |   | 7 up foresail  |
| 8 | 3 | 4 |   |   |   | 8 Mod'te with rain. 10 fidded main |
| 9 | 2 | 4 |   |   |   | top gall't mast |
| 10 | 1 | 4 |   |   |   |   |    
| 11 | 1 | 6 |   |   |   | Mid't  inclinable to Calm  Convoy in Co. |     
| 12 | 1 | 6 |   |   |   |   |      

His Majesty's Ship Comus at Sea 
[[7 Columned Table]]
| H | K | F | Courses | Winds | No Sig'l | Remarks &c Tuesday. 10th Jan'y 1815 |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| 1 | 1 | 6 | SW ½ S. | NE b E. |   | AM/. Light breeses & Cloudy |
| 2 | 1 | 4 |   |   |   |   |
| 3 | 1 | 4 |   |   |   | 4 Light breeses & Cloudy W'r. trimmed sails occasionally |
| 4 | 1 | " | S.W. |   |   |   | 
| 5 | 1 | 2 |   |   |   | 7..30 Made sig'l for ships astern to |
| 6 | 1 | 4 |   |   |   | make more sail | 
| 7 | 1 | 4 |   |   |   |   |
| 8 | 1 | 6 |   |   |   |   |
| 9 | 2 | 6 |   |   |   | at 11 out all reefs & set top gall't|
| 10 | 1 | 6 | SSW | NNE. |   | sails. |    
| 11 | 2 | 6 | S.W. |   |   | Noon light breeses hazy Weather |     
| 12 | 2 | 6 |   |   |   | Convoy in Company. |      

[[5 Columned Table]]
| Course | Dist'ce | Lat in | Long in | Bearing and distance at Noon |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| S14° W't| 61 Miles |43° 25'N | 11° 5'8 W | Funchall [[Funchal]]. S21° West 692 Miles|

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|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| 1 | 1 |  "| S.W. | [[?]] E.  |   | Am/. Light breeses & hazy.|
| 2 | 2 | " | SW B S. |   |   |   |
| 3 | 2 | " | S.W. |   |   |   |
| 4 | 2 | " |   |   |   |   | 4 Moderate Breezes & fine  Convoy in 
| 5 | 3 | " |   |   |   |   | Company. in 2d reef Topsails
| 6 | 3 | " | SW 1/2 S. | NE. |   | 8 Moderate Breezes fine Weather.  Convoy in Co. | 
| 7 | 3 | " |   |   |   |   |
| 8 | 2 | " |   |   |   |   |
| 9 | 2 | " |   |   |   |   |
| 10 | 2 | " |   |   |   |   |    
| 11 | 3 | 2 |   |   |   | Mid't mod'te & Cloudy  |     
| 12 | 3 | 6 | SW B S.  |   |   |   |     

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| H | K | F | Courses | Winds | No Sig'l | Remarks &c Wednesday 11th Jan'y 1815 |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| 1 | 2 | 4 | SW b S | NE |   | AM/. Mod'te & fine  |
| 2 | 2 | 4 |   |   |   |   | 
| 3 | 3 | " |   |   |   | 4 Moderate & fine W'r. Convoy in Company | 
| 4 | 3 | " |   |   |   |   | 
| 5 | 3 | " | SW |   |   | 7:30 trimmed sails |
| 6 | 3 | " |   |   |   |   | 
| 7 | 3 | " |   |   |   | Moderate & fine W'r. |
| 8 | 4 | " |   |   |   | 11:30 hauled to the wind in chace [[chase]] of|
| 9 | 3 | 6 |   |   |   | 2 Strange sail P'r sig'l |
| 10 | 3 | 6 |   |   |   | Noon mod'te & Cloudy. Chace bearing   |    
| 11 | 4 | 6 |   |   |   | SE b S. |    
| 12 | 3 | 4 | S B E 1/2 E | E 1/2 S. |   |   |    

[[5 Columned Table]]
| Course | Dist'ce | Lat in | Long in | Bearing and distance at Noon |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| S17°W | 76 Miles| 12°'06 N | 12°'25 | Funchall S21° West 613 Miles |

[[7 Columned Table]]
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| 1 | 5 |   | SE b S |   |   | Am/. Fresh breezes & cloudy |
| 2 | 3 |   | SW B S |   |   | at S..15 ans'd to call from Ulysses  bore |
| 3 | 3 |   | W B S b S |   |   | up & set starb'd sails  |
| 4 | 3 |   |   |   |   | 4 Mod'te & Cloudy  | 
| 5 | 3 | " |   |   |   | Sunset Ulysses & 15 sail of Convoy in |
|   | 4 | 2 | W b S |   |   | Company. Shortened sail. |
| 6 | 4 | 2 | SW |   |   | in 2'd reefs. Ulysses SW b W 5 Miles  | 
| 7 | 4 | 2 |   |   |   |   |
| 8 | 3 | 6 | S b W |   |   | at 8 moderate and cloudy W'r. |
| 9 | 4 | 4 |   |   |   |   |
| 10 | 4 | 4 |   |   |   |   |    
| 11 | 5 | 4 |   |   |   | Mid't  Mod'te & Cloudy  2 Sail of Convoy |     
| 12 | 5 | 4 |   |   |   | in Company |  
   

Transcription Notes:
D'o. W'r. = Same as above weather. " - looking at the records, this doesn't seem to mean "ditto". 12..30 = 12:30 just a different way to write it. Funchal is in Portugal. P'r sig'l = per signal

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