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GT. BRIT. NAVY MSS.

The Gt. Brit. Navy mss., 1812, are logs of twelve of His Majesty's ships whose destination was Newfoundland. They include the Hazard in four parts, 32cm., part 1, March 9-July 29, 1812, 54p.; part 2, July 31-August 26, 1812, 14p.; part 3, August 29-September 23, 1812, 13p.; part 4, September 25- October 21, 1812, 14p., signed Jo[h]n Cockerley, Commander; the Alert (sloop), March 22-July 29, 1812, 77p., 25cm., signed T[homas] L[amb] P[olden] Laugharne, commander; the Electra in two parts, 32cm., part 1, April 20-September 3, 1812, 69p.; part 2, September 7-October 6, 1812, 15p., signed W[illia]m Gregory, commander; the Hyperion (frigate), in two parts, 32cm., part 1, April 25-September 4, 1812, 120p.; part 2, September 9-October 12, 1812, 34p., signed W[illia]m Pryce Cumby, captain; the Jason in two parts, 32cm., part 1, May 18-August 4, 1812, 40p.; part 2, August 6-September 27, 1812, 53p., signed J[ames] W[illiam] King, captain; the Pomone (frigate), in three parts, 32cm., part 1, May 19-August 4, 1812, 74p.; part 2, August 6-September 24, 1812, 50p.; part 3, September 26-October 8, 1812, 13p., parts 1 and 2 signed F[rancis] W[illiam] Fane, captain, part 3 signed [illegible] 2nd lieutenant; the Avenger (sloop) in two parts, 29cm., part 1, May 19-July 30, 1812, 37p.; part 2, August 3-October 11, 1812, 36p., signed Urry Johnson, Commander; the Muros, June 7-July 22, 1812, 23p., 32cm., signed [illegible] captain; the Adonis (schooner) in three parts, 33cm., part 1, June 8- September 8, 1812, 32p.; part 2, September 9-21, 1812, 6p.; part 3, September 23-October 10, 1812, 6p., signed D[avid] Buchan, lieutenant commander; the Holly (schooner), July 11- October 11, 1812, 42p., 32cm., signed S[amuel] S[harpe] Treacher, lieutenant commander; the Antelope in two parts, 33cm., part 1, July 21-August 15, 1812, 26p.; part 2, August 29-September 27, 1812, 30p., signed James Carpenter, captain; the Comet in two parts, 25cm., part 1, July 31-September 13, 1812, 32p.; part 2, September 17-October 2, 1812, 16p., signed G[eorge] W[illiam] Blamey, captain.

For information on some of the ships see Edgar Stanton Maclay, A History of American Privateers, New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1899. (Lilly, War of 1812, E182 .M17); Edgar Stanton Maclay, A History of the United States Navy, I, New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1894. (Lilly, War of 1812, E182 .M14); and Sir William Laird Clowes, The Royal Navy ... Vi, 1901 (DA70 .C6).

Collection size: 25 items

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