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Activity 2: Log of the Leviathan

HMS Leviathan was one of Nelson's fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar. At the battle, there were a number of Norfolk sailors on board. On these pages you can explore the voyage they made in 1805.

The ship's log ran from midday to midday. All events of major significance had to be recorded. Because of the midday change, afternoon events are recorded under the date of the next day. Thus the main action of the Battle of Trafalgar which took place on the afternoon of 21st October is recorded under 22nd October.

DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
Wednesday 16 Jan, 1805Moored in Agincourt SoundVariable Employed as before.
AM
Inclining to calm.
At 4 unmoored and hove short on the small bower cable.
At 8 weighed and made sail.
At 11 came too and moored ship in Agincourt Sound in 16 fathoms. Point Sardinia N by NW. The reef ENE. The fleet laying here. Received 12 bullocks killed, weight 1302 lbs.
Thursday 17 Jan, 1805Moored in Agincourt SoundVariable Light breezes. Loosed sails. Received provisions.
AM
Ditto weather. Employed as before and sifting bread for survey.
Friday 18 Jan, 1805Moored in Agincourt SoundVariable, West Condemned per survey 13518 lbs of bread, one fore top gallant sail, one main ditto, mizen royal fore top gallant, studding sail, two main ditto, main top gallant stay sail and one windsail. Received 240 bags of bread, 7 pipes wine and other provisions to compleat five months.
AM
Fresh breezes. Employed stowing the hold. The Tigre anchored here. Sent the condemned bread to the Eliza transport.
Saturday 19 Jan, 1805Moored in Agincourt SoundWNW Fresh gales. Fired a royal salute.
AM
At 2 veered to a cable and a half on the small bower.
At 9 hove in to a whole cable. Employed repairing the ratlines etc. Killed 12 bullocks 1494 lbs. Received 16 ditto.
Sunday 20 Jan, 1805Moored in Agincourt SoundNW, South Fresh breezes and cloudy. Arrived HM Ships Active & Sea Horse.
At 2.50 unmoored. per signal. In boats. Employed preparing for sea.
At past 4 weighed and made sail with the fleet.
past 7 in 3rd reef topsails.
At 9 bore up. Employed stowing the anchors.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 6 out reefs and made sail
past 8 taken aback. In steering sails. Fresh breezes and cloudy. Employed clearing ship. Killed 16 bullocks weight 2451 lbs.
At noon tacked.
Monday 21 Jan, 1805Serpentara, WSW, 7 leaguesSW, W by S, Variable, SW Fresh breezes with rain. Tacked occasionally in close order with the fleet.
past 4 in 2nd reef of the topsails.
At 8 in 3rd reef of ditto.
At 8.45 down topgallant yards and struck topgallant masts.
AM
Ditto weather
At 2 wore.
At 7.30 wore & close reefed the topsails.
At 8.30 reefed the courses, handed the fore & mizen topsails.
At 9.30 in main topsails. Furled the mainsail.
At noon fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 39 24 N
Tuesday 22 Jan, 1805Serpentara, West, 7 or 8 leaguesSW by W, SSW, Variable Fresh gales & squally. Loosed the topsails. Made and shortened sail occasionally. Fleet in close order.
At 4.30 handed the main topsail & foresail.
At 8 strong gales and squally with rain more moderate.
At 12
AM
At 1 set the main topsail and foresail.
At 1.30 up foresail.
At 7 set the fore and mizen topsails and made sail.
At 9 heavy squalls with rain. Saw two sail. One SSE & S by W. Joined company HM Ship Sea Horse.
At noon 3 strange sail in sight.
Latitude observed 39 20 N
Wednesday 23 Jan, 1805Cape Carbonara, W by SS, 9 leaguesWSW, NNW, Variable Fresh breezes and cloudy.
past 1 bore up for the fleet.
At 5 wore ship. Strong breezes and cloudy.
At 8 Victory East.
At 12 wore ship per signal.
AM
At 3 out reefs of the courses. Up top gallant masts & yards. Moderate and cloudy. Made and shortened sail as necessary. Fresh breezes.
At 9 tacked.
At 11.30 in topgallant sails. Fitted a new mizen topsail.
At noon ditto weather.
Latitude observed 39 20 N
Thursday 24 Jan, 1805Cavoli, WSW, 4 leaguesVariable, South, S by WW Fresh breezes and cloudy.
At 1 departed this life Francis McGuire.
At 1.30 wore ship. Served slops and tobacco to the ship's company. Moderate and cloudy.
past 4 committed the body of the deceased to the deep.
At 5 the island of Serpentera SSW, 5 or 6 leagues.
At 8 tacked.
AM
Fresh breezes and cloudy.
At 3 tacked. Out 3rd reef of the topsails and set the main topgallant sail.
At 10 ditto weather. Tacked occasionally.
At 10 out 3rd reef of the fore and mizen topsails.
At noon fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 39 06 N
Friday 25 Jan, 1805Serpentara, NE by E, 4 leaguesVariable, West, Variable, WNW Fresh gales and cloudy. In 3rd reef of the topsails. Down topgallant yards and struck topgallant masts. Tacked occasionally. Fleet in close order. Fresh breezes and squally. Reefed the courses & tacked to get in station.
At 10 moderate and clear. Out reefs of the courses. Up topgallant masts.
AM
At 1 up topgallant yards.
At 6.30 out all reefs of the topsails.
At 9 sold the effects of Francis McGuire, deceased.
past 11 in 1 reef of the topsails.
At noon tacked. Fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 38 49 N
Saturday 26 Jan, 1805Cavoli, NE by E, 4 leaguesS by E, Variable, NNW, Variable, SW Fresh breezes and hazy weather.
At 2 hove too.
At 4 Cagliare North, 4 leagues.
At 5.30 made all sail.
At 8 Victory SSE. Light airs and clear. Sounded in 40 fathoms.
AM
At 3.30 in 2nd reef of the topsails. Made and shortened sail as necessary. Out 2nd reef of the topsails. Light variable airs.
At 11 made all sail in close order with the fleet. Received 133 fathoms of 6 inch & 190 fathoms of 4 inch rope from the Victory.
At noon ditto weather.
Latitude observed 38 51 N
Sunday 27 Jan, 1805Maretimo, S by E, 6 leaguesSW, SW by S, Variable, S by W, West Moderate and clear.
At 2 Cavoli N by W, 5 leagues. Sail makers altering a fore topgallant sail to the establishment which was taken of the leech and cut to waste. Made and shortened sail as necessary. Light airs and clear.
At 12 fleet in close order.
AM
At 3 fresh breezes and cloudy. Shortened sail.
At 7 saw the island of Maretimo SSE. Made and shortened sail as necessay.
At 10 made sail in chase. Mustered by divisions.
At noon Maretimo S by E, 6 leagues.
Latitude observed 38 19 N
DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
Monday 28 Jan, 1805Island of Alicua, East, 6 or 7 leaguesWSW, W by N, SW, Variable, W by S Fresh breezes and cloudy.
past 12 boarded a ship under Greek colours detained by HM Sloop Sophie. Made and shortened sail occasionally. Joined close order HM Sloop Sophie.
past 4 in 3rd reefs of the topsails and took our station in the fleet.
At 6.30 hove to.
At 8 fresh breezes and cloudy.
AM
At 3 joined close order HM Ship Anson.
At 7 squally with rain. Clewed up the topsails.
At 7.30 set ditto. Light breezes and cloudy.
At 10 out all reefs and made sail.
At noon ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 38 20 N
Tuesday 29 Jan, 1805Faro of Messina, SSW, 4 leaguesNW, WNW, NW, Variable Fair weather. Made and shortened sail as necesary.
At 4.20 in 2 reefs of the topsails and hove to.
At 5.30 bore up and made sail.
At 12 Mount Strombolo WNW.
AM
Moderate and cloudy. Out 2 reefs of the topsails and made sail.
At 8 the entrance of Fero SW, 5 or 6 leagues. Light airs inclining to calm.
At past 11 wore per signal. Artificers as before.
At noon the faro of Messina SSW, 4 leagues.
Latitude observed 38 27 N
Wednesday 30 Jan, 1805Mount Strumbolo, North, 6 leaguesSouth, Variable, S by W Moderate and clear. Tacked occasionally.
At 4 fleet in close order.
past 4 tacked. In 2nd reef of the topsails.
At 9.15 close reefed the topsails.
At 10.45 observed a strange sail standing into the fleet.
At 12 wore.
AM
Fresh breezes and clear.
At past 5 wore ship per signal.
At 6 filled and made sail.
At 7 down topgallant yards.
At 10 out 3rd reef of the topsails and cross topgallant yards. Artificers as before.
At noon in close order with the fleet.
Latitude observed 38 28 N
Thursday 31 Jan, 1805 South, Variable, SW, WNW, Variable Moderate and cloudy.
past 1 joined close order HM Sloop Morgiana. Tacked occasionally. A pilot came on board. Fresh breezes and cloudy.
past 4 close reefed the topsails and sent down topgallant yards.
At 7 reefed the courses & furled the fore & mizen topsails.
AM
At 1 fresh breezes and cloudy. Swayed up topgallant masts.
At 6 ditto weather. Shifted the fore topsail.
At 7 hove too. Up topgallant yards.
past 9 filled and tacked occasionally, beating through the Straights of Faro.
At noon the lighthouse on Messina Mole Head N by EE 4 or 5 miles.
Latitude observed 38 10 N
Friday 1 Feb, 1805Sapienza, ES, 49 leaguesNW by N, Variable, SW Fresh breezes and clear weather.
At 1 sent the pilot on board the Bittern.
At 1.30 filled and made sail.
At 9.20 hove too.
At 12 made sail in close order.
AM
Fresh breezes and cloudy.
past 5 close reefed the topsails. Fresh gales.
At 9 down topgallant masts.
At 10 reefed the courses. Armourers employed making clamps for one of the quarter deck beams being sprung.
Latitude observed 37 23 N
Saturday 2 Feb, 1805Sapienza, NE by N, 13 leaguesN by W, NW by W, SW Fresh breezes and cloudy. Up topgallant masts. Bent a new main topsail. Shifted the fore topsail.
At 12 out 3rd reef of the topsails.
AM
At 6 set the mizen topsail and made sail. Shifted the jib.
At 10 in 2nd reef topsails.
At noon fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 36 27 N
Sunday 3 Feb, 1805Goza, ES, 21 leaguesSW, WNW Fresh breezes and squally.
At 1 in 3rd reef topsails. Down topgallant yards.
At 3 handed the fore & mizen topsails.
At 6 fresh gales and squally with thunder and lightning.
At 7.30 handed the main topsail.
At 10 set ditto.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 6.40 set the fore & mizen topsails & made sail occasionally.
At 11 set the foresail. Mustered by divisions.
Latitude observed 32 48 N
Monday 4 Feb, 1805Pt. Sobimon, S by EEast, 29 leaguesWSW, W by N Fresh gales and cloudy. Made and shortened sail as necessary.
At 6 in close order with the fleet.
At 12 fresh breezes.
AM
past 6 up topgallant masts and yards. Set topgallant sails, studding sails and staysails.
At 10 in studding sails. Sailmakers repairing main topsail.
At noon Victory WSW.
Latitude observed 32 48 N
Tuesday 5 Feb, 1805Cape Legosego, SE, 3 leaguesW by N, NNW, Variable Moderate and clear.
At 3.30 in 2nd reef of the topsails. Hauled up and set the courses.
At 6.30 shortened sail and took our station.
At 12 fleet in close order.
AM
At daylight saw the land from WSW to SE.
At 6 hauled our wind on the larboard tack.
At 8 the island of Cavala W by S, 3 or 4 leagues.
At 10 ditto weather. Made and shortened sail occasionally.
At noon fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 31 32 N
Wednesday 6 Feb, 1805Caleto, ESE, 12 leaguesNE by E, Variable, NNE, NE Moderate breezes and cloudy. Shortened sail in a squall.
At 2 made sail.
past 9 tacked ship.
AM
At 12.20 wore ship per signal.
At 6.45 out 2nd reef of the topsails and made sail.
At 9 set the royals. In studding sails.
At noon land in sight to leeward.
Latitude observed 31 15 NE
Thursday 7 Feb, 1805 NE, Variable Moderate and clear weather. Made and shortened sail as necessary.
At 4.45 tacked.
At 8 in 2nd reef of the topsails.
At 11 wore per signal.
At 12 light airs inclining to calm.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 3.40 wore ship.
At 6 out all reefs of the topsails.
At 9.30 tacked.
At 11 tacked. Mustered by divisions.
At noon Alexandria ENE, 4 or 5 leagues.
Latitude observed 30 57 N
Friday 8 Feb, 1805Cape Salamone, NW by N, 59 leaguesNorth, NE, ENE, SE Moderate and clear.
At 1.20 tacked and hove too. Shifted the main topsail.
At 3 filled and made sail.
At 4 the town of Alexandria SE by EE, 4 leagues.
At 8 fresh breezes & clear.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 6.30 out all reefs & made sail. In close order with the fleet.
At 10 ditto weather. Scrubbed hammocks. Artificers as before.
At noon fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 32 37 N
DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
Saturday 9 Feb, 1805Goza, NWW, 31 leaguesSE by E, SE, Variable Fresh breezes and cloudy.
At 8 fleet in close order.
At 10 moderate and clear.
At 13 ditto weather.
AM
Fresh breezes. Made and shortened sail as necessary.
At 10 made sail. Artificers as before. At noon in steering sails. Fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 34 09 N
Sunday 10 Feb, 1805Goza, NE, 18 leaguesESE, ENE, N by E Fresh breezes and rain. Made and shortened sail as necessary.
At 8 Victory ENE. Ditto weather.
At 9 in 3rd reef of the topsails
At 12 Victory ENE
AM
Strong breezes and squally.
At 2 close reefed the topsails. Down topgallant yards & masts. Split the jib. Shifted ditto.
At 11.30 bore up for the Victory.
At noon ditto weather.
Latitude observed 34 13 N
Monday 11 Feb, 1805Cape Crio, N by W, 23 leaguesNorth, Variable Moderate and clear. Set the fore and mizen topsails.
At 4 squally with rain.
past 5 handed the fore & mizen topsails.
At 7 fresh gales and squally.
At 12 Victory East.
AM
Fresh breezes and clear.
At 4 shortened sail.
At 6 set the courses, fore and mizen topsails.
At 8.30 out all reefs. Up topgallant masts & yards. Sailmakers repairing the mizen topsail.
At noon the island of Candia from North to NE by EE.
Latitude observed 34 07 N
Tuesday 12 Feb, 1805 NW, Variable, NW by W, Variable Moderate and clear.
past 1 in 3rd reef of the topsails. Joined close order HMS Phoebe.
At 5.45 the island of Goza NNW, 8 leagues. Light breezes and clear.
AM
At daylight out 3rd reef of the topsails.
At 10 tacked. Out 2nd reef of the topsails.
At noon tacked. Island of Goza NW by N, 4 or 5 leagues.
Wednesday 13 Feb, 1805Malta, WN, 116 leaguesWSW, Variable, SW by S, SSW, Variable Moderate and clear.
At 1 tacked.
At 4 tacked in close order with the fleet.
At 6 ditto weather.
At 8 light breezes and clear. West end of Goza E by N, 4 or 5 leagues.
At 12 Victory WNW.
AM
At 2.40 in 2nd reef of the topsails. Strong breezes and squally.
past 8 down topgallant yards and masts.
At 11 out 3rd reef of the topsails and up topgallant masts. Artificers as before.
Latitude observed 35 33 N
Thursday 14 Feb, 1805Malta, West, 113 leaguesWest, Variable, West, WNW Fresh breezes and cloudy. Made sail occasionally.
At 4 fleet in close order. Strong breezes and squally with rain.
At 9.45 close reefed the topsails.
At 12 wore ship.
AM
At 2 down topgallant yards & struck topgallant masts. Handed the fore and mizen topsails. Carried away the fore topmast spring stay. Knotted it.
At 7 wore and set the topsails.
At noon ditto weather.
Latitude observed 35 58 N
Friday 15 Feb, 1805Malta, WN, 103 leaguesNW by W, NNW Fresh breezes and cloudy.
At 1 saw the land bearing ENE.
past 5 in 4th reef of the topsails.
At 12 ditto weather.
AM
Fresh breezes and clear. Out 3rd reef of the topsails. Up topgallant masts & yards.
At 8 calm. Shifted the mizen topsail. Sailmakers taking a cloth out of ditto.
At noon light airs and cloudy. Fleet in close order.
Saturday 16 Feb, 1805Malta, WS, 96 leaguesVariable, WNW, Variable, WSW Light breezes and cloudy.
At 2 received 25 boxes of oranges and 8 of lemons from the Anson. Served ditto to the ship's company. Made and shortened sail as necessary.
At 12 Victory NW by N.
AM
Ditto weather.
past 7 tacked. Out 2nd reef of the topsails.
At 9 departed this life Richard Johnson (s). Made and shortened sail as necessary. Artificers as before.
Latitude observed 36 09 N
Sunday 17 Feb, 1805Malta, W by S, 74 leaguesWSW, Variable, NNE Moderate and clear.
past 4 committed the body of the deceased to the deep.
At 12 a light breeze. Tacked ship. Fleet in close order.
AM
Squally with rain.
At 6 set royals and studding sails.
At 7.30 in studding sails.
At noon fresh breezes. Fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 36 20 N
Monday 18 Feb, 1805Malta, W by SS, 51 leaguesNE, ENE, Variable Moderate and clear. Out 1 reef of the topsails & made sail. Loosed small sails to dry.
At 8 ditto weather.
At 12 Victory NNW.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 7 made all sail to close with the Admiral.
At 10 light breezes and clear. Made all sail. Sailmakers employed making topgallant steering sails.
Latitude observed 36 10 N
Tuesday 19 Feb, 1805North end of Goza, S by E, 4 leaguesSouth, SE by S Light breezes and clear.
past 2 answered the sign to look out and carry a light during the night. Fresh breezes.
At 9.30 in steering sails and royals. In 2nd reef of the topsails.
AM
At 6 the Island of Malta from W by S to S by W. Fresh breezes and hazy.
At 9 bore up in close order with the fleet.
At noon ditto weather.
Latitude observed 36 17 N
Wednesday 20 Feb, 1805Pantalaria, WN, 5 leaguesSE by S, Variable Fresh breezes and cloudy.
At 2.30 close reefed the main topsail. Reefed the courses and handed the mainsail.
past 5 lowered the topsails.
AM
Moderate and cloudy.
At 1 hoisted the topsails. Squally at times with rain, thunder and lightning.
At 3 struck topgallant masts. Handed the fore & mizen topsails.
At 11 joined close order HMS Bittern.
Latitude observed 36 52 N
DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
Thursday 21 Feb, 1805Pantalaria, WSWW, 3 leaguesWNW, WS, Variable, ESE Fresh gales and squally. Joined close order HMS Anson.
At 8 fresh breezes and clear. Set the fore sail.
At 12 Victory SE.
AM
At 2 wore per signal. Out reefs of the courses. Up topgallant masts and yards.
At 7 out all reefs of the topsails. Found the larboard fore yardarm sprung. Loosed small sails to dry.
At 11 made sail to look out ahead of the Admiral.
Latitude observed 37 10 N
Friday 22 Feb, 1805Maritimo, NNEE, 10 leaguesESE, North, Variable, N by E Moderate and clear.
At 4.10 wore and made sail to join the fleet.
At 5 down topgallant yards.
At 7.30 in 3rd reef of the topsails.
At 12 Victory East.
AM
Moderate and hazy.
At 3 up topgallant yards. Fresh breezes and hazy.
At 7 out 3rd reef of the topsails. Exercised great guns and small arms per signal. Artificers as before.
Latitude observed 37 34 N
Saturday 23 Feb, 1805Tavolara, NW, 43 leaguesNW, NW by W, Variable, W by S Fresh breezes and clear. Fished the fore yard. In 2nd reef of the topsails and hove too.
At 11 close reefed the mizen topsail.
AM
At 1 in 3rd reef of the topsails.
past 4 out ditto. Split the fore topsail and shifted ditto.
At 10 tacked per signal. Sailmakers employed repairing the fore topsail.
Latitude observed 39 21 N
Sunday 24 Feb, 1805Sepentara, W by S, 19 leaguesWNW, NW, N by WW, Variable Moderate breezes and cloudy.
At 5 split the fore topmast staysail. Shifted ditto.
past 8 squally. Down topgallant yards and struck topgallant masts. Close reefed the topsails. Handed the fore & mizen topsails.
At 12 Victory SE.
AM
Strong breezes and hard squalls. Handed the main topsail.
At 10 squally. Made & shortened sail as necessary. Split the middle and flying jibs.
At noon ditto weather.
Latitude observed 39 11
Monday 25 Feb, 1805Cape Carbonara, NWN, 5 leaguesNNW, Variable, Variable Strong breezes and squally. Close reefed the topsails and tacked per signal. Saw the land WNW. Fresh breezes and clear.
At 8.10 close reefed the topsails.
AM
At 3 out 3 reefs of the topsails. Up topgallant yards and set the sails.
At 8 tacked. Two strange sail in sight. Artificers as before.
Latitude observed 38 57 N
Tuesday 26 Feb, 1805Serpentara, SW by W, 4 or 5 leaguesW by N, Variable, NE Moderate and cloudy.
At 1.30 hove to and down boat and spoke a ship under Greek colours.
At 2 filled and made sail.
past 4 wore & bore up.
At 8 the Admiral SW by S
AM
At 2 squally. Down topgallant yards and struck topgallant masts.
At 5 handed the fore topsail & reefed the mainsail.
At 7 set the fore & mizen topsails. Up topgallant masts and yards.
At 11.30 out all reefs. Artificers as before.
Latitude observed 39 15 N
Wednesday 27 Feb, 1805Cape Pulla, NNE, 7 or 8 leaguesNE by E, N by W, NW by N, NW Moderate and cloudy. Up foresail. In 3rd reef of the topsails. Reefed the courses. Fresh gales and cloudy. Made and shortened sail as necessary.
At 12 the Victory South.
AM
Strong breezes.
At 3 up mainsail.
At 8 close reefed the topsails. Sold the effects of Richard Johnson /s/ deceased.
past 11 punished John Hugh with 36 lashes for drunkeness and insolence, Thomas Sullivan /s/ with 24 lashes for drunkness and Joseph Bell with 12 lashes for ditto.
Latitude observesd 38 33 N
Thursday 28 Feb, 1805At Anchor in Pulla Bay, Island of SardiniaNW Fresh gales and squally.
At 5 came too with the small bower in 9 fathoms. Veered to a cable. Cape Soaro N by E. The hill WNW W. The house on Rock Island SWW. Received 15 tons of water.
AM
Moderate. Employed watering and setting the rigging up. Fleet in close order.
Friday 1 Mar, 1805At Anchor in Pulla Bay, Island of SardiniaVariable Ditto weather. Compleated our water to 222 tons. Shifted the foresail, jibs and fore topmaststaysail.
AM
Light breezes.
At 5 weighed and run father out of the Bay and came too in 13 fathoms. Veered a cable. Took the guard. Up topgallant masts. Received 10 fathoms of junk, a mizen royal and 10 bullocks.
Saturday 2 Mar, 1805At Anchor in Pulla Bay, Island of SardiniaN by W Employed occasionally.
AM
At 6 weighed and made sail with the fleet. Strong gales.
past 9 in 3rd reefs. Down topgallant yards and struck the masts.
past 10 close reefed.
At noon wore. Killed 6 bullocks, weight 1500 lbs.
Sunday 3 Mar, 1805At Anchor in Pulla Bay, Island of SardiniaVariable, North Strong gales and squally. Standing in for Pulla.
past 3 came too with the best bower in 14 fathoms. Veered to a cable. Sent for a turn of water.
AM
Moderate.
At 5 weighed and made sail.
past 10 squally. Close reefed the topsails. Down topgallant yards and struck topgallant masts.
At noon standing along shore.
Monday 4 Mar, 1805At Anchor in Pulla Bay, Island of SardiniaN by W, Variable Ditto weather.
At 1 wore and stood in for Pulla.
At 3.45 came to with the best bower in 17 fathoms. Veered a cable when at anchor. Cape Spartivento W by S. Rock Island NEE. Fleet in close order.
AM
Light airs and variable.
At 4 weighed and made sail. Braced about as necessary.
At noon light breezes. Killed 4 bullocks weight 370 lbs.
Latitude observed 38 47 N
DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
Tuesday 5 Mar, 1805 WNW, W by N, Variable Moderate and clear. Tacked occasionally. In 1st reef of the topsails.
At 12 calm.
AM
First part calm, latter light variable airs.
At 6 tacked.
At 8 Victory South. Sailmakers repairing the foresail.
At noon Tolaro E by N & Toro NWN.
Latitude observed 38 47 N
Wednesday 6 Mar, 1805Taurau, N 30 E, 16 leaguesNW, NW by N, NW by W, NW Light airs and clear.
past 1 tacked.
past 2 boarded a Swedish brig from Lisbon to Cagliare.
At 8 in 2 reefs of the topsails. Made and shortened sail as necessary.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 4 Victory SEE
At 10.30 in 3rd reef of the topsails.
At 10.50 bore up per signal to look out. Punished Joseph Barrett /m/ with 48 lashes for neglect. Robert Brooks with 24 for ditto & John McKecknay with 12 lashes for drunkeness.
Latitude observed 38 11 N
Thursday 7 Mar, 1805 NNW, NW by N, Variable, NNW, NW Strong breezes and clear.
At 5.30 saw the land NE by N.
At 6 fresh gales and cloudy. Wore occasionally.
At 12 close reefed the fore topsail.
AM
At 7 set the mainsail & close reefed the main topsail.
At 10 came to with the best bower in 24 fathoms. Veered 1 cables. Then in 32 fathoms. Cape Spartevento ESEE. Point of the bay North. Fleet turning in and at anchor.
Latitude observed 38 52
Friday 8 Mar, 1805Tarau, NW by W, 5 or 6 milesNW, Variable, North, Variable Fresh breezes and cloudy with rain at times.
AM
Moderate and hard showers of hail.
At 6 up anchor and made sail. Tacked occasionally. Sent down topgallant yards and struck topgallant masts.
At noon fresh breezes and cloudy.
Latitude observed 38 49 N
Saturday 9 Mar, 1805At Anchor in Palma BayN by W to South Fresh gales and squally. Tacked occasionally.
At 2 in 3rd reef of the topsails.
At 3 came to in Palma Bay in 10 fathoms. Veered a cable. Taurau 2/3 open off Vach to the eastward. The tower NW. A white house NWN. Fleet in close order.
AM
Inclining to calm.
At 8 weighed and made sail.
At 9 came to in 9 fathoms. Received 6 casks of rice from the Victory. Shifted the mainsail.
Sunday 10 Mar, 1805St. Sebastians, NWW, 71 leaguesSouth, SW, WSW Scrubbed hammocks.
At 6 weighed and made sail. Fleet in close order. Strong breezes and cloudy.
At 11.30 in 3rd reef of the topsails.
At 12 Victory E by N.
AM
Ditto weather. Made and shortened sail occasionally. At 6.15 out 2nd reef of the topsails and made sail.
At 10 Moderate and clear. Sailmakers repairing the mainsail. Artificers as before.
At noon ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 41 39 N
Monday 11 Mar, 1805Cape Sicie, N by W, 28 leaguesWest, Variable, WNW, NW Moderate and clear.
past 4 bore up.
At 5 in 2nd reef of the topsails. Moderate and cloudy.
At 12 Victory E by N.
AM
Moderate and hazy. Out 3rd reef of the topsails.
At 6 answered the signal to steer NNW. Out 2nd reef of the topsails.
At Noon Victory EN.
Latitude observed 42 11 N
Tuesday 12 Mar, 1805Cape Sicie, N by E, 18 leaguesNW by N, Calm, N by W Light breezes and clear weather.
At 2 tacked per signal.
At 11 calm & clear. Set topgallant studding sails.
At 12 Victory South.
AM
past 5 spoke a ship from Lisbon to Marseilles.
At 6 saw the Juno, Active and Sea Horse.
At 9 hove too. Supplied HMS Juno with 20 tons of water.
At noon ditto weather.
Latitude observed 42 11 N
Wednesday 13 Mar, 1805Cape Sicie, NE, 23 leaguesNE, NE by N Light breezes and clear. Employed occasionally. Supplied HMS Sea Horse with 4 pipes of wine. Joined close order HMS Renown.
At 12 Victory SWS.
AM
Light breezes and clear. Out 1 reef of the topsails. Cut the clench of the best bower /being rubbed/ and puddened the anchor. Sailmakers repairing the mainsail. Artificers as before.
Latitude observed 41 58 N
Thursday 14 Mar, 1805Cape St Sebastian, West, 4 or 5 leaguesVariable, SW by S, SWS Light airs and clear. Found a cask of pease no.198. Contents 8 bushels 3 gallons with part of the head out and eat by the rats. 3 gallons saved. Ditto weather.
At 12 Victory NE by EE.
AM
Moderate and clear. At 3 in 1 reef of the topsails and handed the topgallant sails.
past 10 tacked. Fleet NE. Down topgallant yards. Punished Timothy Mahoney with 24 lashes for fighting & Charles McAllister with 24 lashes for drunkeness.
At noon tacked. Ditto weather.
Latitude observed 41 54 N
Friday 15 Mar, 1805Barcelona, NW by W, 10 leaguesSSW, Variable, SW by S, Variable Strong breezes and clear weather.
At 5.45 wore ship. Close reefed the topsails & struck topgallant masts.
At 8 reefed the courses.
At 12 moderate and cloudy.
AM
At 3 out reefs of the courses. Up topgallant masts & yards.
At 5 out 2nd reefs and made sail. Set the topmast rigging up. Artificers as before.
At noon ditto weather.
Latitude observed 41 12 N
Saturday 16 Mar, 1805Barcelona, N by E, 4 or 5 leaguesESE, East, ENE Moderate and clear.
past 2 hove too.
At 3 made sail. Shifted the mainsail. Fresh breezes and cloudy.
At 11 close reefed the topsails.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 1 down topgallant yards & struck the masts. Handed the fore & mizen topsails. Reefed the courses & handed the mainsail. Sailmakers making a spanker from a maintopmast stay sail.
At 11 wore ship and set the courses. The Renown parted for England.
DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
Sunday 17 Mar, 1805 ENE, East, Variable, EN Fresh gales and cloudy weather.
At 1.15 wore ship.
At 5 fresh breezes & small rain.
At 6 set the mainsail.
At 12 ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
AM
Fresh breezes.
At 3 up topgallant masts and out reefs of the courses.
At 6 wore ship & set the topsails.
past 9 struck topgallant masts. Mustered by divisions.
At noon Barcelona ENE, 8 or 9 leagues. Fleet in close order.
Monday 18 Mar, 1805Cape Egade, NWW, 8 leaguesE by N, East, E by N Fresh gales and cloudy weather.
At 2 handed the fore topsail and reefed the mainsail.
At 6 wore ship.
At 12 Victory WSW.
AM
At 3 handed the mizen topsail.
At 6 strong breezes with rain. Joined close order HM Ship Amazon. Set the fore & mizen topsails.
past 8 reefed the foresail.
At 11 handed the fore & mizen topsails.
At 12 wore ship.
Tuesday 19 Mar, 1805Dragon Island, ES, 6 leaguesE by N, NE by E, ENE Fresh breezes with rain.
At 12 wore ship. Set the fore & mizen topsails. Fresh breezes and hazy with rain.
At 4.38 answered the signal to steer ESE.
At 7 more moderate. Set the mainsail.
At 12 Victory W by S.
AM
Ditto weather.
past 6 out reefs of the the courses.
At noon ditto weather. Victory SW.
Wednesday 20 Mar, 1805Cape Padro/Majorca, SW by S, 13 leaguesENE, NNW, NE Fresh breezes and cloudy with rain.
past 3 wore.
At 8 Victory WN.
At 12 Victory West.
AM
At 2.10 up topgallant masts & yards and out 3rd reef of the topsails.
At 6 saw the land to leeward.
At 7 out 1st reef of the topsails & made sail. Loosed small sails to dry. Moderate and cloudy.
past 11 in 1 reef. Artificers as before.
Latitude observed 39 44 N
Thursday 21 Mar, 1805Taurau, SE by EE, 40 leaguesNNW, NNE, Variable, NE by N Fresh breezes.
At 3 set studding sails. Ditto weather.
At 6 Victory SES. SE end of Minorca SSE, 7 leagues.
At 11 in lower studding sail.
At 12 Victory SSE.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 6 moderate and cloudy. Made and shortened sail occasionally. Artificers as before.
At 11.50 in studding sails. Mustered by divisions.
Latitude observed 39 10 N
Friday 22 Mar, 1805St. Peter's, E by S, 13 leaguesNorth, Variable Light airs and hazy. Made and shortened sail occasionally. Ditto weather.
past 11 made all sail.
At 10 in steering sails.
At 12 Victory NW.
AM
At 2 out 1st reef of the topsails.
At 3 made sail.
At 6 all sail set.
At 10 ditto weather. Punished William Strong with 36 lashes for neglect of duty, John Ayres with 12 lashes for ditto, James McClean & James Jones /m/ with 12 lashes for uncleanliness. Artificers as before.
At noon Victory NW.
Latitude observed 39 10 N
Saturday 23 Mar, 1805St. Peter's, E by S, 9 or 10 leaguesVariable, NE, Variable Light airs and clear.
At 4 fleet in close order.
At 5.45 in steering sails & shortened sail.
At 8 in 1st reef of the topsails.
At 11 calm.
AM
Light airs. Out 1st reef of the topsails.
At 4 set the studding sails.
At 5 in ditto.
At 6 saw the land E by SS. Cleared the boatswain's & carpenter's storerooms and whitewashed ditto.
At noon ditto weather.
Latitude observed 39 00 N
Sunday 24 Mar, 1805 East, SE, ESE Light airs and clear weather.
At 5.40 in 1 reef of the topsails.
At 12 tacked per signal.
AM
Fresh breezes and cloudy.
At 1.40 in 2nd reef.
At 3.30 in 3rd reef. Sent down topgallant yard.
At 6 moderate. Out 3rd reef. Swayed up topgallant masts & yards.
At 7 boarded a polacre from Smyrna to Marseilles.
At 10.30 mustered by divisions.
At 12 land from S by E to NE by EE.
Latitude observed 39 16 N
Monday 25 Mar, 1805Antioch, NE, 8 leaguesSE by E, ESE, SE by E Fresh breezes and clear.
At 5 tacked. Sent down topgallant yards.
At 8.30 in 3rd reef of the topsails.
At 12 Victory NW by N.
AM
Strong breezes and cloudy. Close reefed the topsails & handed the mizen ditto.
At 4.15 handed the fore topsail. Reefed the courses.
At 8.30 tacked.
At 10 set the fore and mizen topsails. Artificers as before.
At noon Victory NW by W.
Tuesday 26 Mar, 1805Island of St. Peter's, East. 3 or 4 leaguesSE, Variable Moderate and cloudy.
At 1 out 4th and 3rd reefs of the topsails.
At 4 fresh breezes and cloudy. Close reefed the topsails. Split the jib. Joined close order HMS Bittern.
past 9 in main topsail.
At 12 up mainsail.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 10 moderate with rain. Out reefs. Up topgallant masts & yards. Wore & made sail. Split the fore topmast staysail. Artificers as before.
Wednesday 27 Mar, 1805Moored in the Gulf of PalmaWest, NW Fresh gales and hazy.
At 3 came too with the best bower in 10 fathoms. Moored ship. Torro nearly open of Vach. The white house NWN. The Ambuscade under Admiral Louis with transports laying here. Sent a party on board the Apollo transport. Received 27 pipes of wine from her & bread 339 bags from the Symetry.
AM
Strong breezes. Veered a cable on the best bower. Carpenters repairing the fore yard. Armourers making hoops for ditto.
Thursday 28 Mar, 1805Moored in the Gulf of PalmaSW More moderate. Received 6 bags of bread from the Choice transport. 10 cases of lemons & 2 cases of lemon juice. Employed over hauling the slings etc of the lower yards. Hove in the best bower. The Tigre and Jalouse arrived.
AM
Fine weather. Received gunner's stores.
DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
Friday 29 Mar, 1805Moored in the Gulf of PalmaSW Ditto weather. Condemned per survey the best bower cable and other boatswain's stores. Received boatswain's stores.
AM
Ditto weather. Employed occasionally. Received 15 bullocks & 15 tons of water casks, 8 pipes & 10 hogsheads of wine. The Seahorse arrived. Received slops.
Saturday 30 Mar, 1805Moored in the Gulf of PalmaVariable Squally with rain. Returned empty casks & staves.
AM
Moderate and cloudy. Killed 13 bullocks weight 2843 lbs. Received 16 bullocks, a bower cable & other boatswain's stores, and returned condemned ditto. The Termagant sailed. Up topgallant yards & lowered sails.
Sunday 31 Mar, 1805Moored in the Gulf of PalmaVariable, NW Ditto weather. Supplyed the Sea Horse with 10 hogsheads of wine, 43 bags of bread, beef, pork, pease & flour. Condemned per survey 4 hogsheads oatmeal.
AM
past 6 weighed & made sail. Fleet in close order. Unbent the best bower & cut it in lengths. Bent another. Killed three bullocks 741 lbs.
Monday 1 Apr, 1805At Anchor in Pulla BayVariable Squally with showers of rain.
past 4 came too with the best bower in 7 fathoms. Veered a cable. Pulla Island open to the eastward of Rock Island. The hill N by W.
AM
Employed watering & received slops from the Camel. Fleet in close order.
Tuesday 2 Apr, 1805At Anchor in Pulla BayVariable Compleated our water to 236 tons. Received 6 bullocks. Weighed and run farther out. Came too in 17 fathoms.
AM
Inclining to calm. Employed occasionally. Received 9 bullocks.
Wednesday 3 Apr, 1805At Anchor in Pulla BayNW, Variable Ditto weather. Supplyed the Tigre with beef & flour.
AM
At 5 weighed and made sail. Supplyed the Donegal with 30 fathoms junk.
At noon inclining to calm with showers of rain. Fleet in close order.
Thursday 4 Apr, 1805Tarau, East, 4 leaguesVariable, East, NW by N Calm and cloudy.
At 6 Cape Tolaso NW.
At 12 Victory SW by W.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 1 departed this life Job Brush /m/. Committed the body to the deep.
At 3.10 in 2nd reef of the topsails. Killed 4 bullocks weight 1045 lbs. Moderate & cloudy.
past 9 joined close order HMS Phoebe. Artificers as before.
Friday 5 Apr, 1805Serpentara, NNE, 10 leaguesWNW, N by W Fresh breezes and clear.
At 2 bore up.
At 3 hove too on the larboard tack.
At 6.30 up boats.
At 12 Victory South.
AM
At daylight saw the land ENE.
At 8 joined close order HM Brig Moucheron. Punished James Powers & William Madden with 12 lashes for sleeping on their posts, James Barry, Michel Fegan, Henry O'Neal, James Miller, Willliam Lepard & John Gorman with 12 lashes each for drunkeness. HMS Amazon joined close order.
Latitude observed 38-24
Saturday 6 Apr, 1805South end of Sardinia, North, 14 leaguesNW by N, SW by W, Variable Moderate and clear.
At 4.45 saw the land bearing S by WW. Parted close order HM Brig Moucheron.
At 6 boarded a brig from Venice to Lisbon.
AM
Moderate & cloudy.
At 6 light airs & variable with rain.
At 8 out boats. Employed gettting provisions from the transports.
Latitude obsrved 38 03 N
Sunday 7 Apr, 1805Cape Spartivento, North, 9 or 10 leaguesWNW, Variable, NNW Moderate breezes and cloudy. Employed hoisting in provisions. Fresh breezes.
At 6 in boats.
At 8 in 3rd reef of the topsails.
At 12 Victory SE by E.
AM
Ditto weather.
Received provisions etc from the Bruce Grove & 302 bags of bread from the Ceres.
At 8 hove too. Several strange sail in sight.
At 10 out reefs. Mustered by divisions.
Latitude observed 38 18 N
Monday 8 Apr, 1805Maretimo, SW, 4 leaguesWSW, West, NW by W Moderate breezes and clear weather. Made and shortened sail occasionally.
At 10 light winds and rain.
At 12 Victory W by N.
AM
At 3 out all reefs.
At 6 made all sail. Moderate and fine weather.
At 11 shortened sail. Joined close order the Sea Horse. Artificers as before. Served slops to the ship's company.
Latitude observed 38 15.
Tuesday 9 Apr, 1805Cape Vito, SE, 7 leaguesWNW, West, NNW Moderate and clear. Made sail as necessary.
past 4 made all sail.
At 6.45 in studding sails & hauled to. The wind on the larboard tack.
At 11 shortened sail & hove too.
AM
Light breezes and small rain.
past 7 out launch per signal. Received from the Bruce Grove 6 barrels of cocoa, 1 barrel of sugar, 22 fierces of beef, 26 pork returned to the Ariel 4 hogsheads of condemned outmeal & 8 empty wine pipes. Received boatswain's store & 3 chaldron of coals from the Camel.
At 10 in 3rd reef of the topsails.
At 11 wore.
DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
Wednesday 10 Apr, 1805Cape St. Vito, SSW, 4 or 5 leaguesNNW, North, NW Moderate and hazy with rain.
At 6 the Island of Ustica NE by E, 6 leagues.
past 10 hove too.
At 12 Victory SE by S
AM
Moderate and cloudy.
At 8 filled and made sail.
At 8.35 telegraphed from the Victory to be careful of the water. Artificers as before.
Latitude observed 38 21 N
Thursday 11 Apr, 1805Maretimo, S by E, 7 leaguesNorth, Variable Moderate & cloudy. Made and shortened sail occasionally.
At 6.40 in 2nd reef of the topsails.
At 12 Victory SSW.
AM
Ditto weather. Killed 7 bullocks.
At 6 tacked. Out 2nd reef of the topsails.
At 12 Victory SSW.
AM
In 1 reef. Mustered by divisions. Punished Richard Morgan with 60 lashes for theft & Jeremiah Healy with 15 for ditto.
At noon ditto weather.
Latitude observed 39 24
Friday 12 Apr, 1805Cape Carbonara, S by WW, 29 leaguesW by N, Variable Moderate and clear.
At 2.50 in 2nd reef of the topsails.
At 5.15 squally. In 3rd reef.
At 6.15 tacked and out 3rd reef of the topsails.
At 12 Victory NEE.
AM
Fresh breezes and cloudy. In topgallant sails.
At 8 fresh breezes and clear. Artificers as before.
At noon ditto weather.
Saturday 13 Apr, 1805Cape Carbonara, WSW, 11 leaguesW by NN, Variable, SW by WW Moderate and clear.
At 1.42 tacked ship. Shifted the fore topsail.
At 2.20 wore ship.
At 5.45 wore. Moderate & clear.
At 12 Victory S by E.
AM
Light airs and clear.
At day light saw the land ahead.
At 6.30 out all reefs & made sail.
past 10 tacked & practised great guns and small arms. Sail makers repairing the fore topsail.
Sunday 14 Apr, 1805Cape Carbonara, NW by WW, 3 leaguesS by W, Variable, SW by S Fresh breezes and clear.
At 2 in 1st reef of the topsails.
At 4.20 tacked & in 2nd reef of the topsails. Cape Carbonara SW, 7 leagues.
At 12 Victory NE by N.
AM
At 2.20 tacked. Out 2nd reef of the topsails & made sail.
At 8.45 hove too & boarded a Niapolitan from Isca to Barcelona.
At 9.20 made sail. Mustered by divisions.
At noon ditto weather.
Monday 15 Apr, 1805Cape Spartivento, West, 4 or 5 leaguesWSW, W by S, SW by W Fresh breezes and cloudy.
At 12.15 tacked. In 2nd reef of the topsails.
At 3.50 tacked. Split the main & mizen topsails. Close reefed the fore topsail & sent down topgallant yards.
At 12 wore ship. Victory E by S.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 3 moderate. Up topgallant yards. Out 3rd reef of the topsails.
At 7.30 bore up to close per signal.
At noon Victory East.
Tuesday 16 Apr, 1805Cape Spartivento, NW by W, 3 leaguesSWW, WSW, West, NW by W, West Moderate breezes and cloudy.
At 1.30 tacked ship.
At 4.30 tacked. Fleet in close order. Ditto weather.
At 9 in 2nd reef of the topsails.
At 12 Victory ESE.
AM
Fresh breezes and clear.
At 3 a hard squall with rain, thunder & lightning. In 3rd reef of the topsails.
At 5.40 wore. Out 3rd reef of the topsails & made sail.
At 6.30 hove too. Boarded a Tuscan brig from Lisbon.
At 9 tacked. Made and shortened sail occasionally. Armourers etc. employed as before.
Wednesday 17 Apr, 1805Tolaro, N by W, 10 leaguesW by N, WNW, Variable Fresh breezes and hazy weather.
past 6 tacked. Boarded a Tuscan ship from Seville bound to Sicilly.
At 7 filled & made sail.
At 10 fresh breezes & squally with lightning.
At 11 hard squalls. In 3rd reef of the topsails.
AM
Moderate & hazy.
past 5 out 3rd reef of the topsails & tacked.
At 11.30 wore & out 2nd reef of the topsails. Sail makers & artificers as before.
Thursday 18 Apr, 1805Tore, N by W, 10 leaguesVariable Fresh breezes and squally with rain. Tacked occasionally. Light breezes and clear.
At 5 hove too & supplied the Moucheron with 6 tons of water.
At 5.32 answered the signal to steer WNW during the night.
At 7.50 in boats and made sail.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 2.45 tacked.
At past 11 fired a shot, brought too and boarded two polacre vessels. Mustered by divisions. Artificers as before.
Friday 19 Apr, 1805Cape Pallos, WS, 134 leaguesVariable, N by W, NNW, NW Light breezes and clear. Boarded a Turkish ship from Cadiz to Constantinople.
At 6 fresh breezes and cloudy.
At 10 in 2nd reef of the topsails.
AM
At 4.15 out 2nd reef of the topsails.
At 10 ditto weather. Shifted the fore sail. Aired bedding & scrubbed hammocks. Artificers as before.
Saturday 20 Apr, 1805Fementara, W by N, 83 leaguesCalm, Variable, North Calm and cloudy. Aired bedding.
At 4 saw the land ENE 16 leagues. Light airs & small rain.
At 12 Victory SW by S.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 2 a light air from the northward. Moderate & clear.
At 8 fleet in close order. Artificers as necessary. Sail makers repairing the mizen topsail. Fresh breezes and cloudy.
At noon Victory SSE.
Sunday 21 Apr, 1805Cape Tenels, SSWW,, 14 leaguesNorth, N by E, Variable, NW by N Moderate and cloudy. Made sail as necessary.
At 7 in 2nd reef of the topsails. Ditto weather.
At 12 Victory SWW.
AM
past 3 squally. In 3rd reef of the topsails.
At 6 out 3rd reef. Saw the lands - bearing SW by W. Squally with rain.
At 8.30 wore ship.
At 11 out 2nd reef of the topsails.
At noon inclining to calm.
DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
Monday 22 Apr, 1805Cape Tenels, SW, 13 leaguesVariable, NNE, NNW, NW, Variable Moderate with rain.
At 2 saw the land bearing SW by S. Moderate and cloudy.
At 6 wore in close order with the fleet. Moderate and clear.
At 12 Victory SE.
AM
Fresh breezes and cloudy.
At 4 victory SSE. Ditto weather.
At 5 in 2nd reef of the topsails. Moderate and cloudy.
At 11 wore. Artificers as before.
At noon ditto weather.
Tuesday 23 Apr, 1805Cape Tenels, SWW, 9 leaguesNW by N, Variable, Calm, Variable Fresh breezes and cloudy weather.
At 6 squally with rain. Moderate and cloudy.
At 8.20 tacked per signal.
At 12 Victory NE by N.
AM
At 2 squally with rain. In 3rd reef of the topsails. Split the fore topmast staysail. Shifted ditto.
At 4 out 3rd reef of the topsails & made sail. Light airs and cloudy.
At day light made all sail.
At noon Victory NNE.
Wednesday 24 Apr, 1805Fomentara, WSW, 45 leaguesVariable Light airs and clear. Employed variously.
At 6 calm. Tryed the current. Found it set SW 1 mile per hour. In 1st reef of the topsails.
At 12 Victory NNE.
AM
Light breezes and clear. In royals & topgallant studding sails.
At 6 fresh breezes and cloudy. Made and shortened sail as necessary. Artificers as before.
Thursday 25 Apr, 1805 West, SW by W, Variable Fresh breezes and cloudy.
At 1 in 2nd reef of the topsails. Moderate and hazy.
At 8 Victory E by N.
At 12 ditto weather.
AM
At 3 in 3rd reef of the fore & mizen topsails. Light breezes and hazy.
At 9.45 tacked. Mustered by divisions. Majorca North 10 or 11 leagues. Fleet in close order.
Friday 26 Apr, 1805Fomentara, NW, 19 leaguesNNW, Variable, NW Fresh breezes and hazy weather.
At 1 wore to get in our station. Out 3rd reef of the fore & mizen topsails.
At 6.25 answered the signal to steer West during the night. Light airs and hazy.
At 11 taken aback.
AM
At 2.30 in 2nd reef of the topsails. Light breezes.
At 6 out 2nd reef of the topsails. Artificers as before. Moderate and clear.
At 12 tacked in close order.
Saturday 27 Apr, 1805 W by S, Variable, WSW, Variable Moderate and clear.
At 2 saw the land NNW.
At 6 tacked. Fleet in close order.
At 7 the East End of Fomentara N by W. Tacked occasionally.
At 12 Victory E by S.
AM
Moderate & cloudy. Made and shortened sail occasionally.
.
At 8.40 tacked. Artificers as before.
At noon Fomentara NE 11 leagues. Fleet in close order.
Sunday 28 Apr, 1805Cape Pallos, SWS, 24 leaguesVariable, East, E by S Light airs & clear.
At 1 tacked. Calm.
At 5 tried the current. Found it set NEE 1 knot per hour.
At 12 a light breeze from the NE. Victory ENE.
AM
Moderate and clear. Made and shortened sail occasionally.
At 6 out all reefs of the topsails & made all sail. Moderate and cloudy. Mustered the ship's company by divisions.
At noon in steering sails and hauled to the wind on the starboard tack. The land NNW.
Monday 29 Apr, 1805Cape De Gatt, WNW, 8 leaguesNE Fresh breezes and clear.
At 12.30 bore up per signal & made sail.
at 5 fresh breezes and squally with rain. In steering sails. Moderate & cloudy.
At 12 Victory NE by E.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 3 out all reefs.
At 6 moderate & clear. Made all sail.
past 6 shortened sail and hove too.
past 7 sent the cutter on board the Ariel. Received a Petty Officer & 10 men belonging to the Victory. Made all sail. Washed cloaths. Lost signal flag No. 5 overboard.
Tuesday 30 Apr, 1805Gibraltar, WSW, 18 leaguesE by N, E by S, Variable Fresh breezes and clear. Made and shortened sail as necessary. Squally with rain.
At 9.30 in 2nd reef of the topsails.
At 12 Victory SSE.
AM
Light breezes & cloudy.
At 5 set all sail. Ditto weather.
At 11 in steering sails & 1st reef of the topsails.
At 11.40 in 2nd reef. Artificers as before.
Wednesday 1 May, 1805Ceuta, West, 16 leaguesWSW, Variable Fresh breezes and cloudy.
At 4.35 in topgallant sails & tacked ship. Light breezes and clear.
At 12 Victory NE by N.
AM
Light airs. Out 2nd reef of the topsails. Tacked occasionally.
At 10 boarded a ship from St Lucar bound to Constantinople. Out 1st reef of the topsails.
At noon joined close order HM Sloop Martin. Artificers as before.
Thursday 2 May, 1805Extremes, from NW to S by E, 7 or 8 leagues off shoreW by N, NW by N, Variable, NW, Calm Light airs and hazy.
At 1 tacked & in 1st reef of the topsails.
At 3 in 2nd reef.
At 7 Apers Hill NW 10 leagues. Fresh breezes and cloudy weather.
At 12 Victory N by W.
AM
At 5 out 2nd reef of the topsails & made sail.
At 8 calm. Out 1 reef of the topsails. Returned & received boatswains stores to and from the Camel.
At 11 light airs and hazy. Set steering sails.
Friday 3 May, 1805Ceuta, NW by W, 9 or 10 leaguesNorth, Variable, NW by W, NW by N Light airs and cloudy.
At 4 the Rock of Gibraltar NNWW. Fleet in close order. Light airs and cloudy.
At 7 hove too.
At 9 filled and made sail.
AM
At 2 ditto weather.
At 4 squally. Lowered the topsails. Strong breezes.
At 4.15 in 2nd reef of the topsails. Fresh breezes.
At 6 split the middle jib and main topsail. Shifted ditto. Artificers as before.
DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
Saturday 4 May, 1805At Anchor in Tetuan BayNW by N, NW by W Moderate and cloudy. Tacked occasionally. Fresh breezes and squally.
At 4 in 3rd reef.
At 11 out ditto.
At 12 tacked. Victory South.
AM
At 6.30 out 2nd reef.
At 10 came to with the small bower in 13 fathoms in Mazari Bay. The East point SES, round tower SW by W. Sent casks on shore for water. The Decade & transport laying here.
Sunday 5 May, 1805At Anchor in Tetuan BayVariable to ENE Fresh breezes. Employed watering. Received 22 pipes, 2 hogsheads of wine from the Albion transport.
AM
Light airs. Compleated our water to 240 tons.
past 11 weighed and made sail. Took the Albion in tow. Fleet in close order. Sail makers repairing the main topsail.
Monday 6 May, 1805Europa Point, NW, 2 or 3 milesVariable, WNW, Variable Light breezes and clear. Tacked ship. Transport in tow.
At 10 fresh breezes & squally. Shortened sail & in 2nd reef of the topsails. Heard the report of 3 guns NNW.
AM
Fresh breezes.
At 5 tacked. Transport in tow.
At 8 moderate & clear. Tacked occasionally.
Tuesday 7 May, 1805Cape St. Vincent, NWN, 26 leaguesEast Light breezes and clear.
At 12.30 came to in Gibraltar Bay in 26 fathoms.
Moored ship. The Mole Head SES. received from the Albion transport $ hogsheads sugar 2006 lbs, 9 hogsheads cocoa 2970 lbs. Returned 9 empty wine pipes. Received from the Daedalus transport 3 chaldron of coals & from the victualling office 15 hogsheads beef 900 double pieces, 8 barrels pork 636 pounds, 3 hogsheads sugar 1574 lbs.
At 5 unmoored.
At 6 weighed. Hoisted the boats in & made sail out of the Bay.
At 12 in steering sails.
AM
Fresh breezes.
At 12.30 in 2nd reef of the topsails.
At 3.30 close reefed ditto. Cape Spartel SSW 4 leagues.
At 6 furled the mainsail.
At noon fresh breezes & cloudy. Fleet in close order.
Wednesday 8 May, 1805Cape St. Vincent, NW by N, 13 leaguesSE, SE by E, Variable Fresh breezes and hazy.
At 1.15 out 3rd reef of the topsails. Made and shortened sail occasionally.
.
At 6 took our station astern of the Canopus. A cask of pork No. 5830 - 52 double pieces. Surveyed it per order and found it short 30 double pieces occasioned by being eat by the rats.
AM
Light airs and hazy. Made all sail to look out NW by N. Light airs & variable.
At 9.15 lost the answering pendant over board. Split the main topgallant sails. Bent another. Artificers as before.
Thursday 9 May, 1805Cape St. Vincent, North, 9 leaguesVariable, NW by N, Variable, NNE Light airs and hazy. Made and shortened sail occasionally.
At 3 taken aback. Carried away the fore topmast steering sail boom. In 2nd reef of the topsails. Tacked occasionally.
AM
Moderate and cloudy.
At 5 saw the land NE. Several strange sail in sight.
At 6.45 hove too.
At 7 filled.
At 10.30 out 2nd reef of the topsails & made sail. Sail Makers repairing the main topgallant sail. Mustered by divisions. Fleet in close order.
Friday 10 May, 1805At Anchor in Lagos BayNW by N Moderate and cloudy.
At 1 made sail a head to take charge of the convoy - consisting of 4 transports.
At past 5 took the Freedom transport in tow.
At 11 came too with the best bower in Lagas Bay in 23 fathoms. Veered a cable. Point Piedad NNEE. Point Bassil N by WW.
AM
Received 32 chaldron of coals from the Freedom, 190 bags of bread from the Mariner, provisions from the Juno. Condemned per survey sundry boatswains stores as per LB.
Saturday 11 May, 1805 NW, Variable Light breezes and variable. Received sundry boatswains stores from the Camel. People employed variously.
AM
Received provisions from the Mariner. Returned staves etc.
At 11 weighed and made sail
At noon Cape St Vincent WSW 5 leagues. Fleet in close order.
Sunday 12 May, 1805East End of Madeira, S 65 W, 122 leaguesNNW, NW by North Fresh breezes and cloudy.
At 3 hove too. Joined close order HM Ships Queen, Dragon & a convoy of transports. Strong breezes and hazy.
At 7 parted close order the Queen, Royal Sovereign, Dragon & convoy. Wore ship & made sail.
At 7.40 handed the mainsail.
At 12 fleet in close order.
AM
Moderate and cloudy.
At 3 out 3rd reef & made sail.
At 9 out 2nd reef of the topsails. Mustered by divisions.
At noon fleet in close order.
Monday 13 May, 1805East End of Madeira, S 65 W, 70 leaguesN by E, NE, ENE Fresh breezes and cloudy.
At 4 fleet in close order. Ditto weather.
At 12 fleet in close order.
AM
Moderate and cloudy.
At 4 Victory WNW.
At 8 ditto weather. Made sail as necessary. Artificers as before. Light breezes and cloudy.
At noon fleet in close order.
Tuesday 14 May, 1805East End of Madeira, S 70 W, 39 leaguesENE, NE by E, Variable Moderate and hazy weather.
At 6 Admiral & fleet in close order. Moderate breezes and hazy weather.
At 12 Victory North.
AM
Moderate and cloudy with rain. Sail makers repairing the mainsail. Artificers repairing the boats.
At noon fresh breezes & cloudy.
Wednesday 15 May, 1805Deserters, NNE, 12 leaguesNNW, NW by N Moderate and clear. Made sail as necessary.
At 5 saw the land bearing WNW.
At 9.30 saw a strange brig to leeward.
At 12 fleet in close order.
AM
Light breezes & clear.
At 8 the Deserters NE 10 or 12 leagues. Washed the lower deck. Artificers & sail makers as before.
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Thursday 16 May, 1805Barbadoes, S 66 W, 840 leaguesNNW, Variable Light breezes and cloudy. Unbent the cable.
At 12 ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
AM
Ditto weather. Made sail occasionally. Mustered by divisions. Fleet in close order.
Friday 17 May, 1805Barbadoes, S 67 W, 803 leaguesENE, E by N Fresh breezes and cloudy with rain.
At 11 fleet in close order.
At 8 moderated and hazy.
At 12 fine weather. Fleet in close order.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 10 moderate and hazy. Scrubbed hammocks. Artificers as before.
At noon ditto weather. In close order with the fleet.
Saturday 18 May, 1805Barbadoes, S 67 W, 777 leaguesE by N, Variable, East Moderate and clear.
At 2 shifted the fore topsails. Made & shortened sail as necessary.
At 12 light airs with small rain. Fleet in close order.
AM
At past 12 departed this life John Gleason/s/.
At past 3 committed his body ao the deep. Light breezes and hazy. Made and shortened sail as necessary. Scrubbed bags. People employed rattling the rigging. Artificers as before.
Sunday 19 May, 1805Barbadoes, S 67 W, 754 leaguesVariable, NE by E, Variable Light airs and cloudy. Made & shortened sail occasionally.
At 10 light airs.
At 12 fleet in close order.
AM
Light airs and variable. Scrubbed blankets.
At 10 ditto weather. Mustered the ship's company by divisions.
At noon fleet in close order.
Monday 20 May, 1805Barbadoes, S 69 W, 707 leaguesNNW, NNE, N by W Moderate and clear. Made sail as necessary.
At 10 - 3 in 2nd reef of the topsails.
At 12 rain. Victory NNW.
AM
Fresh breezes and cloudy. Out 2nd reef and made sail.
At 8 carried away the main topgallant yard. Got another up & set the sail. Punished Jonathan Davis/2/ with 6 lashes for fighting & James Jones/m/ with 24 lashes for drunkeness. Sail makers making boats' awnings. Artificers making a topgallant yard etc.
Tuesday 21 May, 1805Barbadoes, S 70 W, 650 leaguesNorth, NE Moderate and cloudy. Made sail as necessary.
At 6 fresh breezes & cloudy.
At 12 ditto weather.
AM
Ditto weather. Made and shortened sail as necessary. Artificers employed as before.
At noon ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
Wednesday 22 May, 1805Barbadoes, S 71 W, 597 leaguesNNE, ENE, E by N Moderate and clear.
At past 2 shifted the main sail & mizen topsails.
At 12 ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
AM
Moderated and cloudy.
At 4 Victory WNW.
At 8 Ditto weather.
At noon fleet in close order. Artificers as before.
Thursday 23 May, 1805Barbadoes, S 71 W, 541 leaguesNE by E, ENE, NE Moderate and hazy. Made and shortened sail as necessary. Fleet in close order.
At 12 Victory WNW.
AM
Ditto weather. Sail makers employed repairing fore topgallant sails. Artificers as before. Mustered by divisions.
At noon ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
Friday 24 May, 1805Barbadoes, S 72 W, 490 leaguesENE Moderate and clear weather.
At 8 Victory NNW.
At 12 ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
AM
Ditto weather. Rope makers employed making foretacks & sheets. Sail makers etc. as before.
At noon ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
Saturday 25 May, 1805Barbadoes, S 73 W, 445 leaguesE by N, ESE Moderate and clear.
At 8 fleet in close order. Ditto weather.
At 12 fleet in close order.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 7.45 saw a strange sail SW. Made all sail in Chase. Artificers as before.
At noon fleet N by E. Chace SW.
Sunday 26 May, 1805Barbadoes, S 73 W, 413 leaguesEast, Variable At 3 hauled up to take our station.
At 4 in close order with the fleet. Light airs and clear.
At 12 Victory N by W.
AM
At 8 ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
At past 10 mustered by divisions.
At noon light airs and clear in close order with the fleet.
Monday 27 May, 1805Barbadoes, S 74 W, 374 leaguesNNE, NE by E Moderate and clear. Made & shortened sail occasionally.
At 8 Victory & fleet in close order.
At 12 ditto weather.
AM
Light airs and cloudy. Hauled the best bower cable up and cleaned the tier. Artificers as before.
At noon ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
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Tuesday 28 May, 1805Barbadoes, S 75 W, 337 leaguesNE, E by N, ESE Moderate and clear weather. Employed occasionally. Fleet in close order.
AM
Moderate and cloudy. Employed blacking the yards & tarring the rigging. Hauled the small lower cable up and cleaned the tier. Sail makers altering mizen topsail & jib. Artificers as before.
At noon ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
Wednesday 29 May, 1805Barbadoes, S 77 W, 204 leaguesE by N Moderate and clear. Employed blacking & tarring the rigging. Made & shortened sail as necessary. Fleet in close order.
AM
Fresh breezes & cloudy. Employed as above & painting etc.
At noon ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
Thursday 30 May, 1805Barbadoes, S 78 W, 233 leaguesEast, E by S, NE by E Moderate and cloudy. Employed painting the quarter deck.
At 8 Victory WNW.
At 12 ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
AM
Moderate and hazy. Made sail occasionally. Punished Jonathan Baptist Boucher/m/ with 6 lashes & James Jones/m/ with 24 lashes for sleeping on their post, William Brown & Thomas Nead/s/ with 12 lashes each for insolence - John Loller with 36 lashes for uncleanness.
Friday 31 May, 1805Barbadoes, S 76 W, 177 leaguesESE, E by N, ESE Fresh breezes and clear. Admiral & fleet in close order.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 6.35 hove too.
At 7.15 bore up. Fleet in close order. Artificers employed as before. Sail makers making main deck awning etc.
Saturday 1 Jun, 1805Barbadoes, S 76 W, 119 leaguesEast, ESE Fresh breezes and clear. In close order with the fleet.
At 12 Victory W by N.
AM
Ditto weather. Made and shortened sail occasionally. Fleet in close order. Sail makers & artificers as before.
Sunday 2 Jun, 1805 SE, ESE, Variable Moderate and clear. Made sail occasionally. Light breezes and clear.
At 12 ditto weather. In close order with the fleet.
AM
Moderate and cloudy.
At 8 ditto weather. Scrubbed hammocks. Mustered by divisions.
At noon fleet in close order.
Monday 3 Jun, 1805Barbadoes, S 87 W, 36 leaguesEast, ENE Moderate and cloudy. In close order with the fleet.
AM
Ditto weather. Made sail occasionally.
At 6.45 saw two strange sail SW.
At 8 fleet in close order. Artificers as before.
At noon fleet in close order.
Tuesday 4 Jun, 1805 East Moderate and clear. Made and shortened sail as necessary.
At 12 Victory WNW.
AM
Fresh breezes and cloudy.
past 4 saw the land bearing W by S.
At 11 hove too.
At 12 Needham Fort ENE 3 miles.
Wednesday 5 Jun, 1805 East Fresh breezes turning into Carlisle Bay. The Spartiate joined. Fired a royal salute being the anniversary of the King's birthday.
At past 4 came too with the small bower in 19 fathoms. Veered a cable. The Northumberland Rear Admiral Cochrane laying here. When at anchor Pelican Point NW by N. Needham Fort E by S. The church N by EE. Boats employed embarking troops.
AM
Received troops on board.
At past 10 weighed and made sail. Fleet in close order.
At noon Bridge Town NNE, 8 or 9 leagues.
Thursday 6 Jun, 1805 ESE Moderate weather. Cleared for action.
At 5.40 hove too.
At 6.10 filled. Fleet in close order.
AM
At 5.45 out 2nd reef & bore up.
At 8.30 saw the land SW by W. Made sail.
At noon Little Tobago South, 4 leagues. Fleet in close order.
Friday 7 Jun, 1805 ENE, Variable Moderate and cloudy.
At 5.30 hove too.
At 6.30 bore up. Moderate and cloudy with showers of rain.
At 12 filled in close order.
AM
At 4.30 made sail.
At 9 Fort Abercrombie SSE. Got the best bower out abaft and bent to the anchor and springs on the anchors. Hove too.
At noon the entrance of the Grand Bacas SW by S 3 or 4 leagues.
Saturday 8 Jun, 1805 Variable Moderate and cloudy with some rain.
At 4 in close order with the fleet. Running through the Great Bocos.
At 5.40 came too with the small bower in 32 fathoms water, muddy bottom, in the Gulf of Paria. Fleet in close order.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 7 weighed per signal and made sail. Light airs and cloudy. Turning out of the Bocases.
At 10 down boats.
At 10.50 up boats. Made and shortened sail occasionally. The entrance of the Great Bocas SSE 3 leagues.
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Sunday 9 Jun, 1805 Variable, NE, East Calm.
At 1 moderate and hazy.
At 4.45 tacked. Split the mainsail and main topsail. Repaired ditto and set them.
At 12 fleet in close order.
AM
Made and shortened sail as necessary. Mustered by divisions.
At noon Point Saline Grenada SE 3 or 4 miles.
Monday 10 Jun, 1805West End of Mart?, NEN, 18 leaguesEast, ENE Fresh breezes and cloudy. Hove too. Joined close order the Jason & Proselyte.
At 1.30 made sail in close order with the fleet.
AM
Fresh breezes.
At 3.30 split the jib, bent another. Sail makers employed repairing the jib. Artificers as before.
Tuesday 11 Jun, 1805Nevis, NW, 19 leaguesENE, Variable Moderate and clear. Made and shortened sail occasionally.
At 9 in 3rd reef of the topsails.
At 12 fleet in close order.
AM
Fine weather.
At 5.50 out 3rd reef of the fore & mizen topsails.
At 9 out 2nd reef of the topsails & made sail. Artificers as before. Fleet in close order.
Wednesday 12 Jun, 1805 E by N, East, E by N Fresh breezes and hazy. In 2nd reef of the topsails.
At 3.30 hove too.
At 5 filled. In close order with the fleet.
AM
Moderate and hazy.
At day light the land ESE.
At noon St Johns Antigua NE 5 leagues. Artificers as before.
Thursday 13 Jun, 1805At Anchor in St.Johns Roads, AntiguaEast Fresh gales turning to windward.
At 6 got a pilot on board.
At 7.40 came too in St Johns Roads with the small bower in 10 fathoms. Veered a cable. Sandy Island W by S. Ships stern East. Fleet in close order.
AM
Disembarked the troops. Bent the best bower & unbent the sheet cable.
At noon weighed and made sail. Fleet in close order.
Friday 14 Jun, 1805Bermuda, N 12 W, 260 leaguesEast, E by N At 1.40 filled and made sail. Mustered by divisions. Moderate and cloudy.
At 12 ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
AM
Moderate and clear.
At 5.30 out 2nd reef of the topsails. Made and shortened sail as necessary. Artificers as before. Fleet in close order.
Saturday 15 Jun, 1805Bermuda, N 15 W, 210 leaguesE by N, E by S Moderate and clear. In close order with the fleet.
At 12 ditto weather.
AM
Squally.
At 3 in topgallant sails.
At 3.45 set ditto.
At 8 moderate and clear. Fleet in close order. Artificers employed as before.
At noon fleet in close order.
Sunday 16 Jun, 1805Bermuda, N 15 W, 170 leaguesE by N, East Fresh breezes and cloudy. Made and shortened sail occasionally.
At 12 ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
AM
Moderate and clear. Mustered by divisions.
At noon ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
Monday 17 Jun, 1805Corvo, N 59 E, 570 leaguesE by S, SSE, SE Moderate and cloudy. Made sail occasionally.
At 8 Victory NE by E.
At 12 ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
AM
Light breezes and cloudy with rain.
At 6 taken aback. Braced about occasionally. Artificers as before and caulking the waterways.
At 11.30 saw two strange sail NNE.
At noon moderate and cloudy. Fleet in close order.
Tuesday 18 Jun, 1805Corvo, N 60 E, 535 leaguesSE, Variable, South, Variable Moderate and cloudy.
At 5 lowered a boat to save a man fallen over board from the Canopus.
At 5.15 up boat & made sail.
At 12 moderate and cloudy with rain.
AM
Moderate with hard showers of rain.
At 2.30 in 1st reef of the topsails. Artificers as before.
At noon ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
Wednesday 19 Jun, 1805Corvo, N 62 E, 497 leaguesSE, Variable, S by E Moderate and cloudy. Loosed small sails to dry.
At 1.30 out 1 reef of the topsails. Squally with rain.
At 8.30 in 1 reef of the main topsail.
At 11 in 1 reef of the fore & mizen topsails.
AM
At 1 in 2nd reef of the fore topsail.
At 2.30 in 2nd reef of the main ditto.
At 6 light breezes and clear. Out reefs. Moderate and cloudy.
At 9.30 hove too. Sent a boat on board the Victory.
At 10.30 up boat.
At 11.30 filled and made sail. Artificers employed as before.
Thursday 20 Jun, 1805Corvo, N 59 E, 457 leaguesSSE, WSW, West Moderate and cloudy with heavy showers of rain.
At 6.30 in 1 reef of the topsails.
At 12 ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
AM
Light airs and clear.
At 6 out 1 reef of the topsails in close order with the fleet. Loosed small sails to dry. Mustered by divisions.
At 11 altered the course to E by N per signal. Artificers as before.
DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
Friday 21 Jun, 1805Corvo, N 60 E, 428 leaguesSSW, Variable Moderate and cloudy. Shifted the fore & main topsails.
At 12 squally with rain.
AM
Fresh breezes and cloudy weather. Shortened sail. Received 109 yards of canvas from the Canopus. Scrubbed bags. Sail makers repairing fore & main sails. Artificers as before.
At noon fleet in close order.
Saturday 22 Jun, 1805Corvo, N 60 E, 402 leaguesWSW, Variable, NE Moderate and cloudy. Hove too to hoist the boat up & made sail.
past 1 squally with rain. Shortened sail & took in 1st reef of the topsails. Received 212 yds canvas from the Victory & 156 yds from the Conqueror.
At 12 Victory South East.
AM
Light airs inclinable to calm. Tacked occasionally. Sail makers & artificers as before.
Sunday 23 Jun, 1805Corvo, N 61 E, 392 leaguesNE, Variable, E by S Moderate and clear. Made sail as necessary. Shifted the fore topsail. Light airs and variable.
At 7.20 up boat.
At 12 Victory E by N.
AM
Fresh breezes and rain.
At 5.45 wore ship.
At 6 in 1 reef of the topsails.
At 10 in 2nd reef of the fore & mizen topsails. Mustered by divisions.
At noon fleet in close order.
Monday 24 Jun, 1805Corvo, N 65 E, 382 leaguesENE, NE by E Fresh breezes and hazy with rain.
At 5 in 2nd reef of the main topsail.
At 12 ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
AM
Light airs inclinable to calm.
At 5.35 tacked.
At 6.35 wore.
At 7.50 out all reefs of the topsails.
At 10 calm.
At 11 light airs & cloudy. Sail makers repairing main topsail.
At noon fleet in close order.
Tuesday 25 Jun, 1805Corvo, N 67 E, 347 leaguesWest, NW Light airs and cloudy. Made and shortened sail as necessary. Received 5 boys from HMS Spartiate. Fresh breezes & cloudy.
At 9 in 1st reef of the topsails.
At 12 Victory NE.
AM
Ditto weather. Made and shortened sail occasionally. Sail makers as before. Punished Henry Heallom/m/ with 24 lashes & William Trotman/m/ with 12 lashes for insolence.
At noon fleet in close order.
Wednesday 26 Jun, 1805Corva, N 68 E, 302 leaguesNW, NW Fresh breezes and cloudy.
At 12.50 hove too and in 2nd reef of the topsails. Received 3 bullocks from HMS Amphion weight 1081 lbs.
At 12 fleet in close order.
AM
Fresh breezes and clear.
At 6 answered the signal to alter course to E by N. Sail makers & artificers as before.
At noon ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
Thursday 27 Jun, 1805Western Islands, St. Marys, N 83 E, 322 leaguesWNW, WSW Fresh breezes and clear. Let out the 1st reef of the fore & mizen topsails. Shifted the main topgallant sail. Made and shortened sail occasionally.
At 12 Victory SE by S.
AM
At 2.36 made sail. Fresh breezes and clear. Scrubbed hammocks.
At 10 split the fore topsail. Shifted ditto. Mustered by divisions.
At noon fleet in close order.
Friday 28 Jun, 1805St. Marys, N 84 E, 259 leaguesSSW, South, SSW Fresh breezes and clear weather.
At 1.30 shifted the main topsail.
At 4.40 shifted the fore topsail.
At 8 hove too.
At 8.30 filled and made sail with the fleet.
AM
Ditto weather. Out 2nd reef of the mizen topsail. Sail makers employed making new hammock cloths. Artificers as before.
Saturday 29 Jun, 1805St.Marys, N 84 E, 209 leaguesS by W, SW by S Moderate and hazy. Made sail as necessary.
At 6 Amazon in chace.
At 12 ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
AM
Moderate and clear.
At 6 out 1 reef of the topsails. Observed the Amazon with a small fellucca. in tow. Exercised great guns & small arms per signal. Punished Prymus Hutchinson with 24 lashes for insolence, Angus McDonald with 12 lashes for ditto, Michael Nash with 6 lashses for uncleanliness, Jonathon Loller with 36 lashes for disobedience of orders.
Sunday 30 Jun, 1805Flores, N 54 E, 113 leaguesS by W, Variable, South Light breezes and clear. Made and shortened sail occasionally. Fleet in close order.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 6 shortened sail and hove too. Light airs and clear. Filled and made sail. Mustered the ship's company by divisions.
At noon saw a strange sail S by W.
Monday 1 Jul, 1805Flores, N 35 East, 88 leaguesSSE, Variable, SE Moderate and clear. Made and shortened sail as necessary.
At 12 light airs & clear. Victory ESE.
AM
Ditto weather. Amazon in chace of a ship in the SW. Sail makers & artificers as before.
At noon fleet in close order.
Tuesday 2 Jul, 1805Flores, N 48 E, 67 leaguesSE by E, Variable Moderate and clear.
At 9.45 shortened sail & hove too to pick up a man that was overboard from the Canopus but could not find him. Up boat & made sail.
AM
Light variable airs. A strange sail in the NNW. Sail makers & artificers as before. Fleet in close order.
DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
Wednesday 3 Jul, 1805St.Marys, S 87 E, 118 leaguesSSW, SW, WNW Light breezes and clear.
At 6.30 hove too boarded a ship from New York to Madras. Up boat and made sail.
At 12 ditto weather.
AM
At 2 up main sail. Ditto weather. Scrubbed bags. Sail makers and artificers as before.
At noon moderate and clear. Amphion in chase of a schooner East.
Thursday 4 Jul, 1805St.Marys, N 87 E, 79 leaguesSW, NE Moderate and clear weather. Made and shortened sail as necessary. Clewed up the fore topsail to repair.
At 11 taken aback. Made sail on the starboard tack.
At 12 Victory SE.
AM
Moderate and hazy. Sail makers & artificers as before. Mustered by divisions. Punished Thomas Sullivan/s/ with 24 lashes for drunkeness, Jonathon Clark with 12 for ditto, James Cook with 7 for insolence & Michael Quinlan with 12 for uncleanliness.
Friday 5 Jul, 1805St.Marys, S 85 E, 65 leaguesNE, Variable, E by SS, Variable Moderate and cloudy. Made sail as necessary.
At 11 wore ship.
At 11.50 in 1 reef of the fore and mizen topsails.
AM
Moderate and clear.
At 5.30 out 1 reef of the fore topsail. Sail makers altering a main topsail. Artificers as before.
At 11.30 tacked ship.
At noon fleet in close order.
Saturday 6 Jul, 1805St.Marys, East, 52 leaguesVariable Light breezes and cloudy. Employed filling salt water.
At 7.40 tacked.
At 12 fleet in close order.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 4.15 tacked.
At8 fleet in close order. Punished Timothy Mahoney with 48 lashes, Thomas Taylor with 12, John Taylor with 12, Phillip Neal with 24 & John Kean with 12 lashes for fighting & Antonio Cassado/m/ with 12 lashes for neglect of duty. Sail makers & artificers as before.
Sunday 7 Jul, 1805St.Marys, S 75 E, 41 leaguesE by N, Variable, E by S, Variable Light airs.
At 12.30 made all sail to close the Victory per signal.
At 4 down boat & sent ditto to the Victory. Moderate and cloudy.
At 11.20 tacked per signal.
At 12 Victory SE.
AM
Light breezes and cloudy. Received from the Superb 2 pipes of wine containing 252 gallons & 3 pipes & 1 puncheon of brandy containing 455 gallons. Ditto weather.
At 5.10 saw the land N by EE. Mustered the ship's company.
At noon ditto weather.
Monday 8 Jul, 1805St.Marys, S 59 E, 30 leaguesSE, Variable, West Light airs and cloudy. Made sail occasionally. Received 80 yards of old canvas from the Canopus. Supplied the Spencer with a mizen topsail, fore & main topgallant sails.
At 12 ditto weather.
AM
Light airs and cloudy.
At 5 Pico Island NNWW.
At 11 set steering sails.
At noon ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
Tuesday 9 Jul, 1805NE part of St.Miguel's, SW, 7 leagues per compassVariable, N by W, Variable Light airs and clear. Made and shortened sail occasionally.
At 12 ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
AM
At 3 in steering sails. Sail makers enlarging the gallant topsail. Artificers as before.
At noon light airs & clear. Fleet in close order.
Wednesday 10 Jul, 1805Cape St.Vincent, S 85 E, 224 leaguesNorth, Variable Light airs and hazy. In close order with the fleet.
At 4 the east point of St Michaels SWS 8 or 9 leagues.
At 12 Victory SE.
AM
Moderate and cloudy with rain. Sail makers & artificers as before. Fresh breezes & small rain.
At 11 light airs. Fleet in close order.
Thursday 11 Jul, 1805Cape St.Vincent, East, 197 leaguesNE by E, Variable, ENE Light airs and rain.
At 3 split the the jib. Fresh breezes and hazy.
At 7-3 in 1 reef of the topsails. Fresh breezes and squally.
At 12 in 2nd reef of the topsails.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 4 split the main top gallant sail, bent another. Sail makers employed repairing the jib & topgallant sail. Artificers as before.
At noon squally with rain. Fleet in close order.
Friday 12 Jul, 1805Cape St.Vincent, N 84 E, 135 leaguesNE by E, Variable, NE Fresh breezes and squally. Made and shortened sail as necessary.
At 7.40 in 3rd reef of the topsails. Split the fore topsail. Shifted ditto.
At 12 ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
AM
At 4.35 out 3 reef of the topsails.
At 5.20 down topgallant yards & in 3rd reef of the fore & mizen topsails.
At 9.30 up topgallant yards. Sail makers repaiting fore topsail. Fresh breezes and cloudy.
At 11 wore ship. Fleet in close order.
Saturday 13 Jul, 1805Cape St.Vincent, N 84 E, 135 leaguesNE, North Fresh breezes and cloudy. Out 3rd reef of the fore & mizen topsails.
At 12 squally with rain. Victory NE.
AM
Fresh breezes with rain. Punished John German/s/ with 24 lashes, Thomas Sullivan/2/, William Lawson & John Tucker with 12 lashes each for drunkeness. Sail makers and artificers as before. Fleet in close order.
Sunday 14 Jul, 1805Cape St.Vincent, N 84 E, 88 leaguesNorth Moderate and cloudy. Made sail occasionally. Pumped of 6 legars in the ground tier /main hatchway/ and filled them with salt water.
At 12 ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
AM
Fresh breezes & squally.
At 6 split the main topsail, unbent it and bent another. Mustered cloaths by divisions. Made sail as necessary. Fleet in close order.
DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
Monday 15 Jul, 1805Cape St.Vincent, N 83 E, 49 leaguesNorth, Variable Moderate and cloudy. Made and shortened sail occasionally.
At 7 out 2nd reef of the fore & mizen topsails.
At 12 ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 5.30 out 1 reef of the topsails and made sail. Punished William Strong with 36 lashes for drunkeness. Artificers employed as before.
At noon light airs and clear. Fleet in close order.
Tuesday 16 Jul, 1805Cape St.Vincent, N 83 E, 32 leaguesNNW, North Moderate and clear weather.
At 8 light airs inclinable to calm.
At 12 Victory NE by N.
AM
Light airs and clear. Pumped 6 leagers of in the hold and filled them with salt water. Punished Jonathon Murray with 24 lashes for theft. Moderate and clear.
At 11 a man fell overboard, lowered a boat and picked him up & made sail.
Wednesday 17 Jul, 1805Cape St.Vincent, ENE, 6 leagues ?NNW, W by N, Variable Moderate and clear.
At 1.30 made sail in chase.
At past 4 hove too & boarded an American schooner from Lisbon to the Isle of May.
past 5 made sail.
At 12 ditto weather.
AM
Moderate and cloudy.
At 6 made sail in chase per signal.
At 9.30 spoke a swedish brig from St Marys to St Lucar with corn 15 days out.
At noon fleet in close order.
Thursday 18 Jul, 1805Cape Trafalgar, E by N, 10 leaguesNW by N, NW, N by W Light breezes and clear. Made and shortened sail occasionally.
At 12 ditto weather.
AM
Light breezes; and clear.
At past 10 mustered the ship's company by divisions. Artificers as before. Several strange sail in sight.
At noon the land ESE.
Friday 19 Jul, 1805Moored in Gibralter BayNW, WNW Light breezes and clear.
At 3 joined close order HMS Colossus. Hove too.
At 5.30 parted company HMS Colossus.
At 7 shifted the main topgallant yard.
At 11 hove too on the larboard tack per signal.
AM
At 3.30 bore up per signal.
At 3.50 out all reefs.
At 8 standing into Gibralter Bay.
At 10 anchored in Gibralter Bay in 25 fathoms. Mole Head NE by N. Rosea Point S by E.
Saturday 20 Jul, 1805Moored in Gibralter BayVariable Moderate and fair weather. Employed starting salt water, receiving gunners, boatswains & carpenters stores, wine & provisions. Arrived HMS Martin.
AM
Sent a lieutenant with a party of men to the dock yard. Returned warrant officers' stores to the dock yard. Received stores in lieu. Received water per launch. Sailed HM Ship Amazon.
Sunday 21 Jul, 1805Moored in Gibralter BayS by E, Variable Light airs and fair weather. Received provisions & stores from the dockyard.
At 4 moored ship. Mole Head NE by E. Rosea Bay Point S by EE.
AM
Ditto weather. Sailed HM Ship Decade. Received provisions, water etc. Returned empty casks. Received coals & slops.
Monday 22 Jul, 1805 NW Fair weather. Sent a lieutenant & 50 men to the dock yard.
AM
Unmoored ship & hove short on the best bower. Sent a party of men to the dock yard. Hazy inclinable to calm.
At 9 people returned. Weighed and made sail in close order with the fleet.
At 11 squally. In 2nd reef of the topsails.
At noon Ceuta point WSW, 5 or 6 miles.
Tuesday 23 Jul, 1805 Variable Made & shortened sail occasionally.
At 8 anchored with the small bower in 11 fathoms. Veered to a cable in Fetuan Bay. In close order with the fleet. The Tower W by S. The East point SSE.
AM
Employed watering and setting up the rigging.
Wednesday 24 Jul, 1805 Variable Light airs and fine weather. Employed watering etc.
AM
Received 16 bullocks. Compleated the water to 225 tons.
past 11 weighed and made sail. Fleet in close order.
Thursday 25 Jul, 1805 East, SE, Variable Light breezes and clear. Employed stowing the anchors etc.
At 6 bore up and took our station, standing out of Fetuan.
At 9 Ceula N by W, 5 or 6 miles. Came on a thick fog. Lost sight of the fleet.
AM
Moderate and a thick fog. Heard the report of 3 guns South.
At 5 the batteries fired several shot at us.
At 11 more clear. Fleet in close order. Killed three bullocks. Washed the lower deck.
At noon Cape Trafalgar N by E. Cape Spartel WSW.
Friday 26 Jul, 1805Cape St Marys, NW, 21 leaguesEast, Calm, W by NS 67 WFresh breezes & clear. Took our station.
At 5.32 Cadiz ENE, 5 or 6 leagues.
At 5.55 lowered the topsails & hove too. Fresh breezes.
At 7 in 1st reef of the topsails.
At 7.15 filled and made sail. Light airs inclinable to calm. Trimmed sails occasionally.
AM
Moderate and cloudy.
At 6.15 tacked.
At 7.15 made sail in chace per signal.
At 9 borded an American schooner from Philadelphia bound to Smyrna. Made sail. Tacked in chace.
past 11 hove too & boarded a Swedish ship from Guernsey bound to Barcelona.
Latitude observed 36 13 N
DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
Saturday 27 Jul, 1805 NW, Variable, SW Moderate and clear.
At 12.50 up boat & made sail.
At 8 saw the land NW.
At 8.40 sounded in 26 fathoms.
At 12 Victory SW by WW.
AM
At 2 light airs.
At 4 in close order with the fleet.
At 6 light airs inclinable to calm. Land from NWN to NNE. Killed 5 bullocks. Light breezes & clear.
At noon Cape St Marys N by W, 5 leagues.
Latitude observed 36 54 N
Sunday 28 Jul, 1805Cape St Vincent, ENEE, 15 leaguesWSW, North, N by ES 80 WLight Breezes clear weather. Made and shortened sail as necessary.
At 5 tacked ship. In 1st reef of the topsails.
At 11 in topgallant sails.
AM
At 2 in 2nd reef of the topsails.
At 6 in 3rd reef of the topsails. Down topgallant yards & struck topgallant masts.
Mustered by divisions & served slops.
Latitude observed 36 44 N
Monday 29 Jul, 1805Cape St Marys, West, 205 leaguesN by EN 88 WFresh breezes and hazy.
At 10, 17 inches water in the ship. Employed pumping the ship out.
At 11 moderate.
At 12 Victory N by W.
AM
At 4 up topgallant masts.
At 5 moderate & cloudy. Up topgallant yards. Moderate & clear.
At 11 clewed up the fore topsail to repair. Punished Iver McFarlane/m/ & Richard Wallington with 24 lashes each for neglect of duty, John Tucker with 12 lashes for drunkeness & Alexander McKellar with 12 lashes for quarrelling.
Fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 36 48 N
Tuesday 30 Jul, 1805Cape St Marys, West, 172 leaguesNE, N by EE, VariableS 88 WModerate & cloudy. In close order with the fleet. Made and shortened sail occasionally.
AM
Ditto weather. Employed as necessary. Saw a strange sail SW. Sail makers employed fitting fore & mizen topsails. Artificers as before.
past 11 tacked.
At noon Spencer in chace.
Latitude observed 36 45 N
Wednesday 31 Jul, 1805Cape Clear, N 15 E, 276 leaguesNNW, NWW, NE by EN 23 WFresh breezes & cloudy with rain.
At 9.15 taken aback.
At 10 squally. In 3rd reef of the fore and mizen topsails and 2nd ditto of the main topsail.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 1 wore per signal.
Set the mainsail & jib to get in our station.
past 7 moderate & cloudy. Out 3rd reef of the fore & mizen topsails.
At 9.30 up topgallant yards & made sail in chace per signal.
Employed pointing main topsail. Out 2 reef of the topsails. Split the maintopsail. In 2nd reef of ditto. Artificers making a jib boom.
At 12 the chace N by W.
Latitude observed 37 55 N
Thursday 1 Aug, 1805Cape Clear, N 18 E, 267 leaguesNE, Variable, NorthN 11 WLight breezes and cloudy. Out 2nd reef of the main topsaill. Tacked ship. Set royals.
At past 4 tacked to join the fleet.
At 11 taken aback. Trimmed on the starboard tack again.
AM
Fresh breezes and thick weather.
At 6 out 1 reef. Took our station.
At 7 taken aback. Saw a strange sail East. Sail makers fitting a new main sail & mizen topsail. Mustered by divisions. Punished Jonathon Jordan/m/ with 24 lashes for quarrelling.
At noon moderate breezes & cloudy. Fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 38 25 N
Friday 2 Aug, 1805Cape Clear, N 17 E, 257 leaguesNorth, Variable, NorthN 53 ELight breezes and cloudy with rain.
At 5.15 in 1st reef of the topsails.
At 12 ditto weather.
AM
Moderate and cloudy. 2 strange sail in sight to leeward. Tacked ship. Carried away the starboard main topsail sheet, bent it again. Set the royals. Light breezes & hazy. Artificers as before and caulking the lower deck.
At noon ditto weather.
Fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 38 59 N
Saturday 3 Aug, 1805Cape Clear, N 21 E, 263 leaguesNorth, N by EWestLight breezes and hazy weather. In close order with the fleet. Victory NE.
AM
At 4 Victory North. Killed one bullock 363 lbs. Squared the ends of the rigging. Sail makers making a jib. Artificers as before.
At noon ditto weather. Employed occasionally.
Latitude observed 38 59 N
Sunday 4 Aug, 1805Cape Clear, N 23 E, 262 leaguesN by E, North, NW by WN 67 WModerate and clear. Saw a sail NW. Made & shortened sail occasionally. Fleet in close order. Killed one bullock.
At 12 light airs inclinable to calm.
AM
Light airs & clear.
At 6 tacked.
At 8 out one reef of the topsails.
At 10 set the fore topmast steering sail. Mustered by divisions.
At 12 Victory N by W.
Latitude observed 39 13 N
Monday 5 Aug, 1805Cape Clear, N 21 E, 237 leaguesNW, Variable, NNWN 29 EModerate and clear.
At 7 set topgallant steering sails. Fresh breezes & cloudy.
At 11 in studding sails & royals.
At 12 fleet in close order.
AM
Light breezes & cloudy with a heavy swell from NW. Made & shortened sail occasionally to keep our station. Light airs and cloudy. Punished Thomas Gill with 12 lashes for drunkeness and James Powers/m/ with 24 for sleeping on his post. Artificers as before.
Latitude observed 40 17 N
Tuesday 6 Aug, 1805Cape Clear, N 25 E, 233 leaguesVariable, N by E, N by EN 63 WLight airs inclinable to calm & a heavy sea. Sent a boat on board the Victory.
past 5 up boat. Filled & made sail. Light airs and clear.
At 9 in 1 reef of the topsails.
AM
Light breezes & clear. Made & shortened sail occasionally. Employed as necessary. Sail makers middle seaming a spanker.
At noon fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 40 42 N
Wednesday 7 Aug, 1805Cape Clear, N 28 E, 230 leaguesENE, NE, VariableN 45 WModerate and clear. Fleet in close order.
At 10 light airs inclining to calm. Split the main topgallant sail. Clewed it up to repair.
AM
Light airs and cloudy. Set the mainsail & royals.
At 9 light airs and variable. Out 1 reef of the topsails. Set studding sails. Lowered a boat down.
At 11 calm. Hauled down the studding sails and courses up fleet in company.
Latitude observed 41 05 N
DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
Thursday 8 Aug, 1805Cape Clear, N 29 E, 211 leaguesVariable, SW, WSWN 7 ECalm and clear.
At 2 shifted the main topsail yard, the other being sprung.
At 6 light airs inclining to calm. Hoisted the boat up.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 3 in steering sails.
At 8 made sail in our station.
At 10 moderate and clear. Mustered the ships company by divisions. Artificers as before. Fleet in company.
Latitude observed 42 02 N
Friday 9 Aug, 1805Cape Clear, N 33 E, 172 leaguesSW by S, WSW, SWN 12 EModerate breezes and cloudy. In close order with the fleet.
At 12 set topgallant studding sails.
AM
Light breezes & hazy. White washed the lower deck. Artificers as before. Light breezes & hazy. Employed as necessary.
Latitude observed 44 04 N
Saturday 10 Aug, 1805Cape Clear, N 34 E, 153 leaguesWNW, VariableN 22 EModerate and cloudy. Made and shortened sail as necessary.
At 12 light airs & hazy. Fleet in company.
AM
Light airs & foggy. Set studding sails & mainsail.
At 6.30 in studding sails. Lowered a boat down. Artificers as before.
Latitude observed 44 59 N
Sunday 11 Aug, 1805Cape Clear, N 36 E, 136 leaguesNW, Variable, SW by WN 20 ELight airs inclinable to calm. Employed as necessary.
At 12 calm. Fleet in close order.
AM
Light breezes & fine clear weather. Made and shortened sail as necessary. Mustered the ship's company by divisions. Fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 45 46 N
Monday 12 Aug, 1805Cape Clear, N 36 E, 88 leaguesSSW, NNW, N by WN 36 EFresh breezes & cloudy with rain. Made and shortened sail as necessary.
At 7 in 1st reef of the topsails & shortened sail.
At 9 in topgallant sails & 2nd reef of the topsails. Artificers as before. Sail makers altering a mainsail to the establishment.
At 12 set topgallant sails. Fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 47 43 N
Tuesday 13 Aug, 1805Scilly, E by NN, 57 leagues, Ushant, ES, 81 leaguesNW by W, NW, WestN 51 EFresh breezes and cloudy. Made sail occasionally.
past 5 hove too.
At 6 filled. Joined close order HMS Niobe.
At 5 - 6 bore up per signal.
At 12 ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
AM
Squally with rain.
At 5.50 out 1 reef of the topsails. Scrubbed hammocks. Punished John Denny and John Sherky with 24 lashes for drunkeness, John Clarke with 12 for ditto and Edward Murray with 6 lashes for ditto.
At noon fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 49 08 N
Wednesday 14 Aug, 1805Scilly, NEE, 24 leagues, Ushant, ESEE, 45 leagues, Lizard, ENE, 43 lNW, North, NWS 89 ELight breezes and clear. Made and shortened sail as necessary. Fleet in close order.
AM
Moderate and cloudy.
At 7 three strange sail in sight. Scrubbed bags. Artificers as before.
At noon ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 49 06 N
Thursday 15 Aug, 1805Ushant, E by S, 7 leaguesNorthS 75 EModerate breezes & hazy weather. Found the main topsail sprung, sent it down and another up. Fresh breezes.
At 12 Victory S by E.
AM
Light breezes & cloudy.
past 6 boarded a Swede from Stockholm to Aporto. Made sail. Altered the course to ESE per signal. Several strange ships in sight. Employed repairing the ratlines. Mustered by divisions.
At noon Victory S by E.
Latitude observed 48 36 N
Friday 16 Aug, 1805 N by E, NW by N, Variable Moderate and cloudy.
At 4 the channel fleet SE by EE, 3 or 4 leagues. Fine weather.
At 7 hove too.
past filled. In close order with the channel fleet. Parted close order HM Ships Victory & Superb.
At 8.15 in 1 reef of the topsails.
AM
At 4 in close order with the channel fleet.
At 4.20 wore per signal from the Ville de Paris. Caulkers caulking the lower deck.
At noon Ushant South, 6 leagues. Fleet in close order.
Saturday 17 Aug, 1805 Variable Light breezes and hazy with rain. In 2nd reef of the topsails.
At 5 wore ship.
At 6 Ushant S by W, 5 or 6 leagues.
At 12 calm. Fleet in close order.
AM
At 7.30 out 2nd reef of the top sails.
At 10 out 1 reef. Artificers as before.
At noon Ushant SSW, 10 leagues. Fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 49 00 N
Sunday 18 Aug, 1805 NNW, Variable Light breezes & clear weather.
At 1.30 wore per signal.
At 2 in 1 reef of the topsails.
At 3.45 filled and made sail. In close order with the fleet under the command of Sir Robert Calder. Moderate and clear.
At 12 Prince of Wales SW by W.
AM
Light breezes with rain.
past 7 tacked ship. Mustered by divisions.
At 11.45 tacked in close order & set the mainsail.
At noon Ushant S by W, 8 or 9 leagues. Channel fleet insight to leeward.
Latitude observed 48 55 N
Monday 19 Aug, 1805Cape Prior, S by WW, 92 leaguesWest, Variable, NorthS 67 WModerate and cloudy with rain.
At 7 in 2nd reef of the topsails.
At 9.30 wore.
At 10.40 in 3rd reef of the topsails. Fleet in close order.
AM
Fresh breezes & cloudy.
At 5 altered the course to WSW.
At 7.30 to SW per signal.
At 9 unbent the fore & main topgallant sails to repair. Punished William Pepper & James Dunn with 6 lashes for drunkeness each, Richard Morgan with 24 lashes for ditto & John Murray with 12 lashes for neglect of duty.
At 11.30 out 3rd reef of the topsails. Fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 48 09 N
DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
Tuesday 20 Aug, 1805Cape Prior, S by WW, 50 leaguesNNW, NorthS 14 WFresh breezes & cloudy.
At 9.40 fell over board. Thomas Forster/m/ hove too but could not save him.
At 10 made sail. Fleet in close order.
AM
Fresh breezes & clear. Scrubbed hammocks.
At 6 hove too. Artificers as before.
At 12 bore up with the fleet.
Latitude observed 46 00 N
Wednesday 21 Aug, 1805Cape Belim, SW by S, 18 leaguesNorth, Variable, NES 27 WFresh breezes & cloudy. Made and shortened sail as necessary.
At 1.45 out all reefs of the topsails. Ditto weather.
At 12 Prince of Wales WNW.
AM
Moderate and cloudy with rain.
past 6 saw the land South. Several strange insight. Sold the effects of Thomas Forster/m/ deceased. Artificers as before.
At noon shortened sail. Cape Ortegal SE, 12 leagues.
Latitude observed 43 59 N
Thursday 22 Aug, 1805 NE by E Moderate and cloudy with small rain. Made and shortened sail occasionally.
At 4.40 down boat. Hove too. Cleared for action.
At 7 made sail.
At 12 ditto weather.
AM
Fresh breezes. Hauled to the SE and by S. Set the main sail. Artificers as before.
At 11 hove too.
At noon Bayona Island S, by E 4 leagues. Fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 42 27 N
Friday 23 Aug, 1805Burling, SE by S, 24 leaguesNNE, NESSWWModerate and hazy. Shifted the main topsail & fore sail. Made sail in close order with the fleet.
At 6.20 hove too.
At 7 filled & bore up.
AM
Fresh breezes & cloudy.
At 5.30 saw the land from the mast head SE.
At 7 bore up and took our station to leeward. Filled 10 tons of salt water in the fore hold. Aired bedding.
At noon out 1 reef of the topsails.
Latitude observed 40 24 N
Saturday 24 Aug, 1805 ENE, SE, Variable Fresh breezes and clear. In close order with the fleet.
At 12 Prince of Wales SSE.
AM
At 3.30 taken aback. Light airs and hazy.
At 5.20 saw the land E by SS, 11 or 12 leagues. Sail makers repairing main topsail. Artificers as before. Light airs and hazy.
At 12 Cape Roxant East, 12 or 13 leagues.
Latitude observed 38 28 N
Sunday 25 Aug, 1805Cape St Vincent, SEE, 17 leaguesNNE, Variable, E by NS 23 ELight breezes & cloudy. Fleet in close order.
At 8 Prince of Wales SE by E.
At 12 ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
AM
Light airs & hazy weather.
At 7 hove too to take our station.
At 9.30 filled, bore up & made sail. Mustered by divisions.
At noon fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 37 35 N
Monday 26 Aug, 1805Cape St Vincent, ENE, 9 leaguesNE, Calm, SE by ESSELight breezes & hazy. Made & shortened sail as necessary.
At 6.30 saw the land SEE.
Between 6.55 and 7.15 heard the report of several guns in the SE quarter.
At 9 two guns from the Prince of Wales.
At 10 calm.
AM
Calm and clear.
At 3 a light air from the ENE. Fresh breezes.
At 9.30 shortened sail.
past 10 shifted the fore topsail. In 2nd reef of the topsails. Artificers as before.
At noon fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 36 55 N
Tuesday 27 Aug, 1805Cape Trafalgar, EN, 45 leaguesVariable, EastSouthFresh breezes and cloudy.
At 12.10 in 2nd reef of the topsails.
At 1.48 tacked. Out 3rd reef of the topsails.
At 8 shortened sail. Fleet in close order. Light breezes and cloudy.
At 8.15 a man fell overboard. Lowered a boat and saved him.
At 8.30 up boat. Lost the boat's cover.
AM
Ditto weather. Fleet in close order. Several strange sail in sight. Sail makers repairing a fore topsail. Artificers as before.
Latitude observed 36 26 N
Wednesday 28 Aug, 1805 E by S, East Moderate and cloudy.
At 1.20 tacked ship. Made sail as necessary. Shifted the fore topsail. Light breezes.
At 6.10 tacked.
At 12 ditto weather.
AM
Light breezes and cloudy. In topgallant sails. Taken aback. Came around on the starboard tack.
At 7.30 tacked. Set the royals.
At 8.40 shifted the main topsail. Sail makers employed repairing the fore sail. Artificers as before and caulking the lower deck.
At noon the high land above Cape St Marys NEN, 10 leagues.
Latitude observed 36 27 N
Thursday 29 Aug, 1805Cape Trafalgar, EN, 25 leaguesE by N, E by S, VariableS 47 EModerate and hazy weather. Fleet in close order.
At 10 in 2nd reef of the topsails.
At 12 Prince of Wales E by S.
AM
At 12.10 set topgallant sails.
At 6 out 2nd reef of the topsails & tacked ship.
At 7 departed this life John Leech/s/.
At past 10 tacked. Committed the body of the deceased to the deep. Mustered by divisions.
At noon light airs and hazy. Several strange sail insight. Fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 36 01 N
Friday 30 Aug, 1805Cadiz, ENE, 10 leaguesENE, Variable, N by EN 66 ELight breezes and hazy weather. Made and shortened sail as necessary.
At 8 Prince of Wales NNE. Moderate and cloudy.
At 11.30 inclinable to calm.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 2.30 wore ship.
At 6 in topgallant sails and 2nd reef of the topsails.
At 8 hove to.
At 9 bore up in close order to join Admiral Collingwood's squadron.
At 9.40 hove too. Sold the effects of John Leech (deceased). Artificers as before.
Latitude observed 36 19 N
Saturday 31 Aug, 1805 SSE, Variable Moderate and hazy.
At 2 filled and made sail. Observed the Hydra take a ship down to the Admiral.
At 4 in close order with the Canopus. Admiral Collingwood's fleet in sight.
At 7 bore up and made sail.
At 12 squadron in close order.
AM
Light airs inclinable to calm. Sounded in 67 fathoms.
At 6 out all reefs. Washed the lower deck. Scrubbed hammocks.
At noon Cadiz ESE, 4 or 5 leagues.
Latitude observed 36 31 N
DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
Sunday 1 Sep, 1805 Calm, N by W, Variable Light breezes & hazy.
At 3.20 made all sail in chace NNW.
At 5.10 fired a musquet & brought to the chace a Danish ship from Nantz to Algesiras. In 2nd reef of the topsails. No soundings in 70 fathoms.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 8.40 tacked. Split the jib. Bent another. Standing of and on Cadiz Harbour the enemy's ships at anchor.
At noon Cadiz ESE, 4 leagues.
Latitude observed 36 31 N
Monday 2 Sep, 1805 NW by W, NNW, West Fresh breezes and clear.
At 1.25 sounded in 12 fathoms.
At 1.30 wore in close order with the squadron.
At 5 hove too.
At 9 filled and made sail.
At 11 backed the main top sail.
At 11.20 filled.
AM
At 6 out 2nd reef of the topsails and made all sail towards St Lucars. Ditto weather. Sounded frequently from 20 to 13 fathoms. Sail makers altering a fore topsail to the establishment. Artificers as before.
At 11.50 tacked. Shortened sail.
At 12 Chipiona ESEE, 3 leagues.
Latitude observed 36 44 N
Tuesday 3 Sep, 1805 W by N, Variable Moderate and clear.
At 1.30 tacked ship.
At 5.30 shortened sail & hove too.
At 7 filled and made sail.
At 12 Canopus NWW.
AM
Light breezes & clear.
At 4 wore. Ditto weather.
At 10 wore. Punished James McHenry with 24 lashes for neglect of duty, Thomas Gill with 36 lashes for drunkeness and Henry Heallorn/m/ with 6 lashes for uncleanliness.
At 11 calm.
At noon Cadiz ESE, 3 leagues. The town of Rota NE. 21 fathoms water.
Latitude observed 36 30 N
Wednesday 4 Sep, 1805 Variable, W by S, SW by W Light breezes and hazy. Standing of and on the harbour of Cadiz.
At 7.45 wore.
At 9 Cadiz light house E by SS. Sounded in 23 fathoms.
At 10.30 hove too.
AM
At 1 heard the report of a gun SW. Sounded every hour from 25 to 20 fathoms.
At 5.30 tacked. Sail makers altering a fore topsail to the establishment. Tacked occasionally. Off and on the harbour of Cadiz. Artificers as before.
At noon Cadiz E by S, 3 leagues.
Latitude observed 36 29 N
Thursday 5 Sep, 1805 SW by W, Variable Moderate and clear weather.
At 2 filled and made sail. Exercised great guns. Light airs and cloudy.
At 10.30 heard several guns inshore. Sounded every hour. From 22 to 25 fathoms. Lost a hand lead and line over board.
AM
Light airs and cloudy.
At 8 Cadiz E by S, 3 or 4 leagues. Caulkers caulking the bends. Sail makers as before. Mustered by divisions.
At noon Cadiz East, 4 leagues.
Latitude observed 36 28 N
Friday 6 Sep, 1805 WSW, Variable Moderate and clear.
At 1.40 hove too.
At 3 filled. Exercised guns. Squadron in company.
At 7.30 tacked.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 2 hove too.
At 2.35 saw the flash of two guns in the NW.
At 7.30 out 1 reef of the topsails. Caulkers as before.
At noon light breezes and clear. Cadiz E by S, 3 or 4 leagues. 28 fathoms water.
Latitude observed 36 29 N
Saturday 7 Sep, 1805 West, Variable, NNW Light breezes and clear.
past 3 shortened sail & tacked. Observed a ship coming out of St Lucars. Moderate and clear.
At past 9 wore & made sail after a strange ship.
At 10.15 heard a gun in the SE.
At 11.30 shortened sail.
At 12 took our station.
AM
At 3.30 tacked.
At 6.20 hove too.
At 8 filled.
At 9 sounded. Off and on Cadiz harbour. In 12 fathoms. Artificers as before.
At noon Cadiz E by SS, 3 leagues.
Latitude observed 36 29 N
Sunday 8 Sep, 1805 NW, Variable, NW by N Moderate and cloudy.
At 1 tacked ship & hove too. Aired bedding.
At 5.40 filled. Fresh breezes & clear weather.
At 9.30 tacked & hove too.
At 11 filled and set the fore sail.
AM
Ditto weather.
Tacked occasionally. Squadron in sight.
At 6.30 saw one of the brigs of the fleet board a strange brig.
At 10.30 tacked. Observed the fleet detain a brig which afterwards bore up to the Eastward. Mustered by divisions.
At noon Cadiz ESE.
Latitude observed 36 31 N
Monday 9 Sep, 1805 NNW, NE by N, N by E Moderate and clear.
At 2.40 tacked and hove to.
At 7 Cadiz E by S, 3 leagues. In 2nd reef of the topsails.
At 12 ditto weather. Squadron in close order.
AM
At 4 tacked. Sounded in 30 fathoms. Set the mainsail.
At 8 examined per signal an American brig which was standing in for Cadiz. Observed a frigate to windward examine a schooner.
At 11 made all sail to the fleet. Sent an officer on board the brig to take her to the Admiral.
At noon Cadiz ESE, 3 or 4 leagues.
Latitude observed 36 34 N
Tuesday 10 Sep, 1805 N by W, SE by E, SE Moderate and clear.
At 12.30 tacked & hove too. Received 640 lemons from the Tigre, 52 pumpkins & 8lbs onions from the Achilles.
At 4.30 received 7 bullocks from the Achilles. Exercised great guns.
At 10 fresh breezes. In 2nd reef of the topsails.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 3.30 tacked. Killed 4 bullocks, weight 1295 lbs.
At 5 tacked & hove to.
At 7.45 filled & made sail. Joined the fleet. The Halcyon with 4 sail.
At noon Cadiz light house E by N, 4 miles.
Latitude observed 36 30 N
Wednesday 11 Sep, 1805 ESE, SE by S, Variable Fresh breezes and clear weather.
At 1.15 wore & made sail.
At 4 in 3rd reef of the topsails.
At 5.40 closed reefed the topsails.
At 9.30 wore. Sounded every hour. From 20 to 14 fathoms.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 1.35 wore ship.
At 2 hove to.
At 3.40 out 2nd reef of the topsails. Bore up.
At 10 wore. Condemned per survey 1 pipe of wine Number 1331 = 126 gallons.
At noon laying too. Cadiz ENE, 4 or 5 leagues. Squadron in close order.
Latitude observed 36 26 N
Thursday 12 Sep, 1805 Variable Light airs and clear.
At 2 wore ship.
At 7 out 2nd reef of the topsails. Bore up.
At 8.15 Wore. Calm and hazy.
At 12 Cadiz light house ESE.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 1 out boats to tow. Sounded in 27 fathoms. Killed three bullocks, weight 889 lbs.
At 6 boarded a Portuguese vessel from Tangiers with bullocks. Out launch per signal. Received 75 barrels of flour from the William transport. Returned empty casks etc.
At noon Cadiz ENE, 4 or 5 leagues. Squadron in close order.
Latitude observed 36 19 N
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Friday 13 Sep, 1805 NW by N, Calm, SSW Light breezes and hazy. Received 15 pipes of wine & 3 puncheons of spirits from the shields transport. Observed the Amphion examine the brig to windward.
At 5-3 in yawl.
At 8 in launch.
AM
At 6 hove too.
At 8 in 2nd reef of the topsails. Made and shortened sail occasionally. Punished Gabriel Brandi/m/ with 12 lashes for sleeping on his post & Henry Heallon with 24 lashes for insolence.
At noon Cadiz East, 4 leagues. Squadron in close order.
Latitude observed 36 27 N
Saturday 14 Sep, 1805 S by W, S by E, SE by E Fresh breezes and clear. In close order with the squadron. Received 10 pumpkins, 6 cabbages, 210 lemons & 204 lbs onions from the Hydra.
At 6 hove to.
At 7.30 wore.
At 10 in 3rd reef of the topsails.
AM
At 1 passed by the Halcyon & convoy. Wore occasionally. Made and shortened sail. Standing off and on Cadiz. Employed working up junk. Sail makers repairing small sails. Armourers making trawl heads.
At noon Cadiz NE by N, 4 or 5 leagues.
Latitude observed 36 21 N
Sunday 15 Sep, 1805 ESE, SE by E Fresh breezes and hazy.
At 1 wore & hove too.
At 8 squadron in close order. Made & shortened sail occasionally.
AM
Strong breezes and clear. Close reefed the topsails. Down topgallant yards. Fresh breezes & clear. Out 3rd reef of the topsails. Up topgallant yards & made sail.
At 10 tacked. Mustered by divisions.
At noon Cadiz ESE, 9 miles.
Latitude observed 36 33 N
Monday 16 Sep, 1805 ESE, E by S Fresh breezes & hazy.
past 2 tacked. Squadron in close order.
At 9 wore.
At 11.30 tacked.
AM
At 2 wore.
At 3.30 tacked. In 12 fathoms.
At 8 hove too. Squadron in close order.
At 10.40 Cape Trafalgar SE. Artificers as before.
At 12 Cadiz light house NE, 4 leagues.
Latitude observed 36 24 N
Tuesday 17 Sep, 1805 ESE, Variable Fresh breezes and clear. Laying to.
At 2.30 filled. A man fell over board. Lowered a boat & saved him.
At 5 shortened sail and hove too.
past 7 wore in close order with the squadron.
AM
Light breezes & cloudy. Out 3rd reef of the topsails. Found a barrell of flour 31 lbs short being eat by the rats. Caulkers caulking the Wales.
At 11.30 hauled the trawl in. No fish.
At noon Cadiz NE, 8 miles.
Latitude observed 36 25 N
Wednesday 18 Sep, 1805 Variable, SE, SE by EE Moderate and clear. Made and shortened sail as necessary. Squadron in close order.
AM
Moderate & hazy.
At 4.10 hove.
At 6 wore & hove to. Filled 12 tons of salt water. Sail makers altering a mizen. Artificers as before. Employed trawling.
At noon Cadiz E by S, 4 leagues. Squadron in close order.
Latitude observed 36 28 N
Thursday 19 Sep, 1805 Variable, South, Variable Light airs and hazy.
At 5 hove too.
At 6 filled.
At 7.10 tacked.
At 9 hove too. Squadron in close order.
AM
Light airs and variable inclining to calm.
At 5.45 out 2 reefs of the topsails.
At 7.10 tacked. Aired the ship's company's bedding. Mustered by divisions. Artificers as before.
At noon Cadiz SE, 3 leagues. Squadron in close order.
Latitude observed 36 34 N
Friday 20 Sep, 1805 Variable Light variable airs inclinable to calm. Braced about.
At 4.20 wore ship.
At 5.30 hove too.
At 11.45 wore to the Eastward looking out in shore.
AM
Ditto weather. Tacked occasionally. Joined close order HM ship Eurydice. Artificers as before.
At noon Cadiz light house E by S, 7 or 8 miles.
Latitude observed 36 30 N
Saturday 21 Sep, 1805 Variable, NNW, Variable Moderate and clear. Employed variously.
At 6 wore & made sail.
At 6.30 hove too.
past 7 filled.
At 9.50 wore & made sail.
AM
Light breezes & hazy.
past 1 tacked.
At 7 fresh breezes. Tacked to get in our station. Filled spare slings for the lower yards.
At 10 wore & out 1 reef of the topsails. Artificers as before.
At noon Cadiz light house ENE, 3 leagues. Squadron in close order.
Latitude observed 36 29 N
Sunday 22 Sep, 1805 NW by N, Calm, SSW Light breezes and clear. Joined close order H M sloop Nautilus. In 1 reef of the topsails.
At 5.45 hove too.
At 8 tacked.
At 10 calm.
AM
At 1 moderate and clear.
At 3 tacked.
At 5 wore ship. Moderate and clear.
past 10 mustered the ships company by divisions.
At noon Cadiz light house NE by E, 3 leagues.
Latitude observed 36 25 N
Monday 23 Sep, 1805 West, Variable Light breezes and fine clear weather. Made sail occasionally.
At 7 tacked.
At 10 light airs & calm.
At 11.30 a light breeze.
At 12 wore in close order.
AM
At 12.30 wore & hove too.
At 8 light airs and cloudy.
At 10 calm. Artificers as before.
At 11 got the trawl over board.
At noon Cadiz East, 3 leagues.
Latitude observed 36 27 N
Tuesday 24 Sep, 1805 SSW, SE, Variable Moderate and cloudy. Made and shortened sail occasionally. In 2nd reef of the topsails. Filled 6 legars with salt water in the ground tier. Received 6 bullocks, 7 pumpkins & lbs of onions from the Conqueror. Supplied the Canopus with 3 casks of beef, 3 of pork & 11 of flour. Supplied the Spencer with 1000 lbs sugar and 1135 lbs cocoa.
At 10.30 in boats.
At 11 filled & made sail.
AM
Moderate and cloudy.
At 1 tacked. Killed 4 bullocks, 1198 lbs.
At 7 tacked & hove to.
At 9 filled & made sail for the fleet. Carpenters repairing the barge being stove.
At noon Cadiz E by N, 3 or 4 leagues.
Latitude observed 36 26 N
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Wednesday 25 Sep, 1805 Variable, SE, Variable Fresh breezes and hazy. Tacked occasionally. Working up to the fleet.
At 4.10 split the fore topsail. Shifted ditto.
At 5.30 hove to. Out launch. Saw a frigate board a brig to leeward. Received from the Niger, 5 bullocks, 5 pumpkins & 40 lbs onions.
At 7.30 filled and made sail.
At 9 spoke the Canopus. Shortened sail.
AM
At 2 strong breezes. In 3rd reef of the topsails.
At 6 out ditto.
At 8 out boats. Employed hoisting out water to supply Prince.
At noon Cadiz light house ENE, 4 or 5 leagues. In close order with the fleet.
Latitude observed 36 21
Thursday 26 Sep, 1805 S by E, Variable, E by S Fresh breezes and clear. Employed sending water to the Prince.
At 6 in boats and made sail. Killed 3 bullocks, weight 883 lbs.
At 10 calm light airs.
At 12 Admiral South.
AM
Ditto weather.
past 4 tacked. Shortened sail. Joined close order the Insolent gun brig. Light winds.
At 9.30 made sail. Closed with the Prince of Wales.
At noon Cadiz ESE, 5 leagues.
Latitude observed 36 30 N
Friday 27 Sep, 1805 S by W, N by W, WSW Moderate and clear.
At 2.10 made sail. Light breezes and clear.
At 6 shortened sail & took a merchant brig in tow.
At 7 made sail for Gibralter.
At 8 calm. Cast off the tow.
At 12 light airs inclinable to calm. Brig in company.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 6 a light air.
Took the brig intow. Made all sail. Artificers as before. Light airs and hazy.
At noon Cape Trafalgar NE by N, 5 leagues. Several strange sail insight.
Latitude observed 35 57 N
Saturday 28 Sep, 1805Moored in Gibralter BayVariable, WSW Fresh breezes running through the straights. In close order with a convoy of transports.
At 5 saw 2 frigates & 3 brigs bring off two Spanish vessels. Several shot exchanged between them and the battery of Tarifa. Cast off the tow.
At 7 came to in Gibralter Bay. In 27 fathoms. Moored ship. Got springs out on each side when moored. Then in 25 fathoms. The Mole Head E by N, St Raque North, Europa Point S by W.
AM
Fresh gales. Sent the fore yard, main topsail yard etc. on shore. Boatswain's stores for survey. Got a fore yard off.
Sunday 29 Sep, 1805Moored in Gibralter BayVariable Fresh breezes. Swayed the fore yard up. Received boatswain's stores & provisions.
AM
Light airs. Received provisions, coals & got out the jib boom.
Monday 30 Sep, 1805Moored in Gibralter BayVariable Inclining to calm. Received warrant officer's stores, provisions, wine etc.
AM
Employed stowing the holds. Mustered per clerk of the cheque. Received water from the Sir Andrew Mitchell transport. Fresh breezes in the offing from the Eastward. Sailed H M ships Phoebe, Niger & Martin.
Tuesday 1 Oct, 1805Moored in Gibralter BayVariable Employed as before. Blacked the Wales.
AM
Squally with rain. Clearing for sea. The Bittern sailed. Wind in the offing as before.
At past 7 missed the gig, supposed to have been taken by four men who are likewise missing.
Wednesday 2 Oct, 1805 Variable, WSW Received 11 tons of water from the shore. Loosed sails to dry.
AM
Inclining to calm.
At 9 unmoored, weighed & towed out of the bay.
At past 11 fresh breezes. Hove to. In boats.
Thursday 3 Oct, 1805 Variable, NE Moderate and clear. Made sail occasionally.
At 4 ditto weather. Several strange sail in sight. Light breezes and clear.
past 3 wore. Niger in close order.
At 5.10 made sail.
At 8 light airs inclinable to calm.
At noon Fetuan Bay NW by W, 3 leagues.
Friday 4 Oct, 1805At Anchor in Fetuan BayVariable Light airs. Set steering sails.
At 6 shortened sail.
past 7 came to with the best bower. In 14 fathoms. Veered 1/3 of a cable in Fetuan Bay. The East point SSEE, the tower WSWW, the Sirius, Niger etc laying here.
AM
Employed watering. The Phoebe anchored. Veered to a cable.
Saturday 5 Oct, 1805At Anchor in Fetuan BayVariable A great surf on the beach. Phoebe sailed.
AM
Very heavy rain. Aurora sailed. Employed as before. Loosed sails to dry. Hazy weather. Michael Duffey, Thomas Fitzgerald, John Gerehan deserted from the watering party on shore & John Murray/2/ from the ship.
Sunday 6 Oct, 1805At Anchor in Fetuan BaySSW Employed as before. A great surf on the beach.
AM
Fine weather. Less sea on the beach. Sent boats to Fetuan to endeavour to procure cattle. Likewise the Dextrous gun brig.
DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
Monday 7 Oct, 1805At Anchor in Fetuan BayVariable, ESE Compleated our water to 228 tons. Employed clearing for sea.
AM
Fresh breezes. The gun brig returned without being able to get the bullocks, there being so much surf.
At past 11 weighed and made sail.
Tuesday 8 Oct, 1805 ENE, East, ES Fresh breezes & clear weather. All sail set standing over to Gibralter.
At 4 Europa Point North, 2 miles.
At 6 ditto weather. Standing off and on Gibralter Bay.
At 6 made sail.
past 7 passed by the Canopus, Spencer, Tigre & Queen. Strong breezes and clear.
At 11 Cape Spartel SSE 8 leagues.
At 12 in topgallant sails & jib.
AM
Ditto weather. Made sail at day light.
Cadiz East 7 leagues. Out 2nd reef.
At 8.30 Saw the fleet. Made all sail.
At 11 shortened sail & hove too. In 2nd reef of the topsails.
At noon Cape St Marys NW, 6 or 7 leagues.
Latitude observed 36 48 N
Tuesday 8 Oct, 1805Cadiz, ENEE, 22 leaguesVariable, SE by E, EastS 24 ELight airs & clear.
At 2 wore & made sail & out 2nd reef of the topsails. Light airs inclinable to calm.
At 12 Victory W by N.
AM
Fresh breezes & clear.
At 2 in topgallant sails & 2nd reef of the topsails.
At 7 wore & hove to. Sent a boat to the Swiftsure. Saw a man of war NE board a brig. Punished John Sherkey, John Capery, Hugh Kelly, Thomas Godden & James Murray with 12 lashes each & William Lawson with 24 lashes for drunkeness, Francis Ralph/m/ with 12 for neglect, Samuel Watts with 6 for insolence & Richard Walter with 36 lashes for desertion.
At 10 out 2nd reef & split the main topsail. Shifted ditto.
At noon ditto weather. Fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 36 12 N
Thursday 10 Oct, 1805Cadiz, ENE, 17 leaguesNE by E, VariableEastModerate breezes and clear. Made and shortened sail occasionally.
At 5 out 1 reef of the main topsail.
At 8.10 shortened sail & hove too.
At 12 flet in close order.
AM
Ditto weather. Scrubbed hammocks.
At 9 loosed the topsails. Employed setting up the fore rigging.
At noon in close order with the fleet.
Latitude observed 36 12 N
Friday 11 Oct, 1805Cape St Marys, NW by W, 15 leaguesW by N, Variable, NWN 10 WFresh breezes and cloudy.
At 12.30 joined close order HMS Belleisle.
At 5 moderate with rain. In 2nd reef of the topsails. Fresh breezes.
At 10.30 wore ship per signal.
At 12 in 3rd reef of the fore & mizen topsails.
AM
Fresh breezes & squally. Up and down topgallant yards. In and out reefs occasionally. Strong breezes and squally. In 3rd reef of the topsails. Served slops. Artificers making a topsail yard.
At noon in close order with the fleet.
Latitude observed 36 29 N
Saturday 12 Oct, 1805 NW by W, Variable Fresh breezes and cloudy. Made sail as necessary. Served tobacco.
At 4.30 down topgallant yards. Wore & made sail. Fleet in close order.
AM
Moderate and clear. At day light saw the land. Aired bedding.
At 9.30 up topgallant yards & out 3rd reef of the topsails. Artificers as before. Armourers making hinges for the sail room.
At 11 out all reefs.
At noon Heulba NNE, 10 leagues. Fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 36 32 N
Sunday 13 Oct, 1805Cadiz, E by N, 21 leaguesVariable, NE by N, NorthS 20 WLight airs and clear.
At 5.45 in 1st reef of the topsails.
At 7.15 hove to.
At 12 moderate and clear weather.
AM
Light airs.
At 4 Victory E by N. Ditto weather. Joined close order HM ships Agamemnon & L'Amaible. Mustered the ships company by divisions.
At noon fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 36 12 N
Monday 14 Oct, 1805Cadiz, ENEE, 20 leaguesNNW, NE by NSEModerate and clear.
At 1.30 filled & tacked.
At 2 wore & hove too.
At 4 sailed close order HMS Prince of Wales.
At 5 filled, wore 7 made sail.
At 5.13 hove too. Fresh breezes & clear. Made sail as necessary.
AM
Moderate and clear.
At 4 Victory NE by E. Joined close order HM ship Africa. Artificers as before & caulking the sides where necessary. Employed blacking the rigging & painting the stairs and quarters.
At noon wore. Fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 36 08
Tuesday 15 Oct, 1805Cadiz, EN, 16 leaguesNW by W, West, SWN 24 EModerate & cloudy. Made & shortened sail as necessary.
At 10 light airs inclinable to calm.
AM
Light airs & cloudy. Employed painting etc. Shifted the main topsail. Artificers as before.
At noon moderate & cloudy.
Latitude observed 36 18
Wednesday 16 Oct, 1805 WSW, W by S Moderate breezes and cloudy weather.
At 5 in 2nd reef of the topsails.
At 8 taken aback. Trimmed sails on the starboard tack.
At 11 close reefed the fore & mizen topsails.
At 12 Victory N by E.
AM
Light breezes & cloudy. Out 2nd reef.
At 8 made all sail to get in our station. White & yellow washed the inside of the ship.
At noon the high land about Cape St Marys North, 8 leagues.
Latitude observed 36 29 N
Thursday 17 Oct, 1805Cadiz, ES, 27 leaguesWSW, W by N, NW by WN 63 WFresh breezes and squally with rain. Fleet in close order.
At 4 wore.
At 8 fresh breezes & cloudy.
At 12 in close order with the fleet.
AM
Moderate & hazy.
At 8.30 hove too. Out 3 & 2 reef of the topsails. Filled & made sail. Punished John Nelgan with 24 lashes & John Green with 36 lashes for insolence & disobedience of orders. Painted the guns & carriages on the main deck. Mustered by divisions. Fleet in close order.
Latitude observed 36 33 N
Friday 18 Oct, 1805 WNW, Variable, ENE Moderate and cloudy.
At 1 tacked.
past 5 wore & in 2nd reef of the topsails.
At 6 Cape St Marys NW by N, 9 leagues.
At 12 light airs.
AM
At 3 light breezes & clour. Wore & hove too.
At 6 filled.
At 6.30 tacked and took our station per signal.
At 9 light breezes & clear. Let all the reefs out. Painted the masts. Artificers as before.
At 11 tacked & hove too.
At noon Heulba N by E, 9 leagues.
Latitude observed 36 29 N
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Saturday 19 Oct, 1805 Variable, ESE Light breezes and clear. Shifted the mizen topsail and crossjack yard.
At 5.15 in 2nd reef of the topsails. Light airs inclining to calm.
past 8 wore.
At 12 fleet in close order.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 3 wore per signal.
At 9 out reefs and made all sail.
At 10.20 tacked. White washed the store rooms. Employed clearing for action.At noon Huella N by EE, 10 leagues.
Latitude observed 36 33 N
Sunday 20 Oct, 1805 Variable, WSW, Variable Light airs and clear weather. Set all sail in close order with the fleet. Set the lower & royal studding sails. Victory NNE.
At 8 Victory NW. Light airs & cloudy. All sails set.
At 12 the fleet bore North.
AM
In lower & royal studding sails. Victory N by W.
At 4 moderate & cloudy. Fleet in sight. Made and shortened sail occasionally.
At 7.30 in 1 reef. Cape Spartel SE.
At 8 took our station.
At 8 Cape Spartel SEE, 10 leagues. Strong breezes & cloudy.
At 9.30 in 2nd reef.
At 10.30 filled.
At 11 in 3rd reef of topsails.
At noon rain & squalls. Set fore sail.
No observation.
Monday 21 Oct, 1805 SSW, Variable, W Fresh breezes & squally. Sent down top gallant yards.
At past 2 moderate. Wore.
past 3 wore again. Sent up top gallant yards. Fresh breezes & hazy. Observed several lights to leeward. Signals.
At 8 wore ship to the SSW. Moderate and cloudy. Fleet in close order. Saw several guns, blue lights & rockets fired to the Northward. Supposed to be our look out ships.
AM
Light airs & cloudy.
At daylight observed the enemy's fleet to leeward 35 sail. Bore up. Made sail per signal. Out first reef topsails. Cleared for action. Light airs & cloudy weather. All sail set down for the enemy's fleet, consisting of 33 sail of the line, 5 frigates & 2 brigs. Employed clearing ship for action. In close order with 27 sail of the line, 4 frigates, a schooner and cutter.
At 5 minutes before noon the Royal Sovereign heading. The larboard division began to engage the enemy's rear.
Land East.
Tuesday 22 Oct, 1805 WSW, SSW At 20 past 12 action engaged the enemy as they opposed us.
About 1 the action became general.
At past 3 laid the St Augustine aboard, carried him and towed her off.
At 20 past 5 occasional firing after which only a few shot were fired from either. It appeared that 2 of the line had struck. One burnt and one sunk. We had 4 men killed & 25 wounded. Masts, yards etc. very much damaged. Employed knoting & splicing the rigging, shifting sails etc. Took the prize in tow.Commissioned with a fresh ship on the starboard. Low light breezes etc. Cast off the prize & filled another tiller. The other shot away and thrown over board. Employed knoting and splicing the rigging.
AM
Took the prize in tow. Passed Le Swiftsure, a prize & several hulks. Hauled up the main sail. Reefed the main top sail. Moderate breezes and cloudy. Employed knotting and splicing, bending new sails etc. Prize in tow.
At daylight 38 sail of the line in sight, including the prizes. Squally with rain. Cape Spartel SSE, 9 leagues. The hawser broke. Employed as necessary about the rigging.
Wednesday 23 Oct, 1805 SW, WSW Employed bending main top sail & four stay sail, mizen stay sail etc. Splicing the rigging & setting it up. Handed the topsails. Obliged to cut away the fore & main coure to save the masts. Strong breezes & cloudy with rain. Bent a new foresail, main & mizen stay sail. 5 prizes ESE, 3 miles. Employed about the rigging. Strong gales & hard squalls.
AM
Fresh breezes & cloudy. Sounded in 60 fathoms. Moderate. Set the topsails and wore ship.
At 4.30 heard the report of live guns in the NE.
About 6 out 3rd & 4th reef of the topsails. Up top gallant masts.
At 8 in sight of the fleet & prizes. Calm & a heavy sea. Employed repairing damages.
At 10 a light breeze. Out stream cable. Took prize in tow.
At noon the land E by N to NE by E. Sounded 70 fathoms.
Latitude observed 36 17 N
Thursday 24 Oct, 1805 Variable, NW by N Moderate and hazy. Bent a spanker.
At 1 wore. Up main top gallant yard.
At 4.30 cast off the tow. Bore up to close the enemy. Cleared for action.
At 6 wore. In 3rd reef .
At 8.30 very strong squalls with rain. Handed the topsails. Down top gallant yards. Struck top gallant masts.
AM
Set the trisail and fore storm stay sail. Employed at the pumps. More moderate & raining. Set fore sail & main topsail.
At 6.30 set fore topsail. Out 3rd reef.
At 8.30 moderate. Up t of live guns in the NE.
About 6 out 3rd & 4th reef of the topsails. Up top gallant masts.
At 8 in sight of the fleet & prizes. Calm & a heavy sea. Employed repairing damages.
At 10 a light breeze. Out stream cable. Took prize in tow.
At noon the land E by N to NE by E. Sounded 70 fathoms.
Latitude observed 36 17 N
Friday 25 Oct, 1805 SSW, South Employed as before. Cadiz lighthouse SE by S. The Donnegal taking the prisoners out of the Ell Rio.
At 8.30 saw a line of battle ships, a prize blow up. Freshened hawse occasionally.
AM
At daylight found the monarch, prize, had parted and was driving on shore. Saw the Swiftsure at anchor & Ajax, the Minotaur under way to windward. Employed about the rigging. Got in the jib boom. Freshened hawse. Observed a ship sunk bearing E by N, 7 or 8 leagues.
At 12 strong gales.
No observation.
Saturday 26 Oct, 1805 SW, Variable Strong gales and hard squalls. Freshened hawse occasionally. Employed setting up preventer, main & fore shrouds. Hard rain and very heavy seas. Veered to two cables. Employed pumping. Ditto weather.
AM
Strong gales with rain.
At 3 more moderate. Swayed top gallant masts up.
At 9 struck top gallant masts.
At 10 moderate with rain. Employed clearing the ship.
At 11 the Orion anchored.
At 12 strong gales.
No observation.
Sunday 27 Oct, 1805 SW Strong gales and squally with heavy rain. Sent our boats on board the Argonaut, a prize & took out several prisoners.
At 5 the Royal Sovereign anchored dismasted. Employed about the rigging as before.
At 12
AM
More moderate. Several of our fleet in sight under way.
At 5 took the remains of our people & prisoners from the St Augustine prize. No observation.
Monday 28 Oct, 1805 WSW, SW Squally with rain. Employed as before with the prize.
At 4 the Ell Rio parted. The Donnegal stood in shore.
At 5 the Berwick a prize ran ashore. Ditto weather.
At 12 AM
Employed as before. The Admiral and several ofMore moderate and employed as before.
At 9 mode
Tuesday 29 Oct, 1805 SW re moderate and employed as before.
At 9 mode
Wednesday 30 Oct, 1805 South, SSE Received remains warrant officer's stores from the St Augustine. Set her on fire.
At 1 she blew up. The Argonaut was scuttled at her anchor. Several ships in close order.
AM
Moderate weather. Employed at gammoned the bowsprit. Employed about the rigging etc as before.
No observation.
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Thursday 31 Oct, 1805 SSE, S by W Ditto weather. Fished the main yard. Sent several wounded prisoners on board a French cartel.
AM
Drying sails etc.
At 5 received bullocks from the Hydra. Employed about the rigging.
No observation.
Friday 1 Nov, 1805 Variable, SE Moderate & hazy weather.
At 2.30 in boats.
At 3 weighed and made sail. Killed 2 bullocks, weight 420 lbs. Tacked ship.
At 8 light breezes and hazy.
At 9 calm.
AM
Ditto weather.
At 7.20 sounded in 100 fathoms.
At 8 light airs and cloudy with rain. Employed occasionally.
At 10.30 Chipiona ENE.
No observation.
Saturday 2 Nov, 1805 ENE, Variable, N by W Moderate and cloudy. Carried away the jibboom. Employed getting another out.
At 2.30 Cadiz E by N, 8 leagues.
At 4.30 up courses. Wore ship. Cape Trafalgar E by S, 6 leagues.
At 5 in 2nd reef of the fore and main topsails. Light airs with rain. Employed getting jibboom out. Moderate & clear.
AM
At 4 moderate and cloudy.
At 5 ditto clear.
At 6 joined close order with the squadron. Wore and made sail. Variously employed.
At 9 hove too. Wore ship to close the Admiral. Wore again and hove too.
At noon Cape Trafalgar E by S, 8 or 9 leagues.
Latitude observed 36 8 N
Sunday 3 Nov, 1805 NE by N Moderate breezes & fine. Dryed damaged sails.
At 4 ditto weather. In close order with the fleet.
At 5 ditto weather. In close order with the fleet.
At 6 received live bullocks and 2 bags of onions from the Queen. Bullocks weight 602 lbs.
At 8 filled. In close order with the fleet. Ditto weather.
At 11.45 wore ship in close order with the fleet.
AM
Moderate and clear.
At 4 in close order with the squadron.
At 6 light breezes and clear. Hove too. Filled again.
At 10 down boats.
At 10.30 wore ship.
At 11 mustered by the ship's books.
At 12 Cape Trafalgar E by N, 10 leagues.
Latitude observed 35 5 N
Monday 4 Nov, 1805 North, N by E Moderate & clear. Sent several supernumeries on board the Melpomene. In close order with the fleet.
At 5 Cape Trafalgar E by N, 10 leagues. Ditto weather.
At 8 squadron in close order.
At 12
AM
In company.
At 2 fleet in close order. Moderate and clear.
At 8 Sirius in chace South. Squadron in close order.
At 9.30 tack in close order.
At 11 saw the Sirius heave too & board a 5 deck. Employed as necessary. Cape Spartel NE by EE. Artificers employed making hoops for mizen top sailyard. Sailmakers repairing mizen topsail.
Latitude observed 35 52 N
Tuesday 5 Nov, 1805Trafalgar, E by N, 22 leaguesESE, E by S, ESEEastFresh breezes & hazy. Sent the Defiance & Prince's men to the Queen In 3rd reef of topsails. Sent down the top gallant yards.
At 3 filled. Fleet in close order. Fresh breezes & cloudy.
At 5.15 struck top gallant masts.
At past 5 close reefed the topsails & wore. Squadron in close order. Strong breezes & clear.
At 8 the admiral SSE. Strong breezes & clear. Saw the flash of a gun to windward. Queen E by S.
AM
Ditto weather. Squadron in close order. Fresh breezes.
At 6.40 out topgallant masts. Wore & out 4th reef of topsails.
At 8 in close order.
At 10 out 3rd reef of topsails. Set jib & spanker.
past 10 shortened sail & took 3rd reef in. Joined close order the Victory & Belleisle. Carpenters employed fishing main mast.
Latitude observed 35 52 N
Wednesday 6 Nov, 1805Cape St Marys, S by WW, 15 leaguesESE, SE Fresh breezes & cloudy. Sent French prisoners & supernumeries on board the Victory. Ditto weather.
At 4.15 made sail. Parted company the Victory & Belleisle.
At 5 down top gallant masts.
At 5.50 hove too. Joined close order the Prince, Zealous, Agamemnon & Atrui. Close reefed for topsail.
At past 6 filled. Squadron in close order. Strong breezes & clear.
At past 11 handed main sail & close reefed main topsail. Squadron in close order.
AM
At 12.30 handed mizen topsail. Wore ship in close order. Moderate & cloudy.
At 6 swayed up top gallant masts. Set mizen topsail & loosed main sail. Let out 4th reef of topsails. Wore. Fresh breezes and hazy. Shifted the mizen topsail yard.
At past 11 parted company HM Ship Euryalus.
At noon filled. Squadron in close order. Artificers preparing a fish for the bowsprit.
Latitude observed 36 15 N
Thursday 7 Nov, 1805 SE, SE by E Fresh breezes & hazy.
At 1-5 hove too.
At 2 filled.
At 3.30 out 3rd reef of the topsails. Moderate and cloudy.
At 5 hove too.
At 6 wore and made sail. Fresh breezes & cloudy.
At 7 in 3rd reef of topsails. Squadron in close order. Strong breezes & cloudy weather.
At 12 AM the Admiral Lou SSE distant 4 miles.
At 2 wore ship and shortened sail. Fresh breezes & cloudy. Made & shortened sail occasionally. Squadron in close order. Moderate and fine weather. Made sail to close with the Admiral.
At 9.30 hove too and sent a boat on board ditto. Wore ship.
At 10.30 crossed top gallant yards & let 3rd reef out of the topsails. In close order with the fleet. Artificers making top gallant yards.
Latitude observed 36 16 N
Friday 8 Nov, 1805 E by S, East Moderate & cloudy.
At 1 up boats and made sail. Parted company from the fleet Fresh breezes & hazy. Zealous in close order.
At 10 fresh breezes & clear. Squadron in sight a stern.
AM
Ditto weather.
past 12 in 3rd reef of topsails. Ditto weather.
At 6.30 out 3rd reef. Set topgallant sails. Joined close order Britannia.
At 7.40 out 2nd reef topsails & wore ship. Inclinable to calm. Out 1st reef.At 10 in 2 reefs of topsails. Performed Divine Service & general thanks giving to Almighty God agreeable to Admiral Collingwood.
At noon land from E by S to SE by S.
Latitude observed 35 37 N
 
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