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Aspect 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
Friday 1 Feb, 1805Sapienza, ENW 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.
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
Sunday 3 Feb, 1805Goza, ESW, 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
Monday 4 Feb, 1805Pt. Sobimon, S by EWSW, 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
Tuesday 5 Feb, 1805Cape Legosego, SW 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
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.
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 E
DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
Saturday 9 Feb, 1805Goza, NWSE 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
Sunday 10 Feb, 1805Goza, NESE, 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
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.
Wednesday 13 Feb, 1805Malta, WWSW, 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.
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
Friday 15 Feb, 1805Malta, WNW by W, NNW Fresh breezes and cloudy.
At 1 saw the land bearing ENE.
Saturday 16 Feb, 1805Malta, WVariable, 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.
Sunday 17 Feb, 1805Malta, W by S, 74 leaguesWSW, Variable, NNE Moderate and clear.
Monday 18 Feb, 1805Malta, W by SNE, 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
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.
Sunday 24 Feb, 1805Sepentara, W by S, 19 leaguesWNW, NW, N by W Moderate breezes and cloudy.
At 5 split the fore topmast staysail. Shifted ditto.
Wednesday 6 Mar, 1805Taurau, N 30 E, 16 leaguesNW, NW by N, NW by W, NW Light airs and clear.
DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
Sunday 10 Mar, 1805St. Sebastians, NWSouth, 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
Monday 11 Mar, 1805Cape Sicie, N by W, 28 leaguesWest, Variable, WNW, NW Moderate and clear.
Monday 18 Mar, 1805Cape Egade, NWE 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.
Tuesday 19 Mar, 1805Dragon Island, EE 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.
Thursday 21 Mar, 1805Taurau, SE by ENNW, NNE, Variable, NE by N Fresh breezes.
At 3 set studding sails. Ditto weather.
At 6 Victory SE
Friday 22 Mar, 1805St. Peter's, E by S, 13 leaguesNorth, Variable Light airs and hazy. Made and shortened sail occasionally. Ditto weather.
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 9 Apr, 1805Cape Vito, SWNW, West, NNW Moderate and clear. Made sail as necessary.
Friday 12 Apr, 1805Cape Carbonara, S by WW 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 NE
Friday 19 Apr, 1805Cape Pallos, WVariable, 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, SSWNorth, 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 SW
DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
Wednesday 24 Apr, 1805Fomentara, WSW, 45 leaguesVariable Light airs and clear. Employed variously.
At 6 calm. Tryed the current. Found it set S
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.
Sunday 28 Apr, 1805Cape Pallos, SWVariable, East, E by S Light airs & clear.
At 1 tacked. Calm.
At 5 tried the current. Found it set NE
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.
Tuesday 7 May, 1805Cape St. Vincent, NWEast Light breezes and clear.
At 12.30 came to in Gibraltar Bay in 26 fathoms.
Moored ship. The Mole Head SE
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.
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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.
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.
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.
DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
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
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
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
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.
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.
DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
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.
Monday 10 Jun, 1805West End of Mart?, NEEast, 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, NENE, 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.
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.
DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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 S 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 E
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 NNW
Tuesday 9 Jul, 1805NE part of St.Miguel's, SVariable, 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 SW
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.
DateBearingWindsCoursesLog Entry
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.
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.
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
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.
Sunday 28 Jul, 1805Cape St Vincent, ENEWSW, 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
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
Tuesday 30 Jul, 1805Cape St Marys, West, 172 leaguesNS 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.
Wednesday 31 Jul, 1805Cape Clear, N 15 E, 276 leaguesNNW, NWN 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.
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
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
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Saturday 3 Aug, 1805Cape Clear, N 21 E, 263 leaguesNorth, N by EWestLight breezes and hazy weather. In close order with the fleet. Victory 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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tuesday 13 Aug, 1805Scilly, E by NNW by W, NW, WestN 51 EFresh breezes and cloudy. Made sail occasionally.
Wednesday 14 Aug, 1805Scilly, NENW, 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
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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.
Monday 19 Aug, 1805Cape Prior, S by WWest, 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
Tuesday 20 Aug, 1805Cape Prior, S by WNNW, 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
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.
Friday 23 Aug, 1805Burling, SE by S, 24 leaguesNNE, NESSWModerate 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
Sunday 25 Aug, 1805Cape St Vincent, SENNE, 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
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 SE
Tuesday 27 Aug, 1805Cape Trafalgar, EVariable, 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
Thursday 29 Aug, 1805Cape Trafalgar, EE 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
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
Tuesday 8 Oct, 1805Cadiz, ENEVariable, 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
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
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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
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
Monday 14 Oct, 1805Cadiz, ENENNW, 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
Tuesday 15 Oct, 1805Cadiz, ENW 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
Thursday 17 Oct, 1805Cadiz, EWSW, 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
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