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PANDORA (18) Built in 1813, Deptford (Cruizer class).
For sale in 1827.
Sold in 1831.

  • 1813 Thomas STAMP, 07/10/13, Channel station.
  • 1814 Ditto, Spithead for Mediterranean.
    PANDORA escorted a fleet of merchant ship to Oporto, Lisbon and the Mediterranean.
    After the close of the war with France she sailed from Gibraltar as escort to a convoy of transports carrying troops which had recently been employed against Genoa. During the passage she chased an American privateer schooner for six successive days and nights forcing her to jettison her guns in order to make her escape. During light airs PANDORA's sweeps were used to cover 84 miles.
  • Later, while cruising off Bermuda, Capt. STAMP recaptured a British merchant ship worth 18,000 pounds.
  • J. MEARA, 06/1814, Mediterranean.
  • 1815 William POPHAM, Mediterranean.
  • 1816 Hon. Frederick NOEL, 08/1815, Cork.
  • 1817 George Matthew JONES, 01/1817, Cork, where he remained for nearly two years before being posted in December 1818.
  • 1819-1822 Charles Grenville RANDOLPH, 01/1819,Cork. Paid off in June 1822.
  • 1824 William GORDON, 01/1823, Mediterranean.
  • 1825 William GERVOISE, 07/1825, fitting out at Plymouth for the East Indies.
    On 14 December 1825 PANDORA was caught in a white squall off the Canaries which laid her down and filled the waist with water. Five days later she was obliged to cut away two anchors and throw several guns overboard in a dreadful storm from the south west and, being heavily laden, her fate was doubtful for many hours. At the Cape on 16 March 1826 she was again placed in danger when she parted from her only remaining anchor in a S. E. gale.
  • On 20 December 1826 PANDORA sailed from Bombay under the orders of Capt. BREMER in TAMAR.
    After cruising off Aden for two days from the 6 January they were joined by the Hon. Company's ship, AMHERST, carrying the British Resident of Mocha, and crossed to Burburra.
    (Berbera in Somalia) The object of the expedition was to obtain compensation for a British ship, the MARY-ANNE, Mr Lingard, master.
    At daylight on the 11th., as AMHERST led TAMAR and PANDORA into the bay, the natives started burning and plundering the town including the property of Banyan merchants who were British subjects. The ships sent a few round shot over them, then the boats of the three ships under Capt. GERVOISE landed seamen, marines and AMHERST's sepoys numbering 240 men to take possession of the town. Most of the 2,000 or so natives dispersed when he occupied a hill in the centre of the town and the fires were brought under control. Communication between the ships and shore was maintained by Lieut. John M'DONELL of PANDORA.
    A number of Sheikhs went on board TAMAR and, after expressing contrition for the outrage on the British brig, they agreed to pay 15,000 dollars in compensation. The squadron sailed on 6 February.
    Capt. JERVOISE was promoted to the command of SUCCESS on 6 August 1828.
  • 1830 Plymouth.

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