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ROSE Built in 1821, Portsmouth.
Broken up in 1851.

  • 1822 Thos.

    CLOWES, 05/1821, Mediterranean.
  • 1824 Henry Dundas, 05/1823,Mediterranean.
  • 1825 Hon. Chas.
    ABBOT, 11/1824, Mediterranean.
  • 1826 Lewis DAVIS, 26/01/1826, Mediterranean.
    He was promoted out of the SERINGAPATAM frigate after being a lieutenant for 30 years.
    In the autumn of 1826 ROSE, in company with CAMBRIAN, captured two pirates.
    One was laden with gunpowder, the other carried 80,000 piastres plus silk, saffron and a bag of pearls.
  • On 7 March 1827 ROSE was ordered to escort a convoy from Smyrna to Malta and on 7 June she saw a convoy safely into the Dardanelles and anchored for the night off the island of Imbros (Imroz).
    The following morning Capt. DAVIES went in search of pirates said to be based at Samothrace (Samothraki) and found five vessels hauled in close to the beach.
    These immediately put off from the shore and were chased by ROSE's boats until, finding there was no escape, they ran in close under an old Venetian castle, took up positions ashore and kept ROSE's people at bay with musket fire from the castle and the rocks.
  • When ROSE arrived under sweeps she anchored off shore and opened fire on the pirates with broadsides while Lieut. Maine LYONS went in with small-arm men and marines to flush them out.
    In three hours a 24bm schooner, a 32bm mistico and two 18-oar prames were secured as prizes alongside ROSE.
    A caique was destroyed the next day.
    ROSE returned to Samothrace on the 12th. with the schooner and a mistico as tenders.
    While fifteen men under Mr Thomas Leeke MASSIE, mate, (He died in 1898, aged 80, a full Admiral) in the mistico examined the north side of the island the gig found an islander who pointed out a wood where pirates and their boats were concealed.
    ROSE fired a few broadsides into the wood and Lieut. LYONS landed with some seamen and marines but the pirates were too well installed for a small force to dislodge them and Capt. DAVIES was forced to abandon the attack.
    The master, Mr William SUMMERS, also commanded a boat.
  • On the 18 September, some 80 miles west of Cyprus, a strange brig hauled to the wind and make all sail away from ROSE so Capt. DAVIES went in chase and after firing a few shots, boarded her. She proved to be the Greek brig ERACLIA and, since her papers were not in order he took out her small arms and crew and put a prize crew on board.
    Two days later a brig showing English colours changed them for Greek when a shot was fired at her. She was the ATHENA and since she had similar papers she was treated in the same way as ERACLIA.
  • On the morning of the 21st. he gave chase to three vessels, two under Greek and one under English colours.
    He found that the Greek brig CYPRUS had cargo on board taken from the English vessel, the brig KITTY, so he boarded her in turn and found that she had been plundered by the Greeks off Alexandria.
    He restored the merchandise to its proper owners and sent all the Greeks out of CYPRUS and ATHENA to Spezzia on board the ERACLIA.
  • ROSE was attached to the combined force under Sir Edward CODRINGTON at the Battle of Navarino on 30 October 1827.
    ROSE, MUSQUITO, BRISK and PHILOMEL were detached under Capt. FELLOWES in DARTMOUTH to deal with the six Turkish fireships at the entrance to the harbour.
    They executed the task allotted to them and saved SYRENE, the French flag ship, from being burnt; midshipman Douglas CURRY towed one fire vessel clear of her under a hail of grape shot.
    ROSE anchored within a pistol shot of two Turkish corvettes and relieved the French ARMIDE when she was exposed to the undivided fire of five enemy ships.
    Lieut. Maine LYONS and Midshipmen Douglas CURRY and M. WILLIAMS were wounded, the former lost his leg and died after 4 days.
    In all she lost 3 killed and 15 wounded.
    Capt. DAVIS was promoted to the vacancy caused by the death of Capt. BATHURST of GENOA who was mortally wounded during the battle, but was then ordered to remain ROSE and sent with despatches to Smyrna.
    (The crew of GENOA petitioned the Admiral to appoint Cdr. Richard DICKINSON to take GENOA home but he placed Capt. C. L. IRBY in command and GENOA paid off in Plymouth in January 1828) Capt. DAVIES subsequently commanded ARIADNE.
  • 1828 Eaton Stannard TRAVERS.
    (His last command had been BALLAHOU in 1805, but he had served with distinction in the ALCEME and IMPERIEUSE frigates) He removed from SCYLLA on 23 July 1828 when that sloop proved defective.
    ROSE was fitting out for the Halifax station but, before joining Rear Ad. OGLE on that station, she carried Commodore SCHOMBERG to Teneriffe, Rio and the Cape of Good Hope.
    Capt. TRAVERS called at St. Helena and Ascension and met up with Ad. OGLE at Bermuda.
    ROSE was then employed for five months on fishery protection in the Bay of Fundy.
    In June 1829 her boats assisted the crippled merchantman VERMONT, Capt. Shepard, of New Haven and brought her into East Port.
    In July ROSE sailed from Digby to aid the barque INDUSTRY, Capt. George M'Lean, which had been wrecked upon Brier's Island.
    Capt. TRAVERS was promoted to post captain on 19 November 1829 and returned to England in a packet-boat.
  • 1829 John DEWAR, 11/1829, Halifax.
  • 1831 Edward PILKINGTON, 08/1830, Halifax.
    December 1833, Chatham.
  • 1836 Wm.
    BARROW, 06/1834, sailed from Portsmouth for the East Indies on 17 August 1834.
    April 1838, Sheerness.
  • 1839 Peter CRISTIE, 08/1838, South America.
  • 1844 Henry STURT, 03/1843, NAWI
  • 1846

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