* Home * Loney home * Life & career * Documents * Album * Ships * Portrait * Uniform * Background * * Search this site *
William Loney RN - Background  

Home-Loney-Background-West Africa  

This table shows the commanders and numbers of ships on the West African station in the month of January in the period 1808 - 1869 (data from Lloyd), and the known names of ships serving with the squadron in that year (this data is incomplete).

Important dates:
Year1) Commander Steamers Sailing ships Total
1808 Edward Henry Columbine2) 0   2 Solebay, Derwent 2
1809            
1810            
1811 Hon Frederick Paul Irby 0   4 Amelia, Ganymede, Kangaroo, Trinculo 4
1812 Hon Frederick Paul Irby 0   5 Amelia, Ganymede, Kangaroo, Trinculo, Protector 5
1813            
1814            
1815            
1816            
1817            
1818 Sir George Collier 0   2 Tartar, Inconstant 2
1819 Sir George Collier 0   6 Tartar, Pheasant, Myrmidon, Morgiana, Snapper, Thistle 6
1820 Sir George Collier          
1821 Sir George Collier 0   6   6
1822 Sir Robert Mends3) 0   5 Iphigenia 5
1823 Sir Robert Mends 0   6   6
1824 Sir Charles Bullen4) 0   6 Maidstone 6
1825 Sir Charles Bullen 0   5 Maidstone, Clinker 5
1826 Sir Charles Bullen 0   7 Maidstone 7
1827 Sir Charles Bullen 0   6 Maidstone 6
1828 Francis Augustus Collier 0   8 Sybille 8
1829 Francis Augustus Collier 0   6 Sybille, Eden, North Star, Atholl, Medina, Primrose, Clinker, Plumper, Pickle 6
1830 Francis Augustus Collier 0   6 Dryad, Sybille, Atholl, Medina, Primrose, Favourite, Clinker, Plumper, Conflict 6
1831 John Hayes 0   7 Dryad, Atholl, Medina, Favourite, Plumper, Conflict, Brisk 7
1832* Frederick Warren5) 1 Pluto 15 Dryad, Atholl, Favourite, Pelorus, Conflict, Plumper, Charybdis, Brisk 16
1833* Frederick Warren 1 Pluto 7 Iris, Trinculo, Pelorus, Favourite, Curlew, Britomart, Brisk, Charybdis, Griffon 8
1834* Frederick Warren 1 Pluto 10 Iris, Pelorus, Trinculo, Curlew, Britomart, Buzzard, Forester, Griffon, Brisk, Lynx, Fair Rosamond, Charybdis 11
1835* Patrick Cambell6) 0   11 Pelorus, Trinculo, Britomart, Rolla, Buzzard, Griffon, Brisk, Lynx, Charybdis, Forester, Fair Rosamond 11
1836* Patrick Campbell 0   14 Thalia, Pylades, Scout, Columbine, Rolla, Curlew, Waterwitch, Britomart, Buzzard, Lynx, Forester, Charybdis, Fair Rosamond, Griffon, Bonetta 14
1837* Patrick Campbell 0   16 Scout, Pylades, Childers, Columbine, Pelican, Curlew, Saracen, Waterwitch, Rolla, Bonetta, Dolphin, Charybdis, Forester, Lynx, Buzzard, Viper, Fair Rosamond 16
1838* Hon George Elliot7) 0   17 Melville, Pelican, Pylades, Scout, Columbine, Childers, Saracen, Waterwitch, Curlew, Termagant, Bonetta, Viper, Brisk, Forester, Fair Rosamond, Dolphin,Lynx, Sappho 17
1839* Hon George Elliot 0   19 Scout, Columbine, Pylades, Pelican, Lily, Wolverene, Acorn, Harlequin, Saracen, Nautilus, Waterwitch, Partridge, Dolphin, Bonetta, Lynx, Termagant, Viper, Fair Rosamond, Forester, Buzzard, Brisk, Fantome, Wanderer, Curlew 19
1840 William Tucker 0   12 Modeste, Fantome, Wolverene, Acorn, Lily, Wanderer, Persian, Harlequin, Saracen, Rolla, Cygnet, Lynx, Termagant, Viper, Buzzard, Dolphin, Forester, Brisk, Fair Rosamond, Waterwitch, Curlew 12
1841 William Tucker 1 Pluto 12 Madagascar, Iris, Wolverene, Persian, Wanderer, Cygnet, Dolphin, Bonetta, Ferret, Forester, Saracen, Lynx, Termagant, Pantaloon, Buzzard, Viper, Rolla 13
1842 John Foote 1 Pluto, Kite 12 Madagascar, Iris, Persian, Ferret, Heroine, Pantaloon, Rapid, Rolla, Cygnet, Dolphin, Bonetta, Buzzard, Termagant 13
1843 John Foote 2 Kite 11 Madagascar, Iris, Persian, Ferret, Espoir, Cygnet, Heroine, Bonetta, Pantaloon, Rapid, Spy 13
1844 William Jones 7 Penelope, Gorgon, Hydra, Growler, Ardent, Prometheus, Albert 14 Madagascar, Albatross, Larne, Ringdove, Wasp, Hyacinth, Ferret, Espoir, Alert, Sealark, Star, Cygnet, Heroine, Rapid, Spy 21
1845 William Jones 8 Penelope 13   21
1846 William Jones 5 Penelope 20   25
1847 Sir Charles Hotham 7 Penelope 23   30
1848 Sir Charles Hotham 6 Penelope 21   27
1849 Sir Charles Hotham 7 Penelope 20   27
1850 Arthur Fanshawe 8 Centaur, Archer, Cyclops, Dover, Flamer, Gladiator, Hecla, Jackall, Niger, Phoenix, Prometheus, Rattler, Teazer, Wasp 16 Cygnet, Dolphin, Flying Fish, Harlequin, Heroine, Hound, Kingfisher, Philomel, Ranger, Sealark, Wolverene 24
1851 Arthur Fanshawe 15 Penelope, Teazer, Phoenix, Bloodhound, Volcano, Niger, Sampson 12 Waterwitch, Philomel, Harlequin, Sealark, Ranger 27
1852 Sir Henry William Bruce 10 Penelope, Bloodhound, Firefly, Prometheus, Alecto, Myrmidon, Pluto, Teazer, Volcano, Polyphemus, Myrmidon, Niger, Wasp, Jackall 10 Hound, Sealark, Cygnet, Harlequin, Crane, Britomart, Dolphin, Spy, Waterwitch, Atholl 20
1853 Sir Henry William Bruce 9 Penelope 10   19
1854 John Adams   Gladiator      
1855 John Adams 1 Gladiator 6   7
1856 John Adams   Gladiator     14
1857 Charles Wise   Vesuvius, Pluto, Spitfire, Ardent, Teazer     17
1858 Charles Wise   Vesuvius     21
1859 Charles Wise   Vesuvius     18
1860 William Edmonstone   Arrogant, Alecto, Archer, Bloodhound, Brune, Buffalo, Dover, Espoir, Falcon, Prometheus, Ranger, Sharpshooter, Spitfire, Torch, Triton, Wrangler     11
1861 William Edmonstone   Arrogant, Ranger, Falcon, Alecto, Torch, Brune     14
1862 William Edmonstone   Brisk, Flying Fish   Zebra 17
1863 Arthur Parry Eardley Wilmot   Rattlesnake     20
1864 Arthur Parry Eardley Wilmot   Rattlesnake     20
1865 Arthur Parry Eardley Wilmot   Rattlesnake     20
1866 Geofrey Thomas Phipps Hornby   Bristol     20
1867 Geofrey Thomas Phipps Hornby   Bristol     17
1868 William Montagu Dowell   Rattlesnake     15
1869 William Montagu Dowell   Rattlesnake     13

Notes:

1) * Data for Cape station (including West African squadron at this time)
2) Columbine: Lieutenant 12 April 1782, Commander 22 December 1796, Captain 29 April 1802, Died 18 June 1811. In July 1809, whilst in command of Solebay he commanded a small expedition, which captured Senegal, at which time Solebay was wrecked
3) Mends: June 1821 - 4 Sep 1823 (died on board Owen Glendower)
4) Bullen: 12 December 1823 - 1827
5) Warren: 5 August 1831 - 23 November 1834
6) Campbell: 23 November 1834 - 25 September 1837
7) Elliot: 25 September 1837 - 15 February 1840

Top  

Valid HTML 4.0