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Posted by John Alexander Davidson on Monday 24th of June 2019 18:05
My 3Great Grandfather,LT. Alexander Davidson, RN commanded this vessel from her taking by The Albatross, November,13th 1800, as Prize Master and later as her Commanding Officer until her arrival at Portsmouth, April 27th 1804 with secret dispatches for the Government in London.
Posted by AvM on Saturday 22nd of July 2017 17:52
Selections from Calcutta Gazettes of the Years 1784 [-1823 Inclusive p.71The 27TH November 1800. Fort William, November 26th, 1800, The following Despatch was this day received from the Acting Post Master at Kedgeree :—To G. H. Barlow, Esq.,Chief Secretary to Government, Fort William.Sir,—I have the honor to acquaint you of the arrival of the Brig L'Adele, French Privateer, captured by His Majesty's Brig Albatross Captain Walter, on the 13th instant, about 30 leagues to the southward of of the Sandheads; the L'Adele had made eight captures, four of which she suffered to proceed on their voyage after plundering them of what she thought necessary, I have, &c., (Sd.) S. H. HUET, Acting Post Masterp.274L'Adele is a fine fast sailing vessel and works well, was built at Nantz about eight monts ago, and is pierced for 16 guns, but has only 12 on board (and 4 quarters) , six and four pounders, Citoyen Nicolas Surcouff, Commander; and had about 60 persons on board at the commencement of the action.
Posted by AvM on Saturday 22nd of July 2017 17:43
The below documents are from"Supplementary Dispatches an Memoria of Field Marshal Arthur Duke of Wellington, KGIndia 1797-1805Vol II June 6, 1800 - Dec. 11, 1801,
Posted by AvM on Saturday 22nd of July 2017 17:40
June 6, 1800 - Dec. 11, 1801, Vol 2p.316The 'Phoenix' Indiaman has tekan the Malartie privateer, and the' Albatross' has taken the 'Adele', which I have named the 'Waller', and sent to Trincomalee with dispatchesp.327To J. Rider, Esq. [715.]SIR, Trincomalee, 24th Jan., 1801.I have received your letter, in which you inform me that the price of the guns proposed to be purchased for the use of the Honourable Company's ship Waller is six hundred rupees, and I request that you will purchase them and deliver them to the officer commanding that vessel.I have, & C.,Arthur Wellesley
Posted by AvM on Saturday 22nd of July 2017 17:32
The Asiatic Annual Register, Or, a View of the History of Hindustan ..., Vol 7p.147April 1802Amount of Provisions and Naval Stzores suzpplied in 1800-1Brig Waller Rp594p.146Purchase of 4 Carriage Guns for the brig Waller Rp660
Posted by AvM on Saturday 22nd of July 2017 17:18
The Naval Chronicle - Vol 12 - Page 304NAUTICAL DISCOVERY,[from The calcutta post, Aug. 12, 1803.]HE following particulars are from the log book of theHon. Company’s armed Brig 'Waller', under the conmandof Lieutenant Alex ANDER. Davidson, of the Royal Navy, on her passage from Malacca to Amboyna and back:—
Posted by AvM on Saturday 22nd of July 2017 16:50
East India Register and Directory 1803not listed as for 1 Jan 1801East India Register and Directory 1803East India Register and Directory 1804AT CalcuttaWaller East India Company cruizer buil.t France , master Lieut A.Davidson
Posted by AvM on Saturday 22nd of July 2017 16:17
Lloyd's List - Tuesday 01 May 1804Portsmouth arrived 28 Mar 1804 Walter (armed brig) from Bengalsailed 8 Jan 1804
Posted by AvM on Saturday 22nd of July 2017 16:14
Papers Respecting The Navy, Presented In Pursuance Of Addresses of the House of Lords to His Majesty.Navy Office, 18th March 1805HMS Firebrand was purchased form East India Company'Waller' was "unknown" ears old and has 140bmwas purchased for £600moreover £126 were spent to fitting the ship at King'S Yard.
Posted by AvM on Saturday 22nd of July 2017 16:07
Rowan Hackman"Ships of the EI Company"Waller ship French built and taken in prize, probably in Indian waterssChartered to carry a cargo from Calcutta to Londonsailed 9 Jan 180413 Oct wrecked near Dover, almost at the end of her voyage