OCTOBER 12-14TH, 1865: The CSS Shenandoah fell in "with a great many sail but kept a polite distance from them, working her way along under sail through calms and light airs. In latitude 10 degrees N we took the trades."
Waddell and his ship were returning to England to surrender. The end of the Confederate Navy was drawing near. Of course, the ship was avoiding contact and especially any Union ships that might be looking for it.