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|Built by:||Deptford Dockyard|
|Launched:||31st May 1813|
|Machinery:||Sail - Screw|
|Type:||3rd Rate - Vengeur class|
|Built for:||H.M. Government|
|Work Done:||October 1845 to April 1847|
|Other info:||Guns - 74|
Crew - 600
|History:||4th January 1808. Ordered.|
August 1808. Laid Down.
10th June 1813. Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard.
June 1813. Commanded by Captain Samuel Warren.
29th September 1813. Remains in the Downs.
30th October 1813. Passed Yarmouth on a cruise in the North Sea.
17th November 1813. Arrived at Deal from the North Sea.
7th January 1814. Sailed from Holland.
9th January 1814. Arrived at the Downs after landing escapees from Verdum at Holland.
9th January 1814. Arrived at Portsmouth from the Downs.
18th January 1814. Expected to sail from Portsmouth with the Mediterranean convoy.
3rd July 1814. Remains at Mahon.
21st August 1814. Arrived at Deal with a convoy from the Mediterranean and are placed under quarantine.
22nd August 1814. Remains under quarantine in the Downs.
29th August 1814. Sailed for Sheerness to be paid off.
April 1820. Began large repair at Woolwich Dockyard.
July 1830. At Woolwich.
January 1836. Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard
9th April 1839. Commanded by Captain Humphrey Fleming Senhouse.
23rd June 1839. Wants nearly 200 men to complete her complement.
1st August 1839. Ordered to proceed to Spithead from Sheerness. She would have been there during the week, but having wrung her capstan by endeavouring to unmoor with an elbow in her hawse, she remains to get the damage repaired. Reports say she is ashore on the Beacon Shoal in the Swin Channel.
9th August 1839. Arrived at Spithead, from Sheerness, and has since daily entered men to complete her strength.
21st December 1839. At Portsmouth.
31st January 1840. Towed out of Portsmouth Harbour by the ‘Lightning’ and ‘Messenger’.
19th March 1840. Bound for the Chins.
27th April 1840. Eastward of the Cape of Good Hope.
15th May 1840. At Simon’s Bay and was expected to sail with the ‘Nimrod’ and ‘Columbine’ to join the Admiral at Singapore.
8th July 1840. Sailed from Singapore for China.
July 1840. Arrived at Chusan Harbour.
21st November 1840. Arrived at Tongkoo Bay from Chusan.
24th November 1840. From Tongkoo Bay to the mouth of the Bogue.
7th January 1841. Off Anunghouy and send detachments of the British and Indian army and men from the ‘Wellesley’, ‘Melville’, ‘Samarang’, ‘Druid’, ‘Modeste’, ‘Columbine Calliope’, ‘Hyacinth’, ‘Starling’, ‘Larne’, and cutter ‘Louise’, landed to attack and destroy the forts at Chuenpee and Tycocktow.
25th / 26th February 1841. Attack on Anunghoy.
1st March 1841. Off Wantong. Sent ships boats up the river to Canton.
21st May 1841. Taken into the Macao passage, and anchored six miles below Canton.
13th June 1841. Captain Senhouse died from fever contracted during operations in Canton in May.
14th June 1841. Commanded by Captain Thomas Herbert.
24th August 1841. Operations against Amoy and the fortified island of Kolangsoo.
4th September 1841. Proceeded to Chusan.
1st October 1841. Action at Tinghae.
9th October 1841. Reconnaissance of the mouth of the Ningpo river and city of Chinhae.
October 1843. Out of commission at Sheerness.
11th September 1845. Towed down from Sandgate-Creek and hauled into dock at Sheerness to be fitted as a block ship with screw propeller.
2nd October 1845. Intended for the block ship at Sheerness, and now in dock there, has not yet been taken in hand, the plans for the conversion being not yet thoroughly matured.
21st October 1845. To go to Blackwall to be fitted for the screw-propeller.
28th October 1845. Has her copper stripped off, and is having her poop and interior fittings removed, previous to being towed to the yard of Messrs. Wigram, who have taken the contract for the conversion.
31st October 1845. Will be undocked at Sheerness, and towed to Blackwall to be fitted as a steam guard-ship.
4th November 1845. Hauled out of dock at Sheerness, and when the Messrs. Wigram have a dock ready for her at their establishment at Blackwall, she will be towed there to be fitted as a steam guard-ship.
4th October 1846. Will have her machinery, constructed by Messrs. Seaward and Capel, put on board in the East India Dock.
5th October 1846. Taken out of the dock and towed to Wigram and Co’s establishment, to be fitted with her screw propeller, and have the other necessary alterations completed.
19th March 1847. Had her machinery nearly ready, and will be tried in about three weeks. She was floated out on Thursday to make room for the egress of the ‘Terpsichore’.
April 1847. Converted by Wigram, engines 450 hp. By Seaward, had the water let into the dock to try the Screw. The funnel is constructed on the telescopic principle, and may be lowered to within six feet of the deck, and the steam-pipe for blowing off the steam may be made level with the deck.
6th May 1847. Due to be floated out of Wigram’s dock, but tide did not rise sufficiently, will have to try on next spring tide.
1st December 1847. Commanded by Captain Richard Augustus Yates, guard ship, Portsmouth.
25th January 1848. Commanded by Captain Horatio Thomas Austin, guard ship, Portsmouth.
15th July 1848. Sailed from Portsmouth for St. Helena.
October 1848. The crew used to carry out trials on the ‘Ajax’, following her conversion from sail to sail and steam.
20th December 1848. Steam guard ship at Portsmouth.
13th February 1850. Commanded by Captain William Honeyman Henderson, guard ship, Portsmouth.
30th August 1851. Portsmouth.
14th August 1853. Commanded by Captain Frederick Thomas Pelham, guard ship, Portsmouth.
11th March 1854. Sailed from Spithead with the fleet for the Baltic.
15th April 1854. Captured Russian brig ‘Patrioten’.
16th April 1854. Captured Russian merchant vessel ‘Victor’.
13th June 1854. The French fleet joined the British in the Baltic at Baro Sound.
July 1854. Surveyed a channel between Lumpar and Ango Islands.
11th August 1854. Unloaded guns and sent up to the British battery.
18th November 1854. Commanded by Captain William Hutchison Hall, the Baltic during the Russian War.
4th February 1856. In the Fitting Basin at Portsmouth.
23rd February 1856. Moved out of the Steam Basin at Portsmouth; to test engines, then back to Spithead.
25th February 1856. Sailed from Spithead for Lisbon.
23rd April 1856. Present at the Fleet Review at Spithead.
5th June 1856. Commanded by Captain Frederick Thomas Pelham, guard ship, Portsmouth.
1st February 1858. Commanded by Captain Francis Scott, Coast Guard, Portland.
25th May 1860. The only ship of war now at Portland.
12th June 1860. Commanded by Captain Edward Tatham, Coast Guard, Pembroke.
1st April 1861. Commanded by Captain Frederick Herbert Kerr, Coast Guard, Pembroke.
2nd April 1864. Commanded by Captain Thomas Henry Mason, Coast Guard, Pembroke. Number of cases of Disease and Injury onboard.
1865. Broken up.
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