HMS Blonde (launched as Shah, 1873)
HMS Blonde (launched as Shah, 1873)


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NameBlonde (launched as Shah, 1873)Explanation
TypeUnarmoured frigate   
Launched10 September 1873
HullIron
PropulsionScrew
Builders measure4210 tons
Displacement6250 tons
Guns26
Fate1919
Class 
Ships bookADM 135/51
NoteLaid down (and launched?) as Blonde.
1904 = C.470 c.h.
Sold 1919 and wrecked at Bermuda in 1926
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
14 August 1876
- 1 December 1878
Commanded by Captain Frederick George Denham Bedford, flagship of Rear-Admiral Algernon Frederick Rous De Horsey on the Pacific station
2 December 1878Commanded by Captain Richard BradshawCape of Good Hope


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