HMS Canopus (1798)
HMS Canopus (1798)


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NameCanopusExplanation
TypeThird rate   
Acquired1798
HullWooden
PropulsionSail
Builders measure2257 tons
Displacement 
Guns84
Fate1887
ClassCanopus
Ships book
NoteWas Franklin (French) captured 1798.08.01 at the Nile.
1863 h.s.
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
(January 1840)Out of commission at Plymouth
1 March 1845
- 30 May 1848
Commanded by Captain Fairfax Moresby, 1845 experimental squadron then Channel squadron
2 February 1863Commanded by Commander Charles Fenton Fletcher Boughey, Devonport (tender to Indus)
4 April 1863
- 17 May 1865
Commanded by Captain Charles Henry May, receiving ship, Plymouth
(13 May 1865)
- 2 September 1865
Commanded by Captain George Le Geyt Bowyear
2 September 1865Commanded by Captain Thomas Henry Mason
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