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HMS Flamer (1831)

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NameFlamerExplanation
TypeGunvessel   
Launched11 August 1831
HullWooden
PropulsionPaddle
Builders measure495 tons
Displacement510 tons
Guns6
Fate1850
Class 
Ships book
Note1850.11.22 wrecked off West Africa
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
21 November 1839
- 1842
Commanded by Lieutenant commander William Robson, West Indies
(January 1843)Out of commission at Woolwich
6 October 1843
- 12 December 1845
Commanded by Lieutenant commander Charles James Postle, Mediterranean
12 December 1845
- 17 August 1846
Commanded by Commander Charles James Postle, Mediterranean
28 December 1845Commanded by Lieutenant commander George Lavie, Mediterranean
9 November 1846Commanded by Commander George Lavie, Mediterranean
10 August 1850
- 22 November 1850
Commanded by Commander James Aldworth St Leger, West coast of Africa (until vessel wrecked)
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Sa 7 October 1843The Flamer steam-vessel is ordered to be brought forward for commission immediately. Lieutenant Postle, late of the Lizard steam-vessel, which was lost by being run down by the French steam-vessel Veloce, in the Mediterranean, is expected to be appointed to command her.
Sa 8 December 1849

Portsmouth, Dec. 6.

In Port and Fitting

In the Harbour. - The Victory and Illustrious flag-ships, the Excellent gunnery ship; the Blenheim steam-guard-ship; the Eurydice, stripping to pay off; the Contest, fitting out; the Rolla apprentices' brig, laying up for the winter; the Fairy and Elfin, and Portsmouth yachts; the Flamer packet from Holyhead, and the Echo tug.
In Dock. - The Britannia, 120; the Dauntless, 24; the Fantome, 16; the Lily, 16; the Fox, 42; the Devastation, and the Birkenhead steam frigates.
In the Basin. - The Princess Charlotte, 104; the Actaeon, 26; and the Sprightly and the Bee steam-vessels.
In the Steam Basin, - The Ajax, 60; the Penelope, 22; the Sidon, 26; the Victoria and Albert royal yacht; the Urgent , the Pike, the Asp, and the Blazer.
Building. - The Royal Frederick, 120;[subsequently cancelled later and completed as Frederick William] the Prince of Wales, 120; the Princess Royal, 90; the Argus, and the Furious steam sloops.
Sa 9 March 1850

Portsmouth, Friday.

In Port and Fitting

In Harbour. - The Victory, Illustrious, Blenheim, Excellent, Rolla, Fairy, Fanny, and Echo.
In Dock. - The St Vincent, Winchester, Fox, Fantome, and Penelope.
In the Basin. - The Lily.
In the Steam-Basin. - The Blazer, Birkenhead, Pike, Asp, Flamer, Comet, Elfin, Victoria and Albert, Hecate, and Termagant.
Sa 20 April 1850In Harbour. - The Victory, Excellent, Illustrious, Blenheim, Fanny, and Portsmouth tenders, the Echo tug, and the Locust steam-vessel.
In Dock. - The St Vincent, Winchester, Fox, Penelope, Rapid, and Electra.
In the Basin. - The Niger, Devastation, Fantome, Griffon, and Fairy.
In the Steam Basin. - Termagant, Hecate, Victoria and Albert, Bulldog, Blazer, Flamer, Pike, Asp, and Elfin.
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