HMS Gladiator (1844)
HMS Gladiator (1844)

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NameGladiator (1844)Explanation
Type2nd class frigate   
Launched15 October 1844
Builders measure1190 tons
Displacement1960 tons
Ships bookADM 135/193
Snippets concerning this vessels career
12 December 1845
- 10 March 1849
Commanded (until paying off) by Captain John Robb, Channel squadron, then Mediterranean
4 January 1850
- 15 June 1852
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth until paying off at Portsmouth) by Captain John Adams, west coast of Africa
3 April 1854
- 5 June 1855
Commanded by Captain George Nathaniel Broke Middleton, Mediterranean, and (1855) the Black Sea during the Russian War
May 1855
- June 1855
Commanded by Acting Captain Robert Hall, Sea of Azov during Russian War
7 June 1855Commanded by Captain Charles Farrell Hillyar, Mediterranean, and the Black Sea during the Russian War
22 June 1859
- 8 November 1861
Commanded by Commander Henry Dennis Hickley, North America and West Indies
9 March 1864Commanded (from commissioning) by Captain Francis Henry Shortt, particular service
(15 June 1865)
- 15 June 1868
Commanded by Captain Elphinstone D'Oyly D'Auvergne Aplin, particular service, including for trails for the Floating Obstruction Committee
19 August 1869
- 20 February 1872
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Captain Norman Bernard Bedingfield, south-east coast of America
Extracts from the Times newspaper
We 6 February 1850

Plymouth, Feb 5.

Her Majesty's steam frigate Gladiator, having in tow het tender the Jackal steamer, left yesterday for Madeira and the coast of Africa.

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