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HMS Gloucester (1812)

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NameGloucesterExplanation
Type3rd rate   
Launched27 February 1812
HullWooden
PropulsionSail
Builders measure1770 tons
Displacement 
Guns74
Fate1884
Class 
Ships book
Note1832 40 gun 4th rate.
1861 h.s.
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
(January 1840)Out of commission at Chatham
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Tu 11 October 1864Yesterday the officers, seamen, and Royal Marines belonging to the iron frigate Achilles, 20, 1,250-horse power, Capt. E.W. Vansittart, who have been berthed on board the sailing frigate Gloucester, 50, in Chatham harbour, during the time the ironclad vessel has been fitting for sea, were turned over to the Achilles, the paddlewheel steamers Adder and Otter being employed in the work of conveying the officers and seamen from the one vessel to the other. Only a few mechanics now remain employed on board the iron ship, nearly the whole of the workmen having again resumed their duties at the dockyard, the ironclad frigates Lord Warden and Bellerophon employing the whole resources of the establishment. The Achilles was to be ready to take her departure from Chatham to-day; but late yesterday it was announced that she was not likely to get away from her moorings until to-morrow or the following day, when, according to existing arrangements, she proceeds to the Nore. There she will remain for a few days for the adjustment of her compasses and other matters, proceeding thence to Plymouth for the customary docking before leaving for her first cruise.
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