HMS Heron (1847)
HMS Heron (1847)


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NameHeron (1847)Explanation
Type2nd class brig   
Launched27 September 1847
HullWooden
PropulsionSail
Builders measure482 tons
Displacement 
Guns16
Fate1859
ClassAcorn
Ships book
Note1859.05.09 foundered between Ascension & Sierra Leone
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
3 October 1857
- 9 May 1859
Commanded by Commander William Henderson Truscott, west coast of Africa (until the vessel foundered in a tornado between Ascension and Sierra Leone with the loss of 107 souls; Truscott and 24 other survived, but Triscott and two other survivors died of yellow fever on the passage home)


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