HMS Jupiter (launched as Forth, 1833)
HMS Jupiter (launched as Forth, 1833)


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NameJupiter (launched as Forth, 1833)Explanation
TypeFifth rate TypeMortar frigate
Launched1 August 1833 Converted to screw21 January 1856
HullWooden Length164 feet
PropulsionSail Men 
Builders measure1215 tons Builders measure (as screw)1215 tons
Displacement1792 tons Displacement (as screw)1792 tons
Guns44 Guns (as screw)2
Fate1883 Last in commission1856
ClassDruid Class (as screw) 
Ships book   
Snippets concerning career prior to conversion
DateEvent
1 August 1833Launched as 5th rate sailing ship at Pembroke Dockyard
3 October 1845
- July 1847
Comverted to frigate blockship at Devonport
8 December 1855
- 23 October 1856
Commanded (from commissioning) by Captain Lord John Hay, Devonport (and the 1856 Royal Naval review)
Career as unarmoured wooden screw vessel
DateEvent
21 January 1856Undocked as screw mortar frigate at Devonport Dockyard
1869Renamed Jupiter, coal depot, Devonport
4 August 1883Sold to Castle for breaking up at Charlton


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