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HMS Kent (launched as Impregnable, 1810)

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NameKent (launched as Impregnable)Explanation
Type2nd rate   
Launched1 August 1810
HullWooden
PropulsionSail
Builders measure2406 tons
Displacement 
Guns98
Fate1906
Class 
Ships book
Note1862 training ship.
88.11.09 = Kent.
91.09.22 = Caledonia
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
16 May 1814
- 29 June 1814
Commanded by Captain Charles Adam
30 April 1839
- 27 October 1840
Commanded by Captain Henry Eden, flagship of Graham Moore, Plymouth
27 October 1840
- March 1843
Commanded by Captain Thomas Forrest, Mediterranean
March 1843
- 8 June 1843
Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Captain Robert Smart, flagship of Rear-Admiral Francis Mason, second in command, Mediterranean
(October 1843)Out of commission at Devonport
1 January 1849Commanded by Captain Thomas Maitland, flagship of Admiral William Hall Gage, Devonport
1 January 1852Commanded by Captain Arthur Lowe, flagship of Admiral John Acworth Ommanney, Devonport
25 April 1854Commanded by Captain Charles Wise, flagship of Admiral William Parker, Devonport
4 May 1857
- 3 May 1860
Commanded by Captain William Houston Stewart, flagship of Vice-Admiral Barrington Reynolds, Plymouth
3 May 1860
- 2 April 1861
Commanded by Captain Frederick Herbert Kerr, flagship of Vice-Admiral Houston Stewart, Devonport
2 April 1861
- 31 December 1861
Commanded by Captain Charles Vesey, Devonport, flag-ship of the Port Admiral
1 January 1862
- 8 May 1863
Commanded by Commander Francisco Sangro Robert Dawson Tremlett, Devonport, training ship
12 May 1863Commanded by Captain Francisco Sangro Robert Dawson Tremlett, Devonport, training ship
1 January 1878Commanded by Captain Henry Dennis Hickley, training ship for boys, Devonport
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
We 5 February 1851

Plymouth, Tuesday morning.

A serious accident occurred yesterday afternoon on board Her Majesty's frigate Calliope, 26, Captain Sir J. Everard Home. Bart., C.B., in Hamoase. She was about to be towed into the Sound, had slipped from her moorings, and was attached to a buoy near the flagship Impregnable, lying under the Obelisk. One end of a towing warp was fastened to an iron boiler on board the steam tug Avon, and several turns of the other end were passed round the capstan on the upper deck of the Calliope; but the pauls of the capstan were not adjusted. When the Avon went ahead, the sudden jerk on the capstan caused it to revolve with frightful velocity, and, as the capstan bars were not secured by swifters and pins, they flew about destructively in all directions among the officers and crew. Captain Home received several bruises about the head and body; an assistant surgeon and a quartermaster were severely injured, and a marine had his ear cut off. Signals were instantly made to the different ships in commission, from which the surgeons promptly attended. Some 18 in all were hurt, and it was found necessary to send Sir Everard Home and five others to the Royal Naval Hospital. The frigate was in consequence of the accident replaced at her moorings.
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