HMS Maeander (1840)
HMS Maeander (1840)

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NameMaeander (1840)Explanation
TypeFifth rate   
Launched5 May 1840
Builders measure1221 tons
Ships book
Note1870.07 wrecked at Ascension
Snippets concerning this vessels career
1 November 1847
- 1851
Commanded by Captain Henry Keppel, East Indies (again cooperating with Brooke), then Australia and the Pacific
2 July 1852
- 29 May 1854
Commanded by Captain Charles Talbot, Cape of Good Hope
30 May 1854
- 5 November 1856
Commanded by Captain Thomas Baillie, White Sea, during the Russian War
2 December 1856Commanded by Captain James Robert Drummond, coast guard service
1 December 1857
- 31 January 1858
Commanded by Captain Francis Scott
(1859)Commanded by Commander Malcolm MacGregor
1 November 1859
- July 1861
Commanded by Captain William Farquharson Burnett, storeship, Ascension
5 June 1861
- 4 April 1864
Commanded by Captain Frederick Lamport Barnard, storeship, Ascension
(14 June 1864)
- January 1866
Commanded by Joseph Grant Bickford, storeship, Ascension
Extracts from the Times newspaper
Fr 30 June 1848

Cape of Good Hope, April 21.

The President, 50, Captain Stanley, bearing the flag of Vice-Admiral Dacres, the Commander-in-Chief, sailed from Simon's-bay on the 15th for the Mauritius, taking the Rosamond steam sloop, Commander Foote, with him part of the way. The Rosamond was to go to Mozambique with despatches, and then on to the Mauritius to meet the Admiral there. The Geyser steam sloop, Commander Brown, left this on the 18th, calling off Buffalo River to land Colonel Hare, and then goes on to the Mauritius to join the Admiral; and then they all go to Tamatave to make a treaty with the Queen of Madagascar. The Brilliant, 26, Captain Watson, left this about a month since for the Mauritius, and remains there until the Admiral's arrival, and then she would go to Tamatave with him. The Eurydice, 26, Captain Anson, is to come here to refit; and the Nimrod, Commander Belgrave, on the Eurydice's arrival, will take the Bishop of the Cape to St. Helena on a visit. The Admiral still feels the loss of his son most acutely. The Mariner, 12, Commander Mathison, arrived here on the 15th, the day the Admiral left; she was 17 days from Rio, and left at anchor there the Maeander, 44, Captain the Hon. H. Keppel; the Inconstant, 36, Captain Shepphard [sic]; the Acheron steam surveying ship, Captain J.L. Stokes; and the Hydra steam sloop, Commander Skipwith; — all from England. The Maeander and Acheron are expected here hourly, as they were to leave three days after the Mariner, which has been here nearly a week. The latter leaves this on the 25th for India. All is quiet and going on prosperously in the colony. They have had a severe hurricane at the Mauritius; the damage done is considerable. The Fox, 42, Commodore Sir Henry Blackwood, is expected here every day from India, homeward bound; also the Albatross, 14, Commander Farquhar, from the coast of Africa, en route to India. The Devastation steam sloop, Commander Michell, is also daily expected here from the coast for service on this station. The Seringapatam store ship, Master Commanding Russell, is in Simon's-bay.

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