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HMS Medusa (1838)

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NameMedusaExplanation
TypePacket   
Launched31 October 1838
HullWooden
PropulsionPaddle
Builders measure889 tons
Displacement 
Guns 
Fate1872
Class 
Ships bookADM 135/305
Note 
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
8 August 1839
- July 1844
Commanded by Lieutenant commander John Phillips Philipps, Liverpool
13 July 1844Commanded by Lieutenant commander James Grant Raymond, Liverpool
17 May 1848Commanded by Lieutenant commander John Oldenshaw Bathurst, Mediterranean
15 February 1855Commanded by Lieutenant commander William Andrew James Heath, the Black Sea during the Russian War
7 January 1856
- 19 July 1856
Commanded by Captain Sherard Osborn, senior offcier in the Sea of Azov during the Russian War
1 August 1856Commanded by Commander Henry James Raby, west coast of Africa
18 March 1857Commanded by Commander William Bowden, west coast of Africa
1 September 1863Commanded by Master commander John Hillary Allard, Sheerness
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Ma 2 January 1865The screw steamship Achilles, 20, Capt. E.W. Vansittart, attended by the paddlewheel steam-vessel Medusa, arrived In Plymouth Sound at 10 yesterday morning. She will probably go into the North or Queen's Dock at Keyham, as the New Long Dock at Devonport, in which she was last placed, is now occupied by the Prince Consort.
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