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HMS St Vincent (1815)

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NameSt VincentExplanation
Type1st rate   
Launched11 March 1815
HullWooden
PropulsionSail
Builders measure 
Displacement4672 tons
Guns120
Fate1906
Class 
Ships book
Note1841 h.s.
1862 t.s.
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
1 May 1830Commanded by Captain Hyde Parker, flagship of Thomas Foley, Portsmouth
1831
- 1834
Commanded by Captain Humphry Fleming Senhouse as flag-captain to Sir Henry Hotham
(January 1840)Out of commission at Portsmouth
1 October 1841
- 1842
Commanded by Captain Henry John Codrington, flagship of Admiral Edward Codrington (his father), Portsmouth
31 December 1842
- September 1845
Commanded by Captain Richard Freeman Rowley, flagship of Admiral Charles Rowley (his father), Portsmouth (and 1844 experimental squadron)
23 October 1844Commanded by Captain Earl of Hardwicke (and 1844 experimental squadron and 1845 experimental squadron)
7 November 1845
- 1846
Commanded by Captain Richard Grant, flagship of Charles Ogle, Portsmouth
14 May 1846
- 7 October 1846
Commanded by Acting Captain John Shepherd, flagship of Commodore Francis Augustus Collier, Channel squadron
17 October 1846
- 8 December 1847
Commanded by Captain Alexander Milne, flagship of Admiral Charles Ogle, Portsmouth
16 November 1847Commanded by Captain Sidney Colpoys Dacres, flagship of Rear-Admiral Charles Napier, Western squadron
28 April 1854Commanded by Captain George Augustus Eliott, flagship of Rear-Admiral William Fanshawe Martin, guard ship of Ordinary, Portsmouth
3 June 1854
- September 1854
Commanded by Captain George Mansel, transporting French troops to the Baltic during the Russian war (until Mansel died)
30 July 1857
- 2 March 1858
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Captain Harry Eyres, depot ship of the ordinary, Portsmouth.
30 June 1858Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Captain Harry Eyres, depot ship of the ordinary, Portsmouth.
1 April 1859Commanded by Captain Thomas Wilson, reserve depot ship, Portsmouth
26 April 1866
- 25 April 1869
Commanded by Commander Richard Carter, training ship, Portsmouth
17 August 1878Commanded by Commander John Hext, training ship for boys, Portsmouth
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Ma 26 March 1849 Her Majesty’s ship Sidon arrived at Portsmouth on Saturday morning, having left Gibraltar on the afternoon of the 16th, taking in tow the St. Vincent, and bringing her through the straits, with a speed of 7 knots against current, as far as off Cape St. Vincent, where she cast her off, and left her to make the best of her way to England, The prevalence of the easterly winds will probably prolong her passage. The Reynard and Plumper sailed in company from Gibraltar with the St. Vincent and Sidon; but at daylight of the 17th the Reynard was seen in tow of the Plumper. It is, therefore, presumed that some accident had occurred to the machinery of the former vessel. All well at Gibraltar on the 16th, and the new Governor very popular. It is supposed that proceedings against the Riff pirates are deferred until more settled weather shall enable the operations to be carried on with greater prospect of certainty of success on that difficult coast. The Sidon experienced fresh easterly gales, and steamed all the passage home.
We 28 March 1849Our Gibraltar advices of the 15th mention that the St. Vincent, Sidon, Reynard, and Plumper, would sail on the 16th for England, and that the dispute with the Moorish pirates on the coast of Rif had been arranged, and they had made satisfaction to the admiral for the piracies committed.
Sa 8 December 1849

Portsmouth, Dec. 6.

In Port and Fitting

In the Harbour. - The Victory and Illustrious flag-ships, the Excellent gunnery ship; the Blenheim steam-guard-ship; the Eurydice, stripping to pay off; the Contest, fitting out; the Rolla apprentices' brig, laying up for the winter; the Fairy and Elfin, and Portsmouth yachts; the Flamer packet from Holyhead, and the Echo tug.
In Dock. - The Britannia, 120; the Dauntless, 24; the Fantome, 16; the Lily, 16; the Fox, 42; the Devastation, and the Birkenhead steam frigates.
In the Basin. - The Princess Charlotte, 104; the Actaeon, 26; and the Sprightly and the Bee steam-vessels.
In the Steam Basin, - The Ajax, 60; the Penelope, 22; the Sidon, 26; the Victoria and Albert royal yacht; the Urgent , the Pike, the Asp, and the Blazer.
Building. - The Royal Frederick, 120;[subsequently cancelled later and completed as Frederick William] the Prince of Wales, 120; the Princess Royal, 90; the Argus, and the Furious steam sloops.
Sa 9 March 1850

Portsmouth, Friday.

In Port and Fitting

In Harbour. - The Victory, Illustrious, Blenheim, Excellent, Rolla, Fairy, Fanny, and Echo.
In Dock. - The St Vincent, Winchester, Fox, Fantome, and Penelope.
In the Basin. - The Lily.
In the Steam-Basin. - The Blazer, Birkenhead, Pike, Asp, Flamer, Comet, Elfin, Victoria and Albert, Hecate, and Termagant.
Sa 20 April 1850In Harbour. - The Victory, Excellent, Illustrious, Blenheim, Fanny, and Portsmouth tenders, the Echo tug, and the Locust steam-vessel.
In Dock. - The St Vincent, Winchester, Fox, Penelope, Rapid, and Electra.
In the Basin. - The Niger, Devastation, Fantome, Griffon, and Fairy.
In the Steam Basin. - Termagant, Hecate, Victoria and Albert, Bulldog, Blazer, Flamer, Pike, Asp, and Elfin.
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