HMS Torch (1845)
HMS Torch (1845)


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NameTorch (1845)Explanation
TypeGunvessel   
Launched25 February 1845
HullIron
PropulsionPaddle
Builders measure344 tons
Displacement505 tons
Guns1
Fate1856
Class 
Ships book
Note 
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
9 April 1846Commanded by Lieutenant William Hoseason
1 September 1846Commanded by Lieutenant David Robert Bunbury Mapleton, Plymouth
23 November 1846Commanded by Lieutenant George Morris, particular service
18 February 1852
- 11 December 1855
Commanded by Lieutenant William Chimmo, tender to Herald, Fiji Islands
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Tu 21 February 1854

DEATHS.

On the 1st of November, at Sydney, 1853, Sir James Everard Home, Bart., C.B., Captain of H.M.S. Calliope, and senior officer on that station. He was buried with military honours, and his funeral was attended by the Governor and chief officers of the civil departments, the officers and crews of the Calliope, Fantome, and Torch, and the military officers and regiments stationed there.


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