HMS Volcano (1836)
HMS Volcano (1836)

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NameVolcano (1836)Explanation
Launched29 June 1836
Builders measure720 tons
Displacement1006 tons
Ships bookADM 135/501
Note1854? 'floating factory' (repair ship)
Snippets concerning this vessels career
14 May 1838Commanded by Lieutenant Joseph West, Mediterranean
23 August 1841Commanded by Lieutenant Joseph West, North America and West Indies
2 December 1841Commanded by Lieutenant Craven John Featherstone, Portsmouth
1 October 1845Commanded by Lieutenant John Hay Crang, Mediterranean
6 December 1850Commanded by Commander William Thomas Rivers, Devonport
21 April 1851Commanded by Commander Robert Coote, west coast of Africa
27 February 1855Commanded by 2nd Master commander James H. Ryan, Portsmouth
17 March 1857Commanded by Master commander John M. Hockly, East Indies and China
Extracts from the Times newspaper
Ma 14 September 1840It appears that neither the Salamander nor Comet steam-vessels are to be paid off; they are equipping at Woolwich, with great despatch; they will be both at Spithead about the last week in September. The Medea will leave Woolwich on the 24th. The Vesuvius is fitting at Chatham for the Mediterranean. These four steam ships will increase Sir R. Stopford's force to 10 powerful steam-vessels of war, he having already the Gorgon, Cyclops, Phoenix, Rhadamanthus, Hydra, and Stromboli; and to which there are several steamers already fitted for guns, &c., employed in the conveyance of the mails, such as the Acheron, Volcano, Prometheus, Megaera, Alecto, &c.

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