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HMS Vulcan (1849)

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Launched27 January 1849
Builders measure1747 tons
Ships bookADM 135/503
Note1851 troopship.
Sold as barque Jorawur
Snippets concerning this vessels career
17 April 1852Commanded by Commander Edward Pelham Brenton Von Donop, particular service, then Mediterranean
2 October 1855Commanded by Commander George Le Geyt Bowyear
10 May 1856Commanded by Commander James Holmes Furneaux, particular service
28 June 1859
- 8 May 1863
Commanded by Commander Augustus Chetham-Strode, East Indies and China (including British involvement in Taiping rebellion)
9 May 1863
- 3 November 1864
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Captain Augustus Chetham-Strode
Extracts from the Times newspaper
Sa 16 August 1851

Portsmouth, Friday.

The Vulcan screw steam-ship, Master Commander Penn, arrived at Spithead this evening from the Cape of Good Hope, whither she conveyed the 74th Regiment. She left Simon's Bay on Sunday, June 1, taking in tow Her Majesty's brig Pandora to give her an offing for New Zealand, leaving the Commodore's frigate, Castor, 36, and the Dee steam-troop-ship in the bay.
Fr 4 November 1864The Vulcan, screw troopship, Capt. A. Strode, was paid out of commission yesterday at Portsmouth, after a commission of five years and four months. She had a very good ship's company, and has done very excellent service under Capt. Strode's command.

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