HMS Winchester (1822)
HMS Winchester (1822)

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NameWinchester (1822)Explanation
TypeFourth rate   
Launched21 June 1822
Builders measure1487 tons
Ships book
Note1861 = Conway, t.s.
1876 = Mount Edgcombe
Snippets concerning this vessels career
- December 1830
Commanded by Captain Charles John Austen, flagship of Edward Griffith Colpoys, until invalided
4 June 1834
- 1 June 1838
Commanded by Captain Edward Sparshott, flagship of Sir Thomas Bladen Capel, East Indies
18 March 1839Commanded by Captain John Parker, flagship of Thomas Harvey, North America and West Indies
20 August 1841
- 4 March 1842
Commanded by Captain Thomas Wren Carter. North America and West Indies
7 March 1842
- 1846
Commanded by Captain Charles Eden, flagship of Rear-Admiral Josceline Percy, Cape of Good Hope
16 March 1852Commanded by Captain Granville Gower Loch, flagship of Rear-Admiral Fleetwood Broughton Reynolds Pellew on the East Indies and China station
22 January 1854
- 24 September 1854
Commanded by Captain James Francis Ballard Wainwright
4 May 1854
- 14 May 1857
Commanded by Captain Thomas Wilson, flagship of Rear-Admiral James Stirling, East Indies (including 2nd Anglo-Chinese War)
November 1861Renamed Conway
1 July 1862Commanded by Commander Charles John Balfour, Aberdeen, Royal Naval Reserve drill ship
1 September 1876Renamed Mount Edgcombe
Extracts from the Times newspaper
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 and later 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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