HMS Eaglet (launched as Eagle, 1804)
HMS Eaglet (launched as Eagle, 1804)

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NameEaglet (launched as Eagle, 1804)Explanation
TypeThird rate   
Launched27 February 1804
Builders measure1706 tons
Ships bookADM 135/0
Note1830.04 50 gun 4th rate.1860 t.s.
1926 accidentally burnt
Snippets concerning this vessels career
(January 1840)Out of commission at Chatham
4 November 1844
- 11 March 1848
Commanded by Captain George Bohun Martin, flagship of Rear-Admiral Samuel Hood Inglefield, south-east coast of America
12 December 1856
- 1 February 1858
Commanded by Captain Henry Alexander Story, Coast Guard, Falmouth (replaced by Russell)
1 February 1858
- 11 June 1860
Commanded by Captain Edward Tatham, Coast Guard, Pembroke
26 August 1860
- 5 March 1862
Commanded by Commander Frederick Thomas Chetham Strode, training ship, Portsmouth
1 July 1862Commanded by Commander John William Whyte, Royal Naval Reserve drill ship, Portsmouth
16 February 1864Commanded by Commander William Edward Fisher, Royal Naval Reserve drill ship, Portsmouth
27 June 1873
- 5 June 1874
Commanded by Commander Francis Durrant, Royal Naval Reserve drill ship, Liverpool
1918Renamed Eaglet
Extracts from the Times newspaper
Ma 11 January 1847The squadron in the River Plate was distributed as follows, on the 29th of October:- the Vernon, 50, Captain Fitzgerald, flag of Rear-Admiral Inglefield: the Raleigh, 50, Commodore Sir Thomas Herbert; the Eagle, 50, Captain G.B. Martin; the Melampus, 42, Captain Campbell, and the Comus, 16, Commander D?Eyncourt, were at Montevideo.
The Cura?oa, 24, Captain Broughton, and the Dolphin 3, Lieutenant-Commander Miller, were at Rio on the 18th of November, the latter having arrived from Montevideo five days prior.
The Grecian, 16, Commander Tindal, was at Busca.
The Racer, 18, Commander Reed, was at Colonia.
The Satellite, 18, Commander Rowley, was at Maldonado.
The Firebrand steam frigate, Captain Hope, and the Harpy steam vessel, Lieutenant Tomlinson, was at Buenos Ayres.
The Acorn, 18, Commander Bingham, was at Paraguay.
The Alecto steam sloop, Commander Massingberd, had proceeded up the Urugay to relieve the iron steam vessel Lizard, Lieutenant-Commander Tylden.
The Dido, 20, Captain Maxwell, sailed from Monte Video for the East Indies on the 29th of October.
The Carysfort, 26, Captain G.H. Seymour, arrived at Valparaiso on the 19th of October, from Sydney and New Zealand (where sho had landed the new Governor and specie), and remained there on the 24th refitting.
The Salamander steam sloop, Captain Hamond, left Valparaiso for Rio and England on the 1st of October.
Tho Sampson steam frigate, Captain T. Henderson, left Valparaiso on the 25th of October for Talcahuano, and on an experimental sailing cruize.
The Nereus store ship, Master Commander Bateman, was under orders, at the above date, to proceed from Valparaiso to Callao.

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