HMS Euryalus (1877)
HMS Euryalus (1877)


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NameEuryalus (1877)Explanation
TypeCorvette   
Launched31 January 1877
HullIron
PropulsionScrew
Builders measure2690 tons
Displacement4070 tons
Guns16
Fate1897
ClassBacchante
Ships book
Note 
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
6 June 1878
- October 1878
Commanded (from commissioning at Chatham) by Captain John D'Arcy, to relieve Undaunted, on the East Indies station
1 October 1878
- 12 September 1879
Commanded by Captain Nathaniel Bowden-Smith, returning Rear-Admiral John Corbett from the East Indies
2 September 1882Commanded by Captain John Hext, flagship of Rear-Admiral William Nathan Wrighte Hewett, East Indies
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Th 21 August 1873Three vessels have recently been added to the Royal Navy, and there are at present 25 others in course of construction at the various Government yards and by private firms. The vessels just completed are the Fantome, composite screw sloop of 4 guns, 891 (727) tons, and 720 (120) horse-power engines, which has been constructed at Pembroke; two 14 gun screw corvettes, of 1,890 (1,405) tons and 2,149 (350) horse-power engines each, named the Amethyst and Modeste, both of which have been completed at Devonport. Six new vessels have just been ordered to be commenced, and the necessary preparations for their construction have in some cases been commenced. The new vessels are to include a 14 gun screw-corvette, of 1,405 tons old measurement and 350 nominal horse-power engines, to be named the Diamond, and ordered to be built at Sheerness; a 14 gun iron screw corvette, cased with wood, with a covered battery, of 3,903 tons and 5,230 indicated horse-power engines, to be constructed on No. 5 Slip at Chatham, and to be named the Euryalus; a 14 gun screw corvette, of 1,405 tons and 350 nominal horse-power engines, to be named the Sapphire, and ordered to be built at Devonport; the Temeraire, a screw iron armour-plated ship to carry eight guns, of 8,415 tons and 7,000 indicated horse-power engines, to be constructed at Chatham; and the Vesuvius, a double screw iron torpedo vessel, of 241 tons and 350 indicated horse-power engines, ordered to be built at Pembroke.
Ma 15 November 1880The following information respecting the movements of Her Majesty's ships is supplied by the Admiralty: — From Malta letters have been received from the Rear-Admiral Superintendent up to the 8th inst.; the Téméraire will be ready for sea the 27th inst.; and the Cygnet on the 20th inst.; the Invincible and Hecla are in port. Her Majesty's troopship Orontes left Port Said for England on the 12th inst. From the West Coast of Africa letters hive been received from the Senior Officer in the Dido, at Fernando Po, up to the 2d of October; had arrived from Bonny on the 1st of October, with the Firebrand in company, and would proceed to Ambas Bay, Batanga, and Cape Lopez, returning to Quitta via St Thomas. The Firebrand would relieve the Firefly at St. Paul de Loando. From the Cape of Good Hope intelligence has been received that the Commodore, in the Boadicea, was at Simon's Bay on the 14th inst. From the East Indies, letters have been received from the Commander-in-Chief, Rear-Admiral Gore Jones, C.B., in the Euryalus, was at Trincomalee up to the 12th of October. Was about to sail for Rangoon, and would be met there by the Eclipse and the Dryad. The Beacon was at Bussorah, the Ready was at Muscat, the Woodlark was at Karachi on the 6th October. The Ruby, the Dragon, and the Wild Swan, were on East Coast of Africa. The Seagull was at Aden, and would visit Jeddah shortly. The Philomel, coming to Aden from Seychelles, arrived there on the 20th October. Her Majesty's Indian troopship Serapis left Bombay for England on Saturday, the 13th inst.
Th 18 June 1885Rear-Admiral Sir F.W. Richards, K.C.B., Commander-in-Chief on the East Indies Station, sailed on Tuesday last from Aden in the Bacchante, flagship, with the Reindeer, for Colombo and Trincomalee.
A Reuter telegram, dated Gibraltar, June 17, says:- "Her Majesty’s frigate Euryalus passed here to-day, going west. The armed cruiser Oregon has arrived."
Th 25 June 1885The Euryalus, Capt. Hastings, having been relieved on the East India Station by the Bacchante, and the Boadicea. Capt. Church, which has been relieved at the Cape by the Raleigh, are shortly expected at Spithead. The former will be paid out of commission at Sheeness and the latter at Portsmouth.


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