HMS Hastings (1819)
HMS Hastings (1819)

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NameHastings (1819)Explanation
TypeThird rate TypeBlockship
Acquired (Sail)June 1819 Converted to screw5 February 1855
HullWooden Length177 feet
PropulsionSail Men600
Builders measure1763 tons Builders measure (as screw)1763 tons
Displacement  Displacement (as screw)2948 tons
Guns74 Guns (as screw)60
Fate1886 Last in commission1866
Class  Class (as screw)Cornwallis
Ships book   
Snippets concerning career prior to conversion
22 June 1819Purchased upon arrival in Britain (as 3rd rate sailing ship; built by East India Company at Calcutta as a speculation).
7 April 1834Commanded by Commanded by Captain Henry Shiffner, flagship of Rear-Admiral Sir William Hall Gage, Lisbon
31 January 1838
- 4 June 1839
Commanded by Captain Francis Erskine Loch, Mediterranean
4 June 1839
- 3 February 1842
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Captain John Lawrence, Mediterranean (including operations on the coast of Syria in 1840)
10 April 1848Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Captain James William Morgan, flagship of Rear-Admiral Francis Augustus Collier, East Indies
21 January 1850
- 6 May 1853
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Captain Francis William Austen, flagship of Rear-Admiral Charles John Austen, East Indies
Career as unarmoured wooden screw vessel
5 February 1855Undocked as screw at Portsmouth Dockyard.
6 February 1855
- 28 August 1855
Commanded by Captain James Crawford Caffin, the Baltic during the Russian War
29 August 1855
- 14 May 1856
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Captain Edward Gennys Fanshawe, the Baltic during the Russian War, then Queenstown
3 April 1857
- 1 February 1860
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth until paying off at Liverpool) by Captain William Robert Mends, Coast Guard, Liverpool (replaced by Majestic)
4 February 1860Commanded by Commander Charles Maxwell Luckraft, Royal Naval Reserve drill ship, Liverpool
29 January 1862Commanded by Commander John William Whyte, Royal Naval Reserve drill ship, Liverpool
8 October 1862
- June 1864
Commanded (from commissioning) by Captain Charles Frederick Alexander Shadwell, flagship of Rear-Admiral Lewis Tobias Jones, Queenstown
2 July 1864
- 18 May 1866
Commanded (until paying off) by Captain John Corbett, flagship of Rear-Admiral Lewis Tobias Jones then Rear-Admiral Frederick Warden, Queenstown
1870Coal hulk, Devonport.
September 1885Sold.

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