HMS Chesapeake (1855)
HMS Chesapeake (1855)


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NameChesapeake (1855)Explanation
TypeFrigate   
Launched27 September 1855   
HullWooden Length212 feet
PropulsionScrew Men515
Builders measure2377 tons   
Displacement3334 tons   
Guns51   
Fate1867 Last in commission1861
ClassForte Class (as screw)Forte
Ships bookADM 135/89   
Career
DateEvent
27 September 1855Launched at Chatham Dockyard.
21 July 1857Commanded (from commissioning at Chatham) by Commodore Rundle Burges Watson, East Indies and China
31 July 1858
- 27 December 1858
Commanded by Acting Captain George Henry Parkin, East Indies and China
27 December 1858
- 16 February 1859
Commanded by Commodore Harry Edmond Edgell, East Indies and China
15 February 1859
- 18 May 1861
Commanded by Captain George Ommaney Willes, flagship of James Hope, East Indies and China (including later part of 2nd Anglo-Chinese War)
16 April 1861
- 17 October 1861
Commanded (until paying off at Sheerness) by Captain Rochfort Maguire, flagship of Rear-Admiral Lewis Tobias Jones, returning from East Indies
1867Sold to Castle and Beach for breaking up at Charlton


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