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NameActaeonExplanation
Type6th rate  
Launched31 January 1831
HullWooden
PropulsionSail
Builders measure620 tons
Displacement 
Guns16
Fate1889
Class 
Ships book
Note1856 survey ship.
1866 hospital ship.
1870 hulk
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
25 November 1830
- 4 September 1834
Commanded by Captain Frederick William Grey, Mediterranean
14 August 1838
- 1842
Commanded by Captain Robert Russell, South America
(January 1843)Out of commission at Plymouth
14 December 1844Commanded by Captain George Mansel, west coast of Africa
1 August 1856
- 29 December 1857
Commanded by Commander William Thornton Bate, Coast of China and Tartary (until he was killed while serving with the Naval Brigade on shore during bombardment of Canton during the second Anglo-Chinese war)
30 December 1857
- 24 September 1858
Commanded by Captain Robert Jenkins, coast of China and Tartary
24 September 1858
- 19 June 1862
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Commander John Ward, coast of China and Tartary
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Fr 20 June 1862The Actaeon, surveying frigate, Capt. John Ward, was paid out of commission at Portsmouth yesterday, under the superintendence of Capt. H. Broadhead, commanding the steam reserve at the port, and the crew were granted the ordinary leave of absence. This ship was commissioned in August, 1858, for Commander W. Thornton Bate, then on surveying service in China. After the death of Capt. Bate at the bombardment of Canton the Actaeon was engaged in the survey of the Canton River until August, 1858, when Capt. Jenkins was succeeded in the command by Commander John Ward, and the ship sailed for the North and the Coast of Tartary (Manchooria), returning to Canton in the end of December of the same year. In February, l860, she sailed for the Gulf of Pecheli in company with Her Majesty's ships Sampson, Algerine, and Dove; surveyed Ta-lien-whan Bay and part of the gulf as a rendezvous for the combined fleets of England and France. She was afterwards engaged with the Dove tender, Cruizer, Algerine, Leven, and Slaney in completing the survey of the whole coast of the gulf of Pecheli and the north coast of Shantung. The Actaeon's next labours were in surveying the lower part of the Yangtze river, above Shanghae. In May, 1861, she sailed for Japan, and on arrival there continued surveying, assisted by the Dove, Algerine, and Leven, until December, when she returned to Hongkong, and finally sailed for England on the 9th of January, 1862.

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