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NameCossackExplanation
TypeCorvette   
Launched15 May 1854   
HullWooden Length195 feet
PropulsionScrew Men 
Builders measure1296 tons   
Displacement1965 tons   
Guns20   
Fate1875 Last in commission1873
Class  Class (as screw)Cossack
Ships bookADM 135/107   
Career
DateEvent
 Laid down as Witjas for Russian navy.
15 May 1854Launched at W. & H. Pitcher, Northfleet.
19 August 1854
- 21 August 1855
Commanded (from commissioning at Chatham) by Captain Edward Gennys Fanshawe, the Baltic during the Russian War
21 August 1855
- 15 July 1857
Commanded (until paying off at Sheerness) by Captain James Horsford Cockburn, the Baltic during the Russian War, then (July 1856) North America and West Indies (mainly Greytown, Nicaragua)
16 June 1859
- 22 August 1862
Commanded (from commissioning at Sheerness until paying off at Sheerness) by Captain Richard Moorman, North America and West Indies, then China
19 May 1863
- 19 May 1865
Commanded (from commissioning at Sheerness) by Captain William Rae Rolland, Mediterranean
26 May 1865
- 23 February 1867
Commanded (until paying off at Sheerness) by Captain Richard Dunning White, Mediterranean
9 December 1868
- 12 August 1871
Commanded (from commissioning at Sheerness) by Captain John Edward Parish, East Indies
12 August 1871
- 18 July 1873
Commanded (until paying off at Sheerness) by Captain Robert Gordon Douglas, Australia
19 May 1875Sold to Castle for breaking up at Charlton.
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
We 9 January 1861The Edgar, 91, screw, Capt. James Katon, flagship of Rear-Admiral J.E. Erskine, left Portsmouth harbour yesterday morning, and took up a berth to the eastward of the ships at Spithead. The ships now anchored at Spithead, in addition to the Edgar, comprise the Algiers, 91, screw, Capt. G.D. O'Callaghan; the Trafalgar, 91, screw, Capt. Fanshawe; the Immortalit√©, 51, screw, Capt. G. Hancock; the Diadem, 32, screw, Capt. G. Cockburn; the Cossack, 20, screw, Capt. R. Moorman; the Desperate, 7, screw, Commander Ross; and the Triton, 3, paddle, Lieut-Commander R. Burton; the whole representing a force of 477 guns, and 4,410-horse power, nominal.
The screw steamship Centurion, 80, Capt. H.D. Rogers, C.B., which left Lisbon on the 30th of December, arrived in Plymouth Sound yesterday morning. She started from the Tagus under steam, with a southerly wind, which continued until the 4th inst., when she was taken aback with east and south-east winds. On Sunday it changed to southwest, and so continued until 8.30 a.m. on Monday, when baffling winds were experienced, and at 2 30 p.m. steam was got up and continued until she reached the Sound. The weather was moderate and fine all the passage home. The Centurion brings only 10 invalids, who were taken from Lisbon hospital, where they were left by the Channel Fleet; she was ordered to go up Hamoaze yesterday afternoon to make good defects; her crew will be paid down and granted leave of absence. The screw steamship St. Jean d'Acre, 101, Capt. the Hon. C. Elliott, which arrived December 29, was left in the Tagus. The Centurion spoke January 4, at 4 p.m. the ship Phoenix, homeward bound.

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