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Launched7 March 1857
Builders measure310 tons
Ships book
Note1859.02.26 wrecked Baxo Nuovo, W.
Snippets concerning this vessels career
28 July 1857
- 4 March 1859
Commanded (from commissioning) by Lieutenant commander John Binney Scott, North America and West Indies (until wreched on the Ronconebas Reef, 200 miles south-east of Jamaica; all saved)
Extracts from the Times newspaper
We 20 April 1859A court-martial was held yesterday on board Her Majesty's ship Victory, in Portsmouth harbour, for the trial of Lieutenant-Commander John Binney Scott, Mr. Moss, second master, and Stephen Gruett, ordinary seaman (lookout-man on the night in question), for the loss of Her Majesty’s screw steam gunboat Jaseur, on the Baxo Nuevo shoal, during the passage of that vessel from Port Royal to Greytown, at 10 30 p.m. on the 26th of February last. The Court was composed of Captain George T. Gordon, C.B., Her Majesty’s ship Hannibal, and commanding Steam Reserve, president; Captains R. Harris, Britannia; R.S. Hewlett, C.B., Excellent; H. Caldwell, C.B., Mersey; T. Wilson, St. Vincent; and E. Heathcote, Doris. Mr. Hillier officiated as Deputy-Judge Advocate. After hearing the evidence adduced by the prosecution as against Mr. Moss, the second master, and Stephen Gruett, ordinary seaman, and the evidence brought forward by the said Mr. Moss and Stephen Gruett in their defence, the Court, after the most careful deliberation, severally acquitted the prisoners of the charge brought against them. The Court then proceeded with the trial of Lieutenant John Binney Scott, the commander of the Jaseur, on the same charge. The result was that Lieutenant Scott was acquitted. The master and gunner were recommended to the Admiralty for their conduct after the wreck.

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