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NameJupiter (launched as Forth)Explanation
Type5th rate TypeMortar frigate
Launched (Sail)1 August 1833 Converted to screw21 January 1856
HullWooden Length164 feet
PropulsionSail Men 
Builders measure1215 tons Builders measure (as screw)1215 tons
Displacement1792 tons Displacement (as screw)1792 tons
Guns44 Guns (as screw)2
Fate1883 Last in commission1856
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Snippets concerning career prior to conversion
DateEvent
1 August 1833Launched as 5th rate sailing ship at Pembroke Dockyard
3 October 1845
- July 1847
Comverted to frigate blockship at Devonport
9 December 1855
- 23 October 1856
Commanded (from commissioning) by Captain Lord John Hay, Devonport (and the 1856 Royal Naval review)
Career as unarmoured wooden screw vessel
DateEvent
21 January 1856Undocked as screw mortar frigate at Devonport Dockyard
1869Renamed Jupiter, coal depot, Devonport
4 August 1883Sold to Castle for breaking up at Charlton
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Fr 12 September 1845The Seahorse and Forth, 44-gun frigates, are ordered to be fitted as screw-propelled guard-ships for Devonport.
Fr 12 September 1845The Seahorse and Forth, 44-gun frigates, are ordered to be fitted as screw-propelled guard-ships for Devonport. The Forth was accordingly dismasted on Monday.
Ma 6 October 1845

3 October 1845

The Forth, 44, was docked at Devonport, to be fitted as a steam guard-ship at that port.
Th 13 September 1860The following ships and gunboats in the first-class steam reserve could be got ready for the pendant at a short notice:- The Windsor Castle, 100; the Revenge, 91; the Orlando, 60; the Forth, 12; the Seahorse, 12; the Merlin, 6; and the Hyena, the Gleaner, the Nightingale, the Steady, the Spider, the Delight, the Goldfinch, the Charon, and the Lark. The following, in Keyham steam yard, are in a forward state:- The Howe, 121; the Gibraltar, 101; the Brunswick, 80; the Phoebe, 51; the Narcissus, 51; the Jason, 21; and the Desperate, 8.
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