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NameConstanceExplanation
Type4th rate TypeFrigate
Launched (Sail)12 March 1846 Converted to screw15 April 1862
HullWooden Length254 feet
PropulsionSail Men525
Builders measure2132 tons Builders measure (as screw)3212 tons
Displacement  Displacement (as screw)3786 tons
Guns50 Guns (as screw)51
Fate1875 Last in commission1868
Class    
Ships bookADM 135/101   
Snippets concerning career prior to conversion
DateEvent
12 March 1846Launched as 4th rate sailing ship at Pembroke Dockyard.
23 April 1846
- 3 August 1847
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth) by Captain Baldwin Wake Walker, Pacific
3 August 1847
- 9 December 1849
Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Captain George William Conway Courtenay, Pacific
Career as unarmoured wooden screw vessel
DateEvent
15 April 1862Undocked as screw at Devonport Dockyard.
10 June 1865
- 27 October 1867
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth) by Captain Edward King Barnard, North America and West Indies
27 October 1867
- 24 December 1868
Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Captain Hugh Talbot Burgoyne, North America and West Indies
23 January 1875Sold to Castle for breaking up at Charlton.
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
(various)The 1846 Experimental squadron.
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