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NamePhaetonExplanation
Type5th rate TypeFrigate
Launched (Sail)25 November 1848 Converted to screw12 December 1859
HullWooden Length220 feet
PropulsionSail Men525
Builders measure1942 tons Builders measure (as screw)2398 tons
Displacement  Displacement (as screw)3099 tons
Guns50 Guns (as screw)50
Fate1875 Last in commission1865
Class    
Ships bookADM 135/358   
Snippets concerning career prior to conversion
DateEvent
25 November 1848Launched as 4th rate sailing ship at Deptford Dockyard.
4 December 1849
- 25 January 1853
Commanded (from commissioning at Chatham until paying off at Sheerness) by Captain George Augustus Elliot, particular service
Career as unarmoured wooden screw vessel
DateEvent
12 December 1859Undocked as screw at Sheerness Dockyard.
1 November 1861
- 24 August 1863
Commanded (from commissioning at Chatham) by Captain Edward Tatham, North America and West Indies
24 August 1863
- 24 March 1865
Commanded (until paying off at Chatham) by Captain George Le Geyt Bowyear, North America and West Indies
1875Broken up at Chatham.
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