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NameSeahorseExplanation
Type5th rate TypeMortar frigate
Launched (Sail)21 July 1830 Converted to screwMarch 1856
HullWooden Length164 feet
PropulsionSail Men 
Builders measure1215 tons Builders measure (as screw)1215 tons
Displacement  Displacement (as screw)1799 tons
Guns46 Guns (as screw)0
Fate1902 Last in commission1856
Class  Class (as screw)Eurotas
Ships book   
Snippets concerning career prior to conversion
DateEvent
21 July 1830Launched as 5th rate sailing ship at Pembroke Dockyard
1 November 1855
- 27 September 1856
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth until paying off at Plymouth) by Captain Leopold George Heath, fitting at Devonport, then (June 1956) troop transport from Constantinople
Career as unarmoured wooden screw vessel
DateEvent
7 March 1856Undocked as screw mortar frigate at Devonport Dockyard
(1870)Renamed Lavinia, coal depot
1902Sold
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.
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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