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NameRosamond (launched as Infernal)Explanation
Type1st class sloop   
Launched31 May 1843
HullWooden
PropulsionPaddle
Builders measure1054 tons
Displacement1379 tons
Guns6
Fate1864
Class 
Ships book
Note1844 = Eclair.
1846 = Rosamond.
1863 floating factory
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
26 August 1844
- 16 September 1845
Commanded by Commander Walter Grimston Bucknall Estcourt, west coast Africa (until he died)
16 September 1845
- 13 November 1845
Commanded (until paying off at Sheerness) by Acting Commander Henry Cooke Harston, west coast of Africa (after the ship was struck by fever, which ultimately killed 71 of the 146 men on board)
5 November 1846
- 12 April 1850
Commanded (from commissioning at Sheerness) by Commander John Foote, Cape of Good Hope and later Mediterranean
20 October 1854Commanded by Commander Stephen Smith Lowther Crofton, particular service
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