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NameTigerExplanation
TypeSloop   
Launched1 December 1849
HullWooden
PropulsionPaddle
Builders measure1221 tons
Displacement 
Guns10
Fate1854
Class 
Ships book
Note1852 rated 2nd class frigate.
1854.05.12 ran aground off Odessa and later destroyed by Russian fire
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
19 June 1852
- 1 June 1854
Commanded by Captain Henry Wells Giffard, Mediterranean and Crimea (until he died). On 12 May 1854 Tiger grounded in fog off Odessa, and Giffard was forced to surrender the ship after being taken under fire from the land. He was seriously injured and his leg was removed while still on the ship, but he died of gangrene in captivity on 1 June.
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