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HMS Argus (1849)

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NameArgusExplanation
TypeSloop   
Launched15 December 1849
HullWooden
PropulsionPaddle
Builders measure981 tons
Displacement1630 tons
Guns6
Fate1881
Class 
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Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
20 December 1852
- 26 August 1856
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth until paying off at Sheerness) by Commander Richard Purvis, North America and West Indies
3 June 1858
- June 1861
Commanded (from commissioning at Sheerness until paying off at Sheerness) by Commander Herbert Frederick Winnington Ingram, the Channel, then the Mediterranean
7 August 1862Commanded (from commissioning at Sheerness) by Commander Lewis James Moore, East Indies and China (including the bombardment of Kagoshima ("Anglo-Satsuma War"))
12 November 1863Commanded by Commander John Moresby, China (including the bombardment of Simonoseki)
5 December 1864Commanded by Commander Henry Lewis Round, China
30 March 1867Commanded by Commander Frederick William Hallowes, China
26 March 1873
- February 1874
Commanded by Commander Percy Patt Luxmoore, west coast of Africa
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Sa 8 December 1849

Portsmouth, Dec. 6.

In Port and Fitting

In the Harbour. - The Victory and Illustrious flag-ships, the Excellent gunnery ship; the Blenheim steam-guard-ship; the Eurydice, stripping to pay off; the Contest, fitting out; the Rolla apprentices' brig, laying up for the winter; the Fairy and Elfin, and Portsmouth yachts; the Flamer packet from Holyhead, and the Echo tug.
In Dock. - The Britannia, 120; the Dauntless, 24; the Fantome, 16; the Lily, 16; the Fox, 42; the Devastation, and the Birkenhead steam frigates.
In the Basin. - The Princess Charlotte, 104; the Actaeon, 26; and the Sprightly and the Bee steam-vessels.
In the Steam Basin, - The Ajax, 60; the Penelope, 22; the Sidon, 26; the Victoria and Albert royal yacht; the Urgent , the Pike, the Asp, and the Blazer.
Building. - The Royal Frederick, 120;[subsequently cancelled later and completed as Frederick William] the Prince of Wales, 120; the Princess Royal, 90; the Argus, and the Furious steam sloops.
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