HMS Lavinia (launched as Seahorse, 1830)
HMS Lavinia (launched as Seahorse, 1830)

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NameLavinia (launched as Seahorse, 1830)Explanation
TypeFifth rate TypeMortar frigate
Launched21 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
ClassDruid Class (as screw)Eurotas
Ships book   
Snippets concerning career prior to conversion
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
7 March 1856Undocked as screw mortar frigate at Devonport Dockyard
(1870)Renamed Lavinia, coal depot

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