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HMS Locust (1840)
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|Launched||18 April 1840|
|Builders measure||283 tons|
|Ships book||ADM 135/287|
|Snippets concerning this vessels career|
|12 October 1840||Commanded by Lieutenant commander John Lunn, Mediterranean|
|19 December 1844|
- 29 June 1846
|Commanded by Lieutenant commander Henry Eden, Mediterranean|
|1 July 1846||Commanded by Lieutenant commander Edward Roche Power, Mediterranean|
|19 November 1850||Commanded by Lieutenant commander Roger Lucius Curtis, Devonport|
|12 November 1851||Commanded by Lieutenant commander George Fiott Day, south-east coast of America, then Woolwich|
|12 March 1855||Commanded by Lieutenant commander John Bythesea, Flying Squadron, the Baltic|
|20 May 1856|
- 3 June 1860
|Commanded (until paying off at Sheerness) by Lieutenant commander John Bousquet Field, Sheerness|
|Extracts from the Times newspaper|
|Sa 20 April 1850||In Harbour. - The Victory, Excellent, Illustrious, Blenheim, Fanny, and Portsmouth tenders, the Echo tug, and the Locust steam-vessel.|
In Dock. - The St Vincent, Winchester, Fox, Penelope, Rapid, and Electra.
In the Basin. - The Niger, Devastation, Fantome, Griffon, and Fairy.
In the Steam Basin. - Termagant, Hecate, Victoria and Albert, Bulldog, Blazer, Flamer, Pike, Asp, and Elfin.