HMS Mount Edgcombe (launched as Winchester, 1822)
HMS Mount Edgcombe (launched as Winchester, 1822)

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NameMount Edgcombe (launched as Winchester, 1822)Explanation
TypeFourth rate   
Launched21 June 1822
Builders measure1487 tons
Ships book
Note1861 = Conway, t.s.
1876 = Mount Edgcombe
Snippets concerning this vessels career
- December 1830
Commanded by Captain Charles John Austen, flagship of Edward Griffith Colpoys, until invalided
4 June 1834
- 1 June 1838
Commanded by Captain Edward Sparshott, flagship of Sir Thomas Bladen Capel, East Indies
18 March 1839
- 19 August 1841
Commanded by Captain John Parker, flagship of Vice-Admiral Thomas Harvey, North America and West Indies
20 August 1841
- 4 March 1842
Commanded by Captain Thomas Wren Carter. North America and West Indies
7 March 1842
- 1846
Commanded by Captain Charles Eden, flagship of Rear-Admiral Josceline Percy, Cape of Good Hope
16 March 1852
- 6 February 1853
Commanded by Captain Granville Gower Loch, flagship of Rear-Admiral Fleetwood Broughton Reynolds Pellew on the East Indies and China station, until he was killed
4 April 1853
- 19 January 1854
Commanded by Captain John Coghlan Fitzgerald, East Indies and China station
22 January 1854
- 24 September 1854
Commanded by Captain James Francis Ballard Wainwright
4 May 1854
- 14 May 1857
Commanded by Captain Thomas Wilson, flagship of Rear-Admiral James Stirling, East Indies (including 2nd Anglo-Chinese War)
November 1861Renamed Conway
1 July 1862Commanded by Commander Charles John Balfour, Aberdeen, Royal Naval Reserve drill ship
1 September 1876Renamed Mount Edgcombe
Extracts from the Times newspaper
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 and later completed as Frederick William]; the Prince of Wales, 120; the Princess Royal, 90; the Argus, and the Furious steam sloops.
Sa 9 March 1850

Portsmouth, Friday.

In Port and Fitting

In Harbour. - The Victory, Illustrious, Blenheim, Excellent, Rolla, Fairy, Fanny, and Echo.
In Dock. - The St Vincent, Winchester, Fox, Fantome, and Penelope.
In the Basin. - The Lily.
In the Steam-Basin. - The Blazer, Birkenhead, Pike, Asp, Flamer, Comet, Elfin, Victoria and Albert, Hecate, and Termagant.
Sa 20 April 1850In 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.

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