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HMS Porcupine (1844)

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NamePorcupineExplanation
TypeVessel   
Launched17 June 1844
HullWooden
PropulsionPaddle
Builders measure382 tons
Displacement490 tons
Guns3
Fate1883
Class 
Ships bookADM 135/370
Note 
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
1 July 1844Commanded by Captain Frederick Bullock, River Thames
9 November 1847Commanded by Lieutenant commander Edward Forward Roberts, Mediterranean
29 April 1852Commanded by Lieutenant commander George Melville Jackson, particular service
(17 January 1856)Commanded by Lieutenant commander George Mackintosh Balfour
13 May 1856Commanded by Captain Henry Charles Otter, west coast of Scotland
(2 January 1865)Commanded by Commander Edward Wolfe Brooker, surveying service, tender to Fisgard
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Fr 12 November 1847

Woolwich, Nov. 10.

The Acheron, the Blazer, and the Porcupine steam-vessels are in the basin, and a number of hands are employed upon them to get these vessels ready for sea with the least possible delay.
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