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HMS Sidon (1846)
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|Type||1st class frigate|
|Launched||26 May 1846|
|Builders measure||1329 tons|
|Snippets concerning this vessels career|
|25 August 1846||Commanded by Captain William Honeyman Henderson (Woolwich), Mediterranean|
|26 November 1852||Commanded by Captain George Goldsmith, Mediterranean (and Black Sea during the Russian War)|
|7 March 1856|
- 30 July 1856
|Commanded (until paying off) by Captain Edward Augustus Inglefield, Mediterranean|
|11 June 1859||Commanded by Captain Richard Borough Crawford, Cape of Good Hope|
|Extracts from the Times newspaper|
|Sa 8 December 1849|
Portsmouth, Dec. 6.
In Port and FittingIn 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.