HMS Simoom (1849)
HMS Simoom (1849)


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NameSimoom (1849)Explanation
TypeFrigate   
Launched24 May 1849
HullIron
PropulsionScrew
Builders measure1980 tons
Displacement2920 tons
Guns20
Fate1887
Class 
Ships bookADM 135/430
NoteNot commissioned as frigate.
1852 troopship
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
9 February 1852
- 1 June 1853
Commanded by Captain John Kingcome
30 May 1853
- 19 August 1854
Commanded by Captain Henry Smith, until he died
26 August 1854
- 1 January 1855
Commanded by Captain Edward Tatham
2 December 1854Commanded by Captain Thomas Ross Sulivan
18 December 1856Commanded by Commander John Murray Cooke
2 February 1866
- 9 April 1870
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Captain Thomas Bridgeman Lethbridge
5 December 1871
- 23 April 1872
Commanded by Captain Edward Madden
5 May 1873
- 1876
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth) by Captain Mountford Stephen Loviele Peile
3 August 1876
- 16 October 1878
Commanded by Captain Russell Graves Sabine Pasley
22 October 1878
- 31 January 1879
Commanded by Captain John Frederick George Grant
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Th 11 March 1858Her Majesty's ship Boscawen, left Simon's Bay on the 3d of January, on a cruise to St. Helena. Ascension, and the West Coast; the Admiral, Sir F. Grey, on board. The Sappho left on the 8th for Australia. The Hermes left for East London, with the Governor, on the 19th. On the 27th Her Majesty's steamer Simoom arrived from Calcutta, and is now the only vessel of war in Simons Bay.


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