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HMS Terrible (1845)

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NameTerribleExplanation
Type1st class frigate   
Launched6 February 1845
HullWooden
PropulsionPaddle
Builders measure1850 tons
Displacement3189 tons
Guns19
Fate1879
Class 
Ships book
NoteLaid down as Simoom
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
5 December 1845Commanded (from commissioning at Woolwich) by Captain William Ramsay Channel squadron, then Mediterranean
January 1847
- 2 May 1847
Commanded by Captain William Hutcheon Hall
3 May 1847
- 27 September 1849
Commanded (until paying off) by Captain William Ramsay, Mediterranean
23 November 1849
- October 1852
Commanded by Captain James Hope, Mediterranean
7 June 1853Commanded by Captain James Johnstone McCleverty, Mediterranean (and Black Sea during the Russian War)
2 June 1858Commanded by Captain Frederick Henry Hastings Glasse, Mediterranean
1866Commanded by Captain John Edmund Commerell, helping to lay the (third, and finally successful) Atlantic cable
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