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NameChesapeakeExplanation
TypeFrigate   
Launched27 September 1855   
HullWooden Length212 feet
PropulsionScrew Men515
Builders measure2377 tons   
Displacement3334 tons   
Guns51   
Fate1867 Last in commission1861
Class  Class (as screw)Forte
Ships bookADM 135/89   
Career
DateEvent
27 September 1855Launched at Chatham Dockyard.
21 July 1857Commanded (from commissioning at Chatham) by Commodore Rundle Burges Watson, East Indies and China
27 December 1858
- 16 February 1859
Commanded by Commodore Harry Edmond Edgell, East Indies and China
16 February 1859
- 16 April 1861
Commanded by Captain George Ommaney Willes, flagship of Rear-Admiral James Hope, East Indies and China (including later part of 2nd Anglo-Chinese War)
16 April 1861
- 17 October 1861
Commanded (until paying off at Sheerness) by Captain Rochford Maguire, flagship of Rear-Admiral Lewis Tobias Jones, returning from East Indies
1867Sold to Castle and Beach for breaking up at Charlton
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Fr 28 September 1855a
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