CHEROKEE HMS (1842, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1842
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Kingston, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Brig rigged; gunboat, steamer of war.
Hull Materials:
Iron
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Kingston Dockyard
Master Carpenter:
John Counter
Original Owner:
Canadian Government
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Propulsion Notes:
200hp.
Dimensions
Length:
167'
Beam:
28'
Depth:
16'
Tonnage (old style):
343
History

For use of Royal Navy, Lake Ontario.

1842, Oct or late Sep Launched Kingston, ONT; unfinished state until 1846.

1848 752 tons burthen.

1852, Jun 5 Registered Montreal, QUE; owned Robert Gaskin, et al; 167.3 x 28.6 x 16.3; 343 16/35 tons; ran Boston - St.Johns, Newfoundland.

1857, Jul 13 Registered Montreal, owned James Johnston, Grieve St. Johns, Thomas Clifford Kinnear, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Canadian Registers
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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CHEROKEE HMS (1842, Steamer)