CHERUB, H. M. S. (1860, Naval Vessel)


Year of Build:
1860
Official Number:
BRITISH
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Portsmouth, ENGLAND
Vessel Type:
Naval Vessel
Note: Gunboat; two Armstrong guns (breech loaders).
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Original Owner:
British Navy
Power
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
3
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
60hp nominal engine, 2 cylinders fed by 3 boilers @25 pounds pressure; speed about 9 knots.
Dimensions
Length:
120'
Beam:
22'
Depth:
9.5'
Tonnage (old style):
330
Final Disposition
Date:
  1899
How:
Broken up.
History

Two gun screw gunboat, sister ship of BRITOMART; built for Crimean War; 270 tons burthen, 330 tons displacement; manned by 56 men.

1861 - 1865 Building of this vessel.

1866 Commissioned for North American & West Indies Station; with BRITOMART, became involded in Fenian disturbances, Canada.

1868 On Lake Huron; sister on Lake Erie.

1874 Returned to Chatham, England; laid up at Sheerness.

1876 Used as tender to PENELOPE at Harwich until 1884.

1884 Based @ Portland; tender to HERCULES.

1887 - 1888 Used for Coast Guard duties.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
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

CHERUB, H. M. S. (1860, Naval Vessel)
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CHERUB, H. M. S. (1860, Naval Vessel)