HMS Active (1869)
HMS Active (1869)


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NameActiveExplanation
TypeCorvette   
Launched13 March 1869
HullIron
PropulsionScrew
Builders measure2322 tons
Displacement3080 tons
Guns10
Fate1906
ClassVolage
Ships bookADM 135/3
Note 
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
4 October 1873
- 12 October 1877
Commanded by Captain William Nathan Wrighte Hewett, Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa
13 April 1877Commanded by Captain Charles Richard Fox Boxer, West Coast of Africa
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Tu 27 November 1877The Euphrates left Port Said on the 24th inst. for Malta and Portsmouth. Letters have been received from Commodore Sullivan, in the Active, in Simon's Bay, up to the 29th of October. The Industry would convey Mr. StanleyExternal link, the explorer, and his followers to Zanzibar. Letters have been received from Admiral Ryder, in the Audacious, at Hongkong, up to the 11th ult.; he would there await the arrival of his successor. The Sheldrake had returned from Ichang to Hankow. The Lily had gone from Nagasaki to Chinkiang. The Midge left on the 24th of September for Tientsin, where she will winter. The Frolic was still in dock at Shanghai, after collision. The Growler was ordered from the Dindings up to Hongkong, where she will be docked. The Vigilant had been docked. The health of the Squadron was satisfactory.


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