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HMS Comet (1828)

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NameCometExplanation
TypeSloop   
Launched11 August 1828
HullWooden
PropulsionSail
Builders measure462 tons
Displacement 
Guns18
Fate1862
Class 
Ships book
Note1832 = Comus
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
1832Renamed Comus
9 May 1839
- 1841
Commanded by Commander Evan Nepean, West Indies
January 1842
- May 1842
Commanded by Acting Commander George Evan Davis, West Indies
(January 1843)Out of commission at Chatham
14 December 1844
- 9 November 1846
Commanded by Commander Thomas Sparke Thompson, south-east coast of America
(November 1845)Commanded by Acting Commander Edward Augustus Inglefield, during the Anglo-French action in Uruguay
17 November 1846Commanded by Commander Edwin Claton Tennyson D'Eyncourt, south-east coast of America
3 May 1853Commanded (from commissioning at Sheerness) by Commander William Abdy Fellowes, East Indies
23 July 1855Commanded by Commander Robert Jenkins, East Indies (including 2nd Anglo-Chinese War)
30 December 1857
- 7 June 1858
Commanded (until paying off at Chatham) by Commander Richard Dawkins, East Indies and China
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Ma 22 May 1848The Kestrel packet left Monte Video the 12th of March, and arrived at Rio the 30th, and remained with Her Majesty's ship Comus, Acheron steamer, and Crescent receiving ship.
Sa 8 December 1849

Portsmouth, Dec. 6.

In Port and Fitting

In the Harbour. - The Victory and Illustrious flag-ships, the Excellent gunnery ship; the Blenheim steam-guard-ship; the Eurydice, stripping to pay off; the Contest, fitting out; the Rolla apprentices' brig, laying up for the winter; the Fairy and Elfin, and Portsmouth yachts; the Flamer packet from Holyhead, and the Echo tug.
In Dock. - The Britannia, 120; the Dauntless, 24; the Fantome, 16; the Lily, 16; the Fox, 42; the Devastation, and the Birkenhead steam frigates.
In the Basin. - The Princess Charlotte, 104; the Actaeon, 26; and the Sprightly and the Bee steam-vessels.
In the Steam Basin, - The Ajax, 60; the Penelope, 22; the Sidon, 26; the Victoria and Albert royal yacht; the Urgent , the Pike, the Asp, and the Blazer.
Building. - The Royal Frederick, 120;[subsequently cancelled later and completed as Frederick William] the Prince of Wales, 120; the Princess Royal, 90; the Argus, and the Furious steam sloops.
Sa 9 March 1850

Portsmouth, Friday.

In Port and Fitting

In Harbour. - The Victory, Illustrious, Blenheim, Excellent, Rolla, Fairy, Fanny, and Echo.
In Dock. - The St Vincent, Winchester, Fox, Fantome, and Penelope.
In the Basin. - The Lily.
In the Steam-Basin. - The Blazer, Birkenhead, Pike, Asp, Flamer, Comet, Elfin, Victoria and Albert, Hecate, and Termagant.
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