HMS Flamer (1831)
HMS Flamer (1831)

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NameFlamer (1831)Explanation
Launched11 August 1831
Builders measure495 tons
Displacement510 tons
Ships book
Note1850.11.22 wrecked off West Africa
Snippets concerning this vessels career
21 November 1839
- 1842
Commanded by Lieutenant William Robson, West Indies
(January 1843)Out of commission at Woolwich
6 October 1843
- 12 December 1845
Commanded by Lieutenant Charles James Postle, Mediterranean
12 December 1845
- 17 August 1846
Commanded by Commander Charles James Postle, Mediterranean
28 December 1845Commanded by Lieutenant George Lavie, Mediterranean
9 November 1846Commanded by Commander George Lavie, Mediterranean
10 August 1850
- 22 November 1850
Commanded by Commander James Aldworth St Leger, West coast of Africa (until vessel wrecked)
Extracts from the Times newspaper
Sa 7 October 1843The Flamer steam-vessel is ordered to be brought forward for commission immediately. Lieutenant Postle, late of the Lizard steam-vessel, which was lost by being run down by the French steam-vessel Veloce, in the Mediterranean, is expected to be appointed to command her.
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 and later 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.
Sa 20 April 1850In Harbour. - The Victory, Excellent, Illustrious, Blenheim, Fanny, and Portsmouth tenders, the Echo tug, and the Locust steam-vessel.
In Dock. - The St Vincent, Winchester, Fox, Penelope, Rapid, and Electra.
In the Basin. - The Niger, Devastation, Fantome, Griffon, and Fairy.
In the Steam Basin. - Termagant, Hecate, Victoria and Albert, Bulldog, Blazer, Flamer, Pike, Asp, and Elfin.

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