HMS Flying Fish (1844)
HMS Flying Fish (1844)


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NameFlying Fish (1844)Explanation
TypeBrig   
Launched3 April 1844
HullWooden
PropulsionSail
Builders measure445 tons
Displacement 
Guns12
Fate1852
Class 
Ships book
Note 
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
7 September 1844Commanded by Commander Robert Harris, 1844 experimental brig squadron, then west coast of Africa
19 May 1846Commanded by Commander Peché Hart Dyke, west coast of Africa
11 August 1849Commanded by Commander George Edwin Patey, west coast of Africa
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Ma 25 September 1843

PORTSMOUTH, Sept. 23.

The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have ordered six brigs of a new class to be built. They are to carry 12 guns each, and are to be employed in the suppression of the slave trade instead of the old 10-gun brigs. Their names are to be, — the Flying Fish, Kingfisher, Mutine, Espiegle, Daring, and Osprey. The Kingfisher and Flying Fish are to be built at Pembroke, according to the plan of the Surveyor of the Navy; the Mutine and Espiegle are to be built at Chatham by Mr. Fincham, the Master-builder of the Dockyard there; and the Daring and Osprey are to be built at this dockyard, under the superintendence of Mr. White, of Cowes, the constructor of the Waterwitch. They are all to be of the same tonnage, and to carry the same masts and spars, armament, and stores. They are to be ready for launching by next May; and, as soon as they are completed for sea, they are to have a trial cruise previous to going on a foreign station. Their armament is to consist of 12 32-pounders, medium guns, which they will have instead of the carronades which brigs usually carry.


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