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HMS Geyser (1841)

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NameGeyserExplanation
Type1st class sloop   
Launched6 April 1841
HullWooden
PropulsionPaddle
Builders measure1055 tons
Displacement1379 tons
Guns6
Fate1866
Class 
Ships bookADM 135/192
Note 
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
13 December 1841
- 2 July 1846
Commanded by Commander Edward John Carpenter, Mediterranean
28 October 1846Commanded by Commander Francis Thomas Brown, Cape of Good Hope
9 October 1850Commanded by Commander Edward Tatham, south-east coast of America
8 September 1852Commanded by Commander Thomas Wilson, North America and West Indies
5 December 1855Commanded by Commander Roderick Dew, the Baltic during the Russian War
12 January 1856Commanded by Commander Arthur Tower, Cape of Good Hope
23 June 1860
- 15 April 1862
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth) by Commander George Melville Jackson, Channel squadron
15 April 1862
- 25 March 1863
Commanded by Commander Colin Andrew Campbell, Channel squadron
31 March 1863Commanded by Commander Mark Robert Pechell, Channel squadron
24 February 1864
- 1 June 1865
Commanded by Commander Arthur Thomas Thrupp, Portsmouth
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Fr 30 June 1848

Cape of Good Hope, April 21.

The President, 50, Captain Stanley, bearing the flag of Vice-Admiral Dacres, the Commander-in-Chief, sailed from Simon's-bay on the 15th for the Mauritius, taking the Rosamond steam sloop, Commander Foote, with him part of the way. The Rosamond was to go to Mozambique with despatches, and then on to the Mauritius to meet the Admiral there. The Geyser steam sloop, Commander Brown, left this on the 18th, calling off Buffalo River to land Colonel Hare, and then goes on to the Mauritius to join the Admiral; and then they all go to Tamatave to make a treaty with the Queen of Madagascar. The Brilliant, 26, Captain Watson, left this about a month since for the Mauritius, and remains there until the Admiral's arrival, and then she would go to Tamatave with him. The Eurydice, 26, Captain Anson, is to come here to refit; and the Nimrod, Commander Belgrave, on the Eurydice's arrival, will take the Bishop of the Cape to St. Helena on a visit. The Admiral still feels the loss of his son most acutely. The Mariner, 12, Commander Mathison, arrived here on the 15th, the day the Admiral left; she was 17 days from Rio, and left at anchor there the Maeander, 44, Captain the Hon. H. Keppel; the Inconstant, 36, Captain Shepphard [sic]; the Acheron steam surveying ship, Captain J.L. Stokes; and the Hydra steam sloop, Commander Skipwith; — all from England. The Maeander and Acheron are expected here hourly, as they were to leave three days after the Mariner, which has been here nearly a week. The latter leaves this on the 25th for India. All is quiet and going on prosperously in the colony. They have had a severe hurricane at the Mauritius; the damage done is considerable. The Fox, 42, Commodore Sir Henry Blackwood, is expected here every day from India, homeward bound; also the Albatross, 14, Commander Farquhar, from the coast of Africa, en route to India. The Devastation steam sloop, Commander Michell, is also daily expected here from the coast for service on this station. The Seringapatam store ship, Master Commanding Russell, is in Simon's-bay.
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