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HMS Locust (1840)

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NameLocustExplanation
TypeGunvessel   
Launched18 April 1840
HullWooden
PropulsionPaddle
Builders measure283 tons
Displacement470 tons
Guns1
Fate1894
Class 
Ships bookADM 135/287
Note1869 tug
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
12 October 1840Commanded by Lieutenant commander John Lunn, Mediterranean
19 December 1844
- 29 June 1846
Commanded by Lieutenant commander Henry Eden, Mediterranean
1 July 1846Commanded by Lieutenant commander Edward Roche Power, Mediterranean
19 November 1850Commanded by Lieutenant commander Roger Lucius Curtis, Devonport
12 November 1851Commanded by Lieutenant commander George Fiott Day, south-east coast of America, then Woolwich
12 March 1855Commanded by Lieutenant commander John Bythesea, Flying Squadron, the Baltic
20 May 1856
- 3 June 1860
Commanded (until paying off at Sheerness) by Lieutenant commander John Bousquet Field, Sheerness
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
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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