HMS Nassau (1866)
HMS Nassau (1866)

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NameNassau (1866)Explanation
Launched20 February 1866
Builders measure695 tons
Displacement877 tons
Ships bookADM 135/318
Note1866.07 survey ship
Snippets concerning this vessels career
6 July 1866
- 12 August 1869
Commanded (from commissioning at Woolwich until paying off at Plymouth) by Captain Richard Charles Mayne, south America (suveying the Straights of Magellan)
22 April 1870
- 4 April 1873
Commanded by Commander William Chimmo, China, surveying
4 October 1873
- 12 December 1875
Commanded by Lieutenant Francis John Gray. East Indies (until Gray died)
Extracts from the Times newspaper
Th 18 January 1877Our Hongkong Correspondent writes under date the 14th of December last:—
"Her Majesty's ships of war in harbour are the Audacious (flag-ship of Vice-Admiral Ryder), Fly, Growler, Nassau, Ringdove and Vigilant. The orders for the Ringdove to leave here on the 16th of December for England have been countermanded. She will now probably be paid off here, thoroughly repaired by the Naval-yard authorities and re-commissioned with the crew of the Lapwing, her present officers and crew returning to England in the troopship Himalaya. By last advances of the 30th of November, the Charybdis, Frolic, and Mosquito remained by the Lapwing at Chan-shan-tan Island. The weather continued fine, but the chances of getting her afloat were very much against her. The Curlew at Tien-tsin, remains there for the winter. The Growler, after a thorough repair to het boilers, has completed her stores, and proceeds to Amoy in the place of the Fly, ordered to remain in Hongkong.

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