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HMS Rhadamanthus (1832)

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NameRhadamanthusExplanation
Type2nd class sloop   
Launched16 April 1832
HullWooden
PropulsionPaddle
Builders measure813 tons
Displacement1086 tons
Guns5
Fate1864
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Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
13 July 1839Commanded by Commander Arthur Wakefield, Mediterranean
28 August 1841
- 1846
Commanded by Master commander Thomas Laen
29 June 1846Commanded by Master commander Jonathan Aylen
7 March 1851Commanded by Master commander John Belam, particular service
29 October 1857Commanded by Master commander Frederick R. Sturdee, particular service
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Ma 14 September 1840It appears that neither the Salamander nor Comet steam-vessels are to be paid off; they are equipping at Woolwich, with great despatch; they will be both at Spithead about the last week in September. The Medea will leave Woolwich on the 24th. The Vesuvius is fitting at Chatham for the Mediterranean. These four steam ships will increase Sir R. Stopford's force to 10 powerful steam-vessels of war, he having already the Gorgon, Cyclops, Phoenix, Rhadamanthus, Hydra, and Stromboli; and to which there are several steamers already fitted for guns, &c., employed in the conveyance of the mails, such as the Acheron, Volcano, Prometheus, Megaera, Alecto, &c.
We 4 November 1846

Portsmouth, Tuesday.

The Comet steam-vessel, Lieutenant-Commander Johnstone [sic], arrived at Cork from this port on Thursday last, and found there the Rhadamanthus steam-vessel, Master-Commander Aylen; the Acheron steam-vessel, Lieutenant-Commander Dunlop [sic]; the Dee steam-vessel, Master-Commander Driver; the Blazer steam-vessel, Captain Washington; and the Myrmidon steam-vessel, Lieutenant-Commander Jenkin; which vessels were about being sent to various ports along the Irish coast with meal to relieve the prevailing distress, which is increasing along the coast to the westward.
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