HMS Rolla (1829)
HMS Rolla (1829)

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NameRolla (1829)Explanation
Launched10 December 1829
Builders measure231 tons
Ships book
Snippets concerning this vessels career
11 November 1833
- 18 November 1837
Commanded (until paying off) by Lieutenant commander Frederick Henry Hastings Glasse, west coast of Africa
20 September 1838
- 18 October 1842
Commanded by Lieutenant Charles Hall, Cape of Good Hope & Coast of Africa
(January 1843)Out of commission at Chatham
21 December 1844
- 9 November 1846
Commanded by Commander John Simpson, west coast of Africa
18 November 1846Commanded by Commander Hugh Myddelton Ellicombe, west coast of Canada
30 December 1853Commanded by Lieutenant William Henry Fenwick, tender to Victory, Portsmouth
5 September 1856Commanded by Lieutenant Charles Gudgeon Nelson, Portsmouth, tender to Victory
1 January 1858Commanded by Lieutenant Charles Gudgeon Nelson, Portsmouth, apprentices training brig, tender to Victory (with Prince Alfred as occasional pupil)
Extracts from the Times newspaper
Sa 8 December 1849

Portsmouth, Dec. 6.

In Port and Fitting

In the Harbour. - The Victory and Illustrious flag-ships, the Excellent gunnery ship; the Blenheim steam-guard-ship; the Eurydice, stripping to pay off; the Contest, fitting out; the Rolla apprentices' brig, laying up for the winter; the Fairy and Elfin, and Portsmouth yachts; the Flamer packet from Holyhead, and the Echo tug.
In Dock. - The Britannia, 120; the Dauntless, 24; the Fantome, 16; the Lily, 16; the Fox, 42; the Devastation, and the Birkenhead steam frigates.
In the Basin. - The Princess Charlotte, 104; the Actaeon, 26; and the Sprightly and the Bee steam-vessels.
In the Steam Basin, - The Ajax, 60; the Penelope, 22; the Sidon, 26; the Victoria and Albert royal yacht; the Urgent , the Pike, the Asp, and the Blazer.
Building. - The Royal Frederick, 120 [subsequently cancelled and later completed as Frederick William]; the Prince of Wales, 120; the Princess Royal, 90; the Argus, and the Furious steam sloops.
Sa 9 March 1850

Portsmouth, Friday.

In Port and Fitting

In Harbour. - The Victory, Illustrious, Blenheim, Excellent, Rolla, Fairy, Fanny, and Echo.
In Dock. - The St Vincent, Winchester, Fox, Fantome, and Penelope.
In the Basin. - The Lily.
In the Steam-Basin. - The Blazer, Birkenhead, Pike, Asp, Flamer, Comet, Elfin, Victoria and Albert, Hecate, and Termagant.

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