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NameSidonExplanation
Type1st class frigate   
Launched26 May 1846
HullWooden
PropulsionPaddle
Builders measure1329 tons
Displacement 
Guns8
Fate1864
Class 
Ships book
Note 
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
25 August 1846Commanded by Captain William Honeyman Henderson (Woolwich), Mediterranean
26 November 1852Commanded by Captain George Goldsmith, Mediterranean (and Black Sea during the Russian War)
7 March 1856
- 30 July 1856
Commanded (until paying off) by Captain Edward Augustus Inglefield, Mediterranean
11 June 1859Commanded by Captain Richard Borough Crawford, Cape of Good Hope
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
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 later and completed as Frederick William] the Prince of Wales, 120; the Princess Royal, 90; the Argus, and the Furious steam sloops.
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