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Home-Loney-Background-The Royal Navy Browse mid-Victorian RN vessels: A; B; C; D; E - F; G - H; I - L; M; N - P; Q - R; S; T - U; V - Z; ??

NameSans PareilExplanation
Type3rd rate TypeTwo-decker
Launched18 March 1851 Converted to screwon the stocks
HullWooden Length200 feet
PropulsionScrew Men626
Builders measure2339 tons   
Displacement3800 tons   
Fate1867 Last in commission1863
Ships bookADM 135/414   
18 March 1851Launched at Devonport Dockyard.
8 June 1852
- 22 November 1854
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth) by Captain Sidney Colpoys Dacres, Lisbon, then (1853) Channel squadron, then (1854) Black Sea during the Russian War
22 November 1854
- February 1855
Commanded by Acting Captain Leopold George Heath, Black Sea during the Russian War
February 1855
- 9 January 1856
Commanded by Captain Woodford John Williams, Black Sea, and then (September 1855) transport of mortars to the Baltic during the Russian War
9 January 1856
- April 1858
Commanded by Captain Astley Cooper Key, in charge of a division of gunboats, then (May 1856) returning troops from the Crimea, then (September 1856) Portugal, then (March 1857) China and India (Key in command of the naval brigade at the capture of Canton, 28 December 1857 during the 2nd Anglo-Chinese War), until Key was invalided
28 April 1858
- 30 June 1858
Commanded by Captain Julian Foulston Slight, China during the including 2nd Anglo-Chinese War
30 June 1858
- 15 February 1859
Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Captain Rochford Maguire, East Indies and China
31 December 1859
- 5 June 1862
Commanded by Captain Arthur Parry Eardley-Wilmot, Queenstown (replacing Nile), then (July 1861) Plymouth and (November 1861) transporting troops to Mexico, toegether with Donegal and Conqueror
7 June 1862
- 11 June 1863
Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Captain George Le Geyt Bowyear, conveying Marines to, and invalids from, China
March 1867Sold to C. Marshall for breaking up at Plymouth.
Extracts from the Times newspaper
Th 13 September 1860The following is a list of ships in commission at Plymouth: - In the Sound, the screw steamship St George, 90, Capt. the Hon. Francis Egerton; the Sans Pareil, 70, Capt Arthur P.R. Wilmot; and the screw steam gunvessel Espoir, 5, Commander Sholto Douglas. In Hamoase, the flagship Impregnable, 104, Capt. Lord F. Kerr; the training ship Royal Adelaide, 104, Capt. K. Ball; the guardship in ordinary Wellington, 72, Capt. Astley C. Key; the Boscawen, 70, Capt. Richard A. Powell; the Implacable, 24, Commander J. W. Dorville; the gunnery training ship Cambridge, Capt. Jerningham;, the brig Nautilus, 6, Lieut. W.B. Grave; the paddlewheel steam tender Avon, 3; and the gunboat Porpoise, tender to the Royal Albert, and the Redwing, tender to the Cambridge.
We 15 January 1862From letters received from the West Indies, dated Jamaica, December 21, by our Chatham correspondent, several important movements on the part of the various vessels of war are announced. The Mersey, 40, 100-horse power, Capt. H. Caldwell, C.B., arrived at Port Royal, on the 13th of December, from Bermuda, and was shortly expected to leave. The Donegal, 99, 800-horse power, Capt. Osborn, C.B., and the Sanspareil, 70, 400-horse power, Capt. Bowyear, arrived from England on the 16th, with part of the Marine battalion, for Mexico, on board. The Himalaya, 700-horse power, Capt. Seccombe, had arrived from Bermuda, and was to leave for Barbadoes and England on the 22d of December. The Conqueror, 101, 800-horse power, Capt. Sotheby,C.B., had arrived out with her Marines, and was to leave for Bermuda about the 24th of December. Her Majesty's paddlewheel steamer Barracouta, 6, Capt. Malcolm, arrived at Jamaica, from England, on the 15th of December. The Sanspareil passed the Cadmus, 21, Captain Hillyar, C.B., near Antigua, standing to the southward, on the 9th. Of December, last from St. Thomas. Her Majesty's screw steamers St. George, 86, Captain the Hon. F. Egerton, and Cygnet, 5, Commander Thrupp, arrived at Port Royal on the 2lst of December, also a small French screw sloop of war. All were well on board these ships.

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