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Bacchante, 1859
Type: Cruiser 2nd Class ; late Frigate ; late Corvette ; Armament 51
Launched : 30 Jul 1859 ; Disposal date or year : 1879
BM: 2679 tons ; Displacement: 4130 tons
Propulsion: Screw
Machinery notes: 5250 hpi 600 hp
Notes:

1848 designed to be armed as follows: 50 guns, namely: main-deck, 30 x 8-inch,; 65 cwt., 9 feet long; quarter-deck and forecastle, 22 x 32-pounders, 45 cwt., 8 feet 6 inches long ; waist, 8 32-pounders, 40 cwt., 8 feet long, on Hardy's compression carriages.

The Shannon (1855), Liffey (1856), Topaze (1858), Bacchante (1859), and Liverpool (1860) were on similar lines.

20 Dec 1848 Portsmouth, building

18 April 1860 Portsmouth. Commissioned for service on the Pacific station.

1 Jan to 31 Mar 1864 on the Pacific station. Report of fever onboard : number of Cases of Disease and Injury.

31 Mar to 3 Aug 1864 Irregular or particular service. Medical report : Brain disease onboard : number of Cases of Disease and Injury.

3 Aug 1864 Paid off.

1870 Excluded from Navy List

1879 Portsmouth ; 16 guns

1890 Portsmouth ; officers borne in Asia