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London, 1840
Type: 2nd rate ; Armament 92
Launched : 28 Sep 1840 ; Disposal date or year : 1884
BM: 2687 tons ; Displacement: 4375 tons
Propulsion: Sail - Screw
Machinery notes: 500 hp
Notes:

1830 Chatham, building

3 Oct 1840 was launched on Monday, at Chatham.

26 Dec 1840 Chatham, haa had her lower masts rigged and topmasts pointed, and is to be sent to the Sheerness ordinary, where she will remain until required for sea.

1 Mar 1841 at Sheerness.

8 Jul 1841 has recently been coppered and is now in Ordinary.

Jan 1848 Sheerness,

20 Dec 1848 Sheerness,

30 Aug 1851 Sheerness

17 Oct 1854 1st Bombardment of Sebastopol - see p. 437 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow

4 Feb 1856 Devonport. Having been commissioned by Capt WH Jervis, is being fitted as a store ship for the Baltic. She has embarked marines.

26 Feb 1856 Chap. Borroughs apptd at Devonport

28 Feb 1856 Mid Carey apptd ; for service in the Mediterranean.

23 Apr 1856, Pivot ship St Helens at Fleet Review, Spithead ; Captain Jervis

1858 screw 72 guns.

1860 Mediterranean, re-rated as a 90

1870 Devonport, 72 guns.

1874 Harbour Service

19 Mar 1878 Recommissioned at Zanzibar. 2 guns.

1879 Machinery appear to have been removed by this time.

1879 Zanzibar. Store ship.