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Porcupine, 1844
Type: Vessel ; Armament 3
Launched : 17 Jun 1844 ; Disposal date or year : 1883
BM: 382 tons ; Displacement: 556 tons
Propulsion: Paddle
Machinery notes: 285 hpi 132 hp
Notes:

Summer, 1848, Naples

20 Dec 1848 Mediterranean.

2 May 1851 At Malta and due to leave on 7th May - destination unknown.

15 Apr 1854 captured Russian brig Patrioten [Prize Money per London Gazette of 21 Jul 1857].

13 Jun 1854 the French fleet joined the British in the Baltic at Baro Sound - see p. 419-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow

7 Feb 1856 2nd Mast WH Fawckner apptd ; at Sheerness.

1860 Particular Service,

1860 Surveying Vessel

1870 Surveying Vessel, Tender to Fisgard. Fisgard is based at Woolwich.*

1879 Surveying Vessel, Tender to Duncan. Duncan is based at Sheerness.*

* It could well be that the Porcupine is surveying the Thames Estuary and the East Coast ?