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Type: 1st class frigate ; Armament 8
Launched : 26 May 1846 ; Disposal date or year : 1864
BM: 1329 tons
Machinery notes: 560
Jan, 1846, Sidon, 10, steam-frigate, Sir Charles Napier, quarter-built, at Deptford.
14 Sep 1847 Excercises with Sir Charles Napier's Squadron . See steam ship Stromboli for details to avoid duplication of report
Summer, 1848, Leghorn
20 Dec 1848 Steam friagte. Particular Service.
21 Jun 1851 Portsmouth. Orders received to prepare to take troops to the Cape of Good Hope with the Retribution. Moved into the harbour to have her guns removed .
23 Jun 1851 Portsmouth. Commissioned.
13 Jul 1851 Tiger steamed into Cork harbour from Portsmouth on Monday, conveying Captain Henderson, to inspect the Sidon, to ascertain whether the vessel is capable of taking out troops for the Cape.
30 Aug 1851 Cape of Good Hope
11 May 1854 the Sidon, with the Fury in company, detained the Ionian brig San Spiridione .
4 Oct 1854 the Sidon and Inflexible created a diversion in another part of the Black Sea by making an attack on Fort Nicolaieff - see p. 435 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
25 May 1855, Kertch and Yenikale were captured, along with thousands of tons and coal and provisions, along with factories etc., by some 60 French and British vessels, and allied troops, for which no prize money appeared to be payable, contrary to the Queen's instructions. See Hansard for more details, and approval for a Parliamentary Grant in lieu.
27 Aug 1859 The crews of the gunboats Grappler and Forward were paid advance of wages at Plymouth on Wednesday. Their guns have been removed to the Sidon preparatory to sailing for Vancouver's Island.
30 Aug 1859 Plymouth the gunboats Forward and Grappler left on Sunday, in tow of the Sidon, for Vancouver's Island, calling at Rio Janeiro.
1860 Cape of Good Hope
20 Feb 1861 detained in lat. 16° 42' S., long. 44° 45' E., the slave dhow Buswahi.
17 Apr 1861 detained off Port Durnford a slave dhow, Name Unknown.
18 Apr 1861 detained off Port Durnford a slave dhow, Name Unknown.
19 Apr 1861 detained in the River Durnford a slave dhow, Name Unknown.
20 Apr 1861 detained in the River Durnford a slave dhow, Name Unknown.
21 Apr 1861 detained in the River Durnford a slave dhow, Name Unknown, which case was sent for adjudication to Cape of Good Hope and was sentenced to be condemned.
22 Apr 1861 detained in lat. 1° 13' S., long. 41° 54' E., the Arab slave dhow Bashaw, which case was sent for adjudication to the Cape of Good Hope and sentenced to be condemned.
22 Apr 1861 detained in lat. 1° 13' S., long. 41° 54' E., the Arab slave dhow Mutsahil, which was sent for adjudication to the Cape of Good Hope and sentenced to be condemned.
13 Aug 1861 detained a slave dhow, Name Unknown.
10 Sep 1861 detained a slave dhow, Name Unknown.
11 Sep 1861 detained a slave dhow, Name Unknown.