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Type: 1st class sloop ; Armament 6
Launched : 27 Aug 1839 ; Disposal date or year : 1866
BM: 970 tons ; Displacement: 1283 tons
Machinery notes: 280
1 Feb 1840 The Meteor steamer left for Plymouth to take the master attendant and a party of riggers to the Clyde to bring the Stromboli down to be fitted for service. 25 Jul 1840 Commander Woodford John Williams ; Lieutenant J. O. Freeland ; Master Gorge Grant ; Surgeon T. H. Nation ; Purser Edward Rowe ; Assistant-Surgeon William Houghton ; Gunner Charles Keys ; Boatswain, E. R. Douglas ; Carpenter Thomas Ladds, appointed to the Stromboli, 16 Aug 1840 Mate W. C. Chamberlain, appointed to the Stromboli ; 22 Aug 1840 Clerk in Charge Charles Richards appointed to the Stromboli, from the Bellerophon. Midshipman James Hunt, appointed to the Stromboli;. 22 Aug 1840 Portsmouth recently commissioned here, is almost complete with her crew; she requires about a dozen men. 29 Aug 1840 Portsmouth is increasing her armament by the addition of two more 32-pounders. 29 Aug 1840 Mates William Charles Chamberlain and Charles Hawkey, appointed to the Stromboli. 2 Sep 1840 Portsmouth embarked a detachment of Royal Marines for Malta on Wednesday and went out to Spithead this afternoon. 11 Sep 1840 is reported to have embarked Royal Marines from Chatham and to have departed Spithead on Sunday for Malta. 12 Sep 1840 Gibraltar, arrived in six days from Portsmouth, and sailed on the following day to join Admiral Stopford's fleet in the Levant. 25 Sep 1840 Thunderer, Wasp, Cyclops, Gorgon and Hydra sailed from Beyrout to take possession of Sidon, and were joined en route by the Stromboli. 26 Sep 1840 operations at Sidon. Killed. Lieutenant C. T. Hockin, royal marines, Wounded. 3 royal marines, severely ; 1 royal marine, slightly, See www.gazettes-online.co.uk of 17 Nov 1840.
18 Oct 1840 it is reported that a Lieutenant of Marines, Mr. Hocking, was killed during the attack on Sidon. 22 Oct 1840 in the vicinity of Scanderoon, off the coast of Syria. 2 Nov, 1840 arrived off St. Jean d’Acre.
3 Nov, 1840 bombardment of St. Jean d’Acre. Egyptian forces evacuate St. Jean d’Acre overnight and the town was occupied on the 4th by the Turks. See www.gazettes-online.co.uk of 1 Dec 1840.
8 Nov 1840 to remain at St Jean d’Acre. See www.gazettes-online.co.uk of 15 Dec 1840.
Aug - Nov 1840 Capture of Acre and operations on the coast of Syria. Turkish Medals awarded to the Officers and Men employed during the Campaign. 16 Oct 1844 those onboard between 9 Sep - 10 Oct 1840, and at the bombardment of St. Jean D’Acre, on the 3 Nov 1840, will be paid their respective proportions of the grant voted by Parliament for the said services.
10 Dec 1840 Marmorice Bay, arrived from Alexandria. 12 Dec 1840 Master John Roberts, appointed to the Stromboli. 14 Dec 1840 Marmorice Bay, sent to Constantinople. 2 Jan 1841 Lieutenant W. C. Chamberlain, appointed to the Stromboli; 6 Feb 1841 at Alexandria. 5 Mar 1841 remains at Alexandria. 17 May 1841 Malta, sailed for the coast of Syria. 3 Jul 1841 Commander W. J. Williams, Stromboli, promoted to Captain 3 Jul 1841 Commander W. Louis, appointed to the Stromboli steamer, vice Williams, promoted. 10 Aug 1841 Mr James Hunt, late Stromboli, passed for Lieutenant at the Naval College. 25 Oct 1841 at the Bay of Suda. 22 Aug 1842 salvage service provided to the brig Watchful. 17 Jul 1843 salvage monies due to be paid.
14 Sep 1847 Squadron Exercises.
20 Dec 1848 Steam sloop. Particular Service.
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.
4 Feb 1856 Cdr G. F. Burgess, vice Coles apptd. In the Med.
10 Dec 1861 Portsmouth. Commissioned for service on the S.E. Coast of America.
1864 on the South East Coast of America. Report of bronchitis, fever, and influenza onboard : number of Cases of Disease and Injury.