Index

Preface
The Squadron
Introduction
Plymouth Sound
Madeira
Passage to Bahia
Bahia
Rio de Janeiro
Montevideo
Crossing the Atlantic
Cape of Good Hope
Melbourne
Sydney
Hobart
Lyttleton
Wellington
Yokohama
Japanese Characters
Yeddo
Esquimalt
Honolulu
Valparaiso
Towards Bahia
Bahia Revisited
Plymouth
Appendices
 
    The Cruise of The Flying Squadron

    1869 1870

    The Squadron


Rear Admiral G.T. Phipps Hornby

 

The Ships' Crests

All the ships of the Flying squadron were wooden side sailing vessels with auxiliary steam power.

Frigates
HMS Liverpool           Captain John.O. Hopkins           35 guns
HMS Liffey Captain J.O. Johnson 35 guns
HMS Endymion Captain Edward Lacy 31 guns
HMS Bristol Captain F. Wilson 31 guns
HMS Phoebe relieved HMS Bristol at Bahia
Corvettes
HMS Scylla                 Captain Frederick A Herbert            
HMS Barrosa Captain Robert Gibson  
HMS Pearl relieved by HMS Barrosa at Yokohama
HMS Charybdis relieved by HMS Scylla at Esquimalt Bay
HMS Satellite relieved by HMS Charybdis at Valparaiso

The Cruise of the Flying Squadron 1869/70
Left Date Arrived Date Miles Travelled Days Taken Days Remained
England June 19th 1869         Madeira July 1st 1455 12 1
Madeira July 2nd Bahia August 2nd 3876 31 2
Bahia August 4th Rio de Janeiro August 16th 1007 12 9
Rio de Janeiro August 25th Montevideo September 6th 1307 12 5
Montevideo September 12th Cape of Good Hope    October 1st 3656 22 13
Cape of Good Hope    October 16th Melbourne November 20th 6209 41 11
Melbourne December 7th Sydney December 12th 586 5 14
Sydney December 26th Hobart Town January 2nd 956 7 8
Hobart Town January 10th Lyttleton January 19th 1359 9 3
Lyttleton January 22nd Wellington January 24th 252 2 3
Wellington January 27th Aukland February 2nd 785 6 7
Aukland February 9th Yokohama April 6th 6077 56 8
Yokohama April 14th Yeddo April 14th 15 1 2
Yeddo April 17th Yokohama April 17th 15 1 2
Yokohama April 19th Vancouver's Island May 15th 4541 26 13
Vancouver's Island May 28th Honolulu June 16th 2560 19 7
Honolulu June 23rd Valparaiso August 14th 7166 52 14
Valparaiso August 28th Bahia October 6th 6200 39 3
Bahia October 9th England November 15th 1870 5000 37 -


Cruise of the Flying Squadron 1869-70
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Ships of the Squadron
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© Copyright Charles Fountain May 2002

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