Sunday, May 24, 2009

HMS Valorous side paddle Frigate.

Wooden side paddle Frigate:
HMS Valorous 1851-1891.
This is most likely the first Royal Navy warship that young Edward Hobart Seymour served on after leaving the Eastmans Naval Acadamy, Southsea, and being promoted to Midshipman. His commanding officer would have been Captain Claude Henry Buckle. HMS Valorous was one of the last class of wooden warships to be built. She was built at the Pembroke Dockyard in 1851, and went to the breakers yard in 1891. She had 16 guns, and fitted time and place of the information available.

Midshipman Seymour served for two years on this frigate and saw action in the Black Sea during the Crimean War.

Ships Data:

HMS Valorous was a 16 gun steam powered paddle wheel frigate of the Royal Navy built at Pembroke Dockyard and launched on 30 April 1851.In 1852 she was in the Mediterranean, then in 1854 she was assigned to the Baltic Sea and in 1855 she operated in the Black Sea during the Crimean War.

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