|HCS Coote (1827)|
|Career (East India Company)|
|Operator:||East India Company|
|Fate:||Wrecked in 1845, later sank during attempted salvage|
|Type:||Sloop of war|
|Tons burthen:||420 (bm)|
HCS Coote was a sloop-of-war that served the British East India Company (EIC) during the 19th century. The Bombay Dockyard launched Coote in 1827. Though the EIC built Coote, her size and armament were equivalent to the retired Cruizer-class brig-sloops. Coote participated in the 1839 Aden Expedition along with HCS Mahi and the frigate HMS Volage and the brig HMS Cruizer of the British Royal Navy.
Coote was lost on 1 December 1845. She had left Bombay on 22 November, and wrecked at Calicut, on the Malabar Coast, on what became known as Coote Reef ([Note 1] Her officers and crew abandoned her as unsalvageable on 3 December. Her captain, Lieutenant J.S. Grieve, his officers, and crew all survived. All her guns, and a great deal of her stores and ammunition were saved. The EIC was able, eventually, to get her off the rocks. The company decided to sell the hull at Calicut rather than attempt to tow it to Bombay. A Calicut resident bought the hull for 10,000 rupees, but as she was being towed on shore where her leaks might be repaired, she sank into mud and appeared a total loss.).
Notes, citations, and references
- Phipps (1840), pp.165 & 169.
- Low, Charles Rathbone (1877-01-01) (in en). History of the Indian Navy: (1613-1863). R. Bentley and son. https://books.google.com/books?id=HrspAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA118&lpg=PA118&dq=HMS+Coote+sloop&source=bl&ots=i0Avp3iqu3&sig=IwyloqHwxwDyDJOz4zNSEhAymfY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiu5aH3o6nSAhVC5iYKHf00A9cQ6AEIGjAA#v=onepage&q=HMS%20Coote%20sloop&f=false.
- "Ships of the Bombay Marine and Indian Navy - FIBIwiki" (in en). http://wiki.fibis.org/index.php?title=Ships_of_the_Bombay_Marine_and_Indian_Navy.
- Hackman (2001), p.328.
- History of the Indian Navy 1613-1863" by Charles Rathbone Low. Clarendon Press, Oxford 1877
- Clowes, pg. 277-279
- Colledge & Warlow (2006), p.89.
- Allen's Indian mail and register of intelligence for British and foreign India: 1846, pp.48 & 75.
- Bengal Catholic Herald (3 January 1846), Vol. 10, Issue 1, p.1.
- Allen's Indian mail and register of intelligence for British and foreign India: 1846, p.341.
- Clowes, William (1901). The Royal Navy: A history from the earliest times to the present Volume VI. London, England: William Clowes & Sons
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
- Hackman, Rowan (2001) Ships of the East India Company. (Gravesend, Kent: World Ship Society). ISBN 0-905617-96-7
- Phipps, John, (of the Master Attendant's Office, Calcutta), (1840) A Collection of Papers Relative to Ship Building in India ...: Also a Register Comprehending All the Ships ... Built in India to the Present Time .... (Scott).
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