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HMS Cadmus (1856)
Career (United Kingdom)
Class and type: Corvette
Name: HMS Cadmus
Launched: 20 May 1856
Out of service: 1874
Fate: Broken up 1879
General characteristics
Class & type: Pearl-class corvette
Length: 200 feet
Propulsion: Screw
Armament: 21

figurehead of Cadmus (far left) at Devonport Dockyard

HMS Cadmus was a wooden screw corvette launched on 20 May 1856 at Chatham Dockyard. Cadmus struck rocks at Salcombe on 5 June 1869 and sent a telegraph to the station situated at Plymouth. She was broken up in 1879 at Devonport.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Davis, Peter. "Cadmus". https://www.pdavis.nl/ShowShip.php?id=104. Retrieved 20 November 2019. 

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