|HMS Comus (1828)|
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Ordered:||15 May 1821|
|Laid down:||October 1826|
|Launched:||14 August 1828|
|Completed:||28 February 1829|
|Fate:||Broken up, 10 May 1862|
|Class & type:||Comet-class sloop|
|Tons burthen:||462 16/94 bm|
|Beam:||31 ft 11 in (9.7 m)|
|Depth:||8 ft (2.4 m)|
|Armament:||2 × 6-pdr cannon; 16 × 32-pdr carronades|
Comus had a length at the gundeck of 113 feet 3 inches (34.5 m) and 92 feet 11 inches (28.3 m) at the keel. She had a beam of 30 feet 11 inches (9.4 m), and a depth of hold of 8 feet (2.4 m). The ship's tonnage was 462 16⁄94 tons burthen. The Comet class was armed with a pair of 9-pounder cannon in the bow and sixteen 32-pounder carronades. The ships had a crew of 125 officers and ratings.
Construction and career
Comus, the second ship of her name to serve in the Royal Navy, was ordered with the name of Comet on 15 May 1821, laid down in October 1826 at Pembroke Dockyard, Wales, and launched on 14 August 1828. She was completed on 28 February 1829 at Plymouth Dockyard and commissioned on November 1828. The ship was renamed Comus on 31 October 1832.
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