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HMS Comus (1828)
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: Comus
Ordered: 15 May 1821
Builder: Pembroke Dockyard
Laid down: October 1826
Launched: 14 August 1828
Completed: 28 February 1829
Commissioned: November 1828
Fate: Broken up, 10 May 1862
General characteristics
Class & type: Comet-class sloop
Tons burthen: 462 16/94 bm
Length:
  • 113 ft 3 in (34.5 m) (gundeck)
  • 92 ft 11 in (28.3 m) (keel)
Beam: 31 ft 11 in (9.7 m)
Depth: 8 ft (2.4 m)
Complement: 125
Armament: 2 × 6-pdr cannon; 16 × 32-pdr carronades

HMS Comus was an 18-gun sloop, the name ship of her class, built for the Royal Navy during the 1820s.

Description[]

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 1694 tons burthen.[1] 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.[2]

Construction and career[]

Comus, the second ship of her name to serve in the Royal Navy,[3] 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.[2] She was completed on 28 February 1829 at Plymouth Dockyard and commissioned on November 1828. The ship was renamed Comus on 31 October 1832.[1]

Notes[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Winfield, p. 903
  2. 2.0 2.1 Winfield & Lyon, p. 117
  3. Colledge, p. 311

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