HMS Madagascar (1822)

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Name: HMS Madagascar
Ordered: 5 April 1817
Builder: East India Company, Bombay
Laid down: October 1821
Launched: 15 November 1822
Completed: January 1829 at Portsmouth Dockyard
Fate: Sold 5 May 1863
General characteristics
Class and type: Seringapatam-class frigate
Tons burthen: 1,162 bm
Length: 159 ft (48 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 40 ft 5 in (12.32 m)
Depth of hold: 12 ft 9 in (3.89 m)
Propulsion: Sail
Complement: 315
Armament: 46 guns

HMS Madagascar was a 46-gun Fifth-rate Seringapatam Class frigate, built at Bombay and launched on 15 November 1822.

The Bavarian Prince Otto who had been selected as the King of Greece was delivered to his new capital Nafplion in 1833.

In 1843, HMS Madagascar is recorded as calling at Ascension Island accompanied by the steamer HMS Albert, being outfitted for suppression of the slave trade.

The ship was made a storeship and was anchored at Rio De Janeiro after 1853 and was eventually sold in 1863.

Commanders of the Ship

  • 1830—the Honorable Sir Robert Spencer, second son of the Earl of Spencer died aboard ship in Malta.
  • 1830-1834—Captain Edmund Lyons
  • 1838-1839—Provo Wallis, KCB, East Indies
  • 1840—Out of Commission
  • 1841—1844—Captain John Foote, west coast of Africa
  • 1847—Robert Mann
  • 1853—John William Finch, storeship, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1855—John Ptolemy Thurburn, storeship, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1856—John Mortimer Leycester, storeship, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1859-1863—Vice Admiral Richard Dunning White, CB, storeship, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Notes and References

  • David Lyon and Rif Winfield, The Sail and Steam Navy List 1815-1889. Chatham Publishing, 2004. ISBN 1-86176-032-9.

Mid-Victorian Royal Navy vessels