Girish Mahajan

HMS Chesapeake (1855)

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Name  HMS Chesapeake
Displacement  1,610 tons
Propulsion  screw
Length  72 m
Class and type  Forte class
Tons burthen  1,111 tons
Launched  12 September 1855
Weight  1,636 tons
Fate  Broken up, 1867, Charlton

HMS Chesapeake was a Royal Navy screw-propelled 51-gun frigate launched in 1855, with a crew of 510 men. She saw action during the Second Opium War and there is a memorial to her losses at Southsea, near Portsmouth. She was the flagship of the British China Squadron in 1861.

Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Fisher served in her in 1860.

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HMS Chesapeake (1855) Wikipedia


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