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HMS Meteor (1823)

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Name  Meteor
Builder  Pembroke Dockyard
Renamed  As Beacon, June 1832
Launched  25 June 1823
Completed  17 June 1824
Ordered  18 May 1819
Laid down  May 1820
Construction started  May 1820
Draft  3.28 m
Reclassified  As survey ship, July 1832

HMS Meteor was a Hecla-class bomb vessel built for the Royal Navy during the 1820s. She was sold in 1846.



Meteor had a length at the gundeck of 106 feet (32.3 m) and 87 feet 1 inch (26.5 m) at the keel. She had a beam of 28 feet 11 inches (8.8 m), a draught of about 10 feet 9 inches (3.3 m) and a depth of hold of 13 feet 10 inches (4.2 m). The ship's tonnage was 378 tons burthen. The Hecla class was armed with two 6-pounder cannon, eight or ten 24-pounder carronades and two mortars, one 10 inches (254 mm) and the other 13 inches (330 mm) in size. The ships had a crew of 67 officers and ratings.

Construction and career

Meteor, the third ship of her name to serve in the Royal Navy, was ordered on 18 May 1819, laid down in May 1820 at Pembroke Dockyard, Wales, and launched on 25 June 1823. She was completed for sea on 17 June 1824 at Plymouth Dockyard.


HMS Meteor (1823) Wikipedia

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