Ship Details

Rig

Paddle Wheel Frigate 16-gun

Built

1850

Built In

Tonnage

1287

Built By

Demise

sold for breaking up in 1884

Description

HMS Furious was a 16 gun steam powered paddle wheel frigate of the Royal Navy built at Portsmouth Dockyard and launched on 26 August 1850. She was the lead ship of the two ship class of Furious-class frigate. She was built at a cost of £64,794, of which her machinery cost £24,577.
On 29 October 1853, Furious struck a sunken rock in the Dardanelles 20 nautical miles (37 km) from Gallipoli, Ottoman Empire and was damaged. Consequently, Admiral Dundas transferred his flag to HMS Tiger.[1] On 15 April 1854, she sank the corvette Andromache at Odessa after coming under fire from shore-based artillery.[2]
Furious was sent with 14 gunboats as reinforcements to the China squadron in 1857.[3]
She became a coal hulk at Portsmouth in March 1867 and was sold for breaking up in 1884 to Castle, of Charlton.

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