Porcupine

22093
Nominal Guns3
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.11.1843
Keel Laid Down1.1844
Launched17.6.1844
First Commissioned19.8.1844
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford
CategoryUnrated
Ship TypePaddle Steamer
Sold1883

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck141' 0"Imperial Feet42.9768 
Length of Keel124' 7 ½"Imperial Feet37.8079 
Breadth24' 1 ½"Imperial Feet7.3279 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen381 6894Tons BM 

Armament


8.1844Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)B181
Gun Deck2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Pivot Mount1 British 32-Pounder

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.7.1844 - 1848CaptainFrederick Bullock (1788-1874)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1862Survey shipB181


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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