HMS Cormorant

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Cormorant, 1856
Type: Gunvessel ; Armament 4
Launched : 23 Feb 1856 ; Disposal date or year : 28 Jun 1859
Disposal Details : Sunk by fire from the Pei-ho forts, China. Com. Armine Wodehouse
BM: 675 tons
Propulsion: Screw
Notes:

23 Feb 1856 Expected at Chatham shortly from the contractors.

28 Feb 1856 Cdr W Bowden apptd

23 Apr 1856, Present at Fleet Review, Spithead ; Red Squadron ; Commander Bowden

28 Oct 1857 Oct arrived Hongkong, from Plymouth, Lt Saumarez.

15 Nov 1857 Shanghai.

28 Nov 1857 Hong Kong.

15 Jan 1858 Shanghai.

27 Feb 1858 Ningpo.

Prior to 25 Mar 1858 had departed from Hongkong with Lord Elgin for the Gulf of Pecheli.

13 Apr 1858 Shanghai.

5 May 1858 Gulf of Pechelee.

20 May 1858 Capture of the Forts at the Mouth of the Pel Ho (see also the London Gazette www.gazettes-online.co.uk of 28 Jul 1858 .

10 Aug 1858 Hong Kong.

15 Jan 1859 Ningpo.

21 May 1859 Shanghai.

25 Jun 1859 Action : Peiho Forts ; sunk.

5 Jul 1859 Destroyed by RN personnel to avoid the vessel or her equipment falling into the hands of the enemy.

1 Oct 1856 - 26 Jun 1858 Parliamentary Grant of 33,000, for services (in lieu of Prize Money) on the China Station to be divided between 56 Vessels