Masted Cruising Ships


HMS Carysfort, 1886


ClassComus
TypeSteel Corvette
Built1878
Speed13 Knots
Dimensions225 x 44.5 x 19.25
Weight2380 Tons
Armament2 x 7inch MLR, 12 x 64pdr MLR
Crew265
FateShe was sold to King Garston in 1899
NotesShe was a slow steamer but could sail well. Her class (Comus) introduced the tradition of naming all the ships with the same initial letter. It also introduced metal hulls for smaller ships. She took part in a flag showing Flying Squadron in 1880 that visited Montevideo, Captetown, Australia, Fiji, Japan and China. On their return, Carysfort was detached to the Mediterranean to join in the Egyptian war. She landed men for the naval brigade at Sudan in 1884 and 1885.


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by Stephen Luscombe