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HMS Blossom
His Majesty's ship Blossom off the Sandwich Islands
Career (UK) British Merchant Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Blossom
Ordered: 19 November 1805
Builder: Robert Guillaume, Northam
Laid down: February 1806
Launched: 10 December 1806
Completed: 21 April 1807
Reclassified: Exploration ship in 1825
Survey ship in 1829
Hulked in 1833
Fate: Broken up in August 1848
General characteristics
Class and type: 18-gun Cormorant-class sloop-of-war
Tons burthen: 422 bm
Length: 108 ft 4 in (33.02 m) (overall)
90 ft 8 in (27.64 m) (keel)
Beam: 29 ft 7 in (9.02 m)
Depth of hold: 9 ft (2.7 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Sloop
Complement: 121
Armament:

(as built)

  • Main deck: 16 x 32pdr carronades
  • Quarterdeck: 6 x 18pdr carronades
  • Forecastle: 2 x 6pdrs + 2 x 18pdr carronades

HMS Blossom was an 18-gun Cormorant-class sloop-of-war. She was built in 1806 and is best known for the 1825-1828 Captain Beechey expedition to the Pacific Ocean, primarily and explored as far north as Point Barrow, Alaska, the furthest point into the Arctic any non-Inuit had been at the time.

She was re-rated as a 24-gun sixth rate in February 1817, converted to serve as an exploration ship in 1825, and on her return used as a survey ship from 1829. Blossom was hulked as a lazarette at Sheerness in January 1833, and was broken up at Chatham in August 1848.

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