The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Cherokee (1842)

Also known as:
Year of Build:
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Kingston, Ontario
Final Disposition
To Peru

Later Registration: Newfoundland (1852) as Ucayal

167x28x16 Owned by Royal Navy; to R. Gaskin, Halifax 1852. Built by Tucker, Kingston and launched 20/09/42. Engines (2) by Maudslay & Sons, London England. "Steam frigate": could mount 12 guns but only 2 installed. Not used until late 1846 when lengthened to 188x31x10 (approx.) at Kingston. Laid up and offered for sale August 1850. Taken to Halifax: in order to transit canals one paddle box, and its paddle, removed, also figurehead and cutwater. Ran on one wheel (!) When reassembled, used Halifax-St. John's Nfld. Sent to Boston 1852 for sale, eventually sold to Peruvian Government.

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Cherokee (1842)