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Brockville Recorder (Brockville, ON), Nov. 12, 1846


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(copied from Whig by Brockville Recorder, Nov. 12, 1846)

p.3 H.M.S. Cherokee - This magnificent war steamer, the fitting up of which has occupied nearly the whole summer, is at length completed with the exception of the mounting of her armament. She is of the full burden of 750 tons, and her engines are of 200 horse power, and manufactured by the very best engine makers in the world, Messrs. Maudsley & Son, London. We have no intention of describing this vessel -she must be visited to be properly appreciated; and a sight of her splendid and roomy deck, will alone repay the trouble. Being on the peace establishment, her compliment of officers and men is very small; but she has on board the nucleus of a force that could most readily be augmented to fighting numbers. The following is a list of her officers, viz: Commander Fowell, Lieut. Willoughby, Asst. Surgeon Greer; Clerk in charge, Mr. Ricolton; Captain's Clerk, Mr. Atkinson; Carpenter, Mr. Brooks; Gunner, Mr. Woods; Engineer, Mr. Fothergill; Pilot, Mr. , with some half-dozen petty officers, and a crew of seamen and firemen, thirty-six in number. Her armament will consist of two long 68 pounders, Paixhaim guns, mounted fore and aft, with two powerful carronades at the gangways. Should the weather prove fine tomorrow, it is the intention of Capt. Fowell to try her Engines in Kingston Bay, preparatory to laying her up for the winter. H.M. Iron Steamer Mohawk, stationed at Kingston, and formerly commanded by Captain Fowell, has recently been lengthened thirty feet, and is now lying at the Dock Yard, where she will probably remain until the spring. She is intended for service on Lake Erie, and is commanded by Lieut. Tyson, with a crew of officers and men somewhat smaller than that of the Cherokee. [Kingston Whig]


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Date of Original:
Nov. 12, 1846
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KN.5359
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Brockville Recorder (Brockville, ON), Nov. 12, 1846