HMS Eugenie (1804)
HMS Eugenie was launched at Ipswich in 1800 as the mercantile Friends. She sailed as a West Indiaman between London and Jamaica until the British Royal Navy purchased her in 1804. By 1807 the Navy had withdrawn her from service, and in 1810 it sold her. She then returned to mercantile service having resumed the name Friends. She was last listed in 1830.
|Fate:||Sold in 1804|
|Acquired:||in 1804 by purchase|
|Fate:||Sold in 1810|
|Acquired:||in 1810 by purchase|
|Fate:||Last listed in 1830|
|Tons burthen:||24126⁄94 (bm)|
|Beam:||26 ft 6 in (8.1 m)|
|Depth of hold:||17 ft 0 in (5.2 m)|
Friends appeared in Lloyd's Register in 1801 with T. Read, master, W. Thurlby, owner, and trade London. Thereafter her trade became London–Jamaica. Lloyd's Register carried the same information even after the Royal Navy purchased her.
Royal Navy: The Admiralty purchased Friends in June 1804 and renamed her HMS Eugenie. She underwent fitting in May–June by Tibbott & Co., Thames, and then Woolwich between 15 June and 4 August.
Then on 31 January 1805 she sailed from Spithead for the coast of Africa carrying the Scottish explorer Mungo Park. By 1807 Eugenie was in ordinary at Sheerness. She was sold there on 22 October 1810.
Incident: Lloyd's List reported on 6 January 1824 that Friends, Smithson, master, had gone onshore at Holm Sand (in the Thames Estuary), while sailing from Wyborg. She was gotten off and arrived at Hull on 31 December 1823.
Friends was last listed in 1830.
Citations and references
- Winfield (2008), p. 272.
- [https://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015024214275?urlappend=%3Bseq=258 Register of Shipping (1815), Seq.№F774.
- Lloyd's Register (1801), Seq.№F509.
- Lloyd's Register (1811), Supple. pages "F", Seq. №F41.
- [https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.c2735034?urlappend=%3Bseq=14 Lloyd's List №5870.
- Winfield, Rif (2008). British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793–1817: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 1-86176-246-1.