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Encyclopedia > HMS Chatham (1788)
Career
Built: 1788 at Dover
Fate: Sold out of the service 1830
General Characteristics
Displacement: 135 tons
Deck: 65 ft (— m)
Keel: 53' 1.75" ft (— m)
Beam: 21' 6" ft (— m)
Draught: — ft (— m)
Type: Armed Tender
Rigging: Brig
Hull: Wood
Propulsion: Sail
Speed:
Range:
Complement: 45
Armament: 4 3-pounders; 6 swivels

HMS Chatham (1788 - 1830) was a Royal Navy ship that accompanied the more famous HMS Discovery on George Vancouver's exploration of the west coast of North America in his 1791-1795 expedition.[1] 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 (MDCCCXXX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Brigantine. ... The Swivel Gun is a mounted ships cannon, able to turn and pivot. ... HMS Chatham, 1911 - 1926, pictured circa 1914 Fifteen ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Chatham after the port of Chatham, Kent, home of the Chatham Dockyard The first Chatham was a galliot captured in 1666 during the Second Anglo-Dutch War. ... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore the Senior Service). ... HMS Discovery was a Royal Navy ship in which George Vancouver explored the west coast of North America in his 1791-1795 expedition. ... A statue of George Vancouver outside of Vancouver City Hall in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ...

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The Vancouver Expedition

(Main article: Vancouver Expedition) The Vancouver Expedition (1791-1795) was a five-year voyage of exploration and diplomacy, commanded by Captain George Vancouver. ...


Chatham's first significant voyage was Vancouver's five-year mission to the South Seas and Pacific Northwest Coast of America. Her commander was Lieutenant William Robert Broughton, with 2nd Lieutenant James Hanson[2] . William Robert Broughton was a British naval officer in the late 18th century. ... James Edward Hanson, Baron Hanson (January 20, 1922 – November 1, 2004) was a British conservative industrialist who built his businesses through the process of leveraged buyouts. ...


In November 1791, while exploring the South Pacific, Broughton's crew were the first Europeans to sight the Chatham Islands, which they named after their ship. Among the other achievements of Chatham's crew was the exploration of the Columbia River as far as the Columbia River Gorge, reaching today's eastern Multnomah County east of Portland and northwest of Mount Hood. A plaque erected by the State of Oregon along Interstate 84 commemorates the spot where Broughton landed in 1792. 1791 (MDCCXCI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ... The Chatham Islands from space. ... The Columbia River (French: fleuve Columbia) is a river situated in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular canyon of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... Multnomah County (IPA: ) is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon, the smallest in area but the largest in population due to Portland, the county seat and largest city in Oregon. ... Nickname: City of Roses, Stumptown, Bridgetown, PDX Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter Area  - City  145. ... Columbia River Gorge and I-84 as seen from Crown Point, Oregon Interstate 84 runs from an intersection with Interstate 5 at Portland, Oregon (Map) to an intersection with Interstate 80 (Map) at Echo, Utah—roughly the same route as the Oregon Trail. ...


In November, 1792, Chatham's commander was sent back to England with dispatches; Peter Puget was her commander through her return to England in 1795. Peter Puget was an officer in the British Royal Navy. ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Afterwards

Chatham suffered severe wear on its long voyage, but continued in Royal Navy service until 1830. Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 (MDCCCXXX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


References

  1. ^ Naish, John (1996). The Interwoven Lives of George Vancouver, Archibald Menzies, Joseph Whidbey and Peter Puget: The Vancouver Voyage of 1791-1795. The Edward Mellen Press, Ltd.. ISBN 0-7734-8857-X. 
  2. ^ Muster Table of His Majesties Sloop The Discovery. Admiralty Records in the Public Record Office, U.K. (1791). Retrieved on December 15, 2006.

1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1791 (MDCCXCI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

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