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Redwing 1834 HMS - Paddle Tender

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:16 pm
by Woody
HMS Redwing
Paddle Tender
Built by Hunter & Dow, Glasgow as the Wooden Paddle Packet RICHMOND in 1834. She was built as a speculative venture by David Napier and after her trials she was sold to the Post Office. 4/12/1876 British register closed as she was broken up.
139 bm
144ft 3in x 16ft x 10ft 8in
Machinery by David Napier & Co.
Side paddle, steeple engine, 60nhp giving 9 knots
2 x 6pdr carronades
Crew 11

1/4/1837 transferred to the Admiralty and used as a tender for the Packet Service. Based at Liverpool
17/1/1848 sold to Messrs Sutherland and renamed ALBION and used as an excursion steamer in the Liverpool-Menai straits, and as a tug.

Image and more information Welcome
1/4/2016

Re: Redwing 1834 HMS - Paddle Tender

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:05 pm
by E28
The early period of the Post Office Packets, although comparatively straightforward is not especially well documented, a lot of uncertainty exists regarding the acquisitions of ships and their fates.
Redwing was one of the smaller ships and worked out of Liverpool.
Details of her exact fate would be most welcome as well as any type of picture.
Were Messrs Sutherland either ship owners, brokers, breakers or even merchants.
Thanks. E28

Re: Redwing 1834 HMS - Paddle Tender

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:58 pm
by E28
It appears a total of 48 post Office Packets were completed between 1821 -1848.

The tonnage for Richmond / Redwing at 139 bm seems remarkably low set against her published dimensions compared with other similar packets, her 15' 9" beam surely excludes the 2 paddle boxes.
Hunter & Dow appear to have not built any other P O Packets.

Virtually the only brief published work on these packets is in Paddle Warships 1815 - 1850 by D K Brown, Conway 1993, where there are only 5 pages and Brown acknowledges his figures are from research by George Osbon, both are now deceased.