Category:Coromandel (ship, 1853)

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  • Wooden hulled paddle steamer
  • O.N.50663
  • Launched 7th Jul.1853
  • Built by Thomas and Robert White, Cowes, I.O.W
  • Gross tons: 293


  • 1853 Named: TARTAR for P & O Line.
  • 1855-08-28 sold to the Admiralty for service as a despatch vessel and renamed COROMANDEL.
  • 1859 sunk in action against the Peiho forts but raised, repaired and returned to service.
  • 1866 sold to R. Byrne & Co, Hong Kong.
  • 1867 sold to Kishu, Japan renamed NARUTO.
  • 1868 sold to Glover & Co, Hong Kong.
  • 1869 converted to screw propulsion.
  • 1870 Following the bankruptcy of her owners, sold to Wright & Co, Nagasaki.
  • 1870 sold to Iwatani Shozo, Japan but resold to Hunt & Co (Netherlands Trading Society, managers), Japan and extensively repaired.
  • 1876 sold to shipbreakers at Yokohama having been idle for some time. Reported to have been riddled with white ants.

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