HMS Constance, 1846-1875
The Constance was a fourth-rate sailing ship of the Royal Navy.1 It was built at Pembroke Dock, carried 50 guns, and was 50 m long by 16 m wide.2 During its time in the Pacific Station, it was commanded by Captain Baldwin Wake Walker from 1846-47 and Captain George William Conway Courtenay from 1847-49.3 Constance was converted to a screw-frigate in 1862.4
Constance is mentioned in these extracts, which are not transcribed, in reference to letters received from Captain Courtney, who was apparently on board HMS Constance at sea.
  • 1. Peter Davis, HMS Constance (1846), The Victoria Royal Navy (website).
  • 2. J. J. Colledge, Ships of the Royal Navy (Devon: David & Charles: Newton Abbot, 1969), 1:134.
  • 3. Ibid.
  • 4. Ibid.
Mentions of this vessel in the documents