HMS President, 1829-1903
HMS President was a Royal Navy frigate of the fourth-rate.1 President was part of the Anglo-French squadron during the Crimean War, and from 1854-62 it was the flagship of Rear-Admiral Henry William Bruce in the Pacific, commanded at that time by Captain Charles Frederick.2
According to this 1856 despatch, President was sent to Vancouver Island to ease the fears of the colonists regarding potential attacks from the Indigenous population. It is unclear from the despatches whether or not HMS President ever arrived.
  • 1. Peter Davis, HMS Portland, William Loney RN—Ships.
  • 2. Ibid.
Mentions of this vessel in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. HMS President, 1829-1903. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/president.html.

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