HMS Topaze, 1858-1884
The HMS Topaze was a 72 m long British steam frigate.1 According to various despatches, the Topaze was a gunboat, but served also as a survey vessel. In this document, from October 1859, the Topaze was ordered to the Pacific Station at Valparaiso, along with the Clio.
In this despatch, the Topaze was ordered to join British naval forces on the North West Coast of America. The Topaze appears to have remained in service at Esquimalt Harbour in several capacities, until at least November 1866.
  • 1. Peter Davis, Topaze, William Loney RN—Ships.
Mentions of this vessel in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. HMS Topaze, 1858-1884. 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/topaze.html.

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