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Gordon HMS

Post by shipstamps » Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:03 pm

GORGON (Not GORDON as on stamp - the only GORDON in the RN was Tender (ex War Dept miner of 125tn. transferred In 1907) Wooden Paddle. Frigate Ex 5th Rate. Built in 1837 at Pembroke Dock as a 6 gun Brig/Sloop. Her armament was Two 10" and Four 32pdr guns. Converted to a Paddle Steamer Frigate of 1119tn (date unknown) but before 1845 as she took part in the Battle of Obligado, Argentina, as a Paddle Steamer.
She served in anti slavery patrols off Africa. Supported Livingstones 2nd expedition.
She was broken up in 1864
Christmas Is. 1972. 10c. SG48 (LB18/173- 269.23/209. EWA Vo111. P34. SB October 1973)

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Re: Gordon HMS

Post by tura31 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:30 am

This ship on the 1972 Christmas Island Stamp is the 150 tons British brig Guyon captain E G Gardiner master and not HMS Gordon. The Guyon was en route to Singapore from Swan River (Western Australia) when it stopped at Christmas Island in April 1864. A report of its landing was published in the Strait Times (Singapore) on 21 May 1864 in the form of a letter to the editor.

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Post by aukepalmhof » Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:41 pm

GUYON is the correct name and she was not a Royal Navy vessel but a brig rigged merchant vessel of 150 tons.
She was underway from the Swan River, Australia to Singapore when she made a stop off Christmas Island in 1864.
Arrived Singapore 15 May 1864, and sailed again from Singapore on 21 June bound for Fremantle, Australia.

Have tried to find more info and details on the GUYON but without success.


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