SHIPBUILDING QUESTION

SHIPBUILDING QUESTION

Postby MadMaxLab » Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:26 am

Does anyone have any information on a vessel (steam aviso) built in 1860 for the French Navy called PHOQUE ? According to a book on French naval vessels work began in 1859 and she was commissioned in November 1860. Decommissioned on 9/7/1886.
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Re: SHIPBUILDING QUESTION

Postby Whickham » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:25 pm

Did a trawl through the papers and couldn't find anything on her construction. Only got a few details on her subsequent career:

1863: Steam sloop PHOQUE based at Dieppe to support the French fishing fleet.

08/09/1873: French gun vessel PHOQUE grounded and leaking at Bilbao.
Assistance from the British LIVELY and ZEPHYR to move her to a more secure berth.
Every hope is entertained that she will ultimately be floated.

08/02/1874: Prevented by the Carlists from delivering dispatches to the French Consul at Lisbon.
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Re: SHIPBUILDING QUESTION

Postby magoonigal » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:52 pm

PHOQUE (steam aviso) 1860. French Navy. Unknown yard, Nantes, France.
375 tons. 320hp steam engine. The PHOQUE was a steam aviso built in Nantes in 1859, launched in 1860. Retired on July 9th 1886. Lieut. Edmond Esprit de Bevis was her commander. Left side of stamp.

The PHOQUE featured on a New Caledonia Stamp BUT the date on the stamp is 1853 so its an earlier vessel of the same name. The information listed refers to the 1860 vessel which is the one your looking for.
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Re: SHIPBUILDING QUESTION

Postby MadMaxLab » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:39 pm

Thank you Dave & Paul.

Paul has hit the nail on the head.

The ship I was looking for was completed on 21/4/1844.

The information came from a journal called Watercraft Philately and appears not to have been corrected. See http://www.shipstamps.co.uk/forum/viewt ... oque#p7840

Below is the image that Paul was referring to plus another for good measure.

FS PHOQUE   02.jpg


FS PHOQUE   01.jpg
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