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1825 - Launches of PRINCESS CHARLOTTE & MYRTLE

14th September. The launch of “Princess Charlotte” 110 guns. 10 minutes before the launch an accident occurred that claimed 16 lives when a spring tide burst open the gates to Dock No. 3. The bridge was crowded with people attending the launch (see 1803). She became an accommodation ship at Hong Kong in 1858; she was sold there to a private buyer in 1875.

14th September. The Cherokee class brig/sloop Myrtle was launched. She was wrecked on the coast of Nova Scotia on 3rd April 1829. Fortunately all the crew were saved.