Chatham Historic Dockyard Railway
The Handyside Trials
History of Locomotive Names: VENUS
Vulcan Foundry Ltd. 0-4-2T Works No.1161, Built 1885
5 ships have borne the name H.M.S.VENUS.
Wae a 36-gun, fifth-rate ship, launched in 1758.
In 1792 it was reduced to 32 guns and renamed H.M.S HEROINE in 1809, it was sold in 1828.
Was a 36-gun fifth-rate ship captured from the Danish in 1807.
Between 1809 and 1815 it was used for harbour service.
It was sold in 1815.
Was a 46-gun fifth-rate ship, launched in 1820.
Between 1848 and 1862 it was lent to the Marine Society as a training ship.
The ship wsa sold in 1864.
Was an Eclipse-class protected cruiser, launched in 1895 and sold in 1921.
Was V-class destroyer, launched on the 23
Between 1951 and 1952 it was converted in to a Rapid-class frigate.
It was sold for breaking up in 1972.
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