Chatham Historic Dockyard Railway
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History of Locomotive Names: VULCAN
Vulcan Foundry Ltd. 0-4-2T Works No.989, Built 1883.
8 ships have borne the name H.M.S. VULCAN.
Was a 8-gun fireship, launched in 1691 and sunk as a breakwater in 1709.
Was a 8-gun fireship, previously the civilian HUNTER, it was purchased in 1739 and hulked in 1749.
Was a 8-gun fireship, previously the civilian MARY, purchased in 1745 and sold in 1749.
Was a 8-gun fireship, previously an American merchantman, purchased in 1777 and destroyed in 1782 to prevent capture.
Was a 14-gun fireship, launched in 1783, and destroyed in 1793 to prevent capture.
Was a 10-gun bomb vessel, previously the civilian HECTOR, purchased in 1796 and sold in 1802.
Was an iron screw frigate, launched in 1849.
In 1851 it was converted to a troopship.
It was sold in 1867 as the barque JORAWUR.
Was a depot ship launched in 1889.
In 1931 it was converted to a training hulk and renamed H.M.S. DEFIANCE 3 and scrapped in 1955.
2 replacement ships were named H.M.S. VULCAN.
H.M.S. ONYX was H.M.S.VULCAN between 1919 and 1924.
H.M.S. LILY was H.M.S.VULCAN between 1923 and 1930.
In 1843 an iron paddle frigate was to have been named H.M.S. VULCAN but was renamed H.M.S. BIRKENHEAD before being launched in 1845.
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