HMS Wellington (1816)
|Laid down:||July 1813|
|Launched:||21 September 1816|
|Renamed:||HMS Wellington, 4 December 1816|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Vengeur-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1756 bm|
|Length:||176 ft (54 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||47 ft 6 in (14.48 m)|
|Depth of hold:||21 ft (6.4 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
The ship had originally been named HMS Hero, but was renamed Wellington on 4 December 1816. She became a training ship in 1862, and Wellington was eventually sold out of the Navy in 1908.
In 1826, HMS Wellington introduced mosquitos to the Hawaiian islands. These mosquitoes were introduced to a stream on Maui when sailors seeking fresh water rinsed out their water barrels in the stream. Prior to this, no mosquitoes lived in Hawaii.
Wellington was converted to a training ship and named Akbar on 10 May 1862. She served in that capacity until 1908. She arrived at Thos W Ward, Morecambe on 8 April 1908 for breaking up.
- Lavery (2003), p.189.
- Patterson, Gordon. The Mosquito Crusades: A History of the American Anti-Mosquito Movement from the Reed Commission to the First Earth Day. Rutgers University Press. Retrieved 5 April 2011.
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