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HMS Juno

The fifth ?JUNO? was a 16-gun privateer from Liverpool.  Strictly speaking this vessel was not one of the King?s ships, but she is included on account of her war service.   On August 14th, 1803, while commanded by Master Lutwidge Affleck, she fell in with and at once engaged the French 44-gun frigate ?Poursuivante? off Wilmington.  After a two hours engagement , in which the ?Juno? had two killed, several wounded and the ship much shattered, the colours were hauled down, and the ship was burned by the French. The sixth ?JUNO? was a 26-gun frigate, launched at Pembroke in 1844.  She was of  923 tons, and carried a crew of 240 men.  Her length, beam, and draught were 131ft., 41ft., and 15ft.  For some years this ship acted as a police hulk at Portsmouth as ?Mariner,? but she was then converted into a training ship for ordinary seamen, and renamed ?Atlanta.?  On January 31st, 1880, as ?Atlanta,? she sailed from Bermuda for England with a crew of 113 officers and men, and 170 ordinary seamen.  The ship was never seen again, and she is believed to have foundered in a terrific gale between February 12th and 16th.   The seventh ?JUNO? was an 8-gun screw corvette, launched at Deptford in 1867.  She was of 2240 tons, 1380 horse-power, and 10 knots speed.  Her length, beam, and draught were 200ft., 40ft., and 18ft.   The box-like shape of this vessel led to her being nicknamed the ?Tea Chest.?   In 1878  the ?Juno,? commanded by Captain J.A. Poland, was engaged in watching a Russian squadron in the Far East during a period of strained relations.   In 1887 the ?Juno? was sold.   The eighth ?JUNO? is an 11-gun twin-screw cruiser, launched at Barrow in 1895.  She is of 5600 tons, 9600 horse-power, and 19 knots speed.  Her length, beam, and draught were 350ft., 54ft., and 21ft.  In 1901 the ?Juno,? commanded by Captain H.O. Routh, was employed as escort to H.M.S. ?Ophir? during the tour of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (now their Majesties King George V. and Queen Mary) to the colonies.  In 1912 and 1913 the ?Juno? acted as a parent ship of two of the torpedo-boat destroyer flotillas at Harwich.

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