HSwMS Eugenie

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Painting of HSwMS Eugenie by Jacob Hägg.
History
SwedenSweden
Name: Eugenie
Builder: sv (Karlskrona shipyard)
Launched: December 9, 1844
Commissioned: 1846
Out of service: May 8, 1888
Fate: Sold in 1919, scrapped in 1926
General characteristics
Class & type: Frigate
Displacement: 1,360 tons
Length: 46.69 m (153.2 ft)
Beam: 12.37 m (40.6 ft)
Draught: 5.49 ft (1.67 m)

HSwMS Eugenie was a Swedish frigate, armed with 40 cannons. Between the years of 1851 and 1853, the Eugenie was captained by sv (Christian Adolf Virgin) as the first Swedish warship to circumnavigate the globe, on a voyage intended to promote Swedish trade. Naval officer sv (Carl Skogman) subsequently released an itinerary of the journey.

The vessel was classified as a corvette from 1877 until 1888, when it was converted into an accommodation ship at Skeppsholmen. She was taken out of service completely in 1919 and was sold to a Norwegian shipping company in Moss to be used as floating work home. In 1926, she was sold to a scrap dealer in Halmstad for scrapping.

The ship is named after Princess Eugenie, daughter of Oscar I of Sweden.

Circumnavigating the globe (1851-1853)

This trip was the first global circumnavigation ever made with a Swedish warship. The sv (first Swedish circumnavigation of the globe) was probably carried out by the small brigantine, the sv (Mary Ann (1838); Mary Ann) under the command of captain sv (Nils Werngren) who performed an unplanned circumnavigation of the years 1839-41.

Itinerary of the journey:

  1. Sweden
  2. Portsmouth, England
  3. Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
  4. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  5. Montevideo, Uruguay
  6. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  7. Colonia, Uruguay
  8. Port Famine, Strait of Magellan, Argentina
  9. Valparaiso, Chile
  10. Callao, Peru
  11. Puna, Peru
  12. Panama
  13. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  14. Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
  15. San Francisco, United States
  16. Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
  17. Tahiti, French Polynesia
  18. Sydney, Australia
  19. Pouynypet, Caroline Islands
  20. Guam
  21. Hong Kong
  22. Canton, China
  23. Manila, Philippines
  24. Singapore
  25. Batavia, Dutch East Indies
  26. Cocos Islands, Australia
  27. Mauritius
  28. Cape Town, Cape Colony
  29. St Helena
  30. Plymouth, England
  31. Cherbourg, France
  32. Sweden

References

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  1. "Flottans Man homepage". Flottansman.se. Retrieved 21 November 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>