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VANGUARD (78) Built in 1835, Pembroke Dock.
Renamed AJAX in 1867.
Broken up in 1875.

  • 1836 Chatham.
  • 1837 Capt. Sir Thomas FELLOWES, 01/1837, Mediterranean.
    At Malta on the night of 30 January 1838, the Ass.
    Surgeon, Robert Thomas Charles SCOTT, was ordered by the 1st. lieutenant, C. M.M.
    WRIGHT, to stomach-pump a drunken seaman.
    He gave the medical opinion that a stomach-pump should not be administered but was ordered to give it as a punishment and reminded that it was an order he had received.
    A short while later he was ordered to do the same to another seaman.
    The next morning Scott reported the matter to Cdr. Baldwin Wake WALKER who reported him to the captain for disrespect and disobedience of a lawful order.
    Capt. FELLOWES threatened him with a court martial and reported him to Sir William BURNETT, the Physician-General of the Navy.
    When this affair became public knowledge, an Admiralty Order was issued banning the use of a stomach-pump as a punishment.
    (Forwarded by g.g.grandson of Dr Scott)
  • 1840 Capt. Sir David DUNN, 04/1840, Mediterranean.
    VANGUARD was employed on the coast of Syria in 1840.
  • 1845 Capt. George W. WILLES, 02/1845.

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