High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! HMS Gorgon was a wooden steam paddle frigate of 6 guns, launched in 1837. In 1840 she took part in the bombardment of Acre, and in 1843 was part of the Royal Navy squadron stationed in the River Plate during the Uruguayan Civil War. She was converted to a troopship and in 1858 assisted HMS Agamemnon in the laying of the first transatlantic telegraph cable. She was sold for breaking in 1864.