Nominal GunsUnknownB181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1848B181
Ship TypeDiscovery Vessel B181
Broken Up16.8.1879B181


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck115' 0"Imperial Feet35.052 
Length of Keelc99' 0"Imperial Feet 
Breadth28' 4"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen424Tons BM 

1 Commanding Officer

10.2.1852 - 15.6.1854Captain Henry Kellett (1806-1875)W025

Service History

21.2.1850Purchased at North Shields - Northumberland - River Tyne at a cost of £8045.0.0dB181
15.6.1854Abandoned in the Ice off Bathurst IslandB181
10.9.1855Floated free and recovered by an American whalerB181
12.12.1856Purchased by the US Government and presented to Queen VictoriaB181
11.6.1879Ordered to be broken upB181
30.6.1879Breaking up started at ChathamB181
16.8.1879Breaking up completedB181


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