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Nominal Guns8
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Breadth29' 6"Imperial Feet8.8561 
Burthen319Tons BM 

1 Commissioned Officer

28.10.1843 - 1848Lieutenant
James BullBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1843-1848

Service History

1875Converted to a training brigB028


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Posted by Ian Cruttenden on Wednesday 9th of June 2021 11:41

20 December 1847 HMS Sealark commissioned at Chatham – Commander William Backhouse Moneypenny [The Times, Saturday, Dec 25, 1847; pg. 3; Issue 19742]
1847-1850 – West Africa Squadron
6 October 1849 capture slaver Francellina. Prize money awarded. [Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette 08 March 1851]
14 November 1849 captured un-named slaver. Prize money awarded. [Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette 24 May 1851]
May 1850 Paid off at Portsmouth. During her commission the Sealark has captured six slavers, but empty. [The Times, Thursday, May 02, 1850; pg. 8; Issue 20478]

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