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Type: Steam Sloop ; Armament 6
Completed : 24 Mar 1849 ; Disposal date or year : 1883
BM: 980 tons ; Displacement: 1530 tons
Machinery notes: 853 hpi 300 hp
20 Dec 1848 Pembroke Building
16 Apr 1853 detained in Lat. 23° 20' N. Long. 80° 30' W., the Spanish slave brigantine Casualidad, Ramon Perez, master, which was sent for adjudication to the Mixed Court at Havana and on 11 Jun 1853 sentenced to be restored to her master following arbitration.
2 Jul 1853 departed Port Royal, Jamaica, to cruise off the Isle of Pines, off the coast of Cuba.
Oct 1853 cruising off the coast of Cuba for the suppression of the Slave Trade.
30 March 1858 -> off Cuba employed in the suppression of the slave trade, but final date not known.
2 May 1858 a complaint was received from the Captain-General of Cuba regarding a boat from the Buzzard, under the command of Lieutenant Mourilyan, having boarded a vessel in Cuba's national waters etc. whilst en route for Lobos Cay to land raw materials for building a lighthouse which, following an investigation by the commanding officer of the Styx, was confirmed as having taken place and the instructions to boarding officers were restated.
5 Jun 1858 at sea in Lat. 23° 12' N. Long. 80° 5' W.
Undated. completing a return for the Admiralty of the 46 foreign vessels boarded under the command of Commander Peel, whilst cruising for the suppression of the slave trade from 29 Mar 1858 - 29 Jun 1858, on the north coast of Cuba, detailing the date boarded ; the name of the vessel ; the flag under which she is operating ; the name of boarding officer.
11 Dec 1858 at Rio.
Circa May 1859 at Palma repairing her machinery.
8 Jun 1859 at Rio.
27 Jun 1859 at Buenos Ayres.
30 Jul 1859 at Montevideo,
30 Aug 1859 at Montevideo
27 Oct 1859 Mr. Thornton, British Minister, arrived at Montevideo in the Leopard, in company with the Buzzard, Oberon, and Syren.
8 Jan 1860 at Rio;
1860 S.E. Coast of America
27 Jan 1863 Devonport. Commissioned.
1864 North America and West Indies Station. Report of disease of the liver onboard. Number of Cases of Disease and Injury.
1870 Particular Service