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Charybdis, 1859
Type: Corvette ; Armament 21
Launched : 1 Jun 1859 ; Disposal date or year : 1884
BM: 1506 tons ; Displacement: 2187 tons
Propulsion: Screw
Machinery notes: 1472 hpi 400 hp
Notes:

1860 Sheerness

2 Nov 1860 Sheerness. Commissioned.

9 Dec 1860 the Westfold, Norwegian ship, Bjonness, was abandoned in lat 47 N, lon 9 W, having sprung a leak ; crew picked up by the Simla, from London to Calcutta, and put on board HMStr Charybdis, arrived at Madeira.

29 May 1861 HM Steamer Charybdis, Capt Keane, towed the steam gun boat Tonze to Singapore from Pahang with the Governor on board, and has since departed for Sarawak with HBM Consul General for Borneo.

1 Jun 1861 the corvette Charybdis, having the Tonze in tow and H.H. the Governor on board, returned from Pahang on the 29th instant. The Hooghly came in a few hours afterwards from the same place. ST

12 Sep 1861 Hongkong.

15 Oct 1861 Canton River.

1 Dec 1861 Hongkong.

15 Dec 1861 Japan.

15 Dec 1862 still reported to be in Japanese waters ?

Feb 1862 a rough passage across the North Pacific from Yokohama to Vancouver.

1864 on the Pacific station. Report of fever onboard : number of Cases of Disease and Injury.

14 Dec 1864 departed Esquimault, V.I., for Valparaiso, and England.

19 Jun 1869 To Madeira. Flying Squadron, Part World Cruise, Particular Service.

2 Jul 1869 Left Madeira for Bahia

2 Aug 1869 arrived Bahia

4 Aug 1869 Left Bahia for Rio de Janeiro

16 Aug 1869 arrived Rio de Janeiro

25 Aug 1869 Left Rio de Janeiro for Montevideo

6 Sep 1869 arrived Montevideo

12 Sep 1869 Left Montevideo for Cape of Good Hope

1 Oct 1869 arrived Cape of Good Hope

12 Oct 1869 Left Cape of Good Hope for Melbourne

20 Nov 1869 arrived Melbourne

7 Dec 1869 Left Melbourne for Sydney

12 Dec 1869 arrived Sydney

26 Dec 1869 Left Sydney for Hobart Town

2 Jan 1870 arrived Hobart Town

10 Jan 1870 Left Hobart Town for Lyttleton

19 Jan 1870 arrived Lyttleton

22 Jan 1870 Left Lyttleton for Wellington

24 Jan 1870 arrived Wellington

27 Jan 1870 Left Wellington for Auckland

2 Feb 1870 arrived Auckland

9 Feb 1870 Left Auckland for Yokohama

6 Apr 1870 arrived Yokohama

14 Apr 1870 Left Yokohama for Yeddo

14 Apr 1870 arrived Yeddo

17 Apr 1870 Left Yeddo for Yokohama

17 Apr 1870 arrived Yokohama

19 Apr 1870 Left Yokohama for Vancouver's Island

15 May 1870 departed the Flying Squadron being relieved by HMS Scylla at Esquimalt Bay.

28 Aug 1870 having rejoined the Flying Squadron, replacing the Satellite, departed Valparaiso for Bahia

6 Oct 1870 arrived Bahia

9 Oct 1870 Left Bahia for England

15 Nov 1870 arrived Plymouth Sound

9 May 1877 Recommissioned at Hong Kong

1879 China

1880-1882 lent to Canadian govt as Training Ship