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Type: Special Service Vessel ; late Gunboat ; Armament 3
Launched : 4 Mar 1845 ; Disposal date or year : 1909
BM: 344 tons ; Displacement: 505 tons
Machinery notes: 392 hpi 200 hp
Apr 1846 - Jun 1846, operations with the French, against renegade Uruguayan, Oribe, and Don Juan Manuel de Rosas, up the River Parana. See p. 343-345 at at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
20 Dec 1848 SE Coast of America.
4 Jan 1850, detained, when in company with the Cormorant, in lat. 23° 43' S., lon. 45° 0' W. the slave vessel Santa Cruz, 88 ft. long, 21 ft. broad, 12 ft. deep.
29 Jun 1850 involved in an action at Guarapari, at the same time as shots were fired at H.M.S. Cormorant, by a fort at Paranagua, killing one seamen and wounding two others - whilst there is no mention of the Harpy see p. 391-2 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow regarding the action taken by the Cormorant.
12 Aug 1850, Harpy, tender to the Southampton, detained in the River Guaripari, South East Coast of America. the slave vessel Feiticeira.
23 Sep 1850, a captured slaver was brought into St. Helena on this date. per the Shipping Gazette. In view of the timing one wonders if it might have been the Feiticeira.
5 Oct 1850 Cruising off St. Anne's Islands.
6 Jan 1851 detained near to Rio de Janeiro the slave brig Indigina, Carlos Antonio Gomez, master, which was sent for adjudication to the Vice-Admiralty Court at St. Helena and on 17 Feb 1851 sentenced to be condemned.
10 Feb 1851 at Rio de Janeiro.
13 Aug - 11 Sep remained off the entrance to the harbour at Itabapoama, boarding every vessel that approached.
12 Sep 1851 at Rio de Janeiro.
1860 Tender to Hogue at Greenock.
1879 Devonport. Tender to Royal Adelaide.
1890 Devonport. Tender to Vivid. Borne in "Royal Adelaide."