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Type: Sloop ; Armament 17
Launched : 13 May 1854 ; Disposal date or year : 1866
BM: 747 tons ; Displacement: 1047 tons
Machinery notes: 100
5 Mar 1846 the "Enchantress" and "Harrier," ordered to be converted as a duplicate of the "Encounter."
20 Dec 1848 Pembroke Building
21 Jul and 22 Sep 1851 From the memoranda of the Superintendent of Pembroke portions of the frames of the " Enchantress," the " Falcon," and the " Harrier " No. 1, then lying in Pembroke Dockyard in a converted state, were ordered to be appropriated for building the " Swallow" of 484 tons, the "Ariel" of 486 tons, the "Harrier" No. 2, of 747 tons, and the "Curaçoa" of 1, 569 tons, soooo the vessel launched in 1854 was made up from other vessels, including an earlier Harrier that I've noted as building circa 1846-48.
23 Jun 1855 Captured the Finnish barque Victoria.
10 Aug 1855 Harrier and Tartar detained the vessel Sampo.
1 Sep 1855 Harrier and Firefly seized deals at Rafso.
19 Jan 1856 Portsmouth. Taken out of dock.
24 Feb 1856 Arrived Spithead from Dartmouth.
24 Feb 1856 Was ordered to leave Spithead to join the Baltic squadron led by Imperieuse, but had sprung a leak.
25 Feb 1856 Having been docked and had her leak stopped, re-stored she followed after the Imperieuse and her consorts.
23 Apr 1856 present at Fleet Review, Spithead ; Commander Derriman
24 Oct 1858 at Montevideo, advised by the Flag Officer, on board the Madagascar at Rio de Janeiro to look out for the Brazilian ship Santo, partially fitted out for the slave trade, and supposed to be stopping in the River Plate before leaving for the Cape of Good Hope and Calcutta, although it is suspected that she is probably nearly half way across the Atlantic, en route for the West Coast of Africa ?
30 Nov 1858 at Montevideo.
27 Apr 1859 at Buenos Ayres.
31 May 1859 at Montevideo.
7 Jul 1859 left Rio Janeiro for England,
30 Oct 1860 Portsmouth. Commissioned for service on the Australia Station.
1864 Australian Station. Medical report : fever and diarrhoea onboard : number of Cases of Disease and Injury.
Apr 1886 Australia
DNS of 22 Mar 1856 : Naval Prize Money
Department of the Accountant General of the Navy, Admiralty, Somerset House, March 20, 1856. Notice is given to all persons interested therein, that preparations are now making for the intended distribution of proceeds arising from the Finnish barque Victoria, captured on June, 23, 1855, by her Majesty's ship Harrier.