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Type: Sloop ; Armament 5
Laid down : Pembroke Dock 16 Jun 1859 ; Launched : 19 Jul 1860 ;
Disposal date or year : 1869
BM: 952 tons
Machinery notes: 200 h.p.
1854 ordered to be built at Pembroke Dock and was intended to be like the "Cruizer," of 748 tons.
1855 The "Pelican" ordered to be the same as the "Mutine," of 878 tons.
1858, when the "Pelican's" frame was about three-fourths cut out, she was ordered to be built of increased length to give her finer lines, and some of her bow-timbers had in consequence to be reconverted. The loss was £75, however following the Commissioners inspection of the dockyards published in 1861 it was implied that little credibility could be attributed to any accounts that were produced.
1860 Portsmouth, re-rated as a 17
6 Sep 1861 Portsmouth. Commissioned for Service in the Mediterranean.
1864 Mediterranean Station. Reports of Fevers and Measles onboard. Number of Cases of Disease and Injury.
1869 Sold as Hawk; resold to Portuguese navy as Infanta Dom Henrique.