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Type: ketch / Cutter ; Armament 10
Launched : 28 Jun 1828 ; Disposal date or year : 1860
BM: 160 tons
15 Aug 1829 departed Portsmouth on a cruise.
17 Aug 1829 in harbour at Portsmouth.
1 Nov 1829 arrived Plymouth from Portsmouth with specie for the Pay Office.
15 Nov 1829 arrived Portsmouth from Plymouth.
22 Nov 1829 arrived Plymouth from the Bristol Channel.
8 Dec 1829 arrived Portsmouth from a cruise.
9 Jan 1830 arrived Portsmouth from a cruise.
19 Jan 1830 arrived Portsmouth from a cruise.
30 Jan 1830 arrived Plymouth from Portsmouth with Royal Marines lately serving in the Java.
1 Jun 1830 arrived Portsmouth from Jersey.
24 Nov 1830 departed Portsmouth, Lieut. Moffat, in command.
l Dec 1830 departed Plymouth.
10 Dec 1830 arrived Portsmouth.
11 Dec 1830 departed Portsmouth.
18 Dec 1830 departed Portsmouth.
18 Jan 1831 arrived Portsmouth from Plymouth and is preparing to be paid off.
8 Nov 1832 has been commissioned at Portsmouth and has been taken into dock.
14 Nov 1832 taken out of dock.
16 Feb 1833 departed Portsmouth for Plymouth with specie.
15 Mar 1833 arrived Portsmouth from Swansea.
31 May 1833 arrived Plymouth from Falmouth.
27 Jul 1833 departed Falmouth for Oporto, and Lisbon, with mails.
19 Aug 1833 arrived Falmouth from Lisbon (6), and off Oporto (11).
7 - 28 Sep 1833 In Harbour at Portsmouth.
13 Oct 1833 departed Falmouth for Oporto, and Lisbon, with mails.
14 Oct 1833 put back to Falmouth due to the squally weather.
17 Oct 1833 put back to Carrick Roads on Monday, whilst taking mail to Portugal : remains in the Roads, waiting for the weather to moderate.
17 Oct 1833 Falmouth departed for Oporto, and Lisbon, with mails.
19 Dec 1833 arrived Dartmouth from Lisbon (3).
26 Dec 1833 arrived Portsmouth from Lisbon.
4 Jan 1834 in harbour at Portsmouth.
13 May 1837 is now out at Spithead and sails Monday for Rio de Janeiro and the Falkland Islea, where she is expected to remain.
2 Jun 1837 at Spithead.
Portsmouth 12 Nov 1837 the Rose reports that she spoke with the Sparrow on 6 Oct at long. 21, en route for the Falkland Isles.
Circa Jan 1839 still at the Falkland islands. 13 Mar 1841 left Rio Janeiro for Rio Plata. 23 Aug 1841 at Rio de Janeiro. 21 Apr 1842 arrived Rio from a cruise, and was then directed to accompany a prize taken by the Rose to the West Indies.
5 Jul 1842 arrived Spithead from the Coast of Brazil, which she departed 3 May. The Sparrow had spent 2 years at the Falkland Isles, her Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Tyssen, RN, being the Governor, who had handed over responsibility to the new Governor, R. C. Moody, Esq. of the Royal Engineers.
7 Jul 1842 departed Spithead for Sheerness to be paid off.
1844 Survey ketch.
20 Dec 1848 Ketch. Portsmouth.
30 Aug 1851 Ireland.