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Type: Sloop ; Armament 9
Launched : 12 Jun 1854 ; Disposal date or year : 1866
BM: 486 tons ; Displacement: 626 tons
Machinery notes: 60
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.
5 Jul 1852 date of order for building vessel - 4 of the Lyra Class, which also included the Ariel, Curlew, and Swallow.
25 May 1855, Kertch and Yenikale were captured, along with thousands of tons and coal and provisions, along with factories etc., by some 60 French and British vessels, and allied troops, for which no prize money appeared to be payable, contrary to the Queen's instructions. See Hansard for more details, and approval for a Parliamentary Grant in lieu.
28 May 1855 the Swallow, in company with the Wrangler, detained the Russian barque Clio.
28 May 1855 the Swallow, in company with the Wrangler, detained the Russian vessel Alku.
28 May 1855 the Swallow, in company with the Wrangler, detained the Russian brig Eros.
15 Nov 1861 Woolwich. Commissioned.
15 Oct 1862 Hongkong.
15 Nov - 15 Dec 1862 Shanghai.
1864 China station. Medical report : number of Cases of Disease and Injury.