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Type: Corvette - Frigate ; Armament 31
Launched : 21 Jan 1853 ; Disposal date or year : 1866
BM: 1569 tons ; Displacement: 2243 tons
Propulsion: Screw Complement: 300
Machinery notes: 300 hp ; Speed ; 10.41 knots ;
Designed by Surveyor's Dept. Bit. at Sheerness.
The Tribune (1853), and Curacoa (1854) were built on similar lines.
20 Dec 1848 Sheerness, building.
11 Mar 1854 departed Spithead, with the fleet, for the Baltic - see p. 413 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
13 Apr 1854 detained the Russian barque Fenix, or Phoenix.
13 Apr 1854 detained the Russian brig Alexander.
13 Apr 1854 detained the Russian vessel Abo.
13 Apr 1854 detained the Russian vessel Mentor.
23 Apr 1854 detained the Russian vessel Aegir.
1 May 1854 detained the Russian vessel Amerika.
17 Oct 1854 1st Bombardment of Sebastopol - see p. 437 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
12 Nov 1854 the Tribune, Highflyer and Lynx, supported a landing-party which destroyed a martello tower at Djemetil, near Anapa - see p. 435 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
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.
5 Jan 1856 : Naval Prize Money - see below.
25 May 1857 Canton River, Captain Edgell.
1 Jun 1857 Battle of Fatshan Creek (see also www.gazettes-online.co.uk of 1 Aug 1857).
30 Oct 1857 Hongkong.
15 Jan 1858 Canton River.
27 Nov 1858 sailed from Hongkong for Vancouver.
1 Oct 1856 - 26 Jun 1858 Parliamentary Grant of £33,000, for services (in lieu of Prize Money) on the China Station to be divided between 56 Vessels
1860 Portsmouth Frigate
19 Mar 1862 Portsmouth. Commissioned.
1864 on the Pacific station. Report of fever and VD etc. onboard : number of Cases of Disease and Injury.