HMS Beagle (1872)

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Career Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Beagle
Builder: John Cuthbert, Millers Point, New South Wales
Launched: December 1882
Fate: Sold in 1883.
General characteristics [1]
Type: Beagle-class schooner
Tons burthen: 120 bm
Length: 77 ft 0 in (23.5 m)
Beam: 18 ft 6 in (5.6 m)
Depth of hold: 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m)
Sail plan: Schooner
Complement: 27
Armament: 1 × 12-pounder gun

HMS Beagle was a schooner of the Royal Navy, built by John Cuthbert, Millers Point, New South Wales and launched in December 1872.[2]

She commenced service on the Australia Station at Sydney in 1873 for anti-blackbirding operations in the South Pacific.[2] She was paid off in 1883 and sold for £1,000.[2]


Beagle was then sold to Messers Bell & Davis, who sailed to Peru after defrauding the Australian Mercantile Loan and Guarantee Company. She was then sold at Callao to Silvino Cavalie.[3]


  1. ^ Winfield (2004) p.301
  2. ^ a b c Bastock, p.59.
  3. ^ "The Schooner Beagle at Callao, The Brisbane Courier, Friday 3 June 1892, p.3.". Retrieved 14 October 2010.