HMS Carysfort (1836)
|Ordered:||29 June 1831|
|Laid down:||September 1832|
|Launched:||12 August 1836|
|Class & type:||26-gun sixth-rate frigate|
|Tons burthen:||925 bm|
|Length:||130 ft (39.6 m) (gundeck)
105 ft 10.125 in (32.3 m) (keel)
|Beam:||40 ft 5.875 in (12.3 m)|
|Depth of hold:||11 ft (3.4 m)|
UD: 18 x 32-pounder guns
HMS Carysfort was a sixth-rate sailing frigate of the Royal Navy, launched in 1836 and named for the Earl of Carysfort, who had been a former (civilian) Lord of the Admiralty. Her captain, Lord George Paulet, occupied the Hawaiian Islands for five months in 1843. She was decommissioned in 1847 and finally broken up in 1861.
She was originally ordered from Pembroke Dock on 29 June 1831 as a frigate of the 709-ton Andromache class, but on 24 June 1832 the design was amended and the Carysfort was re-ordered as a unit of the new 912-ton Vestal class. After launching, she was taken to Sheerness Dockyard where she was completed fitting on 18 February 1837.
Under Byam Martin
Lord George Paulet (1803–1879) became her captain on 28 December 1841 in the Pacific Ocean under Rear Admiral Richard Darton Thomas (1777-1857). From February through July 1843 he took control of the government of the Kingdom of Hawaii. This became known as the Paulet Affair. Admiral Thomas restored the king, as Paulet had only been given instructions to investigate claims against British subjects in the islands.
In 1847 she was laid up at Pembroke Dock and decommissioned. On 22 November 1861 she was sold to Messrs. Ritherdon & Thompson (for £1,200) to be broken up.
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