HMS Topaze (1858)
|Launched:||12 May 1858, Devonport|
|Commissioned:||11 June 1859|
|Decommissioned:||28 June 1878|
|Fate:||Sold on 14 February 1884 and broken up at Charlton|
|Class & type:||Liffey class frigate|
|Tons burthen:||2,659 bm|
|Propulsion:||600 hp steam engine|
3 x 8 in
1 x 68 pdr
20 x 32 pdr
HMS Topaze was a 24-gun Liffey class wooden screw frigate of the Royal Navy. She was launched on 12 May 1858, at Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth. Her crew assisted in the building of the Race Rocks Lighthouse in British Columbia, Canada, and laid a bronze tablet in 1863 at the Juan Fernández Islands commemorating the stay of marooned sailor Alexander Selkirk. On the same voyage, the band from HMS Topaze played for the dedication of Congregation Emanu-El, now the oldest surviving synagogue building in Canada.
Topaze was sold on 14 February 1884 and broken up at Charlton.
- Kraske (2005), p.100
- The Synagogue of Congregation Emanu-El 
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
- Paul Davis. William Loney RN - Victorian naval surgeon, Mid-Victorian RN vessel HMS Topaze Retrieved: 2008.01.21.
- Van Tilburg, Jo Anne, (2006), Remote Possibilities: Hoa Hakananai'a and HMS Topaze on Rapa Nui. British Museum Research Papers. ISBN 0-86159-158-5.
- Robert Kraske. (2005). Marooned: The Strange But True Adventures of Alexander Selkirk. Clarion Books. ISBN 0-618-56843-3.
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