HMS Beagle (1872)

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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 (born Sylvain Cavalié on February 17, 1838 in France).[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.