HMS Challenger (1826)

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Wreck of HMS Challenger.jpg
The wreck of HMS Challenger, with a encampment built by the crew
Name: HMS Challenger
  • 9 June 1825
  • Reordered: 27 June 1825
Builder: Portsmouth Dockyard
Laid down: November 1825
Launched: 14 November 1826
Completed: By 9 March 1827
Fate: Wrecked on 19 May 1835
General characteristics
Class and type: 28-gun sixth rate
Tons burthen: 602 91/94 bm
  • 125 ft 7.5 in (38.291 m) oa
  • 105 ft 11.5 in (32.296 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 32 ft 8 in (9.96 m)
Depth of hold: 9 ft 3.25 in (2.8258 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Complement: 175

HMS Challenger was a 28-gun sixth rate of the Royal Navy. She was launched at Portsmouth, England on 14 November 1826. She was 125ft 6in long and 33ft wide, with an armament consisting of upper deck twenty 32-pounders, quarter deck six 18-pounders, forecastle two 9-pounders. Under the command of Charles Fremantle, she was in part responsible for the creation of the colony of Swan River in 1829.


She was wrecked off Mocha Island, Chile on 19 May 1835.


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