HMS Charybdis (1859)
HMS Charybdis at under refit at Esquimalt, 1870
|Ordered:||3 April 1854|
|Laid down:||29 March 1856|
|Launched:||1 June 1859|
|Completed:||By 19 November 1860|
|Fate:||Sold at Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1884|
|Class and type:||Pearl-class corvette|
|Displacement:||2,231 long tons (2,267 t)|
|Tons burthen:||1462 bm|
|Beam:||40 ft 4 in (12.29 m)|
|Depth of hold:||23 ft 11 in (7.29 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full-rigged ship|
|Speed:||11.2 knots (20.7 km/h) (under steam)|
She served on the East Indies Station and the China Station between 1860 and 1861. She sailed to Vancouver in early 1862 joining the Pacific Station. She served at the Pacific Station until 1867, when she was assigned to the Australia Station arriving in March 1867. She left the Australia Station on November 1868 and returned to the Pacific Station in early 1869.
As part of the Royal Navy's 1869 Flying Squadron, she visited a number of ports in South America, Australia and Japan before returning to Vancouver. In 1870 she sailed to Plymouth for refit. In 1873 she was assigned to the China Station and conducted anti-piracy patrols in the Straits of Malacca. During the Southern Malayan state disputes in 1874, she in conjunction with HMS Hart kept the peace.
- Winfield (2004) p.209
- Bastock, pp.48-49.
- Mid-Victorian RN vessels
- Bastock, John (1988), Ships on the Australia Station, Child & Associates Publishing Pty Ltd; Frenchs Forest, Australia. ISBN 0-86777-348-0
- Winfield, Rif & Lyon, David (2004). The Sail and Steam Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy 1815–1889. London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-032-6. OCLC 52620555.
|This article about a specific naval ship or boat of the United Kingdom is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|