HMS Conflict (1873)
|Builder:||John Cuthbert, Millers Point, New South Wales|
|Launched:||11 February 1883|
|In service:||August 1873|
|General characteristics |
|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)|
|Armament:||1 x 12-pounder gun|
She commenced service on the Australia Station at Sydney in August 1873 for anti-blackbirding operations in the South Pacific. She was part of a punitive mission in 1879 in the New Hebrides. She was paid off in 1882 and sold to Captain Thomas Brown.
Conflict left Suva for Levuka on 9 October and was wrecked on a reef midway between the two. There were no casualties and the ship was left stranded upright on the reef, signalling that she needed no assistance. By 12 October Captain Brown had returned to Levuka and reported that Conflict was a total loss.[Note 1]
- She had been insured for £1000 with the Union Company.
- Winfield (2004) p.301
- Bastock, p.59.
- "Shipping Intelligence". Auckland Star, Volume XVI, Issue 3816. 1 November 1882. p. 2. Retrieved 2011-07-29.
- "Intercolonial Telegrams, The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria), Tuesday 24 October 1882, p.8.". Retrieved 17 October 2010.
- 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.
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