HMS Renard (1873)

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Name: HMS Renard
Builder: John Cuthbert, Millers Point, New South Wales
Launched: 16 January 1873
Fate: Sold in March 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 x 12-pounder gun

HMS Renard was a schooner of the Royal Navy, built by John Cuthbert, Millers Point, New South Wales and launched 16 January 1873.[2]

She commenced service on the Australia Station at Sydney in 1873 for anti-blackbirding operations in the South Pacific and later hydrographic surveys around Chesterfield Islands, Fiji and the Russell Islands.[2] Under the command of Captain Pugh, she was engaged in anti-blackbirding operations in 1876 and visited Nukufetau in the Ellice Islands in search of Bully Hayes, who was notorious for his blackbirding activities.[3]

She was paid off in 1883 and sold.[2] She was then employed in the Soloman Island trade.


  1. ^ Winfield (2004) p.301
  2. ^ a b c Bastock, p.59.
  3. ^ Resture, Alfred. "Alfred Restieaux Manuscripts – Part 2". Jane Resture. Retrieved 23 March 2013.