HMS Renard (1873)
|Builder:||John Cuthbert, Millers Point, New South Wales|
|Launched:||16 January 1873|
|Fate:||Sold in March 1883.|
|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 1873 for anti-blackbirding operations in the South Pacific and later hydrographic surveys around Chesterfield Islands, Fiji and the Russell Islands. 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.
- Winfield (2004) p.301
- Bastock, p.59.
- Resture, Alfred. "Alfred Restieaux Manuscripts – Part 2". Jane Resture. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
- Bastock, John (1988), Ships on the Australia Station, Child & Associates Publishing Pty Ltd; Frenchs Forest, Australia. ISBN 0-86777-348-0
- Winfield, R.; Lyon, D. (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.
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