HMS Basilisk (1848)
HMS Basilisk (1848)


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NameBasilisk (1848)Explanation
Type1st class sloop   
Launched22 August 1848
HullWooden
PropulsionPaddle
Builders measure1031 tons
Displacement1710 tons
Guns6
Fate1882
Class 
Ships book
Note 
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
26 November 1841
- 1845
Commanded by Lieutenant commander Henry Samuel Hunt, Pacific
25 May 1852Commanded by Commander Francis Egerton (Portsmouth), particular service, then (1854) the Baltic during the Russian War
February 1855Commanded by Commander Robert Jenner, Baltic during the Russian war
February 1856Commanded by Commander Stephen Smith Lowther Crofton
28 July 1856Commanded by Commander George Annesley Phayre, North America and West Indies
1865
- 1869
Commanded by Captain William Nathan Wrighte Hewett, China
23 January 1871
- 15 December 1874
Commanded (from commissioning until paying off at Sheerness) by Captain John Moresby, Australia; first exploring the area of what is now Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, in 1873


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