HMS Curlew (1854)
HMS Curlew (1854)

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NameCurlew (1854)Explanation
Launched31 May 1854   
HullWooden Length139 feet
Builders measure486 tons   
Displacement625 tons   
Fate1865 Last in commission1865
Ships bookADM 135/113   
31 May 1854Launched at Deptford Dockyard.
16 August 1854
- 1 October 1855
Commanded (from commissioning at Woolwich) by Commander Rowley Lambert, Mediterranean (and Black Sea during the Russian War)
1 October 1855
- 1 February 1856
Commanded by Commander John James Kennedy, Mediterranean
1 February 1856
- 11 December 1858
Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Commander William Horton, Mediterranean
20 August 1860Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth) by Commander Edward Wingfield Shaw, south-east coast of America
9 August 1861Commanded by Commander Charles Stuart Forbes, south-east coast of America
8 December 1862
- 31 August 1863
Commanded by Commander Thomas Alexander Pakenham, south-east coast of America
18 May 1865Paid off.
29 August 1865Sold to C. Marshall for breaking up at Plymouth.
Extracts from the Times newspaper
Th 14 December 1854On Tuesday morning a large number of volunteers for ships stationed in the Black Sea, the screw steam corvettes Esk, Curlew, and Tartar, and for the steam troopship Perseverance, fitting out for the Mediterranean at Woolwich, Chatham, and Portsmouth, were draughted from Her Majesty's ship Crocodile, receiving-ship, off the Tower, to the abovementioned ports.

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