HMS Sphinx (1846)
HMS Sphinx (1846)


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NameSphinx (1846)Explanation
Type1st class sloop   
Launched17 February 1846
HullWooden
PropulsionPaddle
Builders measure1056 tons
Displacement1611 tons
Guns6
Fate1881
Class 
Ships book
Note 
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
29 June 1846Commanded by Commander John Bettinson Cragg, Woolwich
2 February 1850Commanded by Commander Charles Frederick Alexander Shadwell, East Indies (including 2nd Burma war)
23 May 1854Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Captain William John Cavendish Clifford, transporting French troops to the Baltic, then the Black Sea during the Russian war
15 September 1854Commanded by Captain Arthur Parry Eardley-Wilmot, Mediterranean
20 September 1859
- 1 January 1862
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Commander George Fiott Day, East Indies and China
1 January 1862
- 9 July 1863
Commanded (until paying off at Woolwich) by Commander Theodore Morton Jones, China
1865
- April 1868
Commanded by Captain Richard Vesey Hamilton, West Indies
17 April 1868
- 5 December 1868
Commanded by Captain John Edward Parish, North America and West Indies


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