HMS Pelorus (1808)
HMS Pelorus (1808)


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NamePelorus (1808)Explanation
TypeBrig-sloop   
Launched25 June 1808
HullWooden
PropulsionSail
Builders measure385 tons
Displacement 
Guns18
Fate1841
ClassCruizer
Ships book
Note1839.11.25 wrecked in a cyclone at Port Essington, N.T., Australia, but subsequently raised and repaired
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
25 November 1826
- 26 February 1828
Commanded by Commander Peter Richards, Mediterranean
17 September 1828
- 21 May 1830
Commanded (until paying off) by Commander Michael Quin, Mediterranean
26 September 1831
- 26 September 1835
Commanded by Commander Richard Meredith, Cape of Good Hope and Coast of Africa
21 January 1837
- August 1839
Commanded by Commander Francis Harding, East India station and Australia
27 July 1839Commanded by Commander Augustus Leopold Kuper, Australia


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