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NamePelorusExplanation
TypeCorvette   
Launched5 February 1857   
HullWooden Length200 feet
PropulsionScrew Men 
Builders measure1462 tons   
Displacement2330 tons   
Guns21   
Fate1869 Last in commission1868
Class  Class (as screw)Pearl
Ships bookADM 135/351   
Career
DateEvent
5 February 1857Launched at Devonport Dockyard.
16 July 1857
- 12 December 1862
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth until paying off at Plymouth) by Commodore Frederick Beauchamp Paget Seymour, East Indies and China, then Australia (during the New Zealand War)
11 September 1863
- 23 November 1864
Commanded (from commissioning) by Commander Henry Boys, East Indies and China
23 November 1864
- 17 April 1868
Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Captain William Henry Haswell, China
3 February 1869Breaking up at Devonport completed.
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