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NameFalconExplanation
TypeSloop   
Launched10 August 1854   
HullWooden Length160 feet
PropulsionScrew Men 
Builders measure748 tons   
Displacement1139 tons   
Guns17   
Fate1869 Last in commission1868
Class  Class (as screw)Cruizer
Ships bookADM 135/166   
Career
DateEvent
10 August 1854Launched at Pembroke Dockyard.
7 February 1855
- 10 May 1856
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Commander William John Samuel Pullen, Portsmouth, then the Baltic during the Russian War
10 May 1856
- 25 August 1857
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Commander Hubert Campion, North America and West Indies
4 May 1859
- 9 January 1861
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Commander Arthur George Fitzroy, west coast of Africa (until Fitzroy died)
(10 January 1861)
- 6 October 1862
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Commander Algernon Charles Fieschi Heneage, west coast of Africa
22 October 1863
- 16 April 1866
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Commander George Henry Parkin, Australia (during the New Zealand War)
16 April 1866
- 12 June 1866
Commanded by Commander Arthur Rodney Owen, Australia
12 June 1866
- 19 September 1867
Commanded by Commander William Hans Blake, Australia
19 September 1867
- 3 October 1868
Commanded (until paying off at Woolwich) by Commander Henry Legge Perceval, Australia
27 September 1869Sold to C. Marshall for breaking up at Plymouth.

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