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NameHornetExplanation
TypeSloop   
Launched13 April 1854   
HullWooden Length160 feet
PropulsionScrew Men 
Builders measure753 tons   
Displacement1045 tons   
Guns17   
Fate1868 Last in commission1864
Class  Class (as screw)Cruizer
Ships bookADM 135/239   
Career
DateEvent
13 April 1854Launched at Deptford Dockyard.
15 May 1854
- 13 September 1854
Commanded (from commissioning at Woolwich) by Commander Frederick Archibald Campbell, the Baltic during the Russian War
13 September 1854Commanded by Commander Charles Codrington Forsyth, East Indies (including 2nd Anglo-Chinese War)
January 1857Commanded by Commander William Montagu Dowell, East Indies and China
26 February 1858
- 14 July 1859
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Commander Viscount Gilford, East Indies and China
20 July 1860
- 3 May 1861
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Commander William Buller Fullerton Elphinstone, East Indies and China
3 May 1861Commanded by Commander Joseph Dayman, East Indies
(1864)
- 12 September 1864
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Acting Commander Richard Hare, East Indies
1868Broken up by White, Cowes.

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