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NamePelicanExplanation
TypeSloop (1862: Corvette)   
Launched19 July 1860   
HullWooden Length185 feet
PropulsionScrew Men180
Builders measure952 tons   
Displacement1365 tons   
Guns17   
Fate1869 Last in commission1866
ClassCamelion   
Ships bookADM 135/350   
Career
DateEvent
19 July 1860Launched at Pembroke Dockyard.
6 September 1861
- 1 September 1863
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Commander Philip Brock, Mediterranean (until Brock invalided)
1 October 1863
- June 1865
Commanded by Commander Henry Wandesford Comber, Mediterranean (until Comber invalided)
7 June 1865
- 7 May 1866
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Commander Ralph Peter Cator, Mediterranean
February 1867Sold to Arthur and Co.; renamed Hawk.
24 May 1868Acquired by Portuguese navy.
6 November 1869Named Infanta Dom Henrique.
 Served on Angola station under Capitao de fregata Jose Maria da Silva Basto.
1 December 1879Deleted from Portuguese navy list.
1880Sold.
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Tu 29 August 1865

THE BOMBAY MAILS.

Southampton, Monday evening.

The Peninsular and Oriental Company's steamship Euxine, Captain N. Roskell, arrived at 7 p.m. with the heavy portion of the Bombay mails. She brings 63 passengers, 4,262 l. in specie, 1,992 bales of silk, 40 turtles, and 250 packages of sundries.
Her Majesty's ships Magicienne, Pelican, Phoebe, Psyche, and Weser were at Malta; and the Procris and Redpole at Gibraltar. The Racoon, Captain Count Gleichen, ten days from Portsmouth, arrived at Gibraltar on the 20th, and proceeded to the eastward almost immediately without anchoring.

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