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NamePlumperExplanation
TypeSloop   
Launched5 April 1848   
HullWooden Length140 feet
PropulsionScrew Men100
Builders measure490 tons   
Displacement652 tons   
Guns8   
Fate1865 Last in commission1861
Class    
Ships bookADM 135/369   
Career
DateEvent
5 April 1848Launched at Portsmouth Dockyard.
6 November 1848
- 6 January 1853
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth until paying off at Portsmouth) by Commander Mathew Stainton Nolloth, Sir Charles Napier squadrons, then (January 1849) North America and West Indies, then (June 1851) south-east coast of America
1 August 1853Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Commander John Anthony Lawrence Wharton, west coast of Africa
5 April 1855
- 9 December 1856
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Commander William Henry Haswell, west coast of Africa
(10 December 1856)
- January 1861
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Captain George Henry Richards, surveying on the Canadian Pacific coast (the Fraser River, Burrard Inlet, Victoria and Esquimalt), until relieved by Hecate
January 1861
- 2 July 1861
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Commander Anthony Hiley Hoskins, returning from the Pacific (after being relieved by Hecate)
2 June 1865Sold to White, Cowes.

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