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NameReynardExplanation
TypeSloop   
Launched21 March 1848   
HullWooden Length147 feet
PropulsionScrew Men100
Builders measure516 tons   
Displacement656 tons   
Guns8   
Fate1851 Last in commission1851
Class    
Ships book   
Career
DateEvent
21 March 1848Launched at Deptford Dockyard.
4 July 1848
- 31 May 1851
Commanded (from commissioning at Woolwich) by Commander Peter Cracroft, Sir Charles Napier's western squadron, then the East Indies; acting against pirates in Chinese seas until the vessel was wrecked off Pratas shoal, China, when she struck an unknown rock after she left Hong Kong to return to Woolwich to pay off, but first to go with brig Pilot to rescue the crew of the brig Velocipede on Pratas shoal, 170 miles southeast of Hong Kong (all saved)
27 February 1852Paid off (that is to say, her books were closed).

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