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NameViragoExplanation
Type1st class sloop  
Launched25 July 1842
HullWooden
PropulsionPaddle
Builders measure1059 tons
Displacement1669 tons
Guns6
Fate1876
Class 
Ships bookADM 135/498
Note 
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
25 May 1843
- 18 May 1846
Commanded by Commander George Graham Otway, Mediterranean
20 May 1846
- 16 November 1847
Commanded (until paying off at Woolwich) by Commander John Lunn, Mediterranean
5 August 1851
- 1853
Commanded by Commander William Houston Stewart, Pacific (recapturing the Chilean colony of Punta Arenas in the Strait of Magellan from revolutionaries)
5 April 1853Commanded by Commander Edward Marshall, Pacific (including 1854 Anglo-French squadron during the Russian War)
(1854)Commanded by Commander James Charles Prevost, on the west coast of Canada. Gold discoveries in the Queen Charlotte Islands led Prevost to produce surveys of harbours in the Islands, adjacent coastal channels, and the Port Simpson area
6 May 1856Commanded by Commander Henry Vachell Haggard, south-east coast of America
15 March 1858Commanded by Commander Montagu Buccleuch Dunn, Devonport
31 July 1861
- January 1865
Commanded (from commissioning at Sheerness) by Commander William George Hope Johnstone, Channel squadron, then (August 1863) West Indies
25 August 1869Commanded by Commander Elibank Harley Murray, Australia

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