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NameCuracoaExplanation
TypeFrigate   
Launched13 April 1854   
HullWooden Length192 feet
PropulsionScrew Men300
Builders measure1570 tons   
Displacement2385 tons   
Guns31   
Fate1869 Last in commission1867
Class  Class (as screw)Tribune
Ships bookADM 135/112   
Career
DateEvent
13 April 1854Launched at Pembroke Dockyard.
1 September 1854
- 14 May 1857
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Captain George Fowler Hastings, Mediterranean and Black Sea during the Russian War
14 May 1857
- 9 September 1857
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Captain Arthur Forbes, Mediterranean
30 November 1857
- 2 July 1859
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Captain Thomas Henry Mason, Channel squadron
2 July 1859
- 4 June 1862
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Captain Augustus Phillimore, south east coast of America
20 April 1863Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth until paying off at Portsmouth) by Commodore William Saltonstall Wiseman, Australian squadron (during the New Zealand War)
17 July 1869Breaking up completed.
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Fr 1 July 1859The screw line-of-battle ship Agamemnon, 91, Capt. Thomas Hope, arrlved at Portland on Tuesday afternoon from Spithead. Her Majesty's vessels now at anchor in that harbour are the Royal Albert, 121; Hero, 91; James Watt, 91; Agamemnon, 91; Algiers, 91; Emerald, 51; Mersey, 40; Curacoa, 31; Blenheim, 60; Pioneer, 6; Flying Fish, 6; and the Biter, 2.
Th 14 July 1864

THE WAR IN NEW ZEALAND.
(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)

MELBOURNE, MAY 26.

The following is the list of killed and wounded. Where not described otherwise, the wounds are gunshot wounds:-
HER MAJESTY'S SHIP CURACOA - Lieutenant Hill, late of the Orpheus; and James Harris, ordinary seaman.


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