HMS North Star (1824)
HMS North Star (1824)


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NameNorth Star (1824)Explanation
TypeSixth rate   
Launched7 December 1824
HullWooden
PropulsionSail
Builders measure501 tons
Displacement 
Guns28
Fate1860
ClassAtholl
Ships book
Note 
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
8 March 1837Commanded by Commodore Lord John Hay, on North coast of Spain
30 August 1841
- 8 September 1846
Commanded (until paying off) by Captain James Everard Home, East Indies (including the first Anglo-Chinese war)
20 February 1852
- September 1854
Commanded by Commander William John Samuel Pullen, particular service, part of Sir Edward Belchers expedition searching for Sir John Franklins' ill-fated 1845 North-West Passage expedition. Initially a depot ship at Beechey island, North Star took the crews of the other vessels home when they all became trapped in the ice
1 June 1854
- 17 October 1854
Commanded by Commander Sherard Osborn in Artic seas


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