HMS Alacrity (1872)
HMS Alacrity (1872)


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NameAlacrity (1872)Explanation
TypeSchooner   
Acquired1872
HullWooden
PropulsionSail
Builders measure85 tons
Displacement 
Guns1
Fate1882
Class 
Ships book
Noteex Ethel
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Th 30 April 1874Owing to the difficulties and dangers of navigation among the islands in the South Pacific, the following steam schooners [actually sailing schooners] belonging to the Royal Navy have been added to the fleet on the Australian station as tenders to the Pearl, Commodore J.G. Goodenough, the flagship on that station, for special service in those waters: - The Alacrity, Lieut-Commanding F.W. Saunders; the Beagle, Lieut.-Commanding F.S. Rendell; the Conflict, Lieut.-Commanding A.R. Mansell; the Renard, Lieut.-Commanding T. Suckling; and the Sandfly, Lieut.-Commanding W.B. Nowell. They are constructed of a light draught of water to allow of their cruising in and out among the 200 islands in the South Pacific which form a large portion of the Australian command.


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