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HMS Acheron (1838)

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Name  HMS Acheron
Builder  Sheerness dockyard
Laid down  October 1837
Construction started  October 1837
Weight  1,022 tons
Ordered  15 September 1837
Cost  £25,509
Commissioned  8 January 1839
Launched  23 August 1838
Displacement  912,600 kg
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HMS Acheron was a Hermes-class wooden paddle sloop of the Royal Navy. She was launched at Sheerness in 1838. Between 1848 and 1851 she made a coastal survey of New Zealand, the first such survey since Captain Cook. She was sold at Sydney in 1855.

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Career

Acheron, under the command of Captain John Lort Stokes, was despatched to New Zealand in January 1848, arriving in November the same year. In March 1851, due to a budget cut to the Hydrographer of the Navy, Acheron was ordered to be laid up in Sydney, Australia and her crew returned to England.

Fate

Acheron was sold at Sydney on 23 April 1855 for £2,067 16s.

References

HMS Acheron (1838) Wikipedia


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