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HMS Conflict (1873)

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Name  HMS Conflict
Type  Beagle-class schooner
Beam  18 ft 6 in (5.6 m)
Length  23 m
In service  August 1873
Tons burthen  120 bm
Launched  11 February 1883
Builder  Millers Point
Fate  Sold in 1882 Wrecked later that year

HMS Conflict was a schooner of the Royal Navy, built by John Cuthbert, Millers Point, New South Wales and launched on 11 February 1873.


Royal Navy service

She commenced service on the Australia Station at Sydney in August 1873 for anti-blackbirding operations in the South Pacific. She was part of a punitive mission in 1879 in the New Hebrides. She was paid off in 1882 and sold to Captain Thomas Brown.

Mercantile service

Conflict left Suva for Levuka on 9 October and was wrecked on a reef midway between the two. There were no casualties and the ship was left stranded upright on the reef, signalling that she needed no assistance. By 12 October Captain Brown had returned to Levuka and reported that Conflict was a total loss.


HMS Conflict (1873) Wikipedia

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