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HMS Curacoa (1854)

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Name  HMS Curacoa
Completed  By 14 November 1854
Construction started  January 1852
Length  59 m
Laid down  January 1852
Decommissioned  1869
Launched  13 April 1854
Ordered  4 April 1851 Reordered on 18 July 1851
Builder  Pembroke Dockyard Engines by Maudslay, Sons & Field

HMS Curacoa was a 31-gun Tribune-class screw frigate launched on 13 April 1854 from Pembroke Dockyard.

She served in the Mediterranean Station between 1854 until 1857 and was in the Black Sea during the Crimean War. She was part of the Channel Squadron between 1857 until 1859. She then was sent to the North America and West Indies Station and served between 1859 until 1862. Afterwards she went to the Australia Station, where she remained until 1866. She was the flagship of the Australia Station from 20 April 1863 until May 1866, having had her armament reduced to 23 guns in 1863.

Curacoa Island is named after HMS Curacoa (1854)

During the invasion of Waikato, her company provided reinforcements for the Naval Brigade at Auckland, New Zealand on 2 October 1863. She was sent back to Britain in 1866 and was broken up in 1869.

References

HMS Curacoa (1854) Wikipedia


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