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HMS Elk (1847)

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Name  HMS Elk
Class and type  Acorn-class brig-sloop
Beam  33 ft (10 m)
Length  32 m
Decommissioned  May 1893
Displacement  482 BM
Launched  29 September 1847
Builder  Chatham Dockyard
Fate  Sold in 1893 for breaking up

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HMS Elk was a 482-ton displacement, 16-gun Acorn-class brig-sloop of the Royal Navy launched on 29 September 1847 from the Chatham Dockyard.

She was sent to the East Indies Station and China Station and participated during the Second Opium War until being assigned to the Australia Station in 1859. She searched for HMS Sappho with HMVS Victoria after Sappho disappeared in Bass Strait in February 1858. In 1860 she participated during the First Taranaki War. She left the Australia Station in March 1860 and upon arriving in England was paid off.

She was transferred to Her Majesty's Coastguard in 1863 and was renamed WV.13 and she was later renamed WV.28. She was sold in May 1893.

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HMS Elk (1847) Wikipedia


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