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HMS Emerald (1876)

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Name  HMS Emerald
Class and type  Emerald-class corvette
Launched  18 August 1876
Builder  Pembroke Dockyard
Tonnage  1,864 bm
Draft  5.5 m
Fate  Sold on 10 July 1906 to Cox, Falmouth.
Displacement  2,120 long tons (2,150 t)

HMS Emerald was an Emerald-class corvette, of the Royal Navy, built at the Pembroke Dockyard and launched on 18 August 1876.

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Service history

She commenced service on the Australia Station in September 1878. She escorted Sir Hercules Robinson, the Governor of New Zealand from Sydney to Auckland in May 1879. Emerald was sent on a punitive mission in the Solomon Islands in 1879 after the captain and three crew of HMS Sandfly were killed by natives.

Emerald, under Captain Maxwell, visited the Ellice Islands in 1881. She left the Australia Station in October 1881 and returned to England.

Emerald was refitted and rearmed in 1882 in England and placed into reserve. She commissioned for the North America and West Indies Station in 1886, before returning to England in 1892 and again being placed into reserve. She was converted into a powder hulk in 1895 at Portsmouth.

Fate

She was sold on 10 July 1906 to Cox, Falmouth.

References

HMS Emerald (1876) Wikipedia


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