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HMS Harlequin (1836)

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Name  Harlequin
Ordered  28 March 1832
Completed  25 October 1836
Construction started  November 1832
Draft  3.81 m
Namesake  Harlequin
Laid down  November 1832
Commissioned  16 August 1836
Launched  18 March 1836
Builder  Pembroke Dockyard

HMS Harlequin was a 16-gun Racer-class brig-sloop built for the Royal Navy during the 1830s.

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Description

Harlequin had a length at the gundeck of 100 feet 6 inches (30.6 m) and 78 feet 10 inches (24.0 m) at the keel. She had a beam of 32 feet 6 inches (9.9 m), a draught of 12 feet 6 inches (3.8 m) and a depth of hold of 15 feet 3 inches (4.6 m). The ship's tonnage was 432 8194 tons burthen. The Racer class was armed with a pair of 9-pounder (or 18-pounder) cannon and fourteen 32-pounder carronades. The ships had a crew of 120 officers and ratings.

Construction and career

Harlequin, the fifth ship of her name to serve in the Royal Navy, was ordered on 28 March 1832, laid down in November 1832 at Pembroke Dockyard, Wales, and launched on 18 March 1836. She was completed on 25 October at Plymouth Dockyard and commissioned on 16 August of the same year.

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HMS Harlequin (1836) Wikipedia


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