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HMS Jackal (1844)

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Name  HMS Jackal
Yard number  8
Commissioned  22 September 1845
Launched  28 October 1844
Ordered  16 January 1844
Laid down  1844
Construction started  1844
Builders  Robert Napier, Govan
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Cost  Hull £5,680, machinery £6,000, fitting £2,985

HMS Jackal (alternatively spelled Jackall) was a Jackal-class second-class iron paddle gunvessel of the Royal Navy.



Orders for Jackal and her sister Lizard were placed on 16 January 1844. They were designed by the builder, Robert Napier and Sons and approved on 17 April 1844 by the Surveyor of the Navy, Sir William Symonds.

Jackal was fitted with a Napier two-cylinder side-lever steam engine driving side paddles. The engine was rated at 150 nominal horsepower and on trials developed 455 indicated horsepower (339 kW). She was provided with two gaff-rigged masts, making her a schooner. Her armament consisted of a single 18-pounder (22cwt) carronade on a pivot mounting and two 24-pounder (13cwt) carronades.


Both ships were built at Napier's Govan yard. Jackall was built as yard number 8, and Lizard as number 9. Jackall was launched on 28 November 1844, and Lizard followed exactly a month later. After fitting out, Jackall's first commissioning took place on 22 September 1845.


After commissioning at Plymouth in 1846, Jackall served in the Mediterranean. By 1851 she was a store ship at Ascension. She paid off at Sheerness in May 1859 and was recommissioned in December of the same year. By 1864 she was employed on fishery protection duties off the west coast of Scotland.


She was sold for breaking up in November 1887.


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