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HMS Recruit (1846)

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Name  HMS Recruit
Fate  Sold 28 August 1849
Tons burthen  462 bm
Hull material  Iron
Ordered  6 May 1844
Class and type  Brig
Launched  10 June 1846
Length  114 ft 5 in (34.87 m) (gundeck) 92 ft 5 in (28.17 m) (keel)
Builder  Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company

HMS Recruit was a 12-gun iron-hulled sailing brig of the Royal Navy, constructed by the Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company and launched in 1846.

Recruit was the first iron-hulled vessel to be built for the Admiralty, and the Royal Navy's only iron-hulled sailing ship. She was sold back to her builders, Ditchburn and Mare on 28 August 1849, and was resold in 1852 to the General Screw Steam Shipping Company and converted into a screw steamer for the East Indian and Cape mail service, and renamed SS Harbinger.

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HMS Recruit (1846) Wikipedia


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