| HMS Recruit|
Sold 28 August 1849
| 6 May 1844|
10 June 1846
| 114 ft 5 in (34.87 m) (gundeck)
92 ft 5 in (28.17 m) (keel)|
Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company
HMS Recruit (1846) Wikipedia
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.