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HMS Sparrow (1828)

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Name  Sparrow
Ordered  20 March 1819
Laid down  October 1827
Construction started  October 1827
Draft  3 m
Namesake  Sparrow
Builder  Pembroke Dockyard
Commissioned  18 July 1828
Launched  28 June 1828

HMS Sparrow was a 10-gun Bramble-class cutter built for the Royal Navy during the 1820s. She was broken up in August 1860.



Sparrow had a length at the gundeck of 70 feet 9 inches (21.6 m) and 52 feet 4 inches (16.0 m) at the keel. She had a beam of 24 feet 3 inches (7.4 m), a draught of about 10 feet (3.0 m) and a depth of hold of 11 feet (3.4 m). The ship's tonnage was 163 1394 tons burthen. The Bramble class was armed with two 6-pounder cannon and eight 12-pounder carronades. The ships had a crew of 50 officers and ratings.

Construction and career

Sparrow, the third ship of her name to serve in the Royal Navy, was ordered on 20 March 1819, laid down in October 1827 at Pembroke Dockyard, Wales, and launched on 28 June 1828. She was commissioned on 18 July and based at Portsmouth Dockyard.


HMS Sparrow (1828) Wikipedia