HMS Cruiser

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Cruiser / Cruizer, 1852
Type: Sloop ; Armament: 17
Launched : 19 Jun 1852 ; Disposal date or year : 1912
BM: 752 tons ; Displacement: 960 tons
Propulsion: Screw
Machinery notes: 60 hp
Notes:

15 Apr 1854 captured Russian brig Patrioten [Prize Money per London Gazette of 21 Jul 1857].

20 Apr 1854 Conflict and Cruizer entrusted with the blockade of the entrance to the Gulf of Riga.

28 Apr 1854 Amphion and Cruizer detained the Russian barque Carolina.

29 Apr 1854 Cruiser and Amphion detained the Russian barque Gebruder.

18 May 1854 Amphion and Conflict detained 8 Russian schooners.

By the 14 Jun 1854 154 neutral vessels have been warned off because of the blockade and 4 have been detained.

18 Jun 1854 Conflict and Cruizer detained the Dutch vessel Nyverdal.

21 Jun 1854 detained the Swedish vessel Problem, which was sent for adjudication and on 22 Mar 1855 sentenced to be condemned.

8 Jul 1854 detained the Swedish brigantine Elida, which was sent for adjudication and on 22 Mar 1855 sentenced to be condemned.

25 Jun 1854 detained the Danish schooner Themis, which was sent for adjudication and on 16 Mar 1855 sentenced to be condemned.

1855 Bombardment of Sveaborg.

29 Jan 1856 Mid RB Creagh apptd.

4 Feb 1856 Devonport. In Harbour

23 Apr 1856 present at Fleet Review, Spithead ; Commander Honourable G. Douglas.

1857 Cruizer renamed Cruiser, but it would appear that the old spelling continued to be used for many years.

10 May 1857 Canton River.

10 Aug 1857 Macao.

16 Oct 1857 Canton River.

15 Nov 1857 Hong Kong.

28 Nov 1857 Canton River.

28 Dec 1857 Capture of Canton (see also report in London Gazette www.gazettes-online.co.uk of 16 and 26 Feb 1858).

23 Apr 1858 Hong Kong.

5 May 1858 Gulf of Pechelee.

23 May 1858 Shanghai.

6 Jul 1858 Gulf of Pechelee.

10 Aug 1858 Shanghai.

15 Jan 1859 Stuck at Kin-Kiang, Pyang Lake until Spring.

26 Feb 1859 Hong Kong.

23 Apr 1859 Shanghai.

5 Jul 1859 Gulf of Pechelee.

28 Sep 1859 Shanghai.

15 Dec 1859 Japan.

28 Feb 1860 Shanghai.

15 Mar 1860 Chusan.

25 Apr 1860 on the North China coast.

7 Jun 1860 Gulf of Pechelee.

23 Jun 1860 Shanghai.

8 Jul 1860 on the North China coast.

26 Jul 1860 Gulf of Pechelee.

15 Dec 1860 Shanghai.

16 Jan 1861 Hongkong, following which she appears to leave the area.

1 Oct 1856 - 26 Jun 1858 Parliamentary Grant of 33,000, for services (in lieu of Prize Money) on the China Station to be divided between 56 Vessels

1870 Mediterranean.

1879 Recommissioned at Malta

1879 Mediterraneen. Training ship for Ordinary Seamen

Apr 1886 Mediterranean

8 May 1886 Serving at Malta. See Temeraire for more detail.

26 Oct 1889 Re-commissioned Malta

1890 Mediterranean. Training ship for Ordinary Seamen

1893 renamed Lark