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Type: Sloop ; Armament 9
Launched : 31 May 1854 ; Disposal date or year : 1865
BM: 486 tons
Machinery notes: 60 h.p.
5 Jul 1852 date of order for building vessel - 1 of 4 of the Lyra Class, which also included the Ariel, Curlew, and Swallow.
25 May 1855, Kertch and Yenikale were captured, along with thousands of tons and coal and provisions, along with factories etc., by some 60 French and British vessels, and allied troops, for which no prize money appeared to be payable, contrary to the Queen's instructions. See Hansard for more details, and approval for a Parliamentary Grant in lieu.
28 May 1855 detained the Greek vessel San Spiridione. 22 Jan 1857 preparations in hand for the distribution of prize money.
29 May 1855 detained the Russian vessel Sloviano, and part of her cargo which also attracted prize money. 22 Jan 1857 preparations in hand for the distribution of prize money.
4-6 Nov 1855 operations in the Sea of Azof which resulted in Peter Hanlan, A.B., being dangerously wounded and Thomas Cuddehey, Private R.M., being severely wounded in Gheisk-Liman.
2 Feb 1856 Cdr W Horton apptd, vice Kennedy promoted, Mediterranean station.
20 Aug 1860 Devonport. Commissioned for service on the S.E. Coast of America.
1864 on the South East Coast of America. Report of fever and varicella onboard : number of Cases of Disease and Injury.