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Type: 5th rate ; Armament 46 (later reduced to 42)
Launched : 8 Jul 1819 ; Disposal date or year : 1879
BM: 1069 tons
Plymouth 24 Jul 1834 In the dock at the Barnpool.
9 Nov 1844 The Vestal has brought intelligence that, upon the receipt of the late transactions at Tahiti, the Admiral of the South American station immediately despatched H.M.S. Fisgard 42 guns, HMS Modeste, 18 guns, and H. M. second class steamer Cormorant, the purpose of protecting the Tahitians from the French aggressions, until further advices had been received from the Home Government.
Aug 1845 The Fisgard was at Callao, and Captain Duntze was left senior officer on the coasts of Chili and Peru during the absence of the Admiral.
Sep 1846, struck by Lightning in the Oregon; Spars reported to have been saved by the Conductors.
1846 Pacific and Otaheite Station
20 Dec 1848 Woolwich
20 Apr 1851 Master PCD Bean apptd Master of the Fisgard, flag ship at Woolwich. Mr Bean was wounded in the Burmese War whilst serving on the Liffey ; and received medals for service on the Coast of China whilst serving onboard the Herald and the Druid.
30 Aug 1851 Woolwich
1855 Guardship at Woolwich.
1 Jan 1856 Asst Clerk Otter appointed ; Woolwich
1860 Woolwich - Guardship & Admin ship for the area
1 Jan 1863 Commissioned at Woolwich.
1864 Home Station : Stationary Ship at Woolwich. Report of Scarlatina and Small Pox onboard. Number of Cases of Disease and Injury.
1870 Woolwich - Guardship & Admin ship for the area