HMS Ardent (1841)

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Career (United Kingdom) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Ardent
Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Launched: 12 February 1841
Out of service: 1864
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Class and type: Alecto class sloop
Displacement: 878 tons
Propulsion: Paddle
Armament: 5 guns

HMS Ardent was a wooden Alecto-class paddle sloop of the Royal Navy. She was the fourth ship to use the name Ardent. She was launched on 12 February 1841 at Chatham. She was scrapped in 1865.[1] One of the ship's company, Gunner John Robarts, was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions in the Crimean War.[2]


  1. "HMS Ardent". William Loney background. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  2. London Gazette: no. 21971, p. 650, 1857-02-24. Retrieved on 2008-06-27.