HMS Brisk (1851)

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Career Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Brisk
Builder: Woolwich Dockyard
Launched: 2 June 1851
Decommissioned: January 1870
Fate: sold in 1870
General characteristics
Type: Sloop
Displacement: 1,410 long tons (1,433 t)
Length: 190 ft (58 m)
Beam: 35 ft (11 m)
Propulsion: Sail
Armament: 14 guns

HMS Brisk was a 1410 ton, 14 gun sloop launched on 2 June 1851 from Woolwich Dockyard.[1]

She was sent to the North American and West Indies Station in 1853, before participating in the White Sea blockading Archangel, and then operations on the Russian Pacific coast during the Crimean War in 1854. She was then assigned to the Pacific Station between 1854 and 1857. Between 1859 and 1862, she served with the Cape of Good Hope Station and then was assigned to the West Africa Squadron. From October 1864 she was assigned to the Australia Station where she undertook escort duties during the New Zealand land wars before leaving the Australia Station in 1868.[2][1]

She was decommissioned and sold.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bastock, p.27.
  2. "HMS Brisk". Retrieved 2010-04-02. 


  • Bastock, John (1988), Ships on the Australia Station, Child & Associates Publishing Pty Ltd; Frenchs Forest, Australia. ISBN 0867773480