HMS Cordelia (1856)

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Name: HMS Cordelia
Builder: Pembroke Dockyard
Launched: 3 July 1856
Decommissioned: 1870
Fate: Sold in 1870 for breaking up
General characteristics
Type: Sloop
Displacement: 579
Length: 151 ft (46 m)
Beam: 29 ft (8.8 m)
Propulsion: Screw
Armament: 21 guns

HMS Cordelia was a 579 ton displacement, 11 gun Racer-class sloop of the Royal Navy launched on 3 July 1856 from the Pembroke Dockyard.[1]

She was initially sent to the East Indies Station until being assigned to the Australia Station in 1859. In 1860 she participated during the First Taranaki War.[1] She then served in the North American Station and West Indies Station until she was paid off in 1868.

She was sold on 12 May 1870 for breaking up at Plymouth.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bastock, p.29.
  2. "HMS Cordelia". Retrieved 2010-03-17. 


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