HMS Alarm, 1845-1904
Alarm was a sixth-rate ship of the Royal Navy; it was commanded by Captain Douglas Curry during its time in the Pacific, from 1855-59.1
According to the Index of 19th Century Naval Vessels, along with Vixen, Alarm was involved in the rescue of two British citizens who had been kidnapped by Colonel Salas of the Nicaraguan army in 1848.2
Alarm was 40 m long, 12 m wide and built at Sheerness dockyards; it became a coal hulk in 1860 and was sold by the Navy in 1904.
  • 1. Peter Davis, HMS Alarm (1845), The Victorian Royal Navy (website).
  • 2. Alarm, Index of 19th Century Naval Vessels.
  • 3. J. J. Colledge, Ships of the Royal Navy (Devon: David & Charles: Newton Abbot, 1969), 1:30.
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