HMS Brisk, 1851-1870
The Brisk was a Royal Navy sloop with screw propulsion.1 It was under the command of Alfred John Curtis during its time in the Pacific from 1854-57.2
The Brisk, under the command of Frederick Beauchamp Paget Seymour,3 was part of a squadron fighting in the White Sea during the Crimean War.4
This ship was 58 m long, 11 m wide, and carried 14 guns; it was sold into mercantile service in 1870.5
This despatch notes that the Brisk and two other vessels were under orders to repair to Vancouver's Island.
  • 1. Peter Davis, HMS Brisk (1851), The Victorian Royal Navy (website).
  • 2. Ibid.
  • 3. William Laird Clowes, The Royal Navy: A History (London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company, 1901), 6:428.
  • 4. Peter Davis, HMS Brisk (1851), The Victorian Royal Navy (website).
  • 5. J. J. Colledge, Ships of the Royal Navy (Devon: David & Charles: Newton Abbot, 1969), 1:90.
Mentions of this vessel in the documents