HMS Alligator (1821)

For other ships with the same name, see HMS Alligator.
Name: HMS Alligator
Ordered: 5 June 1819
Builder: Cochin
Laid down: November 1819
Launched: 29 March 1821
Completed: By 3 September 1822
Fate: Sold on 30 October 1865
General characteristics
Class and type: 28-gun Atholl-class sixth rate
Tons burthen: 499 91/94 bm (as designed)
  • 113 ft 8 in (34.65 m) (gundeck)
  • 94 ft 8.75 in (28.8735 m) (keel)
Beam: 31 ft 6 in (9.60 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Complement: 175

HMS Alligator was a 28-gun Atholl-class sixth rate of the Royal Navy. She was launched at Cochin, British India on 29 March 1821.

She eventually became a depot ship at Trincomalee in June 1841, and was then converted to a troopship in July 1842. Alligator was finally hulked as seamen’s hospital at Hong Kong in December 1846.

In March 1834, the Alligator was on hand (and fired the 21-gun salute) at the first hoisting of the first national flag of New Zealand, at Waitangi.


She was sold at Hong Kong on 30 October 1865.


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