HMS Lyra (1857)
HMS Lyra (1857)

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NameLyra (1857)Explanation
Launched26 March 1857   
HullWooden Length139 feet
PropulsionScrew Men 
Builders measure488 tons   
Displacement653 tons   
Fate1876 Last in commission1868
ClassSwallow Class (as screw)Swallow
Ships bookADM 135/292   
26 March 1857Launched at Deptford Dockyard.
12 November 1857
- 16 August 1861
Commanded (from commissioning at Woolwich) by Commander Radulphus Bryce Oldfield, Cape of Good Hope
17 August 1861
- 3 January 1862
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Commander John Richard Alexander, Cape of Good Hope
19 December 1863
- 21 April 1868
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth until paying off at Portsmouth) by Commander Robert Augustus Parr, East Indies
1876Broken up at Portsmouth Dockyard.

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