HMS Alligator (1821)
|Ordered:||5 June 1819|
|Laid down:||November 1819|
|Launched:||29 March 1821|
|Completed:||By 3 September 1822|
|Fate:||Sold on 30 October 1865|
|Class and type:||28-gun Atholl-class sixth rate|
|Tons burthen:||499 91/94 bm (as designed)|
|Beam:||31 ft 6 in (9.60 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full-rigged ship|
Alligator, under the command of Captain Lambert, operated in New Zealand during 1834, leaving on 31 March 1834, but returned again in September the same year to rescue the crew and passengers of Harriet, which was wrecked near Cape Egmont, Taranaki and were held by the Ngāti Ruanui.
She was sold at Hong Kong on 30 October 1865.
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