HMS Starling (1829)

HMS Starling was a 4-gun schooner of the British Royal Navy, one of the two ships in an expedition led by Edward Belcher to survey the Pacific coast of the Americas.

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Drawing of the Starling, 1835
Name: HMS Starling
Namesake: Starling
Ordered: 8 December 1828
Builder: Pembroke Dockyard
Laid down: June 1829
Launched: 31 September 1829
Reclassified: Converted to survey ship, 1834
Fate: Sold, February 1844
General characteristics
Class and type: Lark-class cutter
Tons burthen: 107 ​7394 tons bm
  • 60 ft 9 in (18.5 m) (gundeck)
  • 49 ft 5 in (15.1 m) (keel)
Beam: 20 ft 3 in (6.2 m)
Depth of hold: 9 ft (2.7 m)
Sail plan: Schooner rig
Complement: 34


  • Lyon, David and Rif Winfield. The Sail and Steam Navy List: All of the Ships of the Royal Navy, 1815-1889. London: Chatham Publishing. 2004, p. 136.