Alligator Add to My Archive Modify Page Content Ship Details Rig HM ship/sloop; 21/28 guns Built 1821 Built In Cochin Tonnage 499 Demise Sold in 1865 at Hong Kong VoyagesView Full List 17 September 1838 ➜ 27 October 1838 Alligator Sydney - Torres Strait - Port Essington 13 February 1833 Alligator Madras - Sydney Description 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. The Alligator, under the command of Captain Lambert, operated in the Bay of Islands in New Zealand during the 1830s. 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 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.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Alligator_(1821) (accessed on 6/9/2017) Media Upload Media Sources Reference Log of Logs, Vol 3 Location South Australian Maritime Museum Author Ian Nicholson Your Stories Your name * E-mail * Post your story * Submit Leave this field blank Share this Page Share this ship with your friends and followers online.