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'BLASCO DE GARAY'
|Built by:||Money & H. L. Wigram, at Blackwall.|
|Breadth:||31 feet 11 inches|
|Depth:||10 feet 6 inches|
|Machinery:||350 nhp - 8 knots (depending on the sea)|
|Type:||Paddle steamer - Cruiser|
|Built for:||Spanish Navy.|
|Other info:||First proper warship contracted in Britain.|
Armament - 6 guns of 20 centimeters.
Crew 150 men.
|History:||17th April 1846. Arrived at El Ferrol.|
12th August 1846. Used to exercise crews on the coast of Galicis and Portugal.
7th January 1849. Sailed from Cadiz with troops to Gaeta, in support of the Holy See.
9th March 1850. Sailed from Cadiz for Havanah.
1858. In the Cuba squadron.
1861. In operations that took place in Santo Domingo during the voluntary annexation of Spain.
1861. Joined the expedition to Mexico.
1878. Stationed in the East due to the Russian-Turkish war.
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