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|Built by:||Money & H. L. Wigram, at Blackwall.|
|Launched:||1st March 1849|
|Length:||57 . 8m|
|Breadth:||9 . 5m|
|Depth:||4 . 2m|
|Machinery:||Penn, London. 350 nhp|
|Built for:||Spanish Navy|
|Other info:||Armament - 2 x 200 m/m SB + 2 x 160 m/m SB.|
New Armament in 1874. 2 x 160 m/m MLR + 2 x 160 m/m SB.
|History:||1848/9 Italian Expedition.|
1850/4 On the Cuba Station.
1854/9 On the State Transatlantic Service between Spain and Cuba.
1859/60 First Moroccan War, in action (1860) against attempted Carlit insurrection.
1860 Second Italian Expedition.
1863/6 On the Cuba Station, suppression of an uprising in Puerto Rico, Mexican Expedition and Dominican Expedition.
1866/7 On the Rio de la Plate Station.
1873/4 In Government Squadron during Cantonalist Insurrection, took part in action off Portman (11th October 1873).
1874/5 Second Carlist War and flagship of the Naval Forces of the North.
26th May 1875. Off Motrico, Rear-Adm. Sanchez Barcaiztegui, C.O. of these forces, was killed by a Carlist shell on 'Colon's quarter deck.
1882 Out of service.
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