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H.M.S. 'CORMORANT'

Built by:Money Wigram & Son's, at Blackwall.
Yard No.
Launched:9th February 1860
Tonnage:696 BM - 877 displacement
Length:186 feet
Breadth:28 1/2 feet
Depth:8 feet designed but 11 . 12 feet when completed.
Machinery:700 ihp. Single-screw reciprocating, 200 hp. (nom), 690 - 774 hp. (ind) - 10 knots.
Decks:
Built of:Wood
Type:Cormorant class screw gunboat. Sloop.
Registered:
Off Number:
Built for:H.M. Government.
Other info:Armament = 2 x 68 pdrs SB. 2 x 32 pdrs SB, as designed, but 1 x 68 pdr was replaced by a 110 pdr BL and 2 x 20 pdrs replaced the 32 pdrs; later rearmed with 1 x 7in 6 ton Muzzle-loading rifle and 2 x 64 pdrs.
Complement = 90 officers and ratings.
History:23rd May 1860. The survey has been completed and was hauled out of dock at Chatham in the afternoon.
14th January 1862. Commanded by Master William S. Bourchier, Chatham.
16th May 1863. Commanded by Commander Charles Matthew Buckle, on the East Indies and China Station.
1864. At the China station with fever and small pox onboard.
22nd June 1869. Commanded by Commander Albert Denison Somerville Denison, at the China Station.
7th June 1870. Admiralty order to be sold.
1870. Sold at Hong Kong for breaking up.



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