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H.M.S. 'DELIGHT'

Built by:Money Wigram & Son's, at Blackwall.
Yard No.
Launched:15th March 1856
Tonnage:235 72/94
Length:106 feet
Breadth:22 feet
Depth:8 feet (in hold)
Machinery:Maudslay, Sons & Field, Lambth. 218 ihp. 60 h.p. Horizontal direct 2 cylinders. 15" dia. length of stroke 1' 6". Screw propeller uniform pitch common left handed 6' 0" dia. 8 . 53 knots. 35 psi boilers.
Decks:
Built of:Wood
Type:Albacore class screw gunboat.
Registered:
Off Number:
Built for:H.M. Government.
Other info:Draught of water with engine 4 . 8 for 5 . 10 aft.
Armament - 2 guns (from 'Bulldog') 1 x 68 pdr SB. 1 x 32 pdi SB. 2 x 24 pdr howitzers.
Crew 27 men.
History:1855. 4th October. Ordered to be built.
1855. 12th October. Laid down. Cost 7,178.
15th March 1856. Steamed down to Woolwich, and be admitted into the fitting basin, so as to be put in service condition with dispatch.
19th March 1856. Commanded by Lieutenant commander Henry Maynard Bingham.
23rd April 1856. Present at Fleet Review, Spithead.
1864. 7th August. At Madeira.
1864. 9th September. At Bermuda.
1865. 25th November. At Jamaica.
1867. 31st October. At Halifax.
1867. 2nd November. Stripped of copper.
1867. 26th November. Sold to J.Knight with machinery for 805 and renamed 'M.A.Star'
1869. Registered O.N.57729 at Halifax.
1888. Owned by F.W.Fishwick. Halifax.
1889. Registered at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island as commercial 115x22.3x15 166nett 244gt.
1894. Owned by L.C.Owen. Charlottetown.



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