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'ESPLORATORE'

Built by:Money Wigram & Son's, at Blackwall.
Yard No.
Launched:February 1863.
Laid down 5th July 1862.
Completed August 1863.
Tonnage:1062 BM. - 981 displacement.
Length:240 0 feet.
Breadth:30 . 0 feet
Depth:15 . 0 feet.
Machinery:Oscillating one cylinder 71 x 60. J. Penn & Son's Greenwich. 1681 ihp. 40 Revs per minute. 4 rectangular boilers 30 psi.
Decks:
Built of:Wood.
Type:3 masted schooner rig paddle despatch vessel.
Registered:
Off Number:
Built for:Italian Navy.
Other info:
History:26th April 1863. Was tried at the measured mile, strong winds, attained the extraordinary speed of 17 nautical, or 19 statute, miles per hour.
One of the fastest ships of her time, used as a scout in the war of 1866.
4th March 1873. Re-built, re-launched, Armament in 1873, 2 x 75mm.
1877. Reboilered.
1888. Local defence ship at Venice.
1891. The armament was 4 x 57mm.
April 1895. Descarded. Re-designated 'GM10' and used as depot ship.
1907/8. Broken up.



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