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H.M.S. 'LEE'

Built by:Money Wigram & Son's, at Blackwall.
Yard No.
Launched:25th January 1860
Tonnage:431 19/94. 570 displacement.
Length:145 feet
Breadth:25' 5 3/4"
Depth:13 feet. (hold)
Machinery:Built by Napier. 80 hp. Horizontal Direct. 2 cly. Dia. 32 ins Length of stoke 1' 6". Single screw. 9 knots.
Built of:Wood
Type:Screw gunboat - Philomel class.
Off Number:
Built for:H.M. Government.
Other info:Laid down 20th June 1859.
Armament. 1 x 68pdr 10" pivot & 2 x 24pdr (5 guns. PRO).
Crew 60 men.
Draught. Water 60 89 aft at launching.
Square rig on fore and main mast.
History:1860. Woolwich.
25th March 1863. Attached as tender to 'Rattlesnake' with complement of 50 men at Africa station.
8th April 1863. Sheerness. Commissioned.
1864. West Coast of Africa station. Had a medical report of dysentery, enteritis, and fever onboard.
10th July 1864. Detained in lat. 11.37S., long 13.20E., a slave barque.
Aug 1868. Touched the ground twice off Parker Patch and between Cape Henderson and Sandy Point. She floated off the first time at once and the second time she remained in the mud. Took the ground a third time on going outside Parker Patch and came off easily. The ship had sustained no injuries.
1870. Mediterranean station.
January/March 1871. On the coast of Spain.
2nd April 1871. For census, at Malta.
20th March 1875. Broken up at Sheerness.

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