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H.M.S. 'QUAIL'

Built by:Money Wigram & Son's, at Blackwall.
Yard No.
Launched:2nd June 1856
Tonnage:232 BM
Length:106 feet
Breadth:22 feet
Depth:6 . 6 feet
Machinery:Maudslay, Sons & Field. 215 ihp. One set 2-cylinder reciprocating, 60 hip (nom) 203 - hip (ind). 7 1/2 knots.
Decks:
Built of:Wood
Type:Albacore Class Screw Gunboat.
Registered:
Off Number:
Built for:H.M. Government.
Other info:Armament 1 x 68 pdr SB. 1 x 32 pdr SB. 2 x 24 pdr Howitzers.
Complement= 29 officers and ratings
Laid down 12th October 1855.
Cost 6,859.
The 24pdr Howitzer could not be manned in action at the same time as the pivot gun.
The revolving gun cannot be extreme trained forward on account of combings of ventilators for engine room.
History:1st January 1856. As from this date all gunboats were commissioned as impendent commanders with a crew of 36 men and officers.
23rd April 1856. Present at Fleet Review, Spithead.
5th May 1858. Commanded by Lieutenant Commander Noal Osborn, Mediterranean station.
26th September 1861. Broken up at Malta.



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