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Built by:Money Wigram & Son's, at the Northam Yard.
Yard No.
Launched:9th January 1856
Tonnage:232 BM
Length:106 feet
Breadth:22 feet
Depth:6 . 6 feet
Machinery:183 hpi 60 hp
Built of:Wood
Type:Screw gunboat.
Off Number:
Built for:H.M. Government.
Other info:Albacore class.
Armament - 1 x 68 pdr, SB. 1 x 32 pdr, SB. 2 x 24 pdr howitzers.
History:Served as a tender and fell to pieces after a short time due to being made out of unseasoned timber.
1st January 1856. All gunboats are to be commissioned as independent commands with a crew of 36 men and officers.
27th January 1856. Lieutenant H. Woolcombe, appointed in command.
4th February 1856. In Portsmouth dock.
February 1856. Commanded by Lieutenant commander Iltid Thomas Mansel Nicholl.
29th February 1856. Having completed her fit-out, went alongside the gun-wharf and shipped her guns, ammunitions etc, and went out to the Motherbank and joined the other gun boats assembled there.
23rd April 1856. Present at Fleet Review, Spithead.
6th July 1860. Vessel opened up at Haslar for examination and found to have sap and rot fore and aft; not a sound timber in her. The water courses found to have been entirely neglected in her construction as to stop nearly all communication between the pumps and the water in the ship. The caulking has been found to have been of the most superficial description.
1870. Devonport.
December 1881. Broken up.

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