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Type: Corvette ; Armament 14 guns
Launched : 10 Apr 1873 at No. 5 slip at Devonport ; Disposal date or year : 1887
BM: 1405 tons ; Displacement: 1934 tons
Machinery notes: 2144 h.p.i. ; 350 h.p.
30 Jun 1873 commissioned at Devonport by Navigating Lieutenant Miller with a complement of 220 officers and men, for foreign service.
6 Aug 1873 inspected by the Lords of the Admiralty whilst they were in Devonport.
10 Sep 1873 the appointment of Captain Chatfield announced, vice Capt. F. R. Purvis.
26-27 Sep 1873 engine trials carried out.
12 Oct 1873 departed Plymouth Sound for the West Coast of Africa with stores : she was then supposed to sail for the South America Station, but her involvement in the Ashanti War meant that she remained on the West Cost of Africa until the end of the war, circa Feb/Mar 1874, and then returned to England, many of her officers and men having been debilitated by the climate.
21 Nov 1873 at Cape Coast Castle. Due to a shortage of army personnel Marines and Blue Jackets were sent ashore from the off-shore squadron and, with the Army, were reported to be in pursuit of the natives, who had just crossed the River Prah back into their own territory.
23 Dec 1873 arrived Ascension from Cape Coast Castle, with 110 invalids, some of whom were returning to England whilst others were returning to the West Coast of Africa once their health had improved.
17 Jan 1874 at Cape Coast Castle during the Ashanti War.
24 Jan 1874 cruising off the River Volta and the Coast with the Decoy.
7 Apr 1874 reported to be returning to England from the West Coast of Africa to be paid off.
23 Jun 1874 in Plymouth Sound after carrying out engine trials.
1879 Devonport. Chief Engineer Widdecombe borne in Indus
Type: Light Cruiser ; Armament 12 x 4"; 8 x 3 pdr.
Launched : 1903 ; Disposal date or year : 1920
Displacement: 3000 tons
5 Aug 1914 left Harwich with two submarines and a T.B.D. - see p. 132 www.naval-review.org/issues/1917.pdf.
Oct 1914 - Jan 1915 refitting in Portsmouth dockyard - retubing of boilers.
18 Jan 1915 commissioned ; adjusted and swung compasses the following day, followed by full power trials - see p 85 www.naval-review.org/issues/1916-1.pdf.
24 Jan 1915 arrived Gibraltar.
3 Feb 1915 left Gibraltar for Malta with submarine B6 in tow.
7 Feb 1915 Canopus overtook and passed us, en route for Malta.
8 Feb 1915 arrived Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta.
15 Feb 1915 departed Malta for Skyros with B6 in tow.
18 Feb 1915 arrived Port Trebuki.
19 Feb 1915 Arrived at a rendezvous off Cape Helles.
21 Feb 1915 coaled ship and ordered to proceed to the Gulf of Xeros on patrol.
14 Mar 1915 when supporting the mine-sweepers near Kephez Point was struck by a shell which exploded in the stokers' bath room and on the mess deck at 12.20 a.m., causing about 60 casualties - see p 115 www.naval-review.org/issues/1916-1.pdf and p. 721-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1923-4.pdf.