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Cockatrice, 1860
Type: Gunboat ; Armament 2
Launched : 26 May 1860 ; Disposal date or year : 1885
BM: 269 tons ; Displacement: 330 tons
Propulsion: Screw
Machinery notes: 253 hpi 60 hp
Notes:

1860 Woolwich

14 Mar 1861 Portsmouth. Commissioned for Service in the Mediterranean.

1864 Mediterranean Station. Reports of Fevers onboard. Number of Cases of Disease and Injury.

30 May 1870 reported to be in the Golden Horn on the arrival of vessels from the Mediterranean Squadron.

4 Jun 1870 reported to be departing Constantinople for the Danube.

28 Jun 1870 arrived outside the bar at Sulina and was to remain there for few days to refit before sailing for Galatz..

26 Sep 1870 based in the Danube region.

30 Dec 1870 arrived at Constantinople from the Danube, her departure from Sulina having been delayed due to bad weather.

20 Jan 1871 arrived Malta from Constantinople and Syra.

29 Mar 1871 has a mild case of smallpox on board, which has been removed to hospital, and is reported to have left port to carry out some gunnery practice......

2 Apr 1871, for census, dockyard creek Malta Harbour.

4 Apr 1871 departed Malta to meet the squadron off Messina.

20 Apr 1871 paid off at Malta.

21 Apr 1871 re-commissioned.

4 May 1871 departed to the Danube.

14 Mar 1876 Recommissioned at Malta

1879 Mediterranean

1882 Luggage lighter

Apr 1886 Malta