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Cockchafer, 1881
Type: Gun boat 2nd Class ; late Composite Gunboat ; Armament 4
Launched : 19 Feb 1881 ; Disposal date or year : 1905
Displacement: 455 tons
Propulsion: Screw Complement: 62
Machinery notes: 360 hpi ; Speed ; 9.5 knots ;
Notes:

1879 Building at Pembroke

Apr 1886 China

28 Jul 1886 Re-commissioned at Hong Kong

1890 China (on way home to pay off)

26 Jun 1897 Present at the Naval Review at Spithead in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.


Cockchafer, 1915
Type: Insect Class China River Gunboat ; Armament 2 x 6"
Launched : 1915 ; Disposal date or year : 1949
Displacement: 645 tons
Complement: 53.
Notes:

Jun 1919 up the River Dvina - having replaced the troops which had wintered on the river and prepared for further operations - see p. 137-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1921-1.pdf

20 Jun 1919 Once news was received that Topsa had been occupied, Cockchafer worked her way up the narrow and shallow Kourgomen channel - see p. 139->.

Circa 27 Sep 1919 departed Archangel for England following the conclusion of the Archangel River Expeditionary Force.

Aug - Sep 1926 involved in what became known as the Wanhsien Incident - see p. 766-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1927-4.pdf


Cockle, late X.78, 1921
Type: oiler ;
Notes:

NL Jan 1921 based at Sheerness.


Colborne, 1838
Type: Hired Armed Steamer on Lake Erie ; Armament ?
Hired : 1838 ; Notes:

1837 Commander Andrew Drew was appointed commodore of the provincial marine, having cut out the American steamer Carolina, which was proving useful to the rebels, and sent her in flames over the great Falls : he flew his broad pennant in the hired armed steamer Colborne, which he commanded on Lake Erie from October, 1838, till August, 1839. See p. 277 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow.