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Type: Gunboat ; Armament 2
Launched : 21 Feb 1856 ; Disposal date or year : 1869
Disposal Details : Broken up Portsmouth
BM: 212 tons
Machinery notes: 20 hp
All gunboats from 1 Jan 1856, are to be commissioned as independent commands with a crew of 36 men and officers.
24 Feb 1856 The Avon sailed on Wed. for Pembroke with masts and rigging and seamen riggers, to bring the Wrangler and Decoy, steam gun boats to Plymouth, where they will be fitted with engines and boilers.
23 Apr 1856, Present at Fleet Review, Spithead ; Blue Squadron ; Commander Clark