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Type: Gunvessel ; Armament 5
Launched : 13 Feb 1860 ; Disposal date or year : 1872
BM: 430 tons ; Displacement: 570 tons
Machinery notes: 80 hp
22 Mar 1862 Sheerness. Commissioned.
9 Aug 1862 detained, off Point Padron, a slave schooner, Name Unknown.
1864 West Coast of Africa station. Overview and medical report of diarrhoea, and fever onboard : number of Cases of Disease and Injury.
Circa Oct - Nov 1866 Second Master Robert Harwood sent to bring the West African Co. steamer Thomas Bazley from the bar of the River Niger to Lagos, her master and mate having died.
24 Nov 1866 Investigator taken in tow by the Mullet gunboat and arrived at the entrance to the River Nun on 26th. Investigator proceeded under own steam to the West African Steam Company factory to take on board coal.
19-21 Jan 1867 with the Investigator visited the River Benin to settle differences between quarrelling chiefs in the neighbourhood of the English factories.
16 May 1867 at Kabenda, attempting to resolve differences between the natives and European traders.
29 May 1867 arrived in company with the Torch in Kabenda Bay to arrange the release of Mr. Boyle, which, after much palaver, was achieved on 3 Jun.
13 Jun 1867 arrived in Kabenda Bay to discover that there had been a disturbance at Mr. McCullough's factory after the sale of rum to the natives had been refused, but they left without doing any damage. Both agents for the factories at Kabenda now talk of closing their operations as the risks of remaining in such an isolated situation are too great, and also in the light of other factories in the region being sacked and in one or two instances the agents being killed defending their property.
13 Nov 1867 in the River Fernan Vas, investigated the murder of a native by a Portuguese Inan Xavier at the factory of Messrs. Hatton and Cookson, witnessed by a Chief from a nearby village. The person concerned has now been detained by the French authorities in Gaboon, but has apparently been acquitted since witnesses were understandably reluctant to travel.
1870 North America and West Indies (ordered home)