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Type: Gunboat ; Armament 2
Launched : 9 Feb 1856 ; Disposal date or year : 1904
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.
19 Feb 1856 Lieut WR Stubbs apptd. In command
24 Feb 1856 Avon and Prospero, from Pembroke Dock, arrived Plymouth with Pet and Nettle. Both were taken into the basin dock at Devonport to have their engines and boilers fitted
24 Feb 1856 Devonport. Now commissioned.
23 Apr 1856, Present at Fleet Review, Spithead ; Blue Squadron ; Commander Stubbs
1870 Coal Depot, Portsmouth
Type: Unknown, but performing the duties of a monitor ; Armament 1 x 4.7"
From Aug 1914 Employed off the coast of Belgium and France, against German forces - see p. 198 www.naval-review.org/issues/1919-2.pdf.