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Trent, 1879
Type: Gun Boat, 3rd Class, Coast Defence ; late Gunboat ; Armament 3
BM: tons ; Displacement: 363 tons
Propulsion: Double Screw
Machinery notes: 380 hpi
Notes:

1879 Sheerness. Tender to Duncan.

Apr 1886 Sheerness

1890 Sheerness. Tender to Wildfire. Officers borne in Wildfire

25 May 1891 whilst practising with a machine gun it is reported that the cartridges exploded in the hopper of the gun. Colour-Sergeant Young, Sergeant Elvins, and Private Robert Tripp were injured by pieces of cartridge and have been admitted to the Sick Bay at the RN Barracks at Sheerness.

Aug 1892, is to be employed as a tender to the new gunnery school attached to the RN Barracks at Sheerness. She is to be fitted with an electric search light and her armament is to be replaced by two 4-7in. quick-firing guns and her barque-rig by two pole masts.


Trent, 1914
Type: Steam ship - acquired circa 1914 as depot ship for monitors ;
Notes:

Circa Dec 1914, following the discovery of the Konigsberg, prepared for passage to the east coast of Africa and sent to Malta.

20 Mar 1915 Arrived Malta.

4 Jun 1915 arrived at Mafia - see p. 331 and 336 www.naval-review.org/issues/1916-2.pdf.

27 Jun 1915 off the mouth of the Rufiji - p. 682 www.naval-review.org/issues/1915-4.pdf.

6 - 11 Jul 1915 operations against the Konigsberg.