H.M.S. Comet (1870)

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H.M.S. Comet (1870)
Builder: Portsmouth[1]
Launched: 8 Dec, 1870[2]
Sold: 12 May, 1908[3]
H.M.S. Comet was one of 24 gunboats of the Ant class.


Comet and Blazer were put through trials over a measured mile in Stokes Bay off Portsmouth on 14-15 March, 1871 under the command of Captain E. B. Rice, achieving mean speeds of 8.741 and 8.734 knots, respectively.[4]


Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also


  1. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 280.
  2. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 280.
  3. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 281.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Mar 16, 1871; pg. 5; Issue 27012.


Ant Class Gunboat
Ant Class
Ant Arrow Badger Blazer Bloodhound
Bonetta Bulldog Bustard Comet Cuckoo
Fidget Hyaena Kite Mastiff Pickle
Pike Scourge Snake Snap Weazel
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  Gadfly Griper Pincher Tickler  
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