H.M.S. Magpie (1889)

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H.M.S. Magpie (1889)
Builder: Pembroke Royal Dockyard[1]
Launched: 15 Mar, 1889[Citation needed]
Commissioned: 24 Sep, 1889[2]
Sold: 29 Dec, 1921[Citation needed]
H.M.S. Magpie was one of nine gunboats of the Redbreast class completed for the Royal Navy around 1890.

Service

Commissioned on 24 September, 1889 at Devonport.[3]

Re-commissioned at Ascension on 12 May, 1896 for service on the Cape of Good Hope Station and the West Coast of Africa.[4]

In 1913, she was in Southampton working as a boom defence vessel.[5]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 113.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1891). p. 234.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1891). p. 234.
  4. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 268.
  5. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 419.
  6. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 234.
  7. Hewett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 170/338.
  8. Hewett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 170/338.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 233.
  10. Elliott Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20/153. ff. 153, 155, 161.
  11. Elliott Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20/153. ff. 153, 155, 161.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 268.
  13. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 277.
  14. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395k.

Bibliography


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