H.M.S. Mutine (1880)

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H.M.S. Mutine (1880)
Builder: Devonport Royal Dockyard[1]
Launched: 20 Jul, 1880[2]
Sold: 1921[3]
H.M.S. Mutine was one of nine Doterel Class composite screw sloops completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Commissioned at Devonport on 10 May, 1881 under Commander Frederick Edwards.[4] He would command her until at least January 1885.

On 11 July 1881 she departed Madeira for St. Vincent, Cape Verde.[5]

In January 1883, she arrived at Ancon to accompany the flagship.[6]

She left Honolulu on 10 March 1883 for Esquimalt,[7] arriving on 29 March.[8]

She arrived back at Honolulu on 9 June 1884 with the ironclad Swiftsure and departed for Vancouver on 10 June.[9]

On 22 January 1885, the composite screw sloop Wild Swan was to be commissioned at Sheerness to venture out to relieve Mutine in the Pacific.[10] Accordingly, in April, Mutine was ordered home to be placed out of commission.[11]

She sailed from Valparaiso for England on 16 September.[12] In late September 1886, she was undergoing extensive repairs at Devonport, and her weaponry being upgraded to me more similar to that of H.M.S. Espiegle. Although Charles Beresford had listed her as a ship better scrapped than retained,[13] she headed back out to the Pacific under the command of John Harington Martin.

In May 1887, she stopped at Malta on her way back from the China Station.[14]

She was made a boom defence vessel in 1899 and renamed Azov in March, 1904.[15]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 57.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 57.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 57.
  4. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 224.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, July 22, 1881, Issue 30253, p.10.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, January 9, 1883, Issue 30712, p.7.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, March 23, 1883, Issue 30775, p.8.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, April 2, 1883, Issue 30783, p.7.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, June 26, 1884, Issue 31170, p.10.
  10. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, January 19, 1885, Issue 31347, p.8.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, April 6, 1885, Issue 31413, p.8.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, September 18, 1885, Issue 31555, p.10.
  13. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, September 28, 1886, Issue 31876, p.4.
  14. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, May 20, 1887, Issue 32077, p.8.
  15. Wikipedia.
  16. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 224.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1890). p. 232.

Bibliography


Doterel Class Composite Screw Sloop
Doterel Dragon Espiegle Gannet Kingfisher
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