H.M.S. Orwell (1866)

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H.M.S. Orwell (1866)
Builder: Portsmouth Royal Dockyard[1]
Launched: 27 Dec, 1866[Citation needed]
Discarded: 1890[2]
H.M.S. Orwell was one of fifteen Britomart Class wooden gunboats completed for the Royal Navy.

Construction

Two guns, 330 tons, 228 H.P..[3]

Service

Commissioned at Devonport on 23 February, 1876 for coastal service.[4]

After some years on the West Coast of Ireland, Orwell paid off into the fourth division of the Steam Reserve in mid-August, 1889. Having been found unfit for further service, she was to be sold or broken up.[5]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 111.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 111.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Aug 17, 1889; pg. 5; Issue 32780.
  4. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 228.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Aug 17, 1889; pg. 5; Issue 32780.
  6. The Monthly Navy List. (October, 1871). p. 193.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1873). p. 194.
  8. The Navy List. (October, 1875). p. 191.
  9. The Navy List. (October, 1878). p. 228.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1881). p. 229.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1883). p. 229.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1884). p. 229.
  13. The Navy List. (April, 1887) Corrected to 20 March, 1887. p. 222.
  14. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 234.
  15. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 234.
  16. Underwood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/570. ff 1350, 1346.
  17. Underwood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/570. ff 1350, 1346.

Bibliography


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