H.M.S. Sappho (1873)

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H.M.S. Sappho (1873)
Builder: Wigram & Sons, Blackwall[1]
Launched: 20 Oct, 1873[2]
Completed: 1874[3]
Sold: 1887[4]
H.M.S. Sappho was one of six Fantome Class composite screw sloops completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Sappho served on the Australia Station from late 1874 under the command of Commander Noel Stephen Fox Digby.

She commissioned at Sheerness on 16 August, 1881 under Commander Bouverie F. Clark and served in the Pacific before being ordered home in summer of 1885.[5]

After a long commission in the Pacific, the ship finally paid off in 1886, and by November she was identified as one of forty-one vessels of various types the Navy had decided to dispose of due to their lack of practical value in the event of war.[6]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 56.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 56.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 56.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 56.
  5. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 235.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Nov 09, 1886; pg. 7; Issue 31912.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1878). p. 238.
  8. The Navy List. (December, 1881). p. 238.
  9. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 235.

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