H.M.S. Trinculo (1860)

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H.M.S. Trinculo (1860)
Builder: Joseph Banks[1]
Launched: 15 Sep, 1860[Citation needed]
Wrecked: 5 Sep, 1870[2]
H.M.S. Trinculo was one of fifteen Britomart Class wooden gunboats completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Trinculo sailed from Gibraltar in the afternoon of 5 September, 1870 for Malaga. At 10pm the Spanish merchant Moratin was sighted off Europa Point and adjusted her course wrongly after Trinculo altered hers to ensure clearance. The gunboat was struck on the port side and was cut to the waterline. Two men were lost in the hurried evacuation. No blame was attached to Lieutenant Crofton or his crew, as the Spaniards had erred.[3]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 111.
  2. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 7.
  3. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. pp. 7-8.
  4. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 7.

Bibliography


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