H.M.S. Sheldrake (1875)

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H.M.S. Sheldrake (1875)
Builder: Robert Napier & Sons[1]
Launched: 3 Jul, 1875[Citation needed]
Sold: 1906[2]
H.M.S. Sheldrake was one of twelve Forester Class gunboats completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Built at a cost of £20,000.[3] She commissioned at Devonport on 16 December, 1875.[4]

By November, 1886, 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.[5]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 112.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 112.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Nov 09, 1886; pg. 7; Issue 31912.
  4. The Navy List. (October, 1878). p. 240.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Nov 09, 1886; pg. 7; Issue 31912.
  6. The Navy List. (October, 1878). p. 240.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1883). p. 240.

Bibliography


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