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William Loney RN - Background

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NameModesteExplanation
TypeCorvette   
Launched23 May 1873   
HullWooden Length220 feet
PropulsionScrew Men225
Builders measure    
Displacement1970 tons   
Guns14   
Fate1888 Last in commission1881
ClassAmethyst   
Ships bookADM 135/312   
Career
DateEvent
23 May 1873Launched at Devonport Dockyard.
1 January 1874
- 10 December 1874
Commanded by Captain Frank Tourle Thomson, China
10 December 1874Commanded by Captain Alexander Buller, China
16 January 1878
- 30 September 1881
Commanded (until paying off at Sheerness) by Captain James George Mead, China
8 January 1888Sold to Castle for breaking up at Charlton.
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