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William Loney RN - Background

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NameRattlesnakeExplanation
TypeCorvette   
Launched9 July 1861   
HullWooden Length225 feet
PropulsionScrew Men240
Builders measure1705 tons   
Displacement2431 tons   
Guns21   
Fate1882 Last in commission1874
ClassJason   
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Career
DateEvent
9 July 1861Launched at Chatham Dockyard.
20 August 1862
- 6 February 1866
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth until paying off at Plymouth) by Commodore Arthur Parry Eardley-Wilmot, west coast of Africa
6 September 1867
- 16 February 1871
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth) by Commodore William Montagu Dowell, Commander-in-chief, Cape of Good Hope and west coast of Africa
16 February 1871
- 2 October 1873
Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Commodore John Edmund Commerell, flagship of Commodore John Edmund Commerell, Commander-in-chief, Cape of Good Hope and west coast of Africa (until invalided by a wound received in the Second Anglo-Ashantee War)
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