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William Loney RN - Background

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NameSapphireExplanation
TypeCorvette   
Launched24 September 1874   
HullWooden Length220 feet
PropulsionScrew Men225
Builders measure1405 tons   
Displacement1970 tons   
Guns14   
Fate1892 Last in commission1889
ClassAmethyst   
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Career
DateEvent
24 September 1874Launched at Devonport Dockyard (the last wooden warship launched).
11 August 1875
- 7 July 1879
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth) by Captain Elibank Harley Murray, Australia
18 January 1883Commanded by Captain John Reginald Thomas Fullerton, China
17 July 1884Commanded (until paying off at Hong Kong) by Captain Richard George Kinahan, China
18 May 1887
- 25 September 1889
Commanded (until paying off at Sheerness) by Captain Wollaston Comyns Karslake, China (the last wooden ship in full commission in the Royal Navy)
24 September 1892Sold to George Cohen for breaking up.
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