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NameDevastationExplanation
TypeTurret ship   
Launched12 July 1871
HullIron
PropulsionScrew
Builders measure4406 tons
Displacement9387 tons
Guns4
Fate1908
Class 
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Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
1872
- 1873
Commanded by Captain William Nathan Wrighte Hewett
3 October 1873
- 10 May 1877
Commanded by Captain Frederick William Richards, Channel squadron, then Mediterranean
11 May 1877
- November 1878
Commanded by Captain Walter James Hunt-Grubbe, Mediterranean
30 April 1885
- 26 June 1885
Commanded by Captain Lord Walter Talbot Kerr
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Fr 9 November 1888The Bacchante, unarmoured cruiser, which has been relieved by the Boadicea on the East India Station, has been paid out of commission at Portsmouth into the second division of the reserve. Under the new regulations the ship was restored by her own crew to nearly the same state as she was in before being dismantled. The men have been granted leave until the 27th prox. It is probable that the Bacchante will take the place of the Devastation at Queensferry, while the latter is having new engines placed on board.
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