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Launched2 April 1862   
HullWooden Length160 feet
PropulsionScrew Men140
Builders measure669 tons   
Displacement913 tons   
Fate1875 Last in commission1874
Ships bookADM 135/98   
2 April 1862Launched at Deptford Dockyard.
13 May 1863Commanded (from commissioning at Sheerness) by Commander Thomas Le Hunte Ward, Scottish fishery protection, then (October 1863) the Pacific
(22 January 1868)
- 22 January 1868
Commanded by Commander James Elphinstone Erskine, Pacific
16 June 1870
- 22 November 1872
Commanded (from commissioning at Sheerness) by Commander John Collier Tucker, East Indies
22 November 1872
- 15 May 1874
Commanded (until paying off at Sheerness) by Commander Edward W. Hereford, East Indies
June 1875Broken up at Chatham.
Extracts from the Times newspaper
Fr 3 July 1863The Alert, 17, screw steam sloop, 751 tons, 100-horse power, Commander Henry C. Magendie, and the Columbine, 4, screw steam sloop, 669 tons, 150-horse power, Commander Thomas L.H. Ward, arrived at Sheerness yesterday to be refitted, after which, these vessels will proceed to the North for the protection of the Scotch fisheries.
Ma 26 October 1863The Columbine, 6, screw, Commander Ward, was inspected at Spithead on Saturday by Vice-Admiral Sir M. Seymour. G.C.B., and afterwards sailed for the Pacific.

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