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NameKestrelExplanation
TypeGunboat   
Launched20 May 1856
HullWooden
PropulsionScrew
Builders measure233 tons
Displacement 
Guns2
Fate1866
ClassClown
Ships bookADM 135/265
Note1859.06.25 wrecked in action at Peiho forts, China, but salvaged and reentered service
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
11 March 1857Commanded by Lieutenant commander William Hector Rason
28 June 1859
- 28 June 1859
Commanded by Lieutenant commander George Dacres Bevan, China (until wrecked during unsuccessful attack on the Peiho forts during the 2nd Anglo-Chinese War)
7 January 1860Commanded by Lieutenant commander Henry Huxham, East Indies and China (including British involvement in Taiping rebellion)
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