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William Loney RN - Background

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NameRattlerExplanation
TypeSloop (1862: Corvette)   
Launched18 March 1862   
HullWooden Length195 feet
PropulsionScrew Men 
Builders measure950 tons   
Displacement1280 tons   
Guns17   
Fate1868 Last in commission1868
ClassCamelion   
Ships bookADM 135/387   
Career
DateEvent
18 March 1862Launched at Deptford Dockyard.
5 July 1862
- 16 February 1864
Commanded (from commissioning at Sheerness) by Commander Edward Henry Howard, China
16 February 1864
- 8 March 1867
Commanded by Commander John Whitmarsh Webb, China
8 March 1867
- 25 April 1868
Commanded by Commander John Thomlinson Swann, China (untill Swann died)
(September 1868)
- 24 September 1868
Commanded by Commander Henry Frederick Stephenson, China, until wrecked on north coast of Yesso (modern Hokkaido), Japan (struck an unknown reef, all saved)
31 December 1868Paid off (that is to say, her books were closed).
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