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NameShearwaterExplanation
TypeSloop   
Launched17 October 1861   
HullWooden Length160 feet
PropulsionScrew Men140
Builders measure669 tons   
Displacement811 tons   
Guns11   
Fate1877 Last in commission1875
ClassRosario   
Ships book   
Career
DateEvent
17 October 1861Launched at Pembroke Dockyard.
13 December 1862
- 14 April 1866
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth) by Commander Robert Gordon Douglas, Pacific
14 April 1866
- 31 January 1868
Commanded (until paying off at Woolwich) by Commander Thomas Edward Smith, Pacific
21 July 1871
- May 1872
Commanded (from commissioning at Sheerness) by Captain George Strong Nares, Mediterranean (surveying)
May 1872
- 4 August 1875
Commanded (until paying off at Sheerness) by Commander William James Lloyd Wharton, Mediterranean, then east coast of Africa (surveying)
8 February 1877Breaking up completed at Sheerness.

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