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NameSpartanExplanation
TypeSloop (1876: Corvette)   
Launched14 November 1868   
HullWooden Length212 feet
PropulsionScrew Men180
Builders measure1269 tons   
Displacement1755 tons   
Guns6   
Fate1882 Last in commission1880
ClassEclipse   
Ships bookADM 135/442   
Career
DateEvent
14 November 1868Launched at Deptford Dockyard.
31 July 1871
- 23 September 1872
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Commander Charles Fenton Fletcher Boughey, West Indies (until Boughey superceded at his own request)
23 September 1872
- 17 March 1874
Commanded by Commander Joseph Samuel Hudson, West Indies
17 March 1874
- 3 July 1875
Commanded (until paying off at Sheerness) by Captain Richard Carter, West Indies
15 June 1876
- 17 July 1876
Commanded (from commissioning at Sheerness) by Captain Hawksworth Fawkes, en route for the East Indies (until Fawkes died off Vigo, wherupon the vessel returned to Portsmouth)
20 July 1876
- 18 August 1880
Commanded (until paying off at Sheerness) by Captain Richard Edward Tracey, East Indies
7 November 1882Sold to Castle for breaking up at Charlton.
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