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NameVestalExplanation
TypeSloop   
Launched16 November 1865   
HullWooden Length187 feet
PropulsionScrew Men150
Builders measure1081 tons   
Displacement1597 tons   
Guns4   
Fate1884 Last in commission1880
ClassAmazon   
Ships bookADM 135/489   
Career
DateEvent
16 November 1865Launched at Pembroke Dockyard.
26 January 1867
- January 1868
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth) by Commander Spencer Phipps Brett, west coast of Africa
(April 1868)
- April 1874
Commanded (until paying off at Bermuda) by Commander James Edward Hunter, west coast of Africa, then (January 1869) North America and West Indies
April 1871
- 9 August 1871
Commanded (from commissioning at Bermuda until paying off) by Commander William Robert Kennedy, North America and West Indies
14 July 1875Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Commander Henry Hand, East Indies
6 July 1877
- 1 January 1879
Commanded (until paying off at Zanzibar) by Commander Dashwood Goldie Tandy, East Indies
23 July 1880Paid off.
December 1884Sold to Castle for breaking up at Charlton.
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