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NameWeserExplanation
TypeGunboat   
Acquired1855
HullIron
PropulsionPaddle
Builders measure540 tons
Displacement468 tons
Guns4
Fate1873
Class 
Ships book
NoteLaunched 1851 as Salamander (Prussian).
Exchanged.
1866 h.s.
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
21 February 1855Commanded by Commander John Edmund Commerell, in the Sea of Azov (where he won his Victoria Cross)
10 May 1856
- 1859
Commanded by Commander Charles Arthur Wise, Mediterranean
1859
- 1 June 1859
Commanded (until paying off at Woolwich) by Commander Arthur Henry John Johnstone, Mediterranean
14 October 1859
- 26 January 1860
Commanded by Commander Henry James Raby, intendedfor service in the River Plate, but found to be quite unsuitable, and therefore replaced by Alecto
2 March 1861Commanded (from commissioning at Woolich) by Commander Arthur Henry John Johnstone, Mediterranean
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