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NameWivernExplanation
TypeMasted turret ship   
AcquiredOctober 1863
HullIron
PropulsionScrew
Builders measure1899 tons
Displacement2751 tons
Guns4
Fate1922
ClassScorpion
Ships bookADM 135/512
Note1863.08.29 launched as El Monassir (Turkish) but intended for US Confederate navy.
Siezed and purchased.
1898 h.s.
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
27 September 1865
- 27 October 1867
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Captain Hugh Talbot Burgoyne, Channel squadron
5 April 1870Commanded by Captain Charles Webley Hope, Coast Guard, River Humber
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