HMS Actaeon II (launched as Dido, 1869)
HMS Actaeon II (launched as Dido, 1869)


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NameActaeon II (launched as Dido, 1869)Explanation
TypeSloop (1876: Corvette)   
Launched23 October 1869   
HullWooden Length212 feet
PropulsionScrew Men180
Builders measure1277 tons   
Displacement1755 tons   
Guns6   
Fate1922 Last in commission1886
ClassEclipse Class (as screw)Eclipse
Ships bookADM 135/132   
Career
DateEvent
23 October 1869Launched at Portsmouth Dockyard
20 April 1871
- 17 June 1876
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth until paying off at Portsmouth) by Captain William Cox Chapman, west coast of Africa, then (May 1872) Australia
27 May 1879
- 19 August 1879
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Captain Arthur Richard Wright, West coast of Africa (until he died)
30 September 1879
- 11 October 1882
Commanded (until paying off at , Barbados) by Captain Compton Edward Domvile, west coast of Africa, then (October 1881), North America and West Indies
5 October 1882
- 4 May 1883
Commanded by Captain Compton Edward Domvile, North America and West Indies
(16 February 1883)
- 25 September 1886
Commanded (from commissioning at Barbados until paying off at Portsmouth) by Captain Frederick Samuel Vander-Meulen, North America and West Indies
1886Hulk
(1890)Lent to the War Department as Submarine Mining Hulk in the Forth.
1906renamed Actaeon II
(1914)Sheerness, Harbour Service
17 July 1922Sold to J.B. Garnham for breaking up


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