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NameDryadExplanation
TypeSloop   
Launched25 September 1866   
HullWooden Length187 feet
PropulsionScrew Men150
Builders measure1086 tons   
Displacement1574 tons   
Guns4   
Fate1885 Last in commission1884
ClassAmazon   
Ships bookADM 135/141   
Career
DateEvent
25 September 1866Launched at Devonport Dockyard.
3 May 1867Commanded by Commander Thomas Hounsom Butler Fellowes, East Indies (until invalided after commanding a Naval Brigade of 80 men during the 1868 Expedition to Abyssinia, seeing action at Arogye Pass and the Battle of Magdala)
6 July 1868
- 11 April 1870
Commanded by Commander Philip Howard Colomb, East Indies
11 April 1870
- 26 April 1872
Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Commander George Parsons, East Indies
13 August 1874Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth) by Commander Compton Edward Domville, North America and West Indies
(1877)
- 14 December 1877
Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Commander John Edward Stokes, North America and West Indies
18 December 1879
- 30 June 1882
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth) by Commander John Hext, East Indies
30 June 1882
- January 1884
Commanded by Commander Charles Johnstone, East Indies (and senior officer at Tamatave, Madagascar, during the French attack of 1883; promoted to Captain for the tact and ability displayed in protecting British interests)
(January 1884)
- 10 November 1884
Commanded (until paying off at Sheerness) by Commander Edward Grey Hulton, East Indies
September 1885Sold for breaking up.
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Tu 25 July 1871The following vessels of war are now on their passage home for the purpose of being put out of commission and their crew paid off: - The Forte, 24, 2,364 tons, 400-horse power, Capt. H. Fairfax, flagship of Rear-Admiral J.H. Cockburn, commanding the East India squadron, and the Nymph, 4, 1,084 tons, 300-horse power, Commander R. Adams, from the East Indies; the Charybdis, 17, 1,506 tons, 400-horse power, Capt. A.M'L. Lyons, from the Pacific; the Virago, 6, 1,053 tons, 200-horse power, paddlewheel steamer, Commander H.S. Sandys, from Australia; the Jaseur, 5, 427 tons, 80-horse power, Commander C.F. Hotham, and the Lee, 5, 431 tons, 80-horse power, Commander C. S. Fitton, from the Mediterranean; and the Vestal, 4, 1,081 tons, 300-horse power, Commander W.R. Kennedy, and the Myrmidon, 4, 695 tons, 200-horse power, Commander H.L. Holder, for North America and the West Indies. The Dryad, 4, 1,086 tons, 300-horse power, Commander G. Parsons, is to be paid off and re-commissioned at Bombay, and the Rapid, 3, 672 tons, 150-horse power, Commander the Hon. F.L. Wood, at Malta.
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