H.M.S. Contest (1874)

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H.M.S. Contest (1874)
Builder: William Doxford & Sons[1]
Launched: 29 Aug, 1874[Citation needed]
Broken up: 1889[2]
H.M.S. Contest was one of twelve Forester Class gunboats completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Built at a cost of £15,400.[3] She commissioned at Devonport on 22 April, 1875.[4]

By November, 1886, she was identified as one of forty-one vessels of various types the Navy had decided to dispose of due to their lack of practical value in the event of war.[5]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 112.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 112.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Nov 09, 1886; pg. 7; Issue 31912.
  4. The Navy List. (October, 1878). p. 202.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Nov 09, 1886; pg. 7; Issue 31912.
  6. The Navy List. (October, 1875). p. 189.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1878). p. 202.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Mar 08, 1879; pg. 12; Issue 29510.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Mar 18, 1879; pg. 10; Issue 29518.
  10. Miller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/15/376. f. ?.

Bibliography


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Cygnet Express Contest Sheldrake Mallard
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