H.M.S. Gannet (1878)

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H.M.S. Gannet (1878)
Builder: Sheerness Royal Dockyard[1]
Launched: 31 Aug, 1878[2]
Preserved:
H.M.S. Gannet was one of nine Doterel Class composite screw sloops completed for the Royal Navy. She was renamed H.M.S. President in the early 1900s. A river gunboat by the same name was launched in 1927.

Service

Commissioned at Sheerness on 3 September, 1885.[3]

Re-commissioned at Malta on 10 November, 1888.[4]

The vessel was restored in 1987 to her 1888 appearance. She resides at Chatham Historic Dockyard.

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 57.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 57.
  3. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 212.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 222.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 209.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 222.
  7. Fegen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 445.

Bibliography


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