Vixen Class Gunboat (1865)

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Three Vixen Class Gunboats were completed for the Royal Navy in the mid 1860s. An experimental, armoured design, they were unhandy and were not repeated.

Overview of 3 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Viper J. & W. Dudgeon, Limehouse 1864 21 Dec, 1865 1867 Sold 1908
Vixen Lungley, Deptford 1864 18 Nov, 1865 1866 Broken up 1896
Waterwitch Thames Ironworks, Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Blackwall 1864 28 Jun, 1866 1867 Sold 1890

Design and Construction

See Also


Vixen Class Armoured Gunboat
  Viper Vixen Waterwitch  
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