HMS Perseus (1861)
HMS Perseus (1861)

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NamePerseus (1861)Explanation
TypeSloop (1862: Corvette)   
Launched21 August 1861   
HullWooden Length185 feet
PropulsionScrew Men180
Builders measure955 tons   
Displacement1365 tons   
Fate1931 Last in commission1869
Ships book   
21 August 1861Launched at Pembroke Dockyard
28 September 1862
- 21 November 1864
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth) by Commander Augustus John Kingston, China (including the bombardments of Kagoshima and Simonoseki)
21 November 1864
- 22 January 1866
Commanded (until paying off) by Commander Charles Edward Stevens, China
23 January 1866
- 24 October 1869
Commanded (from commissioning until paying off) by Commander Charles Edward Stevens, China
(1879)Used for scrubbing hammocks &c. for Cambridge, Devonport
(1890)Attached to Defiance for torpedo instructional purposes, Devonport
1904Renamed Defiance II
26 June 1931Sold
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