HMS Opossum (1856)
HMS Opossum (1856)


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NameOpossum (1856)Explanation
TypeGunboat   
Launched28 February 1856
HullWooden
PropulsionScrew
Builders measure232 tons
Displacement 
Guns4
Fate1896
ClassAlbacore
Ships bookADM 135/336
Note1874 hulk
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
16 November 1830Commanded by Lieutenant Robert Peter, Falmouth
28 February 1856Commanded by Lieutenant Colin Andrew Campbell, China (including 2nd Anglo-Chinese War)
4 June 1858Commanded by Lieutenant William Henry Jones
(28 June 1859)Commanded by Lieutenant Charles John Balfour, East Indies and China (including unsuccessful attack on the Peiho forts during the 2nd Anglo-Chinese War)
1 May 1860Commanded by Lieutenant Lindesay Brine, East Indies and China


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