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HMS Pigeon (1860)

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NamePigeonExplanation
TypeGunboat   
Launched7 June 1860
HullWooden
PropulsionScrew
Builders measure268 tons
Displacement330 tons
Guns2
Fate1876
ClassBritomart
Ships book
Note 
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Sa 28 November 1868That portion of the Channel Squadron which left Plymouth Sound on Thursday for Lisbon, consisted of the Minotaur, Defence, Penelope, Bellerophon, and Northumberland. The Warrior shipped her powder yesterday (Friday), and will follow shortly. The Helicon and Pigeon will probably leave to-day with despatches for the Admirals.
Fr 9 September 1870The gunboat Pigeon, tender to the Cambridge, at Devonport, is to be commissioned forthwith, to take the place of the Trinculo, which was lately run down and sunk on her passage from Gibraltar for Malaga.
Fr 28 October 1870The gunboat Pigeon, Lieutenant-Commander Turton, 17 days from Plymouth, arrived [at Gibraltar] on the 17th, to take the place of the late Trinculo.
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