Gunboats


HMS Decoy, 1875


TypeComposite Gunboat
ClassAriel
Built1871
Speed9.5 - 10.5 Knots
Weight430 tons
Dimensions125 feet long, 22.5 foot beam
Armament2 x 64pdr MLR and 2 x 20pdr BL
Crew60
FateShe was sold off in Malta in 1885.
NotesDecoy's crew served as part of the Naval Brigade in operations on the Gold Coast as part of the Ashantee campaign of 1874. The ship also was present at the bombardment of Alexandria in 1882 and helped blockade the Nile in 1883. Her crew were involved in the campaigns in Egypt and Sudan 1884/5.


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by Stephen Luscombe