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Name: HANDY
Type: Trials ship
Keel: 01/08/1882
Launched: 30/12/1882
Completed: 1884
Builder: Sir WG Armstrong, Mitchell & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 451
Dimensions: 523disp, 115.0 x 37.0 x 8.0(draft)ft
Engines: C2cyl, 315ihp
Engines by: Ross & Duncan
Propulsion: 1 x Screws, 9.0knots
Construction: Iron
Armament: Various
History:
12/07/1883 British Royal Navy
1891 Renamed EXCELLENT
11/1916 Renamed CALCUTTA
08/1917 Renamed SNAPPER II
27/04/1922 Unknown owner; renamed DEMON
20/05/2008 Broken up
Comments: Built for gun mounting tests
Was fitted with 13.5ins, 12.0ins, 9.5ins & 7.5ins guns at various times
27/04/1922: Converted to a crane lighter
20/05/2008: Broken up by Pounds Shipbreakers, Portsmouth after lying at their yard for about 30 years


Above photo courtesy of NAI

Above: Being broken up at Pounds Scrapyard