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Name: SPEY
Type: Gunboat
Keel:
Launched: 05/10/1876
Completed: 1877
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 335
Dimensions: 363disp, 110.0 x 34.1 x 9.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x 2cyl, 60nhp, 310ihp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screw, 9.5knots
Construction: Iron
Armament: 3 x 6.3ins, 64pdr guns (1892: 2 x 4.7ins QF guns)
History:
1877 British Royal Navy
1923 Sold
Comments: Member of the Medina class
Fitted with 3 masts and barquentine rig of sails to extend their range
1892: Rearmed
1915: Stricken
1923: Sold, probably for breaking up


Photo courtesy of Trevor Edwards