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Name: SWAN
Type: Gunboat
Keel:
Launched: 12/04/1856
Completed: 1856
Builder: T & W Smith, Limekilns Shore, North Shields
Yard: North Shields
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 284disp, 106.0 x 22.0 x 6.6(draft)ft
Engines: 1cyl
Engines by:
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Wood
Armament: 1 x 68pdr, 1 x 32pdr, 2 x 24pdr
History:
1856 British Royal Navy
1906 Sold to unknown owner
No further history known
Comments: A member of the Albacore Class
Class was built of unseasoned timber, leading to a short life.
1869: Became a coal hulk


Photo is of sister ship RAVEN