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Name: WASP
Type: Gunboat
Keel: 15/08/1885
Launched: 13/09/1886
Completed: 1886
Builder: Sir WG Armstrong, Mitchell & Co Ltd
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 492
Dimensions: 670disp, 165.0 x 28.0 x 10.7(draft)ft
Engines: T3cyl (18.5, 29 & 43 x 24ins), 1200ihp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, St Peter's, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 13.5knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 6 x 1 x 4.0ins guns
History:
1886 British Royal Navy
10/09/1887 Missing
Comments: Member of the Bramble Class
10/09/1887: Sailed from Singapore to Shanghai with a crew of 73. No further trace


Above photo is of her sister RATTLER copyright of National Maritime Museum