The Crimean Gunboats Part II

By G A Osbon, published August 1965


Details are given of the dates, builders, service and fates of the Crimean era gunboats of the following classes: Gleaner Class (6 vessels); Dapper Class (20 plus 98 vessels); Cheerful Class (20 vessels) and the Clown Class (12 vessels). Individual vessels saw service in the Baltic, the Black Sea and the China Station as well as in other locations around the world. The rumours suggesting some of these gunboats fell to pieces before they saw service are dealt with. The gunboats present at the 1856 Spithead review are identified.

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Filed under: Baltic | Crimean War | Other (location)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

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