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HMS Amethyst (1873)

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Launched10 April 1873   
HullWooden Length220 feet
PropulsionScrew Men225
Builders measure1405 tons   
Displacement1970 tons   
Fate1887 Last in commission1885
Ships bookADM 135/16   
10 April 1873Launched at Devonport Dockyard.
1 July 1873
- 10 September 1873
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth) by Captain Francis Reginald Purvis, Devonport
10 September 1873
- 7 June 1878
Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Captain Alfred John Chatfield, Pacific (1875-1878 on the coast of British Columbia, and on 29 May 1877 with Shah in action against the armoured Peruvian Renegade Huascar; in May1877 Huascar was seized at Callao by followers of the revolutionary leader Nicolas de Pierola to engage in sabotage actions against Peruvian Government forces)
21 March 1882
- 5 July 1883
Commanded by Captain Nathaniel Bowden-Smith, south east coast of America (senior officer)
(5 July 1883)
- 17 September 1885
Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Captain Harry Woodfall Brent, south east coast of America (senior officer)

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