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HMS Frolic (1872)

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Launched29 February 1872
Builders measure462 tons
Displacement610 tons
Ships bookADM 135/188
Note1888 drillship.
1893 = WV.30, Coastguard.
1897 = WV.41
Snippets concerning this vessels career
9 January 1873
- 20 April 1876
Commanded (from commissioning at Sheerness) by Commander Claude Edward Buckle, China
21 April 1876
- 30 December 1878
Commanded (from commissioning at Honk Kong) by Commander Arthur Edward Dupuis, China
1 January 1879
- 7 August 1880
Commanded (until paying off at Chatham) by Commander Stuart Hamilton Rickman, China
26 July 1883
- 19 May 1884
Commanded (from commissioning at Sheerness) by Commander Arthur William Moore, West coast of Africa
17 May 1884
- 11 May 1887
Commanded (until paying off at Sheerness) by Commander Alfred Arthur Chase Parr, West coast of Africa, then (December 1885) south-east coast of America, relieving Algerine
28 June 1887Condemned as unfil for further service whllst being brought forward for service on the west coast of Africa
May 1888Headquarters and Drill Ship of the Royal Navy Artillery Volunteers, off Somerset House, London. Officer in charge: Thomas Patter, pensioned Chief Gunner, R.N.
August 1892Towed to Sheerness for conversion by a private contractor to a Coastguard watch vessel after disbanding of the Royal Navy Artillery Volunteers
July 1893Stationed as Coastguard watch vessel on the Roach River station, Essex

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