HMS Clown

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Clown, 1856
Type: Gunboat ;
Launched : 20 May 1856 ; Disposal date or year : 1871
Disposal Details : Lost
BM: 233 tons
Propulsion: Screw
Machinery notes: 40 hp
Notes:

All gunboats from 1 Jan 1856, are to be commissioned as independent commands with a crew of 36 men and officers.

13 Nov 1857 arrived Hongkong, from Plymouth, Lt W. Lee.

28 Nov 1857 Hongkong.

15 Jan 1858 Canton River.

31 Mar 1859 Hongkong.

28 Sep 1859 Canton River.

30 Nov 1859 Hongkong.

28 Feb 1860 Canton River.

25 Apr 1860 Hongkong.

7 Jun 1860 on the North China coast.

8 Jul 1860 Canton River.

16 Nov 1860 Hongkong.

15 Dec 1860 Canton River.

16 Jan 1861 on the North China coast.

1 Dec 1861 in the Yangtze River at Hankow.

15 Dec 1861 Hongkong.

15 Dec 1862 still at Hongkong.

1 Oct 1856 - 26 Jun 1858 Parliamentary Grant of 33,000, for services (in lieu of Prize Money) on the China Station to be divided between 56 Vessels

1860 East Indies and China station.

1867 converted for use as a coal lighter.

1870 Coal Depot, Hong Kong

1871 lost