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Type: River Gunboat ; Armament 2 - 6 pdr., 4 M.G.
Displacement: 85 tons
Machinery notes: H.P. 240 = 9 kts. Coal: 11 tons.
Shallow Draught Steamer for River Service.
7 Oct 1900 British Gunboat Shells a Village. It is reported from Hong Kong that the gunboat Robin has shelled the village of Luk Lao, on the West River, in retaliation for the outrage upon the British steamer Lungkiang, which was stoned and fired upon while on a voyage from Canton to Wuchow. The ringleaders are also said to have been flogged. The river gunboat Sandpiper was stoned while passing Shokwan, on the West River. The matter was reported to the British Consul at Canton, who advised the commander not to retaliate. Reuter.
19 Mar 1914 Recommissioned at Hong Kong.
Aug 1914 Eastern Fleet - China Squadron, China Station.