HMS Clown (1857)  (1st)
Wooden Screw Gunboat 2-gun

This the only ship to carry the name HMS Clown was the name ship of a class of twelve, 2-gun, wooden screw gunboats.

Built by Miller of Liverpool, laid down 14-Jan-1856, launched 20-May-1856 and completed 04-may-1857.

Used as a coal lighter at Hong Kong from 1867 and renamed YC1. Then renamed  YC6 Dec-1869.

Wrecked at Hong Kong 02-Sep-1871 during typhoon.

Won the Battle Honour: China 1856-60.




- Clown Class (1856)
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- Full Battle Honours

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This page last edited - 24 March, 2013.

Copyright Ian M King, except where otherwise indicated.