HMS Opossum (1856)  (3rd)
Wooden Screw Gunboat

This the third ship to carry the name HMS Opossum was an Albacore class, 4-gun, wooden screw gunboat.

Built by Wigram of Northam, laid down 10-Sep-1855, launched 28-Feb-1856 and completed 31-Aug-1856.

Took part in the Royal Fleet Review 1856.

Used as a hospital hulk from 1876, then a mooring vessel from 1891.

Renamed HMS Siren 1895.

Sold 1896 at Hong Kong.

Won the Battle Honour: China 1856-60.


Other HMS Opossum
- 1st  HMS Opossum
- 2nd HMS Opossum
- 3rd HMS Opossum
- 4th HMS Opossum
- 5th HMS Opossum
- 6th HMS Opossum

- Albacore Class (1856)
- Specifications
- Ships
- Plans/Schematics
- Pictures
- Full Battle Honours

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This page last edited - 30 December, 2012.

Copyright Ian M King, except where otherwise indicated.