HMS Scorpion (1863) (7th)
This the seventh ship to carry the name HMS Scorpion was a
4-gun, iron turret ship.
Built by Laird for the Turkish Navy, and launched 04-Jul-1863, 220ft long, 42ft 6in wide and of 1,857 tons builders measurement, displacing 2,751 tons. Armed with 4 x 9in guns.
Bought by the Admiralty Oct-1863.
Used Oct-1869 as guard ship at Bermuda and laid up there 1899.
Sunk as a target 1901.
Raised and sold Feb-1903 at Bermuda.
Sank 17-Jun-1903 while on passage to Boston.
Other HMS Scorpion
- Scorpion Class (1863)
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20 May, 2013.
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