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  AMETHYST Wooden Screw Corvettes The first class to be fitted with the new compound engines. These wooden screw Corvettes were designed by Nathaniel Barnaby.  There were five Corvette sin the class HMS Amethyst, Diamond, Encounter Modeste and HMS Sapphire. with HMS Sapphire being the last wooden cruiser or Corvette built for the Royal navy. another "Last" being HMS Diamond being the last wooden hulled ship to be built at Sheerness Dockyard.

 

HMS Amethyst 19th April 1873 Sold 1887

HMS Amethyst, 1873.

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HMS Diamond 26th August 1874 Sold 1889

HMS Diamond, 1875.

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HMS Encounter 1st January 1873 Sold 1888
HMS Modeste 23rd May 1873 Sold 1888
HMS Sapphire 24th September 1874 Sold 1892

HMS Sapphire, 1875.

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