H.M.S. Wrangler (1880)

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H.M.S. Wrangler (1880)
Builder: Barrow Iron Shipbuilding[1]
Launched: 5 Oct, 1880[Citation needed]
Sold: 1919[2]
H.M.S. Wrangler was one of eleven gunboats of the Banterer class completed for the Royal Navy around 1880.


She was commissioned at Devonport on 14 July, 1885 under Lieutenant Harry Dampier Law and proceeded to the Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa Station.[3]

In 1913, she was a boom defence vessel stationed in Southampton.[4]


Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also


  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 112.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 112.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1888). pp. 239-40.
  4. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 421.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1884). p. 253.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 239.


Banterer Class Gunboat
  Redwing Bullfrog Cockchafer  
Barrow Iron Shipbuilding-built
Grappler Wrangler Wasp Banterer Espoir
Samuda Brothers-built
  Starling Stork Raven  
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