|Builder||Young, Magnay and Co.|
|Launched||11 January 1856|
|Fate||Sold, 20 September 1862|
|Acquired||20 September 1862|
|Fate||Sold, 30 December 1865|
|Class and type||Vigilant-class gunvessel|
|Displacement||860 long tons (874 t)|
|Tons burthen||670 bm|
|Length||180 ft 0 in (54.86 m)|
|Beam||28 ft 0 in (8.53 m)|
|Draught||14 ft 0 in (4.26 m)|
|Speed||11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)|
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