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H.M.S. Redwing
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No: 228   Contributor: Colin Dunn   Year: 1890   Country: United Kingdom
H.M.S. Redwing

History unknown, and I can't find anything on Google. Anyone know anything about the history of this ship?
Picture added on 26 October 2006
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According to www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/r_n_gunboats.html this is a Banterer Class gunboat of 1880/2, sold in 1905. A picture of sister ship HMS Cockchafer is included on the page.

Added by Hugh Robertson on 24 June 2007.
was walking my dog through our churchyard and read on a gravestone that hms redwing went down with all hands off sierra leone mdcccxxv111. the stone was for the youngest member of her crew 15 year old illegible. will try again next walk!

Added by Kenneth Allison on 17 July 2007.
Is this the Carthew family stone in Redenhall Churchyard, Norfolk for Charles Carthew XV years old, youngest son of George and Elizabeth Carthew

Added by Kate Chenneour on 16 August 2009.
yes it is the carthew family stone in redenhall churchyard.

Added by Kenneth Allison on 17 August 2009.
Sorry wrong redwing in Photo, you are showing the Banterer Class launched 1878 at Pembroke, the memorial you refer to is for 1828 when an earlier redwing was lost off Sierra Leone.

Added by Phil on 23 July 2010.
A note accompanying a tune called 'The Redwing' composed by P/M G S MacLennan (1884-1929) in volume 2 of the Gordon Highlanders pipe music collection states as follows:-
'In his youth....had done some training in HMS Redwing an old wooden training ship on the (Firth of) Forth. ....which had been built in 1806 after the Battle of Trafalgar. In 1808 under Captain Thomas Usher, RN she attacked seven Spanish ships off the Cape of Trafalgar capturing one and destroying four. It is not known when she finally went to Scotland....'

Added by N MacKinnon on 21 November 2010.
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Added by Canna on 12 December 2014.
I am particularly interested in Kenneth Allison info regarding the Carthew family stone in Redenhall churchyard to Charles Carthew lost in HMS Redwing in 1827 as I have 3 watercolours of this ship in action painted by one of the crew. I will try and visit Redenhall churchyard

Added by Malcolm R C Jeary on 06 September 2016.
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