HMS Gannet, Chatham historic dockyard, Sat 9 June 2012 1. Gannet is a sail and steam sloop built near Chatham at Sheerness in 1878. She served in the Pacific, Red Sea and Mediterranean before decommissioning in 1895. She survived because she became a dormitory ship for the nautical training school Mercury until it closed in 1968. Gannet has been at Chatham since 1987, when a protracted restoration began.
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