The Approaching Naval Review - H.M. Divisional Ships of the Gun-Boat Flotilla, at Moorings off Ryde, 1856. 'Blue Division, "Brunswick", Captain Yelverton. White Division, "Colossus", Captain Keppel. Red Division, "Algiers", Captain Codrington. Light Division, "Sanspareil", Captain Key...The flotilla of gun-boats to which the ships in our illustration belong consists of four divisions - each division numbering about fifty boats...the three first divisions have their funnels, mastheads, &c., painted the colours of the division to which they belong, and the light division is distinguished from the others by having the mastheads painted with black and white bands. All the boats are high pressure, and, when under steam, present a most extraordinary and singular appearance; all the divisional ships are noble screw-vessels'. From "Illustrated London News", 1856.
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