Mark wrote:I would be interested to see a photo of this ship if one exists. A quick search of the internet reveals later vessels by this name but not the one launched in 1891.
When this thread was first started I looked but couldn't find anything as gunboats are one of my interests. I've had another look today and found some images halfway down this page http://vimpel.boinaslava.net/index.php?module=wwi_battles_nyassa
that the translated caption refer to as Adventure and Pioneer and gives the correct dates of built 1891 and transfered to "Lake Niasa" in 1893 for Adventure.
(Mark, being that this website is in Bulgarian I'm not sure if the photos are copyright or not so have not linked the images)