Thanks a lot!
Rendel gunboats were unique designs and more than a hundred were built for various navies!
The funny thing is that in order to aim the main gun you have to turn your ship....which is awkward
...not useful...and backwards...in a turret era.
So, I suppose that these ships were mostly for shore bombardment.
I made a What if scenario....if the boats were converted to Minelayers during 20s-30s...and not scraped.
Reconstruction, re-engined, a new armament of 1 DP 88mm, 2x 20mm A/A and 56 Sea Mines load.