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|Home-Loney-Background-The Royal Navy||Browse mid-Victorian RN vessels: A; B; C; D; E - F; G - H; I - L; M; N - P; Q - R; S; T - U; V - Z; ??|
|Name||Britannia (launched as Prince of Wales)||Explanation|
|Launched||25 January 1860||Converted to screw||on the stocks|
|Builders measure||3994 tons|
|Fate||1916||Last in commission||-|
|Ships book||ADM 135/64|
|Never fitted for sea.|
|25 January 1860||Launched at Portsmouth Dockyard.|
|3 March 1869||Renamed Britannia, boys training ship, Dartmouth, replacing 1st rate sailing ship Britannia (1820-1869).|
- August 1874
|Commanded by Captain Fitzgerald Algernon Charles Foley, training ship for Naval cadets, Dartmouth|
|1 January 1875||Commanded by Captain William Graham, training ship for Naval cadets, Dartmouth|
|28 August 1877||Commanded by Captain Henry Fairfax, training ship for Naval cadets (including Princes Albert Victor and George), Dartmouth|
|5 July 1883|
|Commanded by Captain Nathaniel Bowden-Smith, training ship for Naval cadets, Dartmouth|
|7 September 1889|
- 7 September 1892
|Commanded by Captain Noel Stephen Fox Digby, training ship for Naval cadets, Dartmouth|
|17 April 1894|
- 21 April 1897
|Commanded by Captain Arthur William Moore, training ship for Naval cadets, Dartmouth|
- February 1900
|Commanded by Captain Assheton Gore Curzon-Howe, training ship for Naval cadets, Dartmouth|
|13 September 1914||Sold to J.B. Garnham for breaking up.|
|July 1916||Resold to Hughes Bolckow and arrived for breaking up at Blyth.|
|Extracts from the Times newspaper|
|Tu 11 September 1860||The following vessels comprise the four classes of the steam reserve at Portsmouth, the list corrected to this date :-|
First Class.- Duke of Wellington, 131 guns, 700 horsepower; Princess Royal, 91 guns, 400 horse-power; Shannon, 51 guns, 600 horse-power ; Immortalité, 51 guns, 600 horse-power; Volcano, 6 guns, 140 horse-power; Philomel, 6 guns, 80 horse-power; and gunboats Brazen, Beaver, Snapper, Traveller, Grinder, and Blazer, of two guns each, and 60 horse-power.
Second Class.- Royal Sovereign, 131 guns, 800 horse-power; Victoria, 121 guns, 1,000 horse-power; Prince of Wales, 131 guns, 800 horse-power ; Duncan, 101 guns, 800 horse-power; Nelson, 91 guns, 500 horse-power; the Sutlej, 51 guns, 500 horse-power ; the Harrier, 17 guns, 100 horse-power; the Rinaldo, 17 guns, 200 horse-power; the Medea, 6 guns, 350 horse-power; the Stromboli, 6 guns, 280 horse-power; the Coquette, 6 guns, 200 horse-power; and the gunboats Cracker, Fancy, Swinger, Pincher, and Badger, of 60 horse-power each, and 2 guns.
Third Class.- The Tribune, 31 guns, 300 horse-power; the Rosamond, 6 guns, 280-horse power; the Vigilant, 4 guns, 200 horse-power; the Vulture, 6 guns, 470 horse-power; the Cygnet, 5 guns, 80 horse-power; and the gunboats Cheerful, Rambler, Pet, Daisy, Angler, Chub, Ant, Pert, and Decoy, of two guns each and 21 horse-power.
4th Class.- The screw transport Fox, 200 horse-power; the Erebus, 16 guns, 200 horse-power; the Meteor, 14 guns, 150 horse-power; and the Glatton, 14 guns, 150 horse-power.
The foregoing - not including the gunboats and mortar vessels in Haslar-yard - consist of seven line-of-battle ships, four frigates, two corvettes, nine sloops, three floating batteries, 20 gunboats, and one troop steamer. They give a total force of 1,150 guns, propelled by 11,420 horse-power (nominal). The Fox steam troopship is given in this return as not carrying any guns, but in the official Navy List she still carried "42" attached to her name.