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NameBriton (launched as Brilliant)Explanation
Type5th rate   
Launched28 December 1814
HullWooden
PropulsionSail
Builders measure954 tons
Displacement 
Guns36
Fate1908
Class 
Ships book
Note1843 reduced to 22 guns.
1959 RNR t.s.
1889 = Briton
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
(January 1840)Out of commission at Chatham
28 February 1846
- October 1849
Commanded by Captain Rundle Burges Watson, Cape of Good Hope
30 May 1856
- 21 November 1857
Commanded (until paying off at Chatham) by Captain James Aylmer Dorset Paynter, North America and West Indies
22 November 1861Commanded by Commander Grey Skipwith, Royal Naval Reserve drill ship, Dundee
26 November 1864Commanded by Commander James Edward Bickford, Royal Naval Reserve drill ship, Dundee
6 July 1868Commanded by Commander Francis Mowbray Prattent, Royal Naval Reserve drill ship, Dundee
30 May 1870
- 9 April 1871
Commanded by Commander William Henry Pym, Royal Naval Reserve drill ship, Dundee
1889Renamed Briton
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