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NameOctaviaExplanation
Type4th rate TypeFrigate
Launched (Sail)18 August 1849 Converted to screw11 April 1861
HullWooden Length253 feet
PropulsionSail Men550
Builders measure2125 tons Builders measure (as screw)2132 tons
Displacement  Displacement (as screw)3832 tons
Guns50 Guns (as screw)51
Fate1876 Last in commission1869
Class    
Ships bookADM 135/334   
Snippets concerning career prior to conversion
DateEvent
18 August 1849Launched as 4th rate sailing ship at Pembroke Dockyard.
Career as unarmoured wooden screw vessel
DateEvent
11 April 1861Undocked as screw at Portsmouth Dockyard.
14 June 1865
- 26 September 1865
Commanded by Captain Charles Farrell Hillyar, East Indies and Cape of Good Hope
26 September 1865
- 29 July 1867
Commanded by Commodore Charles Farrell Hillyar, Commander-in-chief, East Indies and Cape of Good Hope
29 July 1867
- 16 September 1867
Commanded by Commodore Leopold George Heath, Commander-in-chief, East Indies
16 September 1867
- 12 May 1868
Commanded by Captain Colin Andrew Campbell, flagship of Commodore Leopold George Heath, East Indies
12 May 1868Commanded by Captain Basil Sidmouth De Ros Hall, flagship of Commodore Leopold George Heath, East Indies
(1869)
- 21 July 1869
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Captain John Hobhouse Inglis Alexander, returning from the East Indies
August 1876Breaking up at Chatham completed.
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