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William Loney RN - Background

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NameMeeaneeExplanation
Type2nd rate TypeTwo-decker
Launched (Sail)11 November 1848 Converted to screw31 October 1857
HullWooden Length190 feet
PropulsionSail Men750
Builders measure2591 tons Builders measure (as screw)2591 tons
Displacement  Displacement (as screw)3482 tons
Guns80 Guns (as screw)80
Fate1906 Last in commission1866
Class  Class (as screw)Majestic
Ships bookADM 135/303   
Snippets concerning career prior to conversion
DateEvent
11 November 1848Launched as 2nd rate sailing ship at Bombay Dockyard of East India Co.
Career as unarmoured wooden screw vessel
DateEvent
31 October 1857Undocked as screw at Sheerness Dockyard.
18 November 1862
- 1 March 1866
Commanded (until paying off at Sheerness) by Captain George Wodehouse, Mediterranean
5 March 1867Lent to War Department as hospital ship, Hong Kong.
30 March 1868
- 28 October 1868
Commissioned for towing to Hong Kong
1906Sold for breaking up.
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
We 31 December 1856The following ships and vessels are now in port at Sheerness, in harbour, fitting-basin, and in docks, viz.:- The Edinburgh, 60 guns, Captain Edward P. Halsted; the Waterloo, 120 guns, Captain Lord Frederick Kerr, flagship; the Formidable, 84 guns, Captain-Superintendent John Jervis Tucker; the Royal George, 102 guns; the Terrible, 21 guns; the new screw steam corvette Scylla. 21 guns; the Argus, 6 guns; the Eurotas, 12 guns, screw mortar-ship; the Hydra, 6 guns; the Terror, 14 guns, floating battery; the Horatio, 12 guns; the Russell, 60 guns; the Hawke, 60 guns, Captain James Willcox, C.B., &c.; the Phoenix, 6 guns.; the Renard, 6 guns; the Foxhound, 6 guns; the Pylades, 21 guns; the Trusty, 14 guns, floating battery; the new screw steam frigate Emerald, 51 guns; the Hermes, 6 guns, Commander William E.A. Gordon; the Lizard steamvessel, Lieutenant-Commander Thomas B. Christopher; the Myrtle steamvessel, Master-Commander William S. Bourchier; the African steamvessel, Second Master-Commander R. Harvey; the Fearless steamvessel; the Wildfire steam tender to Waterloo, Master-Commander George Brockman; the Melampus, 42 guns, Captain L. Heath, C. B., &c. The gunboats Louisa, Magnet, Erne, Mayflower, Ruby, Sandfly, Carnation, Spanker, Pelter, Fly, Hasty, Cochin, Julia, Dwarf, Fidget, Griper, Mastiff, Mistletoe, Traveller, Spey, Surly, Herring, Sepoy, Bullfrog, Tickler, Manly, Thistle, and the new screw steam despatch gunboat Nimrod. The new ship Meeanee, 80 guns, is in No. 2 dry dock, being altered to receive screw steam machinery.
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