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William Loney RN - Background

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; ??

NameNelsonExplanation
Type1st rate TypeTwo-decker
Launched (Sail)4 July 1814 Converted to screw7 February 1860
HullWooden Length216 feet
PropulsionSail Men830
Builders measure2617 tons Builders measure (as screw)2617 tons
Displacement  Displacement (as screw)4096 tons
Guns120 Guns (as screw)89
Fate1928 Last in commission-
Class    
Ships bookADM 135/319   
Snippets concerning career prior to conversion
DateEvent
4 July 1814Launched as 1st rate sailing ship at Woolwich Dockyard.
(January 1840)Out of commission at Portsmouth
Career as unarmoured wooden screw vessel
DateEvent
7 February 1860Undocked as screw at Portsmouth Dockyard.
 Never commissioned for service as screw
26 August 1867
- 13 February 1868
Commissioned (for transfer to Australia) after being give to the Victoria government (as training ship or as inshore defence?).
(1870)Melbourne.
1878Razeed to frigate.
28 April 1898Sold as store hulk.
1898Sold as coaling hulk at Sydney, Australia, later at Launceston, Tasmania.
September 1928Broken up at Launceston.
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Tu 11 September 1860The 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.

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