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NameNeptuneExplanation
Type1st rate TypeTwo-decker
Launched (Sail)27 September 1832 Converted to screw7 March 1859
HullWooden Length216 feet
PropulsionSail Men830
Builders measure2694 tons Builders measure (as screw)2830 tons
Displacement  Displacement (as screw)4579 tons
Guns120 Guns (as screw)89
Fate1875 Last in commission1862
Class  Class (as screw)Caledonia
Ships book   
Snippets concerning career prior to conversion
DateEvent
27 September 1832Launched as 1st rate sailing ship at Portsmouth Dockyard.
(January 1840)Out of commission at Portsmouth
5 December 1851
- 27 March 1852
Commanded by Captain Richard Augustus Yates, guard ship of Ordinary, Portsmouth
27 March 1852
- 17 February 1854
Commanded by Captain Edward Hinton Scott, guard ship of Ordinary, Portsmouth (replaced by St Vincent)
17 February 1854
- 7 March 1854
Commanded by Captain Henry Smith, Portsmouth
7 March 1854
- 5 January 1856
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Captain Frederick Hutton, flagship of Rear-Admiral Armar Lowry Corry, Portsmouth, then the Baltic during the Russian War
Career as unarmoured wooden screw vessel
DateEvent
7 March 1859Undocked as screw at Portsmouth Dockyard.
7 June 1859
- 6 December 1859
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Captain William Legge George Hoste, Mediterranean
6 December 1859
- 11 February 1861
Commanded by Captain Frederick Archibald Campbell, Mediterranean
11 February 1861
- 17 December 1862
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Captain Geoffrey Thomas Phipps Hornby, Mediterranean
1875Sold to Castle for breaking up at Charlton.
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
(various)The 1844 Experimental squadron.
(various)The 1846 Experimental squadron.
We 10 August 1859The screw steamship Edgar, 91, Capt. Katon, bearing the flag of Rear-Admiral J.E. Erskine, second in command of the Channel fleet, arrived at Portland on Saturday morning from Spithead. The Blenheim, 60, Capt. F. Scott, returned from the westward on Friday. Sir John Burgoyne, Inspector-General of fortifications, paid an official visit to the works at Portland on Saturday. The screw line-of-battle ship Neptune, 91, Capt. Sir William Hoste, arrived at Portland on Sunday afternoon from Spithead.
Ma 24 October 1859By the last accounts received at Malta the Marlborough, 131, bearing the flag of Vice-Admiral Fanshawe, the Commander-in-chief, with Rear Admiral Dacres on board as Captain of the Fleet; the Conqueror, 101; the Orion, 91; the Princess Royal; 91; the Renown, 91, steam-ships of the line; the Vulture, 6, steam frigate; the Scourge, 6, the Coquette, 4, and the Lapwing, 4, steam sloops; the Growler steam gunboat; the African depot ship; the Redpole steam tug were at Gibraltar, as well as the Edgar, 91, bearing the flag of Rear-Admiral Erskine, and the Neptune, 91, steamships of the line belonging to the Channel fleet. The Caesar, 90, the James Watt, 91, the Agamemnon, 91, steamships of the line, and the Virago, 6, steam sloop, were on their way to Gibraltar and the Mediterranean from England; and on her way to Malta from England and Gibraltar the Supply, 2, steam storeshlp. On her way to Gibraltar and England the Firebrand, 6, steam sloop. The Doris, 32, steam frigate, was at Tetuan, and the Quail steam gunboat at Tangier.
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