HMS Acheron (launched as Northumberland, 1866)
HMS Acheron (launched as Northumberland, 1866)


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NameAcheron (launched as Northumberland, 1866)Explanation
TypeBroadside ironclad frigate   
Launched17 April 1866
HullIron
PropulsionScrew
Builders measure6621 tons
Displacement10780 tons
Guns28
Fate1927
ClassMinotaur
Ships bookADM 135/330
Note1898 d.s.
1904 = Acheron, t.s.
1909 = C.8 hulk.
1926 = C.68.
Resold as hulk Stedmound
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
13 August 1868
- 24 March 1869
Commanded by Captain Roderick Dew, Channel squadron (until Dew died)
2 October 1873
- 28 July 1875
Commanded by Captain Thomas Bridgeman Lethbridge, flagship of Rear-Admiral George Hancock, then Rear-Admiral Lord John Hay, second in command, Channel squadron
31 December 1880Commanded by Captain George Stanley Bosanquet, and during 1882 Egyptian war


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