HMS Albion (1842)
HMS Albion (1842)

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NameAlbion (1842)Explanation
TypeSecond rate TypeTwo-decker
Launched (Sail)6 September 1842 Converted to screw21 May 1861
HullWooden Length204 feet
PropulsionSail Men830
Builders measure3111 tons Builders measure (as screw)3111 tons
Displacement  Displacement (as screw)4382 tons
Guns90 Guns (as screw)91
Fate1884 Last in commission-
Ships book   
Snippets concerning career prior to conversion
6 September 1842Launched as 2nd rate sailing ship at Plymouth Dockyard.
10 November 1843
- 27 February 1847
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth) by Captain Nicholas Lockyer, flagship of Admiral David Milne, Devonport, then Lisbon, then Channel squadron (until Lockyer died), (also 1844 experimental squadron and 1845 experimental squadron)
3 March 1847
- 22 January 1848
Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Captain Charles Howe Fremantle, Mediterranean
29 May 1850
- 2 July 1852
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth) by Captain William James Hope Johnstone, Mediterranean
2 July 1852
- 7 July 1855
Commanded by Captain Stephen Lushington, Mediterranean (and Black Sea during the Russian War, when he was in command of the Naval Brigade ashore from the beginning of the siege of Sevastopol to 19 July 1854)
27 July 1855
- 5 January 1856
Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Captain James Robert Drummond, Mediterranean
Career as unarmoured wooden screw vessel
21 May 1861Completed as screw at Devonport Dockyard.
22 May 1861Never fitted for sea as screw ship
August 1884Sold to Castle for breaking up at Charlton.
Extracts from the Times newspaper
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Tu 25 December 1855Her Majesty's ship Albion, 90, Captain the Hon. James R. Drummond, which arrived at Plymouth on Saturday afternoon, left Gibraltar on the 20th of November. She encountered strong easterly winds all the passage, and was within a short distance of the port for five days previous to entering. All the supernumerary officers and men who assisted to navigate the Hibernia from Plymouth to Malta have returned by her. The Albion has a full complement of seamen, but no marines, they having landed on the Crimea and formed part of the marine battalion against Sebastopol. She is in a tolerably effective state, and after discharging her ammunition will go into Hamoaze. The Albion was put in commission in May, 1850. Her present captain has been five months in command.
Su 1 January 1860The Albion, 90, Captain the Hon. J. R. Drummond, was towed from Plymouth Sound into Hamoaze on Thursday by the Confiance and Zephyr steam vessels. Her crew are to be paid off, she having been in commission. upwards of five years.

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