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HMS Britannia (1820)
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|Launched||20 October 1820|
|Builders measure||2616 tons|
|Snippets concerning this vessels career|
|4 October 1823||Commanded by Captain Henry William Bruce, flagship of Alexander Inglis Cochrane, Plymouth|
|28 April 1830|
- October 1831
|Commanded by Captain William James Hope Johnstone, flagship of Vice-Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm, Mediterranean|
|23 November 1839|
- 1 October 1840
|Commanded by Captain John William Montagu, flagship of Admiral Edward Codrington, Portsmouth|
|7 April 1841|
- September 1841
|Commanded by Captain Michael Seymour, flagship of Vice-Admiral John Acworth Ommanney, Mediterranean|
|September 1841||Commanded by Captain George Mansel, Mediterranean|
|(January 1843)||Out of commission at Portsmouth|
|30 August 1850||Commanded by Captain Richard Augustus Yates, guard ship of Ordinary, Portsmouth|
|2 December 1851||Commanded by Captain George Goldsmith, flagship of Rear-Admiral James Whitley Deans Dundas, Mediterranean|
|9 August 1852||Commanded by Captain Thomas Wren Carter, flagship of Vice-Admiral James Whitley Deans Dundas, Mediterranean (and Black Sea during the Russian War)|
|1 January 1859|
- 1 October 1863
|Commanded by Captain Robert Harris, cadet training ship, Portsmouth, then (February 1862) Portland|
|1 October 1862||Commanded by Captain Richard Ashmore Powell, cadet training ship, Portland|
|20 April 1866||Commanded by Captain George Granville Randolph, cadet training ship, Dartmouth|
|1867||Commanded by Captain John Corbett, cadet training ship, Dartmouth|
|Extracts from the Times newspaper|
|Sa 8 December 1849|
Portsmouth, Dec. 6.
In Port and FittingIn the Harbour. - The Victory and Illustrious flag-ships, the Excellent gunnery ship; the Blenheim steam-guard-ship; the Eurydice, stripping to pay off; the Contest, fitting out; the Rolla apprentices' brig, laying up for the winter; the Fairy and Elfin, and Portsmouth yachts; the Flamer packet from Holyhead, and the Echo tug.
In Dock. - The Britannia, 120; the Dauntless, 24; the Fantome, 16; the Lily, 16; the Fox, 42; the Devastation, and the Birkenhead steam frigates.
In the Basin. - The Princess Charlotte, 104; the Actaeon, 26; and the Sprightly and the Bee steam-vessels.
In the Steam Basin, - The Ajax, 60; the Penelope, 22; the Sidon, 26; the Victoria and Albert royal yacht; the Urgent , the Pike, the Asp, and the Blazer.
Building. - The Royal Frederick, 120;[subsequently cancelled later and completed as Frederick William] the Prince of Wales, 120; the Princess Royal, 90; the Argus, and the Furious steam sloops.