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HMS Osborne (launched as Victoria and Albert, 1843)
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|Name||Osborne (launched as Victoria and Albert)||Explanation|
|Launched||26 April 1843|
|Builders measure||1034 tons|
|Ships book||ADM 135/341|
|Note||1854 = Osborne|
|Snippets concerning this vessels career|
|1 July 1843||Commanded by Captain Lord Adolphus Fitzclarence, Portsmouth|
|1 January 1845||Commanded by Captain Lord Adolphus Fitzclarence, Portsmouth|
|1 January 1848||Commanded by Captain Lord Adolphus Fitzclarence, Portsmouth|
|21 October 1852||Commanded by Captain William Crispin, flagship of Commodore Lord Adolphus Fitzclarence, Portsmouth|
|29 October 1853||Commanded by Captain Joseph Denman, Portsmouth|
|22 December 1854||Renamed Osborne|
|1 February 1858||Commanded by Master commander George Henry Kerr Bower, Portsmouth, tender to Hannibal, then to Asia|
|20 January 1865|
- 2 January 1867
|Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Commander John D'Arcy, Portsmouth|
|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.
|Sa 9 March 1850|
In Port and FittingIn Harbour. - The Victory, Illustrious, Blenheim, Excellent, Rolla, Fairy, Fanny, and Echo.
In Dock. - The St Vincent, Winchester, Fox, Fantome, and Penelope.
In the Basin. - The Lily.
In the Steam-Basin. - The Blazer, Birkenhead, Pike, Asp, Flamer, Comet, Elfin, Victoria and Albert, Hecate, and Termagant.
|Sa 20 April 1850||In Harbour. - The Victory, Excellent, Illustrious, Blenheim, Fanny, and Portsmouth tenders, the Echo tug, and the Locust steam-vessel.|
In Dock. - The St Vincent, Winchester, Fox, Penelope, Rapid, and Electra.
In the Basin. - The Niger, Devastation, Fantome, Griffon, and Fairy.
In the Steam Basin. - Termagant, Hecate, Victoria and Albert, Bulldog, Blazer, Flamer, Pike, Asp, and Elfin.