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HMS Osborne (launched as Victoria and Albert, 1843)

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NameOsborne (launched as Victoria and Albert)Explanation
Launched26 April 1843
Builders measure1034 tons
Ships bookADM 135/341
Note1854 = Osborne
Snippets concerning this vessels career
1 July 1843Commanded by Captain Lord Adolphus Fitzclarence, Portsmouth
1 January 1845Commanded by Captain Lord Adolphus Fitzclarence, Portsmouth
1 January 1848Commanded by Captain Lord Adolphus Fitzclarence, Portsmouth
21 October 1852Commanded by Captain William Crispin, flagship of Commodore Lord Adolphus Fitzclarence, Portsmouth
29 October 1853Commanded by Captain Joseph Denman, Portsmouth
22 December 1854Renamed Osborne
1 February 1858Commanded 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 Fitting

In 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

Portsmouth, Friday.

In Port and Fitting

In 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 1850In 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.
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