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William Loney RN - Background

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Type4th rate TypeFrigate
Launched (Sail)12 April 1854 Converted to screw10 April 1860
HullWooden Length241 feet
PropulsionSail Men525
Builders measure2044 tons Builders measure (as screw)2895 tons
Displacement  Displacement (as screw)3584 tons
Guns51 Guns (as screw)51
Fate1875 Last in commission1870
Ships bookADM 135/362   
Snippets concerning career prior to conversion
12 April 1854Launched as 4th rate sailing ship at Devonport Dockyard.
Career as unarmoured wooden screw vessel
10 April 1860Undocked as screw at Devonport Dockyard.
23 September 1862
- 10 May 1865
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth) by Captain Thomas Dyce Acland Fortescue, Mediterranean (until Fortescue died)
19 May 1865
- 29 June 1866
Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Captain William Rae Rolland, Mediterranean
6 May 1867
- 29 November 1870
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth until paying off) by Captain John Bythesea, Channel squadron, then the West Indies, then 1869 flying squadron (joining at Bahia on 4 August 1869)
6 April 1876Sold to Castle for breaking up at Charlton.
Extracts from the Times newspaper
Th 13 September 1860The following ships and gunboats in the first-class steam reserve could be got ready for the pendant at a short notice:- The Windsor Castle, 100; the Revenge, 91; the Orlando, 60; the Forth, 12; the Seahorse, 12; the Merlin, 6; and the Hyena, the Gleaner, the Nightingale, the Steady, the Spider, the Delight, the Goldfinch, the Charon, and the Lark. The following, in Keyham steam yard, are in a forward state:- The Howe, 121; the Gibraltar, 101; the Brunswick, 80; the Phoebe, 51; the Narcissus, 51; the Jason, 21; and the Desperate, 8.
Tu 29 August 1865


Southampton, Monday evening.

The Peninsular and Oriental Company's steamship Euxine, Captain N. Roskell, arrived at 7 p.m. with the heavy portion of the Bombay mails. She brings 63 passengers, 4,262 l. in specie, 1,992 bales of silk, 40 turtles, and 250 packages of sundries.
Her Majesty's ships Magicienne, Pelican, Phoebe, Psyche, and Weser were at Malta; and the Procris and Redpole at Gibraltar. The Racoon, Captain Count Gleichen, ten days from Portsmouth, arrived at Gibraltar on the 20th, and proceeded to the eastward almost immediately without anchoring.

(various)The 1869 Flying squadron

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