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William Loney RN - Background
|Home-Loney-Background-The Royal Navy||Browse mid-Victorian RN vessels: A; B; C; D; E - F; G - H; I - L; M; N - P; Q - R; S; T - U; V - Z; ??|
|Launched||24 March 1860||Converted to screw||on the stocks|
|Builders measure||3241 tons|
|Fate||1953||Last in commission||1868|
|18 January 1860||= Frederick William (laid down as Royal Frederick).|
|24 March 1860||Launched at Portsmouth Dockyard|
|1 July 1864||Commanded by Captain Edward Codd, Coast Guard, Portland (replacing Colossus)|
|7 March 1865|
- 31 January 1866
|Commanded by Captain Edmund Heathcote, Coast Guard, Queenstown|
|31 January 1866|
- 31 August 1868
|Commanded by Captain John James Kennedy, Coast Guard, Queenstown|
|19 October 1876||Renamed Worcester, training ship for officers for the merchant service, Greenhithe, Kent (lent to Thames Nautical Training College), replacing 4th rate sailing ship Worcester (1843-1885)|
|1940||HQ of Greenhithe section of the London Auxiliary patrol|
|1945||Restored to the Admiralty and moved to Greys, Essex (where she was replaced as a training ship by Exmouth, 1905)|
|1948||Sold to Frary Industries, of Queenborough, Kent, for breaking up|
|30 August 1948||Foundered|
|May 1953||Raised and broken up by Tennant and Horne, Grays|
|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.