Achilles

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HMS Achilles a Broadside ironclad built at Chatham Dockyard, HMS Achilles was a modified design of the Warrior. HMS Achilles was the largest Sail ship in the Royal navy at that time it was also the only four masted warship.  laid down on the 1st August 1861, and launched on the 26th November 1863 and completed 26th November 1864.   HMS Achilles seems to have been difficult to handle due to her size, but she maneuvered better than HMS warrior,  in 1877 she became a barque rig and her sea going duties ended in1885, She became a base ship in 1902 and renamed HMS Hibernia, and her name changed again in 1904 to HMS Egmont, in 1918 she became HMS Egremont and her last change of name happened in 1919 as HMS Pembroke

Displacement: 9829 tons,  Speed 14.32 knots.  Compliment: 709  Armament: Twenty two 7-inch MLR  and Four 8-inch MLR

HMS ACHILLES 23RD DECEMBER 1863 BECAME BASE SHIP HIBERNIA IN 1902, EGMONT IN 1904, THEN EGREMONT IN 1918 AND FINALLY PEMBROKE IN 1919. SOLD FOR SCRAP IN 1925.

HMS Achilles c.1884 with her original four masts.

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HMS Achilles pictured pre 1896.

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HMS Achilles. Picture published 1897.

HMS Achilles, 1864.

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Crew from HMS Egmont

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The new crew to HMS Egmont came from HMS Pembroke. Served in the Malta Station supporting the submarines during world war one.

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Crew from HMS Egmont

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Crew from HMS Egmont

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HMS Egmont - Name History

The sixth ?EGMONT? is a 16-gun broadside battleship, launched at Chatham in 1863 as the ?Achilles.?  She is of 9820 tons, 5720 horse-power, and 14,3 knots speed.  Her length, beam, and draught were 380ft., 58ft., and 27ft. This vessel went to Malta as receiving ship as the ?Hibernia,? but her name was subsequently changed to ?Egmont.?