HMS Prince Albert 1864

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HMS Prince Albert Coastal Defence Turret Ship

HMS Prince Albert, the first Iron turret ship in the British Fleet. Built by Samuda Poplar, and laid down on the 29th April 1862 and launched 23rd May 1964. and completed on the 23rd February 1866. Commissioned into the Royal navy at Portsmouth on the  30th June  1866.   Served between 1867 and 1873 in the 1st division. going into reserve at Devonport in July 1873.  Specially brought back into service during the Russian crisis and became part of a special squadron under Ad. Cooper Kay at Portland. in August 1878. Took part in the Jubilee Review of 1887. In 1889 while with the Devonport reserve fleet took par tin naval maneuvers.  In may 1898 saw final duties  in the dockyard reserve. Finally being sold in December 1899 for ?7,025

Displacement: 3687 tons,  Speed: 11.26 knots. Armament Four 9 inch MLR.  Crew  201

 

1866. 23RD MAY 1864 sold in December 1899 for ?7,025

HMS Prince Albert, 1866.

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HMS Prince Albert, 1866.

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