HMS Actaeon (launched as Ariadne, 1859)
HMS Actaeon (launched as Ariadne, 1859)


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NameActaeon (launched as Ariadne, 1859)Explanation
TypeFrigate   
Launched4 June 1859   
HullWooden Length280 feet
PropulsionScrew Men450
Builders measure3214 tons   
Displacement4583 tons   
Guns26   
Fate1922 Last in commission1873
ClassAriadne Class (as screw)Ariadne
Ships book   
Career
DateEvent
4 June 1859Launched at Deptford Dockyard
18 November 1859
- 19 March 1864
Commanded (from commissioning at Chatham until paying off at Sheerness) by Captain Edward Westby Vansittart, Channel squadron, then (July - November 1860) in the squadron taking the Prince of Wales (in Hero) to North America, then Mediterranean, then North America and West Indies
26 November 1868
- 18 January 1869
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Captain Colin Andrew Campbell, Royal Yacht for the Prince and Princess of Wales (later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra) in the Mediterranean (until Campbell invalided due to rheumatism)
18 January 1869
- 8 June 1869
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Captain Frederick Archibald Campbell, Royal Yacht for the Prince and Princess of Wales (later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra) in the Mediterranean (leaving the Royal party at Brindisi in May)
16 December 1871
- 2 September 1873
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth until paying off at Portsmouth) by Captain Walter Cecil Carpenter, naval cadet training ship, Mediterranean
May 1876Torpedo training ship at Portsmouth (together with Vernon)
1884Harbour Service
1905Renamed Actaeon
11 December 1922Sold


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