HMS Britannia (launched as Prince of Wales, 1860)
HMS Britannia (launched as Prince of Wales, 1860)


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NameBritannia (launched as Prince of Wales, 1860)Explanation
TypeFirst rate TypeThree-decker
Launched25 January 1860 Converted to screwon the stocks
HullWooden Length252 feet
PropulsionScrew Men1100
Builders measure3994 tons   
Displacement6201 tons   
Guns121   
Fate1916 Last in commission-
Class    
Ships bookADM 135/64   
Career
DateEvent
 Never fitted for sea.
25 January 1860Launched at Portsmouth Dockyard.
3 March 1869Renamed Britannia, boys training ship, Dartmouth, replacing 1st rate sailing ship Britannia (1820-1869).
August 1871
- August 1874
Commanded by Captain Fitzgerald Algernon Charles Foley, training ship for Naval cadets, Dartmouth
1 January 1875Commanded by Captain William Graham, training ship for Naval cadets, Dartmouth
31 August 1877
- 30 August 1880
Commanded by Captain Henry Fairfax, training ship for Naval cadets (including Princes Albert Victor and George), Dartmouth
5 July 1883
- 16 September 1886
Commanded by Captain Nathaniel Bowden-Smith, training ship for Naval cadets, Dartmouth
17 September 1886
- 7 September 1889
Commanded by Captain Frederick George Denham Bedford, training ship for Naval cadets, Dartmouth
7 September 1889
- 7 September 1892
Commanded by Captain Noel Stephen Fox Digby, training ship for Naval cadets, Dartmouth
17 April 1894
- 21 April 1897
Commanded by Captain Arthur William Moore, training ship for Naval cadets, Dartmouth
1897
- February 1900
Commanded by Captain Assheton Gore Curzon-Howe, training ship for Naval cadets, Dartmouth
September 1909Hulk
13 September 1914Sold to J.B. Garnham for breaking up.
July 1916Resold to Hughes Bolckow and arrived for breaking up at Blyth.


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