HMS Empress (launched as Revenge, 1859)
HMS Empress (launched as Revenge, 1859)


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NameEmpress (launched as Revenge, 1859)Explanation
TypeSecond rate TypeTwo-decker
Launched16 April 1859   
HullWooden Length245 feet
PropulsionScrew Men860
Builders measure3322 tons   
Displacement5260 tons   
Guns91   
Fate1923 Last in commission1870
ClassRevenge Class (as screw)Revenge
Ships book   
Career
DateEvent
16 April 1859Launched at Pembroke Dockyard
1 May 1861
- 14 May 1863
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth) by Captain Charles Fellowes, flagship of Rear-Admiral Robert Smart, Channel squadron
13 June 1863
- 26 April 1865
Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Captain Fitzgerald Algernon Charles Foley, flagship of Rear-Admiral Hastings Reginald Yelverton, second in command, Mediterranean (until replaced by Caledonia)
1 September 1865
- 2 September 1865
Commanded by Captain Thomas Henry Mason, Coast Guard, Pembroke (replacing Blenheim)
2 September 1865Commanded by Captain George Le Geyt Bowyear, Coast Guard, Pembroke
11 March 1869Paid off
15 April 1869
- 31 May 1869
Commanded (from commissioning) by Captain Thomas Cochran, to take Vice-Admiral Alexander Milne, Commander-in-chief, Mediteranean, and a replacement crew for his flagship, Caledonia, to his station
1 June 1869
- 31 May 1859
Commanded by Captain Alan Henry Gardner, bringing home Vice-Admiral George Rodney Mundy and the old crew of Caledonia, flagship in the Mediterranean
2 July 1869
- 31 August 1869
Commanded by Captain Richard Wells, to take Vice-Admiral George Greville Wellesley, Commander-in-chief, North America and West Indies, and a replacement crew for his flagship, Royal Alfred, to his station
September 1869
- 27 September 1869
Bringing home the old crew of Royal Alfred, flagship in North America and West Indies
16 November 1869
- 23 January 1870
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth) by Captain Francis Alexander Hume, to take Rear-Admiral Arthur Farquhar, Commander-in-chief, Pacific, and a replacement crew for his flagship, Zealous, to Panama, for transfer overland to his station
23 January 1870
- 23 March 1870
Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Captain Richard Dawkins, bringing home Rear-Admiral George Fowler Hastings and the old crew of Zealous, flagship in North America and West Indies
22 August 1872
- 17 February 1875
Commanded by Captain Benjamin Spencer Pickard, flagship of Rear-Admiral Edmund Heathcote, flagship of the Port Admiral, Queenstown, replacing Mersey (and in January 1874 to take out Vice-Admiral James Robert Drummond, Commander-in-chief, Mediterranean, and replacement crews for several ships on that station, and to bring home Vice-Admiral Hastings Reginald Yelverton and the superceded crews)
17 February 1875
- 4 March 1878
Commanded by Captain Henry Rushworth Wratislaw, flagship of the Port Admiral, Queenstown
4 March 1878
- 26 February 1881
Commanded by Captain Charles Matthew Buckle, flagship of the Port Admiral, Queenstown
26 February 1881
- 1 March 1884
Commanded by Captain Philip Ruffle Sharpe, flagship of the Port Admiral, Queenstown
13 August 1881
- 6 August 1884
Commanded by Commander William Robert Clutterbuck, flagship of , flagship of the Port Admiral, Queenstown
1 March 1884
- 24 January 1887
Commanded by Captain Robert Peel Dennistoun, flagship of the Port Admiral, Queenstown
5 February 1887
- 28 July 1889
Commanded by Captain Frederic Proby Doughty, flagship of the Port Admiral, Queenstown
3 August 1889
- 8 March 1890
Commanded by Captain Francis Starkie Clayton, flagship of the Port Admiral, Queenstown (replaced by Triumph at Queenstown)
April 1890Renamed Empress, training ship (Clyde Industrial Training Ship Association)
31 December 1923Sold for breaking up at Appledore


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