HMS Simoom (launched as Monarch, 1868)
HMS Simoom (launched as Monarch, 1868)

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NameSimoom (launched as Monarch, 1868)Explanation
TypeTurret ship   
Launched25 May 1868
Builders measure5103 tons
Displacement8320 tons
Ships bookADM 135/314
Note1897 guardship.
1904 = Simoom
Snippets concerning this vessels career
13 May 1869
- October 1870
Commanded by Captain John Edmund Commerell, Channel squadron
October 1870
- 29 November 1871
Commanded (until paying off) by Captain Charles Murray-Aynsley, Channel squardon
June 1873Commanded by Captain Henry Boys, temporarily commissioned
10 June 1874Commanded by Captain Arthur William Acland Hood, Channel squardon
April 1876
- July 1877
Commanded by Captain Michael Culme-Seymour, Mediterranean
16 April 1878
- 26 September 1878
Commanded (from commissioning at Chatham) by Captain Algernon McLennan Lyons, Mediterranean
October 1878
- January 1882
Commanded (until paying off at Malta) by Captain George Tryon, Mediterranean, including Sir Geoffrey Thomas Phipps Hornby's squadron in the Sea of Marmora, and in 1880 1880 with Sir Frederick Beauchamp Paget Seymour's international demonstration against the Turks in the Adriatic
1 January 1882
- 11 January 1884
Commanded by Captain Henry Fairfax, Mediterranean (including bombardment of Alexandria, and in command of the Naval and Marine forces occupying Port Said)
20 December 1883
- 17 April 1885
Commanded by Captain Frederick George Denham Bedford, Mediterranean

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