HMS Goliath (1842)
HMS Goliath (1842)

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NameGoliath (1842)Explanation
TypeSecond rate TypeTwo-decker
Launched (Sail)25 July 1842 Converted to screw30 November 1857
HullWooden Length190 feet
PropulsionSail Men750
Builders measure2596 tons Builders measure (as screw)2596 tons
Displacement  Displacement (as screw)3482 tons
Guns80 Guns (as screw)80
Fate1875 Last in commission-
Class  Class (as screw)Majestic
Ships bookADM 135/201   
Snippets concerning career prior to conversion
25 July 1842Launched as 2nd rate sailing ship at Chatham Dockyard.
Career as unarmoured wooden screw vessel
30 November 1857Undocked as screw at Chatham Dockyard.
 Never fitted for sea as screw ship.
November 1870
- 22 December 1875
Training ship for 500 pauper boys at Grays, Essex (lent to Forest Gate School Board).
22 December 1875Burnt by accident (23 died), and replaced by Exmouth; both ships commanded by retired Staff Commnader William Sutherland Bourchier R.N.

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