HMS Vernon II (launched as Marlborough, 1855)
HMS Vernon II (launched as Marlborough, 1855)

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NameVernon II (launched as Marlborough, 1855)Explanation
TypeFirst rate TypeThree-decker
Launched31 July 1855 Converted to screwon the stocks
HullWooden Length246 feet
PropulsionScrew Men1100
Builders measure3853 tons   
Displacement6065 tons   
Fate1924 Last in commission1864
Ships book   
1 August 1855Launched at Portsmouth Dockyard (took over a week to launch)
1 February 1858
- 3 May 1860
Commanded (from commissioning) by Captain Frederick Herbert Kerr, flagship of Vice-Admiral Arthur Fanshawe, Mediterranean
3 May 1860
- June 1863
Commanded by Captain William Houston Stewart, flagship of Vice-Admiral William Fanshawe Martin, Mediterranean
June 1863
- 1 December 1864
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Captain Charles Fellowes, flagship of Vice-Admiral Robert Smart, Mediterranean
1864Receiving ship, Portsmouth
(1870)Portsmouth, re-rated as a 98.
December 1878Training ship for engineers, Portsmouth
(1890)Attached to Asia as Receiving Hulk for Steam Reserve, Portsmouth
March 1904Renamed Vernon II, part of torpedo training depot.
29 November 1924Sank off Selsey under tow to the breakers at Osea Island, Essex (4 men lost).

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