|Launched||7 May 1765|
|Builders measure||2142 tons|
|Note||1801 rebuilt 2164 bm.1824 h.s.|
Still in commission.
|Snippets concerning this vessels career|
|19 December 1831|
- February 1833
|Commanded by Captain Hyde Parker, Portsmouth|
|19 September 1839|
- September 1841
|Commanded by Captain Francis Erskine Loch, Portsmouth|
|2 September 1841||Commanded by Captain William Willmott Henderson, Portsmouth|
|1844||Commanded by Captain Richard Arthur and superintendent of the Ordinary, Portsmouth|
|23 September 1844|
- 25 March 1846
|Commanded by Captain George Moubray, Portsmouth|
|1 April 1846|
- 22 September 1847
|Commanded by Captain John Pasco, Portsmouth|
|17 December 1847||Commanded by Captain Charles Eden, flagship, Portsmouth|
|13 November 1848||Commanded by Captain Francis Price Blackwood, flagship of Admiral Sir Thomas Bladen Capel, Portsmouth|
|3 December 1850|
- 30 September 1851
|Commanded by Captain Francis Price Blackwood, flagship of Admiral Thomas Bladen Capel, Portsmouth|
|30 September 1851|
- 19 December 1852
|Commanded by Captain George Bohun Martin, flagship of Admiral Thomas Briggs, Portsmouth|
|20 March 1853|
- 19 September 1853
|Commanded by Captain John Shepherd, flagship of Vice-Admiral Thomas John Cochrane, Portsmouth|
|20 December 1853|
- 19 March 1854
|Commanded by Captain Thomas Maitland, flagship of Rear-Admiral Thomas John Cochrane, Portsmouth|
|27 January 1854|
- 6 July 1855
|Commanded by Captain John Charles Dalrymple Hay, flagship of Vice-Admiral Thomas John Cockrane, Portsmouth|
|20 March 1855|
- 7 March 1856
|Commanded by Captain George Thomas Gordon, flagship of Rear-Admiral Thomas John Cochrane, Portsmouth|
|7 March 1856||Commanded by Captain James Robert Drummond, flagship of Vice-Admiral George Francis Seymour, Portsmouth|
|21 August 1856|
- 19 March 1859
|Commanded by Captain George Henry Seymour, flagship of Vice-Admiral George Francis Seymour, Portsmouth|
|20 March 1859|
- 19 March 1860
|Commanded by Captain Arthur Farquhar, flag-ship, Commander-in-chief, Portsmouth|
|20 March 1860|
- 2 March 1863
|Commanded by Captain Robert Coote, flag-ship, Commander-in-chief, Portsmouth|
|2 March 1863|
- 1 March 1866
|Commanded by Captain Francis Scott, flag-ship, Commander-in-chief Portsmouth|
|1 March 1866|
- 5 August 1867
|Commanded by Captain Francis Egerton, flag-ship, Commander-in-chief Portsmouth|
|5 August 1867||Commanded by Captain Frederick Beauchamp Paget Seymour, flag-ship, Commander-in-chief Portsmouth|
|Extracts from the Times newspaper|
|Sa 8 December 1849|
Portsmouth, Dec. 6.
In Port and FittingIn the Harbour. - The Victory and Illustrious flag-ships, the Excellent gunnery ship; the Blenheim steam-guard-ship; the Eurydice, stripping to pay off; the Contest, fitting out; the Rolla apprentices' brig, laying up for the winter; the Fairy and Elfin, and Portsmouth yachts; the Flamer packet from Holyhead, and the Echo tug.
In Dock. - The Britannia, 120; the Dauntless, 24; the Fantome, 16; the Lily, 16; the Fox, 42; the Devastation, and the Birkenhead steam frigates.
In the Basin. - The Princess Charlotte, 104; the Actaeon, 26; and the Sprightly and the Bee steam-vessels.
In the Steam Basin, - The Ajax, 60; the Penelope, 22; the Sidon, 26; the Victoria and Albert royal yacht; the Urgent , the Pike, the Asp, and the Blazer.
Building. - The Royal Frederick, 120;[subsequently cancelled later and completed as Frederick William] the Prince of Wales, 120; the Princess Royal, 90; the Argus, and the Furious steam sloops.
|Sa 9 March 1850|
In Port and FittingIn Harbour. - The Victory, Illustrious, Blenheim, Excellent, Rolla, Fairy, Fanny, and Echo.
In Dock. - The St Vincent, Winchester, Fox, Fantome, and Penelope.
In the Basin. - The Lily.
In the Steam-Basin. - The Blazer, Birkenhead, Pike, Asp, Flamer, Comet, Elfin, Victoria and Albert, Hecate, and Termagant.
|Sa 20 April 1850||In Harbour. - The Victory, Excellent, Illustrious, Blenheim, Fanny, and Portsmouth tenders, the Echo tug, and the Locust steam-vessel.|
In Dock. - The St Vincent, Winchester, Fox, Penelope, Rapid, and Electra.
In the Basin. - The Niger, Devastation, Fantome, Griffon, and Fairy.
In the Steam Basin. - Termagant, Hecate, Victoria and Albert, Bulldog, Blazer, Flamer, Pike, Asp, and Elfin.