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HMS Victory (1765)

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TypeFirst rate   
Launched7 May 1765
Builders measure2142 tons
Ships book
Note1801 rebuilt 2164 bm.1824 h.s.
1922 drydocked.
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 1841Commanded by Captain William Willmott Henderson, Portsmouth
1844Commanded 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 1847Commanded by Captain Charles Eden, flagship, 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 1856Commanded 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 1867Commanded 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 Fitting

In 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

Portsmouth, Friday.

In Port and Fitting

In 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 1850In 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.
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