HMS Majestic (1853)
HMS Majestic (1853)

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NameMajestic (1853)Explanation
TypeSecond rate TypeTwo-decker
Launched1 December 1853 Converted to screwon the stocks
HullWooden Length190 feet
PropulsionScrew Men750
Builders measure2589 tons   
Displacement3482 tons   
Fate1868 Last in commission1864
Class  Class (as screw)Majestic
Ships bookADM 135/296   
1 December 1853Launched at Chatham Dockyard
10 February 1854
- 15 May 1857
Commanded (from commissioning at Sheerness until paying off at Sheerness) by Captain James Hope, the Baltic fleet during the Russian War, then the Mediterranean
1 February 1860
- 1861
Commanded by Captain William Robert Mends, Coast Guard, Liverpool (replacing Hastings)
1 January 1861
- 14 April 1864
Commanded by Captain Edward Augustus Inglefield, Coast Guard, Liverpool
14 April 1864
- 5 September 1864
Commanded by Captain James Aylmer Dorset Paynter, Coast Guard, Liverpool (replaced by Donegal)
1867Sold to C. Marshall for breaking up at Plymouth.
Extracts from the Times newspaper
Ma 10 May 1858All the artificers at Sheerness are to be henceforth, until further orders, put on what is termed job and task work on unlimited earnings, and all labourers now employed, whether on the establishment or temporarily hired, whose weekly wages do not amount to 14s. Per week, are to have their pay raised to that sum. All extra time to be paid for. Provisions and stores of every description are ordered to be forthwith taken on board the screw steam guard-ship of ordinary Royal George, 102 guns, Captain Superintendent John C. Fitzgerald, and the screw steam guardship of steam reserve Cressy, 80 guns, Captain Edward P. Halsted, &c. If required for immediate service they are ordered to be manned from the different Coastguard stations attached to their district. The ships now under fitment at Sheerness, in the fitting basin and in dry dock, are the Majestic screw steamship, 80 guns; the Colossus screw steamship, 80 guns; the new screw steamship Hero, 91 guns; the Terrible paddle-wheel steam frigate, 21 guns; the new screw steam frigate Emerald, 51 guns, and sundry gunboats.

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