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HMS Nelson (1814)
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|Launched (Sail)||4 July 1814||Converted to screw||7 February 1860|
|Builders measure||2617 tons||Builders measure (as screw)||2617 tons|
|Displacement||Displacement (as screw)||4096 tons|
|Guns||120||Guns (as screw)||89|
|Fate||1928||Last in commission||-|
|Ships book||ADM 135/319|
|Snippets concerning career prior to conversion|
|4 July 1814||Launched as 1st rate sailing ship at Woolwich Dockyard.|
|January 1840||Out of commission at Portsmouth|
|Career as unarmoured wooden screw vessel|
|7 February 1860||Undocked as screw at Portsmouth Dockyard.|
|Never commissioned for service as screw|
|26 August 1867|
- 13 February 1868
|Commissioned (for transfer to Australia) after being give to the Victoria government (as training ship or as inshore defence?).|
|1878||Razeed to frigate.|
|28 April 1898||Sold as store hulk.|
|1898||Sold as coaling hulk at Sydney, Australia, later at Launceston, Tasmania.|
|September 1928||Broken up at Launceston.|
|Extracts from the Times newspaper|
|Tu 11 September 1860||The following vessels comprise the four classes of the steam reserve at Portsmouth, the list corrected to this date :-|
First Class.- Duke of Wellington, 131 guns, 700 horsepower; Princess Royal, 91 guns, 400 horse-power; Shannon, 51 guns, 600 horse-power ; Immortalité, 51 guns, 600 horse-power; Volcano, 6 guns, 140 horse-power; Philomel, 6 guns, 80 horse-power; and gunboats Brazen, Beaver, Snapper, Traveller, Grinder, and Blazer, of two guns each, and 60 horse-power.
Second Class.- Royal Sovereign, 131 guns, 800 horse-power; Victoria, 121 guns, 1,000 horse-power; Prince of Wales, 131 guns, 800 horse-power ; Duncan, 101 guns, 800 horse-power; Nelson, 91 guns, 500 horse-power; the Sutlej, 51 guns, 500 horse-power ; the Harrier, 17 guns, 100 horse-power; the Rinaldo, 17 guns, 200 horse-power; the Medea, 6 guns, 350 horse-power; the Stromboli, 6 guns, 280 horse-power; the Coquette, 6 guns, 200 horse-power; and the gunboats Cracker, Fancy, Swinger, Pincher, and Badger, of 60 horse-power each, and 2 guns.
Third Class.- The Tribune, 31 guns, 300 horse-power; the Rosamond, 6 guns, 280-horse power; the Vigilant, 4 guns, 200 horse-power; the Vulture, 6 guns, 470 horse-power; the Cygnet, 5 guns, 80 horse-power; and the gunboats Cheerful, Rambler, Pet, Daisy, Angler, Chub, Ant, Pert, and Decoy, of two guns each and 21 horse-power.
4th Class.- The screw transport Fox, 200 horse-power; the Erebus, 16 guns, 200 horse-power; the Meteor, 14 guns, 150 horse-power; and the Glatton, 14 guns, 150 horse-power.
The foregoing - not including the gunboats and mortar vessels in Haslar-yard - consist of seven line-of-battle ships, four frigates, two corvettes, nine sloops, three floating batteries, 20 gunboats, and one troop steamer. They give a total force of 1,150 guns, propelled by 11,420 horse-power (nominal). The Fox steam troopship is given in this return as not carrying any guns, but in the official Navy List she still carried "42" attached to her name.