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HMS Gibraltar (1860)

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NameGibraltarExplanation
Type2nd rate TypeTwo-decker
Launched16 August 1860   
HullWooden Length252 feet
PropulsionScrew Men930
Builders measure3716 tons   
Displacement5724 tons   
Guns101   
Fate1899 Last in commission1867
Class  Class (as screw)Duncan
Ships bookADM 135/206   
Career
DateEvent
16 August 1860Launched at Devonport Dockyard
8 September 1863
- December 1864
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth) by Captain James Charles Prevost, Mediterranean
26 November 1864
- 12 January 1867
Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Captain Robert Coote, Mediterranean
1872Lent as training ship for boys in Belfast (Belfast Training Ship Committee)
1889Renamed Grampian
1899Sold to Castle for breaking up at Charlton
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Th 13 September 1860The following ships and gunboats in the first-class steam reserve could be got ready for the pendant at a short notice:- The Windsor Castle, 100; the Revenge, 91; the Orlando, 60; the Forth, 12; the Seahorse, 12; the Merlin, 6; and the Hyena, the Gleaner, the Nightingale, the Steady, the Spider, the Delight, the Goldfinch, the Charon, and the Lark. The following, in Keyham steam yard, are in a forward state:- The Howe, 121; the Gibraltar, 101; the Brunswick, 80; the Phoebe, 51; the Narcissus, 51; the Jason, 21; and the Desperate, 8.
We 15 November 1871The Hotspur, 3, double screw iron armour-plated, ram, was commissioned at Devonport yesterday by Capt. Lord John Hay, C.B. The ship will move into Plymouth Sound on Thursday, and will be inspected by the Commander-in-Chief on Friday, and will probably leave on Saturday for an experimental cruise. The Gibraltar, screw ship, is coming into the north basin at Keyham to have her engines and boilers taken out, and to be fitted as a training ship for boys at Belfast.
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