HMS Irresistible (1859)
HMS Irresistible (1859)

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NameIrresistible (1859)Explanation
TypeSecond rate TypeTwo-decker
Launched27 October 1859   
HullWooden Length190 feet
PropulsionScrew Men750
Builders measure2589 tons   
Displacement3842 tons   
Fate1894 Last in commission1868
Class  Class (as screw)Majestic
Ships bookADM 135/255   
27 October 1859Launched at Chatham Dockyard.
1 April 1864
- 16 May 1865
Commanded (from commissioning at Sheerness) by Captain John Bourmaster Dickson, Coast Guard, Southampton Water (replacing Dauntless)
(27 May 1865)
- 26 September 1867
Commanded by Captain John Borlase, Coast Guard, Southampton (and July 1867 to Spithead for review)
5 June 1868
- 30 September 1858
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Commander Arthur George Robertson Roe, for transport to Bermuda
September 1868Depot ship, Bermuda.
(1870)Bermuda, ship's company borne in Terror.
(1879)Depot ship, Bermuda.
(1890)Depot ship, Bermuda.
1894Sold at Bermuda.

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