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HMS Glasgow (1861)

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Launched28 March 1861   
HullWooden Length250 feet
PropulsionScrew Men550
Builders measure3027 tons   
Displacement4020 tons   
Fate1884 Last in commission1875
Ships bookADM 135/194   
28 March 1861Launched at Portsmouth Dockyard.
24 May 1871
- 20 July 1875
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth until paying off at Portsmouth) by Captain Theodore Morton Jones, flagship of Rear-Admiral James Horsford Cockburn then Arthur Cumming (after Cockburn died), East Indies
December 1884Sold for breaking up
Extracts from the Times newspaper
Sa 3 July 1875The Glasgow, screw frigate, Capt. Theodore M. Jones, the flagship of Rear-Admiral Cumming, late in command of the East India station, arrived at Spithead yesterday morning, having been relieved by the Undaunted, the flagship of Rear-Admiral R.J. Macdonald The Glasgow arrived at Gibraltar on the 21st ult. from Malta, and left on tho 22d. The passage home has been slow and tedious, in consequence of a breakdown in her machinery, which necessitated the engines being worked at half-boiler power. The Glasgow brings home the crew of the Daphne, sloop, Commander Foot. The crew have suffered greatly from the excessive heat at Aden. Having been away four years, the Glasgow will go into harbour for the purpose of dismantling and paying off.
Ma 5 July 1875Rear-Admiral Arthur Cumming, C.B., late in command of the East India squadron, struck his flag on board the Glasgow, Capt. Jones, at sunset on Saturday evening. The ship steamed into Portsmouth harbour during the forenoon to dismantle and pay off. In consequence of the indisposition of Admiral Cumming the customary salutes between the frigate and the flagship were not exchanged on the arrival of the former at Spithead on Friday.
Ma 26 July 1875On Tuesday last the screw frigate Glasgow, 28, Capt. T.M. Jones, and late flagship of Rear-Admiral Cumming on the East India station, was paid off at Portsmouth, under the superintendence of Capt. Sullivan, of the Duke of Wellington. The Glasgow was commissioned on the 24th of May, 1871, at Portsmouth, and left England on the 10th of June to relieve the Forte, the flagship of the late Rear-Admiral Cockburn. The ship’s company were marched to the dockyard gates, headed by the band of the St. Vincent training-ship, and it may be mentioned as a fact which speaks well for the sober and thrifty character of the crew that between 7 and 8 o’clock in the morning nearly £10,000 was paid them from the savings-bank which had been established on board by permission of the Admiralty.

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