HMS Glasgow (1861)
HMS Glasgow (1861)

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NameGlasgow (1861)Explanation
Launched28 March 1861   
HullWooden Length250 feet
PropulsionScrew Men550
Builders measure3027 tons   
Displacement4020 tons   
Fate1884 Last in commission1875
ClassImmortalité Class (as screw)Bristol
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 12 November 1864The following is the list of the vessels of the Royal navy which will be armed, and are now being armed, with the new description of 300-pounder and other guns in course of issue. The figures after each vessel specify the number of guns of the description mentioned she will carry. To mount the 12-ton 300-pounders:- Bellerophon, 10; Royal Sovereign, 5; Minotaur, 4; Scorpion, 4; Wiveren, 4; Prince Albert, 4; Agincourt, 4; and Northumberland, 4. To be armed with the 6½-ton guns:- The Achilles, 20; Black Prince, 20; Warrior, 20; Lord Warden, 20; Lord Clyde, 20; Royal Oak, 20; Prince Consort, 20; Royal Alfred, 20; Caledonia, 20; Ocean, 20; Minotaur, 18 ; Agincourt, 18; Valiant, 16; Zealous, 16; Hector, 16; Defence, 10; Resistance, 10; Endymion, 6; Mersey, 4; Orlando, 4, Pallas, 4; Favourite, 4; Research, 4; Enterprise, 4; Amazon, 2; Viper, 2; and Vixen, 2. To mount the 64-pounder muzzle-loader:- The Bristol, 12; Melpomene, 12; Liverpool, 12; Severn, 12; Arethusa, 12; Phoebe, 12;. Shannon, 12; Octavia, 12; Constance, 12; Sutlej, 12; Undaunted, 12; Impérieuse, 12; Aurora, 12; Leander, 12; Bacchante, 12; Emerald, 12; Phaeton, 12: Narcissus, 12; Forte, 12; Euryalus, 12; Topaz, 12; Newcastle, 12; Liffey, 12; Immortalité, 12; Glasgow, 12; Clio, 8, North Star, 8 [laid down 1860, cancelled 1865]; Racoon, 8; Challenge[r], 8; and Menai, 8 [laid down 1860, cancelled 1864]. The following will be supplied with the 64-pounder breech-loaders:- The Scout, 8; Rattlesnake, 8; Cadmus, 8; Scylla, 8; Barossa, 8; Jason, 8; Charybdis, 8; Wolverine, 8; Pylades, 8; Orestes, 8; Pearl, 8; Pelorus, 8; Satellite, 8; Acheron, 4 [laid down 1861, cancelled 1863]; Shearwater, 4; Valorous, 4; Furious, 4; Bittern, 4 [laid down 1861, cancelled 1863]; Magicienne, 4; and Columbine, 4. A supply of the 6½-ton smooth-bore 100-pounder wrought iron guns has already been received at Chatham, and it is understood that the first supply of the 300-pounder rifled 12-ton Armstrong gun may shortly be expected at the Ordnance wharf.
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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