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Royal George

Nominal Guns120BWAS-1817
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.11.1852BWAS-1817
First Commissioned25.10.1853BWAS-1817
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1817
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B065
Ship ClassCaledonia Class (1794)B065
Designed by
William RuleBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
John Penn & SonBritish
Ship Builder
CategoryFirst RateBWAS-1817
Ship TypeScrew Ship of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold for Break Up23.1.1875BWAS-1817


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1817
Length of Gundeck205' 7 ½"Imperial Feet62.4967 
Length of Keel171' 0"Imperial Feet52.1208 
Breadth54' 6 ½"Imperial Feet16.4719 
Depth in Hold23' 2"Imperial Feet7.0273 
Burthen2,615 5794Tons BM 


10.1853Broadside Weight = 2034 Imperial Pound ( 922.419 kg)BWAS-1817
Lower Gun Deck8 British 8 (ML 8)
Lower Gun Deck24 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck4 British 8 (ML 8)
Middle Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck34 British 32-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 British 32-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1853950 BWAS-1817

6 Ship Commanders

25.10.1853 - 13.2.1856Captain
Henry John CodringtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1829-1877
13.2.1856 - 29.8.1856Captain
Robert Spencer RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1821-1866
9.4.1858 - 1.7.1848Captain
John Coghlan FitzgeraldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1818-1859
4.1864 - 3.4.1865Captain
Michael de CourcyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1824-1865
3.4.1865 - 4.1868Captain
Thomas MillerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1868
4.1868 - 31.1.1869Captain
Robert JenkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1868-1869

Service History


Troop transport to the Crimea

1860Refitted as a 89 gun Second Rate Screw Ship of the LineBWAS-1817


Previous comments on this page

Posted by ERIC FRY on Friday 25th of March 2022 22:47

My great-grandfather John Lickfold (1830-1931) was aboard this ship during the Crimean war as an able seaman.

Posted by Candy Herwin on Friday 17th of September 2021 16:14

Researching Henry Duncan Grant who was a mate aboard the ship under Codrington..much later he became an admiral....anyone have any notes about the ship etc thx

Posted by Brian Mahoney on Tuesday 31st of August 2021 08:17

Was this the rear Admirals ship ?
I believe my 2nd G grandfather John Turner was the chief engineer on this ship.
Can anyone confirm this ?

Posted by Cy on Monday 23rd of November 2020 11:32

Thanks, corrected

Posted by David Hannam on Monday 23rd of November 2020 10:17

1853 to 1856, you have the wrong Captain of the ship, not Sir Edward but his son HENRY JOHN CODRINGTON.
I think that you show Sir Edward having died in 1851?

Posted by Nigel Robert Baker Linwood on Tuesday 11th of July 2017 16:11

I have for some time now been tracing my ancestry back through the years and find that my GtGt Grandfather was on board this ship HMS Royal George from the 11th Feb 1854 until 5th May 1856 as an Acting Seamen it was during this time he was at Crimea during the war and was awarded the Baltic Medal.

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