Albion

2964
Nominal Guns90B028
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered21.6.1839B065
Keel Laid Down13.8.1839B065
Acquired6.9.1842B028
ShipyardDevonport Dockyard - Plymouth B028
Ship ClassAlbion ClassB028
CategorySecond RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Sold for Break Up8.1884B181

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck204' 0"Imperial Feet62.1792 
Length of Keel166' 0"Imperial Feet50.5968 
Breadth60' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet18.2944 
Depth in Hold23' 8"Imperial Feet7.0781 
Burthen3,111Tons BM 

Armament


1842Broadside Weight = 1384 Imperial Pound ( 627.644 kg)B065
Lower Gun Deck4 British 68-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck6 British 8inch
Quarterdeck16 British 32-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 8inch
Forecastle8 British 32-Pounder

1842Broadside Weight = 1384 Imperial Pound ( 627.644 kg)B028
Gun Deck4 British 68-Pounder
Gun Deck78 British 32-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 8inch

1861Broadside Weight = 962 Imperial Pound ( 436.267 kg)B181
Gun Deck1 British 68-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck32 British 8inch
Upper Gun Deck32 British 32-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle26 British 32-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1839750Design Complement
1861830 B181

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.11.1843 - 27.2.1847CaptainNicholas Lockyer (1781-1847)W0251.4.1847 - 2.4.1748CaptainSir Charles Howe Fremantle (1800-1869)W02529.5.1850 - 2.7.1852CaptainWilliam James Hope Johnstone (1798-1878)W0252.7.1852 - 7.7.1855CaptainStephen Lushington (1803-1877)W0257.7.1855 - 7.3.1856CaptainJames Robert Drummond (1812-1895)W025

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.11.1843 - 1847Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir David Milne (1763-1845)W025

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.11.1843 - 2.2.1846LieutenantGeorge Curtis Adams (1807-1883)NBD18498.7.1845 - 9.11.1846LieutenantArther CummingNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
23.1.1844Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £77167.0.0dB181
2.4.1848Paid off at PlymouthW025
4.1860Refitted as a 66 gun Second Rate Screw Ship of the Line
1862Refitted as a 86 gun Second Rate Screw Ship of the Line
1863Refitted as a 76 gun Second Rate Screw Ship of the Line


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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