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William Loney RN - Ships

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For each ship in which William or Edward Loney served the table below gives:

See here for an explanation of some of the tabulated data (and go here for a complete list of ships of the mid-Victorian navy).

Wanderer Second class brig, 16 guns N. Arch.   19 November 1839 -
15 September 1840
Officers
Class Racer class (1832)
Type second class brig
Designer Symonds
Length on lower deck 100'6"
Length of keel for tonnage 78'7"
Breadth 32'4"
Depth in hold 15'4"
Tons (b.m.) 428
Yard Chatham Dockyard
Date ordered 1832? (20.04.1833?)
Date keel laid 02.1833
Date launched 10.07.1835
Men (1840) 115: 71 officers and men, 24 boys, 20 marines
Guns 2x18(or 9) + 14x32*
Fate Broken up: 1850
Others in class Racer, Harlequin, Ringdove, Wolverine, Sappho, Lily, Liberty, Squirrel
Notes  

Persian Second class brig, 16 guns N. Arch. NMM 16 September 1840 -
8 January 1841
Officers
Class Pilot/Acorn class (1836)
Type second class brig
Designer Symonds
Length on lower deck 105'
Length of keel for tonnage 82'2 ¾"
Breadth 33'6"
Depth in hold 14'10"
Tons (b.m.) 481
Yard Pembroke Dockyard
Date ordered 1836?
Date keel laid 05.1838
Date launched 07.10.1839
Men 110
Guns 2x18(or 32) + 14x32*
Fate Broken up: 1866
Others in class Pilot, Grecian, Fantome, Acorn, Arab, Albatross, Bittern, Mariner, Elk, Despatch, Heron, Martin/Marten, Kangaroo (ex Dove)
Notes  

Dolphin Brig, 3 guns N. Arch. NMM 9 January 1841 -
29 November 1842
Officers
Class Pandora/Bonetta class (1832)
Type brig/brigantine
Designer Symonds
Length on lower deck 90'
Length of keel for tonnage 71'5"
Breadth 29'3"
Depth in hold 13'10"
Tons (b.m.) 319
Yard Sheerness Dockyard
Date ordered 1834?
Date keel laid 10.1834
Date launched 14.06.1836
Men (1841) 55: 37 officers and men, 10 boys, 8 marines
Guns various, finaly 3x32
Fate Transferred to Coastguard as "WV3": 1861
Broken up: 1894
Others in class Pandora, Bonetta, Spy, Rapid, Sealark, Dart
Notes  

Penelope 1st class steam frigate, paddle, 22 guns (ex-5th rate frigate) N. Arch. NMM 22 February 1845 -
29 July 1845
Officers
Data before conversion
Class Leda class (1794)
Type 5th rate frigate
Designer built to the lines of the French Hebe (taken 1782)
Length on lower deck 150'1 ½"
Length of keel for tonnage 125'2 ⅞"
Breadth 39'9"
Depth in hold 13'9"
Tons (b.m.) 1053
Yard Chatham Dockyard
Date ordered 1817? at Pembroke Dockyard but not begun?; 26.05.1827
Date keel laid 11.1827
Date launched 13.10.1829
Men 284
Guns UD 28x18, QD 8x9 + 6x32*, FC 2x9 + 2*32
Others in class Leda, Pomone, Shannon, Leonidas, Surprise, Briton, Lacedemonian, Tenedos, Lively, Amphitrite, Diamond, Thetis, Arethusa, Blanche, Trincomalee, Fisguard, Venus, Melampus, Amazon, Minerva, Latona, Nercus, Diana, Hamadryad, Aeolus=Eolus, Thisbe, Hebe, Cerberus, Circe, Clyde, Thames, Fox, Unicorn, Daedalus, Proserpine, Mermaid, Mercury, Thalia
Date converted 06.1842 - 04.1843
Data after conversion
Type 1st class steam frigate
Designer John Edye
Length 215'2"
Beam 40'9"
Depth 26'8"
Draught for'd 19'3"
Draught aft 20'3 ½"
Tons (b.m.) 1616
Yard Chatham Dockyard
Engines Seaward and Capel
Boilers 4 tubular boilers at 8 lb/sq in
Nominal Horse Power 650
Type engine direct, 2 cylinder
Speed in trials ca 11 kts
Guns (1843) MD 2+42/84cwt pivot + 10+42/2cwt*; UD 10x8"/65cwt
Guns (1856) MD 10+8"/65cwt; UD 2x10"/84cwt pivot + 4x8"/52cwt
Guns (1862) MD 8x32/50cwt; UD 2x110/82cwt RBL pivot + 2x64/71cwt RML
Fate Sold: 1864
Notes Earliest first class paddle frigate; only conversion of sailing frigate to paddle.
As paddle: barque-rigged with iron wire for standing rigging; one funnel.

Pantaloon Brig, 10 guns N. Arch.   30 July 1845 -
11 May 1846
Officers
Class -
Type brig
Designer Symonds
Length on lower deck 90'
Length of keel for tonnage 71'4 1/4"
Breadth 29'4 1/4"
Depth in hold 12'8"
Tons (b.m.) 323
Yard Troon
Date ordered -
Date keel laid ?
Date launched 1831
Men (1845) 80: 55 officers and men, 13 boys, 12 marines
Guns 2x6 + 8x18*
Fate Broken up: 1852
Others in class -
Notes Built as Duke of Portland's yacht
Purchased by the Navy: 05.12.1831

Amphitrite 6th rate corvette, 26 guns (ex-5th rate frigate) N. Arch. NMM 16 July 1847 -
26 July 1850
Officers
Class Leda class (1794)
Type originally: 5th rate frigate
Designer built to the lines of the French Hebe (taken 1782)
Length on lower deck 150'1 ½"
Length of keel for tonnage 125'2 7/8"
Breadth 39'9"
Depth in hold 13'9"
Tons (b.m.) 1053
Yard Bombay Dockyard
Date ordered 1812?
Date keel laid 08.1814
Date launched 14.04.1816
Men 284
Men (in 1848) 240: 176 officers and men, 33 boys, 29 marines
Guns UD 28x18, QD 8x9 + 6x32*, FC 2x9 + 2x32*
Fate Broken up: 1875
Others in class Leda, Pomone, Shannon, Leonidas, Surprise, Briton, Lacedemonian, Tenedos, Lively, Diamond, Thetis, Arethusa, Blanche, Trincomalee, Fisguard, Venus, Melampus, Amazon, Minerva, Latona, Nercus, Diana, Hamadryad, Aeolus=Eolus, Thisbe, Hebe, Cerberus, Circe, Clyde, Thames, Fox, Unicorn, Daedalus, Proserpine, Mermaid, Mercury, Penelope, Thalia
Notes Details here as originally built
Teal built
Cut down to a 6th-rate corvette, 26 guns: 1846
Transferred to the Coastguard: 1857
Lent by Coastguard to War Officer contractor for the forts at Portsmouth: ±1865

Apollo Troopship, 8 guns (ex-5th rate frigate, 46 guns) N. Arch.   25 January 1851 -
20 August 1851
Officers
Class Lively class (1799)
Type originally: 5th rate frigate
Designer Sir William Rule
Length on lower deck 154'
Length of keel for tonnage 129'8"
Breadth 39'5"
Depth in hold 13'6"
Tons (b.m.) 1072
Yard Parsons, Bursledon
Date ordered 1803?
Date keel laid 04.1804
Date launched 27.06.1805
Men 284/300
Men (in 1850) 116: 90 officers and men, 18 boys, 8 marines
Guns UD 28x18, QD 2x9 + 12x32*, FC 2x9 + 2x32*
Fate Broken up: 1856
Others in class Lively, Resistance, Horatio, Spartan, Statira, Hussar, Undaunted, Menelaus, Nisus, Macedonian, Crescent, Bacchante, Nymphe, Sirius, Laurel
Notes To be converted to a Royal Yacht, but conversion not completed: 1822
Troopship: 1838
Storeship: 1853

Hydra Steam sloop, paddle, 6 guns N. Arch.   17 January 1852 -
10 May 1856
Officers
Class Hydra class
Type 2nd class steam sloop
Designer Symonds, John Edye
Length 165'
Beam 32'10"
Depth 20'4"
Draught for'd 12'1"
Draught aft 13'
Tons (b.m.) 817
Tons (disp.) 1096
Yard Chatham Dockyard
Engines Boulton and Watt beam engine
Boilers Iron tubular, mfg. Woolwich Dockyard
Nominal Horse Power 220
Coal 356 tons
Salt provisions 3 months
Bread provisions 3 months
Water 31 tons, 18 cwt
Speed in trials ca 9 kts
Date laid down 01.1838
Date launched 06.1838
Date completed 1839
Men 135: 21 officers, 27 petty officers, 48 men (including 12 stokers), 19 boys, 20 marines
Guns as completed 2x68 (95cwt pivot) + 2x32 (25cwt) or
2x18" (65cwt) + 2x32 (50cwt) (accounts differ)
Guns 1842-1851 2x10" (84cwt pivot) + 2x32 (34cwt)
Guns 1852-1856 2x10" (84cwt pivot, 9ft) + 4x32 (25cwt, 6ft)
Guns 1862 1x110 (82cwt RBL pivot) + 1x10" (84cwt pivot) + 4x32(17cwt)
Fate Broken up: 05.1870
Others in class Hecate, Hecla
Notes Much overweight as completed, the guns were usually landed for a long voyage.
Carried coal for 2400 miles (ten days) at full power. Said to be good sea boats.

Melampus 5th rate frigate, 42 guns N. Arch.   17 December 1856 -
28 February 1858
Officers
Class Leda class (1794)
Type 5th rate frigate
Designer built to the lines of the French Hebe (taken 1782)
Length on lower deck 150'1½"
Length of keel for tonnage 125'2 7/8"
Breadth 39'9"
Depth in hold 13'9"
Tons (b.m.) 1053
Yard Pembroke Yard
Date ordered 23.04.1817
Date keel laid 08.1817
Date launched 10.08.1820
Men 284
Men (1858) 90: 9 officers, 6 petty officers, 28 men, 32 boys (1st and 2nd class), 15 marines
Guns UD 28x18, QD 8x9 + 6x32*, FC 2x9 + 2x32*
Guns (1858) UD 16x32 (42 cwt, 6'0")
Fate Sold: 1906
Others in class Leda, Pomone, Shannon, Leonidas, Surprise, Briton, Lacedemonian, Tenedos, Lively, Diamond, Thetis, Arethusa, Blanche, Trincomalee, Fisguard, Venus, Amphitrite, Amazon, Minerva, Latona, Nercus, Diana, Hamadryad, Aeolus=Eolus, Thisbe, Hebe, Cerberus, Circe, Clyde, Thames, Fox, Unicorn, Daedalus, Proserpine, Mermaid, Mercury, Penelope, Thalia
Notes to War Office as ???: 1886
to Admiralty: 1891
Ordinance Store at Chatham: 1895

Arrogant Screw frigate, 47 guns N. Arch. NMM 1 March 1858 -
22 August 1859
Officers
Class -
Type screw frigate
Designer John Fincham
Engines Penn and Son, horizontal trunk
Boilers Iron, tubular, mfg. Portsmouth Dockyard
Nominal Horse Power 360
Coal 230 tons in boxes
Water 100 tons
Salt provisions 170 days
Bread provisions 180 days
Speed in trials 8.64 kts
Length 200'
Beam 45' 8"
Depth 15' 1"
Tons (b.m.) 1872
Yard Portsmouth Dockyard
Date ordered ?
Date laid down ?
Date launched 05.04.1848
Men (1859) 155: 22 officers, 21 petty officers, 67 men, 25 boys (1st and 2nd class), 20 marines
Guns 47: MD 14x32 (56cwt 9'6") + 14x8" (65cwt 9'0"), QD 2x32 (50cwt 9'0"), FC 10x32 (32cwt 6'6") + 1x68 (96cwt 10'0") + 6x32 (32cwt 6'6")
Fate Broken up: 1867
Others in class None
Notes  

Dauntless Screw frigate, 31 guns N. Arch. NMM 23 August 1859 -
18 January 1860
Officers
Class -
Type screw frigate
Designer John Fincham
Engines Robert Napier, horizontal fitted gearing
Boilers Iron, tubular, mfg. Portsmouth Dockyard
Nominal Horse Power 580
Length on lower deck ?
Length of keel for tonnage ?
Breadth ?
Depth in hold ?
Tons (b.m.) 2520
Yard ?
Date ordered ?
Date keel laid ?
Date launched 1847
Men (1860) 165: 21 officers, 16 petty officers, 83 men, 25 boys (1st and 2nd class), 20 marines
Guns 31: MD 2x32 (56cwt) + 20x8" (52cwt), QD 8x32 (45cwt) + 1x68 (95cwt)
Fate Sold: 1885
Others in class -
Notes  

Emerald Screw frigate, 35 guns N. Arch.   16 July 1860 -
2 April 1861
Officers
Data before conversion
Class Emerald class (1848)
Type Frigate, 60 guns
Designer John Edye & Isaac Watts
Length on lower deck 185'
Length of keel for tonnage 152'2 1/8"
Breadth 52'
Depth in hold 15'8"
Tons (b.m.) 2147
Yard Deptford Dockyard
Date ordered 30.03.1848
Date keel laid 04.06.1849
Date "not be be advanced" 1851
Date order to convert to screw 24.05.1854
Men 500
Guns UD 30x8", QD+FC 20x32(8½") + 2x32(9½"), waist 8x32(8")
Others in class Melpomene, Imperieuse, Immortalite
Data after conversion
Date start of conversion 29.05.1854
Date launched 19.07.1856
Date in active service 01.06.1859
Type screw frigate
Hull Wood
Length on lower deck 237'0"
Length of keel for tonnage 202'3 5/8"
Breadth 16'8"
Tons (b.m.) 2913
Engines Ravenhill, Salkeld & Co.
Horse Power 600
Type engine Horizontal, direct action
Boiler Iron, tubular
Speed in trials ?
Date 20.11(?).1856: Sheerness. Fitted for 2nd class steam reserve
Date 11.06.1858: Sheerness. Fitted for 1st division of steam ordinary
Date 1864: in reserve
Men (1860) 570: 42 officers, 72 petty officers, 329 seamen, 47 boys (1st and 2nd class), 70 marines
Guns (1860) MD 30x8" (65cwt, 9'), QD 12x32 (58cwt, 9'6"), FC 8x32 (58cwt, 9'6") + 1x68 (95cwt, 10')
Coal in coal boxes 310 tons
Coal elsewhere none
Water in tanks 69 tons
Salt provisions for 105 days
Bread for 60 days
Fate 19.12.1868: Sheerness. In the Medway, locked up in accordance with Admiralty Order.
25.10.1869: Admiralty. Sheerness to forward a valuation of the stores on board for selling.
02.12.1869: Sold by public auction at Lloyds' together with hull to Messrs Castle and Sons [uncertain?] for £9000
Note The launch date given in the PRO description of the Ships Book ADM 135/152 (1854) is incorrect (probably due to misreading the data in the header of folio 10)

Cumberland Two decker, 24 guns (ex 3rd rate, 70 guns) N. Arch. NMM 3 April 1861 -
14 April 1864
Officers
Class Boscawen class (1834)
Type two decker, 3rd rate, 70 guns
Designer Symonds
Length on lower deck 180'
Length of keel for tonnage 146'8"
Breadth 54'
Depth in hold 22'4"
Tons (b.m.) 2212
Yard Chatham Dockyard
Date ordered 1836?
Date keel laid 04.1836
Date launched 21.10.1842
Men 620
Guns (originally?) GD 24x32 + 2x68, MD 28x32, QD 8x32, FC 4x32, RH 4x18(*?)
Guns (1842) GD 22x32/56cwt + 4x8"/65cwt, MD 26x32/50cwt + 2x8"/65cwt, QD+FC+RH 16x32/42cwt
Fate Destroyed by fire: 1889
Others in class Boscawen
Notes Sheer hulk at Sheerness: 1863
Training ship in the Clyde for the Clyde Industrial Training Ship Association: 1869

Glasgow Screw frigate, 28 guns N. Arch.   24 May 1871 -
10 November 1872
Officers
Class Immortalité
Type 4th rate screw frigate
Hull Wood
Designer Surveyors Dept.
Length between perps. 250' 6"
Length of keel for tonnage 414' 7 5/8"
Breadth (moulded) 50'9"
Depth in hold 19' 2"
Tons (b.m.) 3037
Tons (disp. 3984
Yard Portsmouth (Conway's All the worlds fighting ships 1860-1905 = Woolwich)
Engines Ravenhill & Salkeld
Horse Power (nominal?) 600
Indicated Horse Power 2020
Type engine Direct action, horizontal
Boiler Tubular, brass
Speed in trials 11.54 kts
Date ordered 31 March 1855
Date keel laid 12 September 1859
Date launched 28 March 1861
Men (1869) 540
Men (1871) 515: 47 officers, 75 petty officers, 272 seamen, 46 1st & 2nd class boys, 75 marines
Water in tanks 81 tons
Salt for 100 days
Bread for 75 days
Guns (initially) MD 30x8"(65cwt/9'0"); UD 18x32(58cwt/9'6") + 2 pivot + 1
Guns (1871) MD 4 x 7" MLR(6.5ton/11') + 18 x 64 MLR(71cwt/9'10"); UD 6x64 MLR(71cwt/9'10" 4 chase, 2 side)
Fate Sold 1884
Others in class Immortalité, Bristol, Newcastle, Undaunted
Notes Sources: ship's book ADM 135/194, ship's log ADM 53/10384 and muster book ADM 38/6295

Express (ex-packet) brig, 6 guns N. Arch.   26 July 1851 -
15 March 1852
Officers
Class Star
Type Brig
Designer Symonds
Length on lower deck 95'
Length of keel for tonnage 74'10"
Breadth 30'3"
Depth in hold 14'10"
Tons (b.m.) 358
Yard Colston, Depford
Date ordered 1834?
Date keel laid 09.1834
Date launched 08.10.1835
Men 44/80
Guns as packet 3*?
2x6 + 4x128
later: 6x23
Fate Sold 11.01.1862 to Marshall, Plymouth 
Others in class Star, Ranger, Swift, Linnet, Alert, Penguin, Peterel, Crane, Ferret, Philomel, Cygnet, Heroine, Hound
Notes Built as three masted packet

Imaum Hulk, receiving ship N. Arch.   16 March 1852 -
16 January 1853
Officers
Class  
Type 3rd rate sailing ship, 76 guns (built as East Indiaman)
Designer ?
Length on lower deck 177'
Length of keel for tonnage 145'5¾"
Breadth 48'4"
Depth in hold 21
Tons (b.m.) 1776
Yard East India Company, Bombay
Date ordered  
Date keel laid  
Date launched 10.11.1826
Date acquired by Royal Navy 09.03.1836
Date hulked 1842
Men  
Guns (initially in RN) 76
Guns (as hulk) ?
Fate Broken up at Jamaica 1863
Others in class None
Notes ex-East Indiaman "Liverpool"; presented to the Royal Navy by the Imam of Muscat in 1836
Hulked as receiving ship at Port Royal, Jamaica

Buzzard Wooden paddle sloop, 6 guns N. Arch.   16 January 1853 -
9 December 1855
Officers
Class  
Type Wooden paddle sloop
Designer  
Length 185' 0"
Beam 34'0"
Depth 20"0'
Draught for'd  
Draught aft  
Tons (b.m.) 980
Tons (disp.) 1530
Yard Pembroke
Engines Miller, oscillating
Boilers  
Nominal Horse Power 300
Coal  
Salt provisions  
Bread provisions  
Water  
Speed in trials 10 kts
Date laid down Oct 1847
Date launched 24 Mar 1849
Date completed 1851 (at Devonport)
Men  
Guns as completed 2x10" (84cwt) + 4x32 (25cwt)
Guns later 1x68 (95cwt) + 1x10" (84cwt) + 4x32 (25cwt)
Guns later 1x110 (82cwt RBL) + 1x10" (84cwt) + 4x32 (25cwt)
Fate Broken up 1883
Others in class  
Notes  

Eurydice 6th rate frigate, 26 guns N. Arch.   25 August 1855 -
5 December 1855
Officers
Class  
Type  
Designer John Edye
Length on lower deck 141'
Length of keel for tonnage  
Breadth 39'
Depth in hold  
Tons (b.m.) 908
Tons (disp.) 921
Yard Portsmouth
Date ordered  
Date keel laid  
Date launched 16.05.1843
Men 24 officers, 39 petty officers, 105 seamen, 33 boys, 29 marines = 230
Water in tanks 84 tons
Water in casks 6 tons
Salt for 140 days
Bread for 100 days
Guns MD 2x8" (52cwt/8'0") + 16x32 (40cwt/7'6"); QD 2x32 (42 cwt/8'0") + 6x32 (25 cwt/6'0")
Fate Foundered off Isle of Wight: 24 March 1878
Others in class  
Notes Converted to training ship for ordinary seamen in 1877 (or 1861?); recommissioned 7 Feb 1877

Caesar Screw 2nd rate, 90 guns N. Arch.   28 June 1858 -
21 July 1861
Officers
Class Caesar
Type Screw 2nd rate
Hull Wood
Designer Committee of Reference
Length between perps. 207'4"
Length of keel for tonnage 170'7"
Breadth (moulded) 56'
Depth in hold 23'4"
Tons (b.m.) 2761
Tons (disp.)  
Yard Pembroke
Engines Penn
Horse Power 400
Indicated Horse Power 1420
Type engine  
Boiler  
Speed in trials 10.274 kt
Date ordered 18.10.1848
Date keel laid 08.48
Conversion to steam 22.11.1852
Date launched 08-10.08.1853
Men 53 officers, 80 petty officers, 507 seamen, 64 boys, 150 marines = 850
Water in tanks 138 tons
Water in casks 20 tons
Salt for 3 months
Bread for 3 months
Guns LD 20x8" (65cwt/9'0") & 12x32 (58cwt/9'6"); MD 8x8" (65cwt/9'0") & 24x32 (58cwt/9'6"); QD 16x32 (42 cwt/8'0"); FC 10x32 (42 cwt/8'0")
Fate Sold for £8893 to C.J. Mare 09.04.1870
Others in class None
Notes Took two days to launch

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