HMS Fisgard (launched as Audacious, 1869)
HMS Fisgard (launched as Audacious, 1869)


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NameFisgard (launched as Audacious, 1869)Explanation
TypeCentral battery ironclad   
Launched27 February 1869
HullIron
PropulsionScrew
Builders measure3774 tons
Displacement6010 tons
Guns14
Fate1927
ClassAudacious
Ships bookADM 135/30
Note1902 torpedo d.s.
1904 = Fisgard.
1906 t.s.
1914 = Imperiéuse, repair ship
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
1 October 1870
- 5 July 1871
Commanded by Captain David Spain, ship of First Reserve, Kingstown, Ireland
23 November 1871
- 4 May 1873
Commanded by Captain Charles Webley Hope, ship of First Reserve, Hull
18 September 1873
- 17 March 1874
Commanded by Captain Henry Dennis Hickley, Coast Guard, River Humber
1 September 1874
- 23 December 1877
Commanded (from commissioning at Chatham) by Captain Philip Howard Colomb, flagship of Vice-Admiral Alfred Phillipps Ryder, China
31 August 1877
- 23 February 1879
Commanded by Captain Francis Durrant, flagship of Vice-Admiral Charles Farrell Hillyar on the China station
28 December 1882
- 27 March 1883
Commanded by Captain George John Anstruther
5 January 1884
- 6 January 1886
Commanded by Hugo Lewis Pearson, flag-ship of Vice Admiral Sir William Montagu Dowell, China
31 October 1885
- 24 January 1888
Commanded by Robert Hastings Harris
25 January 1888
- 29 February 1888
Commanded by John Borlase Warren
1 April 1890
- 1893
Commanded by Captain Arthur Cecil Henry Paget, coast guard, Hull
1904Renamed Fisgard
1914Renamed Imperiéuse


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