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William Loney RN - Background

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NamePrince RegentExplanation
Type1st rate TypeTwo-decker
Launched (Sail)12 April 1823 Converted to screw27 May 1861
HullWooden Length218 feet
PropulsionSail Men830
Builders measure2613 tons Builders measure (as screw)2613 tons
Displacement  Displacement (as screw) 
Guns120 Guns (as screw)89
Fate1873 Last in commission-
Class    
Ships bookADM 135/373   
Snippets concerning career prior to conversion
DateEvent
12 April 1823Launched as 1st rate sailing ship at Chatham Dockyard.
January 1840Out of commission at Portsmouth
April 1844
- September 1847
Razeed to 92 guns
7 December 1847
- 21 December 1849
Commanded by Captain William Fanshawe Martin, Channel squadron
21 December 1849
- 18 May 1852
Commanded by Commodore William Fanshawe Martin, Channel squadron
20 May 1852
- 3 March 1854
Commanded by Captain Frederick Hutton, flagship of Rear-Admiral Armar Lowry Corry, Channel squadron
3 March 1854
- 16 December 1854
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Captain Henry Smith, the Baltic during the Russian War
Career as unarmoured wooden screw vessel
DateEvent
27 May 1861Completed as screw at Portsmouth Dockyard.
 Never fitted for sea as screw
28 July 1873Breaking up completed.
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
(various)The 1844 Experimental squadron.
Fr 5 January 1866The paddle-wheel steamer Virago, 6, 300-horse power, attached to the Chatham, steam reserve, is undergone most extensive repairs to both hull and machinery in No. 1 dock, in order that she may be brought forward for commission. Her machinery has been removed into the factory for a thorough overhaul and repair, and her boilers have been taken out. The nature of the repairs ordered to be carried out will detain her in dock for some months.
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