HMS Waterloo (1833)
HMS Waterloo (1833)

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NameWaterloo (1833)Explanation
TypeFirst rate TypeTwo-decker
Launched (Sail)10 June 1833 Converted to screw12 November 1859
HullWooden Length218 feet
PropulsionSail Men830
Builders measure2694 tons Builders measure (as screw)2694 tons
Displacement  Displacement (as screw)4579 tons
Guns120 Guns (as screw)89
Fate1918 Last in commission1866
Class  Class (as screw)Caledonia
Ships book   
Snippets concerning career prior to conversion
10 June 1833Launched as 1st rate sailing ship at Chatham Dockyard
5 August 1851Commanded (from commissioning at Sheerness) by Captain Montagu Stopford, Sheerness (fitting for the flagship of Vice-Admiral James Whitley Deans Dundas in the Mediterranean, until Britannia was selected instead)
January 1852
- 1 April 1852
Commanded by Captain George Rodney Mundy, flagship of Vice-Admiral Joscelin Percy, Sheerness
1 April 1852
- 5 December 1853
Commanded by Captain Montagu Stopford, flagship of Vice-Admiral Josceline Percy, Sheerness
9 December 1853
- 28 February 1859
Commanded (until paying off at Sheerness) by Captain Frederick Herbert Kerr, flagship of Vice-Admiral Josceline Percy then Vice-Admiral William Gordon, Sheerness
1 June 1857
- 28 February 1859
Commanded by Captain Henry Harvey, flagship of Vice-Admiral Edward Harvey, Sheerness
Career as unarmoured wooden screw vessel
12 November 1859Undocked as screw at Sheerness Dockyard
27 February 1862Renamed Conqueror (after Conqueror, 1855-1861, was lost)
24 November 1863
- 21 February 1866
Commanded (from commissioning at Sheerness until paying off at Sheerness) by Captain William Garnham Luard, China (including the bombardment of Simonoseki)
11 August 1876Renamed Warspite, training ship at Woolwich (for the Marine Society), replacing 3rd rate sailing ship (1807-1876) of that name, accidentally burnt.
(1879)Lent to the Marine Society, off Woolwich
(1890)Lent to the Marine Society, off Woolwich, for training boys for Royal Navy and Merchant Service
1901Moved to Greenhithe, Kent
20 January 1918Burnt (replaced by Hermione, 1893, which was renamed Warspite)
Extracts from the Times newspaper
Ma 19 January 1852

17 January 1852

Appointments: Master Edward M. Vincent (1851) to the Hydra steam sloop, at Sheerness.
Surgeon William Loney, M.D. (1845), to the Hydra.
Assistant Surgeons. - Thomas Hunter (1845), from the Waterloo, 120, flag-ship at Sheerness, to the Hydra; Francis H. Blaxall (1848), from the Victory, flag ship at Portsmouth. for service in the Naval Hospital, to the Waterloo, vice Hunter.
We 31 December 1856The following ships and vessels are now in port at Sheerness, in harbour, fitting-basin, and in docks, viz.:- The Edinburgh, 60 guns, Captain Edward P. Halsted; the Waterloo, 120 guns, Captain Lord Frederick Kerr, flagship; the Formidable, 84 guns, Captain-Superintendent John Jervis Tucker; the Royal George, 102 guns; the Terrible, 21 guns; the new screw steam corvette Scylla. 21 guns; the Argus, 6 guns; the Eurotas, 12 guns, screw mortar-ship; the Hydra, 6 guns; the Terror, 14 guns, floating battery; the Horatio, 12 guns; the Russell, 60 guns; the Hawke, 60 guns, Captain James Willcox, C.B., &c.; the Phoenix, 6 guns.; the Renard, 6 guns; the Foxhound, 6 guns; the Pylades, 21 guns; the Trusty, 14 guns, floating battery; the new screw steam frigate Emerald, 51 guns; the Hermes, 6 guns, Commander William E.A. Gordon; the Lizard steamvessel, Lieutenant-Commander Thomas B. Christopher; the Myrtle steamvessel, Master-Commander William S. Bourchier; the African steamvessel, Second Master-Commander R. Harvey; the Fearless steamvessel; the Wildfire steam tender to Waterloo, Master-Commander George Brockman; the Melampus, 42 guns, Captain L. Heath, C. B., &c. The gunboats Louisa, Magnet, Erne, Mayflower, Ruby, Sandfly, Carnation, Spanker, Pelter, Fly, Hasty, Cochin, Julia, Dwarf, Fidget, Griper, Mastiff, Mistletoe, Traveller, Spey, Surly, Herring, Sepoy, Bullfrog, Tickler, Manly, Thistle, and the new screw steam despatch gunboat Nimrod. The new ship Meeanee, 80 guns, is in No. 2 dry dock, being altered to receive screw steam machinery.
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