H.M.S. Duke of Wellington (1852)

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H.M.S. Duke of Wellington (1852)
Builder: Pembroke Royal Dockyard[1]
Laid down: May, 1849[2]
Launched: 14 Sep, 1852[3]
Completed: 4 Feb, 1853[4]
Broken up: 1904[5]
H.M.S. Duke of Wellington was a 131-gun ship of the line featuring a full rig and a modest steam plant repurposed from another vessel.

She resembled a fighting ship from 50 years earlier, but of larger proportion. In the Dreadnought Era, she served as a receiving ship at Portsmouth.

Duke of Wellington replaced H.M.S. Victory as flagship of the Port Admiral at Portsmouth from 1869 to 1891 and as flagship for Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth from 24 October, 1884 to 1886, though some Flag Captains to the C-in-C lived aboard into the 1890s, at least.

Service

She was re-commissioned at Portsmouth 1 January, 1878.[6]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Wikipedia.
  2. Wikipedia.
  3. Wikipedia.
  4. Wikipedia.
  5. Wikipedia.
  6. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 207.
  7. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 207.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1890). p. 212.
  9. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 216.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 219.
  11. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 245.
  12. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  13. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  14. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 249.
  15. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 248.

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