H.M.S. Achilles (1863)

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H.M.S. Achilles (1863)
Builder: Chatham Royal Dockyard
Laid down: 1 Aug, 1861
Launched: 23 Dec, 1863
Completed: 26 Nov, 1864
Sold: 26 Jan, 1923

H.M.S. Achilles was an armour-plated steam frigate launched in 1863.

Service

Achilles served served in the Channel Fleet until 1868.

She commissioned at Devonport on 17 May 1877 for service in the Mediterranean.[1]

She re-commissioned at Devonport on 1 September, 1880 for service in the Channel Squadron.[2]

Sent to Malta as a depot ship in 1901, she was renamed H.M.S. Hibernia in 1902 and then H.M.S. Egmont in March 1904. She remained in Malta until 1914.

Sent back to Chatham.

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1878). p. 191.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1884). p. 191.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1878). p. 191.
  4. The Navy List. (October, 1881). p. 191.
  5. The Navy List. (March, 1883). p. 191.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1884). p. 191.