HMS Lion

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Lion, 1847
Type: 2nd rate ; Armament 80
Launched as a sailing ship: 29 Jul 1847 ; Disposal date or year : 1905
BM: 2611 tons ; Displacement: 3842 tons
Propulsion: Sail and later screw
Machinery notes: 400 h.p.
Notes:

29 May 1840 is ordered to he laid down in HM dockyard Pembroke

25 Jul 1840 Pembroke Dock, preparations are being made for laying down the Lyon 80-gun ship

Jan, 1846, Lion, 80, by Sir W. Symonds, three-eighths built, at Pembroke.

Jan 1848 Devonport, in Ordinary (reserve)

20 Dec 1848 Devonport

1 Feb 1858 Devonport, commenced conversion to screw steamship.

17 May 1859 undocked.

1 July 1864 Commissioned at Devonport.

1 July to 31 Dec 1864 Relieved the Hogue on Coast Guard Service, Home Station, at Clyde District, Greenock. Report of Small Pox onboard. Number of Cases of Disease and Injury.

1 Jul 1864 ADM 175 28 details Lion for period until 8 Sep 1868 in Coast Guard Service for Clyde District, when relieved by the Black Prince.

1870 Devonport, ship's co. borne in Indus

1871 converted for use as a tender to Implacable as Boys Training Ship at Devonport.

1879 Machinery noted as having been removed

1879 tender to Implacable for service as a Boys Training Ship at Devonport.

1 Jan 1885 New books opened.

Apr 1886 Devonport

1890 Devonport, training Ship for Boys. Establishment includes late "Implacable." Tenders: "Liberty" and "Sealark."

1892 Training Ship for Boys at Devonport, with the Impregnable.

Nov 1892 rumours of over-crowded conditions onboard the Devonport training-ships persist ; 1,400 boys are now on the books, in addition to the ship's company of 202, the establishment has been in quarantine for several weeks due to an epidemic of mumps, which it has been found difficult to stamp out.

2 Nov 1892 100 boys will be sent away on leave to-morrow instead of at Christmas to help alleviate the problem of overcrowding.


Lion, 1912
Type: Battle Cruiser ; Armament 8 x 135 " ; 16 x 4 " ; TT
Launched : 4 Jun 1912 ; Disposal date or year : 1924
Displacement: 24835 tons
Notes:

28 Aug 1914 in action off Heligoland - disabled - see p. 145 www.naval-review.org/issues/1917.pdf.

24 Jan 1915 in action off Dogger Bank - see p. 151 www.naval-review.org/issues/1917.pdf.

18 Aug 1916 departed from Rosyth (?) with the Fleet on a short cruise - see p. 74 www.naval-review.org/issues/1920-1.pdf.

20 Aug 1916 returned to Rosyth (?).