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Royal Oak, 1862
Type: Broadside ironclad frigate ; Armament 91
Launched : 10 Sep 1862 ; Disposal date or year : 1885
BM: 4056 tons ; Displacement: 6366 tons
Machinery notes: 3704 hpi ; Speed ; 13.5 knots ;
Some brief notes on the Royal Oak.
1860 Chatham, building. Originally designed and begun as wooden line-of-battleships of 91 guns, 3716 tons (OM), and 800 H.P. nom., but converted, in accordance with an Admiralty Order of May 14, 1861, to armour-plated ships of about 6400 tons displacement, and from 3700 to 4240 H.P.I. As adapted, they were full-rigged broadside ships, with iron armour of a maximum thickness of 4.1 inches, carrying 24 61-ton 7-in. muzzle-loaders. They had single screws, and an extreme speed of from 12 to 13 knots. Building on this vessel as a wooden ship commenced 1 May 1860 and conversion into an iron cased vessel on 3 Jun 1861. Has also been fitted with the engines made for the Bulwark.
27 Apr 1863 Chatham. Commissioned for Service in the Mediterranean.
1864 Mediterranean Station. Medical overview. Reports of Fevers, VD etc., Brain disease, Heart disease, Measles, Respiratory disease, Scarlatina, and Small pox onboard. Number of Cases of Disease and Injury.
1867-9 Channel Squadron
1869 Present at the opening of the Suez Canal
28 Dec 1870 arrived Malta, from Sicily.
10 Feb 1871 departed Malta for Naples, via Catania.
16 Feb 1871 relieved the Defence at Naples.
2 Apr 1871, for census, off Naples.
18 Apr 1871 departed Naples for gunnery practice off Capri and then returned.
1879 Unappropriated. Portsmouth. Officer borne in Asia.