HMS Royal Sovereign

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Royal Sovereign, 1857
Type: 1st rate. Turret Ship ; Armament 5 x 9 ". 12-ton ML
Launched : 25 Apr 1857 ; Disposal date or year : 1885
BM: 3765 tons ; Displacement: 5080 tons
Propulsion: Screw
Machinery notes: 2463 hpi 800 hp ; Speed ; 11 knots ;
Notes:

Jan, 1846, Royal Sovereign, 110, Sir W. Symonds, timbers preparing, at Portsmouth

Jan 1848 Portsmouth, Ordered to be Built

Launched as a wooden line-of-battle ship of 131 guns, 3765 tons (old measurement), and 800 H.P. nom., converted, in accordance with an Admiralty Order of April 3rd, 1862, to an armoured turret-ship of 4965 tons' displacement, and 800 H.P. nom. As adapted, she had iron armour of a maximum thickness of 5 inches and 5 turet guns as described.

20 Dec 1848 Portsmouth, building

1860 Portsmouth, building

1864 ? Commissioned at Portsmouth.

9 July to 31 Dec 1864 Home Station. Number of Cases of Disease and Injury.

1864 Ironclad turret ship, 5 guns

1870 Portsmouth

1879 Unappropriated. Portsmouth. Officer borne in Asia