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Type: Broadside ironclad frigate or aka a Screw Battleship, 3rd Class, Armoured ; Armament 20
Laid down : Chatham 1 Aug 1861 ; Launched : 23 Dec 1863 ; Disposal date or year : 1925
BM: 6121 tons ; Displacement: 9694 tons
Propulsion: Screw Complement: 705
Machinery notes: 5722 hpi 1250 nhp ; Speed ; 14.3 knots ;
Some brief notes on the Achilles.
15 Sep 1864 Chatham. Commissioned for Particular or Irregular service prior to joining the Channel Squadron.
16 Sept to 31 Dec 1864 Irregular service. Medical report : brain disease, and VD onboard : number of Cases of Disease and Injury.
1865-68 Channel Squadron
1869-74 Coast Guard Service, Portland
23 Jan 1871 7 ship's stewards will appear at a Court Martial to be held on board the Duke of Wellington, at Portsmouth, tomorrow, which includes E.J. Knight of the Achilles.
1875-77 Guardship at Liverpool
17.5.1877 Commissioned Devonport - officers turned over from Resistance.
1880-85 Channel Fleet
1886 Harbour Service
1890 Devonport ; officers borne in Indus
11 Feb 1900 The old Achilles is to be stripped and dismantled. Her last service was in the recent Parliamentary return, wherein she helped to swell the lists of armoured cruisers.
1902 Base Ship Hibernia
1904 Renamed Egmont.
1918 Renamed Egremont.
1919 Renamed Pembroke.