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Type: 2nd rate ; Armament 80
Launched : 22 May 1852 ; Disposal date or year : 1870
BM: 3102 tons ; Displacement: 5080 tons
Propulsion: Screw Complement: 820
Machinery notes: 600 hp ; Speed ; 11.0 knots ;
Jan, 1846, Agamemnon, 80, by Admiral Hayes, timbers preparing, at Woolwich.
James Watt (1853), Victor Emanuel (1855) and Edgar (1858) were on similar lines.
Agamemnon was the first warship built with screw propulsion.
Designed by Mr. J. Edye for the screw.
20 Dec 1848 Woolwich building
Early days of May 1854 the Agamemnon, Samson, and Highflyer were detached to the eastern shores of the Black Sea - see p. 401-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
28 Jul 1854 returned to Varna - see p. 408-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
7 Sep 1854 departed Baltchick Bay - see p. 410-411 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
Sep 1854 proceeded to Balaklava.
17 Oct 1854 1st Bombardment of Sebastopol - see p. 437 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow - see also requested the assistance of the Rodney.
25 May 1855, Kertch and Yenikale were captured, along with thousands of tons and coal and provisions, along with factories etc., by some 60 French and British vessels, and allied troops, for which no prize money appeared to be payable, contrary to the Queen's instructions. See Hansard for more details, and approval for a Parliamentary Grant in lieu.