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Black Eagle, 1842
Type: Admiralty Steam Yacht ;
Launched at Merchant's Yard : 11 Jul 1831 ; Disposal date or year : 1876
BM: 495 tons
Machinery notes: Initially 120 h.p., but increased later to 260 h.p. ?
12 Feb 1842 Firebrand (1831) renamed Black Eagle, in honour of the King of Prussia.
5 Mar 1842 took the Queen and her entourage out to HMS Queen at Spithead and back to Portsmouth sometime later.
26 Mar 1842 ready for sea at Woolwich.
25 Apr 1842 departed Woolwich for the North Sea a with the Admiralty Board on board to observe a trial her armament of 115 cwt. guns.
19 May 1842 departed Woolwich for Ostend.
23 May 1842 arrived Greenwich with Count Mensdorf and sons.
3 Jun 1842 departed for Ostend to bring the King and Queen of the Belgiums over for their annual visit to see the Queen.
23 Jun 1842 departed Woolwich with Count Mensdorf and family for Ostend.
11 Aug 1842 arrived Woolwich from Ostend with the Duke of Saxe Coburg Gotha, visiting the Queen and consort.
24 Sep 1842 it has been reported that when towing the royal yacht to Scotland off Caker Island, which I suspect should read Coquet Island, off the Northumberland coast, eased her engines in order to lubricate them, and when setting them in motion again broke the tow rope, which wrapped itself around the legs of the Pilot, Mr. John Allen, causing serious injuries, both legs being broken, and requiring his admission to the Infirmary at Edinburgh.
20 Dec 1848 Steam yacht, Woolwich
2 Mar 1851 Sunday last arrived, with the Lightning, at Sheerness from Woolwich and took onboard Marines from Chatham and left for Yarmouth, where they arrived Monday morning ; to remain to aid civil power in keeping order amongst the seamen at Yarmouth
DNS 26 Mar 1856, Portsmouth, returned from Portland Roads with the First Lord of the Admiralty and the Senior Sea Lord.
27 April 1856, Fleet Review At Spithead.
2 Feb 1871 arrived at Devonport with Mr Childers, but found to be unfit to proceed further and is to be replaced by the Enchantress which is on her way from Portsmouth.
7 Feb 1871 due to sail for Portsmouth.