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Orion, 1854
Type: 2nd rate ; Armament 91
Launched : 6 Nov 1854 ; Disposal date or year : 1867
BM: 3281 tons ; Propulsion: Screw Complement: 850
Machinery notes: 600 h.p.
Speed ; 12.5 knots ;
Notes:

Laid down as a sailing ship. Converted for screw on stocks

20 Dec 1848 Chatham building.

3 Jan 1856 Taken into dock at Keyham on Monday last.

4 Feb 1856 Devonport. In Keyham Basin.

9 Feb 1856 Surgn E Newman apptd ; at Devonport.

24 Feb 1856 Devonport. Out for a trial on Thursday.

23 Apr 1856, Present at Fleet Review, Spithead ; Captain JE Erskine.

14 Jul 1857 arrived Havana from Port Royal.

16 Jul 1857 departed Havana for Halifax.

1860 Mediterranean.