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Penelope, 1867
Type: Battleship, 3rd Class, Armoured ; late Central battery ironclad corvette ; Armament 11
Launched : 18 Jun 1868 ; Disposal date or year : 1912
BM: 3096 tons ; Displacement: 4394 tons
Propulsion: Double Screw Complement: 350
Machinery notes: 4703 hpi 600 hp ; Speed ; 12.7 knots ;
Notes:

1870 Coast Guard and Drill Ship of Naval Reserve, Harwich.

1 May 1878 Recommissioned at Chatham.

1879 Ship of First Reserve.

1879 Coast Guard and Drill Ship for Naval Reserve, Harwich.

1879 Temporarily employed with the Channel Squadron.

1879 Officer borne as Inspector of Lifesaving Apparatus.

1879 Tender: Cherub ; Cruizers: Adder, Beatrice, Flora, Hawk.

1882 Present at bombardment of Alexandria.

Apr 1886 Harwich.

19 Jun 1886 The Channel Squadron consisting of HM Ships Hercules, Northampton, Devastation, Penelope, Hotspur, Ajax, Shannon and Belleisle, from Portland to Bantry Bay passed the Lizard at 10 am today.

23 Oct 1888 Commissioned at Portsmouth.

1890 Receiving Ship at Simon's Bay, Cape of Good Hope. Tender to Flora.

1891 Guard ship.

1897 Prison hulk.

1900 Photographed off Simon's Town in the early part of the year.


Penelope, 1915
Type: Motor Launch, Motor Boat No. 201 ? ;
Notes:

5 Jul 1915 Smyrna patrol : the blockade of the Turkish coast from Cape Kaba to Latitude 38.30, some 200 miles, including Smyrna. The base for our ships was at Port Iero in the Island of Mytelene - see p. 145-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1924-1.pdf.


Penelope, 1921
Type: Particular Service Vessel ;
Notes:

NL Jan 1921 based at Southampton.