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Type: 1st rate ; Armament 110
Launched : 15 May 1839 ; Disposal date or year : 1871
BM: 3249 tons
Propulsion: Sail - screw
Machinery notes: 500 hp
Designed by Sir W. Symonds.
Laid down as Royal Frederick.
1830 Portsmouth, building, rated as 120 (still R Frederick)
12 Apr 1839 Renamed Queen
15 May 1839 Portsmouth The Launch Of Her Majesty's Ship Queen, 110 Guns: The launch of this stupendous and magnificent man-of-war, having for some time past been looked forward to with more than ordinary interest, at an early hour this morning carriages out of number, filled with fashionables from all parts of this and the adjoining counties, rolled into the dockyard, where a multitude of persons of all classes was congregated, the harbour being studded with steam-vessels from Brighton Southampton, &c., and vessels of every description, crowded with the gayest company. So immense was the concourse assembled, it is impossible to speculate on their number, but it certainly exceeded by far any assemblage before attracted here to witness a similar scene. At ten minutes before 12 o'clock, after being christened by Miss Whitby, the "Queen," in most majestic style, glided into the element destined for her, amidst loud cheers, and waving of handkerchiefs, the bands of the Royal Marines and the 84th Regiment performing the national air, and other favourite pieces. With the exception of the ship carrying away the bowsprit; figure head, and cutwater of the Transit steamer from Southampton no accident of any kind occurred; and this was entirely owing to the obstinacy with which this vessel persisted in anchoring too near the course the launch took, in defiance of the caution given to her. Great consternation was excited in those on board the steamer, which was filled with ladies, but happily none were injured; had the ship however, taken her amidships it is very probable she would have gone down. The Queen was immediately taken into the basin preparatory to her being coppered, for which purpose she will go into dock the moment the Britannia is taken out....... The following are the dimensions of the Queen :-
|Lengthen the gun-dock||204||0|
|Lengthen of keel for tonnage||166||5¼|
|Breadth for tonnage||59||2|
|Depth in hold||23||8|
|Burden its tons (No. 3,099)|
|Extreme length aloft||247||6|
|Extreme length Forward||56||4|
|Extreme height Midships||50||8|
|Extreme height Abaft||62||6|
|Launching draught of water, forward||14||1|
|Launching draught of water, abaft||19||0|
|Height from deck to deck, gundeck||7||3|
|Height from deck to deck, middle||7||0|
|Height from deck to deck, maindeck||7||0|
This, except on the main deck, gives less than six feet under the beams. We have not heard what quantity of water and provisions she can carry for a full complement of men.
28 Dec 1839 Portsmouth In Dock.
13 Jun 1840 Portsmouth The Queen. 110, is rapidly approaching completion ; her grand magazine is now fitting amidships, and occupies a space which 160 tons of water could be stowed. Her fore cockpit is extraordinarily capacious, and the warrant officers' store rooms are placed a deck lower than is usual in three deckers.
25 Jul 1840 Portsmouth, is to be commissioned shortly.
15 Aug 1840 Portsmouth is to be commissioned by Captain Lord Edward Russell, for the flag of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Adam, K.C.B, as Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean station.
29 Aug 1840 Portsmouth, is ordered to be masted and rigged, and fitted for commission forthwith.
5 Sep 1840 Portsmouth was masted on Monday by the ship's company of the Victory.
19 Sep 1840 Portsmouth is fitting fast; she has received all her tanks. and her topmasts are pointed, and have the cross-trees on.
19 Sep 1840 From the Britannia to the Queen.- Captain J. W. Montagu ; Lieutenants C. H. Binstead, J. Tringham, N. F. Edwards ; Master, Robert Vale ; Surgeon Thomas Miller ; Assistant-Surgeon, W. F. Carter ; Chaplain, Rev. John Falls ; Second Master Henry Jackson ; Gunner James Monk ; Boatswain Joseph Flynn ; Carpenter, John Gillman ; Clerk E. D. Atkin ; Additional Clerk, J. M. Hobbs ; Schoolmaster John Mallard ; Clerk's-Assistant, John B. Burlace ; Additional Clerk, R. A. Clarke.
3 Oct 1840, Purser James Nicholls, Esq. (1800) ; Midshipman W. Lapidge ; Mates C. Knott, N. Vansittart, J. Palmer, Mc. Leod B. Cockraft and W. F. Robinson appointed to the Queen ; Royal Marines - Captain James Fynmore, and First Lieutenants Robert Wright (1), Trant Payne, and Crispin, to the Queen."
3 Oct 1840 Portsmouth, The Queen, 110, was commissioned on Thursday by Captain Montagu for the flag of Admiral Sir E. Codrington, and 130 marines, under the command of Captain Fynmore, embarked on board of her. The Donegal is at present used as a hulk to the Queen.
13 Oct 1840 Mate M'Leod Baynes Cockraft, Queen ; qualified for Lieutenant at the Royal Naval College.
17 Oct 1840 Portsmouth, was removed to her moorings on Tuesday. Is being fitted with lightning conductors. The ship's company of the Sparrowhawk have volunteered for the Queen.
31 Oct 1840, Portsmouth, The crew of the Queen moved onboard from the Donegal on Thursday last.
31 Oct 1840, Mates E. R. J. Balfour and John Hancock ; Volunteer 1st Class Thomas M'Donald appointed to Queen.
21 Nov 1840 Mate W. D. Carroll (from Salamander) and Mate J. M. Boyd, appointed to the Queen.
27 Nov 1840 Mate J. M. Boyd, appointed to the Queen;
27 Nov 1840 Carpenter William Kingdom, carpenter's mate of the Queen has been promoted to acting carpenter, and appointed to be borne in the Victory.
12 Dec 1840 Assistant-Surgeon J. K. Beatty, appointed to the Queen ;
24 Dec 1840 Portsmouth, newly raised men from Liverpool arrived on board.
2 Jan 1841 Assistant Surgeon T. K. Beatty, appointed to the Queen ;
16 Jan 1841, Assistant Surgeon Dr. W. Scott (acting), appointed to the Queen.
30 Jan 1841, Assistant Surgeon B. L. Elmslie, appointed to the Queen ;
30 Jan 1841, Volunteer, 1st Class George Stratton, from the Queen appointed to the Indus.
13 Feb 1841 Acting Assistant-Surgeon Mr. P. Porter ; Mate, Mr. F. D. Rich, appointed to the Queen.
6 Mar 1841, Second Master W. H. BelIiston, from the Queen, appointed to the San Josef.
6 Mar 1841, Midshipman W. L Douglas, appointed to the Queen.
20 Mar 1841, Captain Henry J. Codrington ; Assistant Surgeon Dr. A. Elliott, appointed to the Queen.
20 Mar 1841, Mate Nicholas Vansittart, from the Queen appointed to the Tweed;
3 Apr 1841, Acting Assistant-Surgeon Dr. A. Sibbald, of the Queen, appointed to Plymouth Hospital.
10 Apr 1841, Assistant-surgeon D J. Simpson ; Assistant-surgeon D. J. S. Burn (acting), appointed to the Queen.
10 Apr 1841, Mate N. VansittarL, (from the Queen) appointed to the Cornwallis.
17 Apr 1841, Lieutenant Cheesman H. Binstead (1st of the Queen) appointed to command the Spitfire steam-packet.
17 Apr 1841, Mate C. K. Jackson appointed to the Queen.
24 Apr 1841, Lieutenant William Tringham, from the Queen, appointed to command the Spitfire steam-packet, vice Cheesman H. Binstead, whose appointment is cancelled, and who remains first of the Queen.
21 Apr 1841, Mate Charles K. Jackson, of the Queen passed for lieutenant.
29 Apr 1841, Mate R. L. Curtis, appointed to the Queen.
8 May 1841, Lieutenant George Wodehouse, appointed to the Queen, vice Tringham ;
11 May 1841, Acting Assistant-Surgeon N. Littlejohn, appointed to the Queen.
11 May 1841, Assistant-Surgeon N. Lyttleton, from the Queen, appointed to the Southampton.
22 May 1841, Assistant-surgeons. Dr. H. Richardson and Mr. James Rae ; Midshipmen W. F. Lapidge, Thomas D. Sulivan, B. S. Pickard, and Blackett, appointed to the Queen.
17 May 1841, Portsmouth, Captain Codrington took command.
29 May 1841, Mate C. Snell, appointed to the Queen.
5 Jun 1841, Assistant Surgeon W.J. Gruggen ; Clerk H. C. Pool, appointed to the Queen.
12 Jun 1841, Assistant-surgeon F. M. Rayner ; Midshipman E. H. H. D'Aeth, appointed to the Queen.
19 Jun 1841, Assistant-Surgeon G. D. Macdonald, appointed to the Queen ;
26 Jun 1841, Acting-Assistant Surgeons J. Simpson and Dr. H. Richardson, from the Queen appointed to the Cornwallis.
3 Jul 1841, Volunteer of First Class W. J. B. Elphinstone, appointed to Queen.
10 Jul 1841, Assistant-Surgeons J. W. Graham, A. W. Babington, and James Rae ; Clerk J. M. Jefferson, appointed to the Queen.
24 Jul 1841, Masters' Assistant A. J. Barnard, appointed to the Queen ;
Queen 26 Jul 1841 Volunteer of the First Class Mr. W. Elphinstone, appointed to the Queen ; late of Dr. Burney's establishment at Gosport.
31 Jul 1841, Assistant Surgeon R. Bothwick ; Volunteer 1st Class R. L. King, appointed to the Queen.
4 Aug 1841, Mr. Charles Bromley (late Princess Charlotte), passed for Lieutenant, on board the Queen. Mr. N. Sharp (late Wolverine), passed for Lieutenant, on board the Queen. Mr. J. Hayward, passed for Purser, on board the Queen."
14 Aug 1841, Assistant-Surgeon J. W. Fletcher (additional), appointed to the Queen.
10 Aug 1841, William Horton, Queen, passed for Lieutenant at the Naval College.
21 Aug 1841, Purser Hobbs (additional Clerk of the Queen), appointed to be Purser of the Harlequin.
21 Aug 1841, Assistant Surgeon Dr. M. Burton, appointed to the Queen.
28 Aug 1841, Lieutenant C. C. Grey, Flag Lieutenant, appointed to the Queen.
28 Aug 1841, Surgeon Mr. Thomas Miller (from the Queen), appointed to the surgeoncy of the Plymouth division of Royal Marines, vice Mr. Ryan, who retires with the rank of Deputy Inspector.
28 Aug 1841, Clerk W. H. De Carteret, appointed to the Queen.
26 Aug 1841, Portsmouth, the Turkish Ambassador visited.
4 Sep 1841, Lieutenant J. Thurburn ; Surgeon J. Drummond ; Midshipman R. Beale ; Clerk J. M. Hobbs, appointed to the Queen.
4 Sep 1841, Assistant Surgeon Dr. W. Dickson (acting), appointed to the Queen, for Haslar Hospital.
2 Oct 1841, Lieutenant A. Boyle, from the North Star appointed to be First Lieutenant of the Queen.
2 Oct 1841, Portsmouth, is preparing for service as flag ship in the Mediterranean.
2 Oct 1841, Captain G. F. Rich, appointed to the Queen (for the flag of Vice-Admiral Sir E. Owen), vice E. Codrington, appointed to the St Vincent.
2 Oct 1841, Commander James B. Hay, appointed to the Queen.
5 Oct 1841, Portsmouth, Captain Rich superceded Captain Codrington.
9 Oct 1841, Lieutenants Alfred Boyle, James Cannon, F. Johnson, ----- Hamilton, Thomas Fisher, J. C. Caffin, and J. Robinson (Flag), appointed to the Queen ; Master J. C. Giles, appointed to the Queen.
9 Oct 1841, Surgeon Dr. W. C. Watt, appointed to the Queen, and to be Deputy Inspector of Hospitals.
9 Oct 1841, Purser G. V. Oughton (from the Hastings), appointed to the Queen, vice Purser James Nicholls, appointed to the St. Vincent.
9 Oct 1841, Commander James B. Hay, appointed to the Queen.
16 Oct 1841, Assistant-Surgeons A. G. Tucker and J. Campbell ; Mates R. L. Curtis, P. W. Coventry, W. Mould, G. Cleveland, J. Wyburn, H. Temple, E. Lloyd, L. De Provost ; Midshipmen H. Molyneux, A. Percy, J.C. Byng ; Volunteer 1st Class P. B. Payne, appointed to the Queen.
23 Oct 1841, Lieutenant H. J. Wellington (flag) ; Mates Montagu, I. Molesworth, C. B. Strong ; Second Master J. Mathews ; Clerk Mr. E. A. Smith, from the Rapid, appointed to the Queen.
23 Oct 1841, Portsmouth, The St Vincent is hauled from the dockyard, and has taken up the moorings of the Queen.
25 Oct 1841, Portsmouth, her moorings were damaged in a gust of wind : she was brought alongside the dockyard and on Thursday was taken into the basin, and into dock an Friday.
30 Oct 1841, Mate E. J. Clerk appointed to the Queen.
6 Nov 1841, Lieutenants J. Moors, R. A Oliver, and G. G. Wellesley, appointed to the Queen.
2 Nov 1841, Portsmouth, taken out of the basin.
13 Nov 1841, Lieutenants F. Cannon and T, C. Woodman ; Chaplain Rev, G. Austen ; Mates W. G. Herbert. J. Pritchard, L. Place, and G. Williams ; Volunteers First Class Hon. W. Lysaght and E, Catley, G. Addison, Edward Couch, and H. Glover ; Clerk G. Elkins, appointed to the Queen.
20 Nov 1841, Mates C. Eward and Mr. M'Leod ; Midshipman G. Hoare ; Naval Instructor Mr. Halsted, appointed to the Queen.
27 Nov 1841, Commander John B. P. Hay ; Mates R. H. Dalton and T. C. Bruce ; Midshipman E. A. Porcher, appointed to the Queen.
4 Dec 1841, Assistant Surgeon A. J. Little, appointed to the Queen.
11 Dec 1841, Mate F. C. Bruce ; Midshipman E. A. Porcher appointed to the Queen.
11 Dec 1841, Volunteer 1st Class ----- Armstrong appointed to the Queen for passage to Cyclops.
18 Dec 1841, Mates J. Franklin, E. Chetham, D. D. W. P. W'Leod, and A. C. Gordon, appointed to the Queen.
25 Dec 1841, Mate W. Grieeson, appointed to the Queen.
28 Dec 1841, Portsmouth, is expected to go out to Spithead later this week.
27 Dec 1841, Portsmouth, has bent her sails.
1846 Experimental Squadron Portsmouth, Thursday. April 23 The Queen, 110. Captain Sir Henry Leeke, arrived last night from Devonport, to join the squadron
July 1846 The Squadron of Evolution at Cove. Summer Cruise. With respect to the movements of the squadron we are informed, that they are under orders to proceed again to sea after a delay of three days to water - that they will cruise towards Bantry, and anchor for some time in that splendid bay, where, as we are informed, it is intended that the crews and marines shall be landed and exercised in warlike tactics, landing at night, and such like evolutions, the object of the present trials being to exercise the crews and manoeuvre them in naval operations. See St. Vincent for the full extract from the Cork Southern Reporter
14 Jul 1846 Evolutions for the Squadron of Evolutions.
14 Sep 1847 Excercises with Sir Charles Napier's Squadron.
Summer 1848 Malta Harbour
20 Dec 1848 Mediterranean.
Summer 1849 Reported to be refitting at Plymouth
Jan 1850 at Salamis Bay.
30 Aug 1851 Mediterranean
17 Oct 1854 1st Bombardment of Sebastopol - see p. 437 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
1870 Portsmouth. 74 guns.