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Type: 2nd rate ; Armament 91
Launched : 16 Apr 1859 ; Disposal date or year : 1923
BM: 3322 tons ; Displacement: 5260 tons
Machinery notes: 2896 hpi 800 hp
During the period 1859 - 1865 spent some time in the Mediterranean
11 Jul 1862 Portsmouth. Commissioned for Service in the Mediterranean.
1864 Mediterranean Station. Reports of Fevers and Scarlatina onboard. Number of Cases of Disease and Injury.
1865 - 1869 Coast Guard Service and Guardship at Pembroke.
1870 Devonport for refit.
12 Jan 1871 having completed her refit at Keyham departed for the Eddystone and back for trials of her machinery.
1872-1890 Guardship at Queenstown
1 Jul 1876 Recommissioned Queenstown
1879 Flag Ship, Queenstown.
1879 Officers borne additional for Haulbowline Yard.
1879 Tenders: Gipsy (Harbour Service) ; Goshawk ; Shamrock (tug)
Apr 1886 Queenstown
1890 Renamed Empress, Training Ship